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ETR 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 95 - 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 98 - 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 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 115 - D.C. and A.C. Circuits
Studies current flow in direct and alternating current circuits with emphasis upon practical problems. Reviews mathematics used in circuit calculations. Introduces concepts of resistance, capacitance, inductance and magnetism. Focuses on electronics/circuits application.
Lecture 3-4 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 124 - Electronic Applications II
Provides laboratory and shop experience as applied to basic electronic devices, circuits and systems with emphasis on practical measurements. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ETR 136 - General Industrial Electronic Systems
Studies devices, circuits, power modules, analog and digital, open and closed loop control and servo systems. May include laboratory projects and modular troubleshooting.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 140 - Introduction to Mechatronics
Presents foundational concepts in mechatronics including analog and digital electronics, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, and microprocessor interfacing to electromechanical systems. Surveys components and measurement equipment used in the design, installation, and repair of mechatronic equipment and circuits. Prerequisite: divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 141 - Electronics I
Introduces electronic devices as applied to basic electronic circuits and systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 142 - Electronics II
Introduces electronic devices as applied to basic electronic circuits and systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 148 - Amplifiers and Integrated Circuits
Studies devices and amplifiers with emphasis on analysis and design. May include summing and integrating amplifiers, choppers, modulators and other circuits.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 149 - PC Repair
Teaches the maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of personal computer systems. Uses IBM or compatible computer systems to provide fault isolation drill and practice.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
2-3 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 151 - Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting I
Studies analog and digital circuits and systems with standard circuit test and troubleshooting procedures. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ETR 152 - Electronic Circuits and Troubleshooting II
Studies analog and digital circuits and systems with standard circuit test and troubleshooting procedures. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
ETR 156 - Digital Circuits and Microprocessor Fundamentals
Introduces characteristics and applications of digital logic elements including gates, counters, registers, displays and pulse generators. Applies microprocessor theory and applications, including internal architecture of the micro- processor, interfacing, input/output, and memory.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
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 180 - Industrial Ethernet Networking
Examines the theory and implementation of digital and communications systems. Features OSI model and plant floor networks. May include optical, wireless, satellite and other communications systems.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
ETR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
ETR 211 - Electronics Diagnostics I
Teaches analyzing, testing and repair of fundamental assemblies, subassemblies, circuits and systems as applied to electronic maintenance and manufacturing. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 218 - Industrial Electronics Circuits
Introduces the principles of industrial measurements and control: electrical, electronic, mechanical, thermal, and optical measuring and records, and actuators, electronic instrumentation control devices and circuits.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 223 - Communications I
Teaches techniques of modern communications consisting of broadcast communications, data communications, and transponder systems. Includes theory and laboratory analysis of audio, radio frequency, microwave and light devices and circuits.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
5 credits
ETR 225 - Data Communications
Studies computer communication devices including configurations and protocols. May include modems multiplexing, teletex and interfacing with telecommunication systems such as local and area networks, microwave and satellite and delivery systems, fiber optic systems and packet systems.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 1-6 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
4-5 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 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 242 - Electronic Communications II
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 II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 243 - Digital, Analog, and Data Comm. Sys. I
Teaches theory and implementation of digital and analog circuits in communication systems. Includes PCM, multiplexing, analog modulation, analysis and performance of transmitters and receivers. Includes optical satellite and other communications systems. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory and devices. Part I of II.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7-8 hours per week.
4-5 credits
ETR 246 - Electronic Motor Drives Systems
Introduces advanced operations, setup, programming and troubleshooting of electronic motor drives that are used for the control of industrial AC motors.
Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3- 4 hours per week.
2-3 credits
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ETR 255 - Active Devices and Circuits
Teaches theory of active devices and circuits, devices and circuit parameters, semiconductor characteristics and the application of circuits to active systems. Includes testing and analysis of active devices and circuits. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 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 281 - Digital Systems
Includes basic numbering systems, Boolean algebra, logic circuits and systems, pulse circuits and pulse logic systems as applied to computer and microprocessor technology.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 282 - Digital Systems I
Includes programming, circuitry, logic, operation interfacing of computer and microprocessing systems. Includes pulse circuits and pulse logic systems as applied to computer and microprocessor technology. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 283 - Digital Systems II
Includes programming, circuitry, logic, operation interfacing of computer and microprocessing systems. Includes pulse circuits and pulse logic systems as applied to computer and microprocessor technology. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 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 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
ETR 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits