Electronics (ETRO) class descriptions

This information is for illustrative purposes. For precise course information, please consult the official catalog.

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105
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130
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166
193v
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285
293v
298

101 Introduction to Electronics Technology

Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.
Recommended: ICS 101 or equivalent.

Introduces applications of arithmetic and mathematics to electronic and computer technology, engineering notation, electrical units, schematic diagrams, fundamentals of electronic and computer
technology, and electrical components. Demonstrates theory and application of electronic measuring instruments and the construction of circuits.
3cr., 4hr. lect./lab

102 Instrumentation for Engineering Technicians

Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.
Recommended: ICS 101 or equivalent.

Introduces fundamental principles and applications of optics, electronics, engineering,
and computer software integral to the operation of instrumentation used in a variety of disciplines and research areas. Emphasis will be on systems used for data collection, imaging, and image
processing, including examples drawn from local high-tech industries.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

105 Electronic Circuit Analysis I

Prereq: ETRO 101 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces topics including resistance, Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff ’s Laws, Networks with DC voltage sources, circuit analysis, Thevenin’s Theorem and Maximum Power Theorems, and uses of meters.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

140 Computer Networking I

Prereq: ETRO 101 with grade C or better, or consent. Recommended: PHYS 105.
Introduces network terminology, protocols, and standards. Covers the OSI model, basic concepts of routers and routing, and IP addressing including subnet masks. Defines and describes different network topologies. Develops configuration and router skills.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

193v Internship I

Prereq: ETRO 101 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces the student to the work place, the student’s major interest area, and the availability of job stations. Upgrades opportunities for specific skills dependent upon the job station. Provides work
practicum credits based on one credit for each 75 hours of supervised work. Requires a work-related project during which the student will demonstrate competency in acquired employability skills. Student, instructor, and employment supervisor jointly develop learning outcomes. Instructor and employment
supervisor jointly evaluate student. (May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.)
1-3cr., 75hr./cr.

201 Digital Computer Technology I

Prereq: ETRO 101 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces digital computer technology including number systems and codes, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, multivibrator circuits, data control circuits, and troubleshooting of digital circuits.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

205 Digital Computer Technology II

Prereq: ETRO 201 and at least MATH 107 or 135; or consent.
Introduces digital computer and microprocessor technology including memory circuits, microprocessor architecture, addressing modes, programming, stack operations, subroutines, input and output
operations, microcomputer subsystems and interfacing, troubleshooting of computer circuits. 4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

293v Internship II

Prereq: ETRO 193v, or consent.
Introduces the student to the work place, the student’s major interest area, and the availability of job stations. Upgrades opportunities for specific skills dependent upon the job station. Requires a
workplace-based project for which the student evaluates and prepares a written proposal as a solution to specific job-related problems. Provides work practicum that emphasizes the employability skills
objectives adopted as standards by the Electronic Industry Association (EIA). Student, instructor, and employment supervisor jointly develop learning outcomes. Instructor and employment supervisor jointly evaluate student.
(May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.) 1-3cr., 75hr./cr.

298 Special Projects in Electronics Technology

Prereq: ETRO 105, 130, 140, and 201; and MATH 107 or 135 or higher; or consent.
Introduces special topics in electronic and digital computer technology. Creates, designs, and builds an electronic capstone student project under guidance of the instructor. Provides students
the opportunity to gather the required schematics, components, and devices for the project. Allows option to repair or restore an existing electronic device. Requires the student meet each week with instructor. 4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

The following courses are Electronic (ETRO) Electives

106 Electronic Circuit Analysis II

Prereq: ETRO 105, or consent. Coreq or prereq: MATH 135, or consent.
Presents applications of network theorems, sinusoidal waveforms, phasor quantities, impedance, Kirchhoff’s Laws, power, response, AC meters and instruments.
4cr., 3hr. lect./3hr. lab

110 Electronic Technology I

Prereq: ETRO 105, and MATH 107 or 135 or higher, or consent.
Introduces topics including basic theory and operations of solid-state devices including diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, SCRs, and zener diodes. Covers electronic circuits performing limiting, rectifying, and amplification.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

112 Electronic Technology II

Prereq: ETRO 110 with grade C or better, or consent.
Continues the study of electronic devices and circuits including design of amplifiers, cascade amplifiers, power amps, FET amps, operational amplifiers, IC oscillators, timing circuits and introduction to communication circuits.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

130 Computer Hardware & Operating Systems

Prereq: ETRO 101 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces the function of computer hardware and software components. Suggests best practices in maintenance and safety issues. Covers computer assembly and configuration. Includes computer operating system installation and troubleshooting of hardware and software problems. Provides an introduction to basic networking concepts. Prepares students for Comp TIA A+ certification.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

160 Laser Safety and Applications

Prereq: ENG 22 or 55 with grade C or better, or placement at ENG 100; and MATH 25 or 82; or consent. Recommended: ICS 101.
Introduces students to lasers and laser safety. Introduces physical properties of light and their applications in lasers, effects of laser radiation on the anatomy and physiology or eyes and other human organs, and protective measures. Explains proper use of lasers and safety practices. Teaches how to determine necessary safety measures using measurements and calculations.
1cr., 1hr. lect.

161 Introduction to Optics & Photonics

Prereq: ETRO 160, or consent. Recommended: ICS 101.
Studies the physics of light, geometric optics, lenses, mirrors, polarizing lenses, interference/diffraction waves, laser physics, optical imaging, and bio-photonics. Provides lab experiments and projects to
reinforce the theory.
3cr., 4hr. lect./lab

166 Introduction to Fiber Optics

Prereq: ENG 22 or 55 with grade C or better, or placement at ENG 100; and MATH 25 or 82; or consent. Recommended: ICS 101.
Introduces fiber optic communications. Provides a background and features hands-on training for installation and maintenance. Emphasizes fiber optic data links for Local Area Network
(LAN) applications. Studies fiber types, cables, splices and connectors, and emitters and detectors on transmitters and receivers.
3cr., 3hr. lect./lab

240 Computer Networking II

Prereq: ETRO 140, or consent.
Offers intermediate level coursework in computer networking. Introduces basics of Ethernet switching. Covers intermediate routing skills including variable length subnet masking, routing protocols, and WAN technologies topics. Prepares students for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) exam.
4cr., 6hr. lect./lab

285 Windows System Administration and Security

Prereq: ETRO 130 and at least MATH 107 or135; or consent.
Introduces multiuser, multitasking network operating systems. Explores characteristics of Windows NT, 2000, and XP network operating systems. Covers installation, security, back-up procedures, and remote access. Introduces the Linux operating system in a network environment.
3cr., 4hr. lect./lab