Business, Entrepreneurship, and Professional Development
Adv Manufacturing/Fabrication
Electrical Engineering Technol
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
ELEC-255 Instrumentation
Catalog Course Description

Using the LabVIEW environment, students will develop virtual instrumentation. Various concepts related to using G Programming are discussed. This is a hands-on class. A Final Project is required.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This class is to prepare the student to be able to program using graphical programming language, also known as "G". LabView software will be used to create practical applications that will acquire, process, display, and store real-world data. Students will learn various concepts needed to create virtual instruments. These virtual instruments will be used in the development of these practical applications.

Core Course Topics
  1. Hardware and software introduction.
  2. Sample rate. Aliasing inaccuracy. Quantization error.
  3. Creating Virtual Instrument Hierarchy. Controls. Indicators. Constants. Terminals.
  4. Navigating in LabView. Use of the block diagram.
  5. Data Types, Arrays and Clusters.
  6. Sub Virtual Instruments.
  7. Case Structure. Loops.
  8. Charts and Graphs. Sequences.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in entry-level LabView programming.
  2. Design a LabView program that will acquire, process, display, and store real-world data.
  3. Troubleshoot errors related to electrical systems interfaced with the LabView software used in the course.
  4. Evaluate a LabView program and determine how it operates.
  5. Troubleshoot a non-functioning LabView program.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  • Section Tests
  • Software program writing
  • Additional assessment of student achievement may include assignments, quizzes, and exams
  • Final exam
  • Final project


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Winter 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date