Electronics Engineering Technology- CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY- CURRICULUM AND CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Experts predict that the 21st century will continue to be dominated by unprecedented advancements in knowledge and science, largely attributable to the accelerated growth in electronics technology.  As the electronic systems and equipment that power our personal and professional lives become more pervasive and integral to our existence, the expertise of the electronics technologist is increasingly vital.  The Electronics Engineering Technology degree program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).

The Electronics Engineering Technology program provides graduates with a diverse knowledge base and a comprehensive understanding of the principles of electricity, microcomputers, communications and industrial electronics.  Graduates have the ability to apply these concepts in solving technical and scientific problems.  Emphasis on practical skills and state-of-the-art applications ensure immediate applicability to the needs of industry.

Students will take the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) and journeyman level assessment exams.  Once the CETa certificate is earned, students are then eligible for additional industry-recognized assessment exams.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program contributes to the green economy by recycling and reusing motors and other electronic equipment components for student projects.

Students enrolling in the Electronics Engineering Technology program have two degree options to choose from:

Electronics Engineering Technology General Option

The General Option focuses on the fundamentals of the technology driving today’s systems, including computer systems, telecommunications, networks, wireless, controls and instrumentation.  Graduates have a broad knowledge base that qualifies them for challenging career-entry positions in the dynamic electronics fields.  The Electronics Engineering Technology General Option is accredited by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization, Technical Operations, Collegiate Training Initiative.

Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Engineering Technology Option

The Biomedical Engineering Technology Option provides Electronics Engineering Technology students and graduates with an intensive, hands-on experience that concentrates on general biomedical equipment with an introduction to diagnostic imaging.  Students in this option will also become qualified to take the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) certification exam.

The Biomedical Equipment Technology One Semester Certificate is also available for those who have gained electronics knowledge and skills through other means such as industry experience or college studies.  The certificate provides qualified students with the opportunity to develop additional skills needed to enter the biomedical equipment technology field.

Students who are interested in either the biomedical option or certificate need to be aware that criminal background checks are typically required by healthcare organizations prior to an internship and/or employment.

Program Mission

The mission of the Electronics Engineering Technology program is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for a challenging and successful career in the field of electronics through an intensive program that focuses on problem solving and critical thinking.

Program Goals

The goals of the program are to provide the opportunity for students to develop:

  • Effective communication skills including teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Analysis, troubleshooting, and problem solving techniques.
  • Technical knowledge, understanding, and rationale for all applied tasks associated with all major subject areas.
  • Ability to research and utilize component data using specification sheets and reference manuals.
  • Skills in the repair or upgrade of advanced electronics systems.
  • Professional attitudes toward the emerging electronics industry including continuing education.
    CORE CURRICULUM  
      Credit Hours
EET 125 Digital Electronics w/Lab 4
EET 126 DC/AC Circuit Analysis 6
EET 127 DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab 2
EET 131 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits Lab 2
EET 132 Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits 3
EET 140 Microcomputer Hardware, Operation and Repair 4
EET 150 Lasers and Optics 3
EET 210 Electronic Controls with Lab 5
EET 238 Electronic Telecommunications with Lab 3
COM 211 Technical Writing 3
MAT 121 Trigonometry 3
Optional:      
EET 155 Fiber Optic Principles (3)
    SUB-TOTAL 38-41
     
  GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
General Education Requirements 19
   
Must Include:  
MAT 115 College Algebra 3
PHY 101/102 College Physics 4
NST 101 Network Fundamentals 3
May Not Include:  
ASC 104 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab I 4
ASC 106 Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab II 4
  SUB-TOTAL 19
 

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
       
    General Option  
EET 230 Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems 4
EET 250 Capstone with Embedded Controller Application 5
EET 270 Electronic Systems Applications 3
    SUB-TOTAL 12
       
OR      
       
    Biomedical Engineering Technology Option  
EET 105 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
EET 225 Diagnostic Imaging 3
EET 226 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems 4
EET 227 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems Lab 2
OR      
EET 170 Biomedical Engineering Technology Internship 4
    SUB-TOTAL 12-14
       
    GRADUATION REQUIREMENT  
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
    SUB-TOTAL 1
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL 70-75

 

BIOMEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY

Classification of Instructional Programs - 15.0303

One Semester Certificate

    CORE CURRICULUM  
      Credit Hours
EET 105 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
EET 150 Lasers and Optics 3
EET 175 Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship 4
OR      
EET 227 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems Lab 2
EET 225 Diagnostic Imaging 3
EET 226 Biomedical Instrumentation Systems 4
       
    SUB-TOTAL 15-17
       
    GRADUATION REQUIREMENT  
COM 125 Job Search Strategies 1
    SUB-TOTAL 1
       
    PROGRAM TOTAL 16-18

 

EET 105  Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology.  This course is an overview of the body systems, structures, and functions.  Emphasis is placed on the nervous, cardiovascular and respiratory systems.  3 credit hours.

EET 120  Basic Electricity and Electronics.  This course introduces the fundamental concepts of electricity/electronics and test equipment to non-electrical/electronic majors.  Topics include basic DC and AC principles (voltage, current, resistance, and impedance); components (resistors, inductors, capacitors, and semi-conductors); power; and the operation of test equipment.  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to construct and analyze/troubleshoot basic DC and AC circuits (series, parallel, and series-parallel).  3 credit hours.

EET 125  Digital Electronics w/Lab.  Logic design, combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, timing concepts, digital arithmetic operations and circuits, integrated circuit logic families, MSI/LSI logic circuits, memory devices and circuits, microprocessor architecture, instruction types and addressing modes and memory organization.  Also includes a laboratory course with experiments designed to support this course.  Prerequisite:  MAT 051 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

EET 126  DC/AC Circuit Analysis.  This course teaches theoretical and practical analysis of electrical physics, conductors, semiconductors, and insulators.  Topics include resistance, capacitance, inductance, application of laws and theorems, conversion of electrical units, power, and energy.  Also included is theoretical analysis of DC and AC series and parallel combinational circuits, voltage dividers, magnetism, and electromagnetism.  Other topics include:  test equipment and meter scales, waveforms and waveform analysis, vector analysis, reactive circuits, and filter construction and application.  Concurrent:  EET 127.  6 credit hours.

EET 127  DC/AC Circuit Analysis Lab.  This laboratory is designed to teach theory of diagnosis and use of electronic instruments in conjunction with electrical safety.  It is also designed to provide practical experience in the construction, analysis, and troubleshooting of basic electronic circuits.  Concurrent:  EET 126.  2 credit hours.

EET 131  Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits Lab.  This laboratory is designed to provide practical experience in the construction, analysis and troubleshooting of electronic devices.  Breadboarding of circuits utilizing electronic devices will be performed.  Prerequisite:  EET 127.  Concurrent:  EET 132.  2 credit hours.

EET 132  Semiconductor Devices and Analog Circuits.  This course teaches the analysis and design of circuits, utilizing both discrete and integrated circuit components, are implemented into various system applications. Topics include: electronic conduction in conductors and semiconductors, the pn junction, diodes, diode circuits, special purpose diodes, bipolar transistors, transistor fundamentals, transistor biasing, AC models, amplifiers, field effect transistors (FET), FET circuits, operational amplifiers, amplifier frequency effects, negative feedback, and linear op-amp circuits.  Prerequisite:  EET 126.  Concurrent:  EET 131.  3 credit hours.

EET 140  Microcomputer Hardware, Operation and Repair.  This course teaches: operating systems; motherboards; central processing units (CPUs); power supplies; input and output devices; magnetic storage devices; laptops; troubleshooting, repair, and introduction to networking.  Also includes laboratory work with experiments designed to support course objectives.  4 credit hours.

EET 150  Lasers and Optics.  This course teaches the fundamentals of lasers and optics.  It covers the nature and properties of light, optical handling and positioning, light sources, laser safety, basic geometric optics, basic physical optics, and principles of laser operation.  Corequisite:  MAT 071 or equivalent or placement into college-level algebra.    3 credit hours.

EET 155  Fiber Optic Principles.  This course teaches the principles of fiber optics, fiber optic networks, optical fiber cable types, estimating and bidding for fiber optic installation, specifying fiber optic cable, and understanding the guidelines for fiber optic design and installation.  The course also covers the principles of fiber optic hardware to include connectors, splices, tools, and test equipment.  Planning the fiber installation, fiber optic safety, pulling the fiber, and fiber restoration are also covered.  3 credit hours.

EET 170  Biomedical Engineering Technology Internship.  The internship is a work experience in a biomedical facility under the supervision of an experienced biomedical engineering technician or biomedical equipment technician.  The student will assist in the performance of safety inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and calibration of various medical equipment.  Corequisite:  EET 105.  4 credit hours.

EET 175  Biomedical Equipment Technology Internship.  The internship is a work experience in a biomedical facility under the supervision of an experienced biomedical engineering technician or biomedical equipment technician.  The student will assist in the performance of safety inspections, preventive maintenance, repairs and calibration of various medical equipment.  Corequisite:  EET 226.  4 credit hours.

EET 210  Electronic Controls with Lab.  This course includes operational amplifiers for industrial applications, linear integrated circuits for industrial applications, A/D and D/A conversion, DC motors and generators, industrial control devices and circuits, power control devices and circuits, thyristors, optical electronics control devices, temperature and humidity transducers, industrial control applications and circuits, pulse modulation techniques, data acquisition, and industrial telemetry and data communication.  Also includes a laboratory course with experiments designed to support this course.  Prerequisites:  EET 125, EET 132 and EET 131.  5 credit hours.

EET 225  Diagnostic Imaging.  This course covers the theory of diagnostic imaging.  Primarily the theory of x-ray imaging is covered.  Safety issues related to servicing x-ray equipment are also covered.  An overview of nuclear and ultrasound imaging is taught.  Prerequisites:  EET 125, EET 132 and EET 131.  3 credit hours.

EET 226  Biomedical Instrumentation Systems.  Topics taught in this course are sensors, transducers, and electronic circuits associated with biomedical instrumentation.  Operation, maintenance, diagnostics, calibration, and preventive maintenance of various types of biomedical instrumentation will be covered.  Origination of biopotentials will be discussed.  Electrodes and circuitry used to record electroencephalograms, electromyography, and electrocardiograms will be analyzed.  Prerequisites:  EET 105, EET 140, and EET 210.  4 credit hours.

EET 227  Biomedical Instrumentation Systems Lab.  This lab course covers sensors, transducers, and electronic circuits associated with biomedical instrumentation.  Operation, maintenance, diagnostics, preventive maintenance, calibration, and electrical safety tests will be performed on various types of biomedical instrumentation.  Electrodes and circuitry used to record electroencephalograms, electromyography, and electrocardiograms will be analyzed.  Corequisite:  EET 226.  2 credit hours.

EET 230  Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems.  This course teaches system-level design of embedded systems with a top-down design approach.  Assembly language programming skills are developed using editor/assembler software.  The lectures teach fundamental concepts, theory and design principles of embedded systems, while the labs provide students the opportunities to apply the learned concepts.  Topics will include:  basic concepts of embedded control systems and applications of microcontrollers, basics of structured programming using assembly language, architecture of the microcontroller, interfacing with off-chip peripheral hardware, and microcontroller programming techniques.  Prerequisites:  EET 125 and EET 140 with a grade of “C” or better.  4 credit hours.

EET 238  Electronic Telecommunications with Lab.  This course is designed to study all the relevant aspects of communications systems.  Topics include:  signals and their spectra; noise; amplitude; frequency, angle, and phase modulation; analog to digital conversion; radio telemetry; transmission lines; antennas; antenna wave propagation; and lasers and fiber optic techniques.  The course also includes a laboratory component where digital and analog communication systems are emphasized.  Prerequisites:  EET 131 and EET 132.  3 credit hours.

EET 250  Capstone with Embedded Controller Application.  This course provides a comprehensive technical survey of the important topics in production automation systems and systems integration.  It combines the hardware configuration, input/output modules, memory organizations, and instruction sets of several different programmable controllers with ladder logic, flow line production, industrial robotics, group technology, flexible manufacturing systems, automated inspection, process control, and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).  Students design and model a CIM system using an embedded controller and electronics components/technology that have been taught in previous Electronics Engineering Technology classes. Skills in system design and layout, controller design, hardware interfacing, control and timing implementation, and software interfacing are developed.  Prerequisites:  EET 210 and EET 230.  5 credit hours.

EET 270  Electronic Systems Applications.  This course teaches students to analyze and design the applications of electronic systems in today's world. Topics include radio frequency (RF) signal analysis with spectrum analyzer, avionics system analysis, wireless data transmission, transceiver design and implementation, cables and cabling concepts, soldering standards, fiber optics, robotics design and implementation, and access and fire control systems. This course is primarily lab focused where application of electronic systems are emphasized.  Prerequisite:  EET 210 with a grade of “C” or better.  Corequisite:  EET 238.  3 credit hours.

EET 299  Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology.  Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology (EET) may include instruction on topics not covered in other EET courses.  Topics covered in other EET courses may also be covered in more depth in this special topics course.  Projects may be undertaken in any area related to the major program with credit hours determined by the level and amount of involvement.  The minimum involvement required for one credit is 30 contact hours.  The specific topic(s), objectives, plan of instruction, and evaluation criteria must be documented in the syllabus; approved by the Department/Division Chair; and filed in the Academic Records Office.  Students may complete more than one Special Topics course, provided that the credits earned in this manner do not exceed a total of four (4) credits.  1-4 credit hours.