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The Casper College Electronics Technology program offers one of the most comprehensive instructional electronics program in Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain area.  The goal of the electronics program is to train and provide the electronics industry with highly skilled electronic technicians.

Students are exposed to a broad range of skills to ensure graduates a rewarding career in the electronics field.  The instructors in the electronics program have a wide variety of experiences and skills from working in the electronics industry.  These allow the instructors to create an informative work environment for the electronics students.  Graduates of the electronics program will obtain skills in the types of electronic equipment that are used in the electronics industry, such as; computer repair, communications systems, instrumentation systems, and industrial systems.

Graduates from the electronics program can obtain multiple certifications, if they desire.   They may become Certified Electronic Technicians or Certified Fiber Optic Installers from the Electronics Technician Association (ETA), obtain a Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license, or obtain certification as Underground Utility Locators from Staking University.

Contact Information:
Rachel Wright
Academic Assistant
CS 116

      David Arndt
Department Head
Electronics Instructor
(307) 268-2521
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  • David Arndt
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ELTR 1010 Personal Computer Hardware (1L,1CR):
An introduction to the basic hardware common to past and current types of IBM compatible personal computers.

Electronics students

ELTR 1515 Basic AC/DC Electronics (1L,2LB,2CR):
Groundwork in electrical fundamentals needed for an understanding of modern electronics. Prerequisite: high school mathematics or work experience.

ELTR 1535 Electrical Power (1L,2LB,2CR):
Fundamentals of AC electrical machines and transformers. Topics covered are electromagnetism, transformers, AC motors and motor control. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELTR 1515 or ELTR 1570, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 1565 Semiconductors and Electric Circuits (1L,2LB,2CR):
Fundamentals of electronics. A continuation of ELTR 1515 with emphasis on semiconductors, diodes, SCRs, triacs, diacs, transistors, fets, integrated circuits.

ELTR 1570 Electric Circuits (4L,4CR):
Fundamentals of DC and AC circuit analysis, electromagnetics, and single-phase transformers. Prerequisite: MATH 0920, completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELTR 1620, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 1580 Electrical Machines (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Fundamentals of electrical machines and transformers. Topics covered are DC motors and generators, AC alternators, single and three-phase AC motors, and single and three-phase transformer connections. Prerequisite: ELTR 1570, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 1605 Process Control (2L,2LB,3CR):
Fundamentals of automatic control including the operation of selected sensors and conditioning circuits. Several process control systems will be analyzed and reproduced using single loop digital controllers. Additional topics include: data communications in the industrial process and programmable logic controllers. Prerequisite: completion or concurrent enrollment in ELTR 1515 or ELTR 1570, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 1620 Electrical Concepts Laboratory (3LB,1.5CR):
An introductory laboratory course for electronics technicians. Emphasizes analysis and troubleshooting of simple AC and DC circuits. Additional topics covered include magnetism and electromagnetism. Prerequisite: completion of or concurrent enrollment in ELTR 1570.

ELTR 1630 Renewable Energy (2L,2CR):
An examination of wind and solar energy systems as electrical power sources to residential or small commercial buildings. The course will offer information on how to select a system for buildings connected to the power company and for remote buildings without any electrical power.

ELTR 1700 Introduction to Solid State Electronics (2L,4LB,4CR):
Fundamentals of semiconductor electronics circuits. Transistor structure, measurement of transistor parameters, transistor biasing, audio and radio frequency amplifiers, and power supplies. Experiments are designed to assist the student to become cognizant of trends in this rapidly developing technology. Prerequisite: ELTR 1570, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 1730 Language for Microprocessor Control Systems I (2L,2CR):
Basic languages with application to their usage in microprocessor control systems. Students will be given an opportunity to apply their knowledge through laboratory experiments using the department’s 80386 MS-DOS microprocessor system.

ELTR 1750 Electronic Design and Fabrication (1L,2LB,2CR):
A course using industrial processes to design and fabricate electronic circuitry. Topics include soldering, computer-generated schematics,
computer-designed PC boards, industrial etching processes, and sheet metal fabrication.

ELTR 1760 Introduction to Digital Electronics (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Logic circuits associated with the control and operation of a digital computer. Application of the specific logic circuits through selected laboratory experiments.

ELTR 1770 Microprocessor Fundamentals (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Microprocessors, their architecture, language, and capabilities. Students will have an opportunity to work with those that are most commonly used in industry and will be expected to develop individual projects in addition to the required laboratory experiments.

ELTR 1980 Cooperative Work Experience (Electronics) (1-8CR) (Max. 8):
On the job training with a cooperative industrial or commercial electronics maintenance, fabrication or service facility. Eighty hours of work per semester earns one hour of credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2145 Electronic Digital Photography (1L,2LB,2CR):
Basic techniques of electronic-digital photography with an overview of the hardware and software needed to acquire, store, retouch, and print digital and hybrid photographs.

ELTR 2515 Licensing for Electronics (1L,1CR):
This course is for electronic, electrical, industrial and educational technicians who need to be certified. The course will focus on the FCC, Certified Electronics Technician, and other national certification exams.

ELTR 2580 Motor and Process Control (2L,4LB,4CR):
The study of electronics in industrial applications: industrial motor control devices, digital interface circuitry for microprocessor control, industrial process control, transducer sensing devices, telemetry and data communications. Prerequisite: ELTR 1515 or ELTR 1700, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2600 Electronic Communication (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Emphasis on radio receivers and transmitters, antennas, amplitude and frequency modulation FM stereo multiplex circuits, and FM radios. Prerequisite: completion of ELTR 1700 and MATH 0930, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2610 Advanced Microprocessors (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Application of 16 and 32 Bit INTEL microprocessors to selected problems of data handling, graphics, and personal use. Program debugging and assembler/compiler languages. Prerequisite: ELTR 1770, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2750 Microprocessor Applications (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
Application of the microprocessor to complex process control, including the use of the MS-DOS operating system, assembly language program implementation, signal conditioning, sensors and DA/AD conversion techniques. The student will be expected to develop and demonstrate individual projects in addition to the required laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: ELTR 1770, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2815 Programmable Logic Controllers (2L,4LB,4CR):
Assembly, programming and trouble shooting programmable logic controllers in industrial processes. This course will include variable frequency drives, robotics and data communications. Prerequisite: ELTR 1515 or ELTR 1700, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2870 Electronic Imaging Techniques (3L,3LB,4.5CR):
An introduction to the techniques required for the display of data and information by electronic means. Prerequisite: ELTR 1770, or permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2910 Computer Networking (1L,2LB,2CR):
Introduction into the technical aspects of local area networks. The curriculum will include local area network theory and practices, software installation and maintenance, hardware installation, cable connections and system troubleshooting.

ELTR 2915 Data Communications (1L,2LB,2CR):
Application of digital techniques to data communication.

ELTR 2920 Small Computer Repair Techniques (2L,3LB,3.5CR):
Techniques used to install and maintain microcomputers. Emphasis will be on basic computer trouble-shooting techniques, both at the system and board level with representative small computer systems. Mass storage techniques for small systems, their strong and weak points and repair. Basic Internet connectivity via both modems and NICs will also be covered.

ELTR 2925 Fiber Optics (2L,4LB,4CR):
Fundamentals of light-wave communications and transmission. Includes the fundamentals of light, light sources, optical fiber characteristics, splices, connectors, couplers, receiver, and driver systems. System maintenance and splicing will be stressed. Safety procedures will be stressed throughout the course of instruction.

ELTR 2935 Electronics Workshop II (1L,2LB,2CR):
This course is for industrial personnel, electrical, electronic, and science instructors who need to upgrade their skills in this area. The course will focus on power electronics. Topics covered will include three-phase motors, generators, transformers, and controls, electrical energy and mechanical energy. Prerequisite: ELTR 2930.

ELTR 2940 Electronics Workshop III (1L,2LB,2CR):
An introductory course in digital electronics and microprocessors systems. This course is designed to help secondary electricity, electronics, and science teachers as well as industry personnel improve their expertise in digital electronics systems.

ELTR 2945 Electronics Workshop IV (1L,2LB,2CR):
An introductory course in the use of fiber optic technology as it applies to industry and education. This course is designed to instruct representatives from industry and secondary education in the area of fiber optics.

ELTR 2965 Research Problems (2-6LB,1-3CR) (Max. 3):
Individual assignment to the development of electronic equipment of special interest to the student with instructor’s approval. Students will design, construct, and test a project and will give a pre-report of their work. A complete technical report is required for maximum credit. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

ELTR 2975 Independent Study in Electronics (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
Electronics majors who have completed the introductory courses may be permitted to contract with the instructor for special advanced problems in electrical applications to be pursued as independent study. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and permission of the instructor.

Electronics Technology Advisory Board members

Member Name Member Organization Meeting Minutes

Dave Arndt
Jon Blesi
Tim Cooper
Randy Evans
Brian Gangl
Megan Graham
Desi Halasz
Miles Hecker
John Miller
Dave Orndorff
Darren Pape
Mason Sale
Ernie Scott
Jim Shackelford
Robert Spain
Lesley Travers
Rob Wright

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Peabody Energy
PBS Wyoming
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Legacy Molding Corporation

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Partnership: Utility Locator Certification
Training by: Casper College
Certification by: Staking University
President: Mike Parilac

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