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Wireless Communications, A.S. Certificate

Program Information

A.S. Certificate - Code 0925 - Catalog 2017/2018

Anindya Paul, Chair, 386-506-4155, paula@DaytonaState.edu

Timothy Pintello, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4126, pintelt@DaytonaState.edu

Linda Sullivan, 386-506-4154, Linda.Sullivan@daytonastate.edu

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: $1,843*

Access Fee: $24 ($1.35 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $31

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

  • Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

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.

Program Length: The typical length of this program is two (2) semesters. The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2013-14) for this field at 92%.

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17-3029.03 Electromechanical Engineering Technologists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/17-3029.03

17-3029.04 Electronics Engineering Technologists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/17-3029.04

17-3029.05 Industrial Engineering Technologists http://www.onetonline.org/help/bright/17-3029.05

For additional Information on wages, trends and career videos:

http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=173029&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=12&search=Go

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

Program Specific Courses

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

CET1600Network Plus

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

CIS2949Cooperative Education Experience in Computer and Information Systems

1

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

CET2154A+ Computer Repair

4

CET1600Network Plus

3

EET1607CElectronics Assembly and Cabling and Lab

3

EGS1000Professional Performance for Technicians

3

2nd Semester

CET2850Wireless and Mobile Security

3

CIS2949Cooperative Education Experience in Computer and Information Systems

1

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

Total Credit Hours: 18