Technical Studies

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The focus of this program is to provide a vehicle for alternately trained professionals to attain their educational goals by awarding credit for those training, internship, apprenticeship and other educational experiences that can be adequately evaluated and measured.

For more information, visit the Department of Information Technologies website.

AAS Technical Studies

(P3510)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology3-4
College Algebra
Statistics
Probability and Statistics
Social Science3
Principles of Sociology
General Education Electives12
Humanities Elective 1
Humanities Elective 2
Science Elective
General Psychology
General Education Foundation Credits24-25
Technical Studies Core
Select from one of the following concentrations: 139
Computer Information Systems
Digital Media Technology
Telecommunications
Electronic Technology
Mechanical Technology
Electro/Mechanical Technology
Fire Science Technology
Technical Studies Core Credits39
Total Credits63-64

Three to 25 Technical Studies elective credits may be earned for corporate, industrial or military training programs after review by faculty assessor of related program.

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Individuals must select at least four courses in one of the concentrations listed below to satisfy the Technical Studies credit requirements.

Select from one of the following concentrations:

Computer Information Systems
Foundations of Information Security
Systems Analysis and Design
Network Security
Information Security Management
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Computer Operating Systems and Utilities
Computer Software Applications (ms Office)
Database Programming (MS Access)
Electronic Spreadsheets (MS Excel)
Introduction to UNIX
Visual Basic (VB.Net)
The Internet and Web Page Design
Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense
Digital Media Technology
Multimedia I
Multimedia II
Media Aesthetics
Digital Media Production
Digital Video Editing
Multimedia Authoring and Design
Animation
Advanced Animation
Game Design Concepts
Computer Technology and Applications
The Internet and Web Page Design
Web Design II
Web Design Tools
Telecommunication
Introduction to Telecommunications
Routing I (CISCO)
Routing II (CISCO)
Routing III (CISCO CCNA3 & CCNA4)
Network Operating Systems
Telecommunications Systems
Digital Principles
Advanced Digital and Microprocessors
Technical Computer Applications
Technical Computer Programming
Electronic Technology
Digital Principles
Active Circuit Components
Electricity and Electronics
Active Circuit Design
Industrial Electronics
Electronic Communication Systems
Technical Computer Applications
Technical Computer Programming
Instrumentation and Measurements
Routing I (CISCO)
Mechanical Technology
Computer-Aided Drafting I
Computer-Aided Drafting II
Instrumentation and Measurements
Applied Calculus
Statics
Mechanical Prototyping
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology
Mechanical Components
Machine Design
Electro/Mechanical Technology
Digital Principles
Electricity and Electronics
Electronic Fabrication
Computer-Aided Drafting I
Technical Computer Applications
Instrumentation and Measurements
Materials for Engineering Technology
Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology
Mechanical Components
Machine Design
Routing I (CISCO)
Fire Science Technology
Introduction to Fire Science
Fire Prevention and Related Codes
Fire Service Management
Hazardous Materials
Fire Protection, Building Construction
Current Issues in Fire Science/ Capstone Experience
Diversity/Global Perspective (3 Credits)
FST or CJS (restricted elective 16 credits)

Age-of-Credit Policy: Technology-based courses taken by a student at least seven years prior to the time the student applies for graduation may not be applied to a degree or certificate within the Department of Information Technologies.

Courses

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CMP-101. Computer Information Literacy. 1 Credit.

LAB 2 hrs
This general education course provides students with an introduction to basic computer concepts that include learning the fundamentals of Windows, accessing the Internet and using Microsoft Word. Not for Computer Information Systems majors. Students will not receive credit towards graduation for more than one of the following courses: CMP-101, CMP-110, CMP-126, CMP-203 or BUS-119.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-108. Game Design Concepts. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides the student with an introduction to fundamental game design concepts. The range of topics includes game worlds and settings, character creation, storytelling, game audio, game art and animation, gameplay and user interface design. In addition, the history of the game industry, social impact and the future of gaming are discussed. Students analyze various games and genres and create their own game design document.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-120. Foundations of Information Security. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides a principled introduction to the field of information security. History, characteristics and models of information and computer security are explored. Topics such as risk management, logical and physical security, continuity, cryptography, and architecture are discussed. The National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Knowledge Units and the CISSP CBK domains are incorporated into the course content affording the student reinforcement and mastery of information security terminology and concepts.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-123. Systems Analysis and Design. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Techniques of object-oriented and structured systems analysis and design are examined in the context of the software development life cycle. Topics include project management, Unified Modeling Language (UML) diagrams, data flow diagrams, system flow charts, application and user-interface design. Class projects provide students with practice in using CASE tools in the analysis and design of application systems. Students participate in a semester-long team project to design an application.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 and one of the following: CMP-129, CMP-150, CMP-237, CMP-239
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-124. Network Security. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides an in-depth study of network attack techniques and methods to defend against them. Areas of study include communication security, infrastructure security, cryptography, and operational and organizational security as it relates to network hardware, software and data. Topics include authentication, attacks, virtual private networks, email protection, web security, wireless, firewalls, intrusion detection, cryptography, disaster recovery and computer forensics regarding networked systems. Using a hands-on approach, powerful tools to diagnose and correct security breaches are investigated and manipulated. This course is mapped to the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Knowledge Units and vendor-neutral certification exam.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-125. Information Security Management. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course entails identifying an organization's information assets and the development, documentation and implementation of policies, standards, procedures and guidelines that ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of those assets. This course, which is mapped to the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education Knowledge Units, prepares students to understand the planning, organization and roles of individuals involved in security, to develop security policies, and to utilize management tools to identify threats, classify assets and rate vulnerabilities. A detailed, real-world security plan is developed using customized strategies.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-126. Computer Technology and Applications. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This general education course teaches: (1) basic computer-use concepts such as hardware and peripherals, file organization and management, and operating system use; (2) Internet use, browsers and search engines; (3) software applications including word processing, spreadsheet, electronic slideshow presentations, database use and calendaring; (4) netiquette, ethics and copyright policies; (5) downloading and installing software and plug-ins; (6) communications technologies including email, blogs and Web technologies; (7) personal computer and information security; and (8) career exploration, job search strategies and portfolio development. Students are required to complete a series of laboratory assignments that illustrate skills and use technologies in the areas listed including a cross-applications/technologies project. Students will not receive credit towards graduation for more than one of the following courses: CMP-101, CMP-110, CMP-126, CMP-203 or BUS-119.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-128. Computer Science I. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
In this introductory course, students obtain fundamental computer science knowledge and develop programming skills using an object-oriented approach, incorporating security awareness,human-computer interactions and social responsibility. This course provides students with a basic foundation in computing history, computing careers, computer organization, operating system responsibilities, software development process, algorithm design and analysis, programming paradigms, and human interaction design.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-129. Computer Science II. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course is the second in a three-course sequence that provides students with a foundation in Computer Science. Students develop intermediate-level programming skills using an object-oriented approach with an emphasis on software development, fundamental algorithms and data structures, software assurance, and ethical conduct.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-130. Introduction to Information Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This is the introductory course in the field of study of Information Technology. This course introduces the student to the software and hardware found in today's computing environment and the basic skills and tools required to install, support and upgrade common information technology used by businesses, organizations and academic institutions. This course helps the student prepare for the CompTIA A+ certification examination. In addition, the basics of network architecture, database management, information security and web infrastructure are covered. At completion the student will be prepared for further study in the curriculum of Information Technology and equipped with the fundamental knowledge required of an IT Professional. The students use popular desktop applications to organize and perform IT laboratory activities.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-135. Computer Concepts with Applications. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This general education course is designed to provide familiarity with current software for word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database applications. An introduction to web browsers, computer and information security, social impact of computing, concepts in computer hardware, and application and system software is also included. Students are required to complete a series of laboratory assignments that illustrate skills in using the above software applications. Students must allocate time to complete assignments using the same software (available on campus). Not for Computer Information Systems majors. Students will not receive credit towards graduation for more than one of the following courses: CMP-135, CMP-126 or BUS-119.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-150. Game Programming. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course covers fundamental game programming techniques using an industry-standard scripting language. Students learn how to use a popular game engine to build game programs. Topics include sprites, animation, collisions, timers, game state variables, player input, audio, user interface design and storyboarding. Laboratory work includes several game element programming exercises,leading up to a final game project.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-160. Digital Forensics I. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of computer forensics. By conducting a detailed examination of data media for structure, file system type, volumes, lost and hidden areas, the student will develop the ability to collect and analyze computer data for digital evidence. An understanding of specific resources and an exploration of software tools available for data recovery and forensic analysis will be conducted in a laboratory setting. Upon completion of this coursed the student will demonstrate various data recovery techniques as the basis for forensic evaluation.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-170. Mobile App Design. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course introduces students to the design and development of mobile applications. Students will learn how to install and use a leading mobile app software development kit, design the user interfaces using different design patterns, create and edit app resources, and design and develop native source code. Students will strengthen their programming skills in user input, variables, operations, decision control structures, methods, lists and arrays. Audio, images, animation and other application controls will be incorporated into apps. Other topics include testing, deployment and publishing apps.
Prerequisites: CMP-128
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-200. Computer Operating Systems and Utilities. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This is an introductory course in personal computer operating systems. Topics include the features and characteristics of operating system software; installation and configuration including customization, file organization and management; memory and storage management; control of peripheral devices; troubleshooting; networking wizards; and the use of utilities to monitor system performance, backup data and optimize disks. Laboratory assignments provide hands-on opportunities for students to apply the information related in lectures.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-205. Database Programming (MS Access). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
It is recommended that students take CMP-207 Electronic Spreadsheets before taking CMP-205. This course is designed to develop skill in the use of a leading database management system. Topics include the design and maintenance of relational databases and their objects(tables,queries, forms and reports). Also covered is the use of macros to implement procedures. The final portion of the course covers automation techniques by introducing the Visual Basic for Applications programming language and the use of this code to create a user-friendly interface.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-207. Electronic Spreadsheets (MS Excel). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
It is recommended that students take CMP-207 Electronic Spreadsheets before taking CMP-205. This is a course in problem solving using a popular spreadsheet program. Emphasis is on construction of elementary to moderately complex worksheets; charting worksheet data, database definitions and reporting; and using VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to construct simple macros.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-209. Introduction to UNIX. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course combines lecture with hands-on training in the UNIX Operating System. Upon successful completion of this course, students are proficient in using the UNIX Operating System commands and utilities. Topics include purpose and functions of an operating system, hierarchical file system, the shell, vi editor, file security, process management, sorting, networking theory and communications, redirection, piping, and an introduction to shell scripts.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-217. Cooperative Work Experience-Information Technologies. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides students in the Department of Information Technologies programs with job training and practical experience in a work environment prior to permanent career employment. This course may be taken in fulfillment of the Computer Information Systems elective. Interested students should consult with the department chair. Computer Information Systems majors only
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: CMP-218.

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CMP-218. Cooperative Work Experience Information Technologies - Related Class. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
A supplement to the Department of Information Technologies Cooperative Work Experience, this course provides a variety of exercises that further develop the students' technical and communication skills, occupational adjustment, and career planning. This course is offered online. Computer Information Systems majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: CMP-217.

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CMP-230. Computer Architecture and Assembly Language. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course is an introduction to computer architecture and assembly language programming. Topics covered include digital logic and data representation, computer architecture and organization, interfacing and input/output strategies, memory architecture, functional organization, and multiprocessing. Students are exposed to basic assembly language programming techniques in laboratory assignments.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-233. Data Structures and Algorithms. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
The course includes advanced computer science topics dealing with logical structures of data and the design and analysis of computer algorithms operating on these structures. The course concentrates on data structures such as linked lists, trees, queues, stacks, hash tables and graphs. Algorithms covered include stacks, queues, hash tables, trees, graphs,heaps, sorting and searching. Both iterative and recursive algorithms are explored with analysis of their efficiency. Problems and computer exercises implementing the above structures and techniques are assigned.
Prerequisites: CMP-129 or equivalent and MAT-123 or higher
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-235. Advanced UNIX. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This is a continuation course in UNIX programming with emphasis on building upon the previously developed skills. Topics include an in-depth coverage of shell scripts, system administration, GUIs, differences and similarities between shells, higher-level programming languages in the UNIX environment, the Internet, sorting, and other advanced topics.
Prerequisites: CMP-209
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-237. Visual Basic (VB.Net). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This is a fundamental course in object-oriented programming in a Windows environment. Topics include form design, managing controls, handling variables and constants, using decision and loop structures to construct efficient code, handling built-in functions, and simple debugging techniques for detecting errors. Basic fundamentals of classes are introduced.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-239. The Internet and Web Page Design. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course is an in-depth study of the Internet and its various services that allows students to appreciate the impact of the Internet in society. Students create World Wide Web home pages using strict Hypertext Markup Language, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and XHTML. Other current specifications also are discussed.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-241. Database Programming (Oracle). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course uses the rules and syntax of an "industrial-strength" database programming language that can be used on all types of computers. Topics include relational database aspects, data input and validation, creation and maintenance of files, query, user control center, and application generator. Emphasis is on development of programs related to business database applications.
Prerequisites: CMP-113 or CMP-128 or equivalent or permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-243. Ethical Hacking and Systems Defense. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course combines an ethical methodology with the hands-on application of security tools, techniques,and methodologies in performing computer system and network security vulnerability - risk analyses - to better help students secure and defend their systems. Topics to be covered include internal and external penetration tests, risk analysis methodology, and security audits. Students are introduced to common countermeasures that effectively reduce and/or mitigate attacks. This class is designed to help students prepare for professional careers in the information security field and the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)certification exam.
Prerequisites: CMP-124
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-244. Web Design II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course is a continuation of The Internet and Web Page Design with an emphasis on more advanced concepts and techniques. Topics include Cascading Style Sheets, forms, JavaScript and other current scripting languages. Students learn to work with hosting and web server technology. For their final project, students build a website using these techniques.
Prerequisites: CMP-239
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-245. Web Design Tools. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Students learn the leading web design and development tools including the Adobe Creative Suite. Instruction and practice in the suite provides seamless integration and a unified user interface across all tools to streamline multimedia and web development. Through hands-on practice, activities and relevant project application, students develop competence in the use of industry-leading development tools.
Prerequisites: CMP-108 or CMP-128 or CMP-239 or MED-110 or GRD-111
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-246. Operating Systems. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course introduces students to operating systems and their uses and design concerns. Covered are the roles and responsibilities of operating systems including scheduling, concurrency and process synchronization, memory management, file organization and management, and control of peripheral devices. Security and protection topics are also addressed. Laboratory assignments provide interactive learning experiences which demonstrate operating system concepts using programming, operating system commands and scripting.
Prerequisites: CMP-129
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-249. Advanced Web Programming. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This advanced course in Web Development introduces the student to creating interactive and dynamic Web sites using current Web programming. Building on concepts and principles of computer programming and scripting languages, students will interact with Web server technologies and develop front end, advanced professional Web sites with fully functioning back end support.
Prerequisites: CMP-128 and CMP-244
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-250. Game Production. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
Working in teams, students combine their game design and programming skills to explore the practical challenges of managing the development of games. Industry-standard software and advanced programming are used in this capstone course to develop a functioning game of the highest professional quality. Emphasis is placed on the game design document, storyboarding, the game production process, user interface and game design, interactive storytelling, character development, 3D animation, special effects, audio, the collaborative process, and usability testing.
Prerequisites: CMP-150 or MED-220
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-261. Digital Forensics II. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This advanced course in digital forensics will enable the student to understand advanced file system forensics, the theory of forensic procedures, review of identification, imaging, and authentication, review of FAT file system, NTFS and EXT3 file systems, partitioning, Window's logical analysis, email analysis, and web history analysis conducted in a laboratory setting. Upon completion of this course the student will apply investigative methodology as it applies to data artifacts, including where they are found in computer operating systems, and how they are deployed in digital forensics. The student will perform forensic media acquisition and verification.
Prerequisites: CMP-160
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-271. Mobile App Programming. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This second course in a series of mobile app development courses covers advanced design elements and programming constructs. Topics include accessing device resources including the camera, accelerometer, and GPS; utilizing local and networked database services; animation and gaming; accessing background services; file management; designing for multiple devices including wearables; and localization/internationalization and accessibility design. Students will create apps individually and as part of a team and their learning will culminate with the development of a final project that will be of industry-level quality.
Prerequisites: CMP-170
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-290. Independent Study in Information Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students, in consultation with the department chair, undertake an in-depth analysis of a selected topic, problem or issue related to information technology or pursue additional computer-related work experience. Students are responsible for developing a statement of goals and strategies, maintaining a weekly log, and preparing a written and oral summary report. Computer Information Systems majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-291. Special Topics in Information Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
An examination of selected topics or issues in information technologies. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for additional information. Computer Information Systems majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-292. Special Topics in Information Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
An examination of selected topics or issues in information technologies. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is offered. Students should consult the department chair for additional information. Computer Information Systems majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-293. Special Topics in Information Technology II. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
An examination of selected topics or issues in information technologies. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for additional information. Computer Information Systems majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CMP-296. Cooperative Work Experience-Information Technology (45-100 hours). 1 Credit.

COOP 1 hr
This course provides students in the Department of Information Technologies programs with job training and practical experience in a work environment prior to permanent employment amounting to between 45-100 hours in duration. The course may be taken in fulfillment of a Computer Information System (CIS) elective. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their intention known to the department at the beginning of their second semester. Computing majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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CMP-297. Cooperative Work Experience-Information Technology (90-200 hours). 2 Credits.

COOP 2 hrs
This course provides students in the Department of Information Technologies programs with job training and practical experience in a work environment prior to permanent employment amounting to between 90 to 200 hours in duration. The course may be taken in fulfillment of a Computer Information System(CIS) elective. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their intention known to the department at the beginning of their second semester. Computing majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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CMP-298. Cooperative Work Experience-Information Technology (135-300 hours). 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides students in the Department of Information Technologies programs with job training and practical experience in a work environment prior to permanent employment amounting to between 135 to 300 hours in duration. The course may be taken in fulfillment of a Computer Information System(CIS) elective. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their intention known to the department at the beginning of their second semester. Computing majors only.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ELT-110. Digital Principles. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course develops the fundamentals of the binary system. Circuit implementation from Boolean functions and map minimization. Course includes study of combinational logic, sequential logic circuits, flip-flops, counters and shift register. The laboratory allows the student to apply theory to practical digital circuits.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-115. Active Circuit Components. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 4 hrs
This course introduces the behavior of semiconductor electronic devices and develops the device characteristics. Some DC and AC circuit theory is expanded upon so that the active devices can be properly analyzed. Biasing techniques and models of amplifier configurations are stressed for the bipolar transistor and field effect devices. Diodes, rectifiers, filtering and switching circuit applications are studied. Laboratory includes the verification of device characteristics and the testing of basic amplifier and switching configurations.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-121. Circuit Analysis. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course introduces the student to both DC and AC circuit theory. It includes Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws for analysis of series and parallel circuits. Computer circuit simulation of series-parallel, ladder and bridge networks in both DC and AC are analyzed. Resonance and frequency response are included along with some discussion of AC power and transformers. The laboratory experiments are designed to support the theory and obtain measurement skills.
Prerequisites: MAT-110 and ENR-124
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-123. Studio Maintenance. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
For Music Recording majors only. This course provides students an introduction to music studio electronics. Basic skills of working with electronic components are covered, including soldering, the use of electronic measuring equipment and troubleshooting procedures. Studio cabling and infrastructure are dealt with extensively. Various wiring schemes and grounding techniques are examined to give the student an understanding of the typical music studio layout found in the professional environment. This course is for Music Recording majors only and does not serve as a technical elective for the Electronics Engineering Technology major. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Prerequisites: MUS-165
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-200. Biomedical Electronics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is the study of the techniques and theory behind the instrumentation utilized in hospital and health-related laboratory work. Emphasis is placed on physiological signals derived from the body and the problems and safety issues associated with their measurement. Demonstrations are conducted in class.
Prerequisites: ELT-115 and ELT-201.

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ELT-201. Electricity and Electronics. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is a fundamental study of electricity and electronics for Engineering Technology majors. The principles of electrical components and circuits are studied in class and laboratory. Topics include DC, AC series and parallel circuits, transformers and power supplies, solid state amplifiers and control components. The laboratory enables the student to apply the theory discussed in class and to gain some proficiency in the use of electronic measuring equipment.
Prerequisites: MAT-110 or equivalent and ENR-124
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-209. Advanced Digital and Microprocessors. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an extension of digital theory into the operation and interfacing of microprocessors. Major topics include sequential logic design, memory organization, microprocessor architecture, machine level programming, A/D and D/A conversion, and serial and parallel interfacing. An associated laboratory provides for hands-on microprocessor interfacing and the use of logic analyzers.
Prerequisites: ELT-110 and ENR-120 or CMP-128
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-210. Electronic Fabrication. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about the process involved in the fabrication of electronic circuit boards. Using computer-aided drafting tools, students create an electronic component layout and necessary art work for the construction of a printed circuit board. Students are introduced to project management concepts and techniques, soldering, test specifications and printed circuit board construction. A term project or a series of smaller projects enables students to manage, build and assemble a printed circuit board and develop test specifications.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-213. Active Circuit Design. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers analysis and design of solid-state amplifiers using bipolar and field effect transistors. Topics include frequency response using Bode plots and feedback analysis as applied to operational amplifiers and oscillators. Laboratory verification includes transistors, amplifiers, power amplifiers, IC operational amplifiers and oscillators.
Prerequisites: ELT-115 and either ELT-121 or ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-215. Industrial Electronics. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers operational amplifiers in linear, non-linear and active filter applications, pulse and wave-shaping techniques, power supplies and regulators, thyristor control of power and transducers. The laboratory includes experiments in design and tests to support the above topics.
Prerequisites: ELT-209 and ELT-115
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-227. Biomedical Clinical Experience. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides the student with a 200-hour internship at a local hospital. The student assists in the maintenance and calibration of biomedical electronic equipment. The student must abide by any rules and regulations stipulated in the affiliation agreement with the partnering hospital. As a minimum, the student is required to purchase liability insurance and agree to a criminal background check.
Prerequisites: ELT-200 and permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-230. Optoelectronics. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers principles of light and linear optics characteristics of electro-optical light sources and detectors and their applications in industry, displays and communication (fiber optics). Lab experiments demonstrate electro-optical measurements and designs of typical applications of electro-optical devices.
Prerequisites: MAT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-231. Electronic Communication Systems. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers A.M., F.M., and single side-band communication systems, including an introduction to digital transmission. Designed to familiarize the student with transmitters, receivers, modems, noise analysis, information theory, pulse modulation, sampling, coding, multiplexing and other signal processing techniques used in commercial broadcasting and data transmission systems. The course includes some coverage of transmission lines, antennas, microwaves and satellites. Includes laboratory work involving communication system components and techniques using industrial grade equipment.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-239. Cooperative Work Experience Electronics Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

This course provides a field experience in the laboratory facilities of an industrial firm. The course is designed for students in the Electronics Engineering Technology programs to obtain industrial experience as a supplement to their college studies prior to career employment. Seminar evaluation visitations are included. Students must have completed 35 credits to enroll.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ELT-291. Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an examination of selected topics or issues in Electronics Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ELT-292. Special Topics in Electronic Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an examination of selected topics or issues in Electronics Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-103. Basic Engineering Graphics I. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Students learn fundamentals of engineering drawing through freehand sketching. Course includes developing orthographic views including auxiliary views, dimensioning, sectioning, tolerancing, threads, fasteners, springs and assembly drawings. Course includes creation of pictorial drawings.

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ENR-117. Computer-Aided Drafting I. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
This course is an introduction to the concepts and operation of engineering drawing preparation using CAD (computer-aided drafting). The emphasis is on how CAD can reduce drawing time and improve accuracy. Students learn to use the AutoCAD software program to prepare drawings.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-118. Computer-Aided Drafting II. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
This course is a continuation and enhancement of Computer-Aided Drafting I. Topics include prototype drawings, blocks, attributes, x-reference, grips, paper space and development of 3-dimensional solid modeling.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-119. Technical Computer Applications. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an introduction to the various technical tools available to help solve problems in the field of engineering technology. This is a hands-on laboratory course designed to provide students with experience in using scientific calculators, Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office and Internet search tools. Special emphasis is placed on the development of technical reports using Microsoft Office's EXCEL and Word programs.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-120. Technical Computer Programming. 2 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course is an introduction to computer programming with application to engineering technology. Microcomputers are used to develop application programs in a programming language.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-121. Engineering Graphics. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to computer aided design software and hardware. Covered are geometric constructions, multiview orthographic projection, dimensioning, sectioning, auxiliary view and axonometric projection and principles of descriptive geometry. A brief introduction to solid modeling is also included. This course is intended for Engineering Science students; Engineering Technology students take ENR-117.
Prerequisites: MAT-123
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-123. Introduction to Engineering. 0 Credits.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides the entering engineering student with an overview of the engineering profession and the design process. Topics discussed include the engineering course of study, academic advisement and transfer processes, types of engineering disciplines, problem-solving techniques, typical software tools, reporting techniques, and study skills.

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ENR-124. Instrumentation and Measurements. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introductory study in the concepts involving physical measurements utilizing hands-on electrical and mechanical measurement applications. Use of basic instruments and transducers, accuracy and precision, units and standards of measurements, accounting and presentation of errors in measurements.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Corequisites: ENR-119
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-125. Computer Programming for Engineers. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
A course in structured and object-oriented programming, emphasizing engineering applications and numerical methods in assignments. Program assignments are coded and are implemented on personal computers.
Prerequisites: MAT-123
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-126. Computer Aided Design and Applications. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
An introductory course in computer aided design using parametric solid modeling software. Creation of solid models of parts, generation of orthographic views, sectional views and auxiliary views are covered. Dimensioning and tolerancing of parts is emphasized along with development of appropriate files to make the parts for product development using rapid prototyping (3-D printing) and to manufacture parts using computerized numerical control machines.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-220. Hydraulics and Fluid Power. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course is an exploration into the relationship between pressure, density and temperature as they relate to hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include hydraulic pumps, motors and air compressors. The course emphasizes use of engineering standards and specifications for circuit design and component selection. Electrical controls and application to systems are covered. Lab sessions further expand upon lectures by providing students with physical evidence to support theories and ideas acquired in class.
Prerequisites: MAT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-222. Mechanics of Solids. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Principles of strength of materials are derived for uniaxial stresses and strains, direct shear, torsion bending and combined stresses and column buckling. Also covered are axial force, shear moment and torque in structural members and in statically indeterminate systems. Elementary failure theory of structures and mechanical components is discussed.
Prerequisites: ENR-223.

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ENR-223. Engineering Mechanics I (Statics). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a vector approach to statics in a plane and in three dimensions, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Equivalent force systems, structural analysis, centroids and moments of inertia. Virtual work and applied engineering problems are incorporated.
Prerequisites: MAT-131 and PHY-130.

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ENR-224. Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a calculus-based course in dynamics. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's laws, work, energy, impulse and momentum are covered. Practical engineering problems are incorporated.
Prerequisites: ENR-223.

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ENR-230. Engineering Strength of Materials. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Principles of strength of materials are derived for uniaxial stresses and strains, direct shear, torsion bending, and combined stresses and column buckling. Elementary failure theory of structures and mechanical components is discussed. Laboratory covers a variety of tensile stress-strain, impact and hardness tests, as well as shear stress-strain and the techniques of report writing.
Prerequisites: ENR-223
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-232. Materials Science. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course covers the properties and structure of materials: atomic bonding, molecular, crystalline, noncrystalline structures and crystalline imperfections. It also covers metallic phases, equilibrium and nonequilibrium reactions, processing and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. In addition, corrosion phenomenon is discussed.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 and CHM-126 and PHY-130.

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ENR-234. Independent Study in Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is for students in Engineering Technologies. The student selects an area of interest and proposes a plan of study to a sponsoring faculty member who supervises and evaluates the student's progress.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-235. Engineering Circuit Analysis I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This first course in engineering circuit analysis covers DC circuit analysis including source transformations, mesh, nodal, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, and the maximum power transfer theorem. Dependent as well as independent sources are included. Transient response of RC, RL and RLC circuits is introduced. Steady-state analysis of single and three phase AC systems is studied using phasor diagrams and the network theorems mentioned above. Real, reactive, apparent power and power factors are included. Use of the computer as a problem-solving tool is included in the course.
Prerequisites: MAT-132.

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ENR-236. Engineering Circuit Analysis Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This laboratory course includes experiments in DC, AC and transients to accompany the course work in Engineering Circuit Analysis I.
Corequisites: ENR-235
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-237. Engineering Circuit Analysis II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This is a second course in engineering circuit analysis. Natural and step response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, mutual inductance, ideal transformers, series and parallel resonance are studied. Laplace transform theory is covered and includes step and impulse response in the S-domain. Bode diagrams of simple and quadratic factors are plotted and the computer is used for actual frequency and phase plots. Fourier Series are studied using both trigonometric and exponential forms.
Prerequisites: ENR-235
Corequisites: MAT-232.

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ENR-238. Engineering Circuit Analysis Laboratory II. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This laboratory course includes experiments on transformers, series and parallel resonance, filters and frequency/phase response plots, and two-port hybrid models to accompany the course work in Engineering Circuit Analysis II.
Prerequisites: ENR-236
Corequisites: ENR-237
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-240. Engineering Technology Project. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers the design of products and processes considering functional requirements, manufacturing feasibility and economy, and the use of technical literature and catalogs. Includes design layout and working drawings and group and individual projects.
Prerequisites: ENR-117 and MEC-110 and MEC-141
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-241. Instrumentation and Control. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the study of measuring systems and components, digital and analog signals and their characteristics. Mechanical and electromechanical transducer elements are used to measure pressure, temperature, displacement, velocity and acceleration. Static and dynamic performance of instruments, statistical analysis of experimental data are explored. A brief study of process controllers, programmable logic controllers and final control elements are also explored.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-290. Special Topics in Technology. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course is for students in Engineering Technologies. The student selects an area of interest and proposes a plan of study to a sponsoring faculty member who supervises and evaluates the student's progress when used for independent study. The course is also used to cover either current or future topics of interest in technology. Topics discussed will have relevance to either electronics technology, mechanical technology or both, and may vary each semester.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-291. Special Topics in Engineering. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in engineering. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-292. Special Topics in Engineering. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in engineering. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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FST-101. Introduction to Fire Science. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This class is considered to be the foundation course for all students of Fire Science Technology. Students are introduced to the concept of the systems approach to fire protection by presenting the components of modern fire department responsibility including emergency incident management, public education, training, resource management and customer service. Students who have completed their Fire Fighter 1 will receive credit for this course.

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FST-102. Fire Prevention and Related Codes. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides students with basic knowledge of federal, state and local codes related to building construction, fire and life safety requirements, and other codes. Includes New Jersey state fire safety regulations and related state requirements. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other standards related to fire protection and life safety are examined. Students who have completed their Fire Fighter 1 will receive credit for this course.

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FST-103. Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Analysis of the basic rules of fire fighting strategy, defining engine company responsibilities, defining ladder company functions, correlating mutual aid fires and general fire problems. Studies the effective management of suppression forces at various fire situations. Includes consideration of pre-fire planning, problem identification and solution implementation.

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FST-106. Fire Protection Systems. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A study of the nature of public and private fire protection with an emphasis on analysis of systems of fire detection, fire alarm, fire communications, water distribution networks, fire service, hydraulics and fire suppression.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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FST-107. Fire Apparatus Specifications, Inspections and Maintenance. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course covers the principles of care, maintenance and operation of fire apparatus and pumps. Includes pump construction and accessories, pumping techniques, power development and transmission. Also includes driving, troubleshooting and producing effective fire streams.

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FST-201. Fire Service Management. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces the student to the principles of personnel management through the use of effective leadership techniques. Topics include overview of the fire service as an organization and the officer's role in it, interpersonal communications, personality typing, skill development, leadership techniques, group dynamics and principles of fire company management.
Prerequisites: FST-101 or equivalent.

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FST-202. Hazardous Materials. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A comprehensive study of the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics of hazardous materials. This course includes basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials, basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment, and basic tactical information relating to scene management.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or passing score on the algebra section of the placement test.

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FST-204. Fire Protection, Building Construction. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces basic construction principles and the special characteristics of wood and ordinary construction as they concern the fire service. Primary emphasis is on improving the fire officer's ability to ensure firefighter safety by recognizing common causes and indicators of failure and other hazards relating to building construction. Course material enables the fire officer to better predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions.

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FST-205. Fire Investigation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An in-depth course that defines successful methods for conducting fire investigations. Specific topics include basic chemistry of fire, point of origin, fire cause (both accidental and incendiary), motivation of the fire setter, fire scene investigations, evidence collection, photography, follow-up investigation and court testimony.

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FST-206. Fire Hydraulics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a concentrated study in the application of mathematics and physics to the properties of water as used in fire suppression operations. Classic hydraulics formulas are used to solve problems for flow velocity, nozzle reaction, friction loss, water distribution systems, fire flow testing, fire service pumps and fire ground hose evolutions.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or passing score on the algebra section of the placement test.

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FST-207. Emergency Medical Technician. 6 Credits.

LECT 4 hrs, LAB 4 hrs
This course is designed to prepare the basic Emergency Medical Technician in accordance with the United States Department of Transportation curriculum and the New Jersey Department of Health guidelines. This course covers an introductory survey of emergency medical services including medical, legal/ethical aspects, role of the Emergency Medical Technician, patient assessment, care of wounds and fractures, airway maintenance, medical and environmental emergencies, patient transportation, emergency childbirth and basic extrication. After completion of this course, the student will be eligible to take the National Registry Examination for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. Students who are already registered EMT-Basic in New Jersey will be given credit for this course.

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FST-210. Current Issues in Fire Science/ Capstone Experience. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A review of the current problems affecting the fire service with particular emphasis on resource allocation, planning and fiscal constraints. The capstone experience requires the student to author and present a scholarly research paper on a topic covered in this course. Students must have completed 40 credit hours in the Fire Science Curriculum or have permission of department chair.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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MEC-104. Statics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides an analysis of force systems acting on particles and rigid bodies; equilibrium in two and three dimensions; trusses, frames and machines; and friction, centroids and moment of inertia of areas.
Prerequisites: MAT-110, ENR-119 and ENR-124.

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MEC-109. Manufacturing Process for Engineering Technology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is a study of the methods of prototyping including an introduction to precision measurements, elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the proper operation of the manual lathe and the vertical mill. The course will also provide the student with an introduction to the Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and the related field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC). Topics include machine setup, CNC code, both manual and computer assisted, tool offsets and tool changing.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-110. Materials for Engineering Technology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers metallic, plastic and ceramic materials that are important to manufacturing. Topics include: molecular and microscopic structures in relationship to material properties, testing of mechanical and thermal properties with reference to ASTM standards, equilibrium diagrams and physical metallurgy emphasizing steel and aluminum, heat treatment of steel, molding and forming methods for plastics. A brief study of ceramics and composites is included.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-117. Mechanical Prototyping. 2 Credits.

LECT 1.5 hrs, LAB 1.5 hrs
This course is a study of the methods of prototyping including an introduction to precision measurements, elementary theory of cutting and machining methods with emphasis on the lathe operation, milling, drilling and grinding. This course runs for eight weeks.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-118. Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). 2 Credits.

LECT 1.5 hrs, LAB 1.5 hrs
This course is a study of the methods of Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and the related field of Computerized Numerical Control (CNC). Topics include machine setup, CNC code, manual and post processed programs, rapid prototyping, tool offsets, and tool changing. This course runs for eight weeks.
Prerequisites: MEC-117 or industrial experience
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-141. Strength of Materials for Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course studies the mathematical determination of stress and deflection for materials having applied loads of normal, shear, torsion, bending or combinations of these. The rational design of mechanical components, such as fasteners, weldments, tanks, shafts, beams and columns, to satisfy stress, deflection and stability criteria are studied. Also included are Mohr's circle and strain gauge techniques. This course is intended for Engineering Technology students; Engineering Science students should take ENR-230, Engineering Strength of Materials.
Prerequisites: MEC-104 and MAT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-155. Mechanical Components. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course develops the fundamentals of sketching, blueprint reading, dimensioning, tolerances, preferred sizes and fits, and evaluating product quality. It also introduces students to the theory of function of mechanical elements such as linkages, cam bearings, gears belt and chain drives, springs, brakes, clutches, welds, keys, fasteners and power screws.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent.

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MEC-204. Dynamics for Technology. 2 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs
This course provides an understanding of the mathematics of the motion of particles and rigid bodies, and of the relation of forces and motion of particles. Upon successful completion of this course, students will describe the motion of particles and rigid bodies as functions of time and position, develop their equations of motions due to applied forces, and determine post impact behavior.
Prerequisites: MAT-110, MEC-104
Corequisites: PHY-111.

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MEC-209. Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing and CNC Programming. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
A continuation in the manufacturing process using Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) milling and turning. Students will learn about and develop advanced manual CNC programs as well as computer-assisted programs (post-processed) derived from CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) drawings. The CNC programs will focus mainly on operations involving three axis milling machines and two axis lathes, but will also touch on operations involving advanced fixture setup and control. Topics will include spindle controls, tool changes, linear and circular interpolation, drilling and tapping, subroutines, and G&M codes. In addition, the course will cover a variety of advanced manufacturing techniques in additive manufacturing (3D Printing), EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining), and reverse engineering techniques using scanners and the CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine).
Prerequisites: ENR-117 and ((MEC-117 and MEC-118) or MEC-109)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-229. Cooperative Work Experience-Mechanical Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
Registration is only upon written recommendation of advisor. This course is a field experience in the laboratory facilities of an industrial firm. It is designed for students in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program to obtain industrial experience as a supplement to college studies prior to career employment. Seminar evaluation visitations are included. Completion of 25 technical credits required to enroll.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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MEC-235. Kinematics. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is a study of moving elements as used in the design and analysis of basic mechanisms in machines. Velocity and acceleration analysis on a plane, design and analysis of 4-bar linkages, cams, gears and other mechanisms using graphical and analytical methods are studied.
Prerequisites: MAT-110
Corequisites: PHY-111
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-236. Machine Design. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is the rational design and selection of machine elements considering their economics and manufacturability. The principles of strength of materials and mechanics are applied to the design of bearings, shafts, gears, springs, brakes and other elements of importance in mechanical systems. Consideration of service criteria, operating environment and cost. Emphasis is placed on developing a systematic design philosophy.
Prerequisites: MEC-141
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MEC-291. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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MEC-292. Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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MED-110. Multimedia I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Multimedia I is a survey course designed to allow students to explore, discuss, develop and use multimedia technology. This computer-based course offers an extensive overview of the technologies of multimedia. Students engage in issues related to usability, management and distribution. Topics include multimedia development and design, media elements, and emerging hardware and software trends. A multimedia prototype project that demonstrates conceptual and technical understanding is required.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-113. Multimedia II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An advanced course designed to allow students to apply the theory and basic practical knowledge presented in Multimedia I. Students apply their knowledge productions for DVD, local networks or the Internet. Students incorporate traditional media production elements such as video and audio combined with the latest features and technologies. Conceptualization, user interface design and prototyping are key course elements. A multimedia prototype project that demonstrates conceptual and technical understanding is required.
Prerequisites: MED-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-114. Media Aesthetics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Media Aesthetics looks at the importance, influence and meaning of visual images designed for use in electronic media. Through current and historical examples, students learn the principles and significance of media aesthetics including light and color, space and structure, time and motion, and sound, and how they are used to optimize effective communication. Students learn how aesthetic elements of television and multimedia have been translated into vectors - forces that push or pull users in certain directions. Operationally, students learn how to interpret, order, clarify and intensify various communications including fiction, by applying appropriate aesthetic principles. Comparisons between television and multimedia images are closely examined. Students may apply knowledge of media aesthetics by producing projects using broadcast and digital media facilities.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-117. Introduction to Broadcasting. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course offers a historical and content analysis approach to the study of broadcast and narrowcast communications. Included are the research and study of systems, regulations, program genres, social effects on audiences, and the future of the industry. This is accomplished via lectures and discussions, handouts, reading assignments and in-class viewing and listening assignments.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007.

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MED-119. Digital Media Production. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides students with theory and training in the area of digital content development for digital media productions. Software and hardware training in digital video, audio, animation and graphics are introduced. In addition, the appropriate use of these areas of content in developing digital media productions and interface design are discussed.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-210. Digital Video Editing. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
Through hands-on learning, Digital Video Editing provides students with the fundamental principles of video editing with a focus on the techniques and technology used to achieve a superior final product. An in-depth exploration of non-linear editing concepts includes a deeper understanding of primary, secondary and tertiary motion, shot types, sequencing, transitions and continuity. Students learn to log and capture raw video, assemble shots on a timeline, create, add, and edit text, audio tracks, title animation, effects, transitions, continuity and video compositing. This course is ideal for students who wish to create and edit a professional video for broadcast, webcast and other motion media venues.
Prerequisites: MED-113 or MED-211
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-211. Television Production I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the basic operation of a television studio and the production process. Students learn techniques and develop skills in various studio functions including camera, switching, sound, lighting, teleprompter, scriptwriting and directing. Collaboration and teamwork are emphasized.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-212. Television Production II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students employ skills learned in Television Production I and learn advanced production skills including studio and remote producing, remote-location video shooting, digital editing, advanced special FX generation and switching, and set design via a "live on tape" production of an actual television program.
Prerequisites: MED-211 and MED-114
Corequisites: MED-210
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-213. Multimedia Authoring and Design. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Using industry-standard authoring software, students apply multimedia technology to assemble a real-world interactive multimedia project. Concepts and principles of user interface design, digital audio and video production, team production techniques and usability testing are employed. As members of a production team, students plan, manage and implement a complex multimedia production project to be used on DVD, a local network or the Internet for a participating business partner.
Prerequisites: MED-113
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-218. Video Magazine Production. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Instruction and practice in news gathering and writing news stories for a video magazine, analysis of commercial video magazines and production of video magazines including graphics and post-production experience are objectives of this advanced media course.
Prerequisites: MED-211 or permission of instructor.

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MED-220. Animation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This is an advanced production course utilizing 3D modeling and animation software to create animated imagery for video and multimedia applications. Software includes 3D Studio Max (3D animation) and Adobe Premiere and AfterEffects (digital video). Through assigned projects, students learn to combine live video and animation with compositing and bluescreening techniques.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-224. Independent Study in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students, in consultation with a media advisor, undertake an in-depth analysis of a selected topic, problem or issue related to media or pursue additional media-related work experience. Students are responsible for developing a statement of goals, maintaining a weekly log and preparing a written and oral summary report. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-228. Cooperative Work Experience- Media Stud. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
Actual applications of classroom learning in a supervised on-the-job training experience takes place daily. Students pursue their career objectives in the broadcasting arts or digital media area following a training plan with the assistance of the department chair and on-the-job supervisor. Interested students should consult with the Department of Information Technologies chair. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: MED-212 or MED-213
Corequisites: MED-229.

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MED-229. Cooperative Work Experience-Media Related Class. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides a variety of exercises that further develop students' technical skills, occupational adjustment and career development competencies. Exercises help to develop interpersonal and communication skills and help to ensure a positive cooperative work experience. This course is offered online. Available only Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: MED-212 or MED-213
Corequisites: MED-228.

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MED-230. Media Internship. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Practical experience in the media career field is gained working part-time in an approved, supervised media-related environment or on an approved media-related project under the supervision of a media instructor and/or on-the-job supervisor. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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MED-240. Advanced Animation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This advanced-level course is a continuation of MED-220 Animation and is designed to expose students to high-end 3-D modeling tools for digital animation, electronic post-production, digital special effects and digital multimedia. This course explores advanced applications in digital compositing, particle systems, Newtonian algorithms, kinemation, dynamation and 3-D characters.
Prerequisites: MED-220
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-291. Special Topics in Media. 1 Credit.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-292. Special Topics in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 1 hr
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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MED-293. Special Topics in Media. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in media. Topics may differ each time the course(s) is/are offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information. Available only to Digital Media Technology majors.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-107. Computers and Data Networks. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course is a continuation of topics introduced in earlier courses. Data networking, including concepts of essential computer components, data storage, network operating systems, computer networking models and communication framework for the transmission of voice, text and video data will be explored in greater detail. The laboratory component will cover topics on computer setup, network setup and integration and operating system utilities.
Prerequisites: CMP-130 and CMP-200.

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TEL-109. Introduction to Telecommunications. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the terminology and standard practices of the telecommunications industry, including concepts of integrating office automation procedures with telecommunications networks (wired and wireless) using voice, data, text and video information. Coverage includes various transmission and switching media as well as an understanding of message routing hierarchies. Issues of regulation and deregulation are discussed together with equipment selection and management topics. The mechanics of the Internet also are introduced with a description of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Other topics covered include laser communication links, teleconferencing, data network protocols and architectures and satellite technology.

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TEL-110. Routing I (CISCO). 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
The course follows CISCO's CCNA1 curriculum for Networking Basics. Lecture and laboratory assignments are an integral part of the course. The course focuses on network terminology and protocols, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), Open System Interconnection (OSI) networking model, cabling, cabling tools, routers, router programming, Ethernet, Internet Protocol addressing/subnetting and network standards.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-120. Routing II (CISCO). 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
The course follows CISCO's CCNA2 curriculum for Routers and Routing Basics. The course focuses on initial router configuration, CISCO IOS software management, routing protocol configuration, TCP/IP and access control lists (ACLs). Through lectures and laboratory assignments, students develop the skills to configure and maintain a router as well as the creation of software firewalls.
Prerequisites: TEL-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-220. Routing III (CISCO CCNA3 & CCNA4). 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course follows CISCO's CCNA3 curriculum for Switching and Intermediate Routing and CISCO's CCNA4 curriculum for WAN Technologies. The first half of the course focuses on advanced IP addressing techniques (Variable Length Subnet Masking (VLSM), intermediate routing protocols (RIP v2, single-area OSPF, EIGRP), command-line interface configuration of switches, Ethernet switches, Virtual LANs (VLANs), Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP). The second half of the course focuses on advances IP addressing techniques (Network Address Translation (NAT), Port Address Translation (PAT), and (DHCP), WAN terminology and technology, PPP, ISDN, DDR, Frame Relay, network management and an introduction to optical networking. Preparation is also given to the study of CISCO's CCNA certification examination. Students learn through lecture and laboratory assignments.
Prerequisites: TEL-120
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-232. Data Communication. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is a study of systems and equipment used in the transmission of data, interfacing data links to computers and troubleshooting of data links. Topics include VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), wireless technology, optical networking, serial interfaces, routing, link analysis, modems, data link and protocols, networking. The laboratory makes extensive use of protocol analysis for diagnostics.
Prerequisites: ELT-209 or TEL-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-233. Network Operating Systems. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to various network operating systems. Emphasis is placed on the study of a server in a client/server computer network. Topics of study include installation of a network operating system, securing a system, creating users and groups, partitioning of hard drive, installation of transport protocols, creating and maintaining printers, event viewing, performance monitoring, registry modification, configuring a server, creating and maintaining the active directory and troubleshooting the network.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-234. Telecommunications Systems. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course includes the study of the elements of telecommunications systems, emphasizing both voice and digital communications. Telephone loop operation and signaling, central office interface, switching, routing, transmission protocols, network architecture, T1 multiplexing and high-speed transmission are major topics. Advanced telecommunications topics such as ISDN and DSL are studied. Laboratory includes configuration, maintenance and diagnostic telecommunication systems.
Prerequisites: ELT-209 or CMP-230 and TEL-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-239. Cooperative Work Experience - Telecommunications Systems Technology. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course is a field experience in the laboratory facilities of an industrial firm. Designed for students in Telecommunication Systems Technology programs to obtain industrial experience as a supplement to their college studies prior to career employment. Seminar evaluation visitations are included. Completion of the first year of the program is required to enroll.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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TEL-290. Independent Study in Telecommunications Systems Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Students, in consultation with a Telecommunications Technology advisor, undertake an in-depth analysis of a selected topic, problem or issue related to the telecommunications industry or pursue additional related work experience. Students are responsible for developing a statement of goals and strategies, maintaining a weekly log and preparing a written and oral summary report. Written permission must be obtained from the department before registering for this course.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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TEL-291. Special Topics in Telecommunications Systems Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
These courses provide students with an examination of selected topics or issues in telecommunications systems technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult a Telecommunications Technology advisor for additional information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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TEL-292. Special Topics in Telecommunications Systems Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
These courses provide students with an examination of selected topics or issues in telecommunications systems technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult a Telecommunications Technology advisor for additional information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.