Oct 01, 2020  
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 
    
Academic Program Manuals 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electronic Engineering Technology Program Policies & Procedures


Non-Discrimination Statement

To view the full Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit the College Catalog & Student Handbook or the college website.

Disability Services/Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for special services should contact the IHCC Disability Services office for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters and/or specialized equipment.

Students who are requesting accommodations must document their disability by providing a written statement signed by a school counselor, physician, psychologist or other health care professional. Statements must include: (a) a description of the disability, (b) a statement of how the disability prohibits one or more major life activities and is a barrier to the student’s full participation in the program, and (c) a description of the specific accommodations to be provided. (Requested accommodations must be related to the individual’s specific disability.)

All requests for accommodations should be made prior to enrollment.

Students should make their requests for accommodations to the Disability Services office at the time they are applying for admission and, preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact Disability Services by calling (641) 683-5749 (Ottumwa) or (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214 (Centerville) or by email at disabilityservices@indianhills.edu.

Accreditation

Indian Hills Community College is a public post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800)621-7440.

Indian Hills Community College is also accredited by the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515)281-8260.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Understandbasic electronic theory.
  • Understand, demonstrate, construct, troubleshoot, and evaluate electronic circuit techniques.
  • Define, identify, examine, develop, and evaluate typical communications circuits.
  • Recognize, operate, and manage electronic test equipment including RF test equipment.
  • Understand, evaluate, test, troubleshoot and construct communications networks.
  • Utilize mathematics and physics concepts in design applications.
  • Utilize soft skills in a team environment.
  • Define, explain, illustrate and evaluate engineering design.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate technologies used in engineering.

Required Tools

  • Core Electronics Parts Kit
  • Digital Multimeter: Amprobe AM-270 or equivalent.
  • Safety glasses or goggles.
  • Soldering Iron: Weller WP25 or equivalent.
  • Wire strippers.
  • Spark Inventor’s Kit V4.0 or later.
  • Breadboard

Lab Procedures

  • Come prepared for class/lab, i.e., required textbooks, calculator, paper, writing utensil, and parts/equipment for lab experiments. 
  • Bring all required equipment/PPE.
  • Follow all safety rules and procedures.
  • Turn in all labs and assignments completed and on time.
  • Treat everyone with respect and professionalism.

Lab Safety

  • NO HORSE PLAY IN THE LAB!!!
  • Remove all loose conductive jewelry and trinkets, including rings, which may come in contact with exposed circuits. (Do not wear long loose ties, scarves, or other loose clothing around machines.)
  • Consider all circuits and equipment to be energized “hot” unless proven otherwise.
  • When taking measurement, where possible, use only one hand.  Do not touch live circuitry with bare hands/skin.
  • Always make sure equipment is turned off/powered down before unplugging its.
  • Never leave a hot soldering iron unattended.  Soldering irons are considered “hot” immediately when they are plugged in or turned on. Soldering irons will remain hot for several minutes after they are turned off/unplugged in.
  • Always were safety glasses when soldering, cutting wire, and when using power tools.
  • Disconnect power from a circuit before making changes.
  • Report all accidents/injuries to the instructor immediately.
  • If in doubt about safety procedures/protocols, contact instructor or lab technician.