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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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