NACTEL is a premier source of online education to prepare individuals with the knowledge and skills required in the evolving information industry.

The National Coalition for Telecommunications Education and Learning (NACTEL) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation. Members of the NACTEL Executive Board of Directors include telecommunication employers and labor unions representing employees in the industry. 

NACTEL Highlights

1997 – First coalition meeting
1998 – Initial funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
1999 – Classes begin at Pace University in the AS in Telecom
2001 – First students graduate from the NACTEL program at Pace University
2003 – Bachelor’s in Telecom degree added
2004 – Associate’s degree in Networking (fiber, broadband) added
2007 – Associate’s degree in Wireless Networking added
2008 – Associate’s degree in Video Technologies added
2009 – New Mobility curriculum currently being developed


550 students take an average of 2,500 courses each year
500 students have earned an Associate’s degree
200 have earned a Bachelor’s degree 

The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning provides management. 

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