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ELCTK 007: BASIC HOUSE WIRING

2 hrs. (GSC)

Prerequisite:

This course is intended to acquaint the student with basic fundamentals of household wiring. Included will be selected topics on electricity including: mapping an electrical system, wires and conduit, switching, switches, substituting new plugs and receptacles for old ones, installing new wiring (both indoors and outdoors), and how to check your work. Students will repair and install basic electrical devices under an instructor's supervision.

ELCTK 111: RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL WIRING

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite:

This course is intended to acquaint the student with the fundamentals of residential and commercial wiring. Selected topics will be covered including: mapping an electrical system, wires and conduit, switching, switches, substituting new plugs and receptacles for old ones, installing new wiring (both indoors and outdoors), and how to check the work. Students will repair and install basic electrical devices under the instructor's supervision.

ELCTK 112: ELECTRONIC CAD APPLICATIONS I

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ELCTS 135 and ELCTS 136

This course teaches the student to use a variety of computer programs to analyze the operation of both digital and analog electronic circuits. The students will predict the performance of various circuits using analysis programs similar to those used in industry and will build and test the circuits to measure the actual performance. Both special purpose and general purpose analysis programs will be used.

ELCTK 117: ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 150 with a grade of "C" or better

In this course, basic troubleshooting procedures are reviewed and built upon to provide the student with an effective troubleshooting technique. The students discuss in class examples of actual malfunctions encountered in electronic systems.

ELCTK 145: FUNDAMENTAL DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MAT 106 or higher

This course deals with the fundamental building blocks of digital electronics and virtually the entire course revolves around integrated circuit micro-electronics. Topics included range from AND, OR, NAND and NOR GATES, on the outside to RAMS, registers, and arithmetic logic units at the end.

ELCTK 150: INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICITY

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTS 133 with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to basic motors and motor control theory. Topics include National Electrical Code, test equipment, print reading, over current protection, magnetic and ladder devices, D.C. motors and generators, and A.C. motors and generators.

ELCTK 151: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 150 with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to the methods and equipment used to maintain, troubleshoot and repair industrial electrical systems. Topics include the effective use of test equipment, various approaches to troubleshooting electrical systems, a review of electrical motor theory, and preventive maintenance of electrical systems. Applicable portions of the National Electrical Code are included. Safe work habits are emphasized throughout the course.

ELCTK 201: INTERNSHIP IN ELECTRONICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to give the intern experience in a chosen field of interest under the direct supervision of an engineering/maintenance supervisor while engaged in on-the-job training. The student will share those field experiences with fellow students, maintain daily records of experiences, and do individual research and study on an approved topic. Two lecture and sixteen intern hours (clock) minimum per week or equivalent (summer schedule - eight weeks).

ELCTK 202: INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course familiarizes the student with rotating machinery found in present day industry and the necessary electronic equipment to maintain control over it. The students will also analyze process control circuits to the extent necessary to repair them.

ELCTK 215: PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in ELCTK 151

This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) concepts and applications. Major emphasis is applied to I/O addressing, software instructions, and troubleshooting a PLC managed system.

ELCTK 220: TRANSDUCERS AND ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTS 135 and credit or concurrent enrollment in PHYS 112

This course will provide the student the opportunity to become proficient in the selection and use of transducers and instrumentation. The student is required to solve associated instrumentation problems similar to those found in industry. Equipment used includes electronic counters, digital voltmeters, function generators, oscilloscopes, and computer based data acquisition. A special emphasis will be placed on practical, hands-on experience in the laboratory.

ELCTK 230: ADVANCED SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 220 and ELCTK 245 both with a grade of "C" or better

This course includes solid state circuit applications to process control systems. The emphasis is on a quantitative approach to system design, analysis, and troubleshooting. The course includes both analog and digital process control systems and circuits.

ELCTK 231: INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 151, ELCTK 215, and ELCTK 245, all with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to the application of modern solid state electronics to industrial systems. Topics include A.C., D.C., and servo drives and controllers of various types and their use in machine control and numerical control systems.

ELCTK 232: ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS TROUBLESHOOTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 215 with a grade of "C" or better

This course introduces the student to the methods and equipment used to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair industrial electronic systems. Topics include the effective use of test equipment, various approaches to troubleshooting electronic systems, and the proper adjustment and calibration of such systems. Emphasis is on solid state drive, control, and instrumentation systems. Safe work habits are emphasized throughout the course.

ELCTK 245: MICROPROCESSORS AND MICROCONTROLLERS

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTS 135 and ELCTS 136 both with a grade of "C" or better

This course will introduce the student to the organization of data flow within a digital computer. The student will use a basic instruction set to demonstrate data transfer, basic logic, and arithmetic functions performed by a computer. The major emphasis will be on microcontrollers and their application to control and interfacing.

ELCTK 246: MICROCONTROLLER SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 245 with a grade of "C" or better

This course is designed to extend the student's ability to analyze, develop, and troubleshoot microprocessor-based systems. Major topics include: advanced microprocessor architecture and instruction sets, the development of microprocessor-based systems, peripheral interfacing (both devices and systems), data communication standards, and C language and assembly language application programming.

ELCTK 250: ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTS 135 and ELCTS 136 both with a grade of "C" or better

This course will study the methods of transmitting and receiving information. The course will include a study of the spectrum of these signals, circuits used in transmitters and receivers, transmission lines, and antennas.

ELCTK 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: ELCTK 245 and ENGL 201 both with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval

This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. Repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.