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AIT - Applied Information Technology

AIT 103 Online Seminar

Course Description: This two-week course is designed to prepare students to effectively participate in an asynchronous learning environment. You will receive an introduction to Blackboard, the software Pace University uses to deliver courses for this online program, and will learn essential Internet concepts. There are usually several sections of this course available prior to the start of each semester, and you must successfully complete one of these sessions before regular classes begin.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 103 Online Seminar

Course Description: This two-week course is designed to prepare students to effectively participate in an asynchronous learning environment. You will receive an introduction to Blackboard, the software Pace University uses to deliver courses for this online program, and will learn essential Internet concepts. There are usually several sections of this course available prior to the start of each semester, and you must successfully complete one of these sessions before regular classes begin.

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 107 Computer Applications for Telecommunications

Prerequisite: Open to students enrolled in an Online Accelerated Bachelor's Completion Degree Program. Permission of Director required. Contact Janet Kirtman at jkirtman@pace.edu for further registration information.

Course Description: This is an introductory course in basic orientation to computer hardware and implementation of software applications in telecommunications. Students will use various software packages to create documents, spreadsheets, graphs, and databases and will use the knowledge gained to solve problems and transfer information via electronic media.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 109 Broadband Essentials

Prerequisite: AIT 103. Student must be in the Nactel program.

Course Description: This course will provide essential background information for those students who will be involved in the implementation of the latest broadband technology. It will cover the subjects of operating systems, email systems, Internet browsers, the OSI model, TCP/IP protocols, and routing technology.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 103 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 111 AC/DC Electrical Circuits for Telecommunications

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 109 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 111 AC/DC Electrical Circuits for Telecommunications

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 109 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 113 Solid State Devices and Circuits

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 120 Business and Technical Communications for Telecommunications

Course Description:This course will provide students with the basic foundation on which to build and improve communication skills for the workplace. Students will create business and technical correspondence, technical reports, user manuals, and technical instructions. Emphasis will be placed on working collaboratively in an online environment.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 170 Telecommunications I: Basic Telephony and Voice Communications

Course Description:The first in a series of four, this course will introduce students to the basic concepts and structural elements of the telephone and telecommunications industry. It will introduce and explore public network based telecommunications including physical and wireless media, switching and networking, as well as facilities that provide and support telecommunications. User-premises PBX switching and telecommunications are covered as well. In addition, an introduction to data communications and information security will be included.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 170 Telecommunications I: Basic Telephony and Voice Communications

Course Description:The first in a series of four, this course will introduce students to the basic concepts and structural elements of the telephone and telecommunications industry. It will introduce and explore public network based telecommunications including physical and wireless media, switching and networking, as well as facilities that provide and support telecommunications. User-premises PBX switching and telecommunications are covered as well. In addition, an introduction to data communications and information security will be included.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 196A Topic: Advanced PC Applications for Telecommunications: Word

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 196B Topic: Advanced PC Applications for Telecommunications: Excel

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 196C Topic: PC Applications for Telecommunication: Access

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 196D Topic: PC Applications for Telecommunications: PowerPoint

Course Rotation: TBA.

1 credits

AIT 196J Introduction to SQL

Course Description: This course introduces the syntax of structured query language. Students work with a small Microsoft Access database and practice with basic SQL commands to learn the fundamentals of the language. The course will provide students with multimedia presentations to reinforce the laboratory activities used to create the querying commands in addition to discussion boards.

1 credits

AIT 223 Digital and Microprocessor Fundamentals

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 113 Min Grade D

AIT 231 Cabling Technology

Course Description: This course covers network and telecommunications cabling standards and procedures with particular emphasis on fiber optic cabling. Topics include safety considerations, signals and wires, copper media, fiber-optic media, testing fiber optic cables, cabling system components, structured cabling, cabling tools, installation techniques, rough-in phase, trim-out phase, finishing and customer support phases. Creating requests for proposals and cabling case studies are also discussed.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 233 Wireless LANs

Course Description: This course provides a hands-on guide to planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless LANs. The subject matter corresponds to that of the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. The course offers an in-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive step-by-step coverage of IEEE 802.11 b/a/g/pre-n implementation, design, security, and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with online projects using equipment from two of the principal wireless LAN vendors, Cisco and Linksys.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 111 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 125 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 233 Wireless LANs

Course Description: This course provides a hands-on guide to planning, designing, installing and configuring wireless LANs. The subject matter corresponds to that of the Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) certification. The course offers an in-depth coverage of wireless networks with extensive step-by-step coverage of IEEE 802.11 b/a/g/pre-n implementation, design, security, and troubleshooting. Material is reinforced with online projects using equipment from two of the principal wireless LAN vendors, Cisco and Linksys.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 111 Minimum Grade of D and MAT 125 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 235 Telecommunications II: Signal Transmissions for Telecommunications

Course Rotation:This is the second course in a sequence of four that covers the field of telecommunications. Concentration will be on transmission and data communications. Students will be studying the electromagnetic spectrum, network models and standards, signals, decibels, modulation and transmission media. The course will also cover the study of data communications, LANs, LAN switching, the Internet and the World Wide Web. In addition, a study of wireless transmission, cellular telephony, satellite communications and an introduction to IP routing and routing protocols will be included.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 235 Telecommunications II: Signal Transmissions for Telecommunications

Course Rotation:This is the second course in a sequence of four that covers the field of telecommunications. Concentration will be on transmission and data communications. Students will be studying the electromagnetic spectrum, network models and standards, signals, decibels, modulation and transmission media. The course will also cover the study of data communications, LANs, LAN switching, the Internet and the World Wide Web. In addition, a study of wireless transmission, cellular telephony, satellite communications and an introduction to IP routing and routing protocols will be included.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

AIT 241 Telecommunications III

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 233 Minimum Grade of D or AIT 235 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 241 Telecommunications III

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 233 Minimum Grade of D or AIT 235 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 243 Video and Smart Technologies

Course Description: This course deals with the concepts and applications of digital television. Emphasis is placed on digital television in the home environment and a thorough study is made of home theater techniques some entertainment systems, and home automation. Topics to be studied include analog and digital TV, satellite TV, HDTV, IPTV, audio systems, recording systems, gaming systems, and audio and video cabling techniques.

Course Rotation: Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 241 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 245 Telecommunications IV: Data and Emerging Communications Technology

Course Rotation: TBA.

3 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 241 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 253 Wireless Network Security

Course Description: The purpose of this course is to provide a hands-on guide to defending wireless networks against attacks. It corresponds to the subject matter found in the Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) certification from Planet3. The topics of WEP, WPA, and 802.11i security standards are fully discussed. Hands-on exercises are included, which allow students to practice skills as they are learned.

3 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 233 Min Grade D and AIT 241 Min Grade D

AIT 263 Mobile Technology

Course Description:This course expands the previous examinations and reviews of mobile and cellular technologies, applications and services in AIT 109, AIT 170, AIT 235 and AIT 263. This course will achieve its objectives through a discussion of devices, applications, and implications in the ever-changing world of mobile. In completing this course, students will have the opportunity to increase and enhance their knowledge of mobile technologies and its impact in video, voice and data.

4 credits

AIT 371 Fiber Optics

Course Description: The telecommunications network has been evolving from one that is electronic in nature to an electro-optical networking system. Fiber optics technology is playing a major role in this evolution. In addition, further developments are expected to result in an all-optical core network with the highest transmission speeds. Technicians working in the field will need an understanding of this important subject matter. This course covers the fundamentals of fiber optics and related optical components. Additional discussion is given on how these devices are being used in current optical telecommunications networks. Topics include the physical principles governing optical fiber, fiber optic network architectures, optical switching and routing, and the impact of optical fiber on the telecommunications industry.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 111 Minimum Grade of D and AIT 170 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 381 Emerging Broadband Technologies

Course Description: This course covers topics of increasing importance in the area of broadband technologies. Following a review of TCP/IP protocols, the course examines the basics of network tunneling and security as applied to Virtual Private Networks (VPN). The latest tunneling technologies such as point-to-point tunneling protocol (PPTP) and layer 2 tunneling protocol (L2TP) are discussed. Security concepts such as threats and attacks, intrusion detection, firewalls, cryptography, authentication, and security key management are covered. The IPSec protocols and Quality of Service (QoS) concepts are also covered.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 241 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 382 Voice Over Internet Protocol Technologies

Course Description: This course covers Voice over IP and Internet Telephony. Extensive coverage of the emerging protocol standards H.323, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) is given. Voice transmission, voice digitization, voice coding and compression are discussed. Voice over IP network components, routers, and gateways are examined as are Voice over IP network examples and the current industry status in the USA.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits

Prerequisites

AIT 241 Minimum Grade of D

AIT 383 Emerging Wireless Technologies

Course Description: This course covers emerging wireless telecommunications including cellular telephony, next generation (3G) wireless technologies, and wireless LANs. Topics include antennas and propagation, signal encoding techniques, spread spectrum, error detection and correction, cellular wireless networks, wireless local loop, mobile IP and wireless application protocol (WAP), and the local area network IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth protocols. Also considered are wireless security models, threats and solutions.

Course Rotation: TBA.

4 credits