Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

CIT 165: Introduction to Convergence

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to Convergence
  • Discipline: Computer Information Technology (CIT)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Introduces students to convergence concepts and principles. Topics include perspectives on new and emerging technologies and their impacts on society, both positive and negative. "Inescapable Data" is the phrase carried through the course as students balance concerns of privacy and potential misuse against fascinating possibilities in medical care, retail, manufacturing and other industries.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

This course will introduce students to convergence concepts and principles. Topics will include; standards and protocols, infrastructure, IP protocol, wireless technologies and smart radios, and telephony fundamentals.

  • Industry standards and protocols
  • Infrastructure services and implementation
  • TCP/IP protocol addressing
  • IP Addressing
  • Telephony concepts

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

CIT 165B - This course supports the Convergence Technology degree by providing up-to-date training in the management of information resources, including computer and networking operations, infrastructure, and information security by supporting the following Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that successful students:

  • Understand the material required to successfully pass information technology certification exams.
  • Display the skills and competencies required of professionals in the information technology industry.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Are able to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.


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