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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Microprocessors (FIC-0210)

Formerly Microprocessor Systems
Location: 

Power Generation Services Training Center, 910 East 134th St., Bronx, NY (through December 1992); The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993); and other company locations in the New York Metropolitan area.

Length: 

Version 1: 80 hours (2 weeks). Version 2: 40 hours (1 week).

Dates: 

Version 1: June 1987 - December 1993. Version 2: January 1994 - August 2004.

Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: Program microprocessor trainer in assembly language and machine code; identify and use binary digital codes and the microprocessor instruction set; demonstrate the operation of a microprocessor trainer. Version 2: Program a microprocessor and interface it with an external system; describe the internal register structure of a microprocessor; develop a flowchart to define a problem; input and output data through a Peripheral Interface Adapter.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Digital codes; introduction to microcomputer programming; Z-80 instructions; introduction to laboratory equipment; use of microcomputer trainer; Z-80 source code programs; registers and register instructions; interfacing; breadboarding digital interface circuits; microcomputer I/O; memory mapped I/O; interface project. Version 2: Digital codes; introduction to microcomputer programming; elementary Z-80 instructions; introduction to laboratory equipment; use of microcomputer trainer; interfacing; breadboarding digital interface circuits; microcomputer I/O; interfacing microprocessors with external systems.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Microcomputer Systems (5/88) (5/93 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hour in Microcomputer Systems (12/98 revalidation) (1/04 revalidation). NOTE: If credit has already been awarded for Digital Electronics (FIC-0209), the credit recommendation for this course is reduced to 1 semester hour.

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