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Engineering

Basic Electricity/ Electronics for Engineering Technicians  

This course covers the basic concepts of electronics: Semiconductor and zener diodes, junction field-effect and metallic-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors, bipolar and unijunction transistors. An introduction to electrical systems as they relate to electronics is also covered. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25134     Registration: $319    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   1/13/2015 - 2/19/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  12 sessions
Location: TBA    Instructor: H. Richardson

Introduction to Electrical Control Systems  

This course covers the basic concepts needed to understand the operation and programming techniques common to most Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). An overview of Programmable Logic Controllers and the different number systems are covered. Topics include various number systems, programming fundamentals, timers, counters, sensors and their wiring, input/output modules and wiring, arithmetic instructions, and an overview of plant floor communications. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25138     Registration: $279    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Tues., Thur.   2/24/2015 - 4/2/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: TBA    Instructor: H. Richardson
No class 3/24 and 3/26/15. 

Introduction to Engineering Technology  

This course introduces students to the history, responsibilities, and career opportunities within the engineering technology field. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students study report writing, calculator usage, data collection and analysis, measurement systems, geometry, right triangle trigonometry, and basic computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet applications. Also examined are the ethical standards that guide engineering practices. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25139     Registration: $279    Course Fee: $59    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   2/16/2015 - 4/27/2015    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM  10 sessions
Location: TBA    Instructor: Staff

Technical Writing for Engineering Technicians  

This course prepares students to communicate specialized information to different audiences (e.g., technical and nontechnical people, colleagues and clients, peers and supervisors, in-house departments, and government agencies), work in teams, and address organizational and ethical issues. The course material is drawn primarily from professional contexts, principally engineering. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25145     Registration: $119    Course Fee: $19    
Meeting Day(s): Mon.   5/4/2015 - 5/11/2015    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 163    Instructor: Staff


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