U.S. Army Telecommunications System Engineer Course

This advising paper describes pre-approved graduate transfer credit from the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence (Signal School) Telecommunications Systems Engineer Course (TSEC) and applies only to TSEC graduates from May 2001–Present for the following degree programs.

Transfer credit can only be applied to the above degrees and is limited to 6-15 semester hours depending on the program chosen. Transfer credit for other MS or MA degree programs will be subject to evaluation based on the credit recommendations established by the American Council on Education (ACE) using course exhibit AR-1715-1073.

The American Council on Education's Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services is the standard reference work for recognizing learning acquired in the military. ACE identifies the Telecommunications Systems Engineer Course using these descriptions:

  • Course exhibit: AR-1715-1073
  • Resident version course number: 4C-24A
  • Course Location: Signal School, Fort Gordon, GA
  • Course Length: 20 weeks (929–998 hours)
  • Exhibit dates for the course: May 2001 – Present

Since ACE evaluations are subject to change without notice, please confirm course information and credit recommendations using the ACE Guide course exhibit AR-1715-1073 before processing requests for transfer credit

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Completion of the TSEC curriculum May 2001 or later.
  2. Application and admission to one of the Webster University graduate programs listed above following prescribed admission procedures.

Documentation

  1. Submission of an Academic Evaluation Report (DA Form 1059) that reflects completion of TSEC as “Achieved Course Standards” or “Exceeded Course Standards.”
  2. Submission of an official transcript showing completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited academic institution.

Transfer Credit Awarded

Pre-approved Core Course Substitutions: The following courses from the TSEC curriculum are pre-approved core course substitutions. Webster courses do not substitute to the TSEC program.

Webster University Course TSEC Course
ITM 5100 Information & Communications Systems
and Network
Telecommunications
Systems
ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and
Implementation
Network Operations and
Management
ITM 5600 Information & Communications Security Network Security
ITM 5900 Issues in Information Technology 
Management: Future Developments in
Telecommunications
Future Developments in
Telecommunications
SECR 5080 Information Systems Security Network Security

 

Application of Transfer Credits Toward Approved Webster Graduate Programs

Master of Business Administration
Webster University Course TSEC Transfer Credit Awarded Transfer
Credit
Graduate Electives:
Students can select 6 SH of
credit from these TSEC courses
Network Security 3 SH 6 SH
Telecommunications
Systems
3 SH
Network Operations and
Management
3 SH
Future Developments in
Telecommunications
3 SH
Data Communications 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 6 SH

 

MA in Business and Organizational Security Management
Webster University Course TSEC Transfer Credit Awarded Transfer
Credit
SECR 5080 Information Systems Security Network Security 3 SH 3 SH
Graduate Electives:
Students can select 9 SH of
credit from these TSEC courses
Telecommunications
Systems
3 SH 9 SH
Network Operations and
Management
3 SH
Future Developments in
Telecommunications
3 SH
Data Communications 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 12 SH

 

MA in Human Resources Management
Webster University Course TSEC Transfer Credit Awarded Transfer
Credit
Graduate Electives:
Students can select 9 SH of
credit from these TSEC courses
Network Security 3 SH 9 SH
Telecommunications
Systems
3 SH
Network Operations and
Management
3 SH
Future Developments in
Telecommunications
3 SH
Data Communications 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 9 SH

 

MA in Information Technology Management
Webster University Course TSEC Transfer
Credit Awarded
Transfer
Credit
ITM 5100 Information and Communications
Systems and Networks
Telecommunications
Systems
3 SH
ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and
Implementation
Network Operations
and Management
3 SH
ITM 5600 Information and Communications
Security
Network Security 3 SH
ITM 5900 Issues in Information Technology
Management:  Future Developments in
Telecommunications
Future Developments in
Telecommunications
3 SH
Graduate Elective Data Communications 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 15 SH

 

MA in Management and Leadership
Webster University Course TSEC Transfer Credit Awarded Transfer
Credit
Graduate Electives:
Students can select 12 SH of
credit from these TSEC courses
Network Security 3 SH 12 SH
Telecommunications
Systems
3 SH
Network Operations and
Management
3 SH
Future Development in
Telecommunications
3 SH
Data Communications 3 SH
Maximum Transfer Credit Awarded 12 SH