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Electronic Technician

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This certificate prepares students to fill careers as electronic technicians in the field of linear electronics and telecommunications. All courses apply toward the A.A.S. degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.
Goals & Outcomes
To develop basic skills to prepare the student for a career as an electrical service technician.
  • Students are able to employ measurement techniques and laboratory apparatus for verification of circuit operation.
  • Graduates obtain a career as an electrical maintenance technician.
To prepare students to work effectively as part of a diverse technical team.
  • Students will collaborate in laboratory activities to complete assigned projects.
  • The student will demonstrate openness toward diverse points of view, and draw upon knowledge and experiences of others to function as a team member.
To prepare the student to present technical materials in written form.
  • The student will be able to present technical reports in written form in a clear and concise manner
To prepare the student to apply basic technical concepts and industry practices to implement electrical and electronic systems.
  • Students will be able to analyze, implement, and troubleshoot basic analog and digital circuitry.
To prepare the student to install, operate, and troubleshoot industrial control systems.
  • The student will be able to read diagrams and troubleshoot PLC and motor control systems.
  • The student will be able to install and configure industrial control systems.
To prepare student to utilize basic principles and resources in the development of solutions to technical challenges
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and develop a corrective action plan.
To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy.
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology.
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information.
First Semester
4.0
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET151 Circuits 1
This course introduces the fundamentals of DC circuit analysis including the definition of various electrical quantities and their relationships. Topics include series and parallel circuits, Kirchhoff’s Laws, Thevenin’s Theorem, Norton, super positioning, maximum power transfer, and nodal and mesh analysis. Proper usage of laboratory equipment is stressed. Corequisites: ET153 Introduction to Electronics and MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
2.0
ET153 Intro Electronics
This course provides the basic theory of electrical and electronic devices with elementary applications, familiarization with laboratory test equipment, and construction of an electronic power supply project. It covers the practical aspects of resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers and voltage regulators. Both AC and DC theory is discussed as well as the use of power supplies, function generators, digital multi-meters and the oscilloscope. The course concludes with the assembly and testing of a DC power supply. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
2.0
ET154 Computer Programming
This course uses a high-level programming language and examines the available structure on a typical personal computer platform. Programming techniques and algorithm development are presented with real-world examples from the electrical field. The programming techniques may be used to solve practical problems in other EET courses. The course introduces the use of schematic capture and electrical circuit simulation software. This is a foundation course in computer programming for students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program. No previous programming knowledge is assumed. See when this course is offered ...
Second Semester
4.0
MA122 Fund Coll Math 2
This is the second of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Topics include complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry, limits, derivatives and integrals of polynomial functions, applications of the derivative, and area under a curve. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET152 Circuits 2
This course covers AC circuit analysis. Topics include Phasor representation of sinusoidal voltage, currents, impedance, power solution of RLC circuits, frequency response, and series and parallel resonance. Three phase power transformers and Fourier analysis of complex waveforms are introduced. The use of computer solutions in problem solving is included. Prerequisites: ET151 Circuits 1, ET153 Introduction to Electronics, and either ET154 Computer Programming or IS101 Introduction to Personal Computers or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. Corequisite: MA122 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 2. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET161 Linear Electronics
The theory and applications of modern transistors are introduced; both the bipolar junction transistor and the field effect transistor are examined. Applications include usage in small and large signal class A amplifiers, as well as in class B power amplifiers. Voltage control FET applications are studied. Problem solving techniques involving digital computers are discussed. Prerequisites: ET153 Introduction to Electronics, and either ET154 Computer Programming or IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. Corequisites: ET152 Circuits 2. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
ET181 Digital Electroncs 1
This is an introductory course on digital systems. It starts out exploring numbering systems and codes. Combinational logic devices are studied at a functional level. Circuit analysis techniques that include Boolean Algebra and Karnaugh Mapping are studied and used to complete circuit minimization. Sequential circuits are covered, including latches, flip-flops, a stable and monostable multivibrators. Basic arithmetic operations and circuits are thoroughly explored. It concludes with a study of counters and registers. Prerequisites: ET151 Circuits 1, ET153 Introduction to Electronics, and either ET154 Computer Programming or IS101 Computer Applications & Concepts 1 or IS100 Introduction to Computer Applications & Concepts. Corequisite: ET152 Circuits 2. See when this course is offered ...
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