Wireless Voice and Data Communications

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Downtown Campus

Laura Robertson
Instructor
253.680.7358

Bob Traufler
Career Advisor
253.680.7412

Location Downtown Campus

Hours Mon - Fri, 7 a.m. - 2: 45 p.m.

Students prepare for employment as technicians in the wireless communications industry. Few technologies have grown and evolved as quickly as wireless communications. Rapid growth combined with advances in technology creates excellent employment opportunities in this field. Students learn how high-speed, high-quality voice, data and video is exchanged among devices located anywhere in the world via optical fibers, telecommunications cabling, telephone, cellular and satellite equipment and broadcast and wireless networks. Students also prepare for industry certifications and federal licenses including the Federal Communications Commission, Cisco CCnA, network Cabling Specialist and Certified Fiber Optic Technician.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 110 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

ETECH 101 Introduction to Electronics
ETECH 102 DC Circuits
ETECH 103 AC Circuits
ETECH 104 Analog Circuits
ETECH 105 Digital Circuits
ETECH 106 Microcontrollers
INFO 101 Computer Applications Essentials
WIRE 201 Telecommunications Network Cabling Systems
WIRE 202 Fiber Optics
WIRE 203 FCC Licensure Prep I
WIRE 204 FCC Licensure Prep II
WIRE 205 Wireless/RF Communications
WIRE 206 Wireless Personal Area Networks
WIRE 207 Wireless Local Area Networks
WIRE 208 Wireless Broadband Networks
WIRE 210 Introduction to RF Communications
WIRE 211 Amplitude Modulation
WIRE 212 Single Sideband and Frequency Modulation
WIRE 213 Transmission Lines and Antennas
WIRE 214 Microwave, Telephony, and Cellular
WIRE 215 Data and Networking Fundamentals
WIRE 216 Advanced Communications Principles

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Students must chose 18 credits from the electives list.

Certificate of Competency: 78 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS CREDITS

90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics

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REQUIRED COURSEWORK                                                     CREDITS

ETECH 101 Introduction to Electronics
ETECH 102 DC Circuits
ETECH 103 AC Circuits
ETECH 104 Analog Circuits
ETECH 105 Digital Circuits
ETECH 106 Microcontrollers
INFO 101 Computer Applications Essentials
WIRE 201 Telecommunications Network Cabling Systems
WIRE 202 Fiber Optics
WIRE 205 Wireless/RF Communications
WIRE 206 Wireless Personal Area Networks
WIRE 207 Wireless Local Area Networks
WIRE 208 Wireless Broadband Networks

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Students must choose eight credits from the electives list.

ELECTIVES LIST CREDITS

INFO 101 Computer Applications Essentials
WIRE 209 Cisco Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
WIRE 210 Introduction to RF Communications
WIRE 211 Amplitude Modulation
WIRE 212 Single Sideband and Frequency Modulation
WIRE 213 Transmission Lines and Antennas
WIRE 214 Microwave, Telephony, and Cellular
WIRE 215 Data and Networking Fundamentals
WIRE 216 Advanced Communications Principles
WIRE 236 RF Communications Lab
WIRE 237 Telecommunications Lab
WIRE 249 Job Search and Preparation
WIRE 290 Independent Study I
WIRE 291 Independent Study II
WIRE 296 Work-based Learning Experience
WIRE 297 Work-based Learning Seminar
INFO 111 Introduction to Operating Systems (O/S)
INFO 112 O/S Applications
INFO 109 PC Hardware Maintenance
INFO 110 Hardware Applications
INFO 201 Cisco Network Fundamentals
INFO 202 Cisco Routing Protocols and Concepts
INFO 203 Cisco LAN Switching and Wireless
INFO 204 Cisco-Accessing the WAN

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