Wireless Engineering Technology - WET3

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Wireless Engineering Technology Degree program is designed to address the current and future needs of the wireless industry.  This program prepares students for the rapidly changing environment faced by field technicians and engineers and includes topics such as antenna theory and applications, grounding, bonding, power, mobile site equipment and applications, radio frequency theory and transmissions, safety, and regulations, standards and codes.  These courses allow for field technicians and engineers to effectively install, troubleshoot and maintain modern mobile sites including those with new 4G broadband mobile technologies.

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 Core Courses (23 hours)
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 hours)

Prereqs: (ENGL 0098 or Test Score) AND (READ 0098 or Test Score)

Coreqs: None

Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
Area II - Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
XXX
xxx
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (6 hours)
MATH
1111
3

Prereqs: Degree Level Math Scores

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
MATH
1113
3

Prereqs: MATH 1111 with a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)
XXX
xxx
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Additional General Education Core (8 hours)

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113)

Coreqs: PHYS 1111L

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

Prereqs: ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113)

Coreqs: PHYS 1111

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

Prereqs: PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L

Coreqs: PHYS 1112L

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.

Prereqs: PHYS 1111, PHYS 1111L

Coreqs: PHYS 1112

Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1110. The laboratory exercises for this course include systems of units and systems of measurement, vector algebra, Newtonian mechanics, fluids and thermodynamics, heat, light, and optics, mechanical waves, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics.
Occupational Courses (47 hours)

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course serves to provide students with the knowledge of the fundamentals of computer technology, networking, and security along with the skills required to identify hardware, peripheral, networking, and security components with an introduction to the fundamentals of installing and maintaining computers. Students will develop the skills to identify the basic functionality of the operating system, perform basic troubleshooting techniques, utilize proper safety procedures, and effectively interact with customers and peers. This course is designed to help prepare students for the CompTIA A+ certification examination.
CIST
2122
3

Prereqs: CIST 1122

Coreqs: None

This course serves to prepare students to complete the CompTIA A+ certification examination. It will provide students with advanced knowledge of computer technology, networking, and security fundamentals. Students will possess the skills required to identify hardware, peripherals, networking components, and security components. Students will understand basic operating system functionality and troubleshooting methodology while practicing proper safety procedures and effective interaction skills with customers and peers.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

This course provides students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging network technology. Topics include basics of communication, converged networks, OSI and TCP/IP network models, Application layer protocols, services, and applications, Transport layer protocols and services, Network layer addressing and routing concepts, IPv4 and IPv6, calculating IPv4 subnets, Data Link layer and the encapsulation process, Physical layer components and data encoding, Ethernet and network protocol analysis, network cabling, and basic network configuration.
ECET
1101
4

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: MATH 1111 and ENGT 1000

Emphasizes the knowledge and ability to analyze basic DC circuits and introductory concepts of AC circuits. Topics include: international units, basic electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, network analysis concepts, network theorems concepts, D.C. instruments, grounding techniques, magnetism, inductance/capacitance, transient analysis, and introduction to dependent sources and 2-port parameters. Laboratory work parallels class work.
ECET
1110
4

Prereqs: ENGT 1000

Coreqs: None

Study of digital circuit fundamentals with an emphasis on digital electronics and techniques, simplification of logic circuits, sequential and combinational logic circuits, programmable logic devices, flip-flops and registers, binary number system, and arithmetic and logic operations. Laboratory work parallels class work using trainers, DesignWorks, and Altera simulation software and system.
4

Prereqs: ECET 1101, MATH 1111

Coreqs: None

Continues study of AC circuit analysis, which emphasizes complex networks. Topics include: analysis of complex networks, networks with multiple sources, AC network theorems, resonance, transformers, three-phase systems, filters and bode plots, non-sinusoidal waveforms, and pulse response of RLC circuits. Laboratory work parallels class work.
4

Prereqs: ECET 2101

Coreqs: None

Introduces the conduction process in semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include semiconductor physics; diodes; basic diode circuits and applications; biasing, stability and graphical analysis of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; introduction to silicon controlled rectifiers; device curve characteristics; and related devices with selected applications. Laboratory work includes circuit construction, use of appropriate instruments, troubleshooting and circuit simulation using P-SPICE.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Labs reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculation of density of objects, relative humidity, use of digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course is designed to give students the knowledge concerning the various regulations, standards, codes, and operating procedures related to the wireless environment.  Topics include federal agencies such as the FCC, FAA, FDA, and OSHA.  In addition, the NEC, 3GPP,IEEE, and ANSI codes and standards are researched, as well as, the importance of abiding by the organizations standard operating procedures.

Prereqs: ECET 1101

Coreqs: None

This course provides both the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge required by a field tech/engineer to successfully install and maintain a grounding and power system infrastructure at a mobile site.  Topics include codes and standards that are applicable, installation procedures, testing methods, preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and reporting processes based on Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs).

Prereqs: ECET 1101

Coreqs: ECET 2101

This course is designed to provide the student with the theoretical and hands-on knowledge and skills needed to install and maintain the cabling infrastructure in a mobile-site environment.  Topics include safety cabling practices, copper and fiber terminations, tests, and repairs.

Prereqs: ECET 1101, ECET 2101

Coreqs: WLET 1120

This course provides the student the foundational knowledge needed to understand electromagnetic wave propagation and the skills needed to safely choose and install the proper antenna based on the application.  Topics will include electromagnetic frequencies, signal propagation, RF safety, radiation patterns, codes and standards related to antennas, installation practices, and troubleshooting.

Prereqs: ECET 1101, ECET 2101, WLET 1120

Coreqs: ECET 2120

The course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of the theory and technologies generally found in mobile communications.  Topics include the electro-magnetic spectrum and transmission theory on copper, fiber, and air interfaces using electrical, light, and RF signals.  Backhaul technologies are also discussed to give the student an understanding of how the mobile network is intertwined with switching offices and other nodes.

Prereqs: WLET 1120, WLET 2110

Coreqs: CIST 2451

This course is designed to give the student a working knowledge of a complete mobile site including the radio equipment, ancillary equipment and other equipment and interfaces needed to commission a site and maintain a site.  Topics include both theory and hands-on based exercises that allow a student to perform the duties of field technician/engineer.

 

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Advisors

Obrin Griffin
Electrical Systems Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 428
Phone: 229-333-2100 ext, 3031
Email:
Campus: Valdosta Campus