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Electronics Technology Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
ETR 101 Electrical/Electronic Calculations I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Competency in Math Essentials units 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests. Teaches calculation methods and fundamental applications and processes to electrical and electronic problems. Stresses basic calculations required in circuit analysis. Includes problem solving utilizing calculators or computers. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
ETR 104 Electronic Fundamentals with Computer Applications
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): Competency in Math Essentials units 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests. Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of DC and AC circuit analysis and computer applications. Includes the study of electrical units and components, series, parallels, series-parallel DC and AC circuits, inductive and capacitative reactance, impedance and use of circuit analysis software. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 113 D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 104. Co-requisite(s): MTH 115 or MTH 163. Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 114 D.C. and A.C. Fundamentals II
(4 credits) Co-requisite(s): MTH 116 or MTH 164. Studies D.C. and A.C. circuits, basic electrical components, instruments, network theorems, and techniques used to predict, analyze and measure electrical quantities. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 115 D.C. and A.C. Circuits
(3 credits) Co-requisite(s): MTH 115 and ETR 126. Studies current flow in direct and alternating current circuits with emphasis upon practical problems. Reviews mathematics used in circuit calculations. Introduces concepts of resistance, capacitance, inductance and magnetism. Focuses on electronics/circuits application. Lecture 3 hours per week.
ETR 126 Electronic Troubleshooting
(3 credits) Co-requisite(s): ETR 115, MTH 115. Introduces systematic troubleshooting skills. Includes symbols, modes of failure, schematics, physical wiring diagrams and use of basic test instruments. Lecture 2 hour + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
ETR 148 Amplifiers and Integrated Circuits
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 113. Studies devices and amplifiers with emphasis on analysis and design. May include summing and integrating amplifiers, choppers, modulators and other circuits. Lecture 3 hours.+ laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 231 Principles of Lasers and Fiber Optics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 104 or ELE 150. Teaches the theory and application of lasers and fiber optics. Includes optics, fiber optic cables and connectors, photo detectors, optical pulse generation, sensors, multiplexers, lasers, gas lasers, semiconductor lasers, laser safety and laser test instruments. May include preparation of a report as an out-of-class activity. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ETR 250 Solid State Circuits
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 148. Teaches theory and application of amplifiers and oscillators. Includes amplifier circuit configurations, amplifier classes, operational amplifiers, power amplifiers, bandwidth distortion, and principles of feedback. Prerequisite: Knowledge of D.C./A.C. theory, and active devices and circuits. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 261 Microprocessor Application I
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 279. Teaches the fundamentals of microprocessors including architecture, internal operations, memory, I/O devices machine level programming and interfacing. Emphasizes instrumentation and microprocessor. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 279 Digital Principles, Terminology and Applications
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 113. Studies digital principles, terminology and applications covering number systems, arithmetic, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps and advanced logic circuits. Includes the study of registers, encoding and decoding, and multiplexing; A/D, D/A, displays and others. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
ETR 286 Principles and Applications of Robotics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ETR 148. Provides an overview of terminology, principles, practices, and applications of robotics. Studies development, programming; hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic controls; sensors, and system troubleshooting. Lecture 2 hours + lab 2 hours = total 4 hours per week.
ETR 297 Cooperative Education in Electronics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Education coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training in approved business firms or governmental organizations. The work is coordinated by the Cooperative Education coordinator. Variable hours.
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