Electronics Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

BMET 1231 : Medical Equipment Function & Operation I

This course introduces the study of electromechanical systems currently in use throughout the health care field with an emphasis on typical biomedical instrumentation. Topics include monitors, ECG machines, intensive care units, coronary care units, operating room equipment, and telemetry systems.

Credits

4

BMET 2343 : Internship Medical Systems

Introduces the student to an on-site learning experience at an operating biomedical equipment section of a health care facility. Supervision of the intern is shared by the working environment supervisor and the faculty advisor. Internist performance is evaluated at weekly seminars. Topics include: problem-solving, use of proper interpersonal skills, interpreting work authorizations, identifying logistical support requirements, servicing biomedical instruments, evaluating operating costs, and professional development.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELCR 1005 : Soldering Technology

Develops the ability to solder and desolder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: safety practices, soldering, desoldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.

Credits

1

ELCR 1010 : Direct Current Circuits

This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of simple and complex direct current circuitry. Topics include laboratory safety practices and procedures, electrical laws and principles, DC test equipment basic series, parallel and combination circuits, complex series and parallel circuits, and DC theorems.

Credits

6

ELCR 1020 : Alternating Current Circuits

This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and continues the development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC theory and practical application. Topics include AC wave generation, frequency and phase relationship, impedance, admittance, and conductance power factors, reactive components simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

ELCR 1040 : Digital & Microprocessor Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide sufficient coverage of digital electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. Digital fundamentals will introduce basic topics such as binary topics such as binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment. Upon completion of the foundational digital requirements, a more advanced study of digital devices and circuits will include such topics as flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, encoding and decoding, displays, and analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Students will also explore the basic architecture and hardware concepts of the microprocessor.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

ELCR 1230 : Communications Electronics Survey

Introduces the fundamental concepts and devices used in electronics communications. Topics include: transmission, modulation and detection, receivers, transmitters, propagation, antennas, and deterioration.

Credits

3

ELCR 1240 : Industrial Electronics Survey

Introduces the fundamental concepts and technologies utilized in industrial electronics applications. Topics include: process controls, sensors, motor controls, programmed controls, mechanical devices, fluid power, and robotics.

Credits

3

ELCR 1300 : Mobil Audio & Video Systems

Provides the fundamental concepts for the installation of automotive audio and video systems. Topics include: charging and electrical systems, automotive wiring harnesses, basic audio systems, advanced audio systems, and mobile video systems.

Credits

3

ELCR 1800 : Electrical Lineworker Organization Principles

This course provides a comprehensive summary of lineworker requirements. Topics include physical and mechanical abilities, electrical and workplace safety practices, communications skills, and positive work ethic responsibilities.

Credits

3

ELCR 1820 : Electrical Lineworker Workplace Skills

This course will familiarize the student with the importance of working together and team building. Topics include basic tools in the problem solving process, change in the workplace, developing and maintaining a positive image, resume writing, and developing job interview skills.

Credits

2

ELCR 1840 : Electrical Lineworker Automation Skills

This course familiarizes the student with the identification, proper use, basic electrical fundamentals, and safety and maintenance of lineworker hand and power tools. Students will be prepared to operate hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Credits

2

ELCR 1860 : Electrical Lineworker Occupational Skills

This course provides an introduction to the basic skills necessary for an electrical lineworker. Topics include an understanding of ratios and proportions, blueprint reading, CSL training and testing, lineman simulations, and observation based instruction.

Credits

5

ELCR 2140 : Mechanical Devices

Develops knowledge and skills necessary to transmit mechanical power using common industrial linkage types. Emphasis is placed on use of mechanical devices in combination with electronic controls. Topics include: linkages, motion analysis, gear drives, and preventative maintenance.

Credits

2

ELCR 2150 : Fluid Power

Provides an overview of fluid power operation as applied to industrial electronics. Emphasis is placed on the interfacing of electronic and fluidic systems. Topics include: safety, fluid dynamics, hydraulics, pneumatics, air logic, and electrical interfacing.

Credits

2

ELCR 2160 : Advanced Microprocessors & Robotics

This course continues an earlier study of microprocessor fundamentals and introduces robotic theory and application. Topics include the microprocessor instruction set, programming and debugging applications and troubleshooting, microprocessor applications for embedded systems, basic DSP concepts, robotic terminology and languages, and robotic programming.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ELCR 2170 : Computer Hardware

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, and repairing microcomputer systems. Topics include installation, configuration, upgrading, diagnosing, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance, basic hardware, printers, and basic networking.

Credits

5

ELCR 2190 : Networking I

Provides an introduction to networking technologies. Cover a wide range of material about networking, from careers in networking to local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems and implementing the installation of networks. The course reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of LAN and Wan technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: media and topologies, protocols and standards, network implementation, and network support.

Credits

3

ELCR 2560 : Cet License Preparation

Prepares the student for taking a certifying examination developed by Iowa State University and administered by the Electronic Technician*s Association. Topics include: mathematics; electrical properties; series and parallel circuits; oscillators, detectors, comparators, and demodulators; test equipment and measurement; electronic components and nomenclature; semiconductors; digital concepts; computer basics; communications electronics; safety precautions and checks; television and video; antennas and signal distribution; consumer electronics; and block diagrams and troubleshooting.

Credits

3

ELCR 2590 : Fiber Optic Systems

Introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and explores the applications of fiber optic transmission systems. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices and test equipment. Topics includes: fundamentals of fiber optics, types of optical fibers, fiber materials and manufacture, cabling, light sources/transmitters/receivers, connectors, splicing, test measurement, and fiber optic system design.

Credits

3

ELCR 2600 : Telecommunication & Data Cabling

Introduces the basic of cable installation from the initial site survey to splicing cable and making connections. Through laboratory activities, students perform the basic tasks of a cable installer. Topics include: basic standards and practices, cable rating and performance, cable installation and management, testing and troubleshooting, industry standards, pulling cable, and understanding blueprints.

Credits

3

Prerequisites