Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

ENG 1233 Technical Composition
This course will include exercises in basic grammar, in mechanics, in sentence structure, and in paragraph structure. Instruction will include skills in completing repair orders, learning abbreviations, and writing complete, concise descriptions of mechanical problems.

MATH 1103 Technical Mathematics
This course is a review of arithmetic, calculator use, linear and angular measurement, use of formulas and equations, elementary applications of geometry and basic statistics. (Credit earned not applicable toward an Associate of Arts degree).

MIS 1443 Technical Computer Applications
This course will include PC basics, browsing and searching the Web, sending e-mails and attachments, writing and printing documents, spreadsheets and databases, working with graphics, and working with industry specific software.

TCOM 1003 Installer
This course focuses on the fundamentals of basic electricity and DC/AC, data, voice and video cabling methods, techniques and standards, and safety procedures including climbing ladders and electrical poles.

TCOM 1013 Installer Technician
This course will prepare the student for a career in the Telecommunications field. The majority of this course will consist of hands-on activities that mimic the tasks the student will use on the job on a day to day basis. Prerequisite: TCOM 1003

TCOM 1103 Introduction to Networking

The course teaches the fundamentals of networking and data communications and outlines how the all-digital network transports voice, video, and data. This is the first networking course offered in the Telecommunications program that helps prepare the student to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry level Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam.

TCOM 1133 Fiber Optics – Outside Plant

An introduction to fiber optics as a telecommunications medium. Emphasis will be placed on the outside plant including aerial and underground
installations. Students will learn correct fiber optic cable installation procedures, fusion splicing and measurement techniques. Students will also learn correct procedures to test and troubleshoot the fiber plant with an OTDR.

TCOM 1143 Internetworking/ TCP/IP
This course is designed to teach networking concepts by applying them to a type of network you might encounter on the job in a small to medium business or ISP. The course introduces the student to the help desk and emphasizes soft-skills. The course also educates students in device configuration, routing, ISP services and responsibilities Prerequisite: TCOM 1103; TCOM 1113

TCOM 1233 PCs for Telecommunications I
Introduces the student to PC hardware fundamentals and basic troubleshooting of components in a personal computer. Extensive hands on labs will prepare students to troubleshoot and maintain modern computer systems. This course maps directly to and prepares the student to sit for the 2009 CompTIA A+ Essentials exam.

TCOM 1303 PCs for Telecommunications II
The PCs for Telecommunications II course continues the study of personal computers for use as interface devices and focuses on operating systems used by personal computers and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: TCOM 1233

TCOM 1803 Service Technician
This course teaches the basic characteristics and functions of the feeder line system, active and passive devices, the fundamentals of cable powering, basic test equipment operation, signal leakage basics, coaxial cable and connectorization, and an overview of fiber optics. Prerequisite: TCOM 1003

TCOM 1853 Troubleshooting Advanced Services
Describes advanced services problems, instructing the student in the isolation and resolution of those problems including troubleshooting digital channels, remote control problems, picture and audio quality problems, verifying digital set-top terminal configuration and operation and using digital set-top terminal diagnostic screen. Prerequisite: TCOM 1003

TCOM 2953 Internship: Telecom Engineering Planning
Provides students with an opportunity to gain practical experience in applying their occupational skills and/or to develop specific skills in a practical work setting. The Instructor will work with the student to select an appropriate work site, establishing learning objectives and to coordinate learning activities with employer or work site supervisor. Prerequisite: Completion of 36 hours toward the Technical Certificated in Telecommunications.