Electronics Engineering Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is a two-year career-oriented curriculum that prepares students for positions in electronics industries and related electronics service. Job activities center on technical problem-solving and the practical application of engineering.

The specific educational objectives of the Electronics Engineering Technology program are to:

  1. produce graduates who are employed and operate effectively in positions that lie between those of the skilled craftsperson and those of the graduate electrical engineer
  2. produce graduates who can successfully transfer and complete a baccalaureate degree program in Electronics Engineering Technology

After obtaining an Associate in Applied Science degree, it is possible to continue at a four-year college and to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology. No prior knowledge of electronics is necessary to enter the Electronics Engineering Technology program. Core electronics courses are sequenced along with applied mathematics and science to develop a broad background in the technology. Each electronics course contains a laboratory, which utilizes modern test instruments and applies classroom theory to practical applications.

In the second year of study, students interested in health-related fields may select the Biomedical Equipment option. Cooperative Education, a work-study program with local electronic firms, is available.

The Electronics Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET. You can find more information on the commission at the ABET website.

Articulation Agreements

An existing agreement with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) provides students with a local transfer opportunity. Students should check with the Transfer Office about the latest articulation agreements for this program both locally and nationally.

For more information, visit the Electronics Engineering Technology website. 

 

AAS Electronics Engineering Technology

(P3600)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology3-4
Math Elective College Algebra (MAT-110) or higher
Social Science or Humanities3
This course must meet both the General Education and Diversity requirements.
General Education7-8
Math Elective PreCalculus/Calculus Sequence or higher
General Education Foundation Credits19-21
Electronics Core
ELT-201Electricity and Electronics4
ELT-115Active Circuit Components3
ELT-110Digital Principles3
ELT-209Advanced Digital and Microprocessors4
ELT-210Electronic Fabrication1
ELT-213Active Circuit Design4
ELT-215Industrial Electronics4
ELT-231Electronic Communication Systems4
ENR-117Computer-Aided Drafting I2
ENR-119Technical Computer Applications1
ENR-120Technical Computer Programming2
ENR-124Instrumentation and Measurements2
PHY-111Technical Physics I4
PHY-112Technical Physics II4
Technical Elective3
Electronics Core Credits45
Total Credits64-66

AAS Biomedical Equipment

An Electronics Engineering Technology Option

(P3601)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology3-4
Math Elective College Algebra or Higher
Social Science or Humanities3
This course must meet both the General Education and Diversity requirements.
General Education8
Math Elective PreCalculus or Higher
Laboratory Science (Restrictive) BIO/CHM
General Education Foundation Credits20-21
Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Equipment Option Core
ELT-201Electricity and Electronics4
ELT-115Active Circuit Components3
ELT-200Biomedical Electronics3
ELT-209Advanced Digital and Microprocessors4
ELT-210Electronic Fabrication1
ELT-213Active Circuit Design4
ELT-215Industrial Electronics4
ELT-110Digital Principles3
ELT-227Biomedical Clinical Experience 13
ELT-231Electronic Communication Systems4
ENR-117Computer-Aided Drafting I2
ENR-119Technical Computer Applications1
ENR-120Technical Computer Programming2
ENR-124Instrumentation and Measurements2
PHY-111Technical Physics I4
Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Equipment Option Core Credits44
Total Credits64-65
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Students must undergo a federal and state criminal background check and purchase professional liability insurance prior to the start of their clinical experience. A student denied clinical placement due to the results of the criminal background check will not be able to complete the program.

Digital Technology

A Certificate of Achievement within Electronics Engineering Technology

(P0629)

The Digital Technology Certificate of Achievement is designed for present or future professionals who seek to improve their technical knowledge and skills in certain areas. The certificate is balanced with theory and hands-on experience. This certificate provides a strong foundation in digital theories and applications. It’s possible to complete the certificate within a year and the courses fully transfer to the Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

ELT-110Digital Principles3
ELT-209Advanced Digital and Microprocessors4
ENR-119Technical Computer Applications1
ENR-120Technical Computer Programming2
TEL-110Routing I (CISCO)3
Total Credits13

Basic Electronics

A Certificate of Achievement within Electronics Engineering Technology

(P0631)

The Basic Electronics Certificate of Achievement is designed for present or future professionals who seek to improve their technical knowledge and skills in certain areas. The certificate is balanced with theory and hands-on experience. This certificate provides an introduction to electronic theories and applications. It's possible to complete the certificate within a year and the courses fully transfer to the Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

ENR-124Instrumentation and Measurements2
ENR-119Technical Computer Applications1
MAT-110College Algebra3
ELT-115Active Circuit Components3
ELT-201Electricity and Electronics4
Total Credits13

Advanced Electronics

A Certificate of Achievement within Electronics Engineering Technology

(P0637)

The Advanced Electronics Certificate of Achievement is designed for present or future professionals who seek to improve their technical knowledge and skills in certain areas. The certificate is balanced with theory and hands-on experience. This certificate provides an advanced introduction to the theories and techniques used in the analysis of electronic circuits. It is possible to complete the certificate within a year and the courses fully transfer to the Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

ELT-213Active Circuit Design4
ELT-215Industrial Electronics4
ELT-231Electronic Communication Systems4
Total Credits12

Venancio L. Fuentes, P.E.
Chairperson, Engineering Technologies/Engineering Science
Professor, Engineering Technologies
MEE, Stevens Institute of Technology
BEE, Stony Brook University
SH 303   973-328-5766   vfuentes@ccm.edu 

Jefferson Cartano
Instructor, Physics and Engineering
M.S., Stanford University
BSBE, University of Pennsylvania
SH 273A   973-328-5762   jcartano@ccm.edu

Edward Osoliniec, P.E.
Associate Professor, Engineering Technologies
MSEE, University of California Berkeley 
BSEE, New Jersey Institute of Technology
SH 273A   973-328-5767   eosoliniec@ccm.edu

Courses

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ELT-110. Digital Principles. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course develops the fundamentals of the binary system. Circuit implementation from Boolean functions and map minimization. Course includes study of combinational logic, sequential logic circuits, flip-flops, counters and shift register. The laboratory allows the student to apply theory to practical digital circuits.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-115. Active Circuit Components. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 4 hrs
This course introduces the behavior of semiconductor electronic devices and develops the device characteristics. Some DC and AC circuit theory is expanded upon so that the active devices can be properly analyzed. Biasing techniques and models of amplifier configurations are stressed for the bipolar transistor and field effect devices. Diodes, rectifiers, filtering and switching circuit applications are studied. Laboratory includes the verification of device characteristics and the testing of basic amplifier and switching configurations.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-121. Circuit Analysis. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course introduces the student to both DC and AC circuit theory. It includes Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws for analysis of series and parallel circuits. Computer circuit simulation of series-parallel, ladder and bridge networks in both DC and AC are analyzed. Resonance and frequency response are included along with some discussion of AC power and transformers. The laboratory experiments are designed to support the theory and obtain measurement skills.
Prerequisites: MAT-110 and ENR-124
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-123. Studio Maintenance. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
For Music Recording majors only. This course provides students an introduction to music studio electronics. Basic skills of working with electronic components are covered, including soldering, the use of electronic measuring equipment and troubleshooting procedures. Studio cabling and infrastructure are dealt with extensively. Various wiring schemes and grounding techniques are examined to give the student an understanding of the typical music studio layout found in the professional environment. This course is for Music Recording majors only and does not serve as a technical elective for the Electronics Engineering Technology major. This course is offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Prerequisites: MUS-165
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-200. Biomedical Electronics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is the study of the techniques and theory behind the instrumentation utilized in hospital and health-related laboratory work. Emphasis is placed on physiological signals derived from the body and the problems and safety issues associated with their measurement. Demonstrations are conducted in class.
Prerequisites: ELT-115 and ELT-201.

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ELT-201. Electricity and Electronics. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is a fundamental study of electricity and electronics for Engineering Technology majors. The principles of electrical components and circuits are studied in class and laboratory. Topics include DC, AC series and parallel circuits, transformers and power supplies, solid state amplifiers and control components. The laboratory enables the student to apply the theory discussed in class and to gain some proficiency in the use of electronic measuring equipment.
Prerequisites: MAT-110 or equivalent and ENR-124
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-209. Advanced Digital and Microprocessors. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an extension of digital theory into the operation and interfacing of microprocessors. Major topics include sequential logic design, memory organization, microprocessor architecture, machine level programming, A/D and D/A conversion, and serial and parallel interfacing. An associated laboratory provides for hands-on microprocessor interfacing and the use of logic analyzers.
Prerequisites: ELT-110 and ENR-120 or CMP-128
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-210. Electronic Fabrication. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about the process involved in the fabrication of electronic circuit boards. Using computer-aided drafting tools, students create an electronic component layout and necessary art work for the construction of a printed circuit board. Students are introduced to project management concepts and techniques, soldering, test specifications and printed circuit board construction. A term project or a series of smaller projects enables students to manage, build and assemble a printed circuit board and develop test specifications.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-213. Active Circuit Design. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers analysis and design of solid-state amplifiers using bipolar and field effect transistors. Topics include frequency response using Bode plots and feedback analysis as applied to operational amplifiers and oscillators. Laboratory verification includes transistors, amplifiers, power amplifiers, IC operational amplifiers and oscillators.
Prerequisites: ELT-115 and either ELT-121 or ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-215. Industrial Electronics. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers operational amplifiers in linear, non-linear and active filter applications, pulse and wave-shaping techniques, power supplies and regulators, thyristor control of power and transducers. The laboratory includes experiments in design and tests to support the above topics.
Prerequisites: ELT-209 and ELT-115
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-227. Biomedical Clinical Experience. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides the student with a 200-hour internship at a local hospital. The student assists in the maintenance and calibration of biomedical electronic equipment. The student must abide by any rules and regulations stipulated in the affiliation agreement with the partnering hospital. As a minimum, the student is required to purchase liability insurance and agree to a criminal background check.
Prerequisites: ELT-200 and permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-230. Optoelectronics. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers principles of light and linear optics characteristics of electro-optical light sources and detectors and their applications in industry, displays and communication (fiber optics). Lab experiments demonstrate electro-optical measurements and designs of typical applications of electro-optical devices.
Prerequisites: MAT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-231. Electronic Communication Systems. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers A.M., F.M., and single side-band communication systems, including an introduction to digital transmission. Designed to familiarize the student with transmitters, receivers, modems, noise analysis, information theory, pulse modulation, sampling, coding, multiplexing and other signal processing techniques used in commercial broadcasting and data transmission systems. The course includes some coverage of transmission lines, antennas, microwaves and satellites. Includes laboratory work involving communication system components and techniques using industrial grade equipment.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ELT-239. Cooperative Work Experience Electronics Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

This course provides a field experience in the laboratory facilities of an industrial firm. The course is designed for students in the Electronics Engineering Technology programs to obtain industrial experience as a supplement to their college studies prior to career employment. Seminar evaluation visitations are included. Students must have completed 35 credits to enroll.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ELT-291. Special Topics in Electronics Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an examination of selected topics or issues in Electronics Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ELT-292. Special Topics in Electronic Engineering Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an examination of selected topics or issues in Electronics Engineering Technology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-103. Basic Engineering Graphics I. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Students learn fundamentals of engineering drawing through freehand sketching. Course includes developing orthographic views including auxiliary views, dimensioning, sectioning, tolerancing, threads, fasteners, springs and assembly drawings. Course includes creation of pictorial drawings.

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ENR-117. Computer-Aided Drafting I. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
This course is an introduction to the concepts and operation of engineering drawing preparation using CAD (computer-aided drafting). The emphasis is on how CAD can reduce drawing time and improve accuracy. Students learn to use the AutoCAD software program to prepare drawings.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-118. Computer-Aided Drafting II. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
This course is a continuation and enhancement of Computer-Aided Drafting I. Topics include prototype drawings, blocks, attributes, x-reference, grips, paper space and development of 3-dimensional solid modeling.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-119. Technical Computer Applications. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This course provides an introduction to the various technical tools available to help solve problems in the field of engineering technology. This is a hands-on laboratory course designed to provide students with experience in using scientific calculators, Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office and Internet search tools. Special emphasis is placed on the development of technical reports using Microsoft Office's EXCEL and Word programs.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-120. Technical Computer Programming. 2 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course is an introduction to computer programming with application to engineering technology. Microcomputers are used to develop application programs in a programming language.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-121. Engineering Graphics. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to computer aided design software and hardware. Covered are geometric constructions, multiview orthographic projection, dimensioning, sectioning, auxiliary view and axonometric projection and principles of descriptive geometry. A brief introduction to solid modeling is also included. This course is intended for Engineering Science students; Engineering Technology students take ENR-117.
Prerequisites: MAT-123
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-123. Introduction to Engineering. 0 Credits.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides the entering engineering student with an overview of the engineering profession and the design process. Topics discussed include the engineering course of study, academic advisement and transfer processes, types of engineering disciplines, problem-solving techniques, typical software tools, reporting techniques, and study skills.

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ENR-124. Instrumentation and Measurements. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introductory study in the concepts involving physical measurements utilizing hands-on electrical and mechanical measurement applications. Use of basic instruments and transducers, accuracy and precision, units and standards of measurements, accounting and presentation of errors in measurements.
Prerequisites: MAT-007 or equivalent
Corequisites: ENR-119
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-125. Computer Programming for Engineers. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
A course in structured and object-oriented programming, emphasizing engineering applications and numerical methods in assignments. Program assignments are coded and are implemented on personal computers.
Prerequisites: MAT-123
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-126. Computer Aided Design and Applications. 2 Credits.

LECT 1 hr, LAB 4 hrs
An introductory course in computer aided design using parametric solid modeling software. Creation of solid models of parts, generation of orthographic views, sectional views and auxiliary views are covered. Dimensioning and tolerancing of parts is emphasized along with development of appropriate files to make the parts for product development using rapid prototyping (3-D printing) and to manufacture parts using computerized numerical control machines.
Prerequisites: ENR-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-220. Hydraulics and Fluid Power. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 2 hrs
This course is an exploration into the relationship between pressure, density and temperature as they relate to hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Topics include hydraulic pumps, motors and air compressors. The course emphasizes use of engineering standards and specifications for circuit design and component selection. Electrical controls and application to systems are covered. Lab sessions further expand upon lectures by providing students with physical evidence to support theories and ideas acquired in class.
Prerequisites: MAT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-222. Mechanics of Solids. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Principles of strength of materials are derived for uniaxial stresses and strains, direct shear, torsion bending and combined stresses and column buckling. Also covered are axial force, shear moment and torque in structural members and in statically indeterminate systems. Elementary failure theory of structures and mechanical components is discussed.
Prerequisites: ENR-223.

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ENR-223. Engineering Mechanics I (Statics). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a vector approach to statics in a plane and in three dimensions, equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies. Equivalent force systems, structural analysis, centroids and moments of inertia. Virtual work and applied engineering problems are incorporated.
Prerequisites: MAT-131 and PHY-130.

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ENR-224. Engineering Mechanics II (Dynamics). 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a calculus-based course in dynamics. Kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies, Newton's laws, work, energy, impulse and momentum are covered. Practical engineering problems are incorporated.
Prerequisites: ENR-223.

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ENR-230. Engineering Strength of Materials. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Principles of strength of materials are derived for uniaxial stresses and strains, direct shear, torsion bending, and combined stresses and column buckling. Elementary failure theory of structures and mechanical components is discussed. Laboratory covers a variety of tensile stress-strain, impact and hardness tests, as well as shear stress-strain and the techniques of report writing.
Prerequisites: ENR-223
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-232. Materials Science. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course covers the properties and structure of materials: atomic bonding, molecular, crystalline, noncrystalline structures and crystalline imperfections. It also covers metallic phases, equilibrium and nonequilibrium reactions, processing and properties of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, polymers, ceramics and composites. In addition, corrosion phenomenon is discussed.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 and CHM-126 and PHY-130.

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ENR-234. Independent Study in Technology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is for students in Engineering Technologies. The student selects an area of interest and proposes a plan of study to a sponsoring faculty member who supervises and evaluates the student's progress.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-235. Engineering Circuit Analysis I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This first course in engineering circuit analysis covers DC circuit analysis including source transformations, mesh, nodal, superposition, Thevenin and Norton theorems, and the maximum power transfer theorem. Dependent as well as independent sources are included. Transient response of RC, RL and RLC circuits is introduced. Steady-state analysis of single and three phase AC systems is studied using phasor diagrams and the network theorems mentioned above. Real, reactive, apparent power and power factors are included. Use of the computer as a problem-solving tool is included in the course.
Prerequisites: MAT-132.

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ENR-236. Engineering Circuit Analysis Laboratory I. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This laboratory course includes experiments in DC, AC and transients to accompany the course work in Engineering Circuit Analysis I.
Corequisites: ENR-235
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-237. Engineering Circuit Analysis II. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This is a second course in engineering circuit analysis. Natural and step response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, mutual inductance, ideal transformers, series and parallel resonance are studied. Laplace transform theory is covered and includes step and impulse response in the S-domain. Bode diagrams of simple and quadratic factors are plotted and the computer is used for actual frequency and phase plots. Fourier Series are studied using both trigonometric and exponential forms.
Prerequisites: ENR-235
Corequisites: MAT-232.

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ENR-238. Engineering Circuit Analysis Laboratory II. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
This laboratory course includes experiments on transformers, series and parallel resonance, filters and frequency/phase response plots, and two-port hybrid models to accompany the course work in Engineering Circuit Analysis II.
Prerequisites: ENR-236
Corequisites: ENR-237
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-240. Engineering Technology Project. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course covers the design of products and processes considering functional requirements, manufacturing feasibility and economy, and the use of technical literature and catalogs. Includes design layout and working drawings and group and individual projects.
Prerequisites: ENR-117 and MEC-110 and MEC-141
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-241. Instrumentation and Control. 3 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the study of measuring systems and components, digital and analog signals and their characteristics. Mechanical and electromechanical transducer elements are used to measure pressure, temperature, displacement, velocity and acceleration. Static and dynamic performance of instruments, statistical analysis of experimental data are explored. A brief study of process controllers, programmable logic controllers and final control elements are also explored.
Prerequisites: ELT-201
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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ENR-290. Special Topics in Technology. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course is for students in Engineering Technologies. The student selects an area of interest and proposes a plan of study to a sponsoring faculty member who supervises and evaluates the student's progress when used for independent study. The course is also used to cover either current or future topics of interest in technology. Topics discussed will have relevance to either electronics technology, mechanical technology or both, and may vary each semester.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-291. Special Topics in Engineering. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in engineering. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

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ENR-292. Special Topics in Engineering. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in engineering. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.