Course Descriptions - Electrical Technology

ELT110 Circuits for Digital Systems I (3-3-4)

This course is an introduction to direct current (DC) circuits. Digital systems and circuits using logical gates may also be briefly introduced. Basic DC circuits entails a study of Ohm's Law and use of the law to theoretically predict measured voltages, currents, resistances and power through resistors connected in series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Students use voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, multimeters, and oscilloscopes for measurement and troubleshooting. PR/CR: MAT 118 Fall only

ELT118 Digital Logic (3-0-3)

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of number systems, Boolean algebra, logic gates, codes, binary arithmetic and digital circuits using Integrated Circuit Technology.

ELT121 Circuits for Digital Systems II (3-3-4)

This course is a continuation of circuits including AC circuits as applicable to electrical/electronic systems. The principle, application, and troubleshooting of the capacitor, inductor, and transformer are discussed. Basic AC circuits, including series and parallel RLC circuits are covered, along with circuit calculation using vector analysis, simulation using computer software, and measurement or troubleshooting using the oscilloscope. Power analysis, including power factor and power triangles, is also covered.

PR: ELT 110 Spring only

ELT123 Eletrical Schematics (2-0-2)

This course offers a broad overview of schematics and diagrams. Topics include electrical symbols, component identification, Block diagrams, pictorial diagrams, three- dimensional drawings, and print reading.

PR: ELT 121 (Electrical Circuits II) Fall only

ELT153 Circuits I (3-3-4)

This course is an introduction to passive DC linear circuits. Topics covered include Ohm's Law, series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. An introduction to capacitance is included. AC voltage and current are also introduced. CR: MAT 136 F

ELT154 Circuits II (3-3-4)

This is a study of network theorems, capacitance, inductance, and the application of phasors and impedance concepts to the solution of linear AC circuits.

PR: ELT 115, ELT 153 and MAT 136 CR: MAT 137 S

ELT230 Electronics (4-3-5)

This course is an introduction to the electronic building blocks that are used in all modern silicon based integrated circuitry. Component operations, applications, and the use and troubleshooting of these components are covered. Topics include an overview of semiconductor materials and the P-N junction, various diodes (rectifier, switching, zener) and their uses, an overview of basic power supply circuits, characteristics and operations of PNP and NPN bipolar junction transistors (BJT), BJT amplifier circuits and uses, the operation and use of MOS and SMOS field-effect transistors, inverting and non-inverting operational amplifiers and their use in analog and digital applications, LC and RC sine-wave oscillators and crystal oscillators, silicon rectified controller (SCRs), diac and triac thyristors, and optoelectronics.

PR: ELT 121 Fall only

ELT254 Microcomputer Interfacing (3-3-4)

Various techniques, including the software and hardware necessary to enable a microprocessor to communicate efficiently with other devices, are presented in this course.

PR: ELT 133 and ELT 153 F

ELT256 Process Control and Instrumentation (3-3-4)

This course is an introduction to process control fundamentals and the application of digital controllers in a process environment. Analog and digital signal conditioning interfacing stand-alone computers using signal processing software, and the basics of automatic process control are studied. The course will also discuss the use of Programmable Logical Controllers (PLCs).

PR: ELT 230 Spring only

ELT261 Programmable Logic Controls (3-3-4)

This course is an introduction to the Logic and Programming of Logical Devices used in system controls. The course covers Binary, Octal and Hexadecimal number systems and introduces the elements of Assembly Programming, Logical gates, and the operations of Boolean algebra using standard digital waveforms. This course also includes Shift Registers and Counters, Adders and triggering clocks using specialized software, Digital-to-Analog conversion methodology, decoders and multiplexers.

PR: ELT 110 PR/CR: CIS 221 Fall only

ELT270 Power Electronics (3-0-3)

This course introduces linear integrated power amplifiers, switches, and regulators. Component operations and application and the use and troubleshooting of these components is covered. Topics include power parameter calculations, principles of power electronics prototype and printed circuit board (pcb) layout, linear integrated circuit power amplifiers for intermediate audio signal amplification, discrete linear power amplifiers for signals with higher power requirements, power switches, switching power, thyristor uses in commercial power line applications, power conversion, and permanent magnet motor drivers.

PR: ELT 231 Spring only

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