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Electrical Technology Courses

ELT 110 (3-3-4)

Circuits for Digital Systems I

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. 
Fall only 
PR/CR: MAT 118 

ELT 118 (3-0-3)

Digital Logic

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.

ELT 121 (3-3-4)

Circuits for Digital Systems II

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. 
Spring only 
PR: ELT 110 

ELT 123 (2-0-2)

Electrical Schematics

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. 
Fall only
PR: ELT 121 (Electrical Circuits II)

ELT 230 (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. 
Fall only 
PR: ELT 121

ELT 256 (3-3-4)

Process Control and Instrumentation

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). 
Spring only
PR: ELT 230 

ELT 261 (3-3-4)

Programmable Logic Controls

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

ELT 270 (3-0-3)

Power Electronics

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. 
Spring only 
PR: ELT 231