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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Science, Engineering, and Technology - Programs of Study

Wireless Communications Technology
A.A.S. Degree (Career) An Electronics Technology Area of Study
Application Code 181
For curriculum information, contact the Science, Engineering, and Technology Division—Room ST-248—443-518-1600.
This area of study is designed to meet the demands of one of the fastest growing high technology fields. This curriculum will prepare students for entry-level positions in the area of mobile and wireless data communications such as cell site technicians, switch technicians, wireless field engineers, networking technicians, and wireless customer service representatives. This curriculum will give students a strong background in circuit theory, fundamental concepts of digital circuits and systems, computer systems, and networks. Students also will receive theory and hands-on laboratory experience in RF test and measurement techniques, electromagnetic propagation, transmission lines, wireless networks, and security related to wireless networking. Students planning to transfer to a four-year technical institution should contact that institution to check transferable courses. In addition, this curriculum prepares students to sit for COMP TIA’s A+ certification, ETA’s Fiber Optic Installer certification and Certified Wireless Network Administrator certification.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts &
 LiteratureHumanities, Arts, or Literature Core
Course (see pp. 61-63) 3
SPCH-105 Fundamentals of Public
SPCH-110 Interpersonal Communication3
Social SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Core
Course (see p. 63) 3
SciencePHYS-101 Technical Physical Science4
MathematicsMATH-141 College Algebra or higher3-5
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues
Core Course (see p. 64)1-3
CMSY-105Personal Computer Systems Repair I3
CMSY-106Personal Computer Systems Repair II3
CMSY-219Microcomputer Operating Systems3
CSCO-281Network Fundamentals3
ELEC-107Introduction to Electronic Circuits4
ELEC-117Linear Electronics4
ELEC-140 Network Cabling Systems3
ELEC-213Digital Circuits4
TELE-100Introduction to Telecommunications3
WCOM-110RF/Wireless Fundamentals3
WCOM-120Wireless Communications3
WCOM-200Wireless LANs3
WCOM-220Advanced Topics in Wireless Communications3

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