Academic Catalogs

Electronics Technology (ELEC)

ELEC A0473 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Electronic Problem Solving  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

A project-based, interactive course that teaches skills for college success, such as: project management, study skills, and effective personal learning strategies. Applications from Science Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) careers are used to help the student master complex concepts with a deeper understanding of how to apply theory, and to discover creative solutions to complex problems. These applications are integrated into the study of a wide range of math concepts including: numbering systems, fractions, ratios, statistics, probabilities, spreadsheet calculations, introduction to symbolic logic, Boolean Algebra, Algebra 1, geometry, and an introduction to trigonometry: vectors, rectangular and polar graphing techniques.

ELEC A1014 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Robotics 1 Mechanics & Design  
Advisory: High School Physics; ELEC A170 and ELEC A047 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Design a robot to tournament specifications, with analysis, diagnosis, modification, calibration and documentation of prototype. Course will focus on mechanical structures in robot design, function, and the physical laws that govern design. Integrated electronics applied to the robotic system will also be explored.

ELEC A1354 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Symbolic Logic with Digital Applications  
Advisory: Math placement above MATH A030, ELEC A047 or concurrent enrollment, and ELEC A173.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to logic as it applies to discrete Boolean mathematics, deductive reasoning, and digital applications including computer programming, architecture, and embedded systems. An in-depth study of obverse, inverse, AND/OR logical operations. Boolean algebra techniques are applied to simplify complex equations. Students will build, measure, test, analyze and troubleshoot series, parallel and complex circuits. Reading documentation commonly found in industry, i.e., schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures, will also be included.

ELEC A1403 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Technical Electronics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An introduction to electricity and electronics for non-technicians. Vocabulary, power, voltage, current, resistance, safety, test equipment, circuits and devices are studied. Students will build, test, and troubleshoot circuits and devices. In addition, students will learn how to read documentation commonly found in industry, i.e., schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures.

ELEC A1463 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Computer Hardware Configuration & Diagnostics  
Advisory: Math placement above MATH A030; and ELEC A047 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Computer hardware installation, configuration, diagnostics and, troubleshooting. Topics include: installation and upgrade of peripherals, design systems & Local Area Networks, configuration, upgrade, build, test and, troubleshoot computer systems per client specifications; troubleshooting PC workstation to LAN installations; troubleshooting peripherals and internal components. Troubleshoot windows configuration and operation problems. Create a diagnostics and rescue kit for PC workstation. This course challenges the CompTIA A+ certified technician skills.

ELEC A1503 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
D.C. Circuits  
Advisory: ELEC A047 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Project-based, in-depth study of Direct Current (DC) circuits for technicians and engineers: Electro-magnetics, power, voltage, current, resistance, sensors & other devices, series, parallel, circuit analysis methods & applications. Laboratory: safety, test equipment, industry standard documentation (i.e. schematics, specifications, procedures etc.) assembly, diagnostics, & troubleshooting techniques. Lecture/Lab.

ELEC A1553 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
A.C. Circuits  
Advisory: placement in MATH A030 or higher; or ELEC A047 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A project-based in-depth study of Amplitude Changing & Alternating Current (AC) circuits for technicians and engineers. Applications from AC & DC power, audio, communications, network systems, industrial automation and, motor control. Topics include: Electro-magnetics, properties of waves, transformers, power factor, maximum power transfer, impedance, inductance, capacitance, RLC transient & filter circuits, phase shift, phasors, modulation, harmonics, resonance, spectrum analysis, bandwidth, thyristors, solid-state relays, & circuit analysis methods. Lecture/Lab.

ELEC A1701 Unit (9 lecture hours; 27 lab hours)  
Safety, Assembly, Calibration  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

First semester laboratory experience supplements, complements, or fulfills the laboratory requirement for courses in the Electronics Technology Program. Students will assemble, test calibrate, and troubleshoot electronic, electro-mechanical, instrumentation, robotics, and automation systems at a foundational level.

ELEC A1721 Unit (54 lab hours)  
Electronics Laboratory 2  
Prerequisite(s): ELEC A150 or ELEC A201 or ELEC A246 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Second semester laboratory will reinforce safe shop practices, maintenance & instrument handling procedures, technical documentation, and workspace preparation. Student will work on AC and/or DC circuit projects. Mastery of theory, technical documentation, assembly skills, and teamwork skills will be emphasized.

ELEC A1731 Unit (54 lab hours)  
Electronics Laboratory 3  
Prerequisite(s): ELEC A135, ELEC 155, ELEC A260 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Third semester laboratory will develop essential skills for a Test Technician: research, documentation, prototype construction, diagnostics methods and, critical thinking skills. Students will work on A/C circuit, robotics and/or semiconductor circuit for motor control projects. They will develop essential skills for a Test Technician: research, documentation, prototype construction, and diagnostics methods.

ELEC A1741 Unit (54 lab hours)  
Electronics Laboratory 4  
Prerequisite(s): ELEC A245 or ELEC A253 or ELEC A260 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Fourth semester laboratory develops technical and leadership skills essential for the Industrial Automation Technician, including design, strategic planning, problem solving, and project management. Students will demonstrate the ability to oversee project through the entire process, from design through commissioning of complex systems per client specifications.

ELEC A2014 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Robotics 2 Motors, Transports & Motor Control  
Advisory: ELEC A101, ELEC A150, and ELEC A172 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Design a robot drive and transport mechanism to compete, according to tournament criteria, against other teams. Analyze and modify the invention to improve original design. Course will focus on motors, transport mechanisms, motor control systems and variable speed drives in robot and automation designs.

ELEC A2153 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Communications Systems  
Prerequisite(s): AMT A182.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A study of basic communications systems, including AM, FM, television, radar, antennas, and transmission lines.

ELEC A2454 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Advanced Digital Application  
Advisory: ELEC A135.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An advanced course designed to develop hands-on skills and knowledge of integrated circuits commonly used in digital systems and microcomputers. Emphasis is on the Z80 microprocessor.

ELEC A2463 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Server Hardware and Industrial Networks  
Advisory: ELEC A135; ELEC A146; ELEC A150; and ELEC A047 or math placement above MATH A030.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Introduction to Server hardware & network systems configuration to client specifications. Topics include: review of PC hardware, introduction to server hardware & network devices, servers types (gateway, game, & application), Topology (Buss, Star, & Ring), industrial controllers, industrial Ethernet, and SCADA systems.

ELEC A2534 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Automation 1 Programmable Logic Controller  
Advisory: ELEC A135 and ELEC A155; Prior knowledge of logic and AC circuits is essential.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Introduction to Programmable Logic Control (PLC) operate, calibrate, diagnose, and tune open and closed loop systems. Hands-on project-based learning: analyze programs, design and build PLC systems using various input and output devices: ultra-sound, infra-red, temperature, proximity, limit switches, linear transducers, electro-mechanical and solid-state relays, transistors, thyristors, linear actuators and motors.

ELEC A2604 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Automation II Semiconductor Motor Control Circuits  
Advisory: ELEC A047, ELEC A135, ELEC A150, and ELEC A173 or concurrent enrollment.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

Diagnose semiconductor circuits for industrial motor control: power supplies, amplifiers, active filters, oscillators, solid state motor control, phase inverters, Variable Speed Drives (VSD).

ELEC A2892 Units (18 lecture hours; 72 other hours)  
Internship  
Prerequisite(s): ELEC A135 and ELEC A155.
Co-requisite(s): ELEC A170.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A supervised internship, as an assembler or technician, with scope of work related to classroom-based instruction previously completed. The student will research companies and prepare for internship interview. Course includes a directed study of the worksite environment, assigned duties, techniques and skills required for job performance. Student will complete objectives specified by the employer. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

ELEC A2903 Units (36 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
Electronic Troubleshooting  
Prerequisite(s): ELEC A135 and ELEC A170.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU.

A course focusing on the technician’s approach to circuit fault diagnosis. Applications of various test equipment necessary to troubleshoot to component level will be discussed. Both single and multi-stage devices will be examined in analog and digital systems.