KVCC ETC240 Electronic Communication Systems

This theory/lab course will introduce students to the circuits and systems behind both analog and digital electronic communication systems with emphasis on high frequency (RF) signaling. Electronic communication systems such as radio, television, and CATV broadcast, HDTV, cellular technologies, wireless, and microwave communication systems will be introduced. Topics include RF spectrum analysis, signaling power levels, time and frequency domain analysis, RF filters and amplifiers, modulation techniques, transmission lines, radio-wave propagation, transmitters and receivers, antenna design, and the effects of high frequency in test and measure will be covered. The lab component of this course is designed to reinforce theory by providing hands-on applications through a series of related lab projects. Students will build, test, measure, and troubleshoot a number of complex RF circuits. Electronic test and measurement equipment such as the digital storage oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, wave form generator, digital multi-meter (DMM), and variable DC power supply will be used extensively throughout the course.
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Kennebec Valley Community College
Computer, analog, digital, high frequency, signaling, spectrum, analysis, amplifiers

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
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Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services -- Computer Systems Design and Related Services (5415)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians (17-3023)

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Instructional Program:
Engineering Technologies/Technicians (15)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
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KVCC ETC240 Electronic Communication Systems


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