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CETT 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at 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. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CETT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

AC Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of alternating current including series and parallel AC circuits, phasors, capacitive and inductive networks, transformers, and resonance. (2 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 1357 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Linear Integrated Circuits
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the characteristics, operations, and testing of linear integrated circuits. Applications include instrumentation and active filtering. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CETT 1402 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
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)
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 Richland 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)
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)
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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)
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 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Foundations
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.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1471 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Wireless Site Survey
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Understanding of basic wireless LAN and basic networking concepts.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1472 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Wireless Sensors Network
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended that students have beginning level of C programming and/or shell scripting experience.
Course Description: 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.)


CETT 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 2443 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Color Television
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: This course covers the principles of color television receivers including signal processing circuits and provides color TV theory and hands-on experience in basic color TV service. The student will explain the principles of color television receivers; test color TV receiver circuits for proper operation and verify FCC color television parameters. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


CETT 2449 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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.)


CETT 2480 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 26 Ext.)


CETT 2481 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Cooperative Education-Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 26 Ext.)


ENTC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Engineering Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


ENTC 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics in Engineering Technology/Technician, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec.)


ENTC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Robotics I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: An introduction to Robots/Automation. Topics include history, terminology, classification of robots, basic components, control systems, AC and hydraulic servomechanisms, programming, sensors, types of drive, end-of-arm tooling, end effectors, safety and design procedures. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ENTC 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at NLC

Strength of Materials
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduces the relationship between externally applied forces and internally induced stresses and the resulting deformations in structural members. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ENTC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Statics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Explanation of forces acting on structures to create equilibrium. Includes the concepts of friction, moments, couples, centroids, and moment of inertia. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ENTC 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ENTC 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ENTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics In Engineering Technology, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ENTC 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Special Topics In Engineering Technology General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


ENTC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Robotics II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENTC 1301.
Course Description: The study of industrial robots, programming languages, and software integrated to develop work cells and complete robotic systems. Topics include automation basics, interfacing, safety, and design procedures. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


ENTC 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Strength Of Materials
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the relationships between loads and mechanical properties as they apply to materials, shape, and size of structural components and the resultant stress and strain in loaded components. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


ENTC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ENTC 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology, General
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


ENTC 2435 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: ENTC 2301.
Course Description: Concepts of CIM are introduced. Emphasis on using computers to automate a total manufacturing system. Hands-on experiences integrating CAD/CAM, robotics, fluid power, CNC machines, vision systems, recognition equipment, PLCs and conveyor systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HYDR 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Hydraulics and Pneumatics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Discussion of the fundamentals of hydraulics and pneumatics, components of each system, and the operations, maintenance, and analysis of each system. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


HYDR 1445 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Hydraulics and Pneumatics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Fundamentals of hydraulics and types of hydraulic pumps, cylinders, valves, motors, and related systems including operations, maintenance, and system analysis. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


INMT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Manufacturing Processes
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of a variety of methods used in manufacturing. Theory and application of processes including but not limited to metal forming, welding, machining, heat treating, plating, assembly procedures, and process control considerations, casting and injection molding. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INMT 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer-assisted applications in integrating engineering graphics and manufacturing. Emphasis on the conversion of a working drawing using computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software and related input and output devices to translate into machine code. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


INMT 1345 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC
Single-Course Delivery for EFC

Computer Numberical Controls
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of numerical controlled machine operations in a CAM/CIM environment. Emphasis on standard and computer numerical controlled (CNC) procedures for planning, preparing and operating a computer-assisted machine. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


INMT 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Industrial Automation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1405.
Course Description: A study of the applications of industrial automation systems including identification of system requirements, equipment integration, motors, controllers, and sensors. Coverage of set-up, maintenance, and testing of the automated system. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


INMT 1447 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Industrial Automation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1405.
Course Description: A study of the applications of industrial automation systems including identification of system requirements, equipment integration, motors, controllers, and sensors. Coverage of set-up, maintenance, and testing of the automated systems. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


INTC 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC, RLC

Instrumentation Test Equipment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CETT 1405.
Course Description: Theory and application of instrumentation test equipment. Emphasizes accuracy, limitations of instruments, and calibration techniques. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


QCTC 1243 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC

Quality Assurance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


QCTC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Quality Assurance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1414 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Principles and applications designed to introduce quality assurance. (3 Lec.)


SMFT 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the processes, materials, and equipment used in the manufacturing of semiconductors, including an overview of the semiconductor industry, related terminology, and standard safety practice. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


SMFT 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Radio Frequency (RF) Power Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CETT 1429.
Course Description: This course is a study of RF power systems and their applications in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Topics include plasma physics, RF power amplifiers and oscillators, transmission lines, impedance matching and safety. The student will describe the applications of RF power systems in the semiconductor industry; describe hazards and required safety precautions in RF power systems; analyze the operation of power RD generators; explain the principles of resonance, filter applications, transmission line characteristics, and impedance matching in RF power systems. (2 Lec.)


SMFT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Semiconductor Technology Manufacturing II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SMFT 1343 and CETT 1429.
Course Description: The continuation of Semiconductor Manufacturing I covering the processes, materials, and equipment used in the manufacturing of semiconductors. Topics address process-yield analysis and process troubleshooting. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)



Academic Courses
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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.