Degree Programs

Telecommunications Technology: Verizon AAS

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This program provides appropriate education for the current and future workforce of the telecommunications industry. Rapid advances in technology and regulatory changes have made the industry intensely competitive on local, state, national, and international levels. In this environment, successful companies realize that a critical component of their success is a more highly educated and skilled workforce. This program addresses the education needs of the current Verizon workforce. It is offered one day per week, eight hours each day, until complete, and is available only to the Verizon employees. Two High School Mathematics Courses or the equivalent, and one year of laboratory science is required. Chemistry and Physics are recommended.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Develop basic skills to prepare the student for a career in the telecommunications industry
  • Students are able to employ measurement techniques and laboratory apparatus for verification of circuit operation.
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Verizon Umbrella Competencies.
Goal 2 Develop the ability to work effectively as part of a technical team
  • Students will collaborate in laboratory activities to complete assigned projects.
  • The student will demonstrate a knowledge of the labor movement in the United States.
Goal 3 Develop the ability to present technical materials in oral and written form
  • The student will be able to present technical reports in oral and written form in a clear and concise manner
Goal 4 Develop the ability to apply basic mathematical, scientific and technical concepts to the solution of electrical and electronic systems
  • Students will be able to design, analyze, and implement basic analog and digital circuitry, and perform troubleshooting.
Goal 5 Develop the ability to apply current practice and theory to new technologies
  • The student will investigate, survey and, analyze emerging telecommunications systems and techniques
Goal 6 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
4.0
MA118 Tech Algebra & Trig. I
This is the first course in a two-semester sequence of intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications. Topics include operations in the Real number system; expressions and functions; first-degree equations; properties of lines; systems of linear equations; trigonometric functions; geometry (perimeters, areas, and volumes of common figures); polynomials; exponents; algebraic products and factoring; algebraic fractions and operations; rational expressions; radical expressions; quadratic equations; and graphs of functions. Prerequisite: A passing score on the ASSET test. Restricted to Verizon NEXTSTEP students. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
IS101 Computer Apps & Concepts 1
This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS050 Developmental Reading, DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET180 Digital Computer Fundamentals
This course presents topics in hardware and systems as used in telecommunications industry. Electrical and digital circuits are explored. Binary number systems are discussed as applied to telecommunications equipment. Students explore hardware to the modular level, and demonstrate and stimulate digital circuits. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisites: MA118 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 1 and IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
4.0
MA119 Tech Algebra & Trig II
This is the second of a two-course sequence of intermediate algebra and trigonometry with technical applications. Topics include exponents and radicals, graphs of the trigonometric functions, vectors, oblique triangle trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, an introduction to statistics, and introductory calculus. Technological tools are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: MA118 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 1. Restricted to Verizon NextStep students. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET272 Digital Computer Systems
This course introduces personal computer hardware and software with a focus on installation. Printers and peripheral devices are set up. The course covers management, support, configuration, and customization of computers running Windows operating systems. Computer maintenance and troubleshooting fundamentals are introduced. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisites: ET180 Digital Computer Fundamentals and IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. Corequisites: MA119 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 2. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
4.0
ET120 Survey Of Electricity
This course provides a foundation for the learning of telecommunications applications circuits. Students analyze DC and AC passive circuits’ analysis using Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff’s Laws. RC and RL circuits are analyzed for impedance and phase angles. Troubleshooting, analysis by computer simulation using simulation software, and telecommunications applications are stressed throughout. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisites: MA119 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 2, and IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
PH145 Physics
This course introduces physical laws and principles inherent in the study of mechanics, wave mechanics, light and optics, electricity and magnetism, and modern physics. Emphasis is placed on vibrations and waves, electricity and magnetism, and wave options. Dimensional analysis and problem-solving are stressed. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisite: MA119 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry 2. See when this course is offered ...
Fifth Semester
4.0
ET160 Electronics 1
This course presents topics in the analysis and application of advanced electronic circuits for the telecommunications industry. Topics include frequency response of filters, op-amps, oscillators, amplitude, modulation, noise and LC circuits. Troubleshooting and analysis using computer simulation software are stressed throughout. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisites: MA119 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 2, IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts, and either ET120 Survey of Electricity or ET151 Circuits 1. Corequisite: ET261 Telecommunications Systems 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET261 Telecommunications Syst 1
This course presents the organization, architecture, setup, maintenance, and hardware and software aspects of data networks. Topics include accurate network data linkage approaches, contemporary network communications services, and the security requirements of the data network industry. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisite: ET272 Digital Computer Systems (Verizon) See when this course is offered ...
Sixth Semester
4.0
ET260 Electronics 2
This course continues the analysis and application of advanced electronic circuits as applied to the telecommunications industry. Topics include frequency modulation as well as these communication techniques: digital, wired, wireless, transmission lines, antennas, and fiber optics. Troubleshooting and analysis utilizing computer simulation software is stressed throughout. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisites:MA119 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry 2 and ET160 Electronics 1. Corequisite: ET271 Telecommunications Systems 2. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET271 Telecommunications Syst 2
This course covers the use of switches and routers in simple and complex networks. Emphasis is provided on the use and operation of a wide range of Cisco products. Additional topics include a range of traditional wide area network services which are used in today’s network infrastructure. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisite: ET261 Telecommunications Systems 1 (Verizon). See when this course is offered ...
Seventh Semester
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET277 Telecommunications Systems 3
This course covers a range of upper level services supported by TCP/IP protocols and broadband transmission services. Topics include the design and operation of Voice over IP and Video over IP applications, IP phones, softphones, video codecs, the impact of the internet on network needs and technologies. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisite: ET271 Telecommunications Systems 2 See when this course is offered ...
Eighth Semester
Tier 1 Social Science
A Restricted Verizon-Approved course
4.0
ET278 Telecommunications Systems 4
This course presents a survey of current and emerging technologies in Telecommunication. Lectures, interactive learning, demonstrations, and hands-on work are employed. This course is restricted to Verizon NextStep students. Prerequisite: ET277 Telecommunications Systems 3. See when this course is offered ...


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