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CETT 1204   High-Reliability Soldering (2)
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Instruction in this course will teach high reliability soldering, desoldering, circuitry repair, plated-thru-hole repairs, conformal coating removal, industry standards, electrostatic discharge (ESD) control, surface mount device (SMD) installation, removal and replacement using hand held systems or reflow workstations. Students will solder highly reliable connections; solder to industry standards; desolder connections; install surface mount devices; remove surface mount devices; remove conformal coatings; repair and/or replace traces, pads, and eyelets. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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CETT 1331   Technical Programming (3)
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Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Introduction to a high level programming language such as BASIC, PASCAL, or "C." Topics include structured programming and problem solving as they apply to technical applications. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1431. The student may register for either CETT 1331 or CETT 1431, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CETT 1403   DC Circuits (4)
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A study of the fundamentals of direct current including Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws and circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis on circuit analysis of resistive networks and DC measurements. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1303. The student may register for either CETT 1403 or CETT 1303, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1405   AC Circuits (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
A study of the fundamentals of alternating current including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers, and resonance. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1305. The student may register for either CETT 1405 or CETT 1305, but may receive credit for only one of the two (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1407   Fundamentals of Electronics (4)
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Applies concepts of electricity, electronics, and digital fundamentals; supports programs requiring a general knowledge of electronics. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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CETT 1425   Digital Fundamentals (4)
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An entry level course in digital electronics covering number systems, binary mathematics, digital codes, logic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, and combinational logic. Emphasis on circuit logic analysis and troubleshooting digital circuits. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1325. The student may register for either CETT 1425 or CETT 1325, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1429   Solid State Devices (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1403 and credit or concurrent enrollment in CETT 1405.
A study of diodes, transistor characteristics and other semiconductor devices, including analysis of static and dynamic characteristics, biasing techniques, and thermal considerations. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1329. The student may register for either CETT 1429 or CETT 1329, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab./3 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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CETT 1431   Programming for Discrete Electronic Devices (4)
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Introduction to a high level programming language. Includes structured programming and problem solving applicable to discrete electronic devices. This course is cross-listed as CETT 1331. The student may register for either CETT 1331 or CETT 1431, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1441   Solid State Circuits (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
A study of various semiconductor devices incorporated in circuits and their applications. Emphasis on circuit construction, measurements, and analysis. Topics will include JFETs, MOSFETs, oscillators, thyristors, power supply systems, voltage regulators, multistage amplifiers and power amplifiers. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1445   Microprocessor (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1425.
An introductory course in microprocessor software and hardware; its architecture, timing sequence, operation, and programming; and discussion of appropriate software diagnostic language and tools. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1449   Digital Systems (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Digital Systems is a course in electronics covering digital systems. Emphasis on application and troubleshooting digital systems using counters, registers, code converters, multiplexers, analog-to-digital circuits, digital-to-analog circuits, and large-scale integrated circuits. The student will evaluate the operation of digital systems while operating in correct and fault mode using various test instruments; describe the difference between a digital system and an analog system; and draw a simple block diagram of a digital computer system. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1457   Linear Integrated Circuits (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
In depth coverage of the characteristics, operations, stabilization, testing, and feedback techniques of linear integrated circuits. Application in computation, measurements, instrumentation, and active filtering. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1470   Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Foundations (4)
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students should have a good understanding of Local Area Network (LAN) and Internet Protocol concepts such as that provided by the PTR Introduction to Data Communications and Networking course. Knowledge of the BASIC workings of a PBX is recommended.
The objective of this course is to provide a technical and practical overview of Voice over IP (VoIP). The course identifies the main elements of the technology and presents them in an accessible format. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 1471   Wireless Site Survey (4)
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Understanding of basic wireless LAN and basic networking concepts.
This hands-on course trains students to determine optimum installation locations for wireless LAN access points, wireless bridges, and RFID readers, assess impacts of RF transmission impairments, and document findings for enterprise and public wireless LANs. This course includes demonstrations and student exercises. Each student will learn the objective evaluation of the environment and obtain skills for performing wireless LAN site surveys. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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CETT 1472   Wireless Sensors Network (4)
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Prerequisite: Recommended that students have beginning level of C programming and/or shell scripting experience.
This course is designed to enable students to setup the programming environment, configure sensors, deploy sensors, and integrate sensors in the existing network environment. This course utilizes the TinyOS programming model and nesC terminology to create sensor applications that can be deployed on Motes in the wireless sensor network. This course enables students to interface with the sensor network and log collected data on a web interface utilizing radio communication's software stack. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 2337   Microcomputer Control (3)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1425.
A study of microprocessors and microcomputers with an emphasis on embedded controllers for industrial and commercial applications. Topics include RAM, ROM and input/output (I/O) interfacing. Introduction to programming. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)

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CETT 2433   Digital Computer Circuits (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Digital Computer circuits is a study of the three major component systems of a digital computer including arithmetic logic operations, RAM and ROM memory systems, and control systems. The student will explain the operation of the three basic sections of any computer system. The student will construct and troubleshoot computer circuits including arithmetic logic units, memory systems, and control systems; describe the function of the BIOS (Basic Input Output System) in a computer system; and how a computer knows what to address when first cold booted. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 2435   Advanced Microprocessors (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1445.
An advanced course utilizing the microprocessor in control systems and interfacing. Emphasis on microprocessor hardware and implementation of peripheral interfacing. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

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CETT 2449   Research and Project Design (4)
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Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Principles of electrical/electronic design encompassing schematics wiring diagrams, materials lists, operating characteristics, completion schedules, and cost estimates. The student will build a project using the principles of the electrical/electronic design process; write an operations procedure of an electrical/electronic project; and demonstrate the operation of function of an electrical/electronic project. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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