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National Convergence Technology Center

The National Convergence Technology Center (CTC) was established to meet the growing need for Convergence Technology and Networking specialists. The National CTC leverages the strengths of regional and national educational institutions and industry partners to create a pool of qualified convergence technicians who can design, build, and troubleshoot communication infrastructure and devices for enterprise and home markets. The National CTC is an Advanced Technology Education Center and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The National CTC:

  • Engages educators, students and businesses to meet workforce needs through the promotion and implementation of convergence technology degree and certificate programs in colleges across the nation
  • Enables educators to bring the latest convergence technology information to their classrooms through quality professional development, curriculum assistance, and access to technology-enabled instructional support systems
  • Facilitates partnerships with the business community and convergence technology industry leaders to guide curriculum development and validate job skills required for future graduates.
  • Develops strategies to increase the number of students who successfully complete a certificate or degree program and are ready to meet the growing need for skilled IT specialists in the workforce

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What is Convergence Technology?

Convergence Technology Is . . .

  • The blending or integration of voice, video, and data into a single but flexible global communications network.
  • The merging together of products and capabilities of multiple vendors to create an integrated solution for the customer.

Learn more about the Convergence Technology degree and certificate program at Collin College.