Electronic Systems Technology Courses

Electronic Systems Technology


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ESYS 201 - Electronic Project Prototyping    ( 54.00 Units )
Development and prototyping of student-selected electronic projects. Automated design tools, automated and hand fabrication and electronic assembly techniques, measurement and evaluation of prototypes.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will utilize hand, power, and automated fabrication tools to create a prototype of a student-selected project.

ESYS 202 - Electronic Circuit Calculations and Analysis    ( 36.00 Units )
Application of algebraic and trigonometric calculations and formulas applied to electronic circuit examples. Digital logic applied to combinational and sequential circuits.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will apply algebraic formulas and electrical laws and theorems to analyze passive DC circuits.
  2. Student will apply trigonometric formulas and electrical laws and theorems to analyze passive AC circuits
  3. Student will apply digital logic functions and theorems to analyze digital logic circuits.

ESYS 203 - Electronic Circuit Measurements and Analysis    ( 54.00 Units )
Measurement and presentation of data in analog and digital circuits. Emphasis on comparison and correlation of measured data with calculated circuit analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will perform specified AC and DC measurements in analog and digital circuits, and apply circuit analysis to validate their measurement data.

ESYS 50 - Introduction to Electronic Systems Technology    ( 2.00 Units )
Introduction to electronic systems and circuits. Overview of career opportunities and job duties with electronic systems technology. Direct current and alternating current circuits including Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws. Measurement and characterization of electronic systems at the block diagram level. Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will describe and analyze the operation of basic electronic circuits using appropriate electronic terminology, theory, and mathematical relationships.
  2. The student will use test and measurement equipment to perform basic voltage, current, resistance, and timing measurements on electronic circuits.

ESYS 51 - Fabrication Techniques for Electronic Systems Technology    ( 2.00 Units )
Prototype development includes sheet metal, printed circuit board layout and fabrication, connection and soldering techniques, use of hand tools, and machines in electronic fabrication. Use of computer software tools as applied to electronic fabrication.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will use standard software applications to document the construction and assembly of an electronic system.
  2. The student will use standard tools to perform soldering, assembly, and fabrication tasks on electronic assemblies and systems.

ESYS 52 - Electronic Systems Measurement and Troubleshooting    ( 2.00 Units )
Measurement and characterization of electronic systems, data collection, and reporting results in industry-accepted formats. Comparing system and component performance to published specifications and developing troubleshooting techniques. Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will connect and configure a mixed-signal oscilloscope to measure complex analog and digital signals.
  2. The student will identify and/or describe circuit and equipment elements and specifications that are relevant to performing accurate measurements.

ESYS 54 - Analog Circuits and Semiconductor Devices    ( 2.00 Units )
Analog circuits, including amplifiers, oscillators, and filters, using single-chip analog devices, operational amplifiers, field-effect transistors, bipolar transistors.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify op-amp circuit configurations and calculate gain and impedances for the circuit.
  2. The student will identify the terminals and basic internal construction of MOSFET transistors, and describe the operation of MOSFET switching and amplifier circuits.

ESYS 55A - Microcontroller Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
Architecture, programming, application and troubleshooting of single-chip microcontroller electronic systems. Digital building blocks, number systems, programming in high-level and assembly language. Interfacing the microcontroller for practical applications, measurement techniques and instrumentation, troubleshooting techniques.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will interpret manufacturers' data sheets and reference documentation and apply principles of digital and microcontroller systems to describe the operation of a given microcontroller system.
  2. The student will use standard test equipment, system documentation, and software program listings to measure and verify timing, inputs, and outputs of a given basic microcontroller system.

ESYS 55B - Digital Logic Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
Architecture, programming, application and troubleshooting of complex programmable logic device (CPLD) electronic systems. Includes programming in VHDL. Digital building blocks, number systems, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, integrated logic families, digital circuit measurement techniques and instrumentation, troubleshooting techniques.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify basic digital logic elements and analyze the operation of digital logic circuits in simulations and FPGA implementations.
  2. The student will use standard test equipment, system documentation, logic diagrams, and VHDL listings to measure and verify timing, inputs, and outputs of a given basic logic circuit implemented in an FPGA.

ESYS 56A - Electronic Power Systems I    ( 2.00 Units )
Switching power supply systems. Alternative energy systems. Advanced power bus management and control systems.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will describe the major components, operating parameters, benefits, and challenges of alternative energy systems.
  2. The student will measure and calculate output power and efficiency of a power supply system.

ESYS 56B - Electronic Power Systems II    ( 2.00 Units )
Power supply transformer, rectifier and filtering circuits. Measurement of line and load regulation, ripple, and efficiency in linear and switching power supply systems. Linear regulation techniques and troubleshooting.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify, compare, and contrast the configuration and operation of buck, boost, and buck-boost switch-mode power supplies.
  2. The student will measure, identify characteristic waveforms, and troubleshoot a switch-mode power supply.

ESYS 57A - Process Control Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
Programmable logic control systems; function, interrelationship, and troubleshootingof systems components. PLC input/output systems and requirements. Ladder logic programming using basic I/O instructions, logic instructions, timers, counters, and comparison functions.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will describe the functions and operations of a process control system at the block level.
  2. The student will implement and troubleshoot a basic functional control system using ladder-logic programming.

ESYS 57B - PLC and Robotic System Components    ( 2.00 Units )
Integration of sensors, indicators, controllers and final control elements for Programmable Logic Control and robotic systems. Control loop theory, PID, loop tuning, and control loop troubleshooting Process control system design and tuning.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will measure inputs and outputs, identify logic states during operation, and troubleshoot a PLC-controlled system.
  2. The student will measure, evaluate, and optimize the open- and closed-loop response of a PID control system.

ESYS 57C - Electrical Motors and Control Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
Electrical motors and controls for commercial and industrial applications. DC, stepper, 1-phase and 3-phase AC motors, including variable-frequency drives. Includes motor theory and hands-on applications.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will compare and contrast DC, stepper, and AC motors and their associated control systems.
  2. The student will configure, operate, and troubleshoot DC, stepper, and AC motor systems.

ESYS 57D - Industrial Networks and Internet of Things    ( 2.00 Units )
Networking and security standards for industrial systems. Includes Ethernet, TC/IP, and emerging standards for IoT (Internet of Things) networks. Wired and wireless network communication systems. IoT security frameworks, guidance, and policies.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. ESYS 57D SLO 1: The student will compare and contrast the wireless protocols for IoT industrial sensors.
  2. ESYS 57D SLO 2: The student will configure, and troubleshoot as needed, multiple IoT sensors and demonstrate data collection.

ESYS 58 - Wireless Communication Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
Introduction to wireless communications concepts and data communications, including modulation techniques, antenna and wave propagation. Digital data communication fundamentals and digital modulation techniques. Fiber optic and laser technology.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe modulation techniques used in electronic communication.
  2. Use standard test equipment to troubleshoot and apply software tools in the analysis and design of communication circuits.

ESYS 60 - Electronic Systems Analysis    ( 2.00 Units )
Analysis of electronic systems and circuits using modern software tools and mathematical formulae. Reactive circuits, active devices, amplifier, oscillator, and filter circuits. Includes many, but not all, of the objectives for the ETA and ISCET Certified Electronic Technician exam.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will analyze MOSFET and BJT class-A amplifier circuits to determine DC biasing, AC voltages, and amplifier gain.
  2. The student will analyze RC, RL and RCL circuits to determine impedances, voltages, currents, and frequency response.

ESYS 61 - Electronic Systems Project Management    ( 2.00 Units )
Planning, tracking, and completing electronics prototype projects; includes chassis, printed circuit board layout, connection and soldering techniques, use of hand tools, and machines in electronic fabrication. Use of computer software tools as applied to project management and electronic fabrication.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will evaluate the effectiveness of working in a team.
  2. The student will plan, construct, document, track, and report a prototype electronics project in a team environment.

ESYS 62 - Internet of Things: Home Technology Systems    ( 2.00 Units )
The interconnections of people, process, data, and things; the four "pillars" that form the "Internet of Things (IoT)." Hands-on training in digital home networking and integration of IoT security and entertainment systems. Home network design and configuration. Testing and troubleshooting of IoT systems.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will configure and troubleshoot, as needed, typical home technology systems.
  2. The student will describe the operation and configuration procedures for typical home technology systems.
  3. The student will install, configure, troubleshoot, and operate a home theatre system and a home security and surveillance system.
  4. The student will produce a configuration and operation manual for a home theater system and a home security and surveillance system.

ESYS 63A - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software I    ( 2.00 Units )
First of two courses of the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials program. Students will describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills, and communication skills. May not receive credit if Computer Application Systems 83 has been completed.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify the fundamental principles, components, and procedures for servicing and maintaining Personal Computer Systems, as identified by the Comp-TIA A+ certification competencies.
  2. The student will install, perform fundamental configuration tasks, and demonstrate basic troubleshooting on the hardware and software of a Personal Computer System.

ESYS 63B - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software II    ( 2.00 Units )
Second of two courses of the Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials program. Students will describe the process for upgrading computer hardware, assemble a computer system, upgrade, configure, and optimize an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional advanced topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills. May not receive credit if Computer Application Systems 83 has been completed.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify the advanced principles, components, and procedures for servicing and maintaining Personal Computer Systems, as identified by the Comp-TIA A+ certification competencies.
  2. The student will update, perform advanced configuration tasks, and demonstrate advanced troubleshooting on the hardware and software of a Personal Computer System.

ESYS 70 - Bridge to Electronic Systems Technology    ( 3.00 Units )
Basic electronic theory, formulas, and calculations applied to DC and AC circuits and systems. Electrical quantities and units, including unit prefixes, scientific notation and engineering notation. Algebraic manipulation of formulas, reading and plotting of four-quadrant graphs. Logarithmic functions applied to decibel, time constant, and other electronic applications. Trigonometric functions applied to AC sine wave circuits

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will describe the operation of basic electronic circuits using appropriate electronic terminology, theory, and mathematical relationships.
  2. The student will solve basic electronic equations using a scientific calculator.
  3. The student will use test and measurement equipment to perform basic voltage, current, and resistance measurements on electronic circuits.