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Telco Executive Certificate (TEC)


TEC logoThe TEC certificate program recognizes general managers who have completed 20 credits within the required course list below. These credits are earned by selecting specific courses within the four areas of study which include policy, technology, business, and governance. The course credits are equally divided between each area of study for the TEC certificate. These areas of study are comprised of core and elective courses. Only courses offered by NTCA and approved statewide associations can be applied towards the completion of this certificate. Eligible courses are offered in rotation at NTCA meetings, conferences, online, and at stand-alone seminars. Upon entering the program, there is no time restriction as to when the credits must be completed. When all 20 credits have been met, you will receive a copy of your certificate in the mail. Please pay close attention to the guidelines below that outline how many credits within each area of study must be obtained for certificate completion.

Policy - Total of five credits required for certificate with at least one core New Course Code
Regulatory (Core)
Advocacy (Elective)
Legal (Elective)
Grassroots (Elective)
Outreach (Elective)
P101
P102
P103
P104
P105
Technology - Total of five credits required for certificate with at least two core credits  
Network (Core)
Telecom 101 (Core)
Wireline (Elective)
Wireless (Elective)
Devices (Elective)
Trends (Elective)
Data (Elective)
Apps (Elective)
Telecom Industry (Elective)
T101
T102
T103
T104
T105
T106
T107
T108
T109
Business - Total of five credits required for certificate with at least two core credits  
Telco Revenues (Core)
Finance for Telecommunications (Core)
Business Combinations & Partnering (Core)
Capital Credits (Core - Cooperatives)
Human Resources (Elective)
Strategic Planning (Elective)
Economic Development (Elective)
Marketing (Elective)
Management (Elective)
Business Skills (Elective)
Compensation Issues (Elective)
Community Development (Elective)
B101
B102
B103
B104
B105
B106
B107
B108
B109
B110
B111
B112
Governance - Total of five credits required for certificate with at least four core credits  
Reading Financial Documents (Core)
Legal Liabilities (Core)
Bylaws (Core)
Policy (Core)
Board/Manager Relations (Core)
Director Responsibilities (Elective)
Succession Planning (Elective)
Board Planning (Elective)
G101
G102
G103
G104
G105
G106
G107
G108

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