Telecommunications Specialist Certificate
This certificate provides both theory and hands-on application using fiber optics, coaxial cable, and CAT 6 data cable. All aspects of communication systems are covered including antennas, transmitters and receivers, transmission lines, and signal propagation. System design and troubleshooting are also included.
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This certificate provides training for design, installation, and maintenance of any type of wired or wireless communication system such as remote monitoring, radio frequency (RF) control, radio and television transmitters, public safety and government communication equipment, and fiber optic systems.
Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- evaluate potential problems associated with electrostatic discharge (ESD).
- analyze and troubleshoot basic electronic circuits.
- compare and contrast series and parallel resistive, capacitive, and inductive devices.
- analyze the differences between surface-mount techniques and through-hole techniques.
- analyze and describe the components of a complete telecommunication system.
- design an office building telecommunication system using fiber optics and copper cable.
- examine and evaluate the decibel losses and gains in a complete fiber optic communication system.
- assess safety hazards when working with fiber optic systems and associated test equipment.
- perform repairs and adjustments to electronic communication systems according to factory specifications.
- install epoxy, hotmelt, anaerobic, and mechanical connectors on multimode fiber optic cable.
- prepare cost estimates for fiber optic and copper network installation using computer software.
- identify and diagram schematic symbols used in industrial electronic and electrical applications.
- analyze aviation, marine and commercial communication systems that are covered in the FCC General Class Radiotelephone license examination.
- apply FCC rules and regulations governing commercial, aviation, and marine communication systems to practical communication systems.
Course List: Required Program
ET 115 Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling 4
ET 302 Principles of Electricity and Electronics 4
ET 308 Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques 2
ET 312 Mathematics for Circuit Analysis 3
ET 322 Semiconductors and Nanotechnology 4
ET 381 Electronic Communication Regulations 3
ET 253 Industrial Communication Systems Support 4
ET 380 Introduction to Electronic Communications 4
ET 388 Fiber Optics 4
Total Units: 32