Telecommunications and Security Technology - TAS3

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Ben Hill-Irwin Campus

Program Overview

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Telecommunications and Security Technology is designed to give students the knowledge and skills to work in diverse fields associated with the telecommunications industry.  Course topics range from broadband to wire line technologies, as well as other low voltage type systems.  In addition to the technical aspects of the program, management and leadership courses are included to better prepare students to deal with management, accounting, planning issues, and other skill sets related to being a manager or supervisor in this area.

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 (15 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)
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Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective
3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 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.
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts (3 hours)
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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
Additional General Education Core (3 hours)
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General Education Elective
3
Occupational Courses (48 - 49 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.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: None

This course investigates the fundamental principles of electricity and provides an overview of fundamental electronics theory with an emphasis on practical applications. Topics include: basic electrical/electronics terminology; electromagnetic theory; direct and alternating currents; resistor, transistor, semiconductor and integrated circuit applications; and safety practices and procedures.
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.
ELCR
2190
3

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides an introduction to networking technologies. Cover a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks. The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and Wan technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support.

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Develops skills and behaviors necessary for successful supervision of people and their job responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on real life concepts, personal skill development, applied knowledge and managing human resources. Course content is intended to help managers and supervisors deal with a dramatically changing workplace being affected by technology changes, a more competitive and global market place, corporate restructuring and the changing nature of work and the workforce. Topics include: Understanding the Managers Job and Work Environment; Building an Effective Organizational Culture; Leading, Directing, and the Application of Authority; Planning, Decision-Making, and Problem-Solving; Human Resource Management, Administrative Management, Organizing, and Controlling.
MGMT
2210
3

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Provides a basic understanding of project management functions and processes. Topics include: team selection and management; project planning, definition and scheduling of tasks; resource negotiation, allocation, and leveling; project control, monitoring, and reporting; computer tools for project planning and scheduling; managing complex relationships between project team and other organizations; critical path methodology; and total quality management.

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

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.
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Occupational Elective
6
Cabling Option - Choose One of the Following (3 - 4 hours)

Prereqs: ELCR 1010

Coreqs: None

Introduces the basic of cable installation from the initial site survey to  splicing cable and making connections. Through laboratory activities, students perform the basic tasks of a cable installer. Topics include: basic standards and practices, cable rating and performance, cable installation and management, testing and troubleshooting, industry standards, pulling cable, and understanding blueprints.

Prereqs: None

Coreqs: TELE 1010

The student will gain the knowledge of copper and fiber transmission characteristics and apply them in hands-on activities.  Labs will require students to install, terminate, test, troubleshoot, and repair various media/cabling and the associated blocks or jacks in a home and/or business environment following all applicable codes, standards, employer and manufacturers specifications.

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.
Choose One of the Following Specializations (12 hours)
8BC3 - Broadband CATV (12 hours)
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.
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Occupational Elective
3
8CV3 - Convergent Voice (12 hours)

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: 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.
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Occupational Elective
6
8E23 - Electronic Safety & Security (12 hours)

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 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.
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Occupational Elective
6

 

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Related Program Options:

Telecommunicatios and Security Technology Diploma
Broadband Installation Specialist TCC
Cable Installation Specialist TCC
Mobile Electronics Technician TCC

Advisors

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