Electronic Technology

ELE 10103 Basic Electricity/Electronics

An introduction to the basic principles of electricity and electronics. Topics include units and notation, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s Law, power, energy, circuit protection,  wire sizing, series and parallel circuits, capacitance, inductance, impedance, alternating current, three-phase electrical systems, transformers, single-phase motors, and three-phase motors. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: TEC 11704 or MTH 11403. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 10303 Microcomputer Hardware.

A study of Intel based microcomputers. Topics include: history, microprocessor performance, memory architecture, I/O mapping, interrupts, motherboard design, bus  architecture, power supplies, logical troubleshooting, memory, floppy drives, sound cards, video standards, networking security standards and printer technologies. This course is designed to introduce students to hardware and operating systems used in microcomputers and prepare them to pass the CompTIA A+ certification examination. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 21103 Programmable Controllers I

A study of the operational characteristics of commercially available programmable logic controllers. Major emphasis will include conversion of machine control logic diagrams to PLC programs. Topics include: types of input/output modules, system configuration, peripheral devices, timers, counters, sequencers, operations, and logic operations. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Co-requisite: ELE 25003

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 21203 Programmable Controllers II

Continuation of Programmable Controllers I. Topics include: program control, data manipulation instructions, mathematical instructions, sequencer instructions, and networking. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: ELE 21103.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 21303 Computer Network Security

A course designed to introduce students to concepts associated with Internet and Intranet security. Topics include: authentication, attacks, remote access, E-mail, web security, directory services, wireless, instant messaging, infrastructure devices, secure topologies, intrusion detection, security baselines, cryptography, physical security, disaster recovery. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 25003 Industrial Controls

A study of the devices used in the control of industrial machinery. Topics include: switches, control transformers, relays, contactors, solenoids, limit switches, proximity switches, pressure switches and transducers, temperature switches and transducers, timers, counters, motor starters, ladder control diagrams, bar sequence charts, and power factor correction. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: ELE 10103.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 25303 Server Virtualization

A course designed to introduce student to server virtualization concepts. Topics include: comparing virtualization technologies, Vmware server, Vmware ESXi, Citrix
XenServer, Microsoft Virtual PC, Microsoft Hyper-V, VirtualBox, sever virtualization in action, desktop virtualization in action, network and storage virtualization, planning, deployment, postproduction. Four-hour lecture, four-hour lab.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 27003 Robotics

An introduction to robotic systems. Topics include: robot terminology, coordinate systems, work envelope considerations, manipulator drive systems, programming, servo system control, gears and linkage, interfacing, end effectors, sensors, and robotic applications. Two-hour lecture, two-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: ELE 25003

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

ELE 28801-05 Selected Topics in Electronic Technology

This course is a study of Electronics topics not included in other course offerings. The format for this course may be special projects, readings, a scheduled class, or a   seminar. Course fee required.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.

ELE 29001-04 Cooperative Education Experience

Workplace experience gained through placement into a work environment. Coordination, supervision, and evaluation conducted by a School of Technology faculty member and participating company. May be repeated once.

Offered On Demand for 1-4 Semester hours.

ELE 29901-03 Directed Studies in Electronic Technology

Independent study and/or research under the supervision of an instructor in electronic technology. May include directed research and readings, formal in-depth study of a topic of special interest to the student, individual projects, special educational experiences, or a practicum in which theories and their practical applications are brought together in a single educational experience. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, the completion of at least six (6) hours in ELE courses, and permission of the instructor. Course fee may be required.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.