Course Descriptions

Electronics & Biomedical Electronics Engineering Technology Department Course Descriptions
2012-2013 College Catalog

Course Name
Course #
 Credits  Description
Introduction to Programming Logic and C++  CT143  4 This course is an introduction to problem solving and program design using the procedural aspects of the C++ programming language. Students are introduced to programming logic and design using flowcharts and algorithm development. The fundamentals of the C++ programming language are then introduced with the student expected to apply the programming and logic design methodology in solving and programming problems. The Microsoft Visual C++ Integrated Development Environment is used as the primary development tool. (Offering in the fall, spring, and summer)
Introduction to Electro-Mechanical Systems  EE101  3 Fundamental principles will be applied to analyze simple electro-mechanical systems. Excel will be used to explore variations in parameters; Word will be used to document results and PowerPoint used in developing presentations. The course may include electrical components, sensors, or motors. Corequisite: EE110. (Offered in the fall and spring)
DC Circuits  EE110  4 Introduction to basic DC circuit theory. Topics include a study of SI units; Ohm’s Law and Kirchhoff’s Law; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, power and energy relations. Also Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Maximum Power Theorems. Topics reviewed and reinforced in the accompanying laboratory. Prerequisites: Pass placement testing or complete MA105 with a GPA of at least 2.00. Corequisites: EE101, MA120 (Offered in the fall and spring)
AC Circuits EE113   4 Continuation of topics in EE110 with emphasis on basic AC circuit concepts, such as: capacitors, inductors, generation of single-phase alternating potential; average and RMS values of sinusoidal waveforms; phasers; power in AC circuits; application of general AC circuit analysis. Topics reviewed and reinforced in accompanying laboratory. Prerequisites: EE101, EE110, MA120,; Corequisite: MA130 (Offered in spring and summer)
Electronics I  EE122  4  Basic electronics including energy levels and bands, semiconductor construction, electron-hole conduction characteristics and areas of application of various bipolar semiconductor devices. Application of diodes and rectifier circuits and filters. Transistor operation analysis for common emitter configurations. Topics include DC biasing arrangements, stabilization methods for DC operating point and AC gain, input impedance and output impedance. Prerequisites: EE101, EE110, MA120; Corequisite: EE113, MA130 (Offered in the spring and summer)
Digital Principles  EE131  4 An introductory course in digital concepts, which includes number systems, codes, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, gating circuits, characteristics and properties of integrated circuit logic families, logic circuit analysis and logic circuit design. Types of flip-flops, counters, registers and their applications are explained. A weekly laboratory enables the student to apply the principles taught in the theory portion of the course. Prerequisites: Pass placement testing or complete MA105 with a GPA of at least 2.00. Corequisites: EE101, MA120 (Offered in the fall and spring)
Electronics II  EE223  4 This course will analyze bipolar differential amplifiers, operational amplifiers, feedback, class A, B, and C power amplifiers, and single stage FET amplifiers. The advantages and disadvantages of each will be discussed, including costs. Prerequisites: EE122, MA130 (Offered in the fall)
Programmable Logic  EE235  4 Students will study both the technical and business benefits of programmable integrated circuits. They will learn to simulate both combinational circuits and sequential logic circuits, and Finite State Machines. In the laboratory, CAE tools will enable the student to design, program and test circuits. Prerequisites: CT143, EE101, EE122, EE131, MA120; Corequisite: EE223 (Offered in the fall)
Embedded Processors  EE240  4 This course focuses on micro-controller/microprocessor technology, basic hardware components of a micro-controller, programming concepts, timers, interrupts, A/D converter operations with interfacing concepts to perform I/O operations. Students will be exposed to assembling components, downloading and running assembly language programs to control these components, and hardware interfacing. There is an emphasis on using the manufacturer's documentation to confirm that the controller's instructions correspond to the proper operation of the controller's hardware and peripheral components. Prerequisites: CT143, EE101, EE131. (Offered in the spring)
Electronic Communications  EE250  4 This course will cover the concept of electronic communications and networking. It will provide students with a practical focus that can better prepare them for real life practices and experiences. The contents are: fundamental concepts, Fourier Series, amplitude modulation and demodulation, analog to digital conversion, digital to analog conversion, Ethernet, and TCP/IP protocol. Prerequisites: EE113, EE223, MA240 (Offered in the spring)
Networking for End Users  EE254  4 This course is intended for those who need to install, configure, troubleshoot, repair computers or instrumentation to connect to the local area network in the workplace. Connections to wired 802.3 and wireless 802.11 networks will be discussed. (Offered in the spring)
College Composition I  EN130  3 This course invites students to investigate the ways in which language is used in various settings. By examining how language is connected to issues of identity, students see the importance of using spoken and written communications appropriate to particular contexts. The course is structured around three main projects: a memoir where students explore their own experiences with language and identity, and two ethnographic studies where they look closely at two distinct communities, one informal and one professional, to see how people interact in those settings. The course calls for frequent informal written responses that build toward larger formal texts. Students are invited to become reflective of their writing processes as they are involved in a constant process of revising. They receive feedback from their instructor and classmates, and discuss many ideas and concepts in groups. (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
College Composition II    EN140  3 A continuation of College Composition I, this class considers many written genres while focusing on such issues as work, social class, culture, and identity. By examining these issues through the genres of journal articles, oral history, narrative, short story, poetry, drama, and film, students will build on their abilities to work reflectively, develop their responses, and incorporate the voices of others into their own texts through the use of quotations. Students will have the opportunity to write texts similar to the ones they are reading, as well as academic essays. Through the practice of close reading and expository writing, students will develop the ability to comment on not only specific genres, but also on the world around them. They will also have the opportunity to participate in the kinds of group and presentational work that might be practiced in a professional setting. Prerequisite: EN130 (Offered in the spring and summer)
Technical Communication  EN320  3 Principles of effective communication on both the employee and organizational levels are emphasized in this course. Students create professional written documents and there is a strong emphasis on oral communications. Through class discussions, working groups, and formal presentations, students will consider and present on various workplace scenarios. These situations will provide students the opportunity to practice negotiation, conflict management, ethical decision-making, leadership roles, and presentation skills. Professionalism in all forms of communication will be expected. (Offered in the fall and spring)
HU/SS Electives    1 See General Education Course Descriptions
College Algebra and Trigonometry MA120   3 This course begins with a review of the metric system to be applied throughout the semester. Students’ understanding of algebra is developed through methods of solving algebraic fractions, systems of linear equations and quadratic equations. The introduction to the basics of functions and their graphs leads into the study of logarithmic and exponential functions. The course concludes with problem solving involving right triangles and an introduction to vectors. Applications from various technical fields will be stressed. Prerequisite: MA105 or MA115 or Placement Exam (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
Pre-Calculus   MA130  3 This course extends the student’s knowledge of trigonometry by developing the graphs of the trigonometric functions. The course continues by solving trigonometric equations, proving trigonometric identities, and finding trigonometric derivatives algebraically and graphically. Complex numbers are covered in rectilinear and polar coordinates. To prepare the student for calculus, properties of polynomial and rational functions are reviewed. Prerequisite: MA120 (Offered in the fall, spring, and summer)
Calculus I  MA240  4 This course introduces differential and integral calculus. It begins with the study of limits and continuity, which naturally leads to the development of the derivative. Topics covered include, the rules of differentiation for exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse-trigonometric, and polynomial functions, rates of change, implicit differentiation, maximization/minimization problems, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: MA130 (Offered in the fall)
Calculus II  MA250  4 This course builds and expands upon the techniques and applications covered in Calculus I. Topics include the indefinite and definite integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, integration by substitution, an introduction to differential equations, advanced integration techniques, area of region between two curves, parametric equations, improper integrals, applications of integration to volumes. Prerequisite: MA 240 (Offered in the spring)
Medical Instrumentation I  MD223  4 Study of medical devices and transducers used in Intensive Care Units and general patient floors. Covers typical circuits, applications, safe usage of devices, and interpretation of derived data. Emphasis on troubleshooting and repair techniques as applied to medical devices. Prerequisites: A GPA of 2.0 in EE110, EE113, EE122, EE131 or a waiver from the department chair. (Offered in the fall).
Medical Instrumentation II  MD225  4 A continuation of MD223. More complex medical devices are introduced that
incorporate both previously learned technologies as well as new concepts. Increased emphasis is placed on safety and equipment testing. Opportunities to use troubleshooting and repair techniques are provided. Prerequisite: MD223 (Offered in the spring) 
Human Physiology  MD238  4 Introduction to the basic structure and function of the various organ systems of the human body. Discussion of normal, as well as some pathological physiology. Presentation of terminology encountered in a medical environment. Examination of basic properties of nerves and muscles and their relationships with the central nervous system in producing motion and sensation. Study of various functions of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Introduction to instrumentation and techniques for evaluation of normal and abnormal functions. (Offered in the fall) 
Clinical Internship MD242   4 Student is placed in a hospital clinical engineering department to gain experience in a professional working environment. Students will perform various assigned duties, some of which involve preventive maintenance or repair of medical equipment and will become familiar with equipment and specialty tools used in the biomedical field. Prerequisite: MD223 Corequisite: MD225 (Offered in the spring)
Physics I  PH212  3 This course is an algebra-based introduction to the physics of mechanics that includes, a math review (algebra, geometry and trigonometry), scalars and vectors, force, mass, equilibrium, torque, acceleration, gravity, Newton’s Laws, work, energy, power, impulse, momentum, circular motion and rotation of rigid bodies. Prerequisite: MA115 or MA120. Co-requisite: PH215 (Offered in the fall and spring)
 Physics Lab I  PH215  1 This lab focuses on supporting the topics in the physics lectures, PH212 and PH222. This lab offers the opportunity to practice laboratory techniques, data collection, and written reports. Topics include kinematics and mechanics. (Offered in the fall and spring)
 University Physics I  PH222  3 The course is a calculus-based approach to the physics of mechanics. The topics include scalars, vectors, and up to vector calculus; the kinematics of translation; force, mass and dynamics of translation; static’s, equilibrium, and torque; angular quantities and dynamics of rotation; friction, work, energy and power; impulse and momentum; simple harmonic motion and oscillations; Universal Law of Gravitation; the mechanics of solids and fluids; wave motion and wave equations; sound including Doppler Effect; superposition principle. A math review is not included. Co-requisite: MA240 and PH215 (Offered in the fall) 
University Physics II  PH223  3 The course is a calculus-based approach to the physics of thermodynamics, waves,
electricity and magnetism. The topics include the study of fluids and fluid dynamics, harmonic motion and wave phenomenon, thermodynamics and heat, and electricity and magnetism. Prerequisite: PH222, Co-requisite: PH225 (Offered in the spring)
 Physics Lab II  PH225  1 This lab focuses on supporting the topics in the physics lectures for PH223. This lab offers the opportunity to practice laboratory techniques, data collection, and written reports. Topics include: mechanics, thermodynamics, harmonic motion, electric charge, and optics. Prerequisite: PH215 (Offered in the spring)