Electronics (ELC)

Division: Mathematics, Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences (METCS) Division

ELC 115  Electric Circuits I  (3 Credits)  

This introductory course in circuit analysis defines the electrical quantities, current, and voltage, and examines their relationship in various components and circuits. Circuits comprised of resistance, capacitance, and inductance which are energized by both DC and AC sources are considered. The theory includes Ohm's Law, Kirchhoffs Laws, series and parallel circuits, and several network theorems. In the laboratory the student performs electrical measurements which confirm his/her grasp of the theory. A circuit simulation computer software package is introduced and used as an analytical tool.

ELC 116  Electric Circuits II  (4 Credits)  

This course is an expansion of Electrical Circuits on Circuit Theory introduced in ELC 115. It includes Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws for analysis of series and parallel AC circuits. Series-parallel, ladder and bridge networks are analyzed using AC signals. Resonance and frequency response are included. The basic theory and operation of diodes and transistors, including dc biasing are studied. In the laboratory, the student performs electrical measurements which confirm their grasp of the theory. A circuit simulation computer software package is introduced and used as an analytical tool.

Pre-requisites: ELC 115 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 120  Fundamentals of Analog ELC  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the active components used in electronics circuits. It covers the physics, the characteristics, and some applications of semiconductor diodes and transistors. The emphasis is on transistor biasing circuits. These devices and their applications are also studied through laboratory experiments.

Pre-requisites: ELC 115 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 211  Electromechanical Devices  (3 Credits)  

This course treats in detail the subject of electrical power including its generation, distribution, and utilization. It presents the theory, construction, maintenance, and characteristics of AC and DC motors, generators, and transformers. The associated laboratory is an integral part of the course.

Pre-requisites: ELC 115 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 218  Pulse and Digital Circuits  (3 Credits)  

This course is an introduction to computer electronics. It includes Boolean algebra, fundamentals of logic, logic circuits, and digital logic systems. Laboratory work is closely allied with theory and includes computer simulation.

Pre-requisites: MTH 113 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 120 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 221  Electronics II : Amplifiers  (3 Credits)  

This course extends ELC 120 to include AC analysis of transistor circuits. Electronic amplification is examined in considerable detail. Field effect transistors (FET) and integrated circuits (IC) are introduced. Laboratory work, complementing the theoretical work, is emphasized.

Pre-requisites: ELC 120 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 222  Intro to Communication Systems  (3 Credits)  

This is the final course in the electronics sequence. Topics covered include modulation and demodulation for AM, FM, PM, and TV. Transmitters, receivers, and transmission characteristics are studied. Concepts of information theory, waveform analysis, and noise are introduced

ELC 224  Linear Electronic Systems  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces the basic theory and mathematical tools for analyzing Linear Electronic Systems. Areas covered include feedback concepts, frequency-response, transfer functions, and Bode diagrams. Laboratory experiments are performed to support the theory.

Pre-requisites: ELC 115 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 228  Intro to Microprocessors  (3 Credits)  

This is an introductory course in microprocessor applications for students who already have basic knowledge of digital circuit’s principles. Computer hardware organization is analyzed, and machine-language programs are written and run. Hardware and software aspects of a popular eight-bit microprocessor are studied in detail. Theoretical ideas are reinforced by building and testing realistic experimental systems in the laboratory.

Pre-requisites: ELC 218 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 230  Circuits & Systems for Engr.  (3 Credits)  

This is a calculus-based course in electric circuit theory and analysis for Engineering AS degree program students interested in pursuing computer or electrical engineering. It includes DC and AC principles with an emphasis on Kirchhoff’s Laws, network theorems for resistive, capacitive, and inductive networks, mesh and nodal analysis, and sinusoidal steady-state analysis. Also, power, resonance, and ideal transformers are studied. The theory is reinforced with instructor-run demos. Assignments include the use of circuit analysis computer software.

Pre-requisites: PHY 104 with a minimum grade of C and MTH 122 with a minimum grade of C

ELC 250  Electric Design  (2 Credits)  

This is a survey course involving a variety of topics relevant to electrical/electronic engineering. Through group discussion, research and oral presentations, students gain an appreciation of the skills and techniques needed for success as a professional in their chosen field.

Pre-requisites: ELC 116 with a minimum grade of C