Electronics Course Descriptions

ELN 131 Analog Electronics I

This course introduces the characteristics and applications of semiconductor devices and circuits. Emphasis is placed on analysis, selection, biasing, and applications. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ELC 131
Corequisite: MAT 122
ELN 131 Course Outline


ELN 132 Analog Electronics II

This course covers additional applications of analog electronic circuits with an emphasis on analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (IC). Topics include amplification, filtering, oscillation, voltage regulation, and other analog circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot analog electronic circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ELN 131
Corequisite: None
ELN 132 Course Outline


ELN 133 Digital Electronics

This course covers combinational and sequential logic circuits. Topics include number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to construct, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot digital circuits using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ELC 112 or ELC 131
Corequisite: ELN 133A
ELN 133 Course Outline


ELN 133A Digital Electronics Lab

This course provides a lab that allows students the opportunity to enhance their understanding of digital electronics. Emphasis is placed on number systems, Boolean algebra, logic families, medium scale integration (MSI) and large scale integration (LSI) circuits, analog to digital (AD) and digital to analog (DA) conversion, and other related topics. Upon completion students should be able to demonstrate a general understanding of digital fundamentals.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 1
Prerequisites: ELC 112 or ELC 131
Corequisite: ELN 133
ELN 133A Course Outline: Not Available


ELN 229 Industrial Electronics

This course covers semiconductor devices used in industrial applications. Topics include the basic theory, application, and operating characteristics of semiconductor devices. Upon completion, students should be able to construct and/or troubleshoot these devices for proper operation in an industrial electronic circuit.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ELC 112, ELC 131, or ELC 140
Corequisite: None
ELN 229 Course Outline: Not available


ELN 232 Introduction to Microprocessors

This course introduces microprocessor architecture and microcomputer systems including memory and input/output interfacing. Topics include low-level language programming, bus architecture, I/O systems, memory systems, interrupts, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret, analyze, verify, and troubleshoot fundamental microprocessor circuits and programs using appropriate techniques and test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: ELN 133
Corequisite: None
ELN 232 Course Outline


ELN 234 Communication Systems

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronic communication systems. Topics include the frequency spectrum, electrical noise, modulation techniques, characteristics of transmitters and receivers, and digital communications. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret analog and digital communication circuit diagrams, analyze transmitter and receiver circuits, and use appropriate communication test equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: ELN 132 or ELN 140 and MAT 122
Corequisite: None
ELN 234 Course Outline


ELN 247 Electronic Applications Project

This course provides a structured approach to an electronics application-oriented project. Emphasis is on selecting, planning, implementing, testing, and presenting an application-oriented project. Upon completion, students should be able to present and demonstrate an electronics application-oriented project.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: ELN 131
Corequisite: None
ELN 247 Course Outline


ELN 275 Troubleshooting

This course covers techniques for analyzing and repairing failures in electronic equipment. Topics include safety, signal tracing, use of service manuals, and specific troubleshooting methods for analog, digital, and other electronics-based circuits and systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and isolate faults logically and perform necessary repairs to meet manufacturers' specifications.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisites: ELN 232 and ELN 132
Corequisite: None
ELN 275 Course Outline: Not Available