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Discipline: Electronics & Computer Technology Certificate: Electronics and Computer - Engineering Technology - T0906
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.
  • 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 Simulation and Troubleshooting ELEC 12
  • Course completers will demonstrate the ability to isolate defective components on physical (as opposed to simulated) circuit boards.
  • Demonstrate basic computer operating skills.
  • Analyze operational circuit parameters when component values are changed.
  • Analyze circuits for faults.
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot circuits, and replace faulty components through simulation.
  • Predict circuit operating parameters based on simulated characteristics.
Customer Relations for the Technician TECH 60
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of appropriately used customer contact tools.
  • Demonstrate proper responses and appropriate attire in an interview.
  • Identify and use customer contact tools.
  • Demonstrate proper customer and team interactions.
  • Describe the benefits of using effective customer contact skills.
  • Students completing TECH 60 will be able to identify qualities employers seek in new hires.
  • Students completing TECH 60 will demonstrate the ability to answer questions in a positive manner in a mock job interview.
  • Know and use effective communication skills.
  • Compare and contrast hard skills versus soft skills.
  • Compare and contrast ethical decisions made.
  • Know and use effective questioning techniques.
Digital Electronics ELEC 56
  • Recognize logic symbols and logic interpretation.
  • 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.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • 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.
Electronic Assembly and Fabrication ELEC 61
  • Students completing ELEC 61 will demonstrate the ability to capture a schematic and render a printed circuit board phototool from an instructor-supplied list of component requirements.
  • Demonstrate the proper manufacturing techniques of soldering and de-soldering.
  • Differentiate between types of assembly techniques and justify the merits of one versus the other.
  • Design a printed circuit board using computer-aided drafting (CAD).
  • Define or explain various terms used in assembly and manufacturing processes.
  • Recognize acceptable assembly connections from unacceptable ones.
Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) ELEC 50A
  • Troubleshoot various defects in DC circuitry.
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in DC circuits.
  • 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
  • Students completing ELEC 50A will be able to make accurate readings of voltage, current, and resistance using analog and digital multimeters.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Electronics Circuit (AC) ELEC 50B
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter) when measuring electrical quantities in a lab exercise. (MO)
  • Students will be able to accurately measure amplitude and time parameters of a periodic waveform displayed on the oscilloscope screen.
  • 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).
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of series versus parallel AC circuits. (MO)
  • Evaluate the characteristics of frequency selective circuits. (MO)
  • 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)
Industrial Electronic Systems ELEC 54B
  • Students will be able to describe the key operational advantages of a PLC factory environment, including input, output, and communication protocols.
  • Compare and contrast PLC programming methods.
  • Synthesize the program (software) to the appropriate hardware electrical connection.
  • Explain system applications of various industrial electronic circuits.
  • Identify Programmable Logic Controller components.
  • Differentiate number systems and codes used with common PLCs.
  • Demonstrate PLC programming methods.
  • Students completing ELEC 54B will be prepared to produce a ladder logic diagram for the control of an industrial process.
  • Students completing ELEC 54B will be capable of assessing the quality of a programmable logic control (PLC) program.
  • Define common industrial electronic terms.
  • Explain circuit operation of various industrial electronic circuits.
Industrial Electronics ELEC 54A
  • Compare and contrast various principles of power sources.
  • Compare and contrast various DC and AC motor controls.
  • Measure circuit parameters for various motor control circuits.
  • Explain operation and applications of various transducers.
  • Students will be able to explain the operation of industrial electronic components in circuits
  • Students will be able to make comparative assessments of direct-current (DC) motor controls
  • Define common industrial electronic terms.
  • Explain circuit operation of various industrial electronic components.
  • Explain circuit applications of various industrial components and basic circuits.
  • Analyze various parameters of industrial components and basic circuits.
  • Identify various principles of optoelectronic components.
Microcontroller Systems ELEC 74
  • Students in ELEC 74 will use different types of microcontroller platforms (such as Arduino or Fubarino) to implement projects of their own design.
  • Program a PIC microcontroller using a development board.
  • Compare and contrast various features of different process control circuits.
  • Demonstrate the use of interfacing devices in circuit operation.
  • Compare and contrast various features of different interfacing devices.
  • Program the PIC using the C programming language.
  • Demonstrate a functional interface control circuit for a process control circuit.
  • Compare and contrast features of various types of PLDs.
Microwave Communications ELEC 55
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Compare and contrast Smith Chart values from those obtained by formula.
  • Measure common microwave parameters using microwave test equipment.
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits ELEC 51
  • 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.
Technical Applications in Microcomputers ELEC 11
  • 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.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free resume in Microsoft Word
  • 70% of students will produce a spreadsheet with an accompanying chart with no more than two errors in formulas.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free employment cover letter using Microsoft Word.
  • Demonstrate various features of the Windows operating system specifically used in electronic technology.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will be able to produce an expense spreadsheet with a chart in Microsoft Excel.