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Fort Hays State University
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Phone: 785-628-4211
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Communication Systems

This specialization combines coursework in communication technology and education, and it requires a semester of student teaching. You’ll learn time-tested procedures as well as cutting-edge computer and software applications. You’ll be well prepared to excel as a middle or high school technology teacher.

See our University Catalog for more information about these courses.Communication Systems curriculum requirements (PDF). Learn about the benefits of a degree in Applied Technology.

Program Summary
University Degree Requirements: 55 Credit Hours
Departmental Core Requirements: 35 Credit Hours
Concentration in Communication Systems: 24 Credit Hours
Education Courses: 19 Credit Hours
TOTAL: 133 Credit Hours

Departmental Core Curriculum

  • TECS 110 Communication Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 120 Power, Energy, and Transportation (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 130 Production System (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 200 Engineering Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 318 Introduction to CAD (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 460 Teaching Technology Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 490 Occupational Safety, Health, & Liability (2 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 463 Technology Systems (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 277 Early Field Experience (1 Credit Hour)
  • TECS 496 Directed Teaching (12 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 35 Credit Hours

Communication Systems

  • TECS 180 Materials & Processes (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 212 Graphic Communication (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 310 Manufacturing Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 355 Computer Aided Drafting (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 415 Construction Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 406 Problems in Technology (6 Credit Hours) (Electives)
  • TECS 445 Civil Drafting (3 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 24 Credit Hours

Education Courses

  • TEEL 202 Foundations of Education (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 231 Human Growth and Development (3 Credit Hours)
  • TECS 290 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESP 302 Educating Exceptional Students (3 Credit Hours)
  • TEEL 431 Educational Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
  • TESS 494 The Secondary School Experience (4 Credit Hours)

Total Hours: 19 Credit Hours

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