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AM205 Applied Mathematics for Programmers

3 Semester Credit Hours

Programmers frequently have limited backgrounds in the mathematics and physics needed programming in complex environments. This course provides an understanding of mathematics or physics concepts like collision detection, 3D vectors, transformations, or basic calculus. This course provides a simple and thorough grounding in the mathematics and physics topics that programmers need to write algorithms and programs, using a non-language specific approach. 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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AM301 Applied Math for Technicians I

1.5 Semester Credit Hours

This course presents mathematics using applications specific to the electronics field. The topics covered include exponents and roots, transposition of formulas, ratios and proportions, graphs, percentages, tolerances, the use of trigonometric functions and plane vectors for AC circuit analysis. Exercises are based on real-world values and consist of problems that are typically encountered by electronic technicians. Course contains 1 semester credit hours (15 clock hours) of lecture and 0.5 semester credit hour (15 clock hours) of laboratory work.

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AM302 Applied Math for Technicians II

1.5 Semester Credit Hours

This course continues AM301 presenting mathematics using applications specific to the electronics field. The topics covered include exponents and roots, transposition of formulas, ratios and proportions, graphs, percentages, tolerances, the use of trigonometric functions and plane vectors for AC circuit analysis. Exercises are based on real-world values and consist of problems that are typically encountered by electronic technicians. Course contains 1 semester credit hours (15 clock hours) of lecture and 0.5 semester credit hour (15 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: AM301

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AP301 Applied Physics

4 Semester Credit Hours

All branches of science and technology depend on knowledge of physics.  This course presents the basic definitions and concepts of motion, Galileo's and Newton's laws, work, simple machines, matter and light.  Also included are density, expansion, pressure, and heat characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases. Light, photo-electric effect, light sources, and basic lenses are also studied.  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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BC110 Introduction to Computers

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course introduces the student to basic uses and applications of computers and computerized control systems. Office productivity applications are explored including common desktop and emerging cloud computing applications. Students will understand the different components of a personal computer, basic computer networking and related information assurance issues. Basic micro-controllers operation is also explained. Labs consist of assigned practice, projects and/or case studies relating to topics covered. Prereq: None. 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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BC204 Computer Networking

5 Semester Credit Hours

This course presents the standards and terminology of computer networks. The basic skills required to plan, implement and troubleshoot computer networks are included. This course prepares the student for the CompTIA Network + Exam. 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 2 semester credit hours (60 clock hours) of laboratory work. Prerequisite: BC206

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BC205 A+ Essentials

4 Semester Credit Hours

All computers have an operating system to communicate with users and devices. The operating systems presented include: The Microsoft DOS & Windows family, the Macintosh family, and the UNIX family. This course gives the student a firm understanding of how various operating systems work and are used.  Skills needed to troubleshoot, repair, and service personal computers will be covered.  Students will learn about IDE, SCSI, RAM, processors, graphics cards, ports, CDROM, DVDROM, electrostatic discharge, and external peripherals.  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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BC206 A+ Practical Applications

3 Semester Credit Hours

This course is designed to teach the required skills to complete the A+ certification track. The course will give students the ability to perform advanced tasks such as installation, building, repairing, configuration, and troubleshooting, optimizing, diagnosing and preventive maintenance and security. This course, along with BC205, will prepare the student to take the A+ Certification exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604. 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: BC205

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BC207 Linux Fundamentals

3 Semester Credit Hours

The Basic Linux skills needed to perform administrative tasks in the latest SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server are presented in this course.  Major topics covered include: Linux basics and Enterprise Server installation, using the desktop, locating and using help resources, managing directories and files, working with Linux shell, editing text files, using the command line interface, understanding processes, jobs and run levels, managing the network configuration, managing network services, managing security, and hardware basics. 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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BE201 DC Electronics

4 Semester Credit Hours

Following a brief history of electronics, the fundamental concepts of atomic structure, current, voltage, resistance, power and Ohm's law are presented. Characteristics of series, parallel, series-parallel and complex DC circuits are covered. Components used in DC circuits are presented, as are soldering techniques. Math and algebra operations are presented as needed. Digital Multimeters and safety practices are included.  A trainer kit is assembled by each student to gain experience with course topics, and lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding of course content. Course contains 45 clock hours of lecture (3 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour).

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