Course Catalog

Telecommunications and Security Technology - TES2 Diploma


Campus Locations: Ben Hill Irwin
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.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. 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.

Additional Information:

This program is a HOPE Career Grant eligible program for students who are HOPE Grant eligible. The Career Grant award is a fixed amount per semester based on the number of credit hours taken. Maximum award per term is $500.

Gainful Employment Information
Curriculum Outline (45 hours)
General Core Courses 8
ENGL 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Diploma Level Reading and Writing Scores OR READ 0090 and/or ENGL 0090 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
MATH 1012

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Diploma Level Math Scores or MATH 0090 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): 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, geometric concepts, technical applications, and basic statistics.

3
EMPL 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

2
Occupational Courses 25
TELE 1090

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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

3
IDSY 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course 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
Computer Hardware Option: Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 1122

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): 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.

4
ELCR 2170

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): 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.

5
Networking Option: Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
CIST 1401

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.

4
ELCR 2190

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
Cabling Option: Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
ELCR 2600

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ELCR 1010 Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
TELE 1020

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
TELE 2020

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2.5 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 4.5 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

4
Choose One of the Following (3 Hours) 3
COLL 1010

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0.5 Lab 3 - 2.5 Pre-Requisites: None Co-Requisite: None This course is designed to assist the learner to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional success and to improve student retention. Areas of importance include Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Personal Financial Management, Stress Management and Wellness, Studying and Test Taking Skills, Communication Skills, Career Planning and Goal Setting, Computer Applications/Technology Skills and Employability/Professional Skills.

3
COMP 2000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture-3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: Program Admission Co-Requisite: None This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.

3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Elective (6 Hours) 6
Specializations – Choose One of the Following (12 Hours) 12
8BC2 - Broadband CATV (12 Hours) 12
TELE 1690

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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

3
TELE 1700

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
TELE 1720

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Elective (3 Hours) 3
8CV2 - Convergent Voice (12 Hours) 12
TELE 2090

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ELCR 2190 Co-requisite(s): 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).

3
TELE 2110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1.5 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Elective (6 Hours) 6
8EE2- Electronic Safety & Security (12 Hours) 12
ELCR 2660

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

4
ELCR 2680

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): 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.

2
XXXX xxxx Occupational Elective (6 Hours) 6
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