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TEC100 Introduction and Overview of Electronics Credit Hours: 3.00
Examination of the principles and techniques of basic electrical concepts. Includes fundamentals of electricity, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm's Law, electrical measurements, meters, power, DC circuits, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, alternating current, transformers, and AC circuits. Also includes the language of electronics and the mathematical foundations relative to the electronics industry.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC101 Physics for Technology Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of applied physics for technology. Includes matter, motion, forces, work and energy, fluids, temperature and heat, wave motion, electricity, direct current electricity, magnetism, alternating current, electronic devices, and light.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 095 or 097 or 122 or 122Z or 123 or TEC 111.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC105 Electronic Assembly Tools Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduces hand tools and measuring devices used in electronics and electromechanical assemblies. Includes basic and special assembly tools; fastener installation and removal tools; precision measuring tools; fabrication tools; and torque and optical measuring instruments. Also includes an emphasis on required safety procedures and practices and the use of selected tools, measuring devices, and procedures.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC111 Applied Math I Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to numerical operations in measurement and systems of units. Includes geometric figures, waveshapes, scale drawings, collection of data, display of data, and data calculations. Also includes basic algebraic and numeric expressions, scientific notation, and instruction on using the handheld calculator.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC112 Applied Math II Credit Hours: 2.00
Continuation of TEC 111. Includes graphing, linear equations, functional notation, quadratic equations, and solving systems of linear equations. Also includes many examples and exercises pertaining to electrical, magnetic, fluidic, thermal, and mechanical systems; and layout and analysis of resistor, diode, and transistor circuits using a circuit simulation program.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 111.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC113 Problem Solving for Electronics and Optics Credit Hours: 3.00
Problem solving for electronics and optics. Includes exponents and radicals, logarithmic and exponential functions, application of equations, resistive-capacitive and resistive-inductive transient behavior, trigonometric considerations, circular functions, vectors and phasors, mathematics of phasors, alternative current and circuits, and sinusoidal alternating current. Also includes coordinate systems, the conic sections, trigonometric identities, complex exponentials, Euler's formula, and examples in optics.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 095 or 097 TEC 112 or required score on the mathematics assessment test.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC117 Optical Assembly Techniques Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamental procedures used during the assembly of optical equipment. Includes vibration isolation, epoxy and curing, mounting optics, alignment aids, assembly and disassembly techniques, fasteners, and materials. Also includes thermal considerations, vibration mounting of components, baffles, hermetic sealing, and metal finishing.
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Recommendation: Completion of TEC 116 before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran's Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC121LB Basic Electric and Magnetic Properties Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 121.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 100 and 111.
Course Corequisites: TEC 121
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC121 Basic Electric and Magnetic Properties Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to AC, DC, and magnetic circuit theory. Includes passive devices, terminology, basic laws, network calculations, electrical measurements, instruments, and units. Also includes use of hand tools, safety, use of schematic and block diagrams, troubleshooting, and electronic circuit applications.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 100 and 111.
Course Corequisites: TEC 121LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC126 Electronics Construction and Assembly Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic skills in construction and assembly of electronic equipment. Includes soldering through-hole and surface mount components; reading and interpreting internal electronic wiring schematics; and mechanical assembly diagrams. Also includes performing printed circuit board construction; wiring and cabling construction; terminations; and chassis construction.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 100, 105, and 111.
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC127 Printed Circuit Board Solder Assembly Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced skills for assembly of electronic equipment. Includes wire and terminals connections; through-hole and surface mount soldering of components; printed circuit board requirements; coatings and encapsulations; and rework, repair and inspection methodology. Also included IPC standards to prepare student for IPC J-STD-001 Certification by exam.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 100, 105 and 111.
Course Corequisites: TEC 126
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC128LB Electronic Measurements Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 128.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 128
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC128 Electronic Measurements Credit Hours: 2.00
Techniques to perform measurements on passive and active component circuits. Includes measurement standards; types of meters; parameters of passive and active devices; harmonic and inter-modulation distortion; radio frequency modulation; operation and measurements of the oscilloscope; and the distortion analyzer.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 122 and 125.
Course Corequisites: TEC 128LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC130LB Computer Assembly and Testing Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 130.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 130
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC130 Computer Assembly and Testing Credit Hours: 3.00
Computer system assembly, set-up, and start-up. Includes computer systems overview, safety precautions, support equipment, operating systems, system assembly, system start- up, troubleshooting, and peripheral connections.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 130LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC132LB Computer Systems Servicing Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 132.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 132
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC132 Computer Systems Servicing Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced computers servicing and peripherals installation. Includes an introduction to computer servicing, laser and ink-jet printers, troubleshooting of printers, safety and troubleshooting of monitors, floppy disk drives, hard disk drives/optical drives, operating systems, application programs, and network basics.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 130.
Course Corequisites: TEC 132LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC221 Linear Devices Credit Hours: 3.00
Linear devices in electronic systems. Includes overview of linear integrated circuits, the ideal operational amplifier, real operational amplifier parameters, selected linear and non-linear applications and transfer functions, phase lock loops, voltage reference circuits, and voltage regulators. Also includes optoelectronic devices, power supply bypassing, convertors, other selected linear devices, and testing and troubleshooting.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 122 and 125.
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TEC222LB Electromechanical Devices and Systems Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 222.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 222
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC222 Electromechanical Devices and Systems Credit Hours: 3.00
Prime movers encompassing DC motors, AC motors, synchros, stepper motors, and fluid motors. Includes control systems and the utilization of electronic devices in electromechanical control. Also includes mechanical components of electromechanical systems, electronic components used in motor control systems, sensors, transducers, relays, and solenoids.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 221.
Course Corequisites: TEC 222LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC225LB Fluid Devices and Automated Systems Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 225.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 225
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC225 Fluid Devices and Automated Systems Credit Hours: 2.00
Application and control of fluid devices using programmable logic devices. Includes microprocessors, software, ladder logic and diagrams, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and variety of input/output devices used in the automated manufacturing and test environments. Also includes safety and basic physical principles or laws governing the operation of pneumatic and hydraulic devices.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 101, 123 and 222.
Course Corequisites: TEC 225LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC228LB RF and Microwave Devices Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 228.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 228
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC228 RF and Microwave Devices Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to electronic communication circuits and methodologies in transmitters and receivers. Includes history and trends in communications technology, the electromagnetic spectrum, resonant circuits, coupling, lumped filters, behavior of devices, amplifiers, receivers, transmitters, and signal sources. Also includes properties, applications, measurements, and specifications of electronic communications components, systems at RF and microwave frequencies, overview of RF components, waveguides, and antennas.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 221.
Course Corequisites: TEC 228LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC250LB Digital Devices Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 250.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 250
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC250 Digital Devices Credit Hours: 3.00
Digital integrated circuits, primarily TTL. Includes power requirements, propagation delay, input and output electrical characteristics, counters, latches, multiplexors, decoders, flip-flops and other digital devices. Also includes digital circuit troubleshooting.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 122 and 123.
Course Corequisites: TEC 250LB
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC251LB Analog Circuits Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the lab portion of TEC 251. The student will do a capstone project in analog circuits.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 221
Course Corequisites: TEC 251
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This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.
 
TEC251 Analog Circuits Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced analog circuits which includes subtractors, differential summing amplifiers, instrumentation amplifiers, I-to-V converters, V-to-I converters, integrators, differentiators, active filters, oscillators, comparators, voltage limiters, window detectors, V-to-F converters, F-to-V converters, clippers, clampers, universal active filters, switched capacitor filters, 555 timer applications, phase-locked loops, power amplifiers, and voltage regulators.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 221
Course Corequisites: TEC 251LB
Course Outlines
This course is not offered in the current Schedule of Classes.