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Award: AAS Degree
Total Credits Required to Graduate: 74
|EC||112||ELECTRONICS THEORY||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||121||DC/AC CIRCUIT||3 credits|
|Direct Current (DC) theory and the fundamentals of series and parallel DC circuits. An introduction to the concept of electricity and its behavior with respect to conductors and resistance devices. The study of Alternating Current (AC) circuits begins with the generation of a sine wave and review of trigonometric functions and continues through resonance.|
|EC||151||TELECOM LAB I||3 credits|
Hands-on instruction covering hand tools, safety, component identification, color codes, Ohm’s law and reading schematic diagrams will be covered. Students will construct basic circuits, predict circuit values, and measure current voltage and resistance. Knowledge in the proper operation of electronic test equipment will be stressed. This lab will supplement the student of Theory and DC/AC classes.
|EC||162||ELECTRONICS MATHEMATICS/DIGITAL||2 credits|
|General review of electronic mathematics. Algebra functions are used to solve formulas, trigonometry is used in AC circuit analysis and logarithms are used to analyze decibel gain and loss. The use of an electronic calculator and the solution of electronic problems are introduced. Introduction to binary notation and numbering systems including octal and hexadecimal.|
|EC||167||IT ESSENTIALS||3 credits|
Students learn the functionality of hardware and software components as well as suggested best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Students learn to assemble and configure a computer, install operating systems and software and troubleshoot hardware and software problems. This course helps students prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification.
|SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
|SSS||100||STUDENT SUCCESS||1 credit|
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.
Total Semester Credits: 18
|EC||100||BASIC TELEPHONY||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||105||TRANSMISSION MEDIA||3 credits|
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.
|EC||120||TELEVISION HEAD-END TECHNOLOGY||2 credits|
|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.|
|EC||138||CCNA I: INTRODUCTION TO NETWORKING||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||157||TELECOM LAB II||3 credits|
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.
|COMMUNICATIONS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 17
Third Semester (Summer)
|Supervised work experience in a position related to the telecommunications industry. Required for graduation.|
Total Semester Credits: 6
|EC||210||INTRODUCTION TO VoIP||3 credits|
Explain the fundamentals necessary to understand VoIP, understand gateways and their capabilities, describe how phone calls are made on VoIP networks. Understand components, standards and architectures. Identify and explain key components, jargon, buzzwords, plus the main standards and protocols. Compare and contrast the many flavors of VoIP, implementation and architecture choices. Understand packetized voice, how it happens. Learn about codecs and compression, know the factors affecting sound quality. Examine carrier’s IP network technologies and the important topic of using MPLS to implement Differentiated Services for Quality of Service (QoS). Discover Session Initiated Protocol, what it is, how it works, how it fits in with soft-switches, call managers and trace the establishment of a IP phone call step by step. Prerequisite: EC 100, EC 105 or EC 110.
|EC||211||WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||249||ADVANCED OSP||3 credits|
|Installation and repair of outside plant technologies, copper, fiber, coax, able to analyze problems in outside plant systems and make effective repairs utilizing copper slices and fiber fusion splicers. Students understand Fiber To The Home (FTTH) concepts and terminology, comprehend terminology and acronyms. The locating of underground cable and fault location, reading staking sheets and telecommunication maps and diagrams. Identify and comprehend required steps in testing OSP. Discuss residential services, call features, customer service skills. Prerequisite: EC 100 and EC 105.|
|EC||251||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY III||4 credits|
|Hands-on lab supports for the following classes: EC-105, EC-210, and EC-211. This lab serves as a real world environment for the students and staff to apply the theories studied. Understand proper safety techniques, comprehend FCC and industry standards. Properly identify test equipment and tools. Properly install 66 and 110 blocks, design, install, test and troubleshoot structured cabling systems. Successfully conduct fiber and copper cable splicing. Prerequisite: EC 157.|
|BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 16
|EC||238||CCNA II: ROUTING AND SWITCHING ESSENTIALS||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||246||CENTRAL OFFICE TRANSPORT||3 credits|
|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.|
|EC||257||ELECTRONICS LABORATORY IV||5 credits|
|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.|
|PAT||102||PRINCIPLES OF GPS/GIS||2 credits|
Students will be introduced to basic GPS principles and how they are applied to precision agriculture and GIS applications. Different GPS corrections and constellations and primary industry uses will be introduced as well as different GPS terms and how they are used in the industry. Once an aptitude is gained for the GPS, the course will shift to GIS operations in the agriculture industry.
|SSS||200||CAREER READINESS||1 credit|
This course provides a foundation for gaining the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for success in the workplace. Students will improve job seeking and soft skills needed to make a successful transition from school to career. Also included in the course are lessons outlining benefits packages, personal finance and insurance.
|MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE||3 credits|
Total Semester Credits: 17