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DSL 2020 Chassis Electrical and Electronic Systems (4) fall This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of advanced diesel chassis electrical and electronic systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include advanced networks and multiplexing; A/C systems; lighting systems; instrument panels; wiper and washer systems; alarm systems;

collision avoidance systems; supplemental restraint systems; ground based communication systems;

satellite based communication systems; and accessory systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1060 DSL 2030 Hydraulics (3) fall This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, design, construction, and repair of mobile hydraulic systems. Topics include hydraulic systems; components; hydraulic symbols and engineering drawings; pilot systems; and electronic control systems; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: DSL 1060 DSL 2040 Power Transmission (4) spring This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of power transmission systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include an introduction to power transmissions; clutches and torque converters; manual transmissions; gear theory; planetary gear theory; hydraulic planetary controls and support systems; power-train management and electronically controlled transmissions; Allison Commercial Electronic Control (CEC) system; Eaton Auto-shift transmission; drive shafts; final drives; and tracks; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1060 and 2020 DSL 2050 Emissions and Engine Performance (4) spring This course is intended to give students a thorough understanding of advanced diesel engine performance and emissions systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include engine performance;

emissions theory; exhaust emissions treatment; diagnosis and correction of engine performance; and emission complaints; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: DSL 1020 and 1040 DSL 2060 Fabrication (3) spring This course provides a comprehensive study of manufacturing processes and fabrication. Topics include manufacturing processes; use of fabrication tools; job planning; basic gas and MIG welding; advanced welding; rodding and tubing of hydraulic cylinders; and drive-shaft repair; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None DS 2801/2802 Summer Internship/Internship Review (0/1) summer/fall A ten week summer cooperative education experience followed by a one credit internship review conducted during the fall term; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250] Economics (ECO) ECO 2020 Macroeconomics (3) fall The course consists of an introduction to basic principles of macroeconomic analysis and a survey of the economic government, household, and business sectors. The student is introduced to the analysis of the level and variations of the national income; government fiscal and monetary policies; money; the banking

system; and the problems of inflation and unemployment; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education:

SS) Prerequisite: Math placement level 2 or higher or instructor permission

Course Descriptions

ECO 2030 Microeconomics (3) spring This course covers the theory and analysis of market structures, prices, profits, wages, interest, and international trade. Developments in such areas as agriculture and the balance of international payments are examined by means of reading and class discussion about current economic events; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS). Prerequisite: Math placement level 2 or higher or instructor permission Education (EDU) EDU 2051 Teaching Methods I (3) fall/spring This course is designed to provide in-depth coverage of technical center operations and procedures for teachers who are new to the field of Trade and Industry teacher licensure. The yearlong course includes a classroom component and a field practicum. The classroom component provides specific information on standards based education; program competencies; competency and employability skill lists; and federal and state rules and regulations. The unique mandates of technical education are reviewed and implemented by course participants who must be teaching at least one half day each week in a technical center under supervision of a peer coach. The practicum component of the course requires formal lesson plans, classroom/laboratory observations, and evaluation conferences with the course teacher and a field

supervisor. Observations are conducted three times each semester; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite:

Instructor permission EDU 2052 Teaching Methods I (continued) (3) fall/spring This class continues curriculum from EDU 2051. Prerequisite: EDU 2051 EDU 2061 Teaching Methods II (3) fall/spring This course is designed to provide in-depth coverage of technical center operations and procedures for teachers who are new to the field of Trade and Industry teacher licensure. The yearlong course includes a classroom component and a field practicum. The classroom component provides specific information on standards based education; program competencies; competency and employability skill lists; and federal and state rules and regulations. The unique mandates of technical education are reviewed and implemented by course participants who must be teaching at least one half day each week in a technical center under supervision of a peer coach. The practicum component of the course requires formal lesson plans, classroom/laboratory observations, and evaluation conferences with the course teacher and a field





supervisor. Observations are conducted three times each semester; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite:

Instructor permission

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Course Descriptions Electromechanical Engineering (ELM) ELM 3015 Sensors and Instrumentation (3) fall This course is an introduction to the type of sensors used in research and industry to measure physical and mechanical parameters and the standard methods of interfacing these devices. Discussion includes investigation of the underlying physical phenomenon, which each transducer exploits, and various signal conditioning and interfacing strategies. Typical devices covered include strain gages, LVDTs, load cells, pressure transducers, tachometers, accelerometers, temperature sensors, level sensors, and optical sensors;

2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1110 or 2072, MAT 1520, and PHY 1042 [Course fee: $160.00] ELM 4015 Electro-Mechanical Power Systems (4) fall This course provides a detailed analysis of the components in high-power hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems. Topics include pumps, pneumatic circuits, safety valves, actuators, electric motors, generators, transformers, relays, solenoids, and high-power semiconductors. Emphasis is placed on specifications (power ratings), typical uses, and energy conversion issues. Programmable controllers are introduced to demonstrate control and sequencing in these systems; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELM 3015 or instructor permission ELM 4231 Control Systems I (4) fall Students are introduced to analytical system modeling and the design of controllers for closed-loop electrical and mechanical systems. Topics include finite state machine design and implementation; the development of dynamic systems models using Laplace techniques; block diagram system representation; time-domain and frequency-domain system analysis; the determination of system stability; system error computation; an introduction to controller design; and the design of discrete-time controllers using z-transform methods; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 2061, MAT 3170, senior standing in the BS.ELM program, or instructor permission [Course fee: $50.00] ELM 4232 Control Systems II (4) spring This course is a continuation of Control Systems I. Students are introduced to complex second-order and higher-order systems. Topics include system identification methods, performance parameter design tradeoffs, and designing higher-order controllers. Practical applications of microcontroller-based controller design are emphasized; 2 hours of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELM 4231 [Course fee: $50.00] ELM 4701 ELM Project I (2) fall This course emphasizes project design, planning, and manufacturing issues. Topics include planning and budgeting; safety in the design; design for manufacturability; fabrication techniques; testing for safety and reliability; and quality control. Students are given a small electromechanical design on which to apply the lecture material. Students also select and begin planning a major, team-oriented project that is completed in Projects II. The project must have major electrical and mechanical components; 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing in the BS.ELM program or instructor permission [Course fee: $75.00]

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Electrical Engineering (ELT) ELT 1011 Fundamentals of Circuits I (3) fall This is the first of a two-semester study of basic electrical circuits. Course content includes electric charge, voltage, resistance, energy, and power. DC circuit theory includes Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s Laws; series and parallel circuits; and electrical sources. The concepts of superposition and Thevenin’s Theorem are introduced as well. Laboratory sessions are used to verify and reinforce concepts introduced in lecture. A weekly recitation is used to review problem sets. Teamwork is emphasized throughout the course; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, 1 hour of recitation per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1111 [Course fee: $115.00] ELT 1012 Fundamentals of Circuits II (3) spring This is a continuation of ELT 1011. Course content includes the AC concepts of frequency, period, magnitude, and phase of sine waves. Circuit parameters are studied as phasors and complex numbers and are expressed in polar and rectangular forms. Topics studied include reactance, impedance, and power in series and parallel circuits and the transient behaviors of RC and RL circuits. Theorems developed in DC are now used to analyze AC circuits. A weekly recitation is used for mastery of the subject. Laboratory sessions include the use of function generators and oscilloscopes; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory, 1 hour of recitation per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1111 and ELT 1011, concurrent enrollment in MAT 1112 or 1340 [Course fee: $150.00] ELT 1021 Fundamentals of Digital Circuits I (3) fall This is a first course in the fundamentals of digital logic with applications. Basic principles are presented along with Boolean theorems and algebraic reduction techniques, number systems, Karnaugh mapping, and analysis of combinational logic circuits, digital arithmetic, synchronous counters, decoders, encoders, and multiplexers. Concepts and theorems developed in the classroom are explored in the laboratory through practical examples and applications. Troubleshooting techniques for digital circuits are also developed and students learn how to properly document their results; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in ELT 1011 ELT 1022 Fundamentals of Digital Circuits II (3) spring This follow-on course to ELT 1021 introduces students to flip-flops, asynchronous counters, shift registers, state tables, and state diagrams. Analog-to-digital and digital-to analog converters are covered as well as basic system memory elements. Students are introduced to the Altera software simulation program in the laboratory and learn how to burn their own chips; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: ELT 1021 ELT 1031 Electrical Circuits I (4) fall This course is an introductory study of DC and AC electrical circuits. Course content includes the basic ideas of electrical charge, current, voltage, resistance, energy, and power. Capacitance, inductance, and the transient behavior of RC and RL circuits are also studied. For AC, the concepts of frequency, period, phase, and magnitude of sine waves are developed. The electrical circuit parameters are studied as phasors and complex numbers, and expressed in polar and rectangular form. Major AC topics studied include reactance, impedance, power, and resonance. Electric circuit theory includes Ohm’s Law; Kirchhoff’s laws; series and parallel circuits; and electrical sources. Laboratory exercises develop the use of basic measurement equipment such as the ammeter, voltmeter, and oscilloscope while verifying the concepts studied in lectures;

3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MAT 1420 [Course fee: $150.00]

Course Descriptions

ELT 1032 Electrical Circuits II (4) spring This course is a continuation of ELT 1031. Circuit analysis using advanced network theorems and techniques is introduced. Topics such as superposition; mesh and nodal analysis; Thevenin’s theorem; and controlled sources are investigated. Other topics include transformers, poly phase circuits, frequency response, and response to non-sinusoidal signals. Laboratory exercises provide experience in using oscilloscopes, function generators, and frequency counters on circuits demonstrating the concepts developed in lectures; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ELT 1012 or 1031 and MAT 1420, concurrent enrollment in MAT 1520 ELT 1051 Presentation Graphics I (1) fall This course provides hands-on experience in creating technical presentations using many different software programs including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Topics include terminology, layout, chart creation, effective chart usage, and integrating text, graphics, and audio. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to assemble and demonstrate an effective presentation. Additional topics covered are the use of analog and digital simulation tools such as MS Office, MultiSim, and Podcasting; 3 hours of laboratory per week; Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment ELT 1011 or 1031 and MAT 1111 or 1420.



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