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Wireless Communications


Wireless Communications
Program Information
A.S. Certificate - Code 0925 - Catalog 2013/2014
Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155
Timothy Pintello, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4126
Linda Sullivan, 386-506-4154, sullivi@daytonastate.edu
07/17/2013 M - 1557

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes Mission:
The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills of wireless technologies, networks, services, and applications. Students also get a basic knowledge of electronics and transmitters, receivers and transmission and distribution systems. This program incorporates innovative teaching methods, uses the latest technology, thus encouraging student success.

Description:
The certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills of wireless technologies, networks, services, and applications. The Wireless Communications Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment as a wireless installer, wireless technician, wireless field service technician or to provide supplemental training to persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. Program courses transfer directly into other Associate of Science degree programs.

Outcomes:
Graduates of the program will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of basic electronics.
2. Construct and examine the basic operation and application of transmitters, receivers, and transmission and distribution systems.
3. Design and analysis of digital communications systems.
4. Evaluate the performance of transmission and distribution systems.
5. Appraise effectiveness of network communications.
6. Assess the proficiency in the analysis of telephony communication systems.


Note: To ensure Financial Aid program eligibility, students need to also be accepted to the parallel associate degree program.

Approximate Additional Costs Program Tuition and Fees: $1,881*
Access Fee: $112 ($6.24 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $30
Lab Fees: $105
Textbook Estimate: varies depending on new, used, renting, or e-books

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Financing Options: All students are encouraged to apply for federal and state student financial assistance by completing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov. For more information on grant, loans and work programs, please see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at http://www.daytonastate.edu/finaid. Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see: http://www.daytonastate.edu/scholarships.

Additional Admission Requirements - It may be necessary for the student to enroll in a college preparatory English, Math, or Reading course based upon college placement test scores.

Careers All of these courses count toward either the AS degree in Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Computer Programming and Analysis, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Networking Services Technology.

The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on the any career, job, or salary potential can be found at http://www.onetonline.org.

The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2010-11) for this field at 71%.

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For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:
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Program Specific Courses
Course Title    
  SEM HRS  
CET2154 A+ Computer Repair   4.00
CET2850 Wireless Networking   4.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
CET1600 Network Plus   4.00
EGS1000 Professional Performance for Technicians   3.00
EET1607 Electronics Assembly and Cabling   2.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607L
EET1607L Electronics Assembly and Cabling Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607

Sample Program of Study
Course Title    
   
... ... 1st Semester  
  SEM HRS  
CET2154 A+ Computer Repair   4.00
CET1600 Network Plus   4.00
EET1607 Electronics Assembly and Cabling   2.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607L
EET1607L Electronics Assembly and Cabling Lab   1.00 Conc-Reqs: EET1607
   
... ... 2nd Semester  
  SEM HRS  
EGS1000 Professional Performance for Technicians   3.00
CET2850 Wireless Networking   4.00 Pre-Reqs: CET1600
   
TOTAL  ...   18.00

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.


2013-2014 College Catalog. To view previous catalogs, please click here.