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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Electronics Engineering Skills
EECE1200

Description:

In this laboratory course, students build an electronic prototype product using skills acquired in this course and other courses in the first semester. Topics include: electronic and mechanical prototype assembly techniques, soldering, and troubleshooting.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Digital Electronics I
EECE1290

Description:

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of digital design mainly focused on combinational circuits. Topics covered include: intro to programmable logic and VHDL, number systems, logic gates, Boolean algebra and logic simplification, combinational logic, logic functions with combinational circuits.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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DC Circuits
EECE1315

Description:

This course lays the foundation for all other courses in the program. It introduces the student to basic electrical concepts including atomic structure, electrical flow in conductors, electric and magnetic fields, the three basic electrical components: resistance, capacitance, and inductance, and how they interact, and circuits energized by direct current (DC) sources. Topics covered include: voltage and current sources; Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, and other laws that relate resistance, capacitance, inductance, reactance, voltage, current, power, and energy; series, parallel, and combination circuits; and methods of analysis and network theorems.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics I (Electronics)
MATH1117

Description:

This course is oriented towards applications of mathematical theory and techniques to analyze and solve fundamental engineering problems. Topics covered include: basic algebraic operations, geometry, functions and graphs, trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions, quadratic equations, vectors, exponents and radicals, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Programming I
PROG1955

Description:

This course will introduce the student to the C programming language. Issues such as basic algorithm design, functions, arrays, pointers, file handling and data structure development are covered in this course.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Electronics I
EECE1047

Description:

This course introduces students to the characteristics of diode, bipolar junction transistor (BJT) and field effect transistor (FET) semiconductor devices and their applications in basic electronic circuits. Topics include: basic semiconductor theory, diode static and dynamic characteristics, introduction to different types of diodes, diode clipping and clamping circuits, rectification and linear DC power supplies, Zener diode voltage regulator design; BJT and FET characteristics, basic transistor circuits, DC biasing methods; transistor switching operation and its application to digital switching circuits, introduction to small-signal transistor models; single stage amplifier design, AC and DC load lines.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1310 OR EECE1315
  • CoRequisites:

Digital Electronics II
EECE1195

Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of digital design mainly focused on sequential circuits. Topics covered include: additional VHDL topics, latches, flip flops, timers, counters, shift registers, integrated circuit technologies, and introduction to digital signal processing.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1057 OR EECE1290
  • CoRequisites:

AC Circuits
EECE1587

Description:

This course studies components and circuits energized by alternating current (AC) sources. Topics covered include: AC fundamentals, Impedance, power in AC circuits, AC series-parallel circuits, methods of AC analysis, AC network theorems, resonance, filters and Bode plot, transformer and coupled circuits.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1310 OR EECE1315
  • CoRequisites:

Mathematics II (Electronics)
MATH1120

Description:

This course is oriented towards the direct application of mathematical techniques to electrical and electronic fundamentals. It covers determinants and matrices, inequalities, variation, sequences and the binomial theorem, trigonometry, plane analytic geometry, statistics, derivatives, integration, transcendental functions.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1117
  • CoRequisites:

Programming II
PROG1960

Description:

This course is a continuation of PROG1950. It uses the C++ language to introduce object oriented programming.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: PROG1955
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 3

Course Details

Electronics II
EECE2045

Description:

This course introduces students to more complex integrated linear circuit devices and their applications in signal processing, power supplies, and basic communication systems building blocks. Topics include: operational amplifier characteristics and applications, amplifier Bode-plot frequency response analysis, active filters, power amplifiers, voltage series regulators, switch mode power supplies, thyristors, phototransistors and opto-isolators.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1045 OR EECE1047 AND EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

Microprocessors
EECE2325

Description:

This course introduces students to microprocessors, the main processing units of a computer system, and teaches them how to integrate them with other peripheral devices. Topics include: microprocessors architecture, instructions set, assembly language programming, memory, Input/Output, and Interrupts.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1195 AND PROG1955
  • CoRequisites:

Principles of Telecommunication Systems
TCOM2035

Description:

This course introduces students to the elementary concepts in electronic communication. Topics covered include: an overview of communications systems, signal and noise, linear system analysis, fundamentals of amplitude and angle modulation, basic digital communications principles, and television.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

Transmission Lines and Fiber Optics
TCOM2060

Description:

This course introduces students to the basic concept of electromagnetic wave propagation in metallic cables and fiber optics. Topics for transmission lines include: types of lines, electrical characteristics, travelling and standing waves, Smith chart, time-domain reflectometry, and stub matching. Topics for fiber optics include: types of fibers, light propagation, optical fiber configurations and classifications, and optical sources.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE1585 OR EECE1587
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Level 4

Course Details

Embedded Systems
EECE2527

Description:

In this course, students learn how to design, implement, and troubleshoot a microcontroller based embedded system. Topics include: introduction to microcontrollers, in circuit programming, flash memory, assembly language, and C language programming, I/O programming, timer-counter programming, and interfacing keyboard, LCD, ADC, and DAC.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2045 AND EECE2325
  • CoRequisites:

Instrumentation and Troubleshooting
EECE2640

Description:

This practically oriented course will emphasize the development of instrumentation skills and hardware/software troubleshooting techniques through the investigation of interfacing electronic circuits, sensors and actuators to an embedded system. Topics will include protocols (hardware and software, wired and wireless), Industry Standard Bus Specifications, Interconnection mechanisms and common data transmission. Other topics covered will include integrity issues in calibration, faults and security.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: EECE2045 AND EECE2325
  • CoRequisites:

Advanced Digital Design
EECE3237

Description:

This course introduces students to the leading edge technologies of digital system design. Topics include: high speed digital design issues, use of advanced hardware and software development tools to design a System on a Chip (SoC), and advanced FPGA techniques.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Computer Networking
EECE3255

Description:

This course is oriented towards main areas of knowledge and skills regarding both hardware and software required to design, set up, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks. Topics covered include: network topologies, OSI reference model, transmission media, data coding, modems, multiplexing, error control, wired and wireless LANs, Internet Protocols, internetworking devices, and circuit technologies.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: TCOM2035
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must pass 1 Course(s), selected in the Student Portal from available course options

Program outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in the ability to solve problems related to the Electronic Technician's work environment.
  2. Plan, assemble and render electronic prototypes operational.
  3. Investigate the operation and application of a piece of unfamiliar electronic equipment in a confident and organized fashion.
  4. Demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in manual skills such as soldering, de‑soldering, printed circuit board construction and repair, and mounting and fastening methods that are commonly found in electronic equipment.
  5. Draw and interpret engineering drawings and electronic and logic schematic diagrams, and be able to evaluate these against the physical systems they represent.
  6. Use logical, systematic methods to diagnose and remedy faults in both analog and digital equipment.
  7. Install, align, test and render operational a variety of electronic systems in accordance with prescribed procedures.
  8. Modify, test and debug simple programs found in dedicated microprocessor based equipment.
  9. Collect, organize, report, present, and discuss both verbally and in written form, a body of technical knowledge using a variety of audio visual techniques.