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Course Descriptions

CO2520 Communications
4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on the communication skills and attitudes required to be effective in a professional environment. Students compile and present a portfolio of their projects and create and evaluate a variety of business communications. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

EN1320 Composition I
4.5 credit hours
This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420 Composition II
4.5 credit hours
This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with emphasis on rhetorical structures, argumentation and research. Students study how to make strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

ET1210 DC-AC Electronics
4.5 credit hours
This course examines properties and operations of electronics systems and circuits. Topics include types of circuits, electromagnetism, frequency, capacitance, transformers and voltage. Students apply electronics laws to solve circuit problems. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

ET1220 Digital Fundamentals
4.5 credit hours
In this course, students examine the differences between analog and digital signals. Topics include transmission methods, binary data, logic operations, logic circuits, logic symbols, registers and counters. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

ET1310 Solid State Devices
4.5 credit hours
In this course, students study a variety of electronic devices, such as semiconductors, diodes, transistors and amplifiers. Bias circuits and methods and switching applications are discussed. Students analyze circuits and troubleshoot a power supply. Prerequisite: ET1210 DC-AC Electronics or equivalent

ET1410 Integrated Circuits
4.5 credit hours
This course explores principles of operational amplifier circuits (op-amps), AC and DC parameters and applications for power amplifiers, feedback, oscillation and line and load regulation. Students analyze and troubleshoot op-amp circuits. Prerequisite: ET1310 Solid State Devices or equivalent

ET2530 Electronic Communications
4.5 credit hours
In this course, students explore topics of electronic communications, such as the electromagnetic frequency spectrum, frequency bands, modulation, digital data, antennas, transmission lines and loads, government services and fiber optics. Exercises include diagramming modern transmitter and receiver components, plotting impedances, and making line and load conversions. Prerequisites: ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent, ET1220 Digital Fundamentals or equivalent, MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

ET2560 Introduction to C Programming
4.5 credit hours
This course is designed to help students understand the fundamental concepts and terminology of computer programming and practical skills used in designing, writing and debugging simple computer programs in C. Prerequisite: NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic or equivalent

ET2640 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers
4.5 credit hours
This course examines the creation, assembly, features, function, programming and product applications of contemporary microprocessors and microcontrollers. Students perform exercises in planning, designing, implementing and debugging functional microcontrollers. Prerequisites: ET1220 Digital Fundamentals or equivalent, ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent, ET2560 Introduction to C Programming or equivalent

ET2750 Programmable Logic Controllers
4.5 credit hours
In this course, students study components, operations, maintenance and troubleshooting of programmable logic controllers (PLC). Topics include I/O addressing, ladder schematics, scan sequence, sensors, actuators, controls, data manipulation methods, timers and counters, sequencers and shift-registers. Students have a PLC project in this course. Prerequisites: ET1220 Digital Fundamentals or equivalent, ET1410 Integrated Circuits or equivalent

ET2799 Electrical Engineering Technology Capstone Project
4.5 credit hours
Final capstone project with fundamental review provides students with a design experience and integration of knowledge in electronics and computers gained in previous coursework, as well as a means to practice problem solving and teamwork, project management, technical writing skills and project presentation skills. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 75 credits earned in the program of study including ET2640 Microprocessors and Microcontrollers or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: ET2530 Electronic Communications or equivalent

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional
4.5 credit hours
This course reviews characteristic and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

GS2745 Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional+
3.0 credit hours
This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520 Communications or equivalent

MA1210 College Mathematics I
4.5 credit hours
This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

MA1310 College Mathematics II
4.5 credit hours
This course will include the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic
4.5 credit hours
The organization of a computer is examined in a typical operating systems environment. Terminology and underlying principles related to major computer functions are discussed in the context of hardware and software environments.

NT1210 Introduction to Networking
4.5 credit hours
This course serves as a foundation for the study of computer networking technologies. Concepts in data communications, such as signaling, coding and decoding, multiplexing, circuit switching and packet switching, OSI and TCP/IP models, LAN/WAN protocols, network devices and their functions, topologies and capabilities are discussed. Industry standards and the development of networking technologies are surveyed in conjunction with a basic awareness of software and hardware components used in typical networking and internetworking environments. Prerequisite: NT1110 Computer Structure and Logic or equivalent

PH2530 Physics
4.5 credit hours
This course introduces students to the principles of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: MA1310 College Mathematics II or equivalent

SP2750 Group Theory
4.5 credit hours
This course is an overview of the theory related to groups of people bonded by task or culture. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process theory, including social exchange theory, structuration theory, functional theory, group ethics, diversity and related communication conflicts, group decision-making, creativity, leadership and gender. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

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