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EET-Electronics

Career and Technical Courses

EET101 (3 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. Recommended prerequisite: MTH20.

EET104 (4 credits)
Fundamentals of Manufacturing Electronics

Provides students with a hands-on survey of manufacturing electronics concepts, circuits, and systems. The course introduces DC/AC theory, digital, solid state, power supply fundamentals, and integrated circuits. Topics covered include: safety practices related to working with electrical devices; electrical components and wiring; electronic test instruments; tools and fasteners; electrical units and nomenclature; principles and analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; electrical power generation and control; and filtering devices and 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. Prerequisites: MTH20, RD90 and WR90 or WR91 (WR91 substitutes for both RD90 and WR90) or designated placement scores. Recommended prerequisite: MTH60.

EET105 (4 credits)
Digital Concepts for Manufacturing

Exploration of digital fundamental concepts and applications relevant to manufacturing processes and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's) including 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 build, test and troubleshoot ladder logic circuits. Students will do analysis of combination logic circuits and their operation and examine the characteristics of TTL and CMOS digital ICs. Students will also be introduced to the fundamentals of latches, flip-flops, decoders, and seven segment LED's. Safety practices in the work place are emphasized including personal and equipment protection, component (ESD) and ROHS compliant standards. Prerequisite: EET104.

EET112 (3 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 WR90 or WR91 or designated placement scores.

EET113 (3 credits)
Exploration of Alternative Energies

Explores the basic principles behind energy and introduces 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, students will explore and integrate the questions of energy policy in combination with potential energy strategies to build a sustainable future. Prerequisites: CIS120 or documented proficiency, and MTH20 or designated placement score.

EET118 (5 credits)
Introduction to Renewable Energy Systems

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: EET125. Corequisite: MTH63 or MTH60 or designated placement score.

EET120 (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: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score, and EET118, EET125.

EET121 (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 North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry-level certification test. Prerequisites: EET120 and MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement scores.

EET125 (5 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, analysis methods; and theory and application of magnetism and electromagnetism. Corequisite: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score.

EET126 (5credits)
Electronics Fundamentals II (AC)

Introduces the theory, mathematical concepts, calculations, applications, and troubleshooting of alternating current (AC) electrical circuits. 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, series resonance and parallel resonance circuits. Theory and hands-on application of frequency response circuits include low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, band-stop filters, and pulse response of reactive circuits. Prerequisite: EET125. Corequisite: MTH60 or MTH63 or designated placement score.

EET127 (3 credits)
Exploring the Raspberry Pi

Provides students with a hands-on exploration of the Raspberry Pi Embedded System including an introduction to basic interface circuits for input and output. Introduces the embedded Linux operating system and processes, programming basics in Python, C++/C, Sonic Pi, WiringPi, and Bash languages. Enhanced learning provided through practical lab projects using the Raspberry Pi, software, and accessories. Recommended prerequisites: CIS120 or documented proficiency and MTH20 or designated placement score.

EET129 (3 credits)
Introduction to Embedded Systems

Provides students with a hands-on introduction to embedded systems and basic electronic interfacing circuits. Introduces DC circuits that are used with embedded systems. Explores the use of embedded C programming language to control a microcontroller to turn on and off LEDs, motors and speakers. Enhanced learning provided by practical lab projects and programming to implement decisions based on input conditions to control output interface circuits. The lab assignments provide opportunities for increased knowledge and proficiency in the proper use of industry-standard electronics test equipment. Recommended prerequisites: CIS120 or documented proficiency and MTH20 or designated placement score.

EET130 (5 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. Embedded-C programming is used in conjunction with Arduino Microcontroller development board to develop proficiency in building and troubleshooting digital systems. An introduction to Field Programmable Gate Array Devices (FPGAs) with Quartus Prime Software and DE10-Lite Development board (FPGA Platform) is explored.  Hands-on laboratory experience is used to enhance theoretical concepts and develop troubleshooting skills. Prerequisites: EET125, EET129.

EET131 (5 credits)
Digital Fundamentals II

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. Embedded-C programming is used in conjunction with Arduino Microcontroller development board to develop proficiency in building and troubleshooting digital systems. An introduction to Field Programmable Gate Array Devices (FPGAs) with Quartus Prime Software and DE10-Lite Development board (FPGA Platform) is explored.  Hands-on laboratory experience is used to enhance theoretical concepts and develop troubleshooting skills. Prerequisite: EET130. 

EET132 (5 credits)
Digital Fundamentals III

Explores complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) including applications, processes for programming, DC parameters and timing analysis and troubleshooting. Applications include Sequential Logic, Latches, Flip/Flops, Timers, Counters/Registers, HDL Implementation, PLD HW Implementation, Finite State Machine Design/Analysis and Logic Testing. Laboratory assignments and projects will focus on using the Intel/Alteras platform and Verilog programming language to implement and test designs. Prerequisite: EET131.

EET140 (6 credits)
Solid State Fundamentals

Introduces the theory, mathematical concepts, calculations, application, and troubleshooting 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. The course 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. 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 the development of troubleshooting skills. Prerequisite: EET126.

EET180 (variable credits)
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. Prerequisite: Initial standing in Electronics Technician certificate or Electronics Technology AAS degree program.

EET199 (variable credits)
Selected Topics in Electronics

Provides study for students in technical programs in areas linked to industry. State-of-the-art equipment is used for industry standard-level instruction. Prerequisites: MTH20 and WR90 or WR91 or designated placement score. Corequisite: CIS120 or documented proficiency.

EET205 (1 credit)
International Society of Certified Electronic Technicians (ISCET) Certification/Preparation

Prepares students for ISCET associate level examination using software, review exercises, and International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (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.

EET215 (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.

EET220 (5 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.

EET225 (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.

EET230 (5 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.

EET235 (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 solidstate components. Prerequisite: EET230.

EET240 (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: EET130.

EET241 (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.

EET250 (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 embedded devices that include the AVR microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, or Arduino platforms, with instructor approval, the Web Pack software ISE 7.1 for development of designs and test bench waveforms. Prerequisites: EET220 and EET240. Recommended Corequisite: EET241.

EET280 (variable credits)
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. Prerequisite: CWE courses require prior arrangements with faculty or the Department Chair.