The focus of this course is to enable students to develop skills related to employability. Topics and skills covered include job search strategies, resume writing, interview skills. Students also review professional letter and report writing as well as how to communicate effectively in a workplace environment. Workplacesafety, ethical workplace conduct as well as skills on team building are also covered.
This course introduces the student to fundamentals of waveguide and microwave device theory. Health hazards and safe working/testing conditions are stressed at the start. The course explores the principles of Point-to Point land microwave fade margins and link budgets. Satellite communications and various orbits are covered. Common navigation/tracking satellite families are discussed. Fundamentals of radar are covered with a focus on pulsed radar system basics. Advanced systems such as phased array and marine radar are also introduced.
This course will introduce students to copper and fiber optic structured cable systems. The course aims to offer a balanced mix of theory and practice relating to the current structured cabling system standards outlined by ANSI//TIA, ISO and other standards organizations. Students will learn proper installation and testing procedures for various copper category cabling in a complete structured cabling system. The fibre portion of the course will cover the basic concepts of light transmission theory in fiber, the different types of single-mode and multi-mode fibers, installation of various fiber optic connectors and fusion splicing of fibres. A high degree of importance will be placed on development of good hand skills and safely handlingcopper and fiber optic cabling.
This course introduces technologies that allow networks to scale, it describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in large and complex networks. A review of switching technologies including VLANs, and inter-VLAN routing provides the foundation to explore spanning-tree and link-aggregation. A review of IPv4 and IPv6 routing fundamentals provides the foundation to explore Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing (EIGRP) and Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing protocols. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with OSPF, EIGRP, STP, and VTP in both IPv4 and IPv6 Networks. Included is a review of managing IOS images, configuration files and licensing. In this course, students will be required to use Cisco Networking Academy, an online collaborative service.
This course introduces and extends the student's knowledge and practical experience with Wide Area Networks (WANs) and support for computer networks in remote office locations. Topics include WAN protocols for serial links, Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Ethernet WAN, cable, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), basic network security concepts and configuration, working with access controls lists, fundamentals of Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and general troubleshooting. Students will develop the skills to interconnect networks which includes configuration and troubleshooting of branch office connections including quality of service, monitoring, and security. The content of Data Networks 3 and 4 prepares the students to write the Cisco CCNA Route Switch certification exam.
This course focuses on the configuration and testing of real-worldradio systems. Digital radio systems using both conventional and trunked mode operation will be configured, modified, tested and documented. IP Switching and Routing protocols will be used to configure wireless applications such as Radio over IP (RoIP), Wireless LANs and Point to Point communications systems. Advanced antenna systems will be built and tested,and radio site power systems will be introduced. Students will learn the correct usage of technical manuals and radio system documentation. Advanced troubleshooting methodologies using logical fault finding are explored in the lab. Additional training in industry specific hand skills related to radio systemsinstallation will be provided. General safety practices specifically related to the RF industry will also be reviewed.
Biology 080 students study the scientific method and apply this process to laboratory procedures. The theory of evolution is introduced along with general studies of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Principles of ecology are introduced using examples from local ecosystems. Laboratory experiences include field sampling.
Students in this course are introduced to biochemistry, cell structure, and cellular processes (respiration, protein synthesis, cell division) as foundations for understanding human anatomy and physiology. The major human organ systems are covered in detail. Laboratory experiences include experiments, demonstrations, and some dissection. Knowledge of general chemistry is essential in understanding much of the material in this course.
An introduction to the structure and function of organisms with particular reference to molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of the living world. Designed for students seeking a degree or diploma in a field of science or technology, BIOL 101, with BIOL 102, lays the foundations on which the higher-level courses in Biology are based. It is also suitable as an elective course for general interest or arts students.
BIOL 102 is an introduction to organismic and population biology with emphasis on reproduction, genetics, developmental biology, evolution, diversity and ecology.
Biology 151 focuses on environmental and ecological topics within biology from a local perspective. BIOL 151 helps inform students about local and global environmental issues, current events, and new and emerging technologies from a scientific perspective. Students, with the help of their instructor, will design and implement a research project that focuses on a local environmental issue and present it to members of the community.
This course is an introduction to the structural and functional aspects of the human musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems. BIOL 181 is presented in a lecture-lab format. The physiology portion of the course is primarily taught during the lecture portion while the anatomy and application portion of the course is dealt with during the laboratory periods.
A continuation of BIOL 181, this course is designed to allow the student to explore the anatomical and physiological details of the nervous, endocrine, digestive, excretory, immune and reproductive systems. Attention is given to the integrated homeostatic balance of the body. BIOL 182 is designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in anatomy and physiology on which to build.
Introduction to Microbiology is an introduction to the general principles of microbiology. Lectures and laboratory exercises explore fundamental topics of microbiology, environmental microbiology and molecular microbiology such as diversity of microorganisms, microbial structure, metabolism, genetics and microbial ecology emphasizing applied, medical and environmental microbiology. The laboratory introduces methods for safe handling of microorganisms, techniques of microbial isolation, enumeration and identification as well as experiments relevant to lectures.
This course studies the relationship between cell structure and cell function. The structure/function of the cell membrane and most organelles are covered in detail. Topics also include the evolution of the eukaryotic cell, cell movements, and cell reproduction. An introduction to cytogenetics is also presented. The material in Biology 201 is an integral part of an undergraduate biological sciences program and is especially appropriate for students interested in health-related sciences, microbiology, genetics, developmental biology, biochemistry, botany, zoology, and general biology.
BIOL 202 is a continuation of BIOL 201. Through lectures and labs the course emphasizes the structural and functional aspects of cellular chemistry. Topics include cellular energetics, enzyme kinetics, respiration, photosynthesis, membrane transport, the genetic code, glycobiology, lipid biology, and protein biology. The laboratory exercises emphasize proper experimental techniques, data collection and analysis and technical writing skills.
Genetics is the study and understanding of inheritance and development of organisms. This course will provide an introduction to genes and gene function. Mendelian and extra-mendelian genetics and molecular genetics review and expand on these topics explored in first year biology. Topics in transmission, molecular and quantitative genetics will also be discussed. Lab material will include descriptive aspects, techniques, data analysis and experimentation.
This course studies of the interactions between organisms and their environment at the organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels. Topics considered include energy flow, nutrient cycling, ecological succession, population dynamics and evolutionary processes. Local examples may be used to illustrate some of the principles.
This course covers the evolution and comparative anatomy of cephalochordates, urochordates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The comparative anatomy of major organ systems among fishes, amphibians, birds, and mammals will be studied in the lab via dissection of representative organisms. The lab will emphasize the relationship between structure and function of vertebrate organisms while the lecture will focus on current controversies and discoveries in the scientific study of vertebrate evolution.
An introductory background to pathophysiology, pharmacology, microbiology and immunology. The emphasis is on concepts and how alterations in physiological, biochemical, microbial or immunological factors can have an impact on homeostasis. Prototype diseases and prototype drugs are examined, with an emphasis on integrating scientific processes with nursing practice.