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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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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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 122 or TEC 111.
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Offered: Fall, Spring.
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TEC103 Light and Optical Systems Credit Hours: 2.00
Introduction to light and optical systems used in photolithographic processes and equipment in semiconductor manufacturing. Includes the electromagnetic spectrum, basic principles of light, light sources, interaction between matter and light, optics terminology, and standing waves. Also includes filters, microscopes, photolithography, and optical fibers.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 113.
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Offered: Spring.
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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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Offered: Fall.
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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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Offered: Fall.
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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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Offered: Spring.
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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 122 or TEC 112 or required score on the mathematics assessment test.
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Offered: Fall.
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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.
Offered: Fall.
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TEC121LB Basic Electric and Magnetic Properties Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
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. This is the Lab portion of TEC 121.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 100 and 111.
Course Corequisites: TEC 121
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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TEC122LB Applied Semiconductor Devices Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 122.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 113, 121.
Course Corequisites: TEC 122
Offered: Spring.
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TEC122 Applied Semiconductor Devices Credit Hours: 3.00
Basic semiconductor theory and applications. Includes measurement, component selection, effects of the environment on components, component protection, and applications. Also includes diodes, transistors, integrated circuits with operational amplifiers, and regulated power supplies.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 113, 121.
Course Corequisites: TEC 122LB
Offered: Spring.
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TEC123LB Digital Circuits and Computers Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 123.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 123
Offered: Summer.
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TEC123 Digital Circuits and Computers Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to the theory, operation, and application of digital components used in combinational and sequential logic. Includes number systems; Boolean algebra; gates and invertors; digital measurements and test equipment; memory; error detection; convertors; programmable logic arrays; microprocessor basics; and technical information.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 123LB
Offered: Summer.
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TEC125LB AC Networks with Phasors Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 125.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 125
Offered: Spring.
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TEC125 AC Networks with Phasors Credit Hours: 3.00
Applications of trigonometry and the algebra of complex numbers to AC circuits safety, troubleshooting, analysis, measurement, and design. Includes phasors, transfer functions, three phase power, filters, concepts of Fourier analysis, impedance matching, RLC circuits, waveshaping, and transmission lines at high AC frequencies.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 113 and 121.
Course Corequisites: TEC 125LB
Offered: Spring.
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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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Offered: Spring.
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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, 111.
Course Corequisites: TEC 126
Offered: Spring.
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TEC128LB Electronic Measurements Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 128.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 128
Offered: Spring.
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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
Offered: Spring.
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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
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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
Offered: Fall, Spring.
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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
Offered: Spring.
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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
Offered: Spring.
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TEC160 Microcomputers and Programming Techniques Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to microcomputer operation. Includes overview and history of the microcomputer, applications, terminology and specifications, software/programming, operating systems, disk operations, programming in BASIC, and introduction to Assembly Language.
Prerequisite(s): MAT 092 or TEC 111.
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Information: Prerequisite maybe waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Fall.
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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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Offered: Fall.
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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
Offered: Spring.
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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 122, 125 and 221.
Course Corequisites: TEC 222LB
Offered: Spring.
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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
Offered: Fall.
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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
Offered: Fall.
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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
Offered: Spring.
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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 122, 124, 125, and 221.
Course Corequisites: TEC 228LB
Offered: Spring.
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TEC230LB Peer-To-Peer Networking and Network Cabling Fundamentals Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 230.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 230
Offered: Spring.
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TEC230 Peer-to-Peer Networking and Network Cabling Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3.00
Introduction to basic networking concepts and cabling standards. Includes the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model of networking, types of networking, multi-user vs. single-user programs, network security, type of connections, and type of cabling.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 132/132LB.
Course Corequisites: TEC 230LB
Information: Prerequisite maybe waived with consent of instructor.
Offered: Spring.
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TEC250LB Digital Devices Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 250.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 250
Offered: Fall.
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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, 123.
Course Corequisites: TEC 250LB
Offered: Fall.
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TEC251LB Analog Circuits Lab Credit Hours: 1.00
This is the Lab portion of TEC 251.
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Course Corequisites: TEC 251
Offered: Spring.
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TEC251 Analog Circuits Credit Hours: 3.00
Advanced analog circuits used in current digital systems. Includes logic and number system review, methods of representing, logical functions, combinatorial logic families, power supply requirements, input characteristics, outputs, and voltages.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 221.
Course Corequisites: TEC 251LB
Offered: Spring.
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TEC286 Fiber Optics Installation and Testing Credit Hours: 3.00
Installation and use of optical fibers and related equipment in the optical industry. Includes optics theory, fiber types, cable assembly and installation, testing of cables, special equipment, and survey of applications.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 103.
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Offered: Fall.
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TEC287 Laser Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3.00
Fundamentals of lasers and how they are built and used in industry. Includes laser safety, properties of laser light, introduction to quantum mechanics, cavity design, effects of extra cavity feedback and stability, laser types and applications, cooling, and assembly and testing techniques.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 103.
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Offered: Spring.
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TEC288 Optical Testing Credit Hours: 4.00
Common techniques and equipment for testing of optical systems and components. Includes optical testing theory, measurement of paraxial parameters, interferometers, non- interferometric tests, and surface profiling.
Prerequisite(s): TEC 103.
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Offered: Spring.
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