School of Electronics Technology
School of Electronics Technology

Computer And Electronics Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Norwood, MA Campus

Course Descriptions

ET115 DC Electronics | 4 credit hours

A study of electronic laws and components in DC circuits, emphasizing the study and application of network theorems interrelating voltage, current and resistance. Students apply practical mathematics as it supports understanding the principles of electronics. A laboratory provides practical experience using both physical components and computer-generated simulations. Corequisite or Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

ET145 AC Electronics | 4 credit hours

This course covers an analysis of reactive components as they relate to an AC sine wave. Transformers, filters and resonant circuits are studied in this course. Laboratory supports the theory and continues the use of both physical components and computer-generated models. Prerequisite: ET115 DC Electronics; Corequisite or Prerequisite: GE192 College Mathematics II or equivalent

ET156 Introduction to C Programming | 4 credit hours

This course is designed to help students with the fundamental concepts and terminology of computer programming and practical skills in designing, writing and debugging simple computer programs in C. Prerequisite: TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent

ET215 Electronic Devices I | 4 credit hours

Students in this course study solid state devices, including diodes and transistors. Emphasis is placed on linear amplifiers and DC switching applications. Laboratory projects involve constructing, testing and troubleshooting circuits using solid state devices. Prerequisite: ET145 AC Electronics

ET245 Electronic Devices II | 4 credit hours

Students study integrated circuits such as those used in communications and control systems. The circuits include, but are not limited to, amplifiers, timing circuits, summation amplifiers, active filters and oscillators. Laboratory projects include constructing, testing and troubleshooting circuits containing operational amplifiers. Prerequisite: ET215 Electronic Devices I

ET255 Digital Electronics I | 4 credit hours

This course is a study of the fundamental concepts of digital electronics. The focus in this course is on combinatorial logic. In lab, students construct, test and troubleshoot digital circuits. Prerequisite: ET215 Electronic Devices I

ET275 Electronic Communications Systems I | 4 credit hours

In this course, several methods of signal transmission and reception are covered, including such techniques as mixing, modulating and amplifying. Prerequisites: ET245 Electronic Devices II, ET255 Digital Electronics I, GE192 College Mathematics II or equivalent

ET285 Digital Electronics II | 4 credit hours

This course continues the study of digital electronics. The focus in this course is on sequential logic. In lab, students construct, test and troubleshoot digital circuits. Prerequisites: ET245 Electronic Devices II, ET255 Digital Electronics I

ET315 Electronic Communications Systems II | 4 credit hours

A continuation of Electronic Communications Systems I, this course emphasizes digital techniques and the transmission and recovery of information. Prerequisites: ET275 Electronic Communications Systems I, ET285 Digital Electronics II

ET345 Control Systems | 4 credit hours

Students examine the control of systems with programmable units. Applying digital logic to control industrial processes is emphasized. Prerequisite: ET285 Digital Electronics II

ET355 Microprocessors | 4 credit hours

Students study the architecture, interfacing and programming of a microprocessor, including interfacing the microprocessor with memory and with input and output devices. In lab, students will write, run and debug programs. Prerequisite: ET285 Digital Electronics II

ET365 Computer and Electronics Capstone Project | 4 credit hours

Final capstone project with fundamental review provides the students with a significant design experience and integration of knowledge in electronics and computer gained in previous coursework, as well as a means to practice problem-solving and team work, project management, technical writing, and technical presentation skills. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including ET315 Electronic Communications Systems II or equivalent and ET355 Microprocessors or equivalent

GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE184 Problem Solving | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course introduces students to problem solving techniques and helps them apply the tools of critical reading, analytical thinking and mathematics to help solve problems in practical applications.

GE192 College Mathematics II | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: exponential and logarithmic equations and functions, graphs of trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, polar coordinates, oblique triangles, vectors and sequences. Prerequisite: GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE253 Physics | A 4 credit hour Science course

Students in this course study the concepts of general physics. Practical applications demonstrate the theory. Prerequisite: GE192 College Mathematics II or equivalent

GE273 Microeconomics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

GE347 Group Dynamics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

IT120 Network Standards and Protocols | 4 credit hours

TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society, including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

TB143 Introduction to Personal Computers | 4 credit hours

Organization of a typical Personal Computer (PC) is examined in a given popular operating systems environment. Terminology and concepts related to major PC hardware components and their functions will be discussed consistent with industry standards and practices.

TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development | 4 credit hours

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course


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Computer and Electronics Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2011
Kansas City, MO

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