FA24 TELECOM SYSTEMS ENGINEER
University of Maryland University College (UMUC):
UMUC Military Website
Telecommunications Systems Engineer Course (TSEC): 4C-24A
Master of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Telecommunications Management (ITECTLM-MS) 36 credits
MS IT Program Information Website
Students who have completed the Telecommunications Systems Engineer Course (TSEC): 4C-24A are eligible. In order for a TSEC student to be granted transfer credits, the student must meet UMUC's criteria for transfer as set forth in the applicable catalog at the time the student requests acceptance of the transferred credits.
Syracuse Veterans Website
The School of Information Studies at Syracuse University (iSchool) and the United States Army Signal Center School of Information Technology (SIGCEN) at Fort Gordon formally established an agreement to enable qualified United States Army Signal Center students and graduates to complete master’s degrees at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University.
The program provides an opportunity for officers who have completed courses at SIGCEN in information systems managers or telecommunication engineers to transfer credits that will go toward their M.S. in Information Management or M.S. in Telecommunications and Network Management at the iSchool. Qualified soldiers will be able to transfer 9 to 15 credits from SIGCEN to the iSchool and will be able to complete the remaining master's degree requirements online.
Telecommunications and Network Management at the iSchool Website
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University of Colorado at Boulder:
Telecom Program Website
The U.S. Army Signal Center's FA-24 Telecommunications Systems Engineer Course (FA-24) is based on the ITP curriculum and we have developed a cooperative agreement that recognizes and strengthens these ties and provides significant benefits to FA-24 graduates. In addition, ITP has reserved fellowships to help provide financial support to current and former military personnel.
The Cooperative Education Program is available to both current and past FA-24 graduates, who may enroll in the CU-Boulder degree program through either on-campus or distance-learning options. The distance-learning option allows officers to complete their degree while remaining on active duty.
FA-24 graduates may transfer up to 12 credit hours of their Army coursework toward the Master of Science degree. Thereafter, students will enroll 21 additional credits, comprising eight courses, to complete the degree. An on-campus student can potentially complete the credits within two semesters. Officers without military sponsorship are eligible for an ITP Military Fellowship to help support their studies. More telecommunications program information is at these links.
Telecom Program for Military Students Website
Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program Brochure Online
Telecom Program Detail Website
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Advanced Civil Schooling (ACS):
Advanced Civil Schooling facilitates the professional development of Regular Army Officers by providing them the opportunity to participate in a fully funded graduate degree program. The Advanced Civil Schooling fully funded graduate program provides Army officers the best academic education in the timeliest and most cost effective manner so that they may advance their careers into positions that require graduate degrees and better meet the needs of the Army.
Go to the following links for more information (these pages will direct you to enter an AKO login and password):
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The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning. The courses must be offered by schools that are registered in GoArmyEd and are accredited by accrediting agencies that are recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A list of approved accrediting agencies may be found at:
Approved Accrediting Agencies Website
All TA for Active Duty and Reserve Soldiers must be requested through GoArmyEd. Click here to start.
Tuition Assistance Procedures:
- Soldiers must request TA through GoArmyEd prior to the course start date or before the school's late registration period.
- TA is requested on a course-by-course basis.
- GoArmyEd will notify the Soldier whether the TA is approved or not. If the TA request is not approved, GoArmyEd will advise the Soldier of the reason and next steps.
- All drops/withdrawals must take place through GoArmyEd. Soldiers who do not successfully complete a class will be required to repay the TA. Soldiers who are unable to successfully complete a class due to military reasons must request a Withdrawal for Military Reasons through GoArmyEd and complete all required steps to ensure that they will not be charged.
- If the Soldier wishes to take a class with a school that does not participate in the electronic GoArmyEd course schedule, a TA Request form must be completed in GoArmyEd. The TA request will be routed to an Army Education Counselor/Reserve ESS to be reviewed and approved. Soldiers should allow extra time for this.
NOTE: If TA is approved, the Soldier will be notified by email. Soldiers must print the approved TA Request Form from GoArmyEd, provide the form to the school and enroll directly with the school.
- Soldiers must submit a new, signed TA SOU each year (SFC and above may sign for themselves and the commander). No further TA will be authorized until the TA SOU is approved. GoArmyEd will send a notice to students 90 days before the due date.
- Further details regarding TA procedures are outlined in GoArmyEd Training.
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