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.
PR/CR: MAT 118
ELT 118 (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.
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.
PR: ELT 110
ELT 123 (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)
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.
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).
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.
PR: ELT 110
PR/CR: CIS 221
ELT 270 (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
PR: ELT 231