Electronic RF/Telcom Technology
4½ Semester Program
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Parker
Instructors: Fitzen, Georgeson, Hudman, McQuery, Norton, Womack
One Associate of Applied Science Degree and one Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Electronic RF/Telcom Technology are available.
Selection of the Electronics option for each accepted student in the Electronic Core curriculum will occur in the second semester. Acceptance into particular options is based upon available openings and other factors such as a grade point average and attendance.
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electronic RF/Telcom Technology
Required Courses:ELTR 100 Technical General Education 16 cr ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 cr ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 cr ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 cr ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 cr ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 cr ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Laboratory A 5 cr ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 cr ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 cr ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 cr ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 cr ERFT 211 Radio Frequency/ Telecommunications Systems I 7 cr ERFT 212 Radio Frequency/ Telecommunications Laboratory I 7 cr ERFT 221 Radio Frequency/ Telecommunications Systems II 6 cr ERFT 222 Radio Frequency/ Telecommunications Laboratory II 3 cr ERFT 223 Radio Frequency/ Telecommunications Laboratory II 3 cr TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 cr TGE 154 English Composition for Technology 4 cr TGE 156 Applied Business Principals 2 cr TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 cr TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 cr TOTAL: 98 crProgram length will vary depending on student's academic qualifications at time of acceptance.
The courses listed above will be taught in sequential blocks of instruction. Successful completion of a course is required before the student can progress in the program. If the student fails any math, theory, or lab course, then that course must be repeated and a passing grade obtained before the student can advance in the program. The student must exit the program and make up their deficiency through Technical General Education or other appropriate methods. The student will then be allowed to repeat the course at the next available program opening.
Official articulation agreements have been established with other post-secondary and secondary schools. Where these agreements exits, the specific block of training (i.e. session/semester/year) will be accepted as equivalent to that at ISU and will count equally toward graduation.
Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for ELTR 100, and will not be required to attend the initial semester.
Based on your keyboarding skills, you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
ELTR 100 Technical General Education 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
ELTR 109 Electronic Terminology 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the first eight weeks of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree.
ELTR 110 Electronic Terminology II 1 credit. The study of basic electronic theory vocabulary. This course is to be taken in conjunction with ENGL 101, the second eight weeks of the semester. It is designed for those students who will opt to pursue a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree after earning an Associate of Applied Science degree.
ELTR 140 Directed Study AC-DC/LCR 8 credits. Condensed coverage of basic electronics theory and laboratory and associated mathematics. Accelerated equivalent of ELTR 141, ELTR 143, ELTR 145. For those who have prior knowledge of basic electronics.
ELTR 141 Applied Mathematics I 4 credits. Basic math as it applies to electronics; includes algebraic and trigonometric topics as they relate to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis.
ELTR 142 Applied Mathematics II 4 credits. Continuation of ELTR 141. Selected algebraic and trigonometric topics as related to DC and AC (sine wave) circuit analysis with special emphasis on trigonometric solution and vector analysis.
ELTR 143 Electronic Theory 5 credits. Basic electrical fundamentals, direct and alternating current circuits, LCR networks, electrical circuit components, meter circuits and test equipment.
ELTR 144 Electron Control Devices Theory A 5 credits. Comprehensive study and practical application of semiconductors, power supplies, transistor amplifiers, oscillators, operational amplifiers and test equipment.
ELTR 145 Electronic Laboratory 5 credits. Experiments involving subjects covered in ELTR 143. Student will construct experimental circuits upon which tests and measurements will be made to attain specified objectives.
ELTR 146 Electron Control Devices Laboratory A 5 credits. Practical applications of the topics covered in ELTR 144.
ELTR 147 Applied Science 4 credits. Study of matter and energy relationships pertaining to motion, mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, magnetism and atomic energy. PREREQ: ELTR 141 or Equivalent. This class will be substituted by PHYS 100.
ELTR 161 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Theory 5 credits. A basic study of electronic logic devices and circuits. Includes a study of Boolean Algebra, basic logic circuits, digital registers and counters and basic timing circuitry. An introduction to the basic architecture of the INTEL 8085 (8-bit) microprocessor. A brief introduction to assembly language programming.
ELTR 162 Digital/Microprocessor Systems Application 5 credits. This is a practical application of the theory class. Individual labs provide experience with basic logic gates, their configuration and troubleshooting techniques. Microprocessor labs are centered around the INTEL SDK-85 Microprocessor board. Recognition of key processor signals from troubleshooting perspective is emphasized.
ELTR 269 Electronic Drafting I 2 credits. Drawing fundamentals, orthographic and isometric drawings, and development of basic wire drawings.
ERFT 211 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Systems I 7 credits. Is to address the specific needs of the individuals theoretical study of radio frequency/telecommunications circuits, RF wideband and narrow band amplifiers, electronic switching/programming and digital data communications systems that utilizes laboratory information from ERFT 212. RF/telecommunications test equipment, radio frequency generation, reception, amplification, modulation, and radiation at appropriate intervals through the HF, VHF, UHF and SHF radio frequency spectrum. Class to be taken concurrently with ERFT 212 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Laboratory I.
ERFT 212 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Laboratory I 7 credits. Is a practical application of radio frequency/telecommunications circuits, RF wideband and narrow band amplifiers, electronic switching/programming and digital data communications that utilizes theory studied in ERFT 211. RF/telecommunication test equipment, radio frequency generation, reception, amplification, modulation and radiation at appropriate intervals through the HF, VHF, UHF and SHF radio frequency spectrum. Class to be taken concurrently with ERFT 211 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Systems I.
ERFT 221 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Systems II 6 credits. Is a theoretical application of radio frequency/telecommunications circuits, electronic switching/programming and digital data communications utilizing laboratory/experiments developed in ERFT 222. RF/telecommunication test equipment, mobile telephone, carrier fundamentals, repeater systems, fiber optic principles, microwave, antennas and transmission line system concepts are emphasized. To be taken concurrently with ERFT 222 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Laboratory II
ERFT 222 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Laboratory II 3 credits. Is a practical application of radio frequency/telecommunications utilizing ERFT 221 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Systems II. RF/Telecommunication test equipment, mobile telephone carrier fundamentals, repeater systems, fiber optic principles, microwave, antennas, and transmission line systems concepts are emphasized. To be taken first 8 weeks of semester concurrently with ERFT 221 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Systems II.
ERFT 223 Radio Frequency/Telecommunications Laboratory III 3 credits. Continuation of ERFT 222, second 8 weeks of semester, for those not enrolled in ERFT 289 Coop.
ERFT 289 Coop 1-4 credits. Students pursues on-the-job training in the electronic information systems industry which satisfies competencies in lieu of radio frequency/telecommunications lab. A Coop agreement must be signed by all parties involved, i.e. student, instructor, employer.
ERFT 290 Internship 1-8 credits. On-the-job placement providing work experience for students pursuing careers in radio frequency and/or telecommunications technology. Permission of the instructor is required.
ERFT 294 Directed Studies 1-8 credits. Study tailored to individual assignment and reporting under faculty guidance; permission of instructor required. Students will pursue a unit of activity related to the radio frequency/telecommunications technology field.
ERFT 299 Special Topics 1-8 credits. Addresses specific needs of individuals. Will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
TGE 153 Applied Technical Speaking 2 credits. Course provides principles of technical and business speech communication. Includes informative and persuasive presentations, effective meeting organization and listening skill development. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 154 English Composition for Technology 4 credits. This is a basic composition course in which students develop skills in understanding and writing paragraphs and essays. Meets general education requirements for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 156 Applied Business Principles 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of business/economic principles related to technical courses of study. Meets general education requirement for A.A.S. degree.
TGE 158 Applied Job Search 2 credits. Course provides techniques and development of employment process skills. Includes instruction in resumé/cover letter writing, interviewing, company research, and portfolio preparation. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 160 Applied Human Relations 2 credits. Course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude. Meets general education requirement for the A.A.S. degree.
TGE 162 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. Completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.
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