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ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

Course Descriptions

 
Includes course number, course title, prerequisites, co-requisites, and a short class description.



EECT 101  -  Introduction to Electronics

Prerequisites:     None
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces Electronics and Computer Technology. The material will concentrate on the physical world of electricity and electronics.  Practical techniques for proper and safe use of basic hand and machine tools are introduced.  Techniques for connecting various types of circuits are also covered.  The process of fabricating printed circuit boards and introductory processes for using plastic and metal to fabricate custom parts are presented. Communication skills are utilized to report project progress and results.

  


EECT 111  -  Introduction to Circuit Analysis

Prerequisites:      MATH 111 Intermediate Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s laws, resistance combinations, and Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and superposition theorems are studied.  DC and AC circuits are studied and utilized with basic AC terminology described.  The performance of ideal transformers, capacitors and inductors, and first order RLC circuits are investigated.  Fundamental analog electronic circuits are utilized in the lecture and laboratory to enhance the understanding of basic laws and theorems.

 


EECT 121  -  Electronics Circuits Analysis

Prerequisites:     EECT 111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis                       
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  Capacitors, inductors, switching circuits, transformers, rectifiers, linear regulators, dependent sources, operational amplifiers, BJT and MOSFET based small signal amplifiers, waveform generation, and programmable analog devices are studied.  Circuit fundamentals such as Kirchhoff’s laws are utilized in analysis and design circuits.  Computer simulation is used.

 


EECT 112  -  Digital Fundamentals

Prerequisites:     MATH 050 Basic Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces basic gate and flip-flop logic devices and their application in combinational and sequential digital circuits. Topics include decoders, displays, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, registers, and counters. Logic circuit analysis, implementation of circuits using standard IC chips or programmable logic devices, circuit testing and troubleshooting are emphasized.

 


EECT 122  -  Digital Applications

Prerequisites:     EECT 112 Digital Fundamentals
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  This course continues the study of combinational and sequential digital applications. The input and output characteristics of the various common logic families and the appropriate signal conditioning techniques for on/off power interfacing are discussed.  Also stressed are standard logic function blocks, digital and analog signal interfacing techniques, and memory devices.

 


EECT 126  -  Solid State I

Prerequisites:    
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Studies characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits.  Covers signal and rectifying diodes, bipolar transistors, rectification, single and multistage amplifiers, AC/DC load lines, biasing techniques, equivalent circuits and power amplifiers.

 


EECT 130  -  Fiber Optics

Prerequisites:     None
Co-requisites:    EECT 121 Electronics Circuit Analysis  

Description:  An introduction to optical fibers with an emphasis on applications. Topics include types of fiber, connectors and splices, testing, fiber optic sources, detectors, transmitters and receivers. Available on the Internet - through Distance Education.

 


EECT 239  -  Troubleshooting Techniques

Prerequisites:     EECT122 Digital Applications
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Introduces techniques of logical troubleshooting of electronic circuits and systems with emphasis on systematic diagnostic methods, signal tracing and signal injection methods.  Provides further experience in the use of test equipment and proper repair techniques.  Class sessions will consist of lecture, discussion, and problem recitation.  Problem-solving and laboratory assignments will reinforce concepts in the reading and lecture experience.

 


EECT 140  -  Networking

Prerequisites:     EECT 101 Intro to Electronics & Projects
Co-requisites:     None

DESCRIPTION:  Study of types of protocols used in data communication systems.  Includes an overview of networking, networking control, and interfacing.  Areas of emphasis includes protocols, packet switching systems, local area networks, and the OSI model..

 


EECT 214  -  Industrial Instrumentation

Prerequisites:      EECT 111 Intro to Circuit Analysis                       
Co-requisites:      None

Description:  Provides a system view of manufacturing and automated production emphasizing the devices used in control and measurements.  Areas covered include pressure, strain, force, flow, and level considerations.  Principles of process control are introduced, incorporating the usage of probes, sensors, transducers, and various final control devices.  Computer software, hardware, and interfacing are examined in regards to data acquisition, manufacturing control, and summarization of industrial data.

 


EECT 211  -  AC Circuit Analysis

Prerequisites:     MATH 137 Trig with Analytic Geometry
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Continues the study of bipolar transistors with additional circuit configurations including the emitter follower and the Darlington.  Studies power amplifiers, amplifier classifications, unipolar transistors, and thyristors.  Includes discreet FETs, SCRS, UJTs, oscillators, linear regulated power supplies, and switching regulators.  Discusses frequency effects and response of amplifiers.

 


EECT 221  -  Solid State

Prerequisites:     EECT 121 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Continues the study of bipolar transistors with additional circuit configurations including the emitter follower and the Darlington.  Studies power amplifiers, amplifier classifications, unipolar transistors, and thyristors.  Includes discreet FETs, SCRS, UJTs, oscillators, linear regulated power supplies, and switching regulators.  Discusses frequency effects and response of amplifiers.

 


EECT 222  -  Intro to Microcontrollers

Prerequisites:     EECT 122 Digital Applications & EECT 128 Intro to C Programming                      
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  This course is an introduction to microcontroller hardware and software, focusing on embedded control applications. Interconnections of components, peripheral devices, bus timing relationships, structured C-language programming, debugging, input/output techniques, and use of PC-based software development tools are studied.

 

 


EECT 223  -  Electrical Machines

Prerequisites:     EECT 111 Introduction to Circuit Analysis                       
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Provides an overview of electrical machines and how they relate to industrial electronics.  Gives industrial electronics technicians insight into electrical power generation, polyphase system, transformers, all types of electrical motors, power factor and power factor correction, back-up power and electrical power monitoring.



EECT 224  -  Linear Integrated Circuits

Prerequisites:     EECT 121 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Introduction to Operational Amplifiers, their characteristics, operation and application, to linear and non-linear circuits.  Topics covered are the general introduction to Op Amp IC’s, inverting and non-inverting amplifiers, comparators, frequency effects, differential, instrumentation and bridge amplifiers, and active filters

 


EECT 226  -  Computer Troubleshooting

Prerequisites:     EECT 112 Digital Fundamentals

Co-requisites:     None

Description:  A study of techniques for logical troubleshooting of microcomputer systems. Emphasizes basic system components including power supplies, motherboards, memory, floppy and hard disk drives, operation of video displays, and keyboard and mouse connections.  Emphasizes system-oriented troubleshooting procedures.

 


EECT 227  -  Peripherals

Prerequisites:     ECCT 122  Digital Applications
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Studies peripherals commonly used with computers and microcomputers and the interfacing with those peripherals.  Includes printers, scanners, modems, NICs, video adapters and displays, keyboards and mouse, sound systems, and CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives.  Also includes a study of data communications hardware and techniques.  Studies techniques for logical troubleshooting of microcomputer systems



EECT 229  -  Telecommunication Electronics

Prerequisites:     EECT 112  Digital Fundamentals
Co-requisites:     None

Description:   Presents an in-depth view of the communication and telecommunication industries from the very beginning to today’s cellular, Internet, and broadband technologies.  Examines various methods in transmitting digital data from one location to another.  Covers transmission medias, time and frequency multiplexing, modulation applications, routing networks, communications hardware, protocols, telephone networks, and Internet systems.  Cellular, cable broadband, and emerging technologies are also introduced.

 


EECT 279 -  Advanced Problem Solving

Prerequisites:      EECT 121 Elect. Circuit Analysis & EECT 122 Digital Applications
Co-requisites:      None

Description:  Introduces logical troubleshooting of electronic circuits and systems with emphasis on systematic diagnostic methods and technical reference research.  Provides further experience in the use of test equipment and proper repair techniques.  Includes job preparedness skills and preparation for appropriate certification testing.



EECT 235  -  Process Control

Prerequisites:    EECT 121 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Co-requisites:    None

Description:  Presents an in-depth view of process control theory and applications.  Topics covered are open and closed loop systems, feedback concepts, signal conditioning, standards and terminology, controller principles and loop characteristics.  Concepts of thermal, mechanical, optical sensor devices are emphasized as measurement control.  Transducers and final control actuators are examined.   

 


EECT 237  -  Calibration

Prerequisites:     EECT 121 Electronics Circuit Analysis
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Provides an introductory overview of procedural calibration for instruments (electronic and pneumatic) found in today’s controlling environments and industry.   Instrument evaluation, installation, and calibration are the emphasis for this course.  Dismantling and calibration of DP cells, gauges, valve positioners, thermocouple circuits, control elements, and other industrial instruments are incorporated throughout the course. 


 


MINT 205  -  Programmable Controllers

Prerequisites:      TEC 113 Basic Electricity (Manufacturing Technology)
                         or EECT 101 Introduction to Electronics & Projects 
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Introduces the basic theory, operation and programming of programmable logic controllers. Demonstrates programming examples, set-up examples and troubleshooting, as well as PLC timing, counting, arithmetic and logic and sequencers.

 

 


CINT 130 - CISCO 1

Prerequisites:     EECT 121 Digital Applications (for Electronics Students)     
Co-requisites:     None 

This is an introduction to the concepts and techniques involved in computer networking.  Special emphasis is placed on the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model of network organization.  Common local area network (LAN) and Internet devices are discussed.  Other topics are IP (Internet Protocol) and MAC (Media Access Control) addressing, network topologies, binary and hexadecimal math, network cables, wiring closets, and network design fundamentals.  Computer assisted instruction is heavily supplemented by practical laboratory exercises.  


CINT 131 - CISCO 2

Prerequisites:     CINT 130  CISCO 1         
Co-requisites:     None 

This semester introduces the students to the concepts involved in using routers to connect local area networks (LANs) to wide area networks (WANs), such as the Internet.  Primary emphasis is placed on the commands and procedures involved in programming the routers and monitoring the operation of the network links.  Students will connect routers to form a stimulated WAN network and then test and troubleshoot the functioning of the network.  Practical exercises in the wiring of router ports, set up of routing protocols, and networking troubleshooting are an integral part of this semester.

 


CINT 230 - CISCO 3

Prerequisites:     CINT 131  CISCO 2   
Co-requisites:     None

This semester expands on the LAN concepts introduced in semester 1.  The use of routers, bridges, and LAN switches to maximize the efficiency of the LAN is the major topic of  the discussions and laboratory exercises.  The Ethernet LAN environment and its connection to the Internet is the focus of the lessons.  In addition, the Novell Netware IPX (Internetwork Packet Exchange) environment is also explored.  Practical exercises in advanced router programming, LAN switching, and virtual LANs are incorporated.  


CINT 231 - CISCO 4

Prerequisites:     CINT 230 CISCO 3
Co-requisites:     None

The student is introduced to the technologies and services of the wide area networks (WANs) that form the backbone of the Internet.  WAN services discussed include PPP (Point to Point), Frame Relay, and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network).  Exercises in router set-up for these services are performed.  Continued emphasis is placed on network troubleshooting.  Also the student will apply the concepts of all four semesters in a case study (TCS) stimulating the design and implementation of a school district network system.       

 


MINT 104  -  Fluid Power Basics

Prerequisites:     None
Co-requisites:     MATH 050 Basic Algebra

Description:  Introduces the student to fluid power principles and components.  Teaches basic circuit design through the use of symbols and schematic diagrams to build a foundation for career work in fluid power technology.

 


DESN 102  Technical Graphics

Prerequisites:     None
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  The purpose of this introductory course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the detailing skills commonly used by a drafting technician. Areas of study include: lettering, sketching, proper use of equipment, geometric constructions with emphasis on orthographic (multi-view) drawings that are dimensioned and noted to ANSI standards.

** ISU recommends DESN 103 CAD Fundamentals be substituted for DESN 102. 

 


EECT 128  -  Introduction to C Programming

Prerequisites:     MATH 050 Basic Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Provides an introduction to microcomputer hardware, applications, and software.  Emphasis is placed on computer literacy, disk operating systems, computer programming and industrial orientation.  Commonly used microcomputer applications surveyed.

 


ARTH 101 -  Survey of Art & Culture I

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Surveys painting, sculpture, and architectural styles from ancient cultures to the proto-Renaissance era.  Emphasizes the historical context of art movements as well as analysis of the work of individual artists.

 


ARTH 102  -  Survey of Art & Culture II

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Surveys paintings, sculpture, and architectural styles from the Renaissance to the present.  Emphasizes the historical context of art movements as well as analysis of the work of individual artists. 

 


COMM 101  -  Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Fundamental concepts and skills for effective public speaking:  preparation and delivery of informative and persuasive presentations.  Includes instruction in use of visual aids and critical listening.



ECON 101  -  Economic Fundamentals

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
                        and 40+ on Elementary Algebra
Co-requisites:    None

Description:  This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of economics and their application to current economic problems.

 


ECON 201  -  Principles of Macroeconomics

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing
                         MATH 111 Intermediate Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  This course seeks to develop a conceptual understanding of the forces affecting the level of national income, employment, interest rates, and prices.

 


ECON 202  -  Principles of Microeconomics

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
                         MATH 111 Intermediate Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  This course seeks to develop an understanding of the process by which the market price mechanism allocates resources and influences individual behavior.

 


ENGL 111  -  English Composition: Strategies for Inquiry

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  This course is designed to provide a foundation in rhetorical principles, communication strategies, and inquiry processes that can be successfully applied in writing situations: personal, academic, or professional.  The composing process will be initiated by and integrated with critical reading and thinking.



ENGL 211  -  Technical Writing

Prerequisites:     ENGL 111 English Composition: Strategies for Inquiry
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Builds on the writing skills taught in English 111.  Students will demonstrate their ability to prepare technical reports for various purposes using standard research techniques, documentation and formatting as appropriate.  Student will demonstrate both written and oral competencies.

 


HIST 101  -  Survey of American History I

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  This course covers major themes and events in American history from the discovery era to the Civil War and Reconstruction.


 


HIST 102  -  Survey of American History II

Prerequisites:    ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:    None

Description:  This course covers major themes and events in American history from the Civil War and Reconstruction to the present.


 


HIST 235-  World Civilization I

Prerequisites:    ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:    None

Description:  Presents the key individuals, events and schools of thought, which have most greatly impacted societal development and world history up to 1650.  The target civilizations of study include: Oriental, the middle East, Western Europe, Africa, and the Americas.  Discusses the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of human civilization. 


 


HIST 236-  World Civilization II

Prerequisites:    ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:    None

Description:  Presents the key individuals, events and schools of thought, which have most greatly impacted societal development and world history up to 1500.  Key movements and events of the periods will be studied.  Discusses the political, economic, social and cultural evolution of human civilization. 

 


IVYT 1XX  -  First Year Seminar

Prerequisites:     None
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Increases success in college by assisting students in obtaining skills necessary to reach their educational objectives.  Includes time management, memory techniques, textbook reading, note taking, test taking, and resource utilization.


 


MATH 044 - Mathematics

Prerequisites:     ASSET score of  32 to 40 on Numeric Skills
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Reviews fractions and decimals.  Concentrates on ratios, proportions, percents, measurement, signed numbers, equations, and their applications.



 MATH 050  -  Basic Algebra

Prerequisites:      MATH 044  or  ASSET Score of 41+ on Numeric Skills
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Reviews signed numbers and simple equation solving.  Concentrates on integer exponents, scientific notation, linear and literal equations, polynomial operations, polynomial factoring, and graphing skills in preparation for intermediate algebra.


 


MATH 111  -  Intermediate  Algebra

Prerequisites:     MATH 050 Basic Algebra or
                         ASSET Score of 41+ on Numerical Skills
                         and 40+ on Elementary Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Presents an in-depth study of fundamental concepts and operations of algebra including real numbers, roots, linear equations, inequalities, graphing, systems of equations, polynomials, factoring, scientific notation, introduction to logarithms, rational expressions, quadratic equations, and conversions of English and metric units.

 

 


MATH 136  -  College Algebra

Prerequisites:     MATH111 Intermediate Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Presents an in-depth study of functions, quadratic, polynomial, radical, and rational equations, radicals, complex numbers, systems of equations, matrices, and exponential and logarithmic functions. 

 


MATH 137  -  Trigonometry w/Analytic Geometry

Prerequisites:     MATH 111 Intermediate Algebra
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Presents an in-depth study of right triangle trigonometry, oblique triangles, vectors, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities and equations and complex numbers in rectangular and polar/trigonometric forms, rectangular and polar coordinates, rational functions and conics.

 


PHIL 101  -  Introduction to Philosophy

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading
Co-requisites:     None  

Description:  Introduces the student to recurring ideas and thought systems represented in the literature and lives of great thinkers and examines philosophical principles such as foundations of morality, skepticism, the nature of knowledge, the nature of mind, free will and determinism, and the existence of God.  Emphasizes the evaluation of arguments and analysis of concepts.

 

 


PHIL 102 - Introduction to Ethics

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Introduces the student to the ethical domain as a field of philosophy by examining major concepts such as happiness, virtues and rules, and applies them to practical moral problems.



PHYS 101  -  Physics I

Prerequisites:     MATH 121 or MATH 137 Trigonometry
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  An introduction to the basic concepts of mechanics, including force and torque; linear and rotational motion, work, energy and power, fluids, and the physics of heat.



POLS 101 - Introduction to American Government and Politics

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading and Writing
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Studies federalism, theories of the origins and purposes of government and other aspects of the American government including interest groups, political parties, and the electoral process.  Emphasis is placed on constitutional backgrounds and the organization and functions of the executive, legislative, and judicial segments of the national government, civil liberties and civil rights, public, opinion, media, bureaucracies, and domestic and foreign policy. 

 


PSYC 101  -  Introduction to Psychology

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Introduction to Psychology provides a general survey of the science of psychology.  It includes the study of research methodology, emotion, biological foundations, learning and cognition, perception, development, personality, abnormal psychology, and social psychology.



PSYC 201  -  Lifespan Development

Prerequisites:     PSYC 101
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Examines human growth and development through the prenatal, child, adolescent, and adult stages of life.  Physical, emotional, psychosocial, and cognitive influences from conception to death will be addressed. 

 


SPAN 101  -  Spanish Level I

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  An introductory course in Spanish.  Focuses on developing student's capacity to use the language and to appreciate Hispanic cultures.  Emphasis is placed on skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and on grammar acquisition. 

 


SPAN 102 - Spanish Level II

Prerequisites:     SPAN 101 or ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  Continues the study of Spanish for students who have had the equivalent of one semester of college-level Spanish.  Introduces advanced grammar structure and additional vocabulary to further develop speaking, reading, writing and listening skills and appreciation of Hispanic cultures.  

 


SOCI 111  -  Introduction to Sociology

Prerequisites:     ASSET Score of 41+ on Reading, Writing, & Numerical
Co-requisites:     None

Description:  A survey course designed to introduce the students to the science of human society, including fundamental concepts, descriptions, and analysis of society, culture, the socialization process, social institutions, and social change.



Terms:

Prerequisite:

The student must have completed this course before enrolling in the indicated course.

Co-requisite:

The student must be enrolled in this course at the same time as the indicated course.

 

(January2008)