Electronic Wireless Communication

Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communication
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wireless_communicationview_robo_blogWhat is Electronic Wireless Communication?

With the increasing popularity of wireless electronic devices, there is a growing need for technicians with knowledge in Electronic Wireless Communication. Smart phones, fixed, mobile and two way radios and wireless networks are all examples of wireless technologies. Other examples include satellite television, wireless computer peripherals as well as Global Positioning System (GPS) devices. Common to all of these devices is their ability to transmit data from one system to another over a distance. Systems such as radio receivers and transmitters, computer networks, terminals and remote controls transmit and receive data using various forms of energy such as radio frequency (RF), laser light, visible light or acoustic energy.

Why pursue a career in Electronic Wireless Communication?

The telecommunications industry is no longer just about voice communications. This sector now hosts pictures, streaming video and other electronic data. Cable television providers now compete with telephone companies to provide two-way communications such as high-speed Internet access, video-on-demand and VoIP or Internet telephony. Digital technologies more efficiently use these networks, creating a demand for more capacity and bandwidth upgrades. Wireless carriers are deploying many new technologies to promote faster Internet access and data transmission resulting in a consumer's ability to download music, video or other content to their mobile devices. Just as the telephone revolutionized our society and impacted our each of our lives, these technologies will greatly impact our futures.

Demand for Wireless Network & Telecommunications Specialists

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The Electronic Wireless Communication program prepares students for occupations as Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians and related careers. Find related occupational information on the U.S. Department of Labor's O*NET website.

SOC Codes (Standard Occupational Classification) related to Electronic Wireless Communication careers: 17-3023.00

Overview

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communication is a comprehensive, baccalaureate degree program. It provides 62 semester credit hours of instruction, which compliments any accredited post-secondary electronic technology associate’s degree. Day and evening students receive 20 hours of instruction per week for 4 semesters (60 weeks), assuming the entrance criteria have been met.

The Electronic Wireless Communication program at Fountainhead College trains students in the essentials of electronic wireless communication including: multi-carrier wireless technologies such as CDMA, GSM, EV-DO and Wi-Fi IEEE 802 technologies such as 802.11 (a,b,g,n), 802.15 (Bluetooth) and 802.16 (WiMax). Also taught are the methods of delivery for converged media such as enhanced voice service, streaming audio and video and business related services; IP quality of service (QoS) and real-time traffic analysis, telephony and VoIP, and the development of effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and an understanding of wireless security and how this influences business operations.

Outline

Typical Course Outline
Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communication
E103 English Compostition 4
H103 US History I 4
M103 College Mathematics 4
P101 Psychology 4
Total Semester Hours 16
E104 Public Speaking 4
M102 Personal Financial Planning 4
P102 Cultural Studies 4
H104 US History II 4
Total Semester Hours 16
EWC401 RF Engineering 3
EWC402 IEEE 802 Site Survey 3
EWC403 RF Identification Devices 3
EWC404 Wireless Security 3
COM402 Ethics in Information Technology 3
Total Semester Hours 15
EWC406 Multi-Carrier Wireless Comm 3
EWC407 Imp. Wireless Embedded Systems 3
EWC408 Telephony & VoIP 3
EWC409 Convergence Media Imp 3
SYA402 IP Quality of Service (QoS) 3
Total Semester Hours 15
Totals:

Technical Training: 98 Semester Credits

General Education: 32 Semester Credits

Needed to Graduate: 130 Semester Credits

Semesters may be offered out of the sequence shown.

Objectives

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communication is awarded upon completion of 130 semester credit hours in the following areas: 98 technical (68 from technical occupational associate's program, plus 30 electronics wireless communication) in addition to 32 general education. Prospective students that do not have an associate's degree in electronic technology may be required to complete some or all of the College's Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Technology program before being admitted into this program. The course of study is intended for students who are interested in complementing their previous associate level technical training and experiences. The curriculum emphasizes communication and general education courses in order to gain both the award of a bachelor's degree and electronic wireless communication oriented job placement assistance.

This program is designed to provide quality training in the essentials of electronic wireless communication including: multi-carrier wireless technologies such as CDMA, GSM, EV-DO, and EDGE; IEEE 802 technologies such as 802.11a&b&g (WiFi), 802.15 (Bluetooth) and 802.16 (WiMax); the methods of delivery for converged media such as enhanced voice service, streaming audio and video and business related services; IP quality of service (QoS) and real-time traffic analysis, telephony and VoIP, and the development of effective communication, interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and an understanding of wireless security and how influences business operations.

Award

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communication degree will be conferred on students who successfully complete the academic requirements and fulfill financial obligations.

Certifications
  • CWNA
  • CWST
  • CWSP
  • RFID+

Faculty

Get to know your Electronic Wireless Communication Instructors.

Kenneth J. Nedbal

Ken-Nedbal Kenneth Nedbal

Department Head: Electronic Technology 
Electronic Wireless Communications 
Network Security & Forensics

Kenneth Nedbal began his career in technology at 17 when he enlisted in the Army as a 31S or Satellite Systems Operator. He excelled at this and was soon the senior operator of a land mobile satellite team and the hub for ARMY communications in Balad Iraq.

He used his military experience to gain employment at a regional commercial dealer for satellite based services and was quickly placed in a research and development position exploring opportunities and custom building client solutions.

After four years he started his own company, HD Solutions, and began investing in his education. Starting and running HD Solutions has given him an education in entrepreneurship, human relations, customer service, and vital business skills. He has designed projects for clients such as the University of Tennessee and Broadcast Music Inc.

Courses Taught

  • EWC401 RF Engineering
  • EWC402 IEEE 802 Site Survey
  • EWC403 RF Identification Devices
  • EWC404 Wireless Security 
  • COM402 Ethics in Information Technology
  • EWC406 Multi-Carrier Wireless Comm
  • EWC407 Imp. Wireless Embedded Systems
  • EWC408 Telephony and VoIP
  • EWC409 Convergence Media Imp
  • SYA402 IP Quality of Service (QoS)

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Electronic Wireless Communications
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Network Security and Forensics
  • Associate in Applied Science in Electronics Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology 
  • US Army Signal Corps, Satellite System Operator & Maintainer
  • Training in PHP, MySQL, HTML, Visual Studio and VMware

 Certifications

  • Certified Wireless Technology Specialist
  • RFID + CompTia Certification
  • NSTISSI-4011 - Information Systems Security Professionals (INFOSEC)
  • CNSSI-4012 - Senior Systems Managers (SSM)
  • CNSSI-4013 - System Administrators (SA)
  • CNSSI-4014A - Information Systems Security Officers (ISSO)
  • NSTISSI -4015 - System Certifiers
  • CNSSI-4016 - Risk Analysts
  • ETA Journeyman Certification, Certified Satellite Installer CSI
  • SBCA Level 3, Multi-Dwelling Multi-Tennant SWM Certification (Expired)
  • SBCA Level 4, Digital Rights Management, Pro: Idiom Encryption (QAM) COM1000 Certification

 

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