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ETR 104 - Electronic Fundamentals with Computer Applications
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of DC and AC circuit analysis and computer applications. Includes the study of electrical units and components, series, parallels, series-parallel DC and AC circuits, inductive and capacitive reactance, impedance and use of circuit analysis software.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 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 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 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 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 174 - Virtual Instrumentation
Provides an introduction to virtual instrumentation, data acquisition, and instrument control using (specify application). Includes structures, arrays, clusters, charts, graphs, strings, file I/O, and data analysis. This course is cross-listed with INS 174. Credit will not be awarded for both.
(3-4 Cr.) Lecture 2-3 hours, Lab 3 hours, Total 5-6 hours per week
None
3-4 credits
ETR 174 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 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 231 - Principles of Lasers and Fiber Optics I
Teaches the theory and application of lasers and fiber optics. Includes optics, fiber optic cables and connectors, photo detectors, optical pulse generation, sensors, multiplexers, lasers, gas lasers, semiconductor lasers, laser safety and laser test instruments. May include preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total 4-6 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 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
ETR 246 Detailed Outline
ETR 250 - Solid State Circuits
Teaches theory and application of amplifiers and oscillators. Includes amplifier circuit configurations, amplifier classes, operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, bandwidth distortion, and principles of feedback. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory, and active devices and circuits.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
ETR 261 - Microprocessor Application I
Teaches the fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices machine level programming and interfacing. Emphasizes instrumentation and microprocessor. Part I 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 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 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 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 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