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Courses - May 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Career Management
CDEV8130

Description:

This course focuses on career management skills needed to navigate the evolving workplace. Students will evaluate their skills, attitudes, and expectations within their chosen careers and explore emerging trends in the workplace. Students will refine their networking strategies and create marketing documents to position them for success. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback, and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will explore communication strategies that support workplace success and advancement. By the end of this course, students will have created a personalized career management plan.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
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Data Communications
EECE8100

Description:

This course covers fundamentals of digital data communications from a physical layer perspective. Topics covered include digital coding of analog waveforms and source coding, baseband digital signaling, baseband transmission, digital modulation techniques, and channel coding.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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RF and Network Systems and Components
INFO8140

Description:

This course is oriented towards main areas of knowledge and skills regarding both hardware and software required to design, set up, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Topics covered include: network topologies, OSI reference model, transmission media, data coding, modems, multiplexing, error control, wired and wireless LANs, Internet Protocols, internetworking devices, and circuit technologies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Telecommunications and Network Fundamentals
TCOM8000

Description:

This course provides a foundation in mobile telecommunications and wireless networks with a discussion of wireless and mobile network architectures, technologies and protocols. Topics covered include cellular and mobile IP concepts. It also introduces the various wireless 1G, 2G, and 3G platforms, architecture, and protocols. Other topics include: multiple-access methods, spread spectrum modulation, and different wireless network protocols such as WiFi, WiMAX, WiMAN, and Bluetooth.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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RF Spectrum and Propagation Theory
TCOM8010

Description:

This course covers how RF spectrum is used for wireless data networks. The experimental full duplex technology will be covered. Topics include propagation theory, current spectrum allotments, new frequency bands (450, 600, 700 MHz) and their challenges, propagation modeling and propagation tools.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Wireless and Network Analysis Tools
TCOM8020

Description:

This is a hands-on tools course which will expose students to the current RF diagnostic tools used for 4G technologies. The particular tools will depend on what is currently in use in the field and will be specified at the time that the course in offered. Students will emerge from the course being able to operate these systems without the need for further training by prospective telco employers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Level 2

Course Details

Wireless Telecommunications Project
EECE8110

Description:

This course is a projects course and is the capstone of the program. Students will propose applications and other mobile data projects for development. This prepares students for industry development and innovation.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Emerging Trends in Wireless Communications
INFO8150

Description:

This course will examine the impact of the Internet of Things on emerging wireless technologies and communications strategies. Students need to know where the industry is going and what to be prepared for. This course is student-driven and will acquaint students with industry research.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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Fundamentals of Information Security
INFO8160

Description:

This course will cover the three basic tenets that are at the foundation of modern information security practices: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Topics will include the historical background of Information security, encryption, data classification, and other related technical processes supporting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of infrastructure and systems.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
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LTE and 5th Generation Networks
TCOM8030

Description:

LTE is the dominant end-to-end wireless broadband technology. The course delves into the system architecture, signaling, data session set-up and teardown, authentication, data interconnections, optimization, handoffs and system metrics. The course of further evolution will be explored and students will be prepared for future evolutions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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RF/Wireless Lab
TCOM8040

Description:

This is a hands-on lab course that uses emulation equipment to test and evaluate network operation and optimization. Emulated network elements include eNodeB, MME (mobility management entity) and sGw (serving gateway). Students will learn how to operate the network and to test traffic throughput under differing mobility scenarios.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
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Wireless Network Design and Build
TCOM8050

Description:

Examine processes related to the design and build of wireless network infrastructure solutions. Topics include determining what sort of solution is appropriate for the circumstances and proceeds to explain the impact of zoning and city-planning bylaws and land-use issues. The design/build process is detailed and includes such topics as issuing search rings, site acquisition, CW (propagation tests), candidate evaluation, the building cycle, site testing and regulatory issues. Alternatives to the traditional site acquisition process are explored. Supplementary topics including in-building applications.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
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Program outcomes

  1. Test and measure RF (radio frequency) signals, attenuation, and antenna systems with focus on the design and optimization of multiple-input, multiple output (MIMO) antenna systems as well as the LTE protocol.
  2. Prepare and execute wireless site surveys.
  3. Plan and build a wired and/or wireless data or computer network using system design documentation. Applications will include the design of intra-vehicular communications systems.
  4. Measure performance of both wired and wireless network components and applications using a variety of basic and advanced network management tools.
  5. Produce documentation and reports related to network components and applications performance.
  6. Troubleshoot and resolve technical problems related to both wired and wireless networks using standardized approaches and methodologies.
  7. Plan, install and upgrade network hardware (e.g. workstations, servers, wireless access points, routers, switches, firewalls, intra-vehicular communication systems) and related components and software according to best practices in the industry.
  8. Monitor and evaluate network security issues and perform basic security audits on both wired and wireless networks.
  9. Assist in the collection and analysis of user requirements related to both wired and wireless networks.
  10. Examine change control, issue documentation and problem escalation procedures and processes as per industry best practices.
  11. Generate and maintain “as built” network documentation following industry best practices.
  12. Compare network performance against service levels and assist in the development of action plans as required against service level agreements.
  13. Determine the applicability of new wired and wireless technologies, such as 5G LTE, to solving network related issues using critical thinking and research skills.