Telecommunications and Security Technology - TES2

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The purpose of the Telecommunications and Security Technology diploma program is to train technicians in this field to plan and estimate materials requirements and installation procedures for telecommunications and security systems; install cabling and equipment used in transmitting messages and television programming, including security systems, alarm devices, and other related components; and troubleshoot telecommunications systems to locate and repair faults and malfunctions.

Entrance Requirements

*Submit a completed application and application fee;     
 
*Be at least 16 years of age; 
    
*Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript;  
   
*Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;     
 
*Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (8 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.

Prereqs: Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0097 and/or ENGL 0097 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the development and improvement of written and oral communication abilities. Topics include analysis of writing, applied grammar and writing skills, editing and proofreading skills, research skills, and oral communication skills.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today's rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.
Occupational Courses (48 hours)

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: Provisional Admission

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
ELCR
2170
5

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems.  Topics include installation, configuration, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, basic hardware, printers, and basic networking.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices. Topics include: introduction to optical fiber principles, types of optical fiber, characteristics of optical fiber, factors contributing to fiber losses, fiber optic systems, installation and maintenance of fiber optic systems, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is designed for the entry-level telecommunications technicians who need to understand the industry and be proficient in the basic practices used in a structured cabling and installation environment. Topics include identification of industry structure, standards, codes and methodologies; media characteristics; preparation for installation, connectors, grounding and bonding, testing, pulling and termination of cable; cable splicing; fire stopping; administration; professionalism; selection and maintenance of tools; delivery and inventory of equipment; and interpretation of symbols and specifications.
TELE
1690
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Upon completion of the course a student will understand the fundamentals of cable television systems and high-speed data and telephony over cable. This course provides the basis for further study of cable television and broadband systems. Topics include: general organization of cable TV systems, TV transmission plans and equipment, TV signal characteristics and processing, and basic analysis of TV picture quality and problems

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: TELE 1690

Introduces the basics of coaxial cable installation from the initial site survey to installing cable and making connections. Through extensive laboratory activities, students will perform the basic tasks of a coaxial cable installer. Including but not limited to site survey, cable pulling, cable connections, cable distribution systems, and premise connections.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: TELE 1700

Upon completion the student will understand and perform the following: the installation, testing, and repair of simple and complex broadband systems. The student will be involved in extensive laboratory activities giving practical hands-on experience with various broadband equipment and systems. Topics include: installing customer drops, setting up and configuring cable access units (set-top boxes), TV sets, VCRs and other customer broadband and equipment.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces students to procedures for troubleshooting telephone equipment and lines. Students learn proper testing techniques to use in troubleshooting and to repair various types of telephone equipment. Topics include: troubleshooting procedures, troubleshooting and repair of self-contained key systems, and troubleshooting and repair of communication systems

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces the fundamentals of voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and technology, the infrastructure benefits and applications. Topics include Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN), telephony signaling and services, basics of Internet Protocol (IP), H.323, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), gateway protocols, and Quality of Service (QoS).

Prereqs: TELE 1160

Coreqs: None

This course is designed for students to undertake both individual and team tasks and apply knowledge acquired from classroom and lab activities. Students will design and implement an advanced communications network.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: TELE 2020

This course is designed to give students an overview of the different types of communication platforms used primarily in inter-connects as well as the business systems component of service providers. Emphasis is placed on system features, installation, programming, and troubleshooting.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is designed to give students a working knowledge of basic security system applications and theory. Students will be able to identify system components and their uses and apply that knowledge to system design. The course utilizes hands-on training in system installation, programming, testing and troubleshooting to assess the preparedness of the student in the security system installation and service industry.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

The course is designed to give students a working knowledge of basic fire alarm system applications and theory. Students will be able to identify classes of alarms and the system components. The course utilizes hands-on training in component identification and installation including, but not limited to fire panels, pull stations, smoke detectors, heat detectors, signaling horns and strobes. Students will also gain knowledge of system programming, testing, troubleshooting, and repair through classroom and hands-on exercises.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

The Access Control and CCTV Installation course is designed to give students a working knowledge of access control and CCTV systems applications and theory. Students will be able to identify the system components of the respective systems. The access control segment of the course utilizes hands-on training in component identification and installation including, but is not limited to processors, key pads, card swipes, biometric devices, and security devices related to the control of the pathways. The CCTV segment of the course utilizes hands-on training in component identification and installation including, but is not limited to cabling, power supplies, video cameras, VCRs, storage devices, and monitors.
Choose One of the Following (3 hours)
IDFC
1011
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

Introduces direct current (DC) concepts and applications. Topics include: electrical principles and laws; batteries; DC test equipment; series, parallel, and simple combination circuits; and laboratory procedures and safety practices.
3

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course introduces alternating current theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and the physical characteristics and applications of solid state devices. Topics include, but are not limited to, electrical laws and principles, magnetism, and inductance and capacitance.

 

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Related Program Options:

Broadband Installation Specialist TCC
Cable Installation Specialist TCC
Mobile Electronics Technician TCC

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Advisors

Ira Smith
Telecommunications and Security Program Coordinator
Office: Building 800, Room 8107
Phone: 229-468-2071
Email:
Campus: Ben Hill-Irwin Campus