Wireless Technology Integration (WTI)

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ELT 204

       Course Name: Wireless Technology Integration (WTI)

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

ELT 130 and ELT 105 or equivalent knowledge.

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

Course introduces wireless technology integration for wireless communication, and fundamentals of wired and wireless networks with a variety of devices. Content includes study of network protocols and standards, wireless security, advantages and disadvantages of wireless LAN, and an overview of installation and testing of wireless networks. Focus is on troubleshooting and use of measuring equipment.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Student will learn to:

  1. Identify the common protocols used in wireless communication networks
  2. Evaluate and configure wireless hardware and software
  3. Evaluate and define basic types of wireless networks
  4. Define and list precautions required to insure privacy and security in a wireless network
  5. Identify the type of diagnostic tools to maintain a wireless network
  6. Communicate effectively in a technical and non-technical environment

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Introduction to wireless communication
  2. Understanding basic wireless concepts
  3. Basic networking architecture
  4. Fundamentals of wired and wireless networks
  5. 7-layer open system interconnect (OSI)
  6. Network protocols and standards
  7. Advantages and disadvantages of WLAN
  8. Fundamentals of Radio Frequency Understanding AM and FM modulation
  9. Overview of cellular networks
  10. Overview of Mobile IP
  11. Overview of installation and testing of wireless networks
  12. Overview of privacy and security in a wireless network
  13. Advanced wireless systems

VII.  Methods of Instruction

This course will be two-thirds lecture and one-third lab.  The lecture will be an informal discussion of the assigned materials and related topics.  The lab experiments will be timed to reinforce ideas learned in the lecture and to learn the operation of the lab equipment.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Completion of Labs and Class attendance are necessary.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Exams and Quizzes 60%
Homework 10%
Lab Experiments 30%

Class attendance is necessary to receive full credit in the above categories.

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.