Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Critical Infrastructure
Earn an Associate of Applied Science in Critical Infrastructure, design and test the next generation of wireless systems.
As a critical infrastructure (CI) student, you'll develop the skills necessary for a wide range of wireless engineering technology jobs, including wireless system design, analysis, and testing.
You will study circuit design and simulation, RF fundamentals, network analysis and synthesis, and mobile and cellular communication systems. You can take additional electives in areas such as communications, computer design, control theory, microcontrollers, cybersecurity, programming, and telecommunications. As a result, you'll find it easy to keep up with the constant advances in the wireless industry. Potential employers include wireless corporations such as Agilent, Verizon, Motorola, and AT&T, as well as industries that use wireless systems in their products.
The program provides the essential knowledge to enter into the industry in careers, such as:
- Wireless Technician - average salary, $49,8031
- Broadband Technician - average salary, $42,4641
- Testing Technician - average salary, $39,9921
- Electronics Technician - average salary, $38,2251
Our location puts you in the heart of the action.
The Baltimore/ Washington D.C. area has one of the largest concentrations of high-tech companies, defense contractors, and government agencies in the United States, making it easier to find internships and high-paying jobs.
Our classes are taught by working professionals.
A field like wireless engineering technology is constantly evolving, which makes our faculty extremely valuable since many are experts in the field.
Our motto, ‘find a way, or make one’ delivers job ready skills.
Hands on classes, combined with extracurricular clubs like; League of Legends, the robotics club, and the gaming club help you hone the skills needed to excel in the workplace.
Co-Ops and Internships
An internship is an essential first step to launching your career. Our reputation helps to open doors, plus our career services office provides guidance on how to write a resume to career-related events and much more.
Home to more than 1,000 tech startups, is now ranked amongst the top 10 cities for tech jobs. Tech sector jobs in D.C. grew by 50% in the last decade. Within an hour of the campus, you can attend conferences, summits, workshops, and trade shows; you can interview for summer internships; and you can visit trade groups, think tanks, and organizations.
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Market Demand for Wireless Engineering Technology
- 82% of our graduates have a job or enter graduate school 90 days after commencement.
- The average salary for a wireless engineering technology graduate is $62,000 per year.
The associate of applied science in critical infrastructure degree is a total of 62 credits, which covers technical courses, mathematics and sciences, English and social science courses.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition rates are subject to change.
The following rates are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year, beginning in Fall 2022 and continuing through Summer 2023:
- There is no charge for online application, $25 fee for paper application
- Full-time tuition is $12,915 per semester, plus fees
- The active duty military tuition rate is $250 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- The retired military tuition rate is $746 per credit, plus fees (additional discounts and scholarships do not apply)
- All full-time students who keep their student account current are promised their tuition will not increase more than 1% per year for four years
- For the cost of living in Capitol Technology University's modern residential facility, click here.
- Academic Fee for UAS-120 $500
For 2022-2023 undergraduate tuition and fees, click here.