Electronics (ETRO) class descriptions

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

ETRO 101
Introduces fundamentals of electronics and computer technology, and electrical components. Develops applications of basic arithmetic and mathematics to electronic and computer technology, engineering notation, electrical units, and schematic diagrams. Provides applications of electronic measuring instruments and the construction of circuits.

ETRO 102
Introduces fundamental principles of optics and electronics. Investigates applications to engineering and computer software integral to the operation of instrumentation used in a variety of disciplines and research areas. Utilizes data collection, imaging, and image processing procedures, including examples drawn from local high-technology industries.

ETRO 105
Prereq: ENG 22 with grade C or better or placement at ENG 100, and MATH 82 with grade C or better or placement at MATH 107; or consent.
Develops step-by-step problem solving methods and hands-on laboratory applications. Utilizes electronics measurement instrumentation and software for data analysis. Studies fundamental topics including resistance, networks with DC voltage sources, and circuit analysis. Demonstrates Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, Thevenin’s theorem, and maximum power theorems.

ETRO 106
Prereq: ETRO 105 with grade C or better, or consent.
Reinforces Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, Thevenin’s theorem, and maximum power theorems as applied to AC circuits and waveforms. Reinforces troubleshooting and circuit analysis skills. Introduces magnitude and phase, rectangular and polar forms for sinusoids, impedance, and power vectors. Studies time domain and frequency domain solutions for capacitive and inductive circuits. Demonstrates high pass, low pass, band pass, and band stop filter circuits.

ETRO 140
Prererq: ETRO 105 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces network terminology, protocols, and standards. Studies the OSI model, basic concepts of routers and routing, and IP addressing including subnet masks. Defines and describes different network topologies. Designs, analyzes, builds, configures, and troubleshoots network hardware and software.

ETRO 161
Prereq: ENG 22 with grade C or better or placement at ENG 100, and MATH 82 with grade C or better or placement at MATH 107; or consent.
Introduces the physics of light, geometric optics, lenses, and mirrors. Studies interference,
diffraction, and polarization phenomena. Applies theory to laser physics, optical imaging, and
bio-photonics. Provides lab experiments and projects to reinforce the theory.

ETRO 193v
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. Note: Student, instructor, and employment supervisor jointly develop learning outcomes. Instructor and employment supervisor jointly evaluate student. Students may repeat ETRO 193v for a maximum of 3 credits.

ETRO 201
Introduces digital computer technology. Studies binary and hex number systems and codes, Boolean algebra, logic circuits, and data circuits including flip-flops. Designs, analyzes, builds, models, and troubleshoots digital circuits. Characterizes counter circuit input and output waveforms. Utilizes LED display circuits, phototransistors, transistors, and operational amplifiers.

ETRO 205
Prereq: ETRO 201 and MATH 107 or 135(or higher), both with grade C or better; or consent.
Introduces microprocessor technology. Studies microprocessor architecture and programming. Investigates addressing modes, stack operations, subroutines, input and output operations, microcomputer subsystems and interfacing. Designs, builds, analyzes, and troubleshoots oscillators, counter circuits, decoders, display drivers, digital to analog and analog to digital converters. Programs INTEL microprocessors using emulators and embedded systems. Calibrates and characterizes digital systems and specifications.

ETRO 210
Prereq: ETRO 105 and MATH 107 or 135 (or higher), both with grade C or better; or consent.
Investigates amplifiers including audio, radio, and infrared sensing applications. Introduces topics including basic theory and operations of solid-state devices. Applies to diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, and Zener diodes. Studies electronic circuits performing rectifying and amplification. 3cr., 4hr. lect./lab

ETRO 212
Prererq: ETRO 210 with grade C or better, or consent.
Presents concepts of electronic devices and circuits including modeling of semiconductor devices, analysis and design of transistor biasing circuits and linear amplifiers. Applies to the design of amplifiers, cascade amplifiers, power amps, operational amplifiers, IC oscillators and timing circuits. Offers an introduction to Printing Circuit Board Design tools using LPKF.
3cr., 4hr. lect./lab

ETRO 240
Prereq: ETRO 140 with grade C or better, or consent.
Develops intermediate level computer networking skills. Introduces Ethernet switching and intermediate routing skills including variable length subnet masking, routing protocols, and WAN technologies topics. Designs, builds, and troubleshoots local area networks.

ETRO 293v
Prereq: ETRO 193v with grade C or better, or consent.
Reinforces workplace skills and protocols. Develops abilities to work independently and cooperatively as part of a team. Demonstrates technical oral and written communication. Utilizes project management techniques and software.

ETRO 296
Prereq: ETRO 140 and ETRO 201 and MATH 107 or 135 (or higher), all with grade C or better; or consent.
Develops special topics in electronic and digital computer technology. Creates, designs, and builds an electronics and computer engineering technology capstone student project. Investigates required schematics, components, and devices for the project. Includes programming, testing, troubleshooting, and characterization. Demonstrates, explains, and presents project goals, milestones, and results. 3cr., 4hr. lect./lab