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Electronics Technology - AAS

SCC's Electronics Technology programs are intended to provide a broad base of knowledge, through courses and laboratories.

There are three programs to choose from: 1) Electronics Technology Diploma. 2) Electronics Technology AAS. 3) Biomedical.

The first two semesters include a selection of core courses that result in an Electronics Technology Diploma upon completion.

Students learn the skills of an electronics technician and in addition, develop skills in mechanical design, construction, analysis and repair of various electronic circuits.
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Derek Schreiner - Associate Professor, ext 5211
Email: dschreiner@scciowa.edu
AS & AA, Southeastern Community College
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
Additional study: St. Ambrose University
 

 

Electronics Technology - AAS

SCC's Electronics Technology programs are intended to provide a broad base of knowledge, through courses and laboratories, for a career as an electronic technologist.

 

* Denotes a course option. Select one class from the group of classes listed to satisfy this requirement.

 
 Fall Semester  Credit
  CAD-101 INTRODUCTION TO CAD     3
  CSC-140 COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS     4
  ELT-116 PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS     5
*MAT-127 COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY     5
*MAT-704 MATH APPLICATIONS     5
 
 Spring Semester   
  ELT-232 PLC APPLICATIONS     4
  ELT-355 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I     5
  ENG-111 TECHNICAL WRITING     3
*EGR-420 PLTW DIGITAL ELECTRONICS     3
*ELT-329 DIGITAL ELECTRONICS FOR ET     4
 
 Fall Semester   
  ELT-357 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II     5
  ELT-486 ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY     3
  ELT-630 MICROPROCESSOR/INTERFACING     5
  NET-142 NETWORK ESSENTIALS     3
 
 Spring Semester   
  ELT-435 TELECOMMUNICATIONS     5
  MFG-511 LEAN QUALITY MANUFACTURING     4
  PHY-106 SURVEY OF PHYSICS     4
*PSY-111 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     3
*SOC-110 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY     3
*SOC-114 CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE     3

Electronics Technology - AAS

 

CAD-101 - INTRODUCTION TO CAD

Lecture: 1Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An introduction to computer aided design and drafting. Actual hands-on experience in designing, drawing, and dimensioning using CAD micro-based CAD software. The course presents logical step-by-step instruction about the CAD commands, mode settings, drawing aids, shortcuts and other valuable characteristics of CAD. Finished copies of the students’ work will be made on a printer or plotter.

 

CSC-140 - COMPUTER FUNDAMENTALS

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This course is an introduction to the microcomputer in both hardware and software. The terminology, internal structure, board identification and associated peripheral equipment will be introduced. The Microsoft Office suite will be covered. The operating system will be covered along with structured programming in QBASIC.

 

EGR-420 - PLTW DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is an introduction to fundamental digital circuits and systems presented by study of integrated circuit logic modules. Enphasis is placed on troubleshooting techniques and tools.

 

ELT-116 - PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRONICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course analyzes the physical phenomenon of electricity in direct and alternating current circuits. Circuit analysis shall be through the application of various laws and theorems, and in the laboratory, through the use of typical test equipment. Prerequisite: placement test.

 

ELT-232 - PLC APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This course provides a hands-on approach to develop fundamental knowledge of PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) principles by exposing the student to ladder logic circuits and their practical applications. Ancillary input and output devices used with PLC systems are included as well as elementary electrical machines. While the laboratory utilizes Allen-Bradley PLC's, a generic design approach is stressed during the lectures. Design of practical working control circuits is included to enhance understanding. Also included are the various number systems, digital codes and program commands used in PLC's and integrated systems. Prerequisite: CSC-140 or equivalent.

 

ELT-329 - DIGITAL ELECTRONICS FOR ET

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: An introduction to fundamental digital circuits and systems is presented by study of integrated circuit logic modules. Number systems, coding and elemental Boolean principles are also covered. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting techniques and tools.

 

ELT-355 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS I

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Introduction to semiconductor circuit analysis. The operational characteristics and applications of diodes, bipolar and field-effect transistors, and linear integrated circuits will be examined. Troubleshooting methods and techniques will be discussed and applied in the laboratory. Prerequisite: ELT-116.

 

ELT-357 - ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS II

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: An expansion on the material presented in Electronic Circuits I. This course will examine the op-amp further in its many linear and non-linear applications. Other related linear integrated circuits will be investigated and applied. Basic modulation and demodulation processes will be included. Prerequisite: ELT-355.

 

ELT-435 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Lecture: 4Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: Examines electronic communications topics such as noise, frequency domain analysis, analog and digital modulation methods, transmitters, receivers, multiplexing, digital communications, telephony, transmission lines and wave guides, antennas, wave propagation, microwave and video. Prerequisite: ELT-355 or equivalent.

 

ELT-486 - ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY

Lecture: 2Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Students will use their previous knowledge in electronics to understand and apply real world mechanical applications in the industrial setting. Concepts learned will include fixturing, gearing, motors, and linear motion. Prerequisite: ELT-355.

 

ELT-630 - MICROPROCESSOR/INTERFACING

Lecture: 3Lab: 4OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course is an introduction to techniques and equipment used for a variety of data acquisition requirements. The use of computers, test equipment, sensors and software for data acquisition in an industrial environment will be the main focus. Prerequisites: ELT-355 and ELT-329.

 

ENG-111 - TECHNICAL WRITING

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: Studies the rhetorical techniques specifically oriented to industrial requirements. Applies expository patterns as incorporated within the report apparatus, including such specialized formats as process analysis, progress/ lab reports, feasibility study, and the proposal. Also includes correspondence and application of basic library research skills. Course designed to satisfy specified career program requirements. Prerequisites: Mandatory COMPASS, ACT or AccuPlacer test score and madatory eWrite or WritePlacer score (per SCC Writing Scores & Mandatory Course Placement Chart), or a C- or above in ENG-061, College Preparatory Writing II. No waivers.

 

MAT-127 - COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY

Lecture: 5Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: The study of rational, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions and relations, their graphs and related equalities. The study of the circular functions, graphs, and applications. Vectors, trigonometric properties, equations, identities and complex numbers are treated extensively. Prerequisite: MAT-092 with a grade of at least C- or equivalent or COMPASS Algebra score of 73-92 or ACT Math score of at least 25 or math faculty approval.

 

MAT-704 - MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 5Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 5

Description: This course is offered to technical and other students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics. It is designed as an intermediate level algebra course recommended for students with at least one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the application of mathematical techniques. Students will study the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to electronics and mechanical technology problems. Algebraic manipulation of formulas, equations, radicals, exponents, logarithms, polynomials, rational expressions, systems of linear equations, plane trigonometry, vectors, and graphs of equations are studied. Prerequisite: MAT-062 or MAT-702 or COMPASS Algebra score of 20 or higher or ACT Math score of 20-21 or math faculty approval.

 

MFG-511 - LEAN QUALITY MANUFACTURING

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This course introduces the student to the basic principles of lean manufacturing and quality control inspection tools.

 

NET-142 - NETWORK ESSENTIALS

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course is designed to provide students with the background necessary to understand the local area networking information in Microsoft courses on workstations and networking. This course provides students with the information needed to build a foundation in current networking technology for local area networks, wide area networks and the Internet. Corequisite: CSC-110.

 

PHY-106 - SURVEY OF PHYSICS

Lecture: 3Lab: 2OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 4

Description: This class is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of physics. Measurement, the scientific method, motion, forces, work and energy, simple machines, temperature and heat plus electricity and magnetism will be covered. Lab will be an integral part with activities augmenting the lecture concepts.

 

PSY-111 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: A basic course in the understanding of behavior, designed to give the student a scientific background in the fundamental problems and techniques covered in the field of psychology.

 

SOC-110 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: An analysis of social organization (or the social order). This course deals with the nature of sociology as a science, the original nature of man, the socialization of the individual, the development of groups and group behavior, the nature of culture and culture patterns, the organization of institutions, the nature of social order, the organization of human stratification and examination of major social processes. Special emphasis is placed upon the American cultural patterns.

 

SOC-114 - CONFLICT RESOLUTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3Lab: 0OJT: 0Clinical: 0 Credit: 3

Description: This course will study conflict resolution theories and applications in the workplace. The course will provide students with the opportunity to develop their own effective interpersonal conflict resolution skills as well as skills needed to help employees resolve their conflicts with one another and the skills needed to negotiate contracts. Students will also be introduced to theories and skills needed to apply culturally sensitive principles to conflict resolution.

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