Basic Telecommunications Fundamentals, Career Certificates The Telecommunications Systems Technology certificates are designed for present or future professionals who seek to improve their technical knowledge and skills in certain areas. Each certificate is balanced with theory and hands-on experience. The certificates are designed primarily for students who are presently working or plan to work in one of the areas. It is possible to complete any certificate within one semester. The certificates also serve as an introduction to the field and can transfer completely to one or both of the Telecommunications Systems Technology degree programs. Some courses in the various certificates also prepare students to take outside certification examinations such as CCNA, Microsoft, CompTIA’s Net+ and CompTIA’s A+.