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ETR 100 - Electronic Problem Solving Laboratory
Focuses on enabling the student to improve skills in various areas of study. Includes electronic measurements, circuit assembly, troubleshooting circuits, and computer applications to problem solving.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
1 credits
ETR 106 - Programming Methods for Electrical/Electronic Calcula.
Teaches the application of a high-level language to electrical and electronic problem solving and circuit analysis. Introduces an operating system.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ETR 107 - Programming Applications for ELE/ETR Calculations
Focuses on applications of a computer language(s) to electrical/ electronic problem solving and circuit analysis. Requires the preparation of a computer program(s) meeting problem specifications.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 112 - Math Applications for ELE/ETR Analysis
Presents mathematical applications for ELE/ETR students. Includes mathematical concepts and problems in algebra and trigonometry, and direct application to electronic analysis. Includes a survey of advanced mathematics to develop and reinforce electronic concepts.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
ETR 113 - D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals I
Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 114 - D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals II
Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 123 - Electronic Applications I
Provides laboratory and shop experience as applied to basic electronic devices, circuits and systems with emphasis on practical measurements. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ETR 143 - Devices and Applications I
Teaches theory of active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors (BJTs), amplifiers and their parameters, FETs, and operational amplifiers. May include UJTs, oscillators, RF amplifiers, thermionic devices and others. Corequisite: knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory or permission of instructor. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 150 - Machine Control Using Relay & Programmable Logic
Provides an introduction to hardwired relay logic and the programmable logic controller (PLC) as utilized in a variety of different control tasks. Covers different types of inputs and outputs in control system. Teaches practical troubleshooting strategies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 166 - Fundamentals of Computer Technology
Introduces computer use and literacy. Includes operating systems, high level language programming, word processors, spreadsheets and other generic software. Uses engineering terms, standards and methods.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 167 - Logic Circuits and Systems
Studies digital switching and logic circuits, numbering systems, Boolean algebra, logic gates and families. Includes fundamental concepts of microprocessor operation and interface circuitry.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 168 - Digital Circuit Fundamentals
Covers the fundamentals of digital logic and the study of digital circuits and their applications.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ETR 177 - Industrial Robotics and Robotics Programming
Prepares the student to safely operate and maintain a robot and develop and maintain basic robot programs.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ETR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 228 - Computer Troubleshooting and Repair
Teaches procedures for isolating and correcting problems in computers and computer-related hardware. Emphasizes operational concepts, use of diagnostic software and troubleshooting equipment.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-7 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 237 - Industrial Electronics I
Studies linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, motors, industrial control devices, power control circuits, transducers, industrial process control, and sequential process control. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 241 - Electronic Communications I
Studies noise, information and bandwidth, modulation and demodulation, transmitters and receivers, wave propagation, antennas and transmission lines. Includes broad band communication systems, microwave, both terrestrial and satellite, fiber optics, multiplexing and associated hardware. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 249 - Electrical Control Systems
Studies components, equipment and circuits that are used to control the operation of electrical machines.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 266 - Microprocessor Applications
Teaches fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices, machine level programming and interfacing.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 267 - Microprocessor Applications I
Includes interfacing the CPU to peripheral equipment, displays, control circuits and systems. Teaches sequential operation, the programming, and analysis of microprocessor and complementary chips. Emphasizes instrumentation and microprocessor. May require preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 271 - Microcomputer Electronics I
Deals with digital circuit devices and systems including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, arithmetic and logic operations, integrated circuits and digital IC families, D/A and A/D. Includes memory devices, microprocessor architecture, programming and applications in microcomputer based systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 272 - Microcomputer Electronics II
Deals with digital circuit devices and systems including number systems, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, arithmetic and logic operations, integrated circuits and digital IC families, D/A and A/D. Includes memory devices, microprocessor architecture, programming and applications in microcomputer based systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 273 - Computer Electronics I
Teaches principles of digital electronics and microprocessors to familiarize the student with typical circuits and methods used to interface computer and/or controllers with various I/O devices. Includes exposure to high level programming as well as assembly language routines. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 274 - Computer Electronics II
Teaches principles of digital electronics and microprocessors to familiarize the student with typical circuits and methods used to interface computer and/or controllers with various I/O devices. Includes exposure to high level programming as well as assembly language routines. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 285 - Fundamentals of Microcomputer Repair
Provides the student with an exposure to the various techniques and procedures used to troubleshoot a microcomputer. May include an overview of a particular microprocessor system, use of isolation flow charts, test point charts, prints, diagnostic routines, component testing and fault isolation labs.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 286 - Principles and Applications of Robotics
Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls; sensors, and system troubleshooting.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ETR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits