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ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

All courses are 2 units, delivered in 8-week sessions of 2 hours online lecture and 4 hours of in-class lab.

The full course outlines are available on the Academic Services website here.

ESYS Course Descriptions

ESYS 50 - Introduction to Electronic Systems Technology

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. 

ESYS 51 - Fabrication Techniques for Electronic Systems Technology

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.

ESYS 52 -Electronic Systems Measurement and Troubleshooting

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 50.

ESYS 54 - Analog Circuits and Semiconductor Devices

Analog circuits, including amplifiers, oscillators, and filters, using single-chip analog devices, operational amplifiers, field-effect transistors, bipolar transistors. Prerequisite: ESYS 52.

ESYS 55A - Microcontroller Systems

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.

ESYS 55B - Digital Logic Systems

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 55.

ESYS 56A -Electronic Power Systems I

Switching power supply systems. Alternative energy systems. Advanced power bus management and control systems. Prerequisite: ESYS 52.

ESYS 56B - Electronic Power Systems II

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 56A.

ESYS 57A - Process Control Systems

Programmable logic control systems; function, interrelationship, and troubleshooting of systems components. PLC input/output systems and requirements. Ladder logic programming using basic I/O instructions, logic instructions, timers, counters, and comparison functions. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ESYS 50.

ESYS 57B - PLC and Robotic System Components

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 57A.

ESYS 58 - Wireless Communication Systems

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 52.

ESYS 60 - Electronic Systems Analysis

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 54 and INDT 74, ELEC 65, or eligible for MATH 55.

ESYS 61 -Electronic Systems Project Management

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 51 and one of the following: ESYS 54, ESYS 55B, ESYS 56B, or ESYS 57B.

ESYS 62 -Home Technology Systems

Hands-on training in digital home networking and systems integration. Home network design and configuration; home network central components and low-voltage wiring; video and audio fundamentals; audio/video installation and setup; wiring standards, testing and certification; troubleshooting.

ESYS-63A - IT Essentials: PC Hardware/Software I

Preparation for the CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam. 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.

ESYS-63B - IT Essentials: PC Hardware/Software II

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. Prerequisite: ESYS 63A

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