May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 College Catalog and Student Handbook
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ELET 2760 - Instrumentation and Process Control

Academic Division: Business, Industry and Technology
Academic Discipline: Electronic Engineering Technology
Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD
3 Credit(s)
This course deals with complex instruments and instrumentation systems. Topics covered include instrumentation buses, waveform generation, waveform analysis, transducers, signal conditioning, analog multiplexors, sample and hold circuits, A/D-D/A convertors, micro-computer controlled data acquisition systems and process control theory. Students will also examine industrial automated process control systems using Data acquisition devices. Emphasis will be on programming, signal conditioning, and data transfer.  UG
2 Lab Hour(s)
2 Lecture Hour(s);
Required Prerequisite Course(s): Take ELET 1530  

College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Be able to describe the operation of a basic current source/sink function generator.

Labs, midterm exam, final exam

Weeks 1, 2,5, 16

2. Be able to describe the functional blocks of data acquisition and control systems.

Labs, midterm exam, final exam. Homework Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 16

3. Be able to describe and analyze the operation of the components that make up a data acquisition system, including:

a. Transducers

b. Signal Conditioning

c. Analog Multiplexing

d. Sample and Hold Amplifiers

e. A/D - D/A Converters

Labs, midterm exam, final exam. Homework Weeks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of measuring Transducers and be able to convert the physical quantities to electrical signals

Labs, midterm exam, final exam. Homework Weeks 11, 12, 13, 14, 16

5. Build, test and troubleshoot instrumentation circuits in the laboratory.


Weeks 14, 15


Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F

Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 

Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link



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