TCOM1103 Introduction to Networking The course teaches the fundamentals of networking and data communications and outlines how the all-digital network transports voice, video, and data. This is the first networking course offered in the Telecommunications program that helps prepare the student to sit for the Cisco Certified Entry level Networking Technician (CCENT) certification exam. 3 Credits. TCOM1133 Fiber Optic - Outside Plant An introduction to fiber optics as a telecommunications medium. Emphasis will be placed on the outside plant including aerial and underground installations. Students will learn correct fiber optic cable installation procedures, fusion splicing and measurement techniques. Students will also learn correct procedures to test and troubleshoot the fiber plant with an OTDR. 3 Credits. TCOM1143 Internetworking/ TCP/IP This course is designed to teach networking concepts by applying them to a type of network you might encounter on the job in a small to medium business or ISP. The course introduces the student to the help desk and emphasizes soft-skills. The course also educates students in device configuration, routing, ISP services and responsibilities. Prerequisites: TCOM1103; TCOM1113. 3 Credits. TCOM1233 PCs for Telecommunications I Introduces the student to PC hardware fundamentals and basic troubleshooting of components in a personal computer. Extensive hands on labs will prepare students to troubleshoot and maintain modern computer systems. This course maps directly to and prepares a student to sit for the 2009 CompTIA A+ Essentials exam. 3 Credits. TCOM1303 PCs for Telecommunications II The PCs for Telecommunications II course continues the study of personal computers for use as interface devices and focuses on operating systems used by personal computers and advanced troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: TCOM1233. 3 Credits. TCOM1803 Service Technician This course teaches the basic characteristics and functions of the feeder line system, active and passive devices, the fundamentals of cable powering, basic test equipment operation, signal leakage basics, coaxial cable and connectorization, and an overview of fiber optics. Prerequisite: TCOM1003. 3 Credits. TCOM1853 Troubleshooting Advanced Services Describes advanced services problems, instructing the student in the isolation and resolution of those problems including troubleshooting digital channels, remote control problems, picture and audio quality problems, verifying digital set-top terminal configuration and operation and using digital set-top terminal diagnostic screen. Prerequisite: TCOM1003. 3 Credits.