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Key Employee Certificate (KEC) Program


Key Employee Certificat
e
NTCA offers a curriculum designed specifically for key employees called the Key Employee Curriculum program (KEC) that provides exceptional programming, education and training they need to increase their expertise and contribute to their telco's success. Participants in the program must complete each of the 11 required courses and another nine elective courses for a total of 20 credits to earn a certificate. The program focuses on industry, management, leadership skills and professional development principles.

KEC Courses
Eligible courses are offered in rotation at NTCA meetings and conferences, online through the NTCA Live Learning Center, and at stand-alone seminars. Participation in live courses is tracked automatically. There is no time restriction as to when the certificate must be completed. When all requirements have been completed the certificate will be mailed.

Key Employees will benefit from:

  • Finance & Accounting Conference*
  • IP Vision Conference & Expo
  • HR Conference*
  • Legal Seminar
  • PR & Marketing Conference* 
  • Legislative & Policy Conference     

*These conferences qualify for the Key Employee Certificate.

Qualifications
To qualify for the KEC program, employees must be enrolled by their general manager. The KEC program recognizes key employees of NTCA member telcos who have completed the course requirements below. Courses are divided among three areas of study (policy, technology, and business) and each area contains both core and elective courses. Only courses offered by NTCA and approved statewide associations can be applied toward completion of this certificate.

The KEC program recognizes enrolled key employees of NTCA member telcos and associate members who have attended the required and elective courses since 2000. It does not indicate mastery of the educational content. Only courses offered by NTCA may be used to earn the certificate.

For assistance with transcript contents, NTCA's certificate programs, or general transcript questions contact membership@ntca.org, 703-351-2118.

 

CORE
ELECTIVE TOTAL
Policy Technology Business

Policy Technology Business  
1
credit
2
credits
2
credits
3
credits
6
credits
2
credits
16
credits


Course titles below indicate topic categories. Specific course content will be described in meeting programs. Because course content changes for each meeting, courses may be repeated for credit. Each course is equivalent to 1 credit.

 

CORE COURSES Course Code

Policy
Regulatory


P101

Technology (select any two)
Network
Telecom Fundamentals


T101
T102

Business (select any two*)
Telco Revenues
Finance for Telecommunications
Business Combinations & Partnering
Capital Credits*
*Cooperatives must take a
Capital Credits course


B101
B102
B103
B104
ELECTIVE COURSES Course Code

Policy (select any three)
[Pre-Approved Non-NTCA Session]
Advocacy
Legal
Grassroots
Outreach


P100
P102
P103
P104
P105

Technology (select any six)
[Pre-Approved Non-NTCA Session]
Wireline
Wireless
Devices
Trends
Data
Apps
Telecom Industry
Cybersecurity


T100
T103
T104
T105
T106
T107
T108
T109
T110

Business (select any two)
[Pre-Approved Non-NTCA Session]
Human Resources
Strategic Planning
Economic Development
Marketing
Management
Business Skills
Compensation Issues
Community Development
Risk Management


B100
B105
B106
B107
B108
B109
B110
B111
B112
B113

 

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