Electronics Technology

About the Program

The Electronics Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and practical experience that is necessary for entry-level employment in the many fields of electronics. Emphasis through-out the program is on understanding principles that are basic to the broad utilization of electronics across a wide spectrum of industrial, commercial, and consumer applications.

Pearl River Community College’s Electronic Technology Program is designed to accept the student from high school who has basic knowledge of science and mathematics. Instruction emphasizes theory, circuits, trouble-shooting, testing, digital principles, design basics, and motor and control devices.

The Associates of Applied Science Degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the Electronics Technology curriculum.

Career Opportunities in the Field

The electronics industry is a lucrative and rewarding field that offers many avenues to success. The demand for Electronics Techni-cians is increasing rapidly with the deployment of new technologies in the field. Employment opportunities exist in electronic design, various manufacturing process, repair and mainte-nance of electronic devices, computers, and electronic communication equipment.

Course Descriptions

Course TitleCourse DescriptionCourse Number
Introduction to Aerospace Technology. (1) This course provides students with a foundation of knowledge and technically oriented experience in the study of Aerospace Technologies, its effects upon their lives, and career opportunities. The content includes the study of aerospace industry terminology and acronyms, safety, tools, machines, materials, processes, and systems. One lecture hour per week.EET1101
DC Circuits. (3) or (4) An overview of fundamental electronic components and circuits. Resistors, capacitors, inductors and transformers are detailed. This course includes: Ohms Law, series and parallel circuits, network theorems, and power systems. Proper use of test equipment, laboratory procedures, safety and soldering techniques are also stressed. Two lecture and two lab hours per week or Three lecture and two lab hours per week.EET1113/4
AC Circuits. (3) Prerequisites: EET 1113 or EET 1114 This course is designed to provide students with the principles and theories associated with AC circuits. This course includes the study of electrical circuits, laws and formulae and the use of test equipment to analyze AC circuits. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.EET1123
Introduction to Photonics. (2) or (3) Prerequisite: MAT 1313 Introduction to Photonics explores the fundamentals of photonics theory including concepts, application in the workplace, and career opportunities. Photonics is defined as the controlled flow of light particles (photons) used in the generation, manipulation, transport, detection, and use of light information and energy. This course will explore the production and nature of light including: the laws of reflection and refraction, theory of image formation, principles of wave optics (including intEET1182/3
Fundamentals of Electronics. (2) or (3) This course if designed to provide fundamental skills associated with all electronics courses. This course includes safety, bread-boarding, use of calculator, test equipment familiarization, soldering, electronic symbols and terminology. One lecture and two lab or two lecture and two lab hours per week.EET1192/3
Digital Electronics. (3) or (4) The uses for digital circuits are explored. A thorough treatment of the binary, octal and hexadecimal number systems and the conversion of numbers with different radix or bases. Also covered are digital codes and alpha-numeric codes. Binary logic gates are covered and the application of the universal NAND gate is introduced. The rules and laws of Boolean algebra, Demorgan?s theorems and the simplification of gate networks by the use of Boolean algebra and Karnaugh mapping are also covered. CEET1213/4
Orientation to Biomedical Equipment Repair. (1) A course designed to orient students to the biomedical field. Topics covered are the different career paths that are open to students and the organization and operation of the hospital environment. One lecture hour per week.EET1311
Microprocessors. (3) or (4) Prerequisite: EET 1113/4, EET 1123, EET 1333/4, EET 1213/4 The objective of this course is to give the student both a solid theoretical and practical introduction to the wide array of microprocessors and support integrated circuits found in the microcomputer and a wide range of microprocessor controlled industrial electronic applications. Basic microprocessor architectural concepts, block diagram analysis, communicating with the microprocessors, memory and mass storage and input and output hardware techniques are covered in the course. Emphasis is plaEET1323/4
Solid State Devices and Circuits. (3) Prerequisite: EET 1113 or EET 1114 or ELT 1144 A comprehensive study of semiconductor diodes and transistors. Solid state circuits including rectifiers, clippers, clamps, power supplies, Zener regulators, filters, bipolar amplifier circuits and power amplifiers. Temperature effects, biasing techniques, configuration, frequency ranges and other parameters are analyzed. Two lecture and two lab hours per week or three lecture and two lab hours per week.EET1333/4
Mathematics for Electronics. (3) This course is designed for the student in engineering related technology and will provide the mathematics skills technicians will need in the workforce. It will focus on practical and applied skills. Students will work with real-world concepts, systems and problems. Topics covered include mathematical operations using scientific and engineering notation, engineering metric conversion, SI units, data measurements, linear algebraic equations and linear graphing. Three lecture hours per week.EET1513
Computer Fundamentals for Electronics. (3) This course is designed to introduce the student to the nomenclature and technology used within the computer environment. Emphasis is on use and understanding of microcomputer components and peripherals. Lab periods will place emphasis on use of the personal computer. Both applications software and operating systems will be addressed in the course material. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.EET1613
Drafting for Electronic/Electrical Technology. (3) This course is designed to provide instruction on the preparation and interpretation of schematics. One lecture and four lab hours per week.EET1713
CET Practical. (1) A course to provide students with an opportunity to review all topics of electronics technology to apply their knowledge towards successfully passing the CET (Certified Electronic Technician) certification offered by ETA (Electronic Technicians Association.)EET2111
Supervised Work Experience in Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology I. (3-6) Prerequisite: Consent of instructor A course which is a cooperative program between the health care facility and education which is designed to integrate the student?s technical studies with health care experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of 1 semester hour per 45 health care contact hours. Three to eighteen internship hours.EET211(3-6)
Supervised Work Experience in Biomedical Equipment Repair Technology II. (3-6) Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and EET 211(3-6) Continuation of EET 211(3-6) with advanced study in the repair and maintenance of bio-medical equipment. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of 1 semester hour per 45 health care contact hours. Three to eighteen internship hours.EET222(3-6)
Linear Integrated Circuits. (3) or (4) Prerequisite: EET 1333/4 A coverage of advanced solid state devices such as FET?s, MOSFETS, UJT?s, Thyristors and other special devices. Chip technology is analyzed from differential amps to numerous operational amplifier chips to include inverting, non inverting op ams, adders, subtractors, comparitors, followers and instrumentation amplifiers. Also covered are oscillators, 555 timer, basic multivibrators and electronic regulator circuits. Two lecture and two lab hours per week or three lecture and two lab hours pEET2333/4
Electronic Communication. (3) or (4) Prerequisite: EET 1333/4 This course along with the prerequisite provides the student with the technical knowledge to prepare for entry into the field of electronic Communication. Emphasis is placed on system analysis and trouble analysis for each of the Communication systems covered. Topics studied include transmitters and receivers designed for amplitude, frequency and phase modulation systems along with circuit alignment and failure analysis and repair. Transmission lines and antennas, Communication systems and noEET2413/4
Fundamentals of Fiber Optics. (3) Prerequisite: EET 2413 or EET 2414 This course introduces the student to the optical fiber, its characteristics, manufacturing techniques and fiber optic components. Fiber optic sources and detectors are studied in detail and is supported by experiments. The course also includes the study of fiber optic transmitters, fiber optic receivers, modulation, multiplexing and fiber optic communication system design and trouble analysis. Two lecture and two lab hours per week.EET2423
Interfacing Techniques. (4) Prerequisite: EET 1323 or EET 1324 An in-depth study of the major components of a PC type microcomputer. As each major section of the computer is covered in class, a companion exercise is conducted in the laboratory which is followed by a troubleshooting exercise on the same section or board. Emphasis is placed not only on failure analysis at the board level but also at the component level. The course covers hardware, the operating system and agnostic software. in the hardware instruction, the unit objectives consist of CPU, EET2514
Special Project in Electronics Technology. (1-3) This course is designed to provide the student with practical application of skills and knowledge gained in other electronics or electronics-related technical courses. The instructor works closely with the student to insure that the selection of a project will enhance the student?s learning experience. Two to six lab hours per week.EET291(1-3)
Supervised Work Experience in Electronics Technology. (1-6) This course is a cooperative program between industry and education and is designed to integrate the student?s technical studies with industrial experience. Variable credit is awarded on the basis of semester hour per 45 industrial contact hours. Three to eighteen internship hours per week.EET292(1-6)