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This is the first course in a three course sequence. Focus is on building and testing simple DC prototype circuits. Covers DC power supplies, DMMs, breadboarding, resistor codes, and capacitor codes. Spreadsheets will be used to organize and analyze data.
This is the second course in a three course sequence. Exploration of oscilloscope and function generator functions to create and measure time varying signals. Spreadsheets are used to analyze and plot experimental data. Create circuits using PCB software.
This is the third course in a three course sequence with a focus on soldering skills. Through-hole and SMT techniques will be introduced.
Introduction to the basic concepts of semiconductor devices. Various types of diodes and diode applications will be studied. Industry standard devices will be used.
Introduction to the basic concepts of voltage, current, resistance and their relationships in DC circuits. Use SI units, engineering notation and prefixes. Analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits will be made using Ohm's & Kirchhoff's laws.
Emphasizes theories and practices useful in troubleshooting failures in electrical applications. Focuses on the overall philosophy and strategy of troubleshooting, drawing applications from residential and varied industrial situations. Includes laboratory projects.
Learn methods of electrical circuit analysis, using proper DC theorems. Study energy storage elements including inductors and capacitors. Transient analysis of RC and RL circuits will studied.
Covers sinusoidal functions and phasors and complex impedance. Analyze systems to determine AC circuit parameters and complex power. Circuits contain voltage and current sources, resistors, inductors, and transformers.
An introduction to digital logic principles, numbering systems & conversions and gate operations. Using principles, circuit analysis will be used to minimize logic networks. Industry standard devices will be used.
Introduction to mechanics. Covers theory of force, work, torque, energy, power, strength, and motion. Vectors and simple machines provide applications for these concepts.
This course explores automation of industrial systems. Students will study the fundamental components of industrial motion control, relay circuits, stepper and servo motors; and power transmission components.
Second in a series concentrating on the application, design and circuit analysis of circuits using transistors. Industry standard devices will be used.
This course focuses on basic theory and practice of optical communication, lasers and fiber optics. Students study optical signals, optical fibers, optical components, testing and instrumentation, optical networks, etc. as well as general characteristics of LEDs, lasers, laser excitation, semiconductor lasers, etc. related to optical communication.
Study of basic skills necessary to program, install and maintain industrial control systems utilizing programmable logic controllers. Course content lays a foundation of hardwired relay control systems and components, and then builds on this for an understanding of programmable logic controller (PLC) systems.
An advanced course of study that will develop the student's understanding of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) in more detailed Industrial applications through lectures, labs and hands-on examples. This course will emphasize advanced PLC functions and data sets, networking schemes and human machine interfaces.
This course expands on advanced electromechanical principles with applications in manufacturing and industrial systems. Students will study the applications of Proportional Integral Differential (PID) controllers for motion and process control and the electromechanical components that are integral to industrial machinery.
Covers advanced applications of diagnosis, maintenance and repair of systems. Includes preventative maintenance, applied statistical process, and AC/DC motor controls.
Introduction to the operation and functions of operational amplifiers and linear devices. Design and circuit analysis of op-amps, comparators, converters and special purpose linear devices. Industry standard devices will be used.
Covers basic control system and sub-systems used controllers, sensors, transducers, motion and motor control systems.
Introduction to processor architecture and microcontrollers. Internal structure, registers, busses, control unit. Clock, machine and instruction cycling timing, interrupts and DMA. Instruction set, mnemonics, functions, and assembly language programming. Interfacing to external memory and I/O on-chip peripherals.
Bus systems and computer peripherals & systems using latches, registers, counters, and memory circuits are developed and analyzed.