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.
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
Internship is designed to provide students with on-the-job experience in actual work situations. These experiences strengthen student competencies through participation in a wide variety of occupational experiences, ranging from routine assignments to specialized work-related duties. Instructor approval is required for enrollment in this course. PREREQUISITES: 32451341 Telephone Networking, 32451342 Intro to HFC/Cable TV, 32451343 Fiber Optics Operations, 32451360 Broadband Safety, and 32605305 Communications Electricity.
This course introduces the student to the safe use and care of construction equipment such as climbing equipment (belt/climbers), lashing equipment, and vibratory/backhoe. It will familiarize the student with both aerial and buried construction specifications and practices used in the broadband industry in the placement of coaxial, twisted pair, and optic cables.
This course is an introduction to the world of wireless communications. It will provide an understanding of how we use radio frequencies to transmit signals, data, and voice over the airwaves. Information will be provided to correctly set up and troubleshoot a variety of equipment used in radio communications. COREQUISITE: 32451362 Broadband Transmission.
This course will cover the theory of wireless communications. An emphasis will be placed on the design, construction, and troubleshooting of a cellular phone system. Topics will include what equipment goes into a typical base station and the technological process that is followed each time a call is made. PREREQUISITE: 32451352 Introduction to Cellular Technology.
Geographical Informational Systems (GIS) provides broadband businesses with many solutions such as analyzing relationships among signal coverage, test results, trouble tickets, customer inquiries, revenues, and gap analysis. Broadband companies use GIS for geocoding antennas, analyzing service areas, geocoding clients, and correlating equipment requirements to service area demand. Students will learn the fundamental concepts and basic functions of a GIS, the properties of GIS maps, and the structure of a GIS database. In course exercises, you will develop basic software skills by working with tools to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, and analyze data using common analysis tools.
This course will introduce the students to the broadband industry. It will help them understand the three distinct areas and how they operate independently, as well as together, to provide services to the customer. It will help them understand the need for good customer relations regarding problem solving for the customer and for the industry. It will discuss methods of introducing and teaching customers about new equipment and technologies and how to use them.
This course contains the study of electrical and fiber optic transmission techniques in broadband industry. Course emphasis will be placed on the alignment, testing, and troubleshooting of end-to-end DLC systems and Fiber Optic systems.
This course will introduce the student to the basics of the telephone network portion of the broadband industry. Primary areas: the design of the cables physically and electrically and how to splice them using industry color code; print reading - construction drawing, system maps.
This course introduces the student to the basics of the (Hybrid Fiber Coaxial & IPTV) portion of the broadband industry. Primary areas: RF & IPTV transport, Basic installation, Print reading and Set-top box administration. Students will perform installation of customer equipment and teaching the customers how to properly use the equipment; basic trouble shooting - finding and repairing trouble in materials and equipment.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fiber Optic Network Design and Implementation is gaining momentum as a viable solution for bringing fiber relatively inexpensively to our businesses and homes. Many products and solutions are being developed based on PON (passive optical networks) technology. The material in this product is based on the ITU-T G.983 specifications. This class will benefit those with little or no fiber experience.
This course focuses on installation and administration of Business Phone systems and IP PBX systems. Students will gain basic understanding of the functions and operation of Business and IP PBX systems. Manuals are used to administrate specific commands and features of systems.The student will be able to perform installation and removal of extensions and program special features system wide. Students focus on the generic installation and maintenance concerns of systems. System prints, charts, and manuals are used to familiarize students with the step-by-step procedures of installing and troubleshooting.
This course is intended for students in the broadband industry. It will be used to familiarize the student with rule setting organizations such as OSHA, DILHR, and NEC. It will focus on the safe use of equipment such as hand tools, power tools, ladders, and bucket trucks. The course will certify the student in first aid in the Medic First Aid program.
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).
This course covers the theory of analog and digital electronics. Power supplies, integrated circuits (ICs), and amplifiers are covered. The signal processing to convert Analog to Digital and back, which is the backbone of communications, is explored in depth. Critical-thinking skills are emphasized within this course to aid in problem solving and troubleshooting using a digital electronics trainer and computer assisted instruction (CAI).
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. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE: 76851750 Writing Foundations for Trades.
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. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or COREQUISITE:
76854750 Math Foundations for Trades.
This technical diploma course is a continuation of Math 355. Topics covered include the basic geometry of plane and solid figures, right-triangle trigonometry, oblique-triangle trigonometry, and applications of these topics to trade and industry programs. PREREQUISITE: 32804355 Math 355.
A course designed to give students insight into how their own personality and abilities affect their own relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society. Areas stressed include presenting a professional image in seeking employment, developing a positive work attitude, and an awareness of personal adjustments needed to succeed on any new job.
Total: 60 Credits
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