El Centro College - Course Descriptions for CETT
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CETT 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

High-Reliability Soldering
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1331 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Technical Programming
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Electricity Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of electricity including proper use of test equipment, A/C and D/C circuits, and component theory and operation. Students will identify basic principles of electricity (A/C and D/C), voltage, current, and circuitry; apply Ohm's law to electrical calculations; use test equipment to measure continuity, voltage, and current values; and use electrical safety practices. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 1403 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

DC Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

AC Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1403.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Fundamentals of Electronics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Applies concepts of electricity, electronics, and digital fundamentals; supports programs requiring a general knowledge of electronics. Students will build and test circuits using analog and digital components; visually identify components and component values; build and test series and parallel resistive circuits; check resistors, diodes, and transistors using a multimeter. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Digital Fundamentals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An entry-level course in digital electronics to include numbering systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, and combinational logic 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.)


CETT 1429 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Solid State Devices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1403 and credit or concurrent enrollment in CETT 1405.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Programming for Discrete Electronic Devices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Solid State Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Microprocessor
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1425.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Digital Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1457 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Linear Integrated Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course will teach individuals in the renewable energy field how to read, interpret and correlate schematic drawings, in the fields of electronics, construction trades, mechanical, electrical, pneumatics, and hydraulics. These students will be able to read a drawing, go to the physical device and produce the drawing, or begin at the physical device and reduce it to a drawing. The course is also intended to make a person proficient in the physical construction of a drawing. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at RLC

Microcomputer Control
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1425.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 2433 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Digital Computer Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC, MVC

Advanced Microprocessors
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1445.
Course Description: An advanced course utilizing the microprocessor in control systems and interfacing. Emphasis on microprocessor hardware and implementation of peripheral interfacing. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 2449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by El Centro College.
Offered at EFC

Research and Project Design
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of electrical/electronic design encompassing schematics wiring diagrams, materials lists, operating characteristics, completion schedules, and cost estimates. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



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.