Academic Catalogs

Electronics Technology (ELEC)

ELEC C1013 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Introduction to Electronics with Computer Application  
Advisory: Math C010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This class is an introduction to the field of Electronics. It is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamental equations, calculations, and numeric representations used by Engineers and Technicians. Topics covered will include understanding the range of magnitude of numbers (data) and their SI representation in Scientific and Engineering notation. Base conversion of numbers (hex to decimal). Analog to digital (A/D) and digital to Analog (D/A) conversion. Charting and Graphing of data and how to interpret data on different graphs (semi-log, log-log). Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C1024 Units (72 lecture hours)  
DC Circuit Analysis  
Advisory: Math C010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students learn to conduct an experiment using modern tools, collect data, analyze data, and write a report to professional standards. Students learn to analyze DC networks with applied scientific principles. Students develop an understanding of the function of resistors, capacitors, and inductors in a functioning circuit. Students are required to perform computer analysis using modern software tools to validate calculations and experimental results. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C1034 Units (72 lecture hours)  
AC Circuit Analysis  
Advisory: ELEC C101 and MATH C010.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Students learn to conduct an experiment using modern tools, collect data, analyze data, and write a report to professional standards. Students learn to analyze AC networks with applied scientific principles. Students develop an understanding of the function of resistors, capacitors, and inductors in a functioning circuit. Students are required to perform computer analysis using modern software tools to validate calculations and experimental results. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C1043 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Digital Computer Electronics  
Advisory: ELEC C101 and ELEC C102.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This class is a continuation of the digital logic portion of ELEC C101 and ELEC C102 (binary numbers, Logic gates AND / OR). It starts with an introduction to one-bit memory cells (Flip-Flops), comparators, ADDITION and 2's complement using discrete logic gates (XOR), decision-making circuitry, sequential circuits, program counter, instruction sequencing. This class gives the student a "behind the scene look" at what makes every digital computer work. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2044 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Semiconductor Devices and Circuits  
Advisory: ELEC C101 and C102 and C103.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The student will learn the characteristics of semiconductor devices including diodes, BJTs, and FETs. Biasing and DC and AC load-lines are presented in each of the three configurations -- CB/CG, CE/CS, and CC/CD, followed by analysis and design of amplifier circuits at mid-band with emphasis on input/output impedance and gain. Students learn to design and analyze diode and transistor circuits and to simulate test results with a circuit simulation package. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2104 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Analog Electric Circuit Analysis  
Advisory: MATH C010 AND ELEC C102 AND ELEC C103.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Student will learn to write transfer functions of low, high, and band pass RC filters; phase lead and lag RC networks; and use complex conjugates to separate functions into gain-magnitude and phase components and sketch bode plots on semi-log axes. Write transfer functions of series and parallel RLC resonant circuits and plot their response. Determine h-parameters from device curves and convert them into small signal models to compute input/output impedance and gain. Work with four idealized forms of amplifiers -- VV, VI, IV, and II. Students learn to analyze passive RC, RC, and RLC circuits, simulate test results with EWB or PSpice, set-up test apparatus, gather data, and prepare technical reports to professional standards. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2303 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Advanced Digital Electronics  
Advisory: ELEC C101 and C102 and C104.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The student will use discrete integrated circuits, glue logic, TTL or CMOS to simulate then prototype or breadboard functional components from the ELEC C104 class such as Multiplexers, Adders, Shift registers, stacks. These components will be ported to Alerta PLDs and their operation verified. For the final project the student will construct a project from discrete components and PLDs then compare the operation / cost / complexity tradeoff in a final paper. Typical final projects in the past included Tic-Tac-Toe, a traffic signal, Pong, read/write a sequence of 1s and 0s to RAM. These projects will be converted again in ELEC C240 to run on a M68HC11 controller. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2404 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Microcomputer Systems and Assembly Programming  
Advisory: ELEC C101 and C102 and C104.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

The student will learn to design, write, and debug programs in assembly and a subset of American National Standards Institute (ANSI) "C." The student will learn to download programs to the microcomputer after they have been converted on a host computer with an assembler or C compiler. The first few programs will duplicate some of the hardwired processes developed in the Advanced Digital Logic class then progress to more complex time-dependent processes such as temperature measurement, motor speed control, metering the flow of liquids. This class is the logical continuation of ELEC C104 and will rely on information learned in other electronics classes such as ELEC C204 and C210 Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2723 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Electronic Manufacturing  
Advisory: MATH C010 and ELEC C102, C103, C104, and C215.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course is designed to fulfill the needs of technicians seeking competency in all aspects of electronic design and fabrication techniques. It serves as a practical and realistic guide for developing skills in planning, designing, and constructing electronic equipment. Students learn the process of design, from concept to completion of a piece of working hardware. Students learn the importance of safety in regards to AC wiring and protection. Students learn about modern manufacturing techniques with printed circuit boards and automation. Students learn how to use modern CAD software to design a project and use an outside vendor to produce a product using CAM files. Students learn to work in a group setting to design and manufacture a device. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2804 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Basic Electrical Machines  
Advisory: ELEC C101, C102, C204, and C210.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This class will provide students with a broad understanding of modern electric power, where it comes from, how it is transmitted and how it is turned into useful work. The scope of the class reflects the rapid changes that have occurred in power technology over the past few years, allowing the entrance of power electronics into every facet of industrial drives, and expanding the field to open more career opportunities. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2811 Unit (90 other hours)  
Work Based Learning  
Prerequisite(s): Be employed or volunteer in the field of Electronics for 5 hours per 1 unit of Work Based Learning.
Co-requisite(s): Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course enhances each Work Based Learning experience participant's opportunity for success in the field of Electronics by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Electronics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2822 Units (180 other hours)  
Work Based Learning  
Prerequisite(s): Be employed or volunteer in the field of Electronics for 5 hours per 1 unit of Work Based Learning.
Co-requisite(s): Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course enhances each Work Based Learning experience participant's opportunity for success in the field of Electronics by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Electronics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2833 Units (270 other hours)  
Work Based Learning  
Prerequisite(s): Be employed or volunteer in the field of Electronics for 5 hours per 1 unit of Work Based Learning.
Co-requisite(s): Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course enhances each Work Based Learning experience participant's opportunity for success in the field of Electronics by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Electronics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

ELEC C2844 Units (360 other hours)  
Work Based Learning  
Prerequisite(s): Be employed or volunteer in the field of Electronics for 5 hours per 1 unit of Work Based Learning.
Co-requisite(s): Be enrolled in a total of 7 units including Work Based Learning.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course enhances each Work Based Learning experience participant's opportunity for success in the field of Electronics by bridging the gap between educational theory and on-the-job practices through individualized performance objectives related to the student's career or occupational goal in Electronics. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.