Electronic Technology

60 credit Diploma program

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Program Description:
The Electronic Technology program is a comprehensive technician training program in which students are trained to work in many areas of electronics including microcomputers, communications systems, and industrial and robotic systems. Training includes extensive hands-on experience in addition to fundamental knowledge of principles and practices.

Program outcomes include:
• Operate common electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, DMM?s, and signal generators
• Read and understand circuit schematics, i.e. recognize basic circuit configurations and understand their operation
• Understand basic circuit analysis techniques
• Troubleshoot and repair common electronic circuits
• Install and configure various PC hardware components, e.g. memory, hard drives, modems, and network cards

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
COMM11053Interpersonal CommunicationThis course provides opportunities for students to understand the process of human communication, to assess their strengths and weaknesses as communicators, and to assist them in solving problems of an interpersonal nature, and develop interaction skills for interpersonal settings. MTC goal areas: (1) Communication (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing) (3 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14028Basic ElectricityThis course covers essential entry-level topics in DC and AC electricity, electronic devices, and associated circuit analysis techniques. The lab portion of this course teaches the use of electronic test equipment and how to use them to test components and measure circuit values to determine performance. In doing so, the student will verify the laws and theorems presented in the lectures. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing or concurrent enrollment and MATH1500) (5 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14053Basic Electricity LabIn conjunction with Basic Electricity Theory, the objective of this course is to learn how to use electronic test equipment to test components and measure circuit values to determine performance. In doing so, the student will verify the laws and theorems presented in the lectures. (Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in ELTN 1400)) (0 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14122Digital ElectronicsIn this course the student will study basic logic gates and flip-flops and learn to use them in simple digital circuits. Number systems used in digital electronics will be studied. Truth tables and Boolean algebra will be used to analyze, design, and manipulate digital logic circuits. In the lab, students will learn to build digital circuits which will serve to reinforce the material covered in lecture. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14223Media and CablingIn this course, the student will learn various wiring strategies using various types of cables and connectors. The student will learn to run and terminate cables in accordance with industry standards and will learn to use cable testing equipment to troubleshoot faulty installations. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14222Media and CablingIn this course, the student will learn various wiring strategies using various types of cables and connectors. The student will learn to run and terminate cables in accordance with industry standards and will learn to use cable testing equipment to troubleshoot faulty installations. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH1115 ) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14325Solid-State DevicesThis course covers the theory and operation of basic solid-state devices including various types of diodes, transistors, thyristors, and linear integrated circuits. The student then learns how these devices are used in simple circuits such as power supplies, amplifiers, and switching circuits. In the lab portion of this course, the student will build and observe the operation of various circuits studied in lecture. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (3 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14526MicrocontrollersThis microcontroller's course covers the practical aspects of how a microcontroller can be programmed and used as an embedded control device. In doing so, the student learns the basic internal architecture of a microcontroller, as well as its instruction set and how to interface it with various external input and output devices. The student will also learn to use microcontroller software and hardware development tools to write assembly language code, assemble, link, and download it into the microcontroller memory thus enabling the microcontroller to function independently as an embedded controller. In the lab, students will interface a microcontroller with devices such as LED's, stepper motors, temperature and optical sensors, and digital displays. (Prerequisites: ELTN1412) (4 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14524MicrocontrollersThis microcontroller's course covers the practical aspects of how a microcontroller can be programmed and used as an embedded control device. In doing so, the student learns the basic internal architecture of a microcontroller, as well as its instruction set and how to interface it with various external input and output devices. The student will also learn to use microcontroller software and hardware development tools to write assembly language code, assemble, link, and download it into the microcontroller memory thus enabling the microcontroller to function independently as an embedded controller. In the lab, students will interface a microcontroller with devices such as LED's, stepper motors, temperature and optical sensors, and digital displays. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1412, ENGL0460, READ0465, MATH1115 (may be concurrent)) (2 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14701Systematic TroubleshootingThis course provides the student with a systematic, rational approach to analyze problems and avoid future problems. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460, MATH1115 (may be concurrent)) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14701Systematic TroubleshootingThis course provides the student with a systematic, rational approach to analyze problems and avoid future problems. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN15002Practical PC MaintenanceThe students will learn to use various common office applications and an Internet browser. They will also learn to install and use several operating systems and to install and configure various computer hardware components. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24002CET Exam PreparationThis course prepares the student for the Certified Electronics Technician examination. This nationally recognized certification exam covers a wide range of electronic theory and applications. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1412, and ELTN1432) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24423Automation ControllersIn this course, the student will learn the basics of industrial automation controllers. The student will learn the fundamentals of how these devices operate and how to program them to perform simple control functions. To do this the student will learn Ladder Logic programming using the Allen Bradley RSLogix software and interface simple I/O devices to the PLC. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1412, READ0465, ENGL0460, MATH1115 (may be concurrent)) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24423Automation ControllersIn this course, the student will learn the basics of industrial automation controllers. They will learn the fundamentals of how these devices operate and how to program them to perform simple control functions. To do this the student will learn Ladder Logic programming using the Allen Bradley Control Logics interface platform. (Prerequisites: ELTN1412) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester of college who are taking READ 0455 or READ 0465 or ENGL 0450 or ENGL 0460 and/or are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lake Superior College. *Exemptions: *Students who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course and are in good standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion). *Students who have earned 24 college credits post high school and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion).
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester at Lake Superior College. It provides a foundation for students to make a successful transition to college by: (1) creating a connection to the college community and resources, (2) introducing tools for academic success, and (3) developing personal, academic, and career goals. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT) *Exemptions: - Students who have not declared a degree or diploma - Students who are in a certificate or diploma program of fewer than 37 credits - Students in good academic standing who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course - Students in good academic standing who have earned 24 college credits post high school

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH1500 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH1500 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Electives:
Approved Electives:
COMM1601
MATH1500
SMGT1520