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Course Descriptions

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

WCOM-110 RF/Wireless Fundamentals
3 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the fundamentals of Radio Frequency and Wireless technologies in the real world environment and how information is transmitted and received through that medium. An overview of many types of cellular communication systems will also be presented. Prerequisite: TELE-100. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

WCOM-120 Wireless Communications
3 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the fundamentals of electromagnetic wave propagation in the real world environment and how information is transmitted and received through that medium. An overview of many types of wireless communication systems will be presented. The numerous problems in selecting the method of transmission and reception will be considered, and the impact of noise, power, and impedance on system performance will be addressed. Specific circuits unique to this branch of electronics will be examined. Pre‑ or corequisites: ELEC-213 and WCOM-110. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

WCOM-200 Wireless LANs
3 Credits
Upon completion of this course, the student will apply the principles of wireless data communications, protocols, and standards related to Wireless Local Area Networking (WLAN). Topics include: RF Transmission, propagation, WLAN frequency bands, characteristics and uses of wireless network devices, compare and contrast with standard “wired” network device and WLAN implementations. Students will have hands-on experience in building, configuring, securing and troubleshooting basic and extended WLANs. Students will be qualified to administer and support different brands of wireless LAN hardware. This course prepares students to sit for Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. Prerequisite: CSCO-281. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

WCOM-220 Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications
3 Credits

As the field of wireless industry rapidly evolves, new technologies will be introduced to keep the students abreast of the state of the art in the wireless communications industry. Students will be introduced to advanced topics, as per their area of interest, radio frequency, 3G implementation, WLAN implementation, new features and implementation of wireless security. Guest speakers will be invited to present and supplement the classroom seminars. Each student will be required to pursue individual area of interest culminating in a mentored applications-oriented wireless communications project and presentation to the class. Emphasis is placed on selecting, planning, implementing, testing and presenting the project. Prerequisite: WCOM-120 and WCOM‑200. (3 hours weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST