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C447
Interconnect Technician (TELCS)
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Program Overview:
The purpose of this certificate is to prepare the student for employment with an Interconnect firm as a PBX/Key System/Data Comm technician. This work is typically performed in industrial, commercial, or office environments where the employee installs and maintains small business systems and structured data cabling plant. Employers include telephone companies, interconnect firms, universities, hospitals, and large commercial entities.

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Semester 1
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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.

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 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 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.

Term Total
16
Semester 2
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SU2017
FA2017
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 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 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 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 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 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
16
Program Total
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