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Electronics Technology

  • EET101 3 credits
    Introduction to Electronics - Register

    Provides students with a hands-on survey of modern electronics. Introduces DC/AC theory, digital, solid state, power supply fundamentals, and integrated circuits. In addition to enhancing learning by providing practical applications of theoretical circuit models, lab assignments provide opportunities for increased knowledge and proficiency in the proper use of industry-standard test equipment.
    Prerequisite: MTH20 recommended.

  • EET104 4 credits
    Funamentals of Manufacturing Electronics - Register

    Provides students with a hands-on survey of manufacturing electronics concepts, circuits, and systems. The course introduces DC/AC theory, digital, solid state, power supply fundamentals, and integrated circuits. Topics covered include: safety practices related to working with electrical devices; electrical components and wiring; electronic test instruments; tools and fasteners; electrical units and nomenclature; principles and analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; electrical power generation and control; and filtering devices and circuits. In addition to enhancing learning by providing practical applications of theoretical circuit models, lab assignments provide opportunities for increased knowledge and proficiency in the proper use of industry standard test equipment.
    Prerequisites: MTH20, RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90; MTH60 recommended. Offered fall term.

  • EET106 3 credits
    Electronics Assembly - Register

    Provides students with the hands-on skills and proficiencies necessary to meet ANSI J-STD-001B electronics assembly requirements. Areas of study include J-standard general requirements (procedures, terms, components, processes, materials, electrostatic discharge, tools, and equipment), surface mount assembly and soldering through hole assembly and soldering, wires and terminals, and inspection. Students will obtain J-STD-001B certification upon successful completion of the course.
    Offered infrequently based on industry demand.

  • EET112 5 credits
    Introduction to Mechatronics - Register

    Uses a Parallax Boe-Bot as the centerpiece for students learning mechanical assembly, programming, and motion control in automated systems. Introduces digital concepts including binary number systems and basic logic as well as concepts and components in DC electronics fundamentals. Includes fundamentals of programming in PBasic; instruction on how to interface input/output ports to LEDs, sensors, and audio piezo speaker elements; and electrical assembly techniques, safety, and soldering of through-hole and surface mount components. Students design, program and implement final Boe-Bot projects to demonstrate course content mastery.
    Prerequisites: MTH20 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores.

  • EET113 3 credits
    Exploration of Alternative Energies - Register

    Explores the basic principles behind energy and introduces the various types of energy sources, distribution methods, and the consequences of the use of each source. Emphasis is on the physical principles behind energy and the related effects on our environment. In addition, students will explore and integrate the questions of energy policy in combination with potential energy strategies to build a sustainable future.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency and MTH20.

  • EET118 5 credits
    Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (RES) - Register

    Introduces solar, hydro, thermal, wind, bio-fuels, and control and conversion systems. Students will learn appropriate safety practices, terminology, and mathematics concepts/applications tied to renewable energy sources and systems. Includes hands-on projects and application assignments.
    Prerequisites: EET125 or permission of instructor.

  • EET120 4 credits
    Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Site Analysis and Design - Register

    Provides foundational skills and knowledge to complete the pre-planning, site survey, and process for installation of photo voltaic (PV) energy systems.
    Prerequisites: EET125 and EET118.

  • EET121 2 credits
    North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry-level Preparation - Register

    Provides students with a review of system design, installation, mechanical connections, and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) systems in preparation for the NABCEP entry-level certification test.
    Prerequisite: EET120 and MTH60 or MTH63.

  • EET125 6 credits
    Electronics Fundamentals I (DC) - Register

    Covers the theory and application of direct current electrical concepts. Topics include common electrical components and measuring instruments; the utilization of scientific and engineering notation with mathematical analysis involving electrical and magnetic units; atomic basis of electrical activity; use of Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Laws to analyze electrical circuits; interrelationship of energy and power and the use of Watt’s Law; analysis of voltage, current, and resistance relationships in series, parallel, and series-parallel resistive networks; circuit theorems and source conversions; branch, mesh, and node analysis methods; and theory and application of magnetism and electromagnetism.

  • EET126 7 credits
    Electronics Fundamentals II (AC) - Register

    Introduces the theory, mathematical concepts, calculations, applications, and troubleshooting of alternating current (AC) electrical circuits. Topics include generation of alternating current and voltage, phasors and complex numbers and their application to vector analysis of AC circuits, theory and application of capacitors and inductors in DC and AC circuits, principles of transformers and circuit applications, analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel RC, RL, and RLC reactive circuits, series resonance and parallel resonance circuits. Theory and hands-on application of frequency response circuits include low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop filters, and pulse response of reactive circuits.
    Prerequisite: EET125.

  • EET130 6 credits
    Digital Fundamentals I - Register

    Explores binary and hexadecimal number systems, truth tables, and logic devices. Outcomes include the simplification of logic expressions using Boolean algebra, DeMorgan's theorems, and the use of simulation software (MultiSim) to solve combinational logic circuits. Students will do analysis of combination logic circuits and their operations, and examine the characteristics of TTL and CMOS digital ICs. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of latches, flip-flops and other related devices, which are the building blocks to microcontrollers and microprocessor storage devices. PBASIC programming is used in conjunction with a Parallax BS2 Microcontroller to develop proficiency in building and troubleshooting digital systems. Hands-on laboratory experience is used to enhance theoretical concepts and develop troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET125 or approval of instructor and EET112.

  • EET131 6 credits
    Digital Fundamentals II - Register

    Examines advanced combinational logic synthesis, implementation of logic circuits and systems with TTL and CMOS devices, minimization techniques, and analog to digital conversion circuitry. Includes information on sequential circuits (flip-flop, register transfer), and hands-on troubleshooting of digital circuits with digital logic analyzers. Includes exploration of complex programmable logic devices using Xilinx ISE 7.1 Webpack software and CoolRunner architecture. Coursework also includes exploration of digital communication protocols (e.g., JTAG, USB, GPIB, RS232), and an introduction to the Atmel AVR microcontroller including architecture, addressing, and assembly language for basic programming projects.
    Prerequisite: EET130.

  • EET132 5 credits
    Digital Fundamentals III - Register

    Explores complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) including applications, processes for programming, DC parameters and timing analysis and troubleshooting. Applications include Sequential Logic, Latches, Flip/Flops, Timers, Counters/Registers, HDL Implementation, PLD HW Implementation, Finite State Machine Design/Analysis, Logic Testing, MPU System, and Memory Devices. Laboratory assignments and projects will focus on using the Xilinx platform and Verilog programming language to implement and test designs.
    Prerequisite: EET131. Offered spring term.

  • EET136 2 credits
    Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Techniques - Register

    Introduces the mechanical integration and supporting building structures used to install photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy systems. Focus is on relationships between the manufacturer’s information for equipment and the mounting and installing procedures related to implications of product safety, performance, code compliance, and warranties for stand-alone and interactive utility systems. Students will gain a working knowledge of the ways that PV arrays are mechanically secured and installed, compare and contrast different array mounting systems and practices, and understand the effects of site placement and environmental conditions related to longevity of the renewable system, mounting method, and integration into the existing structure.
    Prerequisites: EET118 and MTH60 or MTH63. Offered as needed.

  • EET140 7 credits
    Solid State Fundamentals - Register

    Introduces the theory, mathematical concepts, calculations, application, and troubleshooting of semiconductor solid-state electrical devices. Topics include atomic theory basis of semiconductor electrical behavior and PN junction theory and applications, including diode and bipolar junction transistors. The course emphasizes utilization of graphical, analytical, and modeling techniques for DC and AC analysis of solid-state diode and bi-polar junction amplifier small signal circuit applications. Heavy emphasis is placed on integration of circuit theory to problem solving and troubleshooting skills. In addition to hands-on experience with industry-standard test equipment, software simulation is used to enhance the presentation of theory and circuit applications, and development of troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET126.

  • EET150 3 credits
    PLC Motor Control - Register

    Covers programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in programming and control of AC electric motors found in industrial, commercial, and residential applications. Hands-on training using the Amatrol Motor Control System 85-MT5 allows learners to gain understanding of the operation, installation, design, and troubleshooting of AC electric motor control circuits and many common applications. Students develop skills in interpreting schematics, ladder logic diagrams, system design, motor start/stop circuits, motor sequence control, reversing motor control and motor jogging. Safety is emphasized throughout, highlighting motor safety, lockout/tagout and safety interlocks.
    Prerequisite: EET104. Offered spring term.

  • EET151 4 credits
    Programming PLCs I - Register

    Introduces programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and explores digital number systems, truth tables, logic devices, and PLC system and programming operations including ladder logic and memory organization.
    Prerequisite: EET150 or approval of instructor. Offered fall term.

  • EET180 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Electronics - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • EET180S 1 credit
    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Electronics - Register

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.

  • EET199 1-6 credits
    Selected Topics in Technology - Register

    Provides study for students in technical programs in areas linked to industry. State-of-the-art equipment is used for industry standard-level instruction.

  • EET205 1 credit
    International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) Certification Preparation - Register

    Prepares students for ISCET associate level examination using software, review exercises, and ISCET study guide. Emphasis is on direct current, alternating current, digital and solid-state theory, devices, and circuits. In addition, component, circuit, and systems troubleshooting is reviewed with an emphasis on proper test equipment calibration, set up, and usage.
    Prerequisite: EET220 or approval of instructor. Offered spring term or by department approval.

  • EET215 5 credits
    Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits - Register

    Covers theory, operational characteristics, and typical applications of operational amplifier and linear integrated circuit devices. Operational amplifier topics include differential amplifier theory, application of positive and negative feedback, operational characteristics, and typical circuit applications. Linear integrated circuit topics include power supplies, special amplifier circuits, and data conversion circuits. In addition to theory and basic circuit applications, emphasis is placed on industry standard circuit applications. Hands-on experience with industry standard test equipment is supplemented with computer simulation to enhance presentation of theory and circuit applications and development of troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET140 or approval of instructor.

  • EET220 6 credits
    Solid State Devices - Register

    Covers the theory and application of solid-state semiconductor field effect transistors and thyristors. Topics include theory and application of field effect transistors as switches and amplifiers, large signal amplifier applications of bipolar junction transistors, frequency analysis in solid state circuits, and silicon controlled rectifier theory and applications. Static and dynamic analysis of device and circuit operational performance is covered with application to problem solving and troubleshooting skills. In addition to hands-on experience with industry-standard test equipment, computer simulation is used to enhance the presentation of theory and circuit applications and to develop troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET140.

  • EET225 3 credits
    Electronics Troubleshooting - Register

    Presents comprehensive theory and hands-on application of troubleshooting electronics components, circuits, and systems. Instruction includes technician responsibilities, safety, troubleshooting digital and analog systems, block and schematic diagram reading, test equipment loading and limitations, component faults/failures, opens and shorts, parts replacement, final inspection and test, and documentation.
    Prerequisite: EET220. Offered winter term.

  • EET230 6 credits
    Radio Frequency Communications Fundamentals - Register

    Examines the principles and circuitry utilized for radio frequency transmission and reception. In addition to basic principles and underlying theory, typical circuits for implementing amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and digital communications techniques are discussed. Additional topics include basic principles and typical structure of communications receivers and transmitters, basic principles and techniques for multiplexing and de-multiplexing radio frequency signals, transmission line theory and application, electromagnetic wave propagation, and antenna fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on development of hands-on operational performance evaluation, tuning, and troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET220. Offered winter term.

  • EET235 5 credits
    Microwave Applications - Register

    Provides instruction in microwave theory and hands-on experience in using test instrumentation to explore the characteristics of microwave technology. Explores transmission lines, VSWR, the Smith Chart, impedance matching, stripline, microstrip and S parameters. Includes mixer/detector characteristics, up and down converters, IF strips, noise figure and temperature, receiver sensitivity, amplifiers, filters, duplexers, couplers, attenuators, terminators, isolators, mismatch loss, switches, propagation loss, antenna gain, and connectors. Includes hazards of microwave radiation to personnel and electrostatic discharge (ESD) to sensitive solid-state components.
    Prerequisite: EET230. Offered spring term.

  • EET240 5 credits
    Microcontrollers I - Register

    Provides detailed instruction in the software and hardware architecture of the Atmel AVR 8-bit RISC microcontrollers. Assembly language programming, debugging, and hardware interfacing allows for investigation of registers, memory maps, timing, decoding, memory addressing, and input/output porting of microcontroller-based systems.
    Prerequisite: EET130. Offered winter term.

  • EET241 5 credits
    Microcontrollers II - Register

    Continues exploration of computer architecture with focus on the Atmel AVR 8-bit RISC microcontrollers. Includes advanced study of interfacing and initializing of specialized integrated circuits necessary for advanced applications. Students will also explore the circuitry and programming necessary to interface high-power devices like stepper motors to microcomputer ports. In addition, students will be introduced to C high-level language as it relates to programming microcontroller-based systems.
    Prerequisite: EET240. Offered spring term.

  • EET250 4 credits
    Prototype Development and Documentation - Register

    Emphasizes technical writing and documentation while developing a functioning electronic system. Includes design and construction of a prototype electronic project requiring integration of a microcontroller-based system with digital and analog devices. Projects include the use of complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs)from Xilinx and embedded devices that include the AVR microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, or Arduino platforms with instructor approval.
    Prerequisites: EET220 and EET240; corequisite: EET241 recommended. Offered spring term.

  • EET280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Engineering - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • EET280S 1 credit
    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Electronics - Register

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.

  • IT111 Variable credit
    Selected Technical Topics - Register

    Presents special topics of study in technology through workshop, seminar, and independent study formats.

  • IT115 Variable credit
    Discourses in Technology - Register

    A study of selected topics in technology linked to the changing needs of industry.

  • IT121 1 credit
    Technical Career Support I - Register

    Supports people working in non-traditional occupations. Emphasizes available occupations in chosen fields and explores salaries and benefits related to those occupations.

  • IT122 1 credit
    Technical Career Support II - Register

    Supports people working in non-traditional occupations. Emphasizes development and refinement of skills needed to develop rap-port, communicate, and deal with potentially harassing situations.

  • IT123 1 credit
    Technical Career Support III - Register

    Supports people working in non-traditional occupations. Emphasizes job search skills, work readiness, and safety and support on the job.

  • IT125 1 credit
    Technical Career Exploration - Register

    Explores family-wage occupations and career options. Includes comparative analysis of salaries, benefits, and mobility.

  • IT180 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Engineering - Register

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.
    Prerequisite: CWE/Seminar and department approval.

  • IT211 Variable credit
    Selected Technical Topics - Register

    Presents special topics of study in technology through workshop, seminar, and independent study formats.

  • IT215 Variable credit
    Discourses in Technology - Register

    A study of selected advanced topics in technology linked to the changing needs of industry.

  • IT280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Engineering - Register

    Provides hands-on experience for students in an industrial setting. Develops work ethic and manufacturing skills through hands-on experience.
    Prerequisite: CWE/Seminar.