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Broadband Telecom (TEL)
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Program Overview:
The Broadband Telecom degree is a course of study for individuals who desire employment working in entry and mid-level positions in the evolving industry of broadband-related technologies. Students will be trained in copper and fiber optic cabling, home and business phone systems, computer hardware and software, networking, customer relations, outside plant construction, and central office switching. Specific skills will include installation, maintenance, and safety of these various technologies. Students also have the opportunity to prepare and take industry standard certification exams as part of the curriculum. Additional training is provided through a paid internship with broadband telecom companies.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
GEN 1221
Occupational Safety
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This course is a study of the general safety requirements for using and operating tools and equipment in high technology industry. It stresses the importance of each individual's attitudes, work habits, and responsibility in promoting safety on the job.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

TEL 1201
IT Fundamentals
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This course is an introduction to the skills required to become a successful systems support professional. Students will learn preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and fault resolution skills pertaining to computer systems. Upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to sign up for and take the entry-level CompTIA IT Fundamentals exam.

TEL 1263
Introduction to Switching Technology
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This course introduces the student to the theory and equipment used in telephony switching. Instruction starts with the early forms of switching and progresses to the latest technology. Discussions of how calls are switched, custom calling features that are available, and how to administer and maintain digital switches are included. Emphasis is given to instruction on digital switches which represent the most current technology.

TEL 1266
Fundamentals of Telecom
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This course presents an overview of the telecommunications industry from its telegraphic origins to current fiber and wireless technology. Topics include technical terms, the color code, cable and splice types, POTS loops, CO functions transmission modes and cable termination methods. A variety of occupational opportunities are discussed.

TEL 1273
Electronics in Telecom
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This course will provide the basic knowledge of electronics needed by a telecom technician. Topics discussed include DC and AC voltage, current flow, resistance, impedance, Ohm's law, and telecommunications circuits. The use of the VOM meter and other test gear is covered.

TEL 2219
Cellular Service Fundamentals
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This course provides a detailed introduction to the basic aspects of wireless telephony, including cellular, PCS and satellite systems. It provides an overview from the historical and regulatory aspects to control and voice channel structure, antenna systems, mobile units, and health issues. It includes extensive information on mobile installations.

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20
Semester 2
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FA2017
TEL 1265
Introduction to Computers
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This is an introductory course in computers and software. The class explains computer systems and their uses. Content explores computer history, computer hardware devices, and software. Office productivity software and other types of applications and utilities will be demonstrated and used in this course.

TEL 1271
Basic Cable Splicing
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This course provides a hands-on approach to outside plant cable splicing. Students will apply free-breathing, pressurized, and buried closures. Pedestal splicing will also be performed. Students will gain hands-on experience in the use of splicing machines as well as cable testing equipment and troubleshooting techniques. Optical fiber splicing is also covered.

TEL 1272
Business Comm Systems I
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This course provides hands-on instruction in the installation of multi-line telephone equipment and various types of electronic key telephone systems. Students will install, program, and demonstrate a system complete with features. Routing, termination, and testing of category 5e and category 6 cabling and wiring devices will be addressed with punch down skills to be practiced.

TEL 1274
Station Installation
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This hands-on course instructs students in the skills of installing residential communication system wiring from the cable terminal to the jack. Topics covered include planning the install, aerial and buried drop services, cat 3, 5e and 6 cabling, fishing walls, terminating jacks, testing various telecom services, and troubleshooting POTS loops. The installation of "Triple Play" vdv services is also covered.

TEL 2220
Wireless Service Fundamentals
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This course provides an introduction to the basic aspects of wireless services. It provides an overview from the historical and regulatory aspects to control and voice channel structure, antenna systems, mobile units, and health issues.

TEL 2263
Structured Cabling Systems
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This course provides instruction in the installation of a variety of communications cabling systems. Routing, termination, and testing of twisted pair UTP, coaxial, and fiber cables will be addressed.

TEL 2284
Networking Fundamentals
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This course is designed to help students learn the fundamentals skills and concepts they will use on the job in any type of networking career. Specific topics will require students to identify and describe all of the major networking technologies, systems, skills, and tools in use to manage and maintain wired and wireless networks.

Term Total
18
Semester 3
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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

TEL 2214
Cisco Fundamentals I
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This course is the first of two courses designed to train students to configure routers and switches. Specific topics include the essential knowledge and application of networking fundamentals, LAN switching, and basic IPv4 addressing and subnetting.

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TEL 2281
Outside Plant Construction
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This course will focus on the placement of aerial, buried and underground cables and the locating of buried facilities. Emphasis will be placed on directional boring techniques and underground confined spaces safety. Some aerial placement will be studied.

TEL 2264
Introduction to Fiber Optics
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This course will study the aspects of fiber optics as they relate to telecommunications and computer interconnect. Topics such as connectors, fusion and mechanical splicing, splice closures, cable installation, and maintenance will be covered. The theory and technology involved in the use of fiber optics is also covered. This course will give the student the opportunity to achieve industry certification from the Fiber Optic Association.

TEL 2287
IP Convergence
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This course will study the basics of the "Triple Play", which includes the convergence of voice, data, and video to the customer premises from the central office. Students will be engaged in understanding the overall technology, equipment and materials needed to set up a converged voice, data, and video service onto a single medium. Circuit set-up, testing, and troubleshooting will be demonstrated. Provisioning of applicable software and hardware will be discussed.

TEL 2292
Business Comm Systems II
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This course addresses the installation, programming, demonstration, and maintenance of electronic key telephone systems. A variety of brands and models of electronic key systems will be covered with each student completing the installation and demonstration of several systems.

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Math/Science Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
18
Semester 4
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GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

TEL 2215
Cisco Fundamentals II
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This course is the second of two courses designed to train students to configure Cisco routers and switches. This course focuses on the configuration of Cisco routers and switches using terminal software.

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TEL 2291
OSP Cable Maintenance
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This course is designed to teach the student the skills needed to troubleshoot, repair and maintain OSP telecom cables. Topics covered will include electrical parameters, fault analysis, test equipment selection, fault locating, section analysis, pressurized cables, and cable repair techniques.

TEL 2282
TDM Switching Technology
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This course introduces the student to the technology, equipment, and procedures used in TDM telephony switching. Discussions of how calls are switched, features that are available, how to install, setup, administer and maintain digital switches are included. In the lab section the students actually install, setup, and administer TDM switching equipment. Maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment is also highlighted.

TEL 2293
Advanced Switching Technology
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This course is an extension of the Introduction to Switching Technology course and discusses Central Office technology in greater detail. The lecture portion of the class focuses on the various types of equipment found in the Central Office, including their functionality, installation, setup and administration. In the lab section students actually install, set up, and administer Central Office equipment. Maintenance and troubleshooting of the equipment is also highlighted.

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TEL 2299
Advanced Cable Splicing
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This course will study advanced tasks assigned to telecom cable splicers. Topics will include cable transfers, qualifying pairs for ADSL, cable pair treatments, application of advanced closures, and fiber splicing & testing.

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Soc Science/Humanities Gen Ed Elective marked
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Term Total
15
Program Total
71


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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