The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Distinguish, identify and relate between the principal layers of a complex communications system.
- Know all important telecommunications principles and equipment, protocol suites, architectures, regulatory bodies and common carrier services as well as issues of cross-protocol communications.
- Have the skills required to install, administer and manage a Local Area Network (LAN) and be able to network that LAN to other network segments over wide area links.
- Know the theory behind and the basic use of network testing, monitoring and management instruments and systems.
- Apply basic computing principles and programming skills to install software, configure devices, troubleshoot and maintain a data network.
- Be able to assess the communications needs of a client, perform a broad brush analysis of the traffic conditions associated with these needs and then determine the optimal connectivity for the conditions.
- Know the range of data communications services associated with the dominant public carrier services in Canada today and be able to estimate point to point costs using tariff schedules.
- Apply basic electronic and digital principles and instrumentation in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of communications hardware.
- Apply the principles of mathematics, science and engineering and utilize information from handbooks, journals, regulations and specifications to resolve telecommunications problems.
- Schedule or supervise telecommunications projects and follow up with written reports in accordance with established formats and procedures.
- Know and be able to apply basic management principles such as project and time management, break-even analysis, planning and control.
- Communicate effectively with associates in written, oral or schematic form.