2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Electronics/Computer Technology


ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY -- BASIC ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: CERT.ELET.COMP.BASIC

This one-year program provides the student with the basic skills needed in the electronic industry. All of the courses for the one-year certificate are applicable to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Electronics/Computer Technology.

CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations 3
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering 1
12

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
INTC 1307 Instrumentation Test Equipment 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I (3)
14

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER III

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
CETT 1445 Microprocessor 4
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
12
Minimum Hours Required 38

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY -- CAREER FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING

(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Deactivated September 1, 2011.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ELET.COMP.CAREER

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

The Career Foundation Certificate in Automated Manufacturing merges electronics, mechanics, fluid power, PLC and computer controls with sensors, transducers and actuators to manufacture a product or perform a task with minimal human intervention. This frees people from the routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing equipment breakdowns or changing processes for better operation. A person with this diverse skills set has a wider range of employment opportunities and is prepared to adapt to changes in industry. The technician with training in industrial automation and mechatronics will be ready to take advantage of the new developments in industry and realize their potential to grow with changes in the global economy.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MFGT 1302 Introduction to Automated Manufacturing 3
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
PHYS 1401 College Physics I 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16

SEMESTER II

MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principals in Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR (4)
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra (3)
PHYS 1402 College Physics II 4
+Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
18-19
Minimum Hours Required 34-35

+Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY -- COMPUTER HARDWARE TECHNICIAN

(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Deactivated September 1, 2011.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ELET/COM.HRDWE.08

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

This is a one-year program designed to provide the skills and related information needed for an entry-level computer technician to perform on the job and to obtain the industry certifications expected of a technician with this specialty. The curriculum emphasizes skills used in the repair and maintenance of computer hardware and includes enough software training for the technician to insure that the software and hardware systems function appropriately in the office, business, and industry environment. Courses in the program include topics related to certifications in A+, Server +, Linux, wireless networking, and network cabling. In completing this certificate program, the student will also obtain a technical platform certificate and most of the courses are applicable to the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Electronics Technology and Electronics/Computer Technology. Certification training only is provided. Certification training materials used in the program are developed and approved by various industry sponsors. Certification testing is the responsibility of the student.

CREDIT HOURS

FIRST YEAR

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology OR 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals (4)
CPMT 2445 Computer System Troubleshooting 4
+Elective Technical Elective 3-4
15-16

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
ITSC 1405 Introduction to PC Operating Systems 4
+Elective Technical Elective 3-4
11-12

SECOND YEAR

SEMESTER III

CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
4
Minimum Hours Required 30-32

+Technical Electives - must be selected from the following with the approval of an Electronics Technology professor:

ITNW 1425 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies OR 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology (4)
CPMT 1443 Microcomputer Architecture 4
CPMT 1445 Computer Systems Maintenance 4
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 1440 Telecommunications Transmission Media 4
ITNW 1451 Fundamentals of Wireless LANs OR 4
EECT 2437 Wireless Telephony Systems (4)
ITSC 1407 UNIX Operating System I 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY -- ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN OPTION

Eastfield only

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ELET.COMP.SYS.09

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

This program is designed to prepare students to work as Electronic Systems Technicians (DOT Code: 823.261-901, ONET Code: 49-2022.03). This is an individual whose primary occupation is the design and/or integration, installation and field maintenance/service of: cabling infrastructure and products that transport low voltage voice, video, audio, data signals, and computer or telephone networks in a commercial or residential premises; products that capture and display or otherwise annunciate signals; products that control signals; and products that use signals to control mechanical and electrical apparatus.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
14-18

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
INTC 1307 Instrumentation Test Equipment 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
17

SEMESTER III

EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
EECT 1408 Structured Media Systems 4
CPMT 2433 Computer Integration 4
+++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
15

SEMESTER IV

CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
EECT 2408 Electronic Systems Integration 4
++++Elective Electronics Elective 3-4
CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
15-16
Minimum Hours Required 61-66

+MATH Course - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Sciences.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavior Sciences.

++++Electronics Elective - must be selected from the following list (a minimum of three credit hours required):

CETT 1431 Programming for Discrete Electronic Devices 4
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering 1
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1
EECT 1291 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2381 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
LOTT 1401 Introduction to Fiber Optics 4

+++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ELET.COMP.14

This curriculum is designed to prepare a graduate to work as a technician on devices that require digital circuits such as computers, test equipment, automatic control units and central distribution systems. The student will learn schematic interpretation, test equipment usage, and technical communications.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
++Elective Natural Science (4)
14-18

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
INTC 1307 Instrumentation Test Equipment 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+++Elective Social/Behavior Science 3
17

SEMESTER III

CETT 1441 Solid State Circuits 4
CETT 1445 Microprocessor 4
CETT 1449 Digital Systems 4
++++Elective Technical Elective 3-4
15-16

SEMESTER IV

CETT 1457 Linear Integrated Circuits 4
CETT 2435 Advanced Microprocessors OR 4
++++++Elective Electronics Elective (3-4)
CETT 2449 Research and Project Design OR 4
CETT 1407 Fundamentals of Electronics (4)
+++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
14-15
Minimum Hours Required 60-66

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)

++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Natural Science.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++Technical Electives - must be selected from the following list (a minimum of three-credit hours required):

CETT 1204 High-Reliabilty Soldering 2
CETT 1402 Electricity Principles 4
CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
CPMT 2437 Microcomputer Interfacing 4
EECT 1104 Electronic Soldering 1
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1
EECT 1291 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 1403 Introduction to Telecommunications 4
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education-Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2381 Cooperative Education-Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2439 Communications Circuits 4
EECT 1408 Structured Media Systems 4
ELMT 2471 Alternative Energy Systems 4
ELMT 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
WIND 2410 Wind Turbine Material and Electro Mechanical Equipment 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
MATH 1348 Analytic Geometry 3

+++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++++Electronics Elective - must be selected from the following list (a minimum of three-credit hours required):

CPMT 1449 Computer Networking Technology 4
EECT 1191 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 1
EECT 1291 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 2
EECT 1391 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 1491 Special Topics in Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 4
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2381 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 3
EECT 2439 Communications Circuits 4
EECT 1408 Structured Media Systems 4
ELMT 2471 Alternative Energy Systems 4
ELMT 1411 Solar Fundamentals 4
MFGT 1404 Automated Manufacturing 4
MFGT 1406 Mechanical Principles in Automated Manufacturing 4
ELMT 1301 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
MFGT 2459 Industrial Automation II 4
WIND 2410 Wind Turbine Material and Electro Mechanical Equipment 4

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ELECTRONICS/COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY -- SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

EFC-Deactivated September 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.ELET.COMP.SEMI4

This program prepares the student to perform the technical tasks within a wafer fabrication area and includes monitoring process output parameters, analyzing and troubleshooting process related problems, analyzing various chemical reactions, and making decisions which will improve yield of various wafer lots. The course of study may involve participating in wafer experiments or designing of experiments to find the source of process problems or measurement of process limits. Emphasis is placed on working closely with all members of the semiconductor manufacturing team.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

CETT 1403 DC Circuits 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR (3)
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
HYDR 1445 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 4
14-15

SEMESTER II

CETT 1405 AC Circuits 4
CETT 1429 Solid State Devices 4
RBTC 2445 Robotic Application, Set-up and Testing 4
CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I OR 4
CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I (4)
+Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
19

SEMESTER III

CETT 1425 Digital Fundamentals OR 4
CPMT 1403 Introduction to Computer Technology (4)
CETT 1457 Linear Integrated Circuits 4
SMFT 1343 Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology I 3
CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II OR 4
CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II OR (4)
PHYS 1415 Physical Science OR (4)
PHYS 1405 Conceptual Physics I (4)
15

SEMESTER IV

ELMT 2433 Industrial Electronics 4
QCTC 1243 Quality Assurance 2
SMFT 2343 Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology II OR 3
EECT 2380 Cooperative Education - Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician (3)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
15
Minimum Hours Required 63-64

+Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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