MSU Billings Course Descriptions
Electronics Technology - City College
ETEC 101 AC/DC Electronics I
[formerly SET 160 AC/DC Electronics I]
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) (Sp)
Introduces safety rules, concepts, and operating characteristics of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) electrical circuits. Selection, inspection, use, and maintenance for common electrical test equipment are also covered.
ETEC 103 AC/DC Electronics II
[formerly SET 180 AC/DC Electronics II]
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ETEC 101.
Expands the students’ knowledge of AC/DC electronics. Safety rules, concepts, and operating characteristics of electrical circuits will be emphasized. Capacitors, inductors, low voltage power supplies, diodes, transistors, and triodes will be introduced and analyzed.
ETEC 192 Fundamentals of Energy Technicians I
4 cr. (2 lec/4 lab/wk) (F)
Introduces students to the National Electrical Code, device boxes, hand bending, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, and electrical test equipment. Upon successful course completion, students will receive National Center for Construction Education and Research Electrical Level 1 certification.
ETEC 193 Fundamentals of Energy Technicians II
4 cr. (2 lec/4 lab/wk) (Sp)
Expands on the content covered in Fundamentals of Energy Technicians I. The course covers electrical lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conduit installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, and circuit breakers and fuses. Upon successful course completion, students will receive NCCER Electrical Level 2 certification.
ETEC 220 Electrical Power and Distribution I
[formerly SET 260 Electrical Power and Distribution I]
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: ETEC 103.
Introduces generation of electrical power and moving that power through a local transmission system to a substation where a customer will purchase the generated power. Safely working with components of a high voltage transmission system will also be covered.
ETEC 230 Electrical Power and Distribution II
[formerly SET 264 Electrical Power and Distribution II]
3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: ETEC 220.
Expands content covered in the Electrical Power and Distribution I course. This course covers the generation of electrical power and moving that power through a local transmission system to a substation where a customer will purchase the generated power.
ETEC 231 Electronic Drive Systems
[formerly SET 270 Electronic Drive Systems]
3 cr. (2 lec/2 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ETEC 103.
Exposes students to advanced electronic drive systems used in industrial applications. Electronic control of DC and AC motors, transmission and solid-state controllers, and electronic control of power generation equipment will be discussed.
ETEC 284 Digital Electronics
[formerly SET 284 Digital Electronics]
4 cr. (2 lec/4 lab/wk) Prerequisite: ETEC 103.
Introduces basic digital circuits and their use in microprocessors and other digital devices. Reading digital logic schematics and building, testing, and troubleshooting digital circuits are also covered.