Electronics Course Descriptions

ELT 111 Computer Applications for Technicians (2 credit hours)
Introduction to personal computers, using Windows-based operating system and applications to create and edit technical documents using the Internet, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. F S

ELT 131 Residential Wiring (3 credit hours)
Single phase power distribution and transmission systems; interpretation and use of National Electrical Code; interpretation of blueprints and wiring techniques as applied from service entrance to load. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or MAT 094 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. F S

ELT 134 Motors, Controls, and Drives (3 credit hours)
Learn about electrical symbols, ladder and wiring diagrams, used motors and motor control circuits, including DC, single- and three-phase, electromagnetic, and DC and AC electronic controllers. Emphasis on control, wiring, and troubleshooting of motors and control circuits. Prerequisite: ELT 150 with a grade of C or higher. S

ELT 150 Introduction to Electricity and Electronics (3 credit hours)
DC and AC circuits and test instruments; following national skill standards (EIA/EIF), includes work habits; basic and practical skills; and survey of motors, relays, and transformers. Prerequisite: MAT 060 or MAT 094 or equivalent with a grade of C or higher. F S

ELT 155 Digital Control Systems (3 credit hours)
Digital control using a microcontroller; software control of counters, sequencing, logical decisions, digital outputs, digital inputs, analog input to digital conversion, digital to analog output conversion. Prerequisite: credit or concurrent enrollment in ELT 150. S

ELT 171 Analog Control Systems (3 credit hours)
Characteristics and application of electronic components and amplifiers; component identification and testing; circuit construction, operation, and troubleshooting of analog control systems. Prerequisite: ELT 150. S

ELT 179 Industrial Control Devices (3 credit hours)
Introduction to the electronic control devices and systems used in industry: interface devices, drives, controllers, motors, process control and instrumentation, industrial process techniques, detectors, sensors, and programmable controllers. F

ELT 191 Security and Home Automation (3 credit hours)
Security, surveillance, and automation controls; components, systems and the structured wiring used in home security, automation, and entertainment; requirements for distributing and interfacing security systems, automation controls, communication, and entertainment in homes. Prerequisite: ELT 150. F

ELT 231 Programmable Controllers (3 credit hours)
Programmable logic controllers with emphasis on creating application programs to solve control problems. Course includes an overview of PLC systems, number systems, I/O modules, basic and advanced instructions, system configuration, and troubleshooting. Prerequisite: ELT 179. S

ELT 292 Process Control (3 credit hours)
Process control concepts using advanced capabilities of PLC systems: interfacing devices, process controllers, pressure, temperature, flow and level measurement, A/D, D/A, PID control, and Human Machine Interface (HMI) using RSView32 to monitor and control machines and processes. Prerequisite: ELT 231. F

ELT 293 Industrial Control Networks (3 credit hours)
Control networks used in industry; devices, media, protocols, and test equipment used to control devices and acquire data. Serial, DH-485, CAN, and Ethernet. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or approval of instructor or department chair. S

ELT 295 Modicon Automation and Control (3 credit hours)
Modicon M340 automation controller; configure I/O and data communications; create control programs using IEC 61131-3 international languages to include function block diagrams, structured text, and ladder diagram programming; interfacing and programming touchscreen terminals. Prerequisite: ELT 231 or approval of instructor or department chair. S

ELT 299 Robotics and Automation (3 credit hours)
Robotics fundamentals: capabilities and applications, mechanical and electrical requirements, operation, and programming; automation techniques and devices, controls and feedback mechanisms, servo motors and motion control. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or approval of instructor or department chair. F

EST 113 Work Experience and Ethics (1 credit hour)
Preparation of resume and cover letter; detailed journal documenting internship; introduction to work ethics and traits that employers look for in current and prospective employees.

MFT 113 Introduction to Hydraulics and Pneumatics (3 credit hours)
Introduction to theory and applications of fluid and pneumatic power transfer and control. S

MFT 117 Pumps, Compressors, and Vacuum Systems (3 credit hours)
Theory and operation of centrifugal and metering pumps, piston and rotary type compressors, safety valves, pressure regulators, oil and water separators, and dryers; vacuum pumps, surfaces and cups, gauges. S

WLD 111 Introduction to Welding (4 credit hours)
(IAI MTM 936) Selection and use of electric arc, oxyacetylene, inert gas, and wire-feed welders; emphasis on skills and competencies demanded by industry. F S Su