Course Descriptions

49.jpgStudents study electronics in the Electronics/ Telecommunications program as a requirement of the Instrumentation & Control program. The entire first year may be completed online, including all lab courses. 

Students enrolled in the Electronics/ Telecommunications and Instrumentation and Control programs at BSC will be required to furnish their own laptop computer for classroom and lab activities.

Laptop Specifications Please review the descriptions below for information on each course.

Course Sequence - 1st Semester

ELEC 100 Direct Current Analysis ELEC 100L Direct Current Analysis Lab
ELEC 118 Solid State Devices
ELEC 118L Solid State Devices Lab
ELEC 114 Digital Electronics I
ELEC 114L Digital Electronics I Lab
 

Course Sequence - 2nd Semester

ELEC 130 Active Devices
ELEC 130L Active Devices Lab
ELEC 120 AC Analysis
ELEC 120L AC Analysis Lab
ELEC 115 Digital Electronics II
ELEC 115L Digital Electronics II Lab
 

Course Sequence - 3rd Semester

ICTL 205 Mechanical Practices
ICTL 205L Mechanical Practices Lab
ICTL 215 Instrument Drawings and Documentation
ICTL 215L Instrument Drawings and Documentation Lab
ICTL 225 Input and Output Devices
ICTL 225L Input and Output Devices Lab
 

Course Sequence - 4th Semester

ICTL 235 Motors and Controllers
ICTL 235L Motors and Controllers Lab
ICTL 245 Controls
ICTL 245L Controls Lab
ICTL 255 Automation Overview
ICTL 255L Automation Overview Lab

1st Semester Courses - Fall semesters only

ELEC 100 Direct Current Analysis - 4 credits
The study of the concepts of current, voltage and resistance through problem solving and schematic drawings as they apply to DC circuits analysis. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, the associated lab is required.

ELEC 100L Direct Current Analysis Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

ELEC 118 Solid State Devices - 4 credits
The study of semiconductor physics, fundamentals of semiconductors, power supplies, transistors, characteristics of biasing circuits, amplifier properties, and FET characteristics and applications.  Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, the associated lab is required.

ELEC 118L Solid State Devices Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

ELEC 114 Digital Electronics I - 3 - credits
The study of number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra, and combination logic circuits.  Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, the associated lab is required

ELEC 114L Digital Electronics I Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

2nd Semester Courses - Spring semesters only

ELEC 130 Active Devices - 4 credits
Prerequisites: ELEC 100, 100L, 114, 114L, 118, and 118L or equivalent and approval of instructor.
The study of various electronic devices and circuitry including; Thyristors, Operational Amplifiers, and Regulated Power Supplies. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, the associated lab is required.

ELEC 130L Active Devices Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory, presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

ELEC 120 AC Analysis - 4 credits
Prerequisites: ELEC 100, 100L, 114, 114L, 118, and 118L or equivalent and approval of instructor.
The study of dB, complex numbers, RC, RI and RLC circuits, resonance, and passive and active filters. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of, the associated lab is required.

ELEC 120L AC Analysis Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory, presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

ELEC 115 Digital Electronics II - 3 credits
Prerequisites: ELEC 100, 100L, 114, 114L, 118, and 118L or equivalent and approval of instructor.
The study of arithmetic circuits, code converters, decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers, multivibrators, and flip-flops. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of,  the associated lab is required.

ELEC 115L Digital Electronics II Lab - 1 credit
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provide hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. Concurrent registration in, or previous successful completion of the associated lecture is required.

3rd Semester - Fall semesters only

ICTL 205 Mechanical Practices - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program or departmental approval.
This course covers the types of bolts and their ratings, properties of materials, pipe sizes and threads, types of tubing/application, hoses and their fittings, tubing bending, gaskets and O rings. Other topics include instrument installation, compression fittings, introduction to conduit bending and proper use of conduit fittings and flex conduit.

ICTL 205L Mechanical Practices Lab - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program.
Co-requisite: ICTL 205 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

ICTL 215 Instrument Drawings and Documentation - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program or departmental approval.
Topics covered in this course include plant terminology, piping and industrial diagrams (P&ID), electrical and wiring diagrams, graphs, charts, documentation of settings and records keeping, calibration practices and standards, flow, pressure, position, level, temperature and analytical measurements. The use and care of test equipment is also covered.

ICTL 215L Instrument Drawings and Documentation Lab - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program.
Co-requisite: ICTL 215 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus. 

ICTL 225 Input and Output Devices - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program or departmental approval.
In this course students will study measurement sensors such as proximity sensors and switches, motion detectors, analog and smart transmitters, and temperature devices. Other topics include valves and their types, valve positioners, current to pneumatic (I/P) converters, electric drives and motor starters, dampers and linkages.

ICTL 225L Input and Output Devices Lab - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of first year Electronics/Telecommunications Technology Program.
Co-requisite: ICTL 225 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.

4th Semester - Spring semesters only

ICTL 235 Motors and Controllers - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Topics of study include types of AC and DC motors, stepper motors, motor theory, types of motor controls, three phase power, Y and delta configurations, variable speed drives (variable frequency and variable DC), motor and other electrical equipment protection (breakers and overloads).

ICTL 235L Motors and Controllers Lab -1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Co-requisite: ICTL 235 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus. 

ICTL 245 Controls - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
The student will gain a basic understanding of major components of the following types of controllers: programmable logic controllers (PLC), personal computers (PC), distributive control systems (DCS). Programming ladder logic, relay logic, function block control logic, relay logic, digital communications, networking, common and typical controller I/O types will be studied.

ICTL 245L Controls Lab - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Co-requisite: ICTL 245 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class.This lab is only available on campus. 

ICTL 255 Automation Overview - 4 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or departmental approval.
Students will learn to demonstrate a process control loop by building, commissioning, troubleshooting and operating a simulated control loop using interlocking logic and control processor algorithms including proportions, integral and derivative (PID) and loop tuning. Students will participate in tours of different facilities such as power plants, refineries, manufacturing facilities, coal gasification plant and food processing plants.

ICTL 255L Automation Overview Lab - 1 credit
Prerequisite: Completion of the third semester of the I&C program or instructor's approval.
Co-requisite: ICTL 255 or equivalent and departmental approval.
The lab portion of the course is a lab/lecture, which provides hands-on verification of the theory presented in class. This lab is only available on campus.