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Department of Electronics Technology

Steven Rice, Chair

Special Degree Requirements

The related studies requirements are included in the following course of study. Refer to the Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog for the specific requirements.

Electronics Technology A.A.S. Degree

Students in the Electronics Technology program learn to troubleshoot, calibrate, test, and repair electronic components and circuit boards used in a wide range of electronic equipment including computers and communication equipment. Training includes working knowledge of direct and alternating current theory, semiconductor circuits, instrumentation, automatic controls, data communications, computerized communication links, and operational amplifiers. Students become familiar with robotics, electronic communications theory, and modes of RF communications.

Students are awarded the Associate of Applied Science degree upon successful completion of the program. Students may enter autumn semester only.

First Year

  Autumn Spring
COM 115 Technical Writing 3 -
EET 101T Direct and Alternating Current Theory 7 -
EET 103T Semiconductor Circuits Systems - 7
EET 110T Operating Systems - 3
MAT 120 Elementary Functions 4 -
MAT 145 Calculus with Applications - 4
SCN 120T-121T Technical Physics I, II 4 4
Total 18 18

 Second Year

  Autumn Spring
EET 225T Microcomputer Programming 3 -
EET 227T Computer Fundamentals 4 -
EET 228T Instrumentation - 7
EET 232 Microprocessors - 4
EET 234T Automatic Controls 4 -
EET 240T Robotics - 3
EET 260 Data Communications 4 -
EET 270T Electronic Communications - 3
PSY 110S Organizational Psychology 3 -
Total 18 17


U = for undergraduate credit only. R after the credit indicates the course may be repeated for credit to the maximum indicated after the R.

Electronics Technology (EET)

U 101T Direct and Alternating Current Theory 7 cr. Offered autumn. Study of current flow, direct current circuits, alternating current circuits, magnetic circuits and concepts of power. Introduce time varying currents and impedances. Standard circuit theorems are introduced with various methods of circuit analysis and problem solving.
U 103T Semiconductor Circuits 7 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., EET 101T. In-depth coverage of diode, bipolar transistors, and field effect transistor circuits which are used in electronics applications. The study and analysis of the components and circuits used in semiconductor electronics. An introduction to op‑amps application and theory.
U 110T Operating Systems 3 cr. Offered spring. Introduction to microcomputer operating systems. Includes coverage of common features of operating systems, features and usage of commands in MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, and Unix. Topics include file creation, copying, deleting, directory creation, system configuration, batch files, security and networking issues.
U 195T Special Topics 1-6 cr. (R-6) Offered Intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
U 225 Microcomputer Programming 3 cr. Offered autumn. Introduction to microcomputer programming using a basic interpreter (Q-BASIC). Course includes planning, flowcharting, formatting, coding, and debugging basic computer programs using ANSI command set. Credit not allowed for both EET 225 and CS 101.
U 227T Computer Fundamentals 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., EET 103T. TTL, and CMOS circuits, memories, and microprocessors, with combinational and sequential circuits, MOS, and linear circuits. A study of Boolean algebra, binary numbers, binary codes, and the analysis of the basic components and circuits used in semiconductor switching.
U 228T Instrumentation 7 cr. Offered spring. Prereq., EET 103T. Industrial measuring and process control instrumentation. Experience in basic electronic measurement using the equipment normally found in any electrical or electronic shop area. Breadboarding, building, and repairing circuits.
U 232 Microprocessors 4 cr . Offered spring. Prereq., EET 227T. Complexities and power of machine language programming, hardware input/output interfacing and microprocessor operations and design applications. The course is complemented with an individual student trainer utilizing a #8085 microprocessor.
U 234T Automatic Controls 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., EET 227T. Terminology and components used in automatic control of industrial machines and industrial processes. The servomechanism is used as a representative control system including open­loop, closed-loop, proportional, integral, and differential systems. The usage of transducers and computers in representative automatic control systems in the industrial measuring and process control setting is emphasized.
U 240T Robotics 3 cr. Offered spring. Prereq. or coreq., EET 232, EET 234T or consent of instr. Physical and operating characteristics of a robot. Components of a hydraulic power supply, pneumatics power supply, and various types of servo control systems are identified and described. A typical robot is programmed using the on-line programming method through a teaching pendant, the off­line programming method through a computer, and a typical robot workstation.
U 260 Data Communications 4 cr. Offered autumn. Prereq., EET 103T. Principles, applications, and theory of data communication systems. Concepts and terminology; analog and digital channel characteristics; signaling techniques for AC and DC signaling; code uses, advantages, and disadvantages; error detection and correction; modulation techniques; multiplexing techniques; transmission media; the organization and operation of the telephone network; various data transmission networks; electrical connections and standards for common data communication standards; communications protocols in common use; security; and common network theory and applications.
U 270T Electronic Communications 3 cr . Offered spring. Prereq., EET 103T. Introduction to audio and radio circuits. Topics include audio amplifiers, RF amplifiers, modulation and demodulation of AM/FM/SSB signals, oscillators, mixers, vacuum-state devices, transmission lines and antennas. Signal analysis, equipment calibration, and the use of RF test equipment.




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