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2014-15 Catalog


ET A101: Basic Electronics: DC Circuits (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Prerequisites: MATH A055. Principles of electricity in direct current (DC) circuits, including voltage, current, resistance, and power.  Properties of series and parallel circuits.  Covers circuit analysis theorems and techniques. 

ET A102: Basic Electronics: AC Circuits (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 3
Prerequisites: ET A101and MATH A105.
Principles of alternating current (AC) circuits, including vectors, phase relationships, inductive and capacitive reactance and impedance. Covers AC circuit analysis, series and parallel resonant circuits, transformers, and network analysis.

ET A126: Digital Electronics (4 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: MATH A055.
Special Fees.
Principles of digital logic; including number systems, logic gates, logic functions, logic design, and analysis methods.

ET A175: Technical Introduction to Computing Systems (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites:  MATH A055.
Principles of digital computing systems, including number systems, data representation, the central processing unit, computer system organization and programming in both assembly and the high-level languages.

ET A240: Computer Systems Interfacing (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ET A126 and ET A175.
Introduces concepts, programming techniques and device connections for computer sensing and control systems. Covers program design for device interfacing, common interfacing circuits, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion, and serial communications.

ET A241: Digital Control Systems (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ET A240.
Introduces concepts, architecture and development of digital supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems. Includes systems organization, industrial data communications, data point addressing and recording, programmable logic controller (PLC) connections and programming, and human-machine interface (HMI) design and implementation.

ET A246: Electronic Industrial Instrumentation (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: ET A102.
Explains the methods of analog signal conditioning and transmission. Describes common sensors for level, pressure, temperature and chemical analysis. Includes instrument connections, wiring, shielding, voltage and current loops, fieldbus protocols and digital controllers.


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