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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

EdTech Institute, LLC (formerly The Sage Group, LLC) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Digital Technology Skills (204)*

Various approved locations throughout the U.S.
24 hours (8 weeks).

January 2004 - December 2018. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss basic concepts of electricity; identify the schematic symbol, and describe the basic function of electronic components; discuss the basic structure of engineering and scientific notations and convert between the two; identify the value and symbols for the seven common engineering notation prefixes; convert a value expressed with one engineering prefix to it's equivalent value expressed with a different engineering prefix; discuss the structure of the Base 2, 8, 10 and 16 number systems; convert a non-decimal number to its decimal equivalent; convert a Base 10 number to its Base 2, Base 8, and Base 16 equivalents; convert a Base 2 number to its Base 8 and Base 16 equivalents; convert a Base 8 number to its Base 2 and Base 16 equivalents; demonstrate a technique to convert a Base 16 number to its Base 2; and Base 8 equivalents; identify the schematic symbol for logic gates; identify the truth table of the basic gates; describe the operation of the NOT, AND, OR, NAND, and NOR gates; Describe the relation of electrical logic levels to a binary digit's value; use basic digital data terminology; discuss the need for error checking in a communication system; discuss parity generation and checking; discuss the basic structure of a telephone network; discuss the basic purpose of a telephone switch; discuss the history of the development of the computer controlled telephone switch; discuss the basic functions of a modern telephone switch; discuss how a customer's analog signal is communicated between central offices; discuss the purpose of a repeater; discuss three types of distortion; discuss the advantages of digital information over analog information; discuss the basic process of analog/digital conversion and various types of encoding and modulation; discuss the purpose of multiplexing; discuss the basic principles of 3 types of multiplexing: SDM, FDM and TDM; discuss the purpose of line encoding; discuss the 3 types of digital data encoding: polar, unipolar, and bi-polar; describe the basic structure and operation of five types of data transmission media; discuss the advantages and disadvantages of five types of data transmission media; identify the names of and basic function of the hardware components in a personal computer; discuss the structure of serial and parallel data communication in a personal computer; discuss the purpose of computer languages; describe the purpose of and relation between: machine code, assembly language, and high level languages; and discuss how information is represented by binary codes.


Topics include: basic concepts of electricity; electrical signal terminology; basic electrical circuits; electrostatic discharge (ESD); waveforms; electronic components; basic function and schematic symbols of common electronic components; engineering and scientific notation; converting between scientific and engineering notation; converting an expression from one engineering prefix to a different engineering prefix; converting non-decimal numbers to decimal numbers; structure of positional numbers systems; converting decimal to non-decimal and non-decimal to decimal; converting a decimal number to non-decimal equivalent; converting a non-decimal number to a different non-decimal base; digital logic gates; definitions; symbols, truth tables and operation of gates; logic diagrams; logic circuit analysis technique; error checking and interactive review; digital data terminology; error checking; digital network; telephone network major components and functions; i.e., transmitting central office components and signals; types of distortion; advantages of digital over analog; disadvantages of digital over analog; analog to digital conversion process; digital to analog conversion process; multiplexing; line encoding; data transmission media; description and applications of various transmission media; advantages and disadvantages of various transmission media; function of basic components of a personal computer; data communication in a computer system; computer languages; information coding.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour as a technical elective OR in the associate degree/certificate category, 1 semester hour in a Trades curriculum (5/04) (1/14 revalidation). NOTE: Some offerings of this course are combined with Basic Electricity (087). In these instances, the separate credit recommendation for each course continues to apply. *NOTE: Course numbers on transcripts may reflect different prefixes depending upon where a course is offered.