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Discipline: Electronics & Computer Technology Certificate: Electronics Communications - T0904
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Communications Circuits Theory ELEC 53 (VOC)
  • Students completing ELEC 53 will be able to interpret amplitude and frequency characteristics of signals displayed on the spectrum analyzer screen.
  • Students completing ELEC 53 will be able to calculate the bandwidth and power characteristics of frequency-modulated signals using the table of normalized Bessel functions.
  • Define common communication terms used in telecommunication circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various communication circuits.
  • Demonstrate effective use of test equipment during measurements on various communication circuits.
  • Calculate and analyze various modulation characteristics using a variety of modulation principles.
  • Compare and contrast various parameters of different modulation principles.
  • Measure and record parameters of several modulated sources.
  • Evaluate and measure the reception effectiveness of several modulated sources.
Computer Networks CNET 56
  • Students completing CNET 56 will be able to identify and distinguish among the different media used in network communications.
  • Students completing CNET 56 will be able to determine the most appropriate standards, protocols, and access methods for a given network.
  • Students completing CNET56 will be able to correctly determine an IPv4 address, broadcast address, and network address from a binary IPv4 address and binary subnet mask.
Customer Relations for the Technician TECH 60 (VOC)
  • Students completing TECH 60 will demonstrate the ability to answer questions in a positive manner in a mock job interview.
  • Students completing TECH 60 will be able to identify qualities employers seek in new hires.
  • Describe the benefits of using effective customer contact skills.
  • Demonstrate proper customer and team interactions.
  • Identify and use customer contact tools.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of appropriately used customer contact tools.
  • Know and use effective questioning techniques.
  • Compare and contrast ethical decisions made.
  • Compare and contrast hard skills versus soft skills.
  • Know and use effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proper responses and appropriate attire in an interview.
Digital Electronics ELEC 56 (VOC)
  • Using the design algorithm, students will design and build a combinational logic control circuit.
  • Using a state machine design, students will construct a synchronus counter that counts a random number sequence and then repeats.
  • Recognize logic symbols and logic interpretation.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Demonstrate reduction techniques of combinational logic.
  • Analyze sequential logic circuits and wave forms.
  • Evaluate logic circuit parameters from truth tables.
  • Troubleshoot logic circuits and find faults.
  • Measure logic circuit input and output signals using a variety of testing techniques.
Electronic Devices Theory ELEC 51 (VOC)
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine voltage gain and bandwidth characteristics of a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine expected gain and bandwidth of an operational amplifier.
  • Explain operating parameters of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Explain system application of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Analyze troubleshooting techniques of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Measure electrical quantities.
  • Analyze various op-amp design parameters.
  • Compare and contrast various oscillator types.
  • Analyze switching circuits and timers.
Electronics Theory ELEC 50B (VOC)
  • Students completing ELEC 50B will be able to employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • Students will be able to accurately measure amplitude and time parameters of a periodic waveform displayed on the oscilloscope screen.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in AC electronics. (MO)
  • Analyze operation of AC circuits. (MO)
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in AC circuits. (MO)
  • Measure and record AC electrical quantities. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter) when measuring electrical quantities in a lab exercise. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of series versus parallel AC circuits. (MO)
  • Evaluate the characteristics of frequency selective circuits. (MO)
Electronics Theory ELEC 50A (VOC)
  • As a consequence of significant program modification in which electronics math concepts will be covered in the ELEC 50A theory course, students in ELEC 50A will be able to numerically analyze a series-parallel circuit.
  • Students completing ELEC 50A will be able to make accurate readings of voltage, current, and resistance using analog and digital multimeters.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in DC electronic circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various DC circuitry.
  • Analyze from problems various DC unknown quantities.
  • Analyze from schematics various DC unknown quantities.
  • Predict unknown electronic quantities before solving electronic formulas.
  • Measure and record electrical quantities.
  • Demonstrate proper use of test equipment
  • Troubleshoot various defects in DC circuitry.
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in DC circuits.
Microwave Communications ELEC 55 (VOC)
  • Using laboratory equipment students will demonstrate the presence of standing waves on a microwave transmission line.
  • Students completing ELEC 55 will be able to use the Smith chart to match line and load impedances.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the proper operation of laboratory equipment and correct interpretation of measured results of microwave power (both in milliwatts and dBm) and of standing wave ratio (SWR) as both a voltage ratio and in decibel units in a waveguide-based setup. Both measurements will be made with analog test equipment found in the microwave laboratory.
  • Define common microwave terms.
  • Explain circuit operation of various microwave components.
  • Explain system applications of various microwave components.
  • Calculate and analyze various microwave characteristics.
  • Plot graphically and analyze various microwave characteristics on the Smith Chart.
  • Compare and contrast Smith Chart values from those obtained by formula.
  • Measure common microwave parameters using microwave test equipment.
Radio Telephone Communications ELEC 76 (VOC)
  • Students attempting to obtain a ship-radar endorsement will successfully complete NARTE examination
  • Students completing ELEC 76 will successfully pass Elements 1 and 3 of the Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License examination.
  • Identify the requirements of the various FCC communication licenses.
  • Apply electronic principles as they apply to the Element 3 license.
  • Explain pertinent communications-related rules and regulations covered in the Element 1 license examination.
  • Solve electronic math problems.
  • Identify circumstances where possession of GROL is federally mandated for communications technicians in the marine and aviation radio services.
Technical Applications in Microcomputers ELEC 11 (VOC)
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free employment cover letter using Microsoft Word.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will be able to produce an expense spreadsheet with a chart in Microsoft Excel.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free resume in Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrate various features of the Windows operating system specifically used in electronic technology.
  • Define and discuss common vocabulary words associated with technology and computers.
  • Design and implement various word processing assignments including: memos, technical reports, and a resume.
  • Design and implement various spreadsheet assignments including data in chart and graph form.
  • Implement various database assignments including data manipulation, report generations.
  • Identify features of computer presentation methods.
  • Demonstrate using the internet to research a given topic.
  • 70% of students will produce a spreadsheet with an accompanying chart with no more than two errors in formulas.