Course Catalog

Electrical/Computer Engineering Technology - EE13 Degree


Campus Locations: Valdosta
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology Degree program is a planned sequence of carefully developed college level courses designed to prepare students to work in the field of electronics and computer engineering technology. The program of study emphasizes the application of scientific, mathematic, and engineering knowledge and methods combined with technical skills in support of engineering activities. Program graduates will receive an Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science degree, qualifying them as engineering technicians with a specialization in computer engineering technology, electronics engineering technology, or instrumentation and control engineering technology.

Requirements:

  • Submit a completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
  • Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
Curriculum Outline (62 hours)
General Core Courses 19
Area I - Language Arts/Communication (3 Hours) 3
ENGL 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Reading and Writing Scores Co-requisite(s): None Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.

3
Area II - Social/Behavior Science – Complete 3 Hours 3
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics - Complete 7 Hours 7
MATH 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Math Scores Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.

3
PHYS 1111

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113) w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111L The first course of two algebra and trigonometry based courses in the physics sequence. Topics include material from mechanics (kinematics, dynamics, work and energy, momentum and collisions, rotational motion, static equilibrium, elasticity theory, and simple harmonic motion), mechanical waves, theory of heat and heat transfer, and thermodynamics.

3
PHYS 1111L

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ENGL 1101 and (MATH 1112 or MATH 1113) w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): PHYS 1111 Selected laboratory exercises paralleling the topics in PHYS 1111. The laboratory exercises for this course include units of measurement, Newton's laws, work energy and power, momentum and collisions, one- and two-dimensional motion, circular motion and law of gravity, rotational dynamics and static equilibrium, elasticity theory, harmonic motion, theory of heat and heat transfer, thermodynamics, wave motion, and sound.

1
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts - Complete 3 Hours 3
Additional General Education Core Requirement (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1113

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): MATH 1111 w/ a “C” or better Co-requisite(s): None Prepares students for calculus. The topics discussed include an intensive study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Applications include simple maximum and minimum problems, exponential growth and decay.

3
Occupational Courses 26
ECET 1101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): MATH 1111, ENGT 1000 Emphasizes the knowledge and ability to analyze basic DC circuits and introductory concepts of AC circuits. Topics include: international units, basic electrical laws, series and parallel circuits, network analysis concepts, network theorems concepts, D.C. instruments, grounding techniques, magnetism, inductance/capacitance, transient analysis, and introduction to dependent sources and 2-port parameters. Laboratory work parallels class work.

4
ECET 1110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): ENGT 1000 Study of digital circuit fundamentals with an emphasis on digital electronics and techniques, simplification of logic circuits, sequential and combinational logic circuits, programmable logic devices, flip-flops and registers, binary number system, and arithmetic and logic operations. Laboratory work parallels class work using trainers, DesignWorks, and Altera simulation software and system.

4
ECET 1191

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): Degree Level Algebra Scores Co-requisite(s): None This course emphasizes fundamental concepts of problem solving using a high level source language. Laboratory work is designed to acquaint students with computer facilities, software, and programming fundamentals. Topics include: system fundamentals, concepts of structured programming, arrays, functions, and engineering applications.

3
ECET 2101

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1101, MATH 1111 Co-requisite(s): None Continues study of AC circuit analysis, which emphasizes complex networks. Topics include: analysis of complex networks, networks with multiple sources, AC network theorems, resonance, transformers, three-phase systems, filters and bode plots, non-sinusoidal waveforms, and pulse response of RLC circuits. Laboratory work parallels class work.

4
ENGT 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Provides a study of engineering technology as a career field and describes the knowledge and skills required for academic and occupational success. Topics include: engineering technology career, measurement and standards, mathematical operators, engineering tools, and engineering concepts. Labs reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculation of density of objects, relative humidity, use of digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.

3
XXXX xxxx Occupational Electives (8 Hours) 8
Specializations – Choose One of the Following (17 - 19 Hours) 17
8C13 - Computer Engineering Technology (17 Hours) 17
ECET 2110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1110 Co-requisite(s): None Continues the study of digital systems with emphasis on the study of microcomputers with programming applications involving external devices with which the microprocessor/microcontroller must communicate. Topics include: logic families, PLD programming, microcomputer architecture, programming with arithmetic/logic instructions, jump, loop and call operations, I/O programming, timers, interrupts and interfacing techniques. Laboratory work parallels class work to include use of PLD (programmable logic devices) platforms, and microprocessor/microcontroller platforms to reinforce and edify theoretical concepts.

4
ECET 2120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the conduction process in semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include semiconductor physics; diodes; basic diode circuits and applications; biasing, stability and graphical analysis of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; introduction to silicon controlled rectifiers; device curve characteristics; and related devices with selected applications. Laboratory work includes circuit construction, use of appropriate instruments, troubleshooting and circuit simulation using P-SPICE.

4
ECET 2210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1210 Co-requisite(s): None This course emphasizes the design, implementation, configuration, and monitoring of a client-server network environment. Emphasis is placed on applications to Local Area Networks. An introduction to Network Domains in Wide Area Networks is included.

4
ENGT 2300

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 2101 Co-requisite(s): None This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

1
Networking Option - Choose One of the Following (4 Hours) 4
CIST 1401

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): Program Admission Co-requisite(s): None Introduces networking technologies and prepares students to take the CompTIA's broad-based, vendor independent networking certification exam, Network +. This course covers a wide range of material about networking, including local area networks, wide area networks, protocols, topologies, transmission media, and security. Focuses on operating network management systems, and implementing the installation of networks. It reviews cabling, connection schemes, the fundamentals of the LAN and WAN technologies, TCP/IP configuration and troubleshooting, remote connectivity, and network maintenance and troubleshooting. Topics include: basic knowledge of networking technology, network media and topologies, network devices, network management, network tools and network security.

4
ECET 1210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ENGT 1000 Co-requisite(s): None Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.

4
8EE3 - Electronics Engineering Technology (17 Hours) 17
ECET 1210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ENGT 1000 Co-requisite(s): None Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.

4
ECET 2110

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1110 Co-requisite(s): None Continues the study of digital systems with emphasis on the study of microcomputers with programming applications involving external devices with which the microprocessor/microcontroller must communicate. Topics include: logic families, PLD programming, microcomputer architecture, programming with arithmetic/logic instructions, jump, loop and call operations, I/O programming, timers, interrupts and interfacing techniques. Laboratory work parallels class work to include use of PLD (programmable logic devices) platforms, and microprocessor/microcontroller platforms to reinforce and edify theoretical concepts.

4
ECET 2120

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Introduces the conduction process in semiconductor materials and devices. Topics include semiconductor physics; diodes; basic diode circuits and applications; biasing, stability and graphical analysis of bipolar junction transistors and field effect transistors; introduction to silicon controlled rectifiers; device curve characteristics; and related devices with selected applications. Laboratory work includes circuit construction, use of appropriate instruments, troubleshooting and circuit simulation using P-SPICE.

4
ECET 2220

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 2120 Co-requisite(s): None Emphasizes the analysis of BJT and FET amplifiers; analysis and applications of operational amplifiers and other linear digital ICs. Topics include: re transistor model; CB, CE and CC amplifiers; Darlington connection; cascaded systems; CS, CD, CG Amplifiers; High frequency and low frequency response of BJT and FET amplifiers; Power Amplifiers Class A, Class B, Class C Amplifiers; op-amp fundamentals; inverting, non-inverting amplifiers, voltage followers and summing amplifiers; comparators; instrumentation applications; active filters; differentiators and integrators; 555 Timers; A/D and D/A Conversion. Laboratory work parallels class work and includes circuit simulation using P-spice. Laboratory work parallels class work.

4
ENGT 2300

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 2101 Co-requisite(s): None This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

1
8T13 - Telecommunications Engineering Technology (19 hours) - Students completing this specialization will be required to attend class on the Ben Hill - Irwin Campus. 19
ECET 1210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ENGT 1000 Co-requisite(s): None Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on Peer-to-Peer Networking.

4
ENGT 2300

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 0 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 3 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 2101 Co-requisite(s): None This course will require students to undertake either individual or team projects, by applying knowledge acquired classroom/lab activities in program courses and core courses. The student will create or construct a product, a circuit or mechanism using circuit building, troubleshooting and other engineering skills developed through previous course work. The project activity includes conceptualization, detailed planning and design, project construction, cost and production considerations, quality assurance and project presentation.

1
TELE 1000

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course provides a comprehensive overview of telecommunications, identifying components of a telecom network, and the transmission of information, such as data, video, and voice. The fundamental concepts in both analog and digital communications are covered. This is an engineering technology course.

3
TELE 1210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 3 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1101 Co-requisite(s): None Introduction to the communications network transmission concepts. Topics include: Signal analysis and mixing, multiplexing, methods of modulation and detection, characteristics of metallic and optical transmission media. The effects of noise in communications systems are investigated. This is an Engineering technology course.

4
TELE 2210

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 3 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): ECET 1210, TELE 1000 Co-requisite(s): None Cover the principles of data communications and areas of applications such as communications between terminals and computers, including local area networks, packet networks, and control of the telephone network. Topics include: introduction to data communications, transmission of bandwidths and impairments, transmission codes, modem installation, function of multiplexers, function of protocols, error detection and correction techniques, and networks identification. This is an Engineering Technology course.

4
TELE 2230

Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 2 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): TELE 1210 Co-requisite(s): None Course examines the fiber optics communications technology, and explores the applications of fiber optics transmission systems. This course discussed the optical fiber, LEDs, Laser diodes, photodiodes, optical amplifiers and passive components, Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience with fiber optic devices, troubleshooting and measuring tools, fusion/quick connect splicing, and terminations. This is an Engineering Technology course.

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