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CP310 ASP.NET II

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course continues where ASP.NET I left off using the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET environment and the Microsoft .NET platform to create ASP.NET Web applications.  This course covers more advanced topics such as; connecting to data sources, building data-driven ASP.NET applications, building data-driven Web applications, configuring an ASP.NET application, troubleshooting and deploying an ASP.NET application.  Newer technologies like creating XML Web services and extending ASP.NET applications are also discussed. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP309

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CS301 Communications, AM and FM Techniques

3 Semester Credit Hours

The techniques of transmitting and receiving signals are presented in this course. Topics include amplitude modulation (AM), AM transmitters, AM receivers, single-side band communications, frequency modulation (FM), FM transmitters, FM receivers and digital communications. Students should also obtain a basic understanding of signal delivery techniques. Troubleshooting techniques are addressed. Lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding of AM and FM transmission and reception. A receiver kit is assembled to help in understanding of alignment and troubleshooting techniques. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BE203

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CS302 Communications Systems and Circuits

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the amplifier and oscillator circuits used in stereo and other sound-creating and/or -amplifying equipment. Included are circuit and system analysis of biasing techniques and coupling methods, signal flow, signal tracing and troubleshooting techniques. Labs pertaining to sound-producing and/or sound-amplifying systems are assigned. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BE203, CS301

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CSA401 Programming with C++

4 Semester Credit Hours

Learning the fundamentals of Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) using the C++ programming language is the goal of this course.  Identifying and practicing the OOP techniques and concepts, such as making C++ functions, using decisions, performing loops, understanding Arrays, Strings, Pointers, Friends, Overloading Operators and understanding Inheritance are among topics covered to support that goal. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CP302

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CSA402 Data Structures in C++

4 Semester Credit Hours

The relationship between data structures and their algorithms, object oriented program design and data structure implementation are discovered using the C++ programming language.  This course will prepare students with a solid foundation in data structures for work in design implementation, testing or maintenance of nearly any software system.  Principles of algorithm complexity analysis, linked lists, stacks and queues, recursion, binary trees, graphs, data compression and memory management are among major course topics. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CSA401

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CSA403 Solutions Design

3 Semester Credit Hours

This capstone course is intended to utilize the collective foundational skills students have obtained and reinforce them with a hands-on master projects.  An overview of the .NET Framework, C# fundamentals, database technologies and Web applications are presented.  Threads, Windows forms, form controls, data validation, structured error handling, database interaction and Crystal Reports are topics also covered in preparation for the development of final projects. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 1 semester credit hours (15 clock hours) of lecture and 2 semester credit hour (60 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: CP302, CP304, CP305, CP310

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CSA404 Process Analysis

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding the theory and application of process analysis and improvement tools and methods. Course topics include; introduction to process analysis and improvement, data management analysis, process simulation and improving processing outcomes and efficiency.   Students will use various software tools including Visio, Excel, Arena and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: E103, E104

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DB201 Introduction to Database Management

3 Semester Credit Hours

An overview of relational databases, data types and database objects such as tables, queries, forms and reports will be covered. Basic SQL commands and database concepts are presented in a business context using MS Access, MS SQL Server and ORACLE. Major topics include basic SQL table queries, updating data, generating reports, database user management and server administration. Real-world case studies provide the background for the development of SQL and database management skills. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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E103 English Composition

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is intended to aid students in becoming more effective and proficient writers.  Skills in essay based writing utilizing several rhetorical writing modes will be developed.  Elements that expand essay writing skills and constitute rhetorical writing patterns will be explored.  Among rhetorical patterns introduced are description, narration, compare/contrast, classification/division and definition.  APA documentation will be practiced.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of proper grammar, punctuation, mechanics and spelling.  A library orientation project is also required. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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E104 Public Speaking

4 Semester Credit Hours

This course is a study of the principles and techniques used for research, composition, organization, and delivery of speeches for various purposes.  This course concentrates on developing speaking, listening and critical thinking skills, preparing speeches, and analyzing audiences.  Three oral presentations will be given. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 3 semester credit hours (45 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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E201 Technical Writing and Communications

3 Semester Credit Hours

Technical writing involves presenting technical material in visual and written formats for the benefit of another user while aware of audience and context. In this course students will review the basic elements of written communication involved in technical writing tasks.  Clear, concise, well-organized and honest writing are paramount to meeting the basic communication needs of students and working professionals in scientific or technical fields. Common technical forms, including letters, memos, reports, proposals, presentations, and manuals will be presented. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.  This course supports the Radiological Protection Technology program by providing the student the skills to accurately and technically describe radiological survey results that could be used in future litigation.

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EP301 CET Exam Preparation

2 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the student for the Associate Certified Electronic Technician Examination, sponsored by the International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET), Fort Worth, Texas.  After review of related materials, practice exams are given during the course. Course contains 1 semester credit hours (15 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BE203, CF201

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EWC401 RF Engineering

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course teaches the science and engineering of mobile and wireless communication. Advanced topics include developing analytical tools, fundamental physics, and communication theory. Also cover are modern wireless communications, including propagation effects, wireless modems, cells and cell design, diversity, dispersion, fading, multiplexing techniques, 3G systems, OFDM systems and Bluetooth wireless networks. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: CS301, CS302

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EWC402 IEEE 802 Site Survey

3 Semester Credit Hours

The key to a successful wireless network deployment is ensuring the wireless signal is conspicuous. This course teaches the student that each location has unique needs that must be taken into account. Topics covered include multi-path mitigation, reflection, absorption, and radio wave interference. User application and demand, physical obstacles and other service obstacles are identified. Wireless equipment installation processes, including rules, regulations, and best practices are also explained. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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EWC403 RFID Technologies

3 Semester Credit Hours

The landscape of business is rapidly changing due to the utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.  An RFID tag, a small microchip attached to an antenna, can transmit data to a reader, which is converted to digital information that can be utilized by computers.  The benefits of this to business are the increased efficiency with which data flows and the reduction in data entry, allowing employees to focus on other aspects of business such as customer service.  Primers, System Lifecycle, Frequency Ranges, Antennas, Tags, Interrogators and Regulatory Standards are among major course topics.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered.  Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: CS302, CF302

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EWC404 Wireless Security

3 Semester Credit Hours

Understanding how to create a seamlessly secure, impenetrable 802.11 network is the goal of this course.  Design, configuration, implementation and maintenance bridge the full spectrum of wireless local area network (WLAN) security topics.  Fundamental wireless concepts such as WEP, innovations such as EAP, switching, protocols, specifications, vulnerabilities, threats as well as integrating WLAN devices into a wired network are among course topics.  Examples of architecture, design and best practices are also presented. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC204

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EWC406 Multi-Carrier Wireless Communications

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course covers the evolving technology that enables voice, audio, video and internet services anywhere in the world.  Issues relating to integration, compatibility, internetworking, and voice/data convergence are covered. Standards and protocols including existing cellular/PCS networks, WCDMA/UMTS, CDMA2000, and SCDMA are presented. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: CS302

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EWC407 Implementing Wireless Embedded Systems

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course demonstrates the potential impact wireless embedded systems will have on society and the communications industry. With already over 50 million wireless devices in use and astronomical growth predicted over the next 10 years, this technology could become the catalyst for services yet to be developed. This course provides training with the hardware and software necessary to design wireless embedded devices. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: CS302, CF302

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EWC408 Telephony and VoIP

3 Semester Credit Hours

The future of Telephony is rapidly changing.  IT Administrators and developers are actively planning and implementing VoIP-based private telephone switching systems within the enterprise.  Availability of open-source software allows these systems to be built inexpensively, efficiently, with programmability and also with interoperable with nearly any standards-based telephony equipment.   Students are introduced to voice and data communications, sending voice over data, operation of a telephone set, networks, processing of calls in private and public telephone systems. POTS, PBX, PRI, Carrier technologies, SIP, H.323 are also presented.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisites: BC204, BE203

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EWC409 Convergent Media Implementation

3 Semester Credit Hours

As wireless technology continues to evolve, products and services created for wireless consumption will evolve as well. Delivering these new products and services to consumers can make or break an emerging technology.  This course examines technical issues, business requirements, and consumer understanding of converged media.  Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered.  Course contains 2 semester credit hours (30 clock hours) of lecture and 1 semester credit hour (30 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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