Electrical Engineering Technician Level 1 Credential

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The Electrical Engineering Technician – Level 1 Credential provides students with skills development to succeed in an entry-level, Technician Level 1 position in advanced manufacturing and electronics. The skills include electronics schematics reading, programming with Arduino, soldering, and MS Excel.

The Electrical Engineering Technician - Level 1 Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of four courses.
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ELEC 102 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Applications
4 credits

DRAF 107 Engineering Graphics
2 credits

CAPS 121 Introduction to Spreadsheets
1 credit

CAPS 123 Advanced Spreadsheets
1 credit

Introduction to Electrical Engineering Applications

Designed for students with interest in Electrical Engineering Technology, the course focuses on establishing basic mathematical and programming concepts needed to successfully complete academic and lab work in the field, as well as providing an overview of hardware and software used in the industry. Topics covered include mathematical concepts, logic, logic circuits, print reading for electronics, basic programming techniques, problem solving, troubleshooting of electronics equipment, programmable Arduino boards, S4A, and data manipulation applications. Additional topics explored include soldering, macros in Excel, and introduction to electrical engineering software. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ESL 122. 4 Cr. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.).

Engineering Graphics

This course introduces students to the graphical "language of the engineer," and is designed for students planning to enter an engineering-related field. Students explore graphical communication through freehand sketching and 3-D modeling using SolidWorks. The course emphasizes drafting standards in the creation of multi-view and pictorial drawings, and incorporates dimensioning and tolerances. Prerequisites: MATH 095 if required by placement testing; ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 2 Cr. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)

Introduction to Spreadsheets

An introduction to the operation and uses of a spreadsheet program. Topics covered parallel the objectives used for the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) Core Exam in Excel and include working with cells and cell data, managing workbooks, formatting and printing worksheets, modifying workbooks, creating and revising formulas, creating and modifying graphics, and workgroup collaboration. Students taking this course in an online format should have access to a computer with Excel. Prerequisites: Familiarity working in a Microsoft Windows environment is recommended; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 and ENGL 099 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab. for 5 weeks)

Advanced Spreadsheets

Advanced topics in Microsoft Excel that fulfill most of the objectives for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Exam in Excel. Topics include planning, recording, running and editing macros, creating VBA procedures, enhancing charts, adding sparklines, identifying data trends, using what-if-analysis (scenario manager, goal seek, data tables), analyzing data, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, exchanging data with other programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Access, sharing, customizing and maintaining workbooks, importing and exporting data and auditing worksheets. Students taking this course in an online format should have access to a computer with Excel. Prerequisites: CAPS 121; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; ENGL 099 or prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ESL 120, 121, and 122 (or prior completion of ESL 103) if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 if required by placement testing. 1 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab. for 5 weeks)