Electronics, Robotics & Automation

updated 6/17/13


ELT 113
CABLING AND SOLDERING W/LAB (5)
Hands on experience basic to electronic repair. Safety and proper use of tools, component identification, reading and drawing schematic diagrams. Prototyping techniques, soldering and soldering leaded and surface mount components. Wire wrap and proper cabling techniques.

ELT 115
DC ELECTRONICS W/LAB (5)
Basic electronic theorems. DC circuit analysis. Series and parallel circuits.

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

ELT 121
AC ELECTRONICS W/LAB (5)
Analysis and troubleshooting of AC circuits. Capacitors and Inductors are studied. Transformers and filters. Prerequisite: ELT 115

ELT 133
SOLID STATE ELECTRONICS W/LAB (5)
Semiconductor theory. Diodes. Bipolar junction transistors. Field Effect Transistors. Biasing Circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 121

ELT 137
POWER SUPPLIES W/LAB (5)
Half wave and full wave rectifiers, voltage multipliers and power supply filters. Linear power supplies. Monolithic IC regulators. Prerequisite ELT 121. Co-requisite ELT 133

ERA 150
ROBOTICS I (3)
Introduction to the principles of robotics covering work cell robots, autonomous robots, teach mode and an introduction to robotics programming. Prerequisite: one quarter of prior programming.

ERA 151
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS W/LAB (3)
Explore the principles behind simple machines, then apply this knowledge to the study of pneumatic systems.

ELT 201
SOLID STATE DEVICES W/LAB (5)
An introduction to solid state devices. Topics covered are: solid state principles, diodes, transistors and op amps. Prerequisite: ELT 121

ELT 212
COMPUTER ELECTRONICS I W/LAB (4)
Digital Logic Circuitry. Binary numbers. Small Scale and Medium Scale Integration. Boolean Algebra. Combinational and sequential circuitry.

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.

ELT 222
COMPUTER ELECTRONICS II W/LAB (5)
An overview of computer architecture. Numbering systems and an introduction to assembly level programming. Prerequisite: ELT 212

ELT 223
LARGE SIGNAL AMPLIFIERS W/LAB (5)
Audio preamplifier filters. Tone Circuits. Equalizers and crossover networks. Class A, B, AB operations. Common biasing topologies.

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

ELT 235
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS W/LAB (5)
AM, FM, and SSB Modulation, tuners, Class C amplifiers, radio frequency oscillators, Pulse and Digital Modulations, oscillators, Phase Locked Loops, RFID, antennas. Prerequisite: ELT 213

ELT 238
NETWORK TECHNOLOGY W/LAB (4)
LAN setup, connecting LANS to WANs. Network Interface Cards, Client connectivity, network protocols, router configuration. Prerequisite: ELT 212 or instructor permission.

ELT 242
NETWORK TECHNOLOGY II W/LAB (4)
Course concentrates on materials commonly associated with Security+ certification. Coverage includes risk identification, intrusion detection, encrypted communication, firewalls and basic forensics. Prerequisite: ELT 238.

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

ERA 251
AUTOMATION II W/LAB (4)
A second course in automation and robotics. Topics covered include electric motors, motor controls work cell robotics, and a very heavy emphasis on programmable logic controllers. Prerequisite: ERA 250

ELT 270
ROBOTIC III W/LAB (4)
A third course in Robotics. Topics covered are: infrared range sensing, navigation principles of autonomous robots, behavior based control, and characteristics of workcell robots.