Oct 29, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

AMT 209 - Automation Networks

Class: 3 Credits: 3
This course provides a study and implementation of the Ethernet transmission protocol in automation networks. It includes PLC interfacing to Ethernet cabling and Ethernet capable instrumentation. Additional topics include the OSI model and distributed BUS networking.

Course Topics:
  • Introduction to networking
  • Network media - copper core cable
  • Fiber-optic cable
  • Wireless technology
  • TCP/IP fundamentals
  • A closer look at the OSI model
  • Maintaining the network

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn Web site
Required Materials:
  • Safety glasses are required when working in the lab environment.
    No open-toed or open-heeled shoes are to be worn in the lab.
    Students should obey all posted safety rules.
  • Course Materials as provided in the AMT Team Site under Academics\Academic Programs\AMT in the SCC Portal.

Grading System:
A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 0 - 59
Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Distinguish the components of an Ethernet Network.
  2. Illustrate the function of each component in an Ethernet network.
  3. Evaluate the attributes of copper core network media.
  4. Evaluate the attributes of fiber optic cable.
  5. Evaluate the attributes of wireless data technology.
  6. Contrast the strengths and weaknesses of the three major methods of data transfer over ethernet.
  7. Develop a broader understanding of the terminology used in ethernet networking by completing a Glossary of terms and definitions for networking.

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  • Required materials for all online courses
  • Mandatory Attendance Requirement
  • Proctored Exams

Face Covering Requirements:
All faculty, staff and students must wear a face mask/covering at all times (absent a medical condition) on all SCC campuses when safe social distancing measures are not possible or difficult to follow. For further details, refer to the Student Guidelines for Face Coverings and Social Distancing on the SCC Coronavirus COVID-19 Information page.
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  • Academic Integrity
  • Academic Misconduct
  • Add/Drop period
  • Appeals Process
  • Class Attendance
  • Classroom Behavior (traditional and online)
  • Classroom Conduct/Expectations
  • Lab Procedures (general SCC policy regarding this)
  • Online Confidentiality
  • Services For Students with Disabilities
  • Withdrawal Policy

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