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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Electronics - 18 courses
ELEC104 Key Principles of Advanced Manufacturing (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduces the basic principles and practices of Safety and Quality used in manufacturing environments. Safety instruction covers topics including; Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), confined space, lockout/tag out, zero energy state, hazardous materials, storage of flammable materials, storage of fuel gas and high pressure gas cylinders, portable powered tool safety, hand tool safety, record keeping, training employer enforcement of safety regulations, and right to know. This course also covers current quality control concepts and techniques in industry with emphasis on modern manufacturing requirements. Topics of instruction include basic statistical and probability theory, sampling techniques, process control charts, nature of variation, histograms, attributes and variable charts. This course will use lecture, lab, online simulation and programming to prepare students for Certified Production Technician Testing through Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).
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ELEC150 Electricity for HVAC (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course will cover electrical safety, reading wiring diagrams, basic electrical circuits, electrical meters, components, symbols and circuitry common to HVAC systems. Alternating current, power distribution, and voltage systems will be discussed.
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ELEC160 Intro to Electricity/Electronics (Fall and Spring) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Introduction to fundamental concepts of the production and usage of electricity. Study of DC/AC circuits with emphasis on problem solving and component identification.
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ELEC161 Residential Wiring (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: In this course will teach the student the principals of AC electricity, the techniques utilized in home wiring, and safety requirements involved in residential electricity. Students will receive hands-on practice and should finish the course with the knowledge necessary to safely perform most electrical tasks around the home.
Notes [ C]

ELEC165 Introduction to AC Circuits (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Analysis of AC circuits with resistors, capacitors and inductors emphasized. Along with how various passive filters are designed using them. Also analysis and use of transformers will be studied. Proficient use of electronic test equipment will be stressed in measuring time varying quantities in order to understand and troubleshoot AC electronic circuits.
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ELEC167 Electronic Circuits I (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed for the college students who need training in the principles and applications of analog electronic devices, circuits, and systems, such as solid-state devices like diodes and transistors. The concepts of rectification from AC to DC using diodes and signal gain in single/multi stage amplifiers circuits will be introduced. Special semiconductor devices will be introduced and how they are used in electronic circuits will be studied. The purpose of this course is to assist in the education and preparations of technicians, who can effectively diagnose, repair, verify, and install electronic circuits and systems.
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ELEC168 Mechatronics II (Industrial Electricity) (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: A study of three phase AC voltage as applied to power sources, distribution, and usage. Motors, generators, transformers, and other heavy power units stressed. Wiring of industrial 3-phase motor control circuits is emphasized.
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ELEC175 PC Applications in Electronics (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: PC Applications in Electronics concentrates on various circuit simulation and document producing software. MultiSim is utilized to construct and simulate many different types of AC/DC and analog/digital circuits. Computer familiarization is covered and creating technical documents, which include technical symbols, equations and graphs are emphasized.
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ELEC220 Opto-Electronics (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: An introduction to the electromagnetic spectrum, photo diodes, photo transistors, op amps, and fiber optic systems, as well as the applications of CMOS/TTL integrated circuits in audio, oscillator, and fiber optic circuits. Course offers a look into optical couplings, optical isolation, optical drivers, and fiber cables. Transmitting and receiving of digital/analog information using fiber optic cable will also be presented.
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ELEC250 Mechatronics IV (Pneumatics & Controls) (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Introduces the basic principles and practices of fluid power technology used in advanced manufacturing and mechatronic systems, This course will examine fluid power components and fluid power circuit design.
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ELEC255 Service Electronics (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: This course will cover troubleshooting electric and electronic control devices and HVAC control systems. Systematic diagnosis and troubleshooting methods and procedures will be stressed.
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ELEC269 Mechatronics III (Programmable Controllers) (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers using modern programming terminals operating in Windows 7 environment. Rockwell software: RSLinx and RSLogix are combined for application to SLC500, MicroLogix and ControlLogix 5000.
Notes [ C]

ELEC273 Digital Electronics I (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course covers fundamentals of modern Digital Electronic systems. Boolean equations are derived for logic circuits and Boolean Algebra simplification techniques are employed to reduce the logic equations. Also from Boolean equations logic circuits are constructed. The use of AND, OR, NAND, NOR, Inverters, and flip-flops in constructing logic circuits are covered in detail.
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ELEC274 Digital Electronics II (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed for the college students who need training in contemporary state-of-the-art Microcontroller systems. The study of Microcontroller Systems and Basic Programming Language concepts are introduced and explained. The connection of peripherals, AD/DA converters, motor-control with the computer is studied. The study of digital circuits with emphasis on design problems and component identification, bus architecture, and microprocessor architecture will be included.
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ELEC275 Industrial Automation (Fall) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Application of the Programmable Logic Controller (see ELEC 269) to machine and process problems. An introduction of programmable controllers using application to industrial process and material handling.
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ELEC276 Advanced Automation Techniques (Spring) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Program and hardwire SLC 500, SLC 5/02, SLC 5/04 and Allen Bradley MicroLogix processors to exercise activities performed in industrial setting. Attention to program analysis, input/output and file control is stressed. Troubleshooting is done on Festo Mechatronic station with ABB robot arm.
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ELEC277 Siemens Programmable Controllers (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will introduce the student to the hardware, setup, and basic Simatic S7 software. The configuration of programming software for different hardware set-ups will be introduced. Basic programming in Siemens using rack addressing with slots (input/output modules) will be taught and emphasized. Basic troubleshooting techniques will be taught and practiced by building a simple industrial system.
Notes [ C]

ELEC290 Supervised Occupational Experience (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training in an Electronics related area during the fourth semester.
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