Telecommunications Systems Technology (TEL)

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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.