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Associate of Applied Science in Information and Communications Technologies

The Associate of Applied Science in Information and Communications Technologies degree program provides students with collaborative and critical thinking skills needed to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems in computer, converged IP, wireless, and fiber optic transport networks. The program further provides soft skill development that will help the student collaborate and communicate effectively in the workplace and comprehend key elements of project management, information system administration, and information systems management.

Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
  • Demonstrate effective collaborative and critical thinking skills to resolve technical problems
  • Demonstrate proficiency in analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving problems in electrical circuits and data, wireless, and converged IP networks
  • Comprehend cybersecurity and methods used to mitigate computer and network vulnerabilities
  • Comprehend theory of wireless and fiber optic transport technologies for both backbone and access network applications
  • Understand installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting principles for simple transport systems
  • Demonstrate ability to successfully install, maintain, and troubleshoot computer hardware and operating systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to collaborate and communicate in the work environment by using office automation software, operating system platforms, and other computer applications
  • Comprehend the key elements of project management, information system administration, and information systems management
  • Comprehend the integration of cloud technologies, software defined networking, and network function virtualization

  • Requirements
    The A.A.S. degree in Information and Communications Technologies requires students to complete a total of 90 credits (quarter system) distributed as follows:
  • 6 General Education courses for a minimum of 24 credits. The APT College General Education program satisfies the minimum requirements; APT College also accepts General Education credits from any accredited institution.
  • 4 core courses
  • A number of elective courses to complete the total of 90 credits

  • Please refer to the College Catalog for more detailed information.
    APT College Credit Evaluation Committee will evaluate all applicable transfer credit and work experience toward the degree program.

    Core Courses

    This course introduces students to Information Systems (IS) and how they relate to business processes used in organizations. The course begins by examining the components of a business information system and how business processes and information systems can impact an organization. The course also discusses types of information systems and how they are developed. The importance of the Cloud, Internet,and e-Commerce is covered along with important aspects of information security today. The course wraps-up with an analysis of roles, responsibilities, and ethics centered on information system management.

    Credits: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: None

    Modality: ICT105 is is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    By completing this course the student will gain an understanding of cloud computing and the technologies used to develop services based on the cloud. The course begins with a sound definition of cloud computing and explores models and categories of cloud computing that support software, platform, infrastructure, and database as a service. The course continues with a look at current cloud technologies, surveys the value of cloud computing in business environments, and further outlines key concepts centered on cloud infrastructure planning, strategies, and applications. The course wraps-up with a review of cloud service rollout, service-level management, security, privacy, and compliance concepts that have a bearing on cloud computing environments.

    Credits: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Cloud Essentials CLO-001. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT110 is is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a survey of the fundamentals of data communications and networks. It begins with a look at important aspects of data communications, data networks, and the Internet along with key facets of protocol architectures, TCP/IP, and Internet-Based applications. The concepts and terminology centered on data transmission, transmission media, signaling encoding techniques, and error detection/correction are also covered. The course wraps-up with a look at the value of data link control protocols and multiplexing in data communications and networks today. Multimedia content and interactive simulations are used throughout to reinforce course concepts.

    Credits: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: TEL104 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form

    Elective Courses

    In this course students will gain the skills needed to create, customize, and organize professional looking documents in Microsoft Word 2016 by using formatting tools and appropriate visual content. The course begins by illustrating how to create, manage, and print word documents, and use editing and formatting tools for text, paragraphs, and entire documents. The course then explains how to insert and work with tables and other objects such as SmartArt, WordArt, shapes, and pictures to improve the readability of the Word document and bring it to a professional level. Building blocks and Quick Parts are then introduced as well as bookmarks and hyperlinks. At the end of the course, advanced tools to apply references, add captions and footnotes, and to record macros are introduced.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: 

    Industry Certifications: This course Provides the students exposure to the core objectives of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office Word 2016 (77-725) certification.

    Modality: CAT120 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    In this course students will gain the skills needed to create, customize, and organize professional looking workbooks in Microsoft Excel 2016. The course begins by illustrating how to create and manage Excel workbooks and worksheets, use formatting tools for cells and any type of data, and print the resulting worksheets. The course continues by explaining how to enter formulas in an Excel worksheet and introduces several functions of common use applied to both text and number data types. The course wraps up by introducing tables, charts, and other objects such as shapes, sparklines, and SmartArt that are used to improve the readability of the Excel worksheet resulting in a professional looking document.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: 

    Industry Certifications: The course provides the student exposure to the core objectives of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office Excel 2016 (77-727) certification.

    Modality: CAT125 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    In this course students will gain the skills required to create and customize professional looking presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. The course begins by explaining how to create and manage a PowerPoint document, add slides within a document, and apply text formatting and themes consistently throughout a presentation. The course continues by explaining how to insert and customize tables, charts, shapes, photo, SmartArt graphics, audio and video clips, and other objects used to visualize concepts. The use of sound effects, animations, and slide transitions are explained as well. The course wraps up with a description of the Slide Show tools available to effectively deliver a live presentation to an audience.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: 

    Industry Certifications: Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2016 (77-729) certification.

    Modality: CAT130 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA Security+ certification. The course begins with an introduction to security, reviews computer system security threats, and discusses measured steps that can be taken to harden and virtualize the system to infuse a high degree of security, portability, and ease of use. The course continues with a look at web browser and programming security concepts, important security factors surrounding network design elements, and key protocols that must be secured to mitigate threats and sustain operations. The course wraps-up with a review of firewall features, network security concepts, intrusion detection and prevention systems, the key factors involved in securing network media and devices, and strategies and tips for preparing for the certification exam.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT162 is.available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the second course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA Security+ certification. The course begins with a review of physical security and authentication concepts, access control methods and models, and a comprehensive look at vulnerability and risk management processes in the information system. The course continues with a high level review of monitoring methodologies that applications and intrusion detection/prevention systems use, basic cryptography and hashing terminology, and public key infrastructure and TCP/IP security protocol components. The course wraps-up with a look at the value redundancy and disaster recovery offers in sustaining organizational success, important aspects of policy, procedure, and people in protecting the information resource, and strategies and tips for preparing for the certification exam and future opportunity in the information security arena.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT163 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA A+ certification. The course begins with a review of the key components of computer hardware and describes storage, power supply, peripheral, expansion, and display device functionality and principles of operation. The course continues with a look at custom computer hardware configurations and surveys network protocol, architecture, and TCP/IP functionality that enables end to end communications. The course wraps-up with a review of laptop, mobile device, and printer components and describes a methodical process that should be used to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve computer hardware problems. The course provides the student exposure to the core objectives of the CompTIA A+ 901 certification exam.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Exam 901. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT164 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the second course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CompTIA A+ certification. The course begins with a review of the characteristics and administration of computer operating systems today with a keen focus on the features and functionality employed in Windows 7 and 8/8.1. The course continues with a survey of the features and functionality offered in various editions of the Windows Vista, MAC, and Linux operating systems (OS), and takes a close look at securing the OS in networked environments. The course wraps-up with a review of network services, cloud computing, and virtualization as they relate to the OS and a close look at the management and troubleshooting required to sustain OS performance in mobile and personal computing environments.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Exam 902. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT165 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides an overview of the main areas of project management. It introduces the student to the advantages and disadvantages of different organizational structures, as well as the phases of an effective project management system. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager, and learn how to develop and apply those skills for the successful completion of the project. Students will also gain knowledge on how to create a project schedule, resource plans, and budget, and will explore methods for monitoring and evaluating projects to manage time, cost, scope, resources and project risks.

    CREDITS: 2.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: ICT170 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides students with an introduction to the world of project management. This course will help the student develop core knowledge centered in project management concepts that include project initiation, planning, scheduling, communications, cost, execution, change, control, and closure. The course also provides foundational exposure to core objectives centered on the CompTIA Project+ certification.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the course and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CompTIA Project+ Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: ICT272 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides students with an understanding of high voltage protection equipment used in power substations to maintain in operation critical telecommunications systems also during a fault (power surge, lightning, etc.). It also explains how telecommunications systems are integrated into the power transmission systems and are used to isolate the faulted zones during an outage. Methods to calculate the Ground Potential Rise (GPR) and the Zone of Interest (ZOI) during a fault are thoroughly explained. Finally, the course introduces the safety gear and discusses the rules to be observed in high voltage environment during installation and maintenance.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: None

    Modality: PWR250 is available in the blended (in-class and webcast) modality format with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a basic understanding of the electrical, electronic, and computer fundamental concepts, and the digital technologies as they apply to the telecommunications industry. Upon completion of the course students will be able to analyze an electrical circuit in any configuration, both under DC and AC condition, and will have an understanding of the operation of the main electrical and electronic components. Digital and analog instruments and the related measuring procedures will be introduced as well as the electrical safety rules to be followed. Numbering systems, logic gates, and principles of computer architecture are illustrated. An overview of telecommunications systems including Digital Signal Processing performed on voice and data signals before being transmitted (A/D conversion, modulation, line encoding, and multiplexing) and the description of transmission media currently in use (copper pair, optical fibers, wireless on air) are provided. T-carrier system and SONET standard and related hierarchies are also introduced.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: None

    Modality: TEL102.7 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the electrical and electronic fundamental concepts at the basis of any technological industry. Upon completion of the course students will be able to determine voltage, current, resistance, and power values for electrical circuits in any configuration, both under DC and AC condition, and will have an understanding of the operation of the main electrical and electronic components. The operation of several electrical and electronic devices such as filters, single and multi-stage amplifiers, rectifiers, voltage regulators, and power supplies is explored. The basic principles of troubleshooting electronic devices are also introduced.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: None

    Modality: TEL102.D3 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry. The course begins with a discussion of the optical concepts related to light waves, and an explanation of how light carrying information propagates down the fiber. The course progresses with a description of the optical components used in fiber optic systems including light sources, optical fiber types, connectors, types of cables and their use, and photodetectors. Different splicing techniques are discussed as well as the use of several test instruments to measure fiber optic systems performance. Techniques to develop a fiber optic system link budget considering system losses are also introduced. Students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab giving an opportunity to demonstrate and test what they have learned. The course prepares the student for the ETA Fiber Optic Installer (FOI) industry certification.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: ETA - Fiber Optics Installer (FOI) *APT College proctors this exam at the end of each course* **Exam fees for this certification are included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL105 is available in blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the first course in a three part series that prepares the student for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 certification exam. This course begins by discussing the purpose, role, and basic operations of the OSI and TCP/IP models and surveys Ethernet and other key technologies that enable local and wide area networks. The course continues with a detailed review of the classful IPv4 address and the end to end routing process. The course also takes a comprehensive look at the variety of ways the command line interface can be leveraged to navigate common switch configuration modes to manage the internetwork operating system. The course wraps-up with a review of key factors that impact the configuration and management of local area networks, the creation of virtual local area networks, and a methodical process that should be considered when analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving problems in a Layer 2 environment.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: TEL104: Fundamentals of Data Communications and Networks

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the 3 course series (TEL108, TEL109, and TEL110) and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL108 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the second course in a three part series that prepares the student for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 certification exam. This course begins with a subnetting definition, differentiates the five IPv4 address classes, and explains Class A, B, and C address formats. Conversion of binary, prefix, and dotted decimal formatted subnet masks and the classless and classful views of IP addressing are also discussed. The course also takes a look at the rules that enable efficient subnet deployment and offers binary and dotted decimal approaches to identify subnet identifiers, host ranges, and broadcast addresses. Physical router installation factors are discussed along with the steps needed to enable IPv4 support on Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices. The course further reviews the end to end routing process, how connected, static, and interVLAN routing is enabled, and key features of interior, exterior, and Routing Information Protocol version 2 (RIPv2) routing protocols. The course wraps-up with a look at the role Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), Domain Name Service (DNS), and the default router plays in the local area network and offers tips on analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving host connectivity problems in the network.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: TEL108: Cisco IP Network Fundamentals

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the 3 course series (TEL108, TEL109, and TEL110) and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the Cisco ICND1 Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL109 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the third course in a three part series that prepares the student for the CCENT/CCNA ICND1 certification exam. This course begins with a review of IPv4 troubleshooting tools that should be used to methodically analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve problems in an internetwork. The course further introduces access control lists and network address translation with a keen focus placed on the proper application and placement of access control lists and the differences between static, dynamic, and port address translation. The course continues with a look at the need for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) today, the unique protocols and addressing construct that enable the deployment of IPv6 networks and the key implementation factors that impact IPv6 routing. The course wraps-up by exploring device management, IOS file management, and licensing principles and concepts.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: TEL109: Cisco IP Addressing Concepts

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the 3 course series (TEL108, TEL109, and TEL110) and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the Cisco ICND1 Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL110 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides students with a working knowledge of physical transport media used for residential and commercial installations utilizing fiber optics, copper twisted pair, and coaxial cable. The course describes the basic electrical characteristics of these physical media types and relevant guiding standards for design, installation, and testing. Structured wiring practices are covered in detail with extensive discussions of associated cabling reference standards of ANSI/TIA 568 and ANSI/TIA 569. General OSHA safety procedures associated with residential and commercial wiring installations are introduced as well. Additionally, those safety requirements that are mandatory with regards to the National Electric Code (NEC) are also emphasized when working with low voltage systems along with appropriate descriptions of relevant NEC sections. The course includes hands-on exercises covering the proper use of tools and test equipment associated with installation, troubleshooting, and testing of simulated structured premises copper cabling and coaxial cable systems.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: FOA - Certified Premises Cabling Technician (CPCT) *APT College proctors this exam at the end of each course* **Exam fees for this certification are included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL125 is available in blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    Wireless technologies permit two-way communications that are impossible or impractical to implement with the use of wires. Wireless encompasses various types of fixed, mobile, and portable applications, including public safety radios, cellular telephones, smart phones, tablets, and various sensors devices. This course provides students with an introduction to the world of wireless technology that is impacting every sector of our interconnected world today. The course helps the student develop core knowledge centered in wireless standards and a conceptual understanding of the design, communication and components that enable current wireless technologies including 3G and ultimately 4G (LTE).

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: TEL140 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    The APT Wireless LAN Technologies series provides students with an introduction to the world of wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that is impacting every sector of our interconnected world today. This series will help the student develop core knowledge centered in WLAN standards and a conceptual understanding of the design, communication and components that enable WLANs. The course also provides foundational exposure to core objectives centered in the Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (PWO-071) certification in the Certified Wireless Network Professional certification path.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: CWTS - Certified Wireless Technology Specialist (PWO-071) in the Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNP) certification path. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL150 is available in the blended (in-class and webcast) modality format with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    The Network+ (NPP) Preparatory course prepares the student for the vendor-neutral CompTIA N10-006 certification exam. The Network+ exam assesses the minimum network technology knowledge needed to work in network environments. This course provides an intensive curriculum that helps the student navigate and comprehend key exam objectives through a review of principles and concepts, graded assessments, and hands on experience via a number of simulated exercises and lab activities. The course begins with a review of key network fundamentals that are essential in building a strong foundation and continues with a survey of routing, wireless, and wide area network concepts that are crucial in networks today. The course wraps-up a comprehensive review of exam objectives with a look at network management, security, and troubleshooting considerations prevalent in the network.

    CREDITS: 6.00

    Prerequisite: N/A

    Industry Certifications: CompTIA N10-006 certification exam *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL160 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of fiber optic systems used in the telecommunications industry today. The course begins with a discussion on light propagation and the introduction of various types of optical fibers. The main building blocks of a fiber optic system are then discussed from the light sources to the photodetectors, including connectors and fiber optic cables used for any type of environment. Optical transport systems such as SONET and OTN along with FTTx architectures and Passive Optical Networks used to implement broadband access networks based on fibers are then explored. Students will learn about the system design criteria used to build an efficient fiber optic system such as performance versus cost and loss budget considerations. Finally, several test equipment tools used for installation and troubleshooting purposes are introduced, including the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). Safety rules in handling optical fibers are also reviewed. At the end of the course, students will be engaged in an extensive hands-on lab where they will apply what they have learned to splice and troubleshoot optical fibers with various methods.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: ETA - Fiber Optics Technician (FOT) *APT College proctors this exam at the end of each course* **Exam fees for this certification are included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL201 Is available in blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the first course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 certification exam. This course begins with a review of virtual LAN (VLAN) switching concepts, explains the underpinning need for, configuration, and verification of the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and introduces a methodical process to predict normal behaviors to enhance Layer 2 LAN and VLAN analysis, troubleshooting, and problem resolution. This part continues with a survey of OSPF and EIGRP protocol operation in IPv4 environments and offers a methodical process that can be employed to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve dynamic routing problems. The course wraps-up with a comprehensive look at point to point, Ethernet, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and virtual private networks (VPNs) as private wide area network (WAN) service alternatives.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: TEL110: Cisco Advanced IP Concepts

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the 2 course series (TEL234 and TEL235) and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL234 is is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This is the second course in a two part series that prepares the student for the CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 certification exam. The course begins by introducing quality of service factors in IPv4 environments and takes a close look at a methodical process to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve IPv4 routing problems that support the local area network. The course further explores a methodical process to predict normal behaviors in IPv6 environments and steps required to configure, verify, analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve OSPFv3 and EIGRPv6 dynamic routing protocol problems. The course wraps-up by exploring emerging network management, cloud computing, and software defined network concepts.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: TEL234: Analyzing Cisco Routing and Switching

    Industry Certifications: Upon completion of the 2 course series (TEL234 and TEL235) and with additional study and preparation, students are postured for the CCNA Routing and Switching ICND2 Exam. *APT does not proctor this exam. Students must register with Pearson VUE for testing.* **Exam Fees for this certification are not included in your tuition costs**

    Modality: TEL235 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides the fundamental knowledge that enables the student to pass the FCC Element 1 Marine Radio Operator’s Permit exam, and the FCC Element 3 General Radio Operator's License (GROL) exam. FCC Element 1 provides basic radio law and operating practice to become familiar with aircraft, ship, and other FCC licensed radio communications equipment. FCC Element 3 provides general electrical and electronic knowledge required to repair and maintain radio transmitters and receivers. The General Radio Operator's License is recognized by several employers as evidence of knowledge in the radio telecommunications field.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: TEL240 is available in asynchronous online and blended (in-class and webcast) modality formats with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form
    This course provides a comprehensive understanding of small size solar photovoltaic systems (referred to as residential systems), which are often used to power small telecommunications equipment such as remote cellular telephone sites and telecommunications repeaters. The basic electrical principles as they apply to photovoltaic systems are reviewed, and the fundamental solar energy concepts explored. The course explains basic installation methods for both grid-tied and stand-alone photovoltaic systems, and thoroughly describes the single parts used for their construction. Students will learn how to correctly design and size a PV system taking into account load requirements, budget, system geographical location, and National Electric Code regulation. Troubleshooting practices as well as safety rules while working around a residential photovoltaic system are also introduced.

    CREDITS: 4.00

    Prerequisite: None

    Industry Certifications: 

    Modality: TEL250 is available in the blended (in-class and webcast) modality format with extensive content and activity interaction online in the eLearning Portal (www.aptconline.com)

    If you are interested in this course, please click the interest form button, fill the form, and submit. An APT representative will contact you to follow up. interest form

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