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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 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 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 116 - DC and AC Circuit Analysis
Covers background information required by the Electronics Engineering Technology program but not covered in military electronic schools. Includes DC and AC circuit analysis techniques such as Thevenin, Norton, Mesh, Nodal, Branch current, three phase power, two port parameters, etc. Co-requisite: MTH 166.
Lecture 4 hours per week.
4 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 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 144 - Devices and Applications II
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 II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 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 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 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 179 - Digital Logic Circuits
Teaches theory of digital logic devices and circuits such as logic gates, decoders, multiplexors, registers, counters, and controllers. May include fundamental concepts of microprocessor operation and interface circuitry.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
ETR 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 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 214 - Advanced Circuits and New Devices
Includes lectures and demonstrations on the latest developments in electronics.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 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 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 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 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 279 - Digital Principles, Terminology and Applications
Studies digital principles, terminology and applications covering number systems, arithmetic, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps and advanced logic circuits. Includes the study of registers, encoding and decoding, and multiplexing; A/D, D/A, displays and others.
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 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