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Electrical Engineering Technology

EET 1001 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Technology 1 Credit
Emphasis on introduction to electronic equipment, components, and software, focusing on the application of the multimeter, oscilloscope, function generator, power supply, and circuit simulation software. Practical soldering techniques are introduced and practiced. Discussion includes modern electronic systems, such as a microcontroller and a variety of electronic sensors, and an introduction to robotics.

EET 1012 Electrical Circuits I W/Lab 3 Credits
An introductory course in DC and AC circuits. Topics include atomic structure, current and voltage, resistance and power. Ohm’s Law and series and parallel circuits are covered. Transient response for capacitors and inductors are also discussed. The course includes fundamental AC concepts and phasor calculations for impedance, voltage, and current in RLC circuits. There will also be discussion of ladder logic and introduction to motors and transformers.

EET 1055 Industrial Electricity 3 Credits
An introductory course in industrial power systems, AC and DC motor theory and applications, motor control techniques, and variable-speed drive applications. Topics include phasor concepts, single and three-phase power system components and computations, delta and wye circuits, transformer theory and applications, AC motors (induction, wound rotor, synchronous), and DC motors (series, shunt, compound motors).

EET 1210 Active Devices I W/Lab 4 Credits
An introductory course in solid-state devices and the basic circuits in which they are used. Topics include semiconductor physics, diode circuits, bipolar transistor circuit analysis, FET circuit analysis and Op-Amp basics and uses. Prerequisite(s): EET 1012

EET 1310 Digital Fundamentals W/Lab 4 Credits
A study of basic numbering systems, basic computer codes, Boolean algebra, basic logic gates, and logic simplification using Boolean algebra and Karnough maps. Topics include flip-flops, counters, shift registers, different types of memory (RAM, ROM, EPROM) and basic microprocessor principles.

EET 1410 Electrical Safety Codes 1 Credit
This course provides an interpretive survey of various codes as applied to the electrical construction industry, including the National Electrical Code (NFPA 70), with discussion of related safety organizations and their guidelines, including OSHA, IEEE, IEC, ISA, ANSI, and UL. Articles discussed include conductors, raceways, grounding, arc flash safety, short-circuit and ground fault protections, and overload protection, along with various circuit protection devices and schemes.

EET 1715 Microcomputer Architecture 2 Credits
This course provides an opportunity for students to obtain knowledge and skills necessary to service microcomputer hardware and supported peripherals. The course includes identifying parts of a PC; discussing the functions and interactions of all PC subsystems; identifying and troubleshooting common PC hardware problems; installing, replacing, and upgrading PC hardware components; and installing and troubleshooting PC peripherals such as video cameras and additional monitors.

EET 2235 Instrumentation Technology 3 Credits
Instrumentation technology provides a comprehensive coverage of components, circuits, instruments and control techniques used in the process control technology field. This course is ideal for students and technicians who will be installing, troubleshooting, repairing, tuning and calibrating instrumentation devices in manufacturing. Prerequisite(s): EET 1210

EET 2430 Robotics & Automation 3 Credits
Basic robotics and automation principles, including sensor technology, motion principles, and microcontroller technology, are applied. Degrees of freedom, multi-axis motion, gripper technology and other robotic features are covered. Lab includes programming of robots, interfacing sensors, and troubleshooting basic hardware and software problems, as well as analog to digital converter and digital to analog converter applications. Prerequisite(s): EET 1310 or consent of program coordinator

EET 2655 Applied Electricity 4 Credits
This introductory course in the design of residential and commercial electrical systems covers basic principles of electricity, electrical wiring methods, code interpretation, service requirements, utilization voltages, print reading, electrical circuit design and three-phase power applications for commercial systems. Additional topics include electrical power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as distributed generation systems using alternative energy sources.

EET 2900 Special Topics 1-4 Credits
Special projects and applications in emerging technology. Content will vary, as this course is a means for classes to explore certain topics in depth not covered in the general curriculum. May be repeated up to 9 credits. Prerequisite(s): Consent of program coordinator

EET 2910 Data Acquisition & Control 2 Credits
LabVIEW will be emphasized in solving problems in instrumentation and control. This course covers basic data acquisition and control techniques. Prerequisite(s): EET 1210

EET 2920 Programmable Controllers 2 Credits
An introductory course in programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and basic applications in which they are used. Topics include an overview of PLCs, PLC hardware components, basics of PLC programming, development of fundamental PLC wiring diagrams and ladder programs, programming timers and counters, advanced programming techniques, and PLC control of motors and processes. Prerequisite(s): EET 1012

EET 2940 Alternative Energy Conversions 2 Credits
This course provides an introduction to a variety of residential and commercial distributed generation technologies, with an emphasis on photovoltaic systems. Topics include basic understanding of direct current and alternating current systems, electrical generation techniques, load assessment, system sizing, system installation, and technology applications. The course covers on-grid and off-grid systems. In addition, the course introduces the student to other alternative energy conversion techniques, such as wind technology, fuel cells and others. Prerequisite(s): EET 1012 or consent of program coordinator

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