Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

EIMT 50 - Solid State Control

  • Prerequisite: "C" in EIMT 44 and in EIMT 46 Corequisites: EIMT 52 EIMT majors only.

This is a course designed to introduce students to the principles and application of solid state control. The topics to be covered include the fundamentals of solid state devices; digital logic; solid state fire alarm and security systems; solid state motor control; programmable controllers.

5 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of EIMT 50, the student will be able to:

  • State workplace safety practices
  • Describe PC board construction
  • Explain PC board repair
  • Identify diode terminals
  • Explain semiconductor construction
  • State diode operating characteristics
  • Interpret diode tests
  • Explain diode installation
  • Analyze diode circuits
  • State zener diode operation
  • Explain zener diode ratings
  • Analyze zener diode applications
  • Explain half-wave rectifier operation
  • Explain full-wave rectifier operation
  • Explain full-wave bridge rectifier operation
  • Perform AC value mathematical conversions
  • Calculate rectifier output voltage
  • Describe rectifier testing
  • Analyze capacitor filtering
  • Explain voltage regulation
  • Diagram voltage dividers
  • Explain transistor basics
  • Interpret transistor characteristic curves
  • Diagram transistor biasing
  • Assess transistor power dissipation
  • Interpret transistor tests
  • Describe thermistor operation
  • State Hall effect applications
  • Dlassify photoelectric transducers
  • List light emitting diode (LED) applications
  • Explain liquid crystal display (LCD) operation
  • Explain SCR construction
  • Describe SCR operation
  • Analyze SCR applications
  • Describe SCR mounting
  • Assess SCR cooling
  • Interpret SCR tests
  • Explain UJT operation
  • Describe triac operation
  • Explain diac operation
  • List PLC input devices
  • List PLC output devices
  • Compare PLC and relay control circuits
  • List PLC advantages
  • Define PLC terms
  • Describe basic PLC operation
  • Diagram PLC scan
  • Explain basic PLC applications
  • Interpret basic PLC ladder diagrams
  • Explain sealing circuits
  • Explain retentive circuits
  • Explain timer circuits
  • Explain counter circuits
  • Explain master control relay circuits
  • Explain jump circuit
  • Explain basic data moves and arithmetic functions
  • Explain relational functions
  • Explain bit sequencer circuits
  • Explain variable declarations
  • List PLC applications

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