Electronics Technology

ELCR 1005 SOLDERING TECHNOLOGY (0-30-1)
Prerequisite: Provisional admission
Develops the ability to solder and desolder connectors, components, and printed circuit boards using industry standards. Topics include: safety practices, soldering, desoldering, anti-static grounding, and surface mount techniques.

ELCR 1010 DIRECT CURRENT CIRCUITS (75-30-6)
Prerequisites: Program Ready
This course provides instruction in the theory and practical application of simple and complex direct current circuitry. Topics include laboratory safety practices and procedures, electrical laws and principles, DC test equipment basic series, parallel and combination circuits, complex series and parallel circuits, DC theorems, and applied Algebraic concepts.

ELCR 1020 ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS (75-60-7)
Prerequisites: ELCR 1010
This course introduces the theory and application of varying sine wave voltages and current, and continues the development of AC concepts with emphasis on constructing, verifying, and troubleshooting reactive circuits using RLC theory and practical application. Topics include AC wave generation, frequency and phase relationship, impedance, admittance, and conductance power factors, reactive components simple RLC circuits, AC circuit resonance, passive filters, and non-sinusoidal wave forms.

ELCR 1030 SOLID STATE DEVICES (60-30-5)
Prerequisite: ELCR 1020
This course provides instruction in the theory and application of solid state devices in the electronics industry. Emphasis is placed on the physical characteristics and uses of solid state devices. Topics include PN diodes, power supplies, voltage regulation, bipolar junction theory and application, field effect transistors, and special applications.

ELCR 1040 DIGITAL AND MICROPROCESSOR FUNDAMENTALS (45-60-5)
Prerequisite: ELCR 1060
This course is designed to provide sufficient coverage of digital electronics and microprocessor fundamentals. Digital fundamentals will introduce basic topics such as binary topics such as binary arithmetic, logic gates and truth tables, Boolean algebra and minimization techniques, logic families, and digital test equipment. Upon completion of the foundational digital requirements, a more advanced study of digital devices and circuits will include such topics as flip-flops, counters, multiplexers and de-multiplexers, encoding and decoding, displays, and analog to digital and digital to analog conversions. Students will also explore the basic architecture and hardware concepts of the microprocessor.

ELCR 1060 LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS (30-30-3)
Prerequisites: ELCR 1005, ELCR 1030
This course provides in-depth instruction on the characteristics and applications of linear integrated circuits. Topics include: operation amplifier, timers, and three-terminal voltage regulators.

ELCR 1190 ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP (0-45-1)
Prerequisite: Co-op Selection or Instructor Approval
During the internship/co-operative work experience, the student gains practical knowledge and hands-on training necessary for career advancement in the field. The student will be required to satisfactorily perform tasks assigned by the internship/co-op supervisor.

ELCR 1230 COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRONICS SURVEY (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: None
This course introduces the fundamental concepts and devices used in electronics communications. Topics include transmission, modulation and detection, receivers, transmitters, propagation, antennas, and deterioration.

ELCR 2210 ADVANCED CIRCUIT ANALYSIS (45-60-5)
Prerequisite: ELCR 1040
This course provides an in depth study of communication system concepts and emphasis an analysis of amplitude and frequency modulation and detection methods. Topics include AM, FM, and SSB modulation and detection, transmitters and receivers, multiplexing and de-multiplexing, basic telemetry concepts, and noise bandwidth considerations.

ELCR 2220 ADVANCED MODULATION TECHNIQUES (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: ELCR 2210
This course continues the study of modulation and detection techniques. Topics include digital modulation techniques, and sampling techniques.

ELCR 2230 ANTENNA AND TRANSMISSION LINES (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: ELCR 2220
This course provides an understanding of antennas and transmission lines used in communications. Topics include transmission lines, wave guides, antenna types, antenna applications, and telephone transmission lines.

ELCR 2240 MICROWAVE COMMUNICATIONS AND RADAR (45-0-3)
Prerequisite: ELCR 2230
This course provides a basic understanding of microwave communications and radar. Topics include: microwave and radar fundamentals, microwave devices, wave guides, specialized antennas, radar systems, and communications systems.

ELCR 2250 OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS TECHNIQUES (30-30-3)
Prerequisite: ELCR 2240
Surveys the major optical devices used for communications. Topics include: light sources, fiber optic cable, coupling and fusing, light modulation and detection techniques, and system application of light devices.