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Discipline: Technology & Health: Electronics and Computer Networking Technology
Course Name Course Number
A+ Certification Preparation CNET 60
  • CNET 60 students will be prepared to take the A+ Certification Exam.
Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework ELEC 62
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solder a surface-mount electronic circuit board to approved industry standards (IPC7711/7721)
Communications Systems ELEC 53
  • Explain circuit operation of various communication circuits.
  • Define common communication terms used in telecommunication circuits.
  • Students completing ELEC 53 will be able to calculate the bandwidth and power characteristics of frequency-modulated signals using the table of normalized Bessel functions.
  • Students completing ELEC 53 will be able to interpret amplitude and frequency characteristics of signals displayed on the spectrum analyzer screen.
  • Evaluate and measure the reception effectiveness of several modulated sources.
  • Measure and record parameters of several modulated sources.
  • Compare and contrast various parameters of different modulation principles.
  • Calculate and analyze various modulation characteristics using a variety of modulation principles.
  • Demonstrate effective use of test equipment during measurements on various communication circuits.
Computer Networks CNET 56
  • Students completing CNET 56 will be able to identify and distinguish among the different media used in network communications.
  • Students completing CNET 56 will be able to determine the most appropriate standards, protocols, and access methods for a given network.
  • Students completing CNET56 will be able to correctly determine an IPv4 address, broadcast address, and network address from a binary IPv4 address and binary subnet mask.
Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting ELEC 12
  • Analyze operational circuit parameters when component values are changed.
  • Demonstrate basic computer operating skills.
  • Course completers will demonstrate the ability to isolate defective components on physical (as opposed to simulated) circuit boards.
  • Demonstrate how to troubleshoot circuits, and replace faulty components through simulation.
  • Analyze circuits for faults.
  • Predict circuit operating parameters based on simulated characteristics.
Customer Relations for the Technician TECH 60
  • Students completing TECH 60 will demonstrate the ability to answer questions in a positive manner in a mock job interview.
  • Describe the benefits of using effective customer contact skills.
  • Students completing TECH 60 will be able to identify qualities employers seek in new hires.
  • Know and use effective communication skills.
  • Compare and contrast hard skills versus soft skills.
  • Compare and contrast ethical decisions made.
  • Know and use effective questioning techniques.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of appropriately used customer contact tools.
  • Demonstrate proper responses and appropriate attire in an interview.
  • Identify and use customer contact tools.
  • Demonstrate proper customer and team interactions.
Digital Electronics ELEC 56
  • Using a state machine design, students will construct a synchronus counter that counts a random number sequence and then repeats.
  • Using the design algorithm, students will design and build a combinational logic control circuit.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Measure logic circuit input and output signals using a variety of testing techniques.
  • Troubleshoot logic circuits and find faults.
  • Evaluate logic circuit parameters from truth tables.
  • Analyze sequential logic circuits and wave forms.
  • Demonstrate reduction techniques of combinational logic.
  • Analyze combinational logic circuits and waveforms.
  • Recognize logic symbols and logic interpretation.
Electronic Assembly and Fabrication ELEC 61
  • Recognize acceptable assembly connections from unacceptable ones.
  • Define or explain various terms used in assembly and manufacturing processes.
  • Design a printed circuit board using computer-aided drafting (CAD).
  • Differentiate between types of assembly techniques and justify the merits of one versus the other.
  • Demonstrate the proper manufacturing techniques of soldering and de-soldering.
  • Students completing ELEC 61 will demonstrate the ability to capture a schematic and render a printed circuit board phototool from an instructor-supplied list of component requirements.
Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC) ELEC 50A
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in DC circuits.
  • Troubleshoot various defects in DC circuitry.
  • Demonstrate proper use of test equipment
  • Measure and record electrical quantities.
  • Students completing ELEC 50A will be able to make accurate readings of voltage, current, and resistance using analog and digital multimeters.
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in DC electronic circuits.
  • As a consequence of significant program modification in which electronics math concepts will be covered in the ELEC 50A theory course, students in ELEC 50A will be able to numerically analyze a series-parallel circuit.
  • Predict unknown electronic quantities before solving electronic formulas.
  • Analyze from schematics various DC unknown quantities.
  • Analyze from problems various DC unknown quantities.
  • Explain circuit operation of various DC circuitry.
Electronics Circuit (AC) ELEC 50B
  • Evaluate the characteristics of frequency selective circuits. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast characteristics of series versus parallel AC circuits. (MO)
  • Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment (oscilloscope, function generator, frequency counter) when measuring electrical quantities in a lab exercise. (MO)
  • Students will be able to accurately measure amplitude and time parameters of a periodic waveform displayed on the oscilloscope screen.
  • Students completing ELEC 50B will be able to employ polar and/or rectangular notation to determine the magnitude and phase shift of an unknown circuit parameter (voltage, current, impedance, and/or power).
  • Analyze operation of AC circuits. (MO)
  • Define common terms and recognize symbols used in AC electronics. (MO)
  • Measure and record AC electrical quantities. (MO)
  • Calculate unknown electrical quantities in AC circuits. (MO)
FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation ELEC 76
  • Students completing ELEC 76 will successfully pass Elements 1 and 3 of the Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License examination.
  • Apply electronic principles as they apply to the Element 3 license.
  • Identify the requirements of the various FCC communication licenses.
  • Identify circumstances where possession of GROL is federally mandated for communications technicians in the marine and aviation radio services.
  • Solve electronic math problems.
  • Explain pertinent communications-related rules and regulations covered in the Element 1 license examination.
Industrial Electronic Systems ELEC 54B
  • Students will be able to describe the key operational advantages of a PLC factory environment, including input, output, and communication protocols.
  • Synthesize the program (software) to the appropriate hardware electrical connection.
  • Compare and contrast PLC programming methods.
  • Demonstrate PLC programming methods.
  • Differentiate number systems and codes used with common PLCs.
  • Identify Programmable Logic Controller components.
  • Explain system applications of various industrial electronic circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various industrial electronic circuits.
  • Define common industrial electronic terms.
  • Students completing ELEC 54B will be capable of assessing the quality of a programmable logic control (PLC) program.
  • Students completing ELEC 54B will be prepared to produce a ladder logic diagram for the control of an industrial process.
Industrial Electronics ELEC 54A
  • Explain operation and applications of various transducers.
  • Measure circuit parameters for various motor control circuits.
  • Compare and contrast various DC and AC motor controls.
  • Compare and contrast various principles of power sources.
  • Identify various principles of optoelectronic components.
  • Analyze various parameters of industrial components and basic circuits.
  • Explain circuit applications of various industrial components and basic circuits.
  • Explain circuit operation of various industrial electronic components.
  • Students will be able to explain the operation of industrial electronic components in circuits
  • Define common industrial electronic terms.
  • Students will be able to make comparative assessments of direct-current (DC) motor controls
Intro to Mechatronics ELEC 10
  • ELEC 10 students will demonstrate proficiency in the assembly and programming of an electromechanical system
Lab Studies Electronics ELEC 81 (VOC)
  • Select a project idea that meets the need of the student.
  • Demonstrate proper use of lab equipment while working on project.
  • Research requisite information required to complete the project.
  • Demonstrate completed project and report outcomes.
  • Plan procedural steps in order to facilitate project completion.
Microcontroller Systems ELEC 74
  • Compare and contrast features of various types of PLDs.
  • Demonstrate a functional interface control circuit for a process control circuit.
  • Program the PIC using the C programming language.
  • Compare and contrast various features of different interfacing devices.
  • Demonstrate the use of interfacing devices in circuit operation.
  • Compare and contrast various features of different process control circuits.
  • Program a PIC microcontroller using a development board.
  • Students in ELEC 74 will use different types of microcontroller platforms (such as Arduino or Fubarino) to implement projects of their own design.
Microwave Communications ELEC 55
  • Students completing ELEC 55 will be able to use the Smith chart to match line and load impedances.
  • Measure common microwave parameters using microwave test equipment.
  • Compare and contrast Smith Chart values from those obtained by formula.
  • Define common microwave terms.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the proper operation of laboratory equipment and correct interpretation of measured results of microwave power (both in milliwatts and dBm) and of standing wave ratio (SWR) as both a voltage ratio and in decibel units in a waveguide-based setup. Both measurements will be made with analog test equipment found in the microwave laboratory.
  • Plot graphically and analyze various microwave characteristics on the Smith Chart.
  • Calculate and analyze various microwave characteristics.
  • Explain system applications of various microwave components.
  • Explain circuit operation of various microwave components.
Network+ Certification Preparation CNET 62
  • CNET 62 students will demonstrate understanding of basic network structures.
  • Students completing CNET 62 will be prepared to pass the CompTIA Network+ examination.
PC Operating Systems CNET 52
  • CNET 52 students will demonstrate the ability to obtain technical information from each Windows operating system.
  • Students completing CNET 52 will be able to install Windows operating systems.
PC Troubleshooting CNET 54
  • Students completing CNET 54 will be able to identify component-level malfunctions in a typical personal computer.
  • Students completing CNET 54 will be able to demonstrate proper use of specific and general-purpose diagnostic aids available to the PC technician.
Personal Computer (PC) Servicing CNET 50
  • Students completing CNET50 will be able to add/remove input and output devices properly on computer systems running current operating systems.
  • Students in CNET 50 will be able to define common terms and recognize symbols used in PC systems.
  • Students completing CNET 50 will demonstrate effective troubleshooting strategies for isolating faults in all major personal computer (PC) subsystems and components.
Preparation for Work Experience TECH 89
  • Student will be able to complete a resume and cover letter to describe their work experiences.
Security+ Certification Preparation CNET 66
  • Students completing CNET 66 will be prepared to pass the CompTIA Security+ examination.
  • Students completing CNET66 will be able to recommend risk mitigation and disaster recovery strategies to an organization.
  • Students completing CNET 66 will be able to "harden" an operating system to protect computers from security threats.
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits ELEC 51
  • Analyze switching circuits and timers.
  • Compare and contrast various oscillator types.
  • Analyze various op-amp design parameters.
  • Measure electrical quantities.
  • Analyze troubleshooting techniques of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Explain system application of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Explain operating parameters of various semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine expected gain and bandwidth of an operational amplifier.
  • Students completing ELEC 51 will be able to determine voltage gain and bandwidth characteristics of a common-emitter transistor amplifier.
Server Systems CNET 58
  • Students completing CNET58 will be able to install and configure local and network storage systems including SAN, NAS, RAID, etc., using current technologies.
  • Students completing CNET58 will be able to install current network operating systems on both physical and virtual environments.
Server+ Certification Preparation CNET 64
  • CNET64 students will demonstrate understanding of storage system fault tolerance.
  • Students completing CNET 64 will be able to install servers into a network environment.
  • Students completing CNET 64 will be prepared to pass the CompTIA Server+ examination.
Technical Applications in Microcomputers ELEC 11
  • 70% of students will produce a spreadsheet with an accompanying chart with no more than two errors in formulas.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free resume in Microsoft Word
  • Demonstrate using the internet to research a given topic.
  • Identify features of computer presentation methods.
  • Implement various database assignments including data manipulation, report generations.
  • Design and implement various spreadsheet assignments including data in chart and graph form.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will be able to produce an expense spreadsheet with a chart in Microsoft Excel.
  • Demonstrate various features of the Windows operating system specifically used in electronic technology.
  • Students completing ELEC 11 will demonstrate the ability to produce a correctly formatted and error-free employment cover letter using Microsoft Word.
  • Design and implement various word processing assignments including: memos, technical reports, and a resume.
  • Define and discuss common vocabulary words associated with technology and computers.
Work Experience in Electronics ELEC 91
  • Follow procedures and protocols already in practice at the work site.
  • Demonstrate job competence of assigned duties while at the job site.
  • Expand responsibilities or learning opportunities beyond those experienced during previous employment.
  • Develop an occupational goal to which the work experience will contribute.
  • Demonstrate correct operation of equipment.
  • Demonstrate good work habits.