VTE-280 Telephone Systems

Course Description: This course is designed to introduce students to basic telephone systems and the operation of telephone equipment.  It will further focus its study on cellular telephone systems.  Students will be introduced to the basic elements, circuits, and techniques of cellular telephone communication systems.

  • Prerequisite Course: VEE 240 Signal Processing
A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOS):
The student will be able to:
  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electronics tools and test equipment competently.
  3. Interpret schematic diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Build electronics project to a given specification.
  5. Practice a career in the Telecom Industry
  6. Troubleshoot microwave, fiber optic, radio communication and telephone system 
B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:
The student will be able to:
  1. Describe the major sections of the basic elements in a telephone system.
  2. Describe the telephone system used in the U.S. and the F.S.M.
  3. Describe the operations of the mechanical and electronic telephone sets.
  4. Describe the two methods of signal processing and two types of connection links that are commonly used today’s telephone systems.
  5. Describe cellular telephone from a theoretical and hardware perspective.

SLO

PLO 1

PLO 2

PLO 3

PLO 4

PLO 5

PLO 6

1

 

 

 

 

D,M

M

2

 

 

D,M

 

D,M

 

3

 

D

D,M

 

 

 

4

 

D

D,M

 

D

 

5

 

D

D,M

 

D

D

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - SPECIFIC:
The student will be able to:

General SLO #1: Describe the major sections of the basic elements in a telephone system.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1  Define the basic elements that compose a communication system.

Quizzes and written test.

1.2 Define major sections of the basic elements of a communication system.
1.3  State the two fundamental limiting factors in a communication system.

General SLO #2: Describe the telephone system used in the U.S. and the F.S.M.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Discuss the local network telephone system

 

Quizzes and written test.

2.2 Discuss how telephone call is accomplish

2.3 Discuss the operation of a local loop

2.4 Discuss long distance calling in a telephone system

General SLO #3: Describe the operations of the mechanical and electronic telephone sets.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Discuss the normal operation of the mechanical
telephone set.

 

Quizzes, written test and practical test.

3.2 Discuss and verify the normal operation of the electronic telephone set.

3.3 Trace signal path from a telset through interface  
circuits to another telset.

General SLO #4: Describe the two methods of signal processing and two types of connection links that are commonly used today’s telephone systems.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Discuss time division multiplexing and how it is used in telecommunication systems.

 

Quizzes, written test and practical test.

4.2 Discuss pulse code modulation and how it is used in telecommunication systems.

4.3 Discuss fiber optics and microwave transmission mediums and how they are used in telecommunication systems.
4.4 Observe the operation of time division multiplexing, pulse code modulation, fiber optics, and microwaves in a telecommunication system.

General SLO #5:  Describe cellular telephone from a theoretical and hardware perspective.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Define cellular telephony

 

Quizzes and written test.

5.2 Differentiate the original mobile telephones and cellular telephones.

5.3 Discuss the theoretical and physical structures of a cellular telephone system.

5.4 Discuss the process of cellular telephone call, cell splitting, frequency reuse, hand-off, and roaming.

5.5 Discuss the modulation and multiplexing techniques used in cellular telephones.

D. COURSE CONTENTS
  1. Introduction to Communications Systems
  2. Telephone system
  3. Telephone Equipment
  4. Advanced Telephone
  5. Cellular Telephone
E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
  1. Computer Aided Instruction
  2. Practical/Experimentation
  3. Lecture/Demonstration
F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Nida Corporation. (2005). Telephone Fundamentals. Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation publishing. ( or most recent edition)
Three-ring binder
Notebook, pencil/pen
Scientific calculator

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

NIDA student resource package

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST

None

I. EVALUATION

Student in telecommunication program must achieve a grade of "C" or better to pass the course.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

 

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