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TEL102: Basic Electricity and Electronics

Course introduces AC and DC electricity fundamentals as used in the telecommunications industry as well as basic electronics and applications used by Electronics and Digital Technicians. Basic electricity theory, principles, components, measurement instruments, and practical application such as troubleshooting techniques are covered in addition to circuit analysis, transmission lines, and transmission system components.
Credits: 4  



TEL104: Fundamentals of Data Communications and Networks

Course provides a survey of the fundamentals of data communications and networks, including the Internet along with key facets of protocol architectures, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based applications. Data transmission, transmission media, signaling encoding techniques, and error detection/correction are also covered as well as multiplexing techniques used in data communications and networks today.
Credits: 4  


TEL105: Fiber Optic Communications

This course provides students with working knowledge of fiber optic theory, applications, and standards. Topics include light propagation theory, modulation and multiplexing, fiber optic systems main building blocks, splicing, connectorization, and testing, techniques. The lab portion covers Tier 1 testing, connectorization, and fusion and mechanical splicing.
Credits: 4; Industry Certification: ETA – FOI (Fiber Optics Installer)  


TEL120: Internet Protocol Television

Course addresses emerging Internet Protocol centric services over broadband networks including Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IMS, and network architecture. Additional insight into the role of IPTV and other IP based services are discussed.
Credits: 4  


TEL140: Wireless Communication Technology

Modern wireless communications technologies for voice and data applications are addressed. Evolution and development of wireless standards for WAN, MAN, LAN, and PAN applications are discussed. Cellular 3G and LTE,WiFi, WiMax, Bluetooth, and RFID are included. A primer on Radio Frequency (RF) fundamentals is also discussed.
Credits: 4; Industry Certification: ETA – WNT (Wireless Network Technician)  


TEL150: Wireless LAN Technologies

This course introduces Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) technology, commonly referred to as Wi-Fi. Students will learn the fundamentals of the design, communication, hardware components, and maintenance associated with WLAN technologies as well as industry IEEE 802.11 standards and Wi-FiTM certifications. The course also provides foundational exposure to core objectives centered in the Certified Wireless Technology Specialist certification in the Certified Wireless Network Professional certification path.
Credits: 4  


TEL201: Advanced Fiber Optic Communications

This course amplifies the knowledge achieved with the basic TEL105 FO course on key components of fiber optic systems, and expands on important aspects of fiber optic technologies from the physical infrastructure (FTTx architectures, types of PONs, etc.) to the optical transport technologies used to transmit information (SONET, Carrier Ethernet, OTN). Lab portion covers Tier 2 testing (troubleshooting with OTDR), and mass fusion splicing.
Credits: 4; Industry Certification: ETA – FOT (Fiber Optic Technician)  


TEL240: FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License

This course provides a valuable insight into wireless radiotelephone communications fundamentals including rules and regulations, basic radio circuits, antenna theory and wave propagation, and prepares for FCC Element 1 Marine Radio Operator’s Permit exam and FCC Element 3 General Radio Operator's License (GROL) exam.
Credits: 4; License: FCC – GROL Element 1 and Element 3  


TEL250: Solar Power for Telecommunications

This course provides a comprehensive understanding of small size solar photovoltaic systems including theoretical concepts, applications, and the relation to the telecommunications industry. Sizing and installation methods are reviewed.
Credits: 4  


PWR250: High Voltage Protection and Safety for Telecommunications

This course helps students understand the technical issues, industry standards, and safety concerns regarding telecommunication circuits used in High Voltage (HV) environments like cell sites, substations, and power plants.
Credits: 4  


PWR275: Introduction to Wind Power Systems

This course introduces students to wind turbines and wind systems. Operation, sizing, and installation of micro, small, and large wind turbines are addressed.
Credits: 4  


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