## PLA Course Subjects

**Prior Learning Assessment** Course Subjects

- Electronics for Marine Technology (MRN-241) 4.00 s.h.
- This course introduces the student to Electronics and Semiconductor Theory. Covering diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, radio communication theory, digital electronics, also provides a working knowledge of electronic circuits as to allow a careful study of shipboard electronic equipment such as RADAR, LORAN, SAT-NAV, OMEGA, etc. This course allows the student to gain hands-on experience in tuning, repairing, and testing electronic equipment, which he/she might use when working on board vessels as a deck officer.
- Auto Electronics (AUM-151) 3.00 s.h.
- Advanced automotive electronics as relates to solid state systems, command computers, and electronic advances in technology.
- Digital Electronics (ELD-302) 3.00 s.h.
**Course Description**

Digital Electronics is a course of study in applied digital logic using electronic digital circuits. Students will learn about digital electronic fundamentals including number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, logic families circuit design, flip-flops, combinational and synchronous logic circuit design, logic minimization techniques (Karnaugh maps, Quine-McCluskey), counters, shift registers, encoders and decoders, multiplexors and demultiplexors, interfacing, and microprocessors.**Learning Outcomes**

Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:- Explain the important concepts, components, and tools of digital electronics.
- Demonstrate the ability to convert from one number system to another and to perform basic arithmetic operations.
- Demonstrate the ability to convert numbers using specialized codes including Binary Coded Decimal (BCD) code, Gray code, and the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) code.
- Demonstrate the operation of logic gates and illustrate each logic gate symbol.
- Construct logic truth table for each logic gate and produce timing diagrams for any specified input waveform.
- Apply basic laws of Boolean algebra and the Karnaugh map to simplify a Boolean expression.
- Write a Boolean output expression for any combinational circuit.
- Utilize full-adders to implement multibit parallel adders.
- Demonstrate how a comparator can determine if two binary numbers are equal or unequal.
- Design a logic circuit to decode any combination of bits and apply an encoder to a specific application to convert information to a coded form.
- Compare and contrast the symbolic symbols for the set-reset, D-type, J-K latches, and flip-flops.
- Compare and contrast the proper output for each possible input combinations for the set-reset, D-type and J-K latches and flip-flops.
- Identify and differentiate between synchronous and asynchronous counter circuits.
- Differentiate between serial in/serial out, serial in/parallel out, parallel in/serial out, and parallel in/parallel out shift registers and how they operate.
- Identify various memory and storage used in digital electronics.

- Introduction to Digital Electronics (ELD-201) 3.00 s.h.
**Course Description**

The student will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of digital electronics including the analysis and use of sequential logic circuits, basic gates, symbols, basic digital building blocks, number systems, and Boolean algebra. The student will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of logic families and digital technologies as well as applications of sequential logic systems.**Learning Outcomes**

Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:- Demonstrate how to write the same number in binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal, and apply the rules of conversion between number systems through an example.
- Draw the symbol and describe the operation of the basic gates (AND, OR, XOR, INVERTER, NAND, NOR and XNOR).
- Draw the symbol and describe the operation of basic logic building blocks (Decoder, Encoder, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Comparator, Flip-flop, Latch, and Counter).
- Demonstrate how to solve logic circuits using Boolean algebra by drawing a circuit to analyze and mathematically solve.
- Explain how to correctly interpret manufacturer specifications for a given digital component.
- Assess the main characteristics of the different logic families and technologies used for digital circuits.
- Compare and contrast the advantages and drawbacks of the different logic families and technologies used for digital circuits.
- Describe the process of experimentally building, testing, and troubleshooting sequential logic circuits.

- Electronic Assessment/Career Planning (ELT-490) 3.00 s.h.
**Course Description**

Electronics Assessment/Career Planning is an in-depth, student-centered activity that requires electronics engineering technology self-diagnostic assessment, the integration of research in current electronics employment, the development of a comprehensive curriculum vitae, practical career planning, interviewing strategies, and the application of advanced math concepts to electronics engineering technology situations. Students will participate in career-focused activities that include building a curriculum vitae or professional r- Industrial Electronics (ELT-221) 4.00 s.h.
**Course Description**

Operational amplifiers in linear, non-linear and active filter applications, pulse and waveshaping techniques, power supplies and regulators, thyristor control of power, transducers (including optoelectric) and analog to digital transfers (ADC/DAC).**Learning Outcomes**

Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:- Explain the difference among low-pass, high-pass, band-pass and band-reject filtering.
- Compare the following active filter design techniques: Butterworth, Tschebyscheff, and Bessel.
- Define and explain the importance of the quality factor, corner frequency and the sensitivity of a filter.
- Analyze how to determine the necessary unity-gain bandwidth of an op amp to be chosen for an individual filter section.
- Discuss the types of pulse waveforms used in projects and review the wave-shaping techniques used to measure performance.
- Design a power supply or regulator and illustrate the voltage at various points within the unit.
- Explain the step-by-step procedure for installing conventional industrial controls.
- Describe the type of transducers used in projects and elaborate on how they helped fulfilled the project outcomes or improve performance.
- Discuss an application in which power or temperature was controlled through instrumentation.
- Review the formats such as, audio tape, vinyl, noise reduction systems, computer, digital media, etc. used for analog-to-digital or digital-to-analog transfers (ADC/DAC).

- Optical Electronics (ELC-270) 3.00 s.h.
- The student will be required to identify the basic principles of light physics as they relate to laser and fiber optic theory. Integration of electronic control, measuring, and sensing devices will be accomplished within an industrial and communication framework. A systems approach will be utilized involving laser, fiber optic, and electronic discrete and integrated components.
- Biomedical Electronics II (ELB-432) 3.00 s.h.
- Coupling between electrical and mechanical phenomena in cardiovascular and CNS motor systems. Roles of feedback in these systems. Present directions in medical instrumentation technology, with consideration of costs and some associated ethical and economic questions. How do the objectives of medicine and engineering affect each other?
- Electronic Publishing Systems (PRN-202) 3.00 s.h.
- Electronics publishing provides students with practical technical expertise and experiences in the managing and use of the technologies, machines and tools associated with desktop publishing, laser printing, scanning, phototypesetting, electronic printing, and other pre-graphic reproduction systems.
- Electrical Power I (ELE-234) 3.00 s.h.
**Course Description**

Extension of electromagnetic principles to more advanced AC and DC circuits, including balanced 3 phase AC, and their application to the analysis of AC and DC devices, such as batteries, motors, controllers, transformers and power distribution systems. Brief introduction to solid state control electronics, including rectifiers, switches, and logic gates.**Learning Outcomes**

Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:- Discuss advanced AC and DC circuits.
- Describe 3-phase AC circuits.
- Analyze voltage, current and power in 3-phase circuits.
- Describe principles of solid-state devices used in Power control.
- Provide evidence of analysis and operation of 3-phase circuits.
- Analyze voltage, current, power and other critical parameters of power-solid state devices.

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