Broadband Internet Technician Curriculum


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Rice Lake Curriculum

Broadband Internet Technician (Fall 2018 - Term 1)

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2018-19

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2019-20

Broadband Technologies (Fall 2018 - Term 3)

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Broadband Technologies Curriculum Checklist

2017-2018


Required Program Courses

10150139
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UGRD
| 2 CR
The IT Essentials (ITE) course introduces students to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software, mobile devices, security and networking concepts, and the responsibilities of an IT professional. The latest release includes mobile devices, Linux, and client side virtualization, as well as expanded information about Microsoft Windows operating systems, security, networking, and troubleshooting. This course covers materials on the CompTia A+ certification exam.
32150375
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Students will learn to identify and describe the various components of a computer network, identify and compare the different networking topologies, and select appropriate cabling and connections options. Identification of hardware and software components that make up a local area network and configuration of the TCP/IP protocol, including planning and implementation, will be covered. Students will gain an understanding of the concept of resource sharing and network troubleshooting tools and procedures and apply them to their work. PREREQUISITE: IT Essentials 10150139
32451365
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is an introduction to the evolution of POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) and Public Switch Telephone Networks. Students will be introduced to the physical and electrical design of cables, basic installation, troubleshooting, industry color codes, print reading, system maps and telco service procedures.
32451366
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is an introduction to the evolution of hybrid fiber coaxial and IPTV systems within the broadband industry. Students will be introduced to RF & IPTV networks, basic installation, print reading and set-top box administration. Students will address the importance of proper installation of customer equipment, troubleshooting and customer service.
32451367
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is an introduction to the evolution of fiber optics. Students will be introduced to the physical characteristics of cable and the transmission of light through fiber optic cable. Students will view basic installation and troubleshooting methods while being introduced to industry color codes, print reading, system maps and a variety of fiber optic services.
32451368
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course is an introduction to the evolution of Internet services. Students will be introduced to the different types of broadband Internet delivery methods, installation and troubleshooting methods, Internet transmission types, safety issues, government regulatory services, the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and future trends.
32451369
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces the student to the basics of the HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coaxial) portion of the broadband industry. It will focus on four (4) primary areas: cable and wire - the design of the cables physically and electrically and how to splice them; print reading - construction drawings and system maps/circuit diagrams; station installation - installation of customer materials and equipment and teaching the customers how to properly use the equipment; basic trouble shooting - finding and repairing trouble in materials and equipment.
32451370
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course will introduce the students to industry specifications and practices for understanding fiber optic communication systems. Topics covered include fiber optic design, installation, test and maintenance for multimode and singlemode networks. This class will benefit those with little or no fiber experience.
32451372
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course provides the student with installation, testing and troubleshooting techniques of hybrid fiber optic/coaxial cable systems. System measurements, performance and government standards are also covered using various Signal Level Meters. Alternative video delivery methods to customers are explored. These include projects such as setting up satellite dishes and streaming methods. Locating of buried cable is performed.
32451373
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UGRD
| 3 CR
The student will design and install network cabling. The focus will be to understand voice and data networking. The basic cable installer will be able to build and administrate the physical layer of network infrastructure and gain a deeper understanding of the networking devices that this layer interconnects.
32451376
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to train those with no previous knowledge in the industry for entry-level employment in the field of security system installation. The course provides comprehensive teacher-led instruction in CCTV, analog/hybrid, facial recognition, IP based security system equipment.
32605371
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, principles, and theories of AC and DC electricity, including the analysis of circuits to learn the relationship of current, voltage, and resistance. Knowledge and use of test equipment will focus on multimeters and signal generators. Series and parallel circuits will be explored using a digital electronics trainer and computer assisted instruction (CAI).

Required General Studies Courses

32801361
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
32804325
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This technical diploma course begins with a short review of basic arithmetic skills and continues with the application of these skills. Problem solving involving fractional and decimal dimensions is emphasized. The course also includes introductory algebra with emphasis on utilization of formulas including work with signed numbers. First-degree equation solution is also emphasized.

Total: 37 Credits


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