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Integration Of Security Into The Development And Teaching Of A New 2 Year Program In Wireless Communications

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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TYCD 2005 Lower Division Initiatives

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10.807.1 - 10.807.9

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Mohammad Shanehsaz

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Michael Qaissaunee

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Integration of Security into the Development and Teaching of a New 2-Year Program in Wireless Communications

Michael Qaissaunee, Mohammad Shanehsaz (, ( Brookdale Community College 765 Newman Springs Road Lincroft, NJ 07738 732-224-2879, 732-224-2827

This work is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DUE-0302909


Critical factors limiting the growth of the wireless industry and the even greater adoption of mobile technologies are concerns regarding data integrity and wireless network security. This work details creation of a new 2-year degree program in wireless communications that integrates security throughout. Security concepts and hands-on experiences are woven into the program itself and within individual courses. This model curriculum will benefit individuals and institutions interested in developing similar programs based on regional workforce needs.

Key topics include an overview of the current program under development and the expected evolution that will occur over the next few years. Additionally, the authors share research and insight into future trends for this new technology; describe the skills needed by this emerging workforce, community college programs presently in place, and opportunities for future program growth in these areas.

Central to the development of this program is an open source distribution and development method for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum, lecture and laboratory content. Established by The National Center for Telecommunications Technologies (NCTT) Consortium, the open source distribution and development process of faculty review, redistribution, and content modification will be contrasted to traditional development and distribution methods. The open source resource serves as a means of dynamically and rapidly distributing classroom and laboratory materials with a focus on interoperability, innovation, rapid evolution and low cost academic solutions. The method will be further demonstrated as a means of forming learning communities whereby faculty will benefit through the sharing of specialized instructional materials.

Proceeding of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition Copyright  2005, American Society for Engineering Education

Shanehsaz, M., & Qaissaunee, M. (2005, June), Integration Of Security Into The Development And Teaching Of A New 2 Year Program In Wireless Communications Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon.

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