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Telecommunications (TCT)

TCT 1000 Telecommunications Orientation (1) - fall
This course is an orientation to the college experience including an analysis and discussion of learning styles, time management, test-taking, and study skills. 1 hour of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

TCT 1001 Telecommunications I (4) - fall
This course is an introduction to the techniques, principles, and terminology of voice telecommunications. Public and private telecommunication networks will be examined. Telecommunication equipment, switching, and transmission technology will be demonstrated. The frequency spectrum, modulation schemes, and multiplexing techniques will be explored. Lectures, interactive learning, and demonstrations will be employed. Laboratory exercises will be required; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

TCT 1002 Telecommunications II: Introduction to Voice & Data (4) - spring
An introduction to the techniques, principles, and terminology of data communications will be presented. Public and private networks will be examined. Data communication equipment, multiplexing, and interactive learning demonstrations will be employed. Laboratory exercises will be required; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: TCT 1001

TCT 2003 Telecommunications III: LANS and WANS (4) - fall
This course is designed to train students in the organization, architecture, setup, maintenance, hardware, and software aspects of computer networks. Topics include an introduction to networks; types and characteristics of different network architectures (LAN to WAN); network topologies and cabling; intra- and inter-network devices; network operating systems; peer-to-peer and client/server environments; LAN setup and maintenance; inter-network communications, including connecting a LAN to the Internet; remote network access; network printing; network security; and world wide web servers. A hands-on approach will be taken, with team projects throughout; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: TCT 1002

TCT 2004 Telecommunications IV: Advanced Topics (4) - spring
A survey of current and emerging technologies in Telecommunications will be presented. Lectures, interactive learning, demonstrations, and site visits will be employed; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: TCT 2003