Electronics (ETRO)

Classes

ETRO 18 : General Electronics

This introduction to DC, AC, semi-conductor, and digital electronics includes characteristics, applications, power supplies, and amplifiers. The course also includes the use of the oscilloscope and meters.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 75. Qualified for MATH 75X.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ETRO 101 : Introduction to Electronics Technology

This course introduces the fundamentals of electronics, computer technology, and electrical components. It also develops applications of basic arithmetic and mathematics to electronic and computer technology, engineering notation, electrical units, and schematic diagrams. Finally, it provides the theory and applications of electronic measuring instruments and the construction of circuits.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ETRO 105 : Circuit Analysis I

This course covers fundamental topics including resistance, and networks, with DC voltage sources and circuit analysis. It also demonstrates Ohm’s law, Kirchoff’s laws, Thevenin’s theorem, and maximum power theorems. Students will develop step-by-step problem solving methods and hands-

on laboratory applications and utilize electronics measurement instrumentation and software for data analysis.

credits

4

Class Hours

3 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for MATH 103.

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 106 : Circuit Analysis II

The course teaches practical and theoretical principles of AC circuits and waveforms and reinforces trouble shooting and circuit analysis skills. In addition, magnitude, phase, rectangular and polar forms for sinusoids, impedance, and power vectors will be introduced. Time domain and frequency domain solutions for capacitive and inductive circuits will be studied and filter circuits will be demonstrated.

credits

4

Class Hours

3 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 105.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 140B : Cisco Networking 1

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. The principles and structure of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and the fundamentals of Ethernet concepts, media, and operations are introduced to provide a foundation for the curriculum. By the end of the course, students will be able to build simple LANs, perform basic configurations for routers and switches, and implement IP addressing schemes.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 140C : Cisco Networking 2

This course introduces the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in a small network. Students learn how to configure a router and a switch for basic functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches; implement and troubleshoot common issues with static, RIPv2, single-area OSPFv2, and single-area OSPFv3 routing protocols; implement inter-VLAN routing in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks; secure the network with Access Control Lists (ACLs); and apply essential network services such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for IPv4 and IPv6, and Network Address Translation (NAT).

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 140B.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 143 : Digital Electronics

This course is an introduction to number systems, codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, and ICs used in digital circuits. Digital design using both logic gates and the VHDL programming language are studied.

Analog-to-digital/digital-to-analog and microprocessor interfacing are introduced.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for MATH 103.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 143L : Digital Electronics Laboratory

This course demonstrates the principles studied in ETRO 143 by means of laboratory experiments. Digital electronics concepts presented in ETRO 143 lectures are verified and reinforced by simulating, building, and testing digital electronics and computer circuits.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

Admission into the Electronics Technology program. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 161 : Introduction to Optics and Photonics

This introductory photonics course covers the physics of light, laser safety, geometric optics, lenses, mirrors, polarizing lenses, interference/ diffraction waves, laser physics, optical imaging, and bio-photonics. Lab experiments and projects are embedded to reinforce the theory and provide practical experience for those interested in pursuing a career in this field.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100 and MATH 103.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 166 : Introduction to Fiber Optics

This course is an introduction to fiber optic communications, providing a basic background and featuring hands-on training for installation and maintenance.

Emphasis will be on fiber optic data links for Local Area Network (LAN) applications. The basic background will cover the technology for fiber optic communications: fiber, cables, splices and connectors, emitters and detectors, transmitters and receivers, data links, LANs, and equipment for installation and maintenance.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100. Qualified for MATH 103.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ETRO 187 : Computer Hardware and OS

This course covers the fundamentals of computer hardware, software, and advanced concepts such as security, networking, and responsibilities of an Information Technology (IT) professional. Students who complete this course will be able to describe the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install and configure operating systems, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also be able to connect to the Internet and share resources in a networked environment. This course includes an introduction to mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones and client side virtualization. Hands-on labs are an essential element of the course.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 199V : Projects in Electronics

Students in this independent studies course are expected to write a project proposal which states the objectives or scope of the project, materials cost, expected outcomes, and implementation plan. A schedule of lab use time and instructor consultation time should also be included. The project must be documented and a final report is expected.

credits

1 - 4

Class Hours

3 hours (1 credit), 5 hours (2 credits), 7 hours (3 credits), 9 hours (4 credits)

Prerequisites

Approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ETRO 210 : Electronic Technology I

This course introduces basic theory as well as operations of solid-state devices and applies to diodes, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, Zener diodes, photonic devices, and other semiconductor devices. Students will study electronic circuits performing rectifying and amplification. They will also investigate common amplifier devices and usages, and instrumentation applications.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 106. 

ETRO 240B : Cisco Networking 3

This course describes the architecture, components, and operations of routers and switches in larger and more complex networks. Students learn how to configure routers and switches for advanced functionality. By the end of this course, students will be able to configure and troubleshoot routers and switches and resolve common issues with Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP), and Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) in a small-to-medium network.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 140B and ETRO 140C.

Semester Offered

Fall

ETRO 240C : Cisco Networking 4

This course discusses the WAN technologies and network services required by converged applications in a complex network. The course enables students to understand the selection criteria of network devices and WAN technologies to meet network requirements. Students learn how to configure and troubleshoot network devices and resolve common issues with data link protocols. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement virtual private network (VPN) operations in a complex network.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 240B, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 244 : Cisco CCNA Security

CCNA Security is a hands-on career-oriented course preparing students with the associate-level knowledge and skills required to secure Cisco networks. Emphasis is placed on the development of a security infrastructure; identification of threats and vulnerabilities to networks; mitigation of security threats; and core security technologies. Students will experience hands-on installation, troubleshooting and monitoring of network devices to maintain integrity, confidentiality, and availability of data and devices.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ETRO 140C, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 245 : Advanced Routing

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and skills needed to manage Internet Protocol (IP)

traffic and access; understand scalable internetworks; configure advanced routing protocols including Border Gateway Protocol [BGP], Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol [EIGRP], and Open Shortest Path First [OSPF]; configuration of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6); and configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.

Comprehensive labs emphasize hands- on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 140B, ETRO 140C, ETRO 240B, and ETRO 240C or valid CCNA certification, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 247 : Multilayer Switching

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in monitoring and maintaining complex enterprise routed and switched Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices, in a systematic approach.

Extensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration and troubleshooting skills.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 140B, ETRO 140C, ETRO 240B, and ETRO 240C or valid CCNA certification, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 248 : Network Troubleshooting

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills in monitoring and maintaining complex enterprise routed and switched Internet Protocol (IP) networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices, in a systematic approach.

Extensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration and troubleshooting skills.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ETRO 245, ETRO 246, and ETRO 247.

ETRO 257 : RF Communications

This course studies the general principles and characteristics of a variety of Radio Frequency (RF) Communications Systems. The coverage includes the analysis of digital and analog communications systems, subsystems, modulation techniques, and circuits. RF communication theory will be reinforced in lab with practical hands- on experience.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in ETRO 106.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 275 : Fundamentals of Linux

This course introduces the student to fundamentals of the Linux- based system that provides essential services for a local area network. Upon completion of this course, the student will have a basic understanding of the Linux operating system and have hands-on experience installing, managing, and troubleshooting the Linux operating system.

credits

3

Class Hours

6 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ICS 101, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

ETRO 280 : Microprocessor Architecture, Programming, and Interfacing

Microprocessor trainers will be used to introduce microprocessor architecture, interfacing, and machine language programming. Memory, interfaces, I/O devices, and interrupt processed I/O will also be covered.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Acceptance into Electronics Technology program. Qualified for ENG. Qualified for MATH 103.

Semester Offered

Spring

ETRO 287 : Computer Systems and Networking

This course prepares students for work in maintaining, servicing, troubleshooting, and repairing PCs, peripheral devices, operating systems, as well as communication systems and networks. Students will build, upgrade, install, maintain, and troubleshoot computer and networking hardware. Topics include cabling of voice and data networks, LANs and WANs architecture and protocols, networking devices, wireless networking, and network security.

credits

4

Class Hours

3 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 105 or ETRO 280.

ETRO 287L : Computer Systems and Networking Laboratory

Computer Systems and Networking Laboratory is a co-requisite course to ETRO 287. Students gain hands-on experience working with computer hardware, peripheral devices, operating systems, and networks by working on a series of laboratory assignments. Students will build, upgrade, maintain, and troubleshoot computer and network hardware. Operating system installation, optimization, and troubleshooting are also included. Students also research and develop a project related to computer technology and present this project as a capstone experience. This experience reinforces the content of the computer systems lecture course and provides the necessary qualification to work as entry-level computer technicians.

credits

1

Class Hours

3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in ETRO 280, or approval of instructor.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring