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Introduction to Electronics Technology (ELC-100)
This course presents an orientation to the various subspecialties within the field, their interrelationships, and their range of applications. The course also covers introductory topics in electrical and electronics drafting, computer-aided circuit analysis, and electronic fabrication.

2 credits

DC-Circuit Analysis (ELC-101)

This course includes Ohms and Kirchoffs laws for analysis of series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits, and Thevenins and Nortons theorems for multiple-loop circuits. Capacitance and inductance transient behavior is also studied, as well as branch, mesh, and node analysis.

4 credits

Electric Power Technology (ELC-110)

This course covers the basics of power systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications from a practical viewpoint.

4 credits

Photovoltiac Systems Technology (ELC-120)

This course covers the basics of how to site, design, and install (PV) systems. Topics include shading, the orientation of arrays, sizing for grid-connected and off-grid systems, design of systems for a given electrical load, safety practices for installers and the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC.) A PV system will be assembled and installed in class. This course can serve as a pre-requisite for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP.)

3 credits
Pre or Co-requisite(s): Licensed electrican, completion of IBEW training, a co-requisite of ELC-110, or by permission of the Academic Department Chair

AC-Circuit Analysis (ELC-201)

This course introduces sinusoidal inputs and time response of RL, RC, and RLC circuits. Network theorems for AC-circuits are covered, as well as resonance, filters, and pulse response of reactive circuits.

4 credits
Prerequisite(s): ELC-101

Electronics I (ELC-203)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts and applications of solid-state devices.

4 credits
Co-requisite(s): ELC-201

Electronics II (ELC-204)

This couse is the second course in a two-course sequence in electronics. It builds upon the first course with a study of solid-state voltage and power amplifiers, emitter followers, field-effect transistors and circuits, thyristors, frequency effects, and op-amps.

4 credits
Prerequisite(s): ELC-203

Communication Systems I (ELC-214)

This course emphasizes the application of electronic communication theory to practical systems. This first course of a two-course sequence covers AM and FM systems, television, and telephone. Digital and data communication will be introduced, and continued in Communication Systems II.

4 credits
Co-requisite(s): ELC-204

Communication Systems II (ELC-215)

This course follows the first course in this sequence, continuing work in digital and data communication, and then covers transmission lines, radiowave propagation, antennas, microwave systems, satellite communications, fiber-optic systems, and cellular communication systems.

4 credits
Prerequisite(s): ELC-214