SRJC Course Outlines

7/19/2024 5:09:48 AMCS 82.41A Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 82.41ATitle:  TELECOMMUNICATIONS - 1  
Full Title:  Telecommunications 1
Last Reviewed:12/6/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 78.11A

Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of CS 101B AND Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2002Inactive:Fall 2015
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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,
and modems.
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
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1.  Telecommunication Systems
   a.  History of Telecommunications
   b.  Deregulation
   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
   b.  Coaxial
   c.  Fiber Optic
   d.  Wireless
7.  Making Connections
   a.  Modems
   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

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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.
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%
Homework problems
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%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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"Introduction to Telecommunications," by Anu Gokhale - Delmar
Publishers 2001

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