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  • Search for EET101EET101 4 credits

    Introduction to Electronics

    Provides students with a hands-on survey of modern electronics. Introduces DC/AC theory, digital, solid state, power supply fundamentals, and integrated circuits. In addition to enhancing learning by providing practical applications of theoretical circuit models, lab assignments provide opportunities for increased knowledge and proficiency in the proper use of industry standard test equipment.
    Prerequisite: MTH20 recommended.

  • Search for EET106EET106 3 credits

    Electronics Assembly

    Provides students with the hands-on skills and proficiencies necessary to meet ANSI J-STD-001B electronics assembly requirements. Areas of study include J-standard general requirements (procedures, terms, components, processes, materials, electrostatic discharge, tools, and equipment), surface mount assembly and soldering through hole assembly and soldering, wires and terminals, and inspection. Students will obtain J-STD-001B certification upon successful completion of the course.

  • Search for EET112EET112 5 credits

    Introduction to Mechatronics

    Uses a Parallax Boe-Bot as the centerpiece for students learning mechanical assembly, programming, and motion control in automated systems. Introduces digital concepts including binary number systems and basic logic as well as concepts and components in DC electronics fundamentals. Includes fundamentals of programming in PBasic; instruction on how to interface input/output ports to LEDs, sensors, and audio piezo speaker elements; and electrical assembly techniques, safety, and soldering of through-hole and surface mount components. Students design, program and implement final Boe-Bot projects to demonstrate course content mastery.
    Prerequisites: MTH20 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.

  • Search for EET113EET113 3 credits

    Exploration of Alternative Energies

    Explores the basic principles behind energy and introduce the various types of energy sources, distribution methods, and the consequences of the use of each source. Emphasis is on the physical principles behind energy and the related effects on our environment. In addition, the students will explore and integrate the questions of energy policy in combination with potential energy strategies to build a sustainable future.
    Prerequisites: CS120 or documented proficiency and MTH20.

  • Search for EET118EET118 5 credits

    Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems (RES)

    Introduces solar, hydro, thermal, wind, bio-fuels, and control and conversion systems. Students will learn appropriate safety practices, terminology, and mathematics concepts/applications tied to renewable energy sources and systems. Includes hands-on projects and application assignments.
    Prerequisites: EET101 or EET125 or permission of instructor.
    Corequisite: MTH63 or MTH60.

  • Search for EET120EET120 4 credits

    Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Site Analysis and Design

    Provides foundational skills and knowledge to complete the pre-planning, site survey, and process for installation of photo voltaic (PV) energy systems.
    Prerequisites: EET118 and MTH60 or MTH63.

  • Search for EET121EET121 2 credits

    North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry-level Preparation

    Provides students with a review of system design, installation, mechanical connections, and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) systems in preparation for the NABCEP entry-level certification test.
    Prerequisite: EET118 and MTH60 or MTH63.

  • Search for EET125EET125 6 credits

    Electronics Fundamentals I (DC)

    Covers the theory and application of direct current electrical concepts. Topics include common electrical components and measuring instruments; the utilization of scientific and engineering notation with mathematical analysis involving electrical and magnetic units; atomic basis of electrical activity; use of Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Laws to analyze electrical circuits; interrelationship of energy and power and the use of Watt’s Law; analysis of voltage, current, and resistance relationships in series, parallel, and series-parallel resistive networks; circuit theorems and source conversions; branch, mesh, and node analysis methods; and theory and application of magnetism and electromagnetism.
    Corequisite: MTH63 or MTH60.

  • Search for EET126EET126 5 credits

    Electronics Fundamentals II (AC)

    Covers the theory and application of alternating current (AC) electrical concepts. Topics include generation of alternating current and voltage; phasors and complex numbers and their application to vector analysis of AC circuits; theory and application of capacitors and inductors in DC and AC circuits; principles of transformers and circuit applications; analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel RC, RL, and RLC reactive circuits; theory and application of series resonance and parallel resonance circuits; theory and circuit application of low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, and band-stop filters; and pulse response of reactive circuits.
    Prerequisite: EET125.
    Corequisite: EET126R.

  • Search for EET126REET126R 2 credits

    Electronics Fundamentals II (AC) Recitation

    Covers AC circuit computations tied to specific lab measurements and troubleshooting activities. The use of MultiSim software is used to simulate, verify, and analyze proper circuit function of AC circuits that include first-order filters, transformers, and pulse-circuit applications.
    Prerequisites: EET125 and MTH60.
    Corequisite: EET126.

  • Search for EET130EET130 6 credits

    Digital Fundamentals I

    Explores binary and hexadecimal number systems, truth tables, and logic devices. Outcomes include the simplification of logic expressions using Boolean algebra, DeMorgan's theorems, and the use of simulation software (MultiSim) to solve combinational logic circuits. Students will do analysis of combination logic circuits and their operation, and examines the characteristics of TTL and CMOS digital ICs. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of latches, flip-flops and other related devices, which are the building blocks to microcontrollers and microprocessor storage devices. PBASIC programming is used in conjunction with a Parallax BS2 Microcontroller to develop proficiency in building and troubleshooting digital systems. Hands-on laboratory experience is used to enhance theoretical concepts and develop troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET101 or EET125 or approval of instructor and EET112.

  • Search for EET131EET131 6 credits

    Digital Fundamentals II

    Examines advanced combinational logic synthesis, implementation of logic circuits and systems with TTL and CMOS devices, minimization techniques, and analog to digital conversion circuitry. Includes information on sequential circuits (flip-flop, register transfer), and hands-on troubleshooting of digital circuits with digital logic analyzers. Includes exploration of complex programmable logic devices using Xilinx ISE 7.1 Webpack software and CoolRunner architecture. Coursework also includes exploration of digital communication protocols (e.g., JTAG, USB, GPIB, RS232), and an introduction to the Atmel AVR microcontroller including architecture, addressing, and assembly language for basic programming projects.
    Prerequisite: EET130.

  • Search for EET136EET136 2 credits

    Photovoltaic (PV) Installation Techniques

    Introduces the mechanical integration and supporting building structures used to install photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy systems. Focus is on relationships between the manufacturer’s information for equipment and the mounting and installing procedures related to implications of product safety, performance, code compliance, and warranties for stand-alone and interactive utility systems. Students will gain a working knowledge of the ways that PV arrays are mechanically secured and installed, compare and contrast different array mounting systems and practices, and understand the effects of site placement and environmental conditions related to longevity of the renewable system, mounting method, and integration into the existing structure.
    Prerequisites: EET118 and MTH60 or MTH63.

  • Search for EET140EET140 5 credits

    Solid State Fundamentals

    Covers the theory and application of semiconductor solid-state electrical devices. Topics include atomic theory basis of semiconductor electrical behavior and PN junction theory and applications, including diode and bipolar junction transistors. Emphasizes utilization of graphical, analytical, and modeling techniques for DC and AC analysis of solid-state diode and bi-polar junction amplifier small signal circuit applications. Heavy emphasis is placed on integration of circuit theory to problem solving and troubleshooting skills. The theoretical and practical application of a variety of solid state devices and circuit applications are covered. In addition to hands-on experience with industry standard test equipment, software simulation is used to enhance the presentation of theory and circuit applications, and development of troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET126.
    Corequisite: EET140R.

  • Search for EET140REET140R 2 credits

    Solid State Fundamentals Recitation

    Covers solid-state circuit computations tied to specific lab measurements and troubleshooting activities. Course includes use of MultiSim to simulate, verify, and analyze proper circuit function of typical solid-state fundamentals including diode, bi-polar junction amplifiers, and small-signal circuit applications.
    Prerequisite: EET126.
    Corequisite: EET140.

  • Search for EET180EET180 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Electronics

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • Search for EET180SEET180S 1 credit

    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Electronics

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.

  • Search for EET199EET199 1-6 credits

    Selected Topics in Technology

    Provides study for students in technical programs in areas linked to industry. State-of-the-art equipment is used for industry standard-level instruction.

  • Search for EET205EET205 1 credit

    International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET) Certification Preparation

    Prepares students for ISCET associate level examination using software, review exercises, and ISCET study guide. Emphasis is on direct current, alternating current, digital and solid-state theory, devices, and circuits. In addition, component, circuit, and systems troubleshooting is reviewed with an emphasis on proper test equipment calibration, set up, and usage.
    Prerequisite: EET220 or approval of instructor.

  • Search for EET215EET215 5 credits

    Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits

    Covers theory, operational characteristics, and typical applications of operational amplifier and linear integrated circuit devices. Operational amplifier topics include differential amplifier theory, application of positive and negative feedback, operational characteristics, and typical circuit applications. Linear integrated circuit topics include power supplies, special amplifier circuits, and data conversion circuits. In addition to theory and basic circuit applications, emphasis is placed on industry standard circuit applications. Hands-on experience with industry standard test equipment is supplemented with computer simulation to enhance presentation of theory and circuit applications and development of troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET140 or approval of instructor.

  • Search for EET220EET220 6 credits

    Solid State Devices

    Covers the theory and application of solid-state semiconductor field effect transistors and thyristors. Topics include theory and application of field effect transistors as switches and amplifiers, large signal amplifier applications of bipolar junction transistors, frequency analysis in solid state circuits, and silicon controlled rectifier theory and applications. Static and dynamic analysis of device and circuit operational performance is covered with application to problem solving and troubleshooting skills. In addition to hands-on experience with industry standard test equipment, computer simulation is used to enhance the presentation of theory and circuit applications and to develop troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET140.

  • Search for EET225EET225 3 credits

    Electronics Troubleshooting

    Presents comprehensive theory and hands-on application of troubleshooting electronics components, circuits, and systems. Instruction includes technician responsibilities, safety, troubleshooting digital and analog systems, block and schematic diagram reading, test equipment loading and limitations, component faults/failures, opens and shorts, parts replacement, final inspection and test, and documentation.
    Prerequisite: EET220.

  • Search for EET230EET230 6 credits

    Radio Frequency Communications Fundamentals

    Examines the principles and circuitry utilized for radio frequency transmission and reception. In addition to basic principles and underlying theory, typical circuits for implementing amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, and digital communications techniques are discussed. Additional topics include basic principles and typical structure of communications receivers and transmitters, basic principles and techniques for multiplexing and de-multiplexing radio frequency signals, transmission line theory and application, electromagnetic wave propagation, and antenna fundamentals. Emphasis is placed on development of hands-on operational performance evaluation, tuning, and troubleshooting skills.
    Prerequisite: EET220.

  • Search for EET235EET235 5 credits

    Microwave Applications

    Provides instruction in microwave theory and hands-on experience in using test instrumentation to explore the characteristics of microwave technology. Explores transmission lines, VSWR, the Smith Chart, impedance matching, stripline, microstrip and S parameters. Includes mixer/detector characteristics, up and down converters, IF strips, noise figure and temperature, receiver sensitivity, amplifiers, filters, duplexers, couplers, attenuators, terminators, isolators, mismatch loss, switches, propagation loss, antenna gain, and connectors. Includes hazards of microwave radiation to personnel and electrostatic discharge (ESD) to sensitive solid-state components.
    Prerequisite: EET230.

  • Search for EET240EET240 5 credits

    Microcontrollers I

    Provides detailed instruction in the software and hardware architecture of the Atmel AVR 8-bit RISC microcontrollers. Assembly language programming, debugging, and hardware interfacing allows for investigation of registers, memory maps, timing, decoding, memory addressing, and input/output porting of microcontroller-based systems.
    Prerequisite: EET131.

  • Search for EET241EET241 5 credits

    Microcontrollers II

    Continues exploration of computer architecture with focus on the Atmel AVR 8-bit RISC microcontrollers. Includes advanced study of interfacing and initializing of specialized integrated circuits necessary for advanced applications. Students will also explore the circuitry and programming necessary to interface high-power devices like stepper motors to microcomputer ports. In addition, students will be introduced to C high-level language as it relates to programming microcontroller-based systems.
    Prerequisite: EET240.

  • Search for EET250EET250 4 credits

    Prototype Development and Documentation

    Emphasizes technical writing and documentation while developing a functioning electronic system. Includes design and construction of a prototype electronic project requiring integration of a microcontroller-based system with digital and analog devices. Projects include the use of complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs)from Xilinx and the WebPack software ISE 7.1 for development of designs and test-bench waveforms.
    Prerequisites: EET220 and EET240; corequisite: EET241 recommended.

  • Search for EET280EET280 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Engineering

    Cooperative work experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • Search for EET280SEET280S 1 credit

    Cooperative Work Experience Seminar/Electronics

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.