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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.

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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

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 210  Introduction to Microelectronics

This course introduces the field of microelectronics and semiconductor processing. Topics include an overview of the industry, job requirements and opportunities, vocabulary, and types of microelectronics devices manufactured. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basics of semiconductor materials, properties, and fabrication procedures. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

ELN 210 Course Outline: Not available

ELN 215  Semiconductor Physics

This course introduces solid state physics and emphasizes semiconductors. Topics include quantum physics, the atom, solid state devices, and semiconductor and integrated circuit fabrication techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to apply these principles of physics to basic semiconductor fabrication. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: ELN 131 or ELN 210

Corequisite: None

ELN 215 Course Outline: Not available

ELN 220  Semiconductor Analysis

This course covers the field of microelectronics and semiconductor processing. Topics include circuit layout, mask making, photolithography diffusion, and thin-film processes for wafer fabrication. Upon completion, students should be able to identify different types of measuring, testing, and inspection equipment used for microelectronics circuits and understand failure analysis. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Microelectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 4

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELN 210

Corequisite: None

ELN 220 Course Outline: Not available

ELN 225  Microprocessing Design

This course provides an in-depth study of the field of microelectronics and microchip processing technology. Topics include oxidation, diffusion, photolithography, and metallization. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of bipolar and unipolar IC processes developed by a study of design rules and other process parameters. This course is a unique concentration requirement in the Microlectronics concentration of the Electronics Engineering Technology program.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELN 215

Corequisite: None

ELN 225 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 236  Fiber Optics and Lasers

This course introduces the fundamentals of fiber optics and lasers. Topics include the transmission of light, characteristics of fiber optic and lasers and their systems, fiber optic production, types of lasers, and laser safety. Upon completion, students should be able to understand fiber optic communications and basic laser fundamentals.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: ELN 131

Corequisite: None

ELN 236 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 ale 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
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