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|Discipline and Nbr:
TELECOMMUNICATIONS - 1||
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||1.50||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||8 max.||Lecture Scheduled||24.00
|Minimum||1.50||Lab Scheduled||0||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||24.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 48.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00||
This course will provide an eight-week introduction into the electronic transmission of information. The topics include telecommunications theory and history, hardware and software specifications, telephony, data exchange models, teleconferencing, telecommuting, and the Internet.
Completion of CS 101B AND Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
Introduction to electronic transmission of information. Includes telecommunications theory and history, hardware and software specs, telephony, data exchange models, Intranets, and the Internet.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Completion of CS 101B AND Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2002||Inactive:||Fall 2015
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Outline the basic components of a computer network using both the OSI
(Open Systems Interconnection) model and the Internet model.
2. Compare voice telephone systems including standard telephone lines,
leased line services, and PBX (Private Branch Exchange) systems.
3. Evaluate the various transmission media commonly used in carrier
systems; i.e., coaxial cable, fiber optic cable, microwave radio, as well
as the carrier systems overall operating characteristics.
4. Explain the basics of data communications, including data, signals,
conversions between data and signals, encoding techniques, multiplexing,
5. Delineate the integration of voice technologies with data technologies.
6. Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of telecommunications
and identify realistic career objectives related to this field.
7. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
citation style, if different from MLA (Modern Language Association).
Topics and Scope
1. Telecommunication Systems
a. History of Telecommunications
c. Orientation to Values, Themes, and Methods
d. Realistic Career Objectives
2. Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN)
a. Public Switched Telephone Network Services
b. Leased Lines
c. Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
d. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
3. Computer Telephony Integration
a. Telephone Network and Data
b. Using the Telephone Network for Data Communications
4. Introduction to Computer Networks and Data Communications
a. Language of Computer Networks
b. Computer Networks (Basic Configurations)
5. Fundamentals of Data and Signals
a. Data and Signals
b. Converting Data into Signals
c. Spread Spectrum
d. Data Codes
6. Conducted and Wireless Media
a. Twisted Pair
c. Fiber Optic
7. Making Connections
b. Bandwidth Limitations
c. Modem Alternatives
d. Channel Service Unit (CSU)/Digital Service Unit (DSU)
e. Cable Modems
f. ISDN Modems
g. DSL Modems
h. Interfacing Computers, Modems and Other Devices
i. Data Link Connections
8. The Internet
a. Internet Services
b. World Wide Web
c. Intranets and Extranets
d. Internet Protocols
e. The Future of the Internet
1. Short written responses to end-of-chapter questions.
2. Reports on current events articles for application of learning
concepts. Two or three of these one-page reports with links or
3. Group or individual projects such as logical design of a network
and/or shopping for networking equipment for a business application.
4. Three to six tests and/or quizzes.
5. Weekly vocabulary review.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 40%
|Written homework, Reading reports||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 40%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 60%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
"Introduction to Telecommunications," by Anu Gokhale - Delmar