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C482
CompTIA Hardware A+ (CTY)
LTC 
Program Overview:
The CompTIA Hardware A+ certificate is a course of study aligned with the Computer Telephony degree. Students will be trained in computer hardware, operating systems and basic networking concepts. Specific skills will include configuring, installing, upgrading, diagnosis, repair, preventative maintenance, and safety. Students are also able to prepare and take the industry standard CompTIA A+ certification two-part exam as part of the curriculum. Optional internship or job shadowing opportunities are available to provide additional training by placing students in jobs with computer telephony-related companies and organizations.

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Semester 1
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SU2017
FA2017
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.

Term Total
5
Semester 2
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SU2017
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 2201
Operating Systems Essentials
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This course is an introduction to the basic and advanced software skills required of successful IT professionals. Students will learn to install, upgrade, and maintain select Windows operating systems. Upon completion of this course, students are encouraged to sign up for and take the Microsoft MTA exam.

TEL 2211
A+ & PC Pro Exam Prep
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This course is designed to aid students in preparing to take the industry standard CompTIA A+ and Testout PC Pro certification exams. Emphasis is placed upon reviewing main topics covered by both exams, as well as providing students the opportunity to work in hands-on areas in a simulated or real-world lab environment. Simulated and written practice tests are taken and reviewed during this course providing students with the chance to strengthen weak areas covered by the CompTIA A+ and PC Pro exams.

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.

Term Total
11
Program Total
16


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