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Electronics: Microprocessor Maintenance

Academic Programs

(H64) Certificate

This program is designed to prepare a student for employment in the field of microprocessors. The students will be working with robots and the microprocessor controllers and sensors used in industry.

Work and Employment

Computer technicians must be familiar with technical manuals and diagnostic programs for various pieces of computer equipment or systems. Some technicians may specialize in maintaining a particular brand or type of equipment or system, or in performing a certain type of repair. Click here for further career information: https://www.svcc.edu/academics/programs/individual/h64.html

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354
Steven McPherson, Assistant Professor of Electronics/Technology, 815/835-6347

Total Hours Required - 21 Hours

Major Field Requirements - 21 Hours

  • EET 107 - Intro to DC and AC Circuits (4 Semester Hours)

    A beginning course in electronics that provides the student with the fundamentals needed in advanced electronics courses. Instruction is provided in the basic laws of direct and alternating current circuit theory and the operation of electronic devices and circuitry. Emphasis is placed upon the operation of electronic test equipment which is utilized in practical laboratory application. Prerequisite: MAT 074 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 110 - Intro to Digital Electronics (4 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in electronic logic circuitry. This course will introduce the student or experienced technician to digital logic circuits. Basic logic elements such as AND, OR, NAND and NOR gates will be introduced and characterized. Combinational logic circuits will be designed and analyzed in the lab. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 218 - Microprocess Architecture Apps (4 Semester Hours)

    A technician level course in microprocessor circuitry leading to an understanding of systems utilizing VLSI, CPUs, and peripherals. The architecture of the MC68HC11 microcontroller will be examined and used as the vehicle to define basic concepts. Students will investigate input-output control, bus interfacing and memory architecture through programming and troubleshooting of MC68HC11 systems. Prerequisite: EET 110. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 245 - Programmable Controllers (3 Semester Hours)

    This course will cover both PLC programming and using the PLC as a troubleshooting device. Relay-type instructions, timer and counter operations, math and data compare instructions will be discussed. The course will also cover forcing commands as well as an introduction to the RSLogix 500 programming software. The primary PLCs used in this class will be Allen Bradley/SLC 500 series. More advanced programming instructions will be covered such as sequencers and shift registers and jump instructions. The course will use the RSLogix 500 programming software as the primary programming software. Prerequisite: EET 110 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 252 - Industrial Electronics (3 Semester Hours)

    A study of industrial control systems based on an input-decision-output analysis. Special concern is taken in areas where small control signals must be amplified to meet high power output requirements. Some of the topics covered will include photoelectric inputs, reduced voltage starting SCR applications, thermo electronics, hall effect sensors, solid-state relays and electronic motor control. Prerequisite: EET 107 or ELT 120 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 261 - Adv Programmable Controllers (3 Semester Hours)

    This is an advanced course in programmable controllers. The course will be applicable to all modern industrial controllers. The course will cover PLC programming, including advanced programming instructions, networking instructions and applications. Products and processes used to collect information to document and analyze productivity through the use of accurate, versatile, and reliable electronic equipment that range from simple recorders to computer systems will be introduced. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and interfacing techniques using Remote Terminal Units (RTU) or other commercial modules will be covered. The use of robotics will be introduced. Prerequisite: EET 245 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Suggested Program

First Semester - 8 Hours

  • EET 107 - Intro to DC and AC Circuits (4 Semester Hours)

    A beginning course in electronics that provides the student with the fundamentals needed in advanced electronics courses. Instruction is provided in the basic laws of direct and alternating current circuit theory and the operation of electronic devices and circuitry. Emphasis is placed upon the operation of electronic test equipment which is utilized in practical laboratory application. Prerequisite: MAT 074 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 110 - Intro to Digital Electronics (4 Semester Hours)

    A basic course in electronic logic circuitry. This course will introduce the student or experienced technician to digital logic circuits. Basic logic elements such as AND, OR, NAND and NOR gates will be introduced and characterized. Combinational logic circuits will be designed and analyzed in the lab. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

Second Semester - 3 Hours

  • EET 245 - Programmable Controllers (3 Semester Hours)

    This course will cover both PLC programming and using the PLC as a troubleshooting device. Relay-type instructions, timer and counter operations, math and data compare instructions will be discussed. The course will also cover forcing commands as well as an introduction to the RSLogix 500 programming software. The primary PLCs used in this class will be Allen Bradley/SLC 500 series. More advanced programming instructions will be covered such as sequencers and shift registers and jump instructions. The course will use the RSLogix 500 programming software as the primary programming software. Prerequisite: EET 110 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

Third Semester - 10 Hours

  • EET 218 - Microprocess Architecture Apps (4 Semester Hours)

    A technician level course in microprocessor circuitry leading to an understanding of systems utilizing VLSI, CPUs, and peripherals. The architecture of the MC68HC11 microcontroller will be examined and used as the vehicle to define basic concepts. Students will investigate input-output control, bus interfacing and memory architecture through programming and troubleshooting of MC68HC11 systems. Prerequisite: EET 110. Semester hour(s): 4 Lecture/Lab Hours: 3 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 252 - Industrial Electronics (3 Semester Hours)

    A study of industrial control systems based on an input-decision-output analysis. Special concern is taken in areas where small control signals must be amplified to meet high power output requirements. Some of the topics covered will include photoelectric inputs, reduced voltage starting SCR applications, thermo electronics, hall effect sensors, solid-state relays and electronic motor control. Prerequisite: EET 107 or ELT 120 Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week

  • EET 261 - Adv Programmable Controllers (3 Semester Hours)

    This is an advanced course in programmable controllers. The course will be applicable to all modern industrial controllers. The course will cover PLC programming, including advanced programming instructions, networking instructions and applications. Products and processes used to collect information to document and analyze productivity through the use of accurate, versatile, and reliable electronic equipment that range from simple recorders to computer systems will be introduced. SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems and interfacing techniques using Remote Terminal Units (RTU) or other commercial modules will be covered. The use of robotics will be introduced. Prerequisite: EET 245 with a grade of ""C"" or higher. Semester hour(s): 3 Lecture/Lab Hours: 2 lec, 2 lab/week