Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology (EE13)  Degree


Program Description:

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology 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. They program of study emphasizes the application of scientific, mathematics, 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.

Entrance date: Each semester

Admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION – Reading 236 ACCUPLACER- Sentence Skills 70
Writing 249 Reading Comprehension 55
Quantitative Reasoning 245 Algebra 57

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 62

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Albany Technical College is accredited with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate of Applied Science Degrees, Associate of Science in Nursing Degrees, Diplomas, and Technical Certificates of Credit. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Albany Technical College.

General Education Core Courses 19 credits
Area I - Language Arts/Communications 3 credits
ENGL 1101

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/Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
Area III - Natural Sciences/Mathematics 7 credits
MATH 1111

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
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1112, MATH 1113 Corequisite: 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 1111
Prerequisites: ENGL 1101, MATH 1112, MATH 1113 Corequisite: 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
Area IV - Humanities/Fine Arts 3 credits
Program-Specific Gen. Ed. Course Requirements 3 credits
MATH 1113
Prerequisite: MATH 1111

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 credits
ENGT 1000

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. Lads reinforce mathematical, mechanical and electrical concepts through practical exercises, such as measurement and calculations of density of objects, relative humidity, use of a digital multi-meter, building circuits, use of precision instruments, and team exercises.

3
ECET 1101
Prerequisite: ENGT 1000 Corequisite: MATH 1111

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
Prerequisite: 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

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
Prerequisite: ECET 1101

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
Choose from elective courses listed below for min. 8 cr., if not required for specialization of choice: 8
ECET 2220
Prerequisite: ECET 2120

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, 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
ICET 2010

This course introduces electromechanical devices which are essential control elements in electrical systems. Topics include: fundamentals of electromechanical devices, control elements in electrical circuits, typical devices such as generators and alternators, D.C. and A.C. motors and controls, and transformers. Quantitative analysis of power losses, power factors, and efficiencies in D.C., single-phase and three-phase dynamos are stressed. Laboratory work parallels class work.

3
ICET 2020
Prerequisite: ICET 2010

This course introduces control system components and theory as they related to controlling industrial processes. Course covers identification, interpretation and design of loop and piping & instrumentation (P&ID) drawings. Mechanical, fluidic, temperature, and miscellaneous sensors are studied with emphasis on measuring techniques. Topics include: open and closed loop control theory, feedback, transducers, signal conditioning, P&IDs and control hardware and actuators. Laboratory work heavily emphasizes practical exercises and applications.

4
ICET 2030
Prerequisite: ICET 2010

Emphasizes an in-depth study of the programmable controller with programming applications involving control of industrial processes. Course explores SCADA system hardware. Topics include: input and output modules, logic units, memory units, power supplies, ladder diagrams, relay logic timers and counters, control strategy, programming, networks, user interface (HMI), communication equipment and software and troubleshooting. Lab work parallels class work with emphasis on program execution, effectiveness, efficiency and integration.

4
ICET 2050
Prerequisites: ICET 2020, ICET 2030

Provides a study of process control system design. Students explore system design and tuning, integration of sensors, transmitters, indicators, controllers and final control elements. Industrial electronics, control loop theory, PID (Proportion, Integral, Derivative) control theory, loop tuning, and control loop troubleshooting are emphasized.

4
TELE 1210
Prerequisite: ECET 1101

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
Prerequisites: ECET 1210, TELE 1000

Covers 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
ECET 2110
Prerequisite: ECET 1110

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
DFTG 1101
Corequisite: COMP 1000

Establishes safety practices as they relate to a drafting environment. Introduces basic CAD functions while presenting essential principles and practices for line relationships, scale, and geometric construction.

4
ECET 2210
Prerequisite: ECET 1210

This course emphasizes the design, implementation, configuration, and monitoring of a client-server network environment. Emphasis is placed on applications in Local Area Networks. An introduction to Network Domains in Wide Area Networks is included.

4
Completion of one of three Specializations:
Computer Engineering Technology Specialization-8C13 17 credits
ECET 1210
Prerequisite: ENGT 1000

Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on peer-to-peer networking.

3
ECET 2110
Prerequisite: ECET 1110

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
Prerequisite: ECET 2101

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
Prerequisite: ECET 1210

This course emphasizes the design, implementation, configuration, and monitoring of a client-server network environment. Emphasis is placed on applications in Local Area Networks. An introduction to Network Domains in Wide Area Networks is included.

4
ENGT 2300

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
Electromechanical Engineering Technology Specialization-8E83 19 credits
ECET 2120
Prerequisite: ECET 2101

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
ICET 2010

This course introduces electromechanical devices which are essential control elements in electrical systems. Topics include: fundamentals of electromechanical devices, control elements in electrical circuits, typical devices such as generators and alternators, D.C. and A.C. motors and controls, and transformers. Quantitative analysis of power losses, power factors, and efficiencies in D.C., single-phase and three-phase dynamos are stressed. Laboratory work parallels class work.

3
DFTG 2010

Covers the basics of computer terminology, input and output devices, file formatting, file management, for CAD software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of geometric construction, scale reading line relationship and basic history of the drafting concepts. Student will also be introduced to basic and intermediate CAD commands and procedures, and drafting concepts and principals.

4
MEGT 1010
Prerequisite: ENGT 1000

This course introduces industrial manufacturing processes that employ processes for material shaping, joining, machining and assembly to the student. Topics include: casting, shaping and molding of metals, ceramics and polymers; particulate processing of metals and ceramics, metal forming, machining, sheet metal working, joining and assembling, surface treatment, and manufacturing design considerations. Emphasis is provided on raw materials, quality, and costs of finished products. The course includes lab exercises that demonstrate the applications of the topics covered in actual manufacturing processes.

3
EMET 2060

This course is a beginning study of instrumentation and control systems and devices. An understanding of the purpose and methods used for industrial control systems, components and functions of programmable logic controllers (PLC) will be discussed. The students will be provided an understanding of entering and debugging basic control instructions into a PLC, and connecting and verifying operation of typical control devices. An introduction to the application types and installation considerations of control valves and other final control elements will be explores as well as human machine interface (HMI). Lab work parallels course work.

4
Electronics Engineering Technology Specialization-8EE3 17 credits
ECET 1210
Prerequisite: ENGT 1000

Provides a foundation in Local Area Networking of computers with an introduction to Wide Area Networking. Emphasis is on peer-to-peer networking.

3
ECET 2110
Prerequisite: ECET 1110

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
Prerequisite: ECET 2101

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
Prerequisite: ECET 2120

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, 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

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
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Chair/Instructor Electrical & Computer Engineering
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