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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 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 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 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 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 164 - Upgrading and Maintaining PC Hardware
Teaches upgrading of the system CPU, memory, drives, multimedia components, modem, and video card in a microcomputer. Covers hardware as well as software related maintenance issues.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
3 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 203 - Electronic Devices I
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 204 - Electronic Devices II
Studies active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors, amplifiers and others. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
ETR 230 - Mechatronic Process Control
Studies systems integrating mechanical components with electrical components and logic devices used to control manufacturing operations. Surveys electromechanical actuators, sensors, digital to analog conversion, and methods of computer control as related to the managing and monitoring of manufacturing processes. Prerequisite: MEC 140 or divisional approval.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 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 238 - Industrial Electronics II
Studies linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, motors, industrial control devices, power control circuits, transducers, industrial process control, and sequential process control. Part II 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 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 263 - Microprocessor Application
Provides an intensive study of fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices, machine level programming and interfacing.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 280 - Introduction to Digital Logic Circuits and Computers
Studies digital logic, Boolean algebra, and arithmetic circuits, using standard integrated circuits and the functional block approach. Introduces concepts of computers, the internal operation and control language.
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 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 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