Broadband Technology (BBT)
Introduces the basics of the HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coaxial) portion of the broadband industry. Focuses on primary areas: cable and wire - the design of the cables physically and electrically and how to splice them; print reading - construction drawings and system maps/circuit diagrams; station installation - installation of customer materials and equipment and teaching the customers how to properly use the equipment; basic troubleshooting - finding and repairing trouble in materials and equipment; processing requirements for various signals used in the HFC system and signal level meters and signal testing. Covers the transmission of voice and data signals and how they are transmitted to the subscriber and back to the central office. Includes troubleshooting and fault locating techniques used to repair and maintain subscriber equipment. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (75 contact hours)
Introduces the student to hybrid fiber optic/coaxial cable systems as well as satellite dishes. Presents basic installation, alignment, testing, and troubleshooting techniques. Covers system performance standards and measurement parameters. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (60 contact hours).
Introduces the world of wireless communications. Provides information to enhance an understanding of how we use radio frequencies to transmit signals, data, and voice over the airwaves. Provides information regarding how to correctly set up and troubleshoot a variety of equipment used in radio communications. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours).
Covers the theory of wireless communications. Emphasizes the design, construction, and troubleshooting of a cellular phone system. Includes information as to what equipment goes into a typical base station and the technological process that is followed each time a call is made. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Covers the importance of security in all aspects of business today, from closed-circuit cameras to internet-driven and accessible systems. Covers the security and privacy rules and regulations before concentrating on hands-on experience in selecting, installing, testing, and troubleshooting the appropriate system for the task at hand. Lecture/Lab: 3.0 credits (75 contact hours).
Focuses on installation and administration of PBX systems. Provides basic information regarding functions and operation of PBX systems. Covers the use of manuals to administer specific commands of the PBX. Prepares students to perform installation and removal of the extensions and program special features system wide. Lecture/Lab: 2.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Serves as the capstone course for the Broadband Technology degree program and all of its tracks. Integrates prior learning outcomes into a single integrated learning experience. Includes an exit exam that all program graduates must take. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).