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Discipline: Electronics & Computer Technology Certificate: Electronics Communications - T0904
Course Name Course Number
Communications Systems ELEC 53
  • Students completing ELEC 53 will be able to interpret amplitude and frequency characteristics of signals displayed on the spectrum analyzer screen.
  • Define common communication terms used in telecommunication circuits.
  • 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.
  • Compare and contrast various parameters of different modulation principles.
  • Calculate and analyze various modulation characteristics using a variety of modulation principles.
  • Demonstrate effective use of test equipment during measurements on various communication circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various communication circuits.
  • Evaluate and measure the reception effectiveness of several modulated sources.
  • Measure and record parameters of several modulated sources.
Computer Networks CNET 56
  • 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.
  • Students completing CNET 56 will be able to identify and distinguish among the different media used in network communications.
Customer Relations for the Technician TECH 60
  • Compare and contrast hard skills versus soft skills.
  • Know and use effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proper responses and appropriate attire in an interview.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of appropriately used customer contact tools.
  • Know and use effective questioning techniques.
  • Compare and contrast ethical decisions made.
  • 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.
Digital Electronics ELEC 56
  • Using a state machine design, students will construct a synchronus counter that counts a random number sequence and then repeats.
  • Using the design algorithm, students will design and build a combinational logic control circuit.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Recognize logic symbols and logic interpretation.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Measure logic circuit input and output signals using a variety of testing techniques.
  • Troubleshoot logic circuits and find faults.
  • Evaluate logic circuit parameters from truth tables.
  • Analyze sequential logic circuits and wave forms.
  • Demonstrate reduction techniques of combinational logic.
Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) ELEC 50A
  • Measure and record electrical quantities.
  • Predict unknown electronic quantities before solving electronic formulas.
  • Analyze from schematics various DC unknown quantities.
  • Analyze from problems various DC unknown quantities.
  • Explain circuit operation of various DC circuitry.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in DC electronic circuits.
  • 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.
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in DC circuits.
  • Troubleshoot various defects in DC circuitry.
  • Demonstrate proper use of test equipment
Electronics Circuit (AC) ELEC 50B
  • Students will be able to accurately measure amplitude and time parameters of a periodic waveform displayed on the oscilloscope screen.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of frequency selective circuits. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of series versus parallel AC circuits. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter) when measuring electrical quantities in a lab exercise. (MO)
  • Measure and record AC electrical quantities. (MO)
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in AC circuits. (MO)
  • Analyze operation of AC circuits. (MO)
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in AC electronics. (MO)
  • 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).
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation ELEC 76
  • Solve electronic math problems.
  • Identify circumstances where possession of GROL is federally mandated for communications technicians in the marine and aviation radio services.
  • 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.
Microwave Communications ELEC 55
  • Plot graphically and analyze various microwave characteristics on the Smith Chart.
  • Calculate and analyze various microwave characteristics.
  • Explain system applications of various microwave components.
  • Explain circuit operation of various microwave components.
  • Define common microwave terms.
  • 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.
  • Measure common microwave parameters using microwave test equipment.
  • Compare and contrast Smith Chart values from those obtained by formula.
  • Students completing ELEC 55 will be able to use the Smith chart to match line and load impedances.
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits ELEC 51
  • Analyze switching circuits and timers.
  • Explain system application of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Explain operating parameters of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Compare and contrast various oscillator types.
  • Analyze various op-amp design parameters.
  • Measure electrical quantities.
  • Analyze troubleshooting techniques of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine expected gain and bandwidth of an operational amplifier.
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine voltage gain and bandwidth characteristics of a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
Technical Applications in Microcomputers ELEC 11
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free resume in Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrate using the internet to research a given topic.
  • Identify features of computer presentation methods.
  • Implement various database assignments including data manipulation, report generations.
  • 70% of students will produce a spreadsheet with an accompanying chart with no more than two errors in formulas.
  • Design and implement various spreadsheet assignments including data in chart and graph form.
  • Design and implement various word processing assignments including: memos, technical reports, and a resume.
  • Define and discuss common vocabulary words associated with technology and computers.
  • Demonstrate various features of the Windows operating system specifically used in electronic technology.
  • 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.