Industrial Electronics Syllabus for 2021-2022
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ELMT-2333-0020 Industrial Electronics


Prerequisites: IEIR 1312 - minimum grade of C

Course Description

Devices, circuits and systems primarily used in automated manufacturing and/or process control including computer controls and interfacing between mechanical, electrical, electronic and computer equipment. Includes presentation of programming schemes.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Electronics for Electricians 7th Ed.

Author: Stephen L. Herman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1-305-50599-9


Student will be required to have a spiral notebook or binder, and pens or pencils to maintain class lecture and lab notes. 

Tool List.

DMM capable of measuring from .001ma to 10ma with high impediance.

Safety Glasses or goggles.

work gloves (preferably leather)

Pocket Screwdriver with reversible shank, ie phillips, common head.

4 inch shank #2 phillips screwdriver.

4 Inch Shank 1/4 inch tip common Screwdriver.

8 inch wirestripper #22 awg thru 310 ( close to that range)

6 inch needle nose pliers.


Required Safety attire - Labs Only

Long pants

Closed toe shoes

Tucked in shirts

Safety glasses


Student Performance

The student shall demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of the Industrial Electronics involved in the operation of automated processes in manufacturing and production of  goods and products. This will include the operation of automatic control systems for service systems, monitoring, security, and general solid state technology. 

  1. Utilize and interpret sensor process sensor data
  2. Display the ability to display and utilize smart controller

     3. Explain the operation and the circuitry of fuzzy logic and draw a simple circuit

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Expected Student Behavior

Cell phones, pagers, and other electronic devices are to be silenced during lectures and labs, and put away during exams.

Food and drinks will be allowed in non-computer classroom, but will not be allowed in computer labs.

Amarillo College Technical Education
Code of Professional Conduct

Amarillo College has the responsibility to provide you with the education, training and
“hands on” practice to become a professional in your chosen field. The instruction,
equipment, facilities and apparatus are provided for your use. Studying, practicing and
learning are required by you.
As a participating student in Amarillo College Technical Programs, you will be expected
to act, perform and train in a professional manner. The following rules and guidelines
are to be followed by everyone.
Unless it is an emergency, it is highly recommended that you do not miss class.
Recovery of missed information will be the responsibility of the student. Class begins at
the scheduled time. If you are not in your seat in class or at the designated location
during laboratory exercises, you will be counted as tardy. The student will be required to
show an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) covered during their absence. Check
syllabus for your instructor’s policy regarding attendance.
Professional Attire:
Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt to both class and lab.
Shirts must be ordered through your advisor during the registration period. It is
recommended that each student purchase one shirt for every class in which they are
Pants will be:
• clean and well maintained
• no large rips or tears
• held at the waist (i.e no sagging)
• blue jeans or long pants (no sweats/exercise pants)
• have no hanging chains/loose strings (safety issue)
You are expected to reflect the dignity, pride and respectfulness of an industry
professional. As a representative of Amarillo College’s Technical Education Program
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Grading Criteria

Course Evaluations:

Students should complete all performance tasks on time at REQUIRED MASTERY LEVEL. Failure to bring books, notes, notebook, and equipment for a given class may result in a failing grade for that class period. Unless the instructor specifies otherwise, all homework is due at the beginning of the next class.

The student's numerical course grade will be calculated according to the following:

Attendance                           40%

Course Exams                      20%

Labs                                      20%

Final Exam                            20%

The student's numerical course grade will be converted to a course letter grade according to the following scale:

A = 90 – 100, B = 80 – 89, C = 70 – 79, D = 60 – 69, F = 0 – 59

INSTRUCTOR'S STATEMENT:  As your instructor, I am always willing to discuss your grades with you and explain how your grade was determined.  If a grading error has been made on my part, I am always willing to correct the error.



Attendance in class is regarded as a requirement and obligation for learning. In the event you wish to drop a class please check with the registra’s office or the front desk for deadlines.

If you fail to attend regularly, and do not officially drop the course by that deadline, you will receive an “F” for the course.

Attendance is a core component of your grade.  Attendance is contingent upon adherence to the AC Code of Professional Conduct.  If you are found in violation of the Code of Professional Conduct in your attire, conduct or preparation you may be counted absent from class for that day.  Attendance and Professionalism are shown as Attendance in the Grade Center.

Your attendance grade is determined as follows;

Attendance grade will start at 100%

Unexcused Tardy will reduce grade by 1.6% per each occurrence

Unexcused Early Departure will reduce grade by 2.00% per each occurrence

Absent (with or without excuse) will reduce grade by 6.25% per each occurrence

An excused absence will be considered if the student contacts the instructor by email prior to the start of that days class.  Email requests shall be the only form of requests accepted in order to properly document the request.  Acceptance of the request shall be at the discretion of the instructor.

Students absent during a chapter quiz or exam will be required to contact the instructor to schedule a makeup exam. This exam will be scheduled at an alternate time outside of the regularly scheduled class time. The makeup quiz or exam may be in essay format at a time designated by the instructor. There will be no makeup for pop-quizzes. Making up a test will be at the discretion of the instructor.

It is the responsibility of the student to gain any materials missed in class by their absence(s). In the case a student misses, the material will be found on ACConnect or your fellow students.

It is the responsibility of the student to attend scheduled open computer lab times to makeup missed computer labs due to absences.


Day One Homework Exam Lab

Review Syllabus

Class Expectations

Review Ohms Law



Read Chapters 1 - 4

Answer Odd Review Questions Chps 1 - 4

Day Two Homework Exam Lab

Voltage Dividers

Discrete Controls Inputs and Output Devices


Day Three Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 1- 4

Semiconductors and Resistors

Power Rating and Heat Sinking Components

Measuring Instruments

Read Chapters 5 - 7

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 5 - 7

Day Four Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 5 - 7

Light-Emitting Diodes (LEDs), Photodiodes, and Cad Cells

Single - Phase Rectifiers

The Polyphase Rectifiers

Read Chapters 8 - 9

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 8 - 9

Day Five Homework Exam Lab

Review Quiz

Filters and Surge Suppressors

Special Diodes

Read Chapters 10 - 13

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 10 - 13

Quiz 1

Chapters 1 - 7

Day Six Homework Exam Lab


The Transistor

The Transistor Switch

The Transistor Amplifier

The Darlington Amplifier

Read Chapters 14 - 16

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 14 - 16

Day Seven Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 14 -16

Field Effect Transistors

Current Generators

The Unijunction Transistor

Read Chapters 17 - 19

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 17 - 19

Day Eight Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 17 - 19

The SCR in DC Circuit

The SCR in AC Circuit

Phase Shifting an SCR

Read Chapters 20 - 21

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 20 - 21

Day Nine Homework Exam Lab

Review Quiz

Chapters 20 -21

UJT Phase Shifting for an SCR

SCR Control of a Full - Wave Rectifier

Read Chapters 23 - 27

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 23 - 27

Quiz 2

Chapters 8 -19

Day Ten Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 23 -27

The Diac and Silicon Bilateral Switch

The Triac

Phase Shifting the Triac

Other Methods of AC Voltage Control

The Solid State Relay

Read Chapters 28 - 33

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 28 - 33

Day Eleven Homework Exam Lab

Chapter 28 - 33


The DC to DC Voltage doubler

The Off - Delay Timer

The On - Delay Timer

The Pulse Timer

The 555 Timer

Read Chapters 38 - 40

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 38 - 40

Quiz 3

Chapters 20 -27

Day Twelve Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 38-40

The Operational Amplifier

The 741 Op Amp level Detector

The 741 Op Amp used as an Oscillator

Read Chapters 41 - 43

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 41 - 43

Day Thirteen Homework Exam Lab

Chapters 41 - 43

Voltage Regulators

Number Systems

Digital Logic

Read Chapters 45 - 49

Answer Odd Review Questions Chs 45 - 49

Day Fourteen Homework Exam Lab

Review Quiz

Design of Circuit #1

Design of Circuit #2

Design of Circuit #3

Design of Circuit #4

Design of Circuit #5

Study for Review

Quiz 4

Chapters 28 - 43

Day Fifteen Homework Exam Lab
Review Study for Final Exam    
Day Sixteen Homework Exam Lab
Final Exam   Final Exam

*Course Calendar Schedule includes Lecture and Lab Activities

**Course calendar may be altered due to inclement weather, campus closings, and special events.

Additional Information

First Day of Class  03/22/2022

Final Exam 05/12/2022

Last Day to Withdraw  05/03/2021

Syllabus Created on:

05/16/22 10:21 AM

Last Edited on:

05/16/22 10:21 AM