Courses Offered


ELEC 110 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS (4)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours plus 16 hours by arrangement/semester.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.

ELEC 410 INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR INSTALLATION AND INTEGRATION (3.5)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 24 lab hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Completion of , 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 ESTM 410. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 100 TELECOMMUNICATIONS, NETWORKING AND WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester.
An introductory course designed to acquaint students with 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 is the first course in a program of study for Telecommunications, Wireless and Network Information Technology majors but has been designed to provide anyone interested with insight into the workings and opportunities of this dynamic and exciting field. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 312 INSTALLING/USING LINUX AS YOUR PC OS (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade. )

A total of 24 lecture hours plus eight lab hours by arrangement.

A first course on installing and using Linux as the operating system running on an Intel-compatible PC or workstation computer. Topics include creating installation media, installing Linux, Linux file system concepts, using the graphical desktop interface, beginning shell (command line) usage, updating the system, and configuring access to common network services. After successful completion of this course, students will be confident installing and using common Linux distributions (e.g., Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu) on a home or work PC. Also listed as COMP 312. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 313 WORKING IN A LINUX SHELL ENVIRONMENT (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade. )

A total of 24 lecture hours plus eight lab hours by arrangement. Recommended: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of TCOM/COMP 312, or equivalent experience using a Linux desktop system.

A course on using the Linux shell (command line) environment. Topics include comparing the Linux graphical desktop environment and the shell environment, shell commands for file system usage, shell features for productivity and customization (history, completion, aliases, environment files), advanced shell features (regular expressions, redirection, pipelines), introduction to shell scripts and shell commands for process management and remote system access. After successful completion of this course, students will be confident using the bash-shell environment found on common Linux distributions (e.g., Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu). Also listed as COMP 313. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 315 MANAGING LINUX-BASED INTERNET SERVICES (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade. )

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: TCOM/COMP 314 or equivalent experience installing and managing a Linux system, and TCOM 480 or equivalent experience using local area networks, or equivalent. Recommended: TCOM/COMP 313 or equivalent experience using the Linux bash-shell.

An intermediate course on managing Linux-based Internet services. Designed for individuals who have experience installing and managing Linux systems, but now want a hands-on exposure to the concepts, issues and capabilities for providing public Internet services based on Linux servers. Topics include selecting server functionality during a Linux installation, configuring name services (DNS) for a custom domain name, hosting Web pages and configuring management of Web pages, providing secure Web page connections, providing remote access, providing email services, connecting to databases for dynamic Web page hosting, and installing from packages vs. source code. This course focuses on administering Linux-based Internet servers that provide common services found on the public Internet. After successful completion of this course, students will be confident in providing Internet services using a common Linux distribution (e.g., Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu). Also listed as COMP 315. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 316 MANAGING LINUX-BASED INTRA-NET (ENTERPRISE) SERVICES (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)

Three lecture hours per week plus one lab hour per week by arrangement. Prerequisite: TCOM/COMP 314 or equivalent experience installing and managing a Linux system, and TCOM 480 or equivalent experience managing a local area network, or equivalent. Recommended: TCOM/COMP 313 or equivalent experience using the Linux bash-shell.

An intermediate course on managing Linux-based servers in a large company (intra-net or enterprise) environment. Designed for individuals who have experience installing and managing Linux systems, but now want a hands-on exposure to the concepts, issues and capabilities for providing network services typically found inside a company intra-net. Topics include selecting server functionality during a Linux installation, configuring private name services (DNS), configuring dynamic IP addressing (DHCP), providing file shares with traditional Unix NFS services or cross-platform (Windows) Samba services, managing centralized log-in resources with NIS or LDAP, controlling Internet access through proxy servers, providing security with private certificate authorities, RADIUS servers and secure tunnels, and tools to help manage deployment of client systems (PXE, diskless, private repositories). This course focuses on administering Linux-based network resources found within a company or enterprise network. After successful completion of this course, students will be confident in providing intra-net services using a common Linux distribution (e.g., Red Hat, Fedora, SUSE, Ubuntu). Also listed as COMP 316. May be repeated once for credit. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 405 ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS (6)

Five lecture hours and three lab hours per week plus one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisite: Elementary algebra or equivalent.

A foundation course in the study of electricity and electronics fundamentals. This course is the first course in majors that require and in depth understanding and developed skill in direct and alternating current. Coverage includes the vocabulary, components, laws and test equipment used to apply electrical theory to working circuits and systems. Directed laboratory experience with test equipment as applied to telecommunications. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 410 STRUCTURED WIRING AND CABLING FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (3)
Minimum of 40 lecture hours and 24 lab hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, TCOM 405 or ELEC 110, or equivalent training or experience.
Technical introduction with hands on experience in the standards and practices of Telecommunications and Networking structured wiring and cabling. Course includes coverage of equipment, techniques, terminology, and specifications used in the telecommunications and networking industries. Students will install, test and troubleshoot basic telecommunications and networking infrastructure from wired lines and cabling to network patch panels and distribution systems. Course is based upon EIA TIA 568 and 570 Standards. May include field trips. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 415 WIRELESS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS FUNDAMENTALS (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of, or concurrent enrollment in, TCOM 410, or equivalent training or experience.

This course presents a study of the fundamental concept of wireless communications as it applies to mobile communications, wireless networking, and applications. The course will examine all aspects of wireless technology including: history and structure of wireless communications networks, access technologies, fundamentals of radio frequency transmission, modulation and digital voice coding, cellular packet radio systems, and wireless local area networks. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 420 SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RADIO FREQUENCY (R.F.) FUNDAMENTALS (6)

Five lecture hours and three lab hours per week plus one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of TCOM 405 and 410, or equivalent training or experience.

Analysis of the transmission of signals as applied to wireline and wireless communications. Covers concepts of frequency, wavelength, power, phase, gain and loss, R.F. and their applications to the transmission of information. Lab and skill activities emphasize installation and measurement techniques with electronic test equipment and specialized telecommunications test gear. Students will work with live telecommunications circuits and equipment. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 440 TRANSPORT NETWORKS AND THE FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS (6)

Five lecture hours and three lab hours per week plus one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of or concurrent enrollment in TCOM 420, or equivalent training or experience.

Instruction covers the primary transport networks and basic digital communications fundamentals that make it possible for end users to access and utilize the world's telecommunication from both wire line and wireless access points. Focused hands-on lab activities in the installation and testing of digital signal processing at the DS1 (T-Carrier) level. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 445 WIRELESS AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of TCOM 440, or equivalent training or experience.

An in-depth study of wireless and mobile communications systems and applications. The course will examine the technical aspects of wireless and mobile communications systems including cell sites, mobile switching centers, signaling systems, wireless network interworking, wireless intelligent network capabilities, and wireless applications and protocols. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 451 PC CONFIGURATION AND REPAIR (6)
Minimum of 80 lecture hours and 48 lab hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: BCM. 105 or equivalent, and completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ELEC 110 or TCOM 405, or equivalent training or experience.
This course provides preparation for A+ certification. A hands-on technical course designed to provide in-depth understanding of PC hardware and software from an 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. Also listed as COMP 451. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 452 A+ CERTIFICATION EXAM PREPARATION (2)
(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours plus 48 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Recommended: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, TCOM 451, or equivalent training or experience.
Designed to assist students in preparing to take the A+ certification test for Computer Repair.  Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 460 FIBER OPTICS TECHNOLOGY (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester.
An introductory course in fiber optics technology that will include the theory of fiber optic communications, fiber system design, network construction, and fiber optic test equipment. Instructor-directed hands-on splicing and working with test equipment is a major component of this course. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 462 SWITCHING TECHNOLOGY (3)

Three lecture hours per week and one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of TCOM 100 and TCOM 410, or equivalent training or experience.

Introduction to the fundamentals of switching technologies as they apply to voice and data telecommunications circuits and systems. Explores the basic components of switching systems access methods, trunking and signaling. Both PBX and central office applications of switching will be discussed. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 465 WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: TCOM/BCM. 480, or equivalent training or experience.
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. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 480 NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS (LAN) (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester.
Cisco Academy Course – CCNA 1
An introductory course in networking specific to local area networks (LAN). Topics will include LAN hardware, software, topology, transmission medium, wide area network connectivity, diagnostic tools, system administration, and vendor specific LAN products. Class is complemented with hands-on experience in constructing a local area network. Course is patterned after Cisco training guidelines. Also listed as BCM. 480. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 481 NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite TCOM/BCM. 480, or equivalent training or experience.
An application-based course in Network Administration specific to LAN’s. Coverage includes the functions and concepts of a wide area network, Microsoft server, designing LAN user accounts and their network administration. Hands-on experience provided in setting up and troubleshooting servers, workstations, network and peripheral devices. Course is patterned after Microsoft networking guidelines. Also listed as COMP 481. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 482 INTRODUCTION TO ROUTERS (3)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: TCOM/BCM. 480, or equivalent training or experience.
Cisco Academy Course – CCNA 1 & 2

Introductory course on router configuration in wide area networks. Students will perform basic router configurations. Course examines common protocols, IP networking concepts, and subnetting techniques. Includes instructor-directed, hands-on activities. This course is patterned after Cisco training guidelines. Also listed as COMP 482. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 483 NETWORK SWITCHES – CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: TCOM/BCM. 480, or equivalent training or experience. Recommended: TCOM/COMP 482, or equivalent training or experience.
Cisco Academy Course – CCNA 3

Introductory course in network switching concepts and configurations as applied to computer networks. Course 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. This course is patterned after Cisco training guidelines. Also listed as COMP 483. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 484 ADVANCED ROUTING CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisite: TCOM 482, or equivalent training or experience. Recommended: TCOM 483, or equivalent training or experience.
Cisco Academy Course – CCNA 3 & 4

An advanced course in routing concepts and configurations on large internetworks. Students will configure and manage routers by implementing advanced features and common routing protocols such as EIGRP and OSPF. Includes instructor-directed, hands-on activities. This course is patterned after Cisco Router training guidelines. Also listed as COMP 484. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 485 TROUBLESHOOTING THE INTERNETWORK (3)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours plus 16 lab hours by arrangement/semester. Prerequisites: TCOM/COMP 483 and TCOM/COMP 484, or equivalent training or experience.
This course outlines the troubleshooting methodology and techniques for routers and switches in a network infrastructure. Students will learn to use existing software and the diagnostic features of a protocol analyzer to troubleshoot and analyze internetworks. This course is patterned after Cisco training guidelines. Also listed as COMP 485. Transfer credit: CSU.

TCOM 486 NETWORK SECURITY (3)

Three lecture hours and one lab hour by arrangement per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of TCOM 482, or equivalent training or experience.

This course introduces students 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 Checkpoint software. Also listed as COMP 486. Transfer credit CSU.

TCOM 490 TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF THE INTERNET (3)

Three class hours per week and one lab hour by arrangement per week.

A technical overview of the Internet. This course is intended for students who want to learn about the Internet system architecture, language and vocabulary. Some lectures will be demonstrated on the Internet. Homework assignments may require students having access on the Internet. Also listed as CAOT 490. Transfer credit: CSU.


TCOM 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)

Minimum of 8, 16, 24 or 32 lecture hours/semester.
Designed to develop specific skills that are utilized in the telecommunications or the Network Information industry.  Transfer credit: CSU.

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