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Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate in Specialized Technology Degree

Course Descriptions

ET115P DC Electronics
4 credit hours
A study of electronic laws and components in DC circuits, emphasizing the study and application of network theorems interrelating voltage, current and resistance. Students apply practical mathematics as it supports understanding the principles of electronics. A laboratory provides practical experience using both physical components and computer-generated simulations. Corequisite or Prerequisite: GE127P College Mathematics I or equivalent

ET145P AC Electronics
4 credit hours
This course covers an analysis of reactive components as they relate to an AC sine wave. Transformers, filters and resonant circuits are studied in this course. Laboratory supports the theory and continues the use of both physical components and computer-generated models. Prerequisite: ET115P DC Electronics; Corequisite or Prerequisite: GE192P College Mathematics II or equivalent

ET156P Introduction to C Programming
4 credit hours
This course is designed to help students with the fundamental concepts and terminology of computer programming and practical skills in designing, writing and debugging simple computer programs in C. Prerequisite: TB143P Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent

ET215P Electronic Devices I
4 credit hours
Students in this course study solid state devices, including diodes and transistors. Emphasis is placed on linear amplifiers and DC switching applications. Laboratory projects involve constructing, testing and troubleshooting circuits using solid state devices. Prerequisite: ET145P AC Electronics

ET245P Electronic Devices II
4 credit hours
Students study integrated circuits such as those used in communications and control systems. The circuits include, but are not limited to, amplifiers, timing circuits, summation amplifiers, active filters and oscillators. Laboratory projects include constructing, testing and troubleshooting circuits containing operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: ET215P Electronic Devices I

ET255P Digital Electronics I
4 credit hours
This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of digital electronics. The focus in this course is on combinatorial logic. In lab, students construct, test and troubleshoot digital circuits. Prerequisite: ET215P Electronic Devices I

ET275P Electronic Communications Systems I
4 credit hours
In this course, several methods of signal transmission and reception are covered, including such techniques as mixing, modulating and amplifying. Prerequisites: ET245P Electronic Devices II, ET255P Digital Electronics I, GE192P College Mathematics II or equivalent

ET285P Digital Electronics II
4 credit hours
This course continues the study of digital electronics. The focus in this course is on sequential logic. In lab, students construct, test and troubleshoot digital circuits. Prerequisites: ET245P Electronic Devices II, ET255P Digital Electronics I

ET315P Electronic Communications Systems II
4 credit hours
A continuation of Electronic Communications Systems I, this course emphasizes digital techniques and the transmission and recovery of information. Prerequisites: ET275P Electronic Communications Systems I, ET285P Digital Electronics II

ET345P Control Systems
4 credit hours
Students examine the control of systems with programmable units. Applying digital logic to control industrial processes is emphasized. Prerequisite: ET285P Digital Electronics II

ET355P Microprocessors
4 credit hours
Students study the architecture, interfacing and programming of a microprocessor, including interfacing the microprocessor with memory and with input and output devices. In lab, students will write, run and debug programs. Prerequisite: ET285P Digital Electronics II

ET365P Computer and Electronics Capstone Project
4 credit hours
Final capstone project with fundamental review provides the students with a significant design experience and integration of knowledge in electronics and computer gained in previous coursework, as well as a means to practice problem-solving and team work, project management, technical writing, and technical presentation skills. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including ET315 Electronic Communications Systems II or equivalent and ET355 Microprocessors or equivalent

GE117P Composition I+
4 credit hours
This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133P Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE127P College Mathematics I+
4 credit hours
This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184P Problem Solving; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133P Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE184P Problem Solving
4 credit hours
This course introduces students to problem solving techniques and helps them apply the tools of critical reading, analytical thinking and mathematics to help solve problems in practical applications.

GE192P College Mathematics II+
4 credit hours
This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: GE127P College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE217P Composition II+
4 credit hours
This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117P Composition I or equivalent

GE253P Physics+
4 credit hours
Students in this course study the concepts of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. Prerequisite: GE192P College Mathematics II or equivalent

GE273P Microeconomics
4 credit hours
This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117P Composition I or equivalent, GE127P College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE347P Group Dynamics+
4 credit hours
In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117P Composition I or equivalent

IT220P Networking Standards and Protocols
4 credit hours
This course serves as a foundation for students pursuing knowledge and skills in computer networking technologies. Major concepts such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies and capabilities will be discussed. Industry standards and a brief historical development of major networking technologies will be surveyed in conjunction with basic awareness of software and hardware components used in typical networking and internetworking environments. Prerequisite: TB143P Introduction to Personal Computers or TB145P Introduction to Computing

TB133P Strategies for the Technical Professional+
4 credit hours
The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

TB143P Introduction to Personal Computers
4 credit hours
Organization of a typical Personal Computer (PC) is examined in a given popular operating systems environment. Terminology and concepts related to major PC hardware components and their functions will be discussed consistent with industry standards and practices.

TB332P Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development
4 credit hours
Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisites: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course

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