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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 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 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 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 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 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 160 - Survey of Microprocessors
Provides an overview of microprocessor architecture, basic machine language programming, and I/O devices.
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 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 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 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 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 233 - Electronics Applications III
Provides laboratory and shop experiences related to advanced electronics systems and devices including microcomputers. Part I of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
ETR 234 - Electronics Applications IV
Provides laboratory and shop experiences related to advanced electronics systems and devices including microcomputers. Part II of II.
Lecture 0-1 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-6 hours per week.
1-2 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 239 - Semiconductor Manufacturing and Process Technology
Studies process and technology used in the manufacturing of semiconductor integrated circuits. Includes materials physics and crystal growth, clean room processes, layering, deposition, thin film epitaxy, doping ion implantation, metallization, e-beam and photolithography, packaging, safety and mask design. Includes quality control in device manufacturing; simulation and lab work for materials, device measurements and testing. Perquisites: ETR 185 or ETR 156 or equivalent.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 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 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 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 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
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