Programs for the Best Jobs
Introduction to the components of electronics, both passive and active are covered. Students study the fundamentals of power supply circuitry, solid state components, resistance, capacitance, inductance, AC theory, timing circuits and testing. Critical thinking skills and troubleshooting are also studied.
Overview of computer applications with emphasis on the following: email, word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation tools and Internet-based applications. This is a 4-module course intended to cover the Microsoft Office suite.
Provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for college success. Students will learn to make a successful transition to higher education by setting up a pattern of success that will last the rest of their lives. Students will define goals and develop thinking skills, learning strategies and personal qualities essential to both academic and career success. Please note: Students who have served active military duty (excluding basic training and AIT) may be exempt from the Student Success course. Student must provide a copy of DD214 or other official military documentation to the registrar for verification.
Study the history of telecommunication from 1844 to today. Explain regulatory milestones. Understand the components of the telephone and telephone line. Study the basic telephone local loop and tests that are performed. Describe types of circuits to connect phone switches. Overview of data network infrastructure. Define modulation schemes and describe analog to digital conversion. Overview of data communications basics, OSI Model. Define Telecom Network Physical Infrastructure. Explain how voice networks operate, the evolution from analog to digital, an overview of the transition from circuit to packet switching. Introduction and identification of the components of the Outside Plant.
Covers fundamental principles for cable installation and splicing. Topics include cable construction, (Fiber, Copper, Coax) basics of transmission media, color coding, cable closures and splicing of cable. Define copper cable transmission medium. Define fiber optic transmission medium. Define wireless transmission medium.
Students explore the history and basics of television distribution systems known as MATV, CATV and IPTV. Students will study Internet Protocol Television and the convergence of two technological revolutions, the Internet and digitization of television. IPTV system models and Internet protocols will be studied, as well as digital rights management and IPTV standardization efforts, including DOCSIS.
Introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and computer networks. The principles of IP addressing and fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.
Continuation of EC 151. Semiconductors and integrated circuits are discussed. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting of audio amplifiers, discrete components and operational amplifiers. Basic digital circuits including logic gates, truth tables, flip flops and counters are explored. Prerequisite: EC 151.
Studies the current state of advanced digital wireless technologies including cellular radio and technologies provided through the 802 Wireless Standards. Course includes an understanding of the principles of radio and multiple access technologies such as Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) and Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA). Frequency reuse in cellular networks, cellular system architecture and operation, Third Generation (3G) and Fourth Generation (4G) cellular technologies, high-speed wireless data and Internet access, Broadband Wireless access, Fixed and Mobile Wireless Access (WiFi), WiMAX and WLANs. The students focus their studies on the Wireless Industry and how it pertains to telephony. Provides fundamental concepts from the basis of wireless communications. This course is designed to discuss and analyze the convergence of voice and data industries. Explain spectrum analysis – licensed and unlicensed use.
Describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with RIPv1, RIPv2, single-area and multi-area OSPF, virtual LANs, and inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.
This course will focus on the Central Office environment and transport equipment of the telecommunications industry. Three basic areas of study will be covered, but not limited to, peripheral equipment, switching equipment and Internet protocols. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to work professionally, safely and efficiently in a central office environment. Students will comprehend the digital hierarchy scheme as it applies to the world of telephony. Learn the public switched telephone network and its signaling structure.
This lab serves as a real world environment for the students and staff to apply the theory studied in the previous classes. Exercise proper safety techniques. Properly identify and use test equipment in the telecom industry. Install, test and troubleshoot telecommunications systems to customer’s premise and business locations. Construct a cabling system; utilize multiline services; exercise VoIP knowledge. Operate and maintain a central office with head-end video equipment. Students will install, operate and maintain the following systems: Genband C15 Softswitch; multiple fiber transport systems; Edge routers; Access Ethernet Access Switches; Voice over IP systems; Mitel 3300; Altigen; Avaya S8300 and Cisco UC520 systems.