Associate of Applied Science
Degrees and Certificates
This course explains the attributes and functions of electronic systems and circuits. The course discusses AC circuits, frequency, electromagnetism, capacitance, transformers, and voltage. The course also exposes students to constructing, examining, and troubleshooting circuits.
This course discusses DC circuits, measurement of voltage and resistance, analysis of various circuit configurations, and electromagnetics. The course exposes students to constructing, examining, and troubleshooting DC circuits.
This course discusses the differences between analog and digital signals, and the conversion between them. It discusses number systems, binary data, Boolean logic, Boolean equations, truth tables, logic gates, logic circuits, decoders, counters, flip-flops, and registers. The course also exposes students to drawing, simulating, and breadboarding basic combinational and sequential logic circuits.
This course discusses the structure and functions of a range of electronic devices, such as semiconductors, diodes, transistors, and amplifiers. The course also discusses bias circuits and switching applications. Further, the course provides students exercises on examining circuits and troubleshooting a power supply.
This course discusses the basic concepts of integrated circuits and compares them with discrete circuits. It explains the configurations and functions of operational amplifiers, timers, and voltage regulators. The course also provides students exercises on building, evaluating, and troubleshooting op-amp circuits.
This course discusses the concepts and principles of electronic communications. Topics covered include electromagnetic frequency, frequency bands, spectrum, modulation, antennas, digital data, transmission lines and loads, fiber optics, and government services. The course also provides students exercises on diagramming modern transmitter and receiver components, plotting impedances, and making line and load conversions.
This course covers the fundaments of computer programming using the C programming language. It exposes students to the creation, assembly, and programming, of microcontrollers and microprocessors. The course introduces students to contemporary microprocessor and microcontroller product applications and provides them an opportunity to perform exercises in planning, designing, implementing, and debugging microcontrollers.
This course exposes students to the requirements for installing, interfacing, troubleshooting, and maintaining a PLC system. The course also covers components and operations of a PLC system, I/O addressing, PLC scan sequence, ladder schematics, sensors, actuators, controls, timers, counters, sequencers, shift registers, and data manipulation methods. During this course, students are also required to work on a PLC project.
The final capstone project provides the students with an opportunity to apply the concepts learnt in previous courses while working on an electronics project. The project provides the students design experience, and requires them to practice problem solving, teamwork, documentation, presentation, and project management skills.