Electronics/Robotics

updated 8/20/14



ERA 101
Electronics Assembly (4) (Formerly ELT 113)
Techniques of electronics assembly using though-hole and surface mount components. Schematics and computer aided design will be studied. Heavy emphasis placed on personal and component safety and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). Pre/Corequisite: MATH 098, ENGL 099 or equivalents.

ERA 105
Industrial Computer Operation (3)
Best practices computer operations in an industrial environment. Topics include Windows operation system navigation, hardware maintenance and various industrial software interfaces. Pre/Corequisite: MATH 098, ENGL 099 or equivalents.

ERA 115
DC Electronics (5) (Formerly ELT 115)
Analysis and troubleshooting of DC circuits including Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, and Kirchoff’s Laws; and Thevenin and Norton equivalents. Class will emphasize DC circuit principles. Prerequisite: ERA 101.

ERA 120
Sensor Technology (3)
How to use, repair and calibrate electronic sensors that measure heat, light, magnetism, pressure, flow and liquid level.

ERA 121
AC Electronics (5) (Formerly ELT 121)
Analysis and troubleshooting of AC circuits. The effects of devices such as capacitors, inductors and transformers in filter combinations are studied, along with the effects of alternating current and magnetism. Prerequisite: MATH 115, ERA 115.

ERA 150
Robotics I (3)
An introduction to the principles of robotics. Prerequisite: one quarter of prior programming.

ERA 151
Mechanical/Fluid Systems (3)
Mechanical forces, simple machines and the relationships between mass, force, and time, and those applications to mechanics. Hydraulic and pneumatic forces and component systems will also be studied and demonstrated. Prerequisite: ERA 101.

ERA 212
Digital Electronics (5) (Formerly ELT 212)
Digital logic systems and devices, boolean and hexadecimal numbering systems, combinational logic sequences and application of logic systems. Lab section emphasizes safety and electro-static discharge avoidance. Prerequisite: MATH 115, ERA 115.

ELT 213
Small Signal Amplifiers w/lab (5)
Small signal amplifiers using bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors studied. Circuit gain, input and output impedance and bandwidth calculations are used to predict circuit operation. Troubleshooting techniques practiced. Op amp circuits are studied.

ERA 230
Robotics II (4)
Students learn the mechanical, electronic and software features of autonomous robots. Prerequisite: ERA 150, ELT 115, CST 224.

ERA 250
Automation I (4)
An introductory study of the principles of Automation. This includes: Thyristors, Electric Motors, Motor Controls, Ladder Logic and Closed Loop Systems. Prerequisites: ELT 121, ERA 120, ERA 151.

ERA 251
Automation II (4)
Topics covered include electric motors, motor controls work cell robotics, and a very heavy emphasis on programmable logic controllers. Prerequisite: ERA 250.

ERA 270
Robotic III (4)
A third course in Robotics. Topics covered are: infrared range sensing, navigation principles of autonomous robots, behavior based control, and characteristics of work cell robotics. Prerequisite: ERA 230.