Broadband Delivery Technician - AAS

1) Must complete a minimum of 3 different MnTC goals in Liberal Arts and Sciences

2) 2000 level Liberal Arts and Sciences courses required unless specified

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English/Communications requirement
Choose one 2000 level 3 credit English or Communications course.
3 cr
Humanities requirement
Choose one 2000 level 3 credit Humanities course.
3 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 3 credit Math course.
3 cr
Social Science requirement
Choose one 3 credit Social Science course.
3 cr
Computer requirement
Choose one 3 credit Computer course.
3 cr
 
15 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
BBDT1100
Digital System Applications & Architectures
This course will provide a solid practical understanding of systems used to provide voice, video and data in the industry. The number of applications being used in the broadband revolution is making quantum leaps. Labs will utilize passive optical networks as the transport mechanism. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT1200
Digital Transmission Fundamentals
This course will explore the conversion and compression of various signal types. The student will learn how TCP/IP packets in an Ethernet world are replacing Time Division Multiplexing techniques. Wireless technologies, which are making anytime/anywhere computing and communicating a reality, will also be covered. Brief exposure to installing and troubleshooting digital subscriber lines (DSL, X) will also be explored. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT1220
Concepts in Signal Systems
The student will gain a practical knowledge of how the next generation network infrastructures, broadband applications and broadband access alternatives function. Functionality of protocol analyzers and sniffing tools will be gained through lab exercises. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT1240
Fiber to the Home Networks
Passive optical networks have allowed a quantum leap in the bandwidth delivered to business and residential customers. Practical concepts for installing and maintaining the appliances used to provide gigabit speeds will be covered. In the lab the ONT and IS installation and configuration will be covered. (Prerequisite: ELEC1255 Fiber Optics for Installers) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT2200
Voice Communications Technology
Legacy TDM PBXs are being replaced with IP feature rich enterprise business systems. In this course the protocols and configuration of VoIP systems will be covered. Topics covered will include SIP, QoS, and H.323, call manager and gateway settings. (Prerequisite: BBDT1200 Digital Transmission Fundamentals) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT2240
Home Device Configuration
With triple play services being a so important to the industry, the configuration and maintance of the devices in the residential market is very important. What might have been a TV in the past has become a communication center to interface to multiple services like IPTV, DVR, home NSA, gaming systems, and home automation systems. In this course the student will learn how to configure and maintain some of these systems. (Prerequisite: BBDT1240 Fiber to the Home Networks) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
BBDT2700
Network Troubleshooting
This course provides the hands-on skills for troubleshooting digital access systems. (Prerequisite: BBDT1200 Digital Transmission Fundamentals) (3 credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC1202
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits with emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficient in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1204
Introduction to AC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem-solving techniques required for an analysis of AC circuits. Topics include: AC waveforms, oscilloscope operation, meter measurements, and AC vs. DC comparisons. (Prerequisites or Concurrent: ELEC1202, proficiency in basic math) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1212
Digital Electronics I
Students will learn what a digital circuit is and how digital circuits are used in electronic equipment, from simple clocks to large computers. Experimentation with digital circuits will aid in the reinforcement of digital concepts. (Prerequisite: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC1220
Electronic Communications
This course presents an overview of electronic communication systems and principles. Amplitude Modulation, Frequency Modulation, and Multiplexing Fundamentals. Practical experiments will reinforce many points presented in Electronics Communications. (Prerequisites: ELEC1202, ELEC1204) (2 credits: 1 lecture/1 lab)

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2 cr
ELEC1255
Fiber Optics
The student will gain a practical knowledge of fiber optic theory, codes, standards and installation practices. A large percentage of the class will be devoted to practicing industry standard terminations and preparing premise and outside plant cables in various enclosures. Skills in fusion splicing and splice tray preparation will be gained. A complete system will be built and tested with an OTDR and optical loss equipment. Certification for the Fiber Optics Installer by the ETA International can also be optionally taken at the completion of the courses. (Prerequisites: None) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC1500
Networking I
This course provides an introduction to network systems. The student will learn about the basic concepts, terminology, equipment, and the techniques that are needed in the development of a data communication system. The protocols used for typical data exchange will be explored in a lab environment. This is semester one of the Cisco curriculum. (Prerequisites: None.) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
ELEC2227
PC Hardware & OS
This course will explore the personal computer. Emphasis will be placed on the managing, monitoring and optimizing of the PC. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be discussed as it relates to the Personal Computer. The use of diagnostic and monitoring software will be emphasized. Topics covered provide a preparation for CompTia A+ certification. (Prerequisite: ELEC1500 Networking I) (4 credits: 3 lecture/1 lab)

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4 cr
ELEC2500
Networking II
This course will cover the components of local area networks well as some of the standards and connections used. The student will configure routers, switches, and wireless devices.. Students will explore the features and benefits of wireless devices and virtual LANs. . (Prerequisites: ELEC1500 Networking I) (3 credits: 2 lecture/1 lab)

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3 cr
 
49 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 64



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