Electronics Technology

ETR 106 (2 CR)
Programming Methods for Electrical/Electronic Calculations

Studies all-purpose symbolic instruction code (BASIC). Focuses on applications of BASIC to electrical problem solving and circuit analysis. May require preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

ETR 112 (2 CR)
Math Applications for ELE/ETR Analysis

Presents mathematical applications for ELE/ETR students. Includes mathematical concepts and problems in algebra and trigonometry, and direct application to electronic analysis. Includes a survey of advanced mathematics to develop and reinforce electronic concepts. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

ETR 113-114 (3 CR) (3 CR)
D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals I-II

Must be taken in sequence  

Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze, and measure electrical quantities. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

ETR 123 (2 CR)
Electronic Applications I

Provides laboratory and shop assignment/jobs as applied to basic electronic devices, circuits and systems with emphasis on practical measurements. May require preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

ETR 143 (4 CR)
Devices and Applications I

Prerequisites: ETR 113

Teaches theory of active devices and circuits such as diodes, power supplies, transistors (BJTs), amplifiers and their parameters, FETs, and operational amplifiers. May include UJTs, oscillators, RF amplifiers, thermionic devices, and others. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

ETR 150 (3 CR)
Machine Control Using Relay and Programmable Logic

Provides an introduction to hardwired relay logic and the programmable logic controller (PLC) as utilized in a variety of different control tasks. Covers different types of inputs and outputs in control systems. Teaches practical troubleshooting strategies. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

ETR 164 (3 CR)
Upgrading and Maintaining PC Hardware

Teaches upgrading of the system CPU, memory, drives, multimedia components, modem, and video card in a microcomputer.  Covers hardware as well as software related maintenance issues.  Lecture 2 hours.  Cross-listed as ITN 106.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 4 hours per week.

ETR 177 (3 CR)
Industrial Robotics and Robotics Programming

Prepares the student to safely operate and maintain a robot and develop and maintain basic robot programs.

ETR 225 (4 CR)
Data Communications

Studies computer communication devices including configurations and protocols.  May include modems multiplexing, teletex, and interfacing with telecommunication systems such as local and area networks, microwave and satellite and delivery systems, fiber optic systems, and packet systems. Cross listed as ITN 208.  Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 2 hours.  Total 5hours per week.

ETR 237 (3 CR)
Industrial Electronics

Studies linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, motors, industrial control devices, power control circuits, transducers, industrial process control, and sequential process control. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

ETR 241 (4 CR)
Electronic Communications I

Prerequisites: ETR 143

Studies noise, information and bandwidth, modulation and demodulation, transmitters and receivers, wave propagation, antennas and transmission lines. May include broad band communication systems, microwave, both terrestrial and satellite, fiber optics, multiplexing, and associated hardware. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

ETR 273-274 (4 CR) (4 CR)
Computer Electronics I-II

Prerequisite:  ETR 113

Must be taken in sequence

Applies principles of digital electronics and microprocessors to familiarize the student with typical circuits used to interface computer and/or controllers with various I/O devices. May include exposure to high level programming as well as assembly language routines. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

ETR 286 (3 CR)
Principles and Applications of Robotics

Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls, sensors, and system troubleshooting. Lecture 1-2 hours per week. Laboratory 2 hours per week.

ETR 296 (2 CR)
On-Site Training in Electronics

Prerequisite:  Instructor approval

Offers opportunities for career orientation and training in electronics without pay in selected businesses and industry.  Supervised and coordinated by the College.  Variable hours per week.

ETR 298 (2 CR)
Seminar and Project in Computer and Electronics

Prerequisite:  Instructor approval

Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student’s occupational objective and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.  May be repeated for credit.  Variable hours.