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Courses Offered

ELEC 110 Fundamentals of Electronics (4 units)

Activity based introduction to the fundamentals of DC and AC electrical/electronic circuits. Course covers the basic mathematical laws, terminologies, testing and measuring of simple circuits. Laboratory exercises will emphasize the use of tools, electrical test instruments and measuring devices.

ELEC 410 Introduction to Solar Installation and Integration (3.5 units)

Prerequisite: None Recommended: Completion of ELEC 110 with a grade of “C” or better, or concurrent enrollment in ELEC 110 or equivalent. An introductory course targeted to junior-level photovoltaic installers to provide a foundation of skills necessary in solar installation. Topics include electrical theory and practice, photovoltaic theory and integration and solar installation skills. The course is a balance of theory, hands-on practice and real world examples. Also listed as ENVS 410.

NETX 400 Introduction to Local Area Network (3 units)

Cisco Academy Course – CCNA 1 An introductory course in networking, with focus on local area networks (LAN). Topics include LAN hardware (network interface cards, hubs, switches, and SOHO routers), LAN topologies, network administration through MS Windows, the OSI reference model and the TCP/IP protocol stack. Ethernet operation, IP network addressing and routing, and TCP/IP transport protocols are explored with lecture, on-line module and hands-on activity. This course is aligned with the first module of the Cisco Network Academy (CCNA-1) and includes a student enrollment in the Academy.

NETX 401 Survey of Networking and Wireless Technologies (3 units)

Introduction to today’s convergent communications technologies. Course will examine the structure, function and services of the networks and systems used to provide voice, data, and wireless communications. This course has been designed to provide anyone interested with insight into the workings and opportunities of this dynamic and exciting field.

NETX 410 Structured Wiring and Cabling (3 units)

Hands-on technical introduction to the EIA/TIA 568 and related standards of Structured Wiring and Cabling systems for Networking infrastructures. Course covers tools, test equipment, cables, terminations, and specifications. Students will install, test and troubleshoot data lines, network patch panels, hybrid cabling and PoE distribution. Course is based on Fiber Optics Association CPCT & CFOT certification standards.

NETX 411 Fiber Optics Technology (3 units)

An introductory course in fiber optics technology that will include the theory of fiber optic communications, fiber systems design, network construction, and fiber optic test equipment. Instructor-directed hands-on splicing and working with test equipment will be a component of the course.

NETX 413 Wireless Local Area Networks (3 units)

An in depth technical course in the design and implementation of wireless local area networks. Students will be introduced to the technology, infrastructure, application and installation of wireless networks. Students will install and administer a wireless network using Cisco product lines.

NETX 420 PC Configuration and Repair (6 units)

Provides preparation for A+ certification. A hands-on technical course designed to provide an in-depth understanding of PC hardware and software from installation and repair outlook. Materials covered will include beginning and advanced software, hardware components and configuration, operating systems and how they control the PC. Includes direct hands-on experience with the tools and skills required for entry-level employment.

NETX 421 A+ Certification Exam Prep (2 units)

Designed to assist students in preparing to take the CompTIA A+ certification exams for Computer Repair. Students who have completed NETX 420 or equivalent course work (or have similar training or work experience) may enroll in this course.

NETX 423 Mobile Device Connectivity Support (2 units)

The essentials of mobile device end-user support, including over-the-air technologies, network infrastructure, mobile device management, security, and troubleshooting techniques. Students will gain the knowledge and skills required to understand, deploy, and troubleshoot mobile devices. Patterned after CompTIA Mobility+ Certification.

NETX 430 Introduction to Routers (3 units)

Examines common protocols, IP networking concepts and subnetting techniques. Includes instructor directed hands-on activities. Patterned after Cisco training guidelines.

NETX 431 Network Switches - Concepts and Applications (3 units)

Examines switching protocols, spanning tree protocols, virtual LANs and other specific models. Basic design of switch configurations and the use of switches in network architecture will be covered. Includes instructor-directed hands-on activities. Patterned after Cisco training guidelines.

NETX 432 Routing Concepts and Applications (3 units)

Advanced course on routing concepts and configuration on large internetworks. Students will configure and manage routers by implementing common protocol such as EIGRP and OSPF. Other topics include access-list, routing principles, VLSM and WAN technology. This course is aligned with 4th module of Cisco Network Academy Course (CCNA-4).

NETX 435 Network Security (3 units)

Introduction to network security using firewall and VPN (virtual private network) technology. Students will be exposed to the theory and application of both firewall and VPN network architecture. Students will have the opportunity for hands-on practice to administer security policy and VPN configuration using both Check Point software and Cisco's ASA (Adaptive Security Appliance).

NETX 439 Troubleshooting the Internetwork (3 units)

Focus on troubleshooting methodology and techniques on routers and switches in a network infrastructure. Students will learn to use existing software diagnostic features and use a protocol analyzer in the analysis and troubleshooting of networks.

NETX 440 Introduction to Microsoft Server Administration (3 units)

An introductory course in Server Administration specific to Microsoft Server. Coverage includes the functions and concepts of local and wide area networks, Microsoft server, user and group accounts and domain services. Hands-on experience provided in configuring and troubleshooting servers, workstations, and peripheral devices. Course is patterned after Microsoft Solutions guidelines.

NETX 443 Introduction to Linux Administration (3.5 units)

An introductory course in Linux administration in a networked environment, including instructor-directed hands-on activities. Students will install a Linux system and perform basic administrative tasks using the BASH shell. Topics include system architecture, FHS, GNU and UNIX commands, devices and Linux file systems, network configuration and troubleshooting, and printing systems. Patterned after Linux Professional Institute and CompTIA Linux certification objectives.

NETX 450 Voice Over IP (VoIP) Essentials (3 units)

Introduction to VoIP theory and configuration. Key topics include VoIP Gateway, Call Flows, IP phone configurations, dial peers, Voice Mail and End User Support. Students will configure VoIP phone systems in a real-world environment.

NETX 670 Cooperative Education in Network Engineering Technologies (4 units)

Students may receive credit for work experience related to their major field or to their established career goal. Seminars and individual conferences are scheduled at convenient times during the semester to assist the student in establishing learning objectives related to the student's employment. Students are given appropriate assignments related to the stated objectives and graded in accordance with the college's established grading system. As an alternative, related instruction classes meeting one hour per week, usually in the evening, are available for those students who prefer or need a more structured learning process. Four units of credit for 300 hours worked per semester may be earned by students with jobs related to their academic or occupational majors or goals. May be repeated for credit up to 16 units. This limitation applies to Occupational Cooperative Education work experience courses offered within the SMCCCD.

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