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ELEC-107   Introduction to Electronic
4 Credits

Upon completion of this course, the student will have a thorough understanding of fundamentals of electronics. The student will study passive components and their behavior in DC circuits as well as in AC circuits. The student will learn fundamental laws that govern the electronics circuits such as Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s  current/ voltage laws, and Thevenin’s Theorem. Analysis of electric circuits with computer techniques will be covered as part of laboratory  experiments. Basic electronics  safety will be stressed. The stu- dent will have hands-on experience and a good understanding of laboratory test instruments  and basic troubleshooting techniques. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll in MATH-061. (3 hours lecture,
3 hours lab weekly)

ELEC-117   Linear Electronics
4 Credits

In this course the student will learn the charac- teristics of electronic devices, such as diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers, and their behavior in various electronic circuits. Specifi- cally, applications of the following  devices will be studied: rectifier diodes, zener diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJT), field-effect transistors (FET). Also, various applications of the op- erational amplifier will be studied. Prerequisite: ELEC-107. (3 hours  lecture,  3 hours  lab weekly)

ELEC-140   Network Cabling Systems
3 Credits

This course is designed to train individuals in the fundamentals of installing, connecting and certifying network cabling systems. Students will learn to apply the basics of network cable and connector selection, installation and termina- tion. Fundamental testing, certification,  and documentation practices will be covered. Labs include hands-on experience with terminating and testing coaxial, unshielded twisted pair (UTP), and fiber optic cables in accordance with current industry and EIA/TIA standards. (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab weekly)

ELEC-213   Digital Circuits
4 Credits

Principles of solid state devices will be utilized to study logic circuitry. The student will analyze, design, build and troubleshoot logic gates, pulse and switching circuits, arithmetic circuits, counters, registers, input/output,  clock  and control circuits, and memory units. Digital TTL integrated circuits and other logic families will be compared. The principles  learned will be applied to various digital instruments and digital computer circuitr y. Prerequisite:   ELEC-107 or ELEC-112. (3 hours  lecture,  3 hours  lab weekly)

hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST