Electronics & Computer Technlology

Courses Descriptions

Computer and Networking Technology (CNET)

CNET 50 — PC Servicing 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 50B taken prior or concurrently
PC and peripheral servicing techniques, preventative maintenance,
hardware configurations, software configurations, software diagnostics,
and the use of test equipment.


CNET 52 — PC Operating Systems 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: CNET 50 taken prior
Current operating systems required for A+ and Network+ Certification
and general computer servicing. Topics include: identification of major
components, installation, configuration, upgrading and troubleshooting.

CNET 54 — PC Troubleshooting 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: CNET 50 taken prior
Advanced microcomputer servicing. Includes: isolating, identifying, and
repairing specific problems in the computer environment at the
hardware level. Prepares students for the A+ Certification Exam.


CNET 56 — Computer Networks 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: CNET 54 taken prior
Standards, terminology, design, implementation and troubleshooting
techniques as they relate to both Local and Wide Area Networks.
Emphasis on hardware and software components, network architecture
and data transmission methods. Of special interest to computer and
network technicians and those seeking certification in A+, Network+,
or other MSCE certifications.


CNET 60 — A+ Certification Preparation 3 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
Advisory: CNET 54
Prepares the student and qualified computer technician for the A+
certification examination. All aspects of the Core and OS test modules
will be stressed through both lecture review and test simulation
software.


CNET 62 — Network+ Certification Preparation 3 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
Advisory: CNET 56
Prepares the student and/or A+ certified technician for the Network+
Certification Examination. Individuals preparing for a job in the
computer networking industry or who wish to become Network+
certified will find this course invaluable.


CNET 64 — Server + Certification Preparation 3 Units
Degree Applicable
36 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: CNET 56 taken prior
Prepares the computer/network service technician for the CompTIA
Server+ certification examination.

 

CNET 66 — Security + Certification Preparation 3 Units
Degree Applicable
36 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: CNET 56 taken prior
Prepares the computer/network service technician for the CompTIA
sponsored Security+ Certification examination. Security information is
covered only as it pertains to enabling the service technician to
troubleshoot a computer system that may have a security problem.

Electronics and Computer Technology (ELEC)

ELEC 10 — Introduction to Mechatronics 2 Units
Not Degree Applicable
18 hours lecture
54 hours lab
An introduction to the field of mechatronics, a combination of
conventional electronic technology with mechanical and computer
technology. Special emphasis is on robotics. Hands-on activities include
the building of a robot.


ELEC 11 — Technical Applications in Microcomputers 3 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
36 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Use of the personal computer (PC) in electronics for technically related
applications. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, database,
computer presentation methods, e-mail, and job searches.


ELEC 12 — Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting 2 Units
Degree Applicable
18 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 51, ELEC 56 taken prior
Use of the personal computer for simulation and troubleshooting of
both analog and digital electronic circuits. Circuit analysis, value
substitution, and fault diagnostics will be done with the emphasis on
“Electronics Workbench/Multisim” software.


ELEC 50A — Electronic Circuits (DC) 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: Eligibility for Math 51; ELEC 61 taken concurrently
Direct Current (DC) electrical circuits and their applications. Covers DC
sources, analysis, test equipment, measurements, and troubleshooting of
resistive devices and other basic components. Includes Ohm’s Law,
Kirchhoff’s law, and network theorems. (Students seeking a survey
course in electronics should take ELEC 10, Introduction to Mechatronics,
rather than ELEC 50A or 50B.)


ELEC 50B — Electronic Circuits (AC) 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 50A taken prior
Alternating Current (AC) electrical circuits and their applications. Covers
AC sources, analysis (using complex numbers), test equipment,
measurements, and troubleshooting of basic circuits with capacitors,
inductors, and resistors. Includes impedance, resonance, filters, and
decibels.

 

ELEC 51 — Electronic Devices 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 50B taken prior
Solid-state devices and circuits, including BJT and FET transistors,
rectifier diodes, op-amps, voltage regulators, thyristors, oscillators,
timers, and their applications. Emphasizes configurations, classes, load
lines, characteristics curves, gain, troubleshooting, measurements, and
frequency response.


ELEC 53 — Communications Circuits 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 51 taken prior
Analog and digital communications circuits. Emphasizes analog and
digital modulation principles in AM, FM, SSB, PLL, FDM, TDM, modems,
fiber optics, and telecommunications circuits. Includes multiplexing,
antennas, and signal propagation.


ELEC 54A — Industrial Electronics 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 51 taken prior
Industrial electronic components and basic control circuits. Includes time
delay controls, solid-state controls, relays, opto devices, DC motor
control, transducers, SCR, and UJT devices.


ELEC 54B — Industrial Electronic Systems 3 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
36 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 54A taken prior
Expands on circuit theory and demonstrates systems application of
industrial electronics including robotics, industrial production and
processes, automation, and programmable and motor controllers.
Emphasis is on programmable logic controllers (PLCs).


ELEC 55 — Microwave Communications 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 53 taken prior
Microwave components and circuits and their applications with
emphasis on satellite technology, including radar, GPS, and others.
Stresses Gunn diode oscillators, transmission lines, wave guides, Smith
Charts, components, amplification, frequency analysis, and measurement
techniques.


ELEC 56 — Digital Electronics 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Combinational and sequential logic circuits emphasizing number systems, binary math, basic gates, Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, counters,and registers. Stresses design and troubleshooting techniques.

ELEC 61 — Electronic Assembly and Fabrication 2 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
18 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Assembly and fabrication techniques in basic soldering, de-soldering,
and surface mount technology. Construction of coaxial and Category 5
cabling and connectors. Includes an overview of types of printed circuit
board design.


ELEC 62 — Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework 2 Units
Degree Applicable
(May be taken two times for credit)
18 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 61
Advanced course in assembly and repair (soldering) on surface mount
assemblies. Prepares for the IPC surface mount assembly and rework
certifications.


ELEC 63 — Electronic Assemblies Recertification 1 Unit
Degree Applicable
9 hours lecture
27 hours lab
Prerequisite: ELEC 62
Prepares the technician as an Application Specialist for the IPC-
7711/IPC-7721 Rework and Repair of Electronic Assemblies certification.
(Note: Industry requires recertification every two years.)


ELEC 66 — Electrical Code-Residential 3 Units
Not Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
Advisory: ELEC 54B taken prior
Introduction to the National Electrical Code requirements for residential
wiring. Includes interpretation and review of electrical wiring diagrams,
material use, installation methods, and calculation of electrical load to
size feeders and conductors. Prepares for part of the California State
Contractors C-10 Electrician license exam.


ELEC 74 — Microprocessor Systems 4 Units
Degree Applicable, CSU
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 56 taken prior
Emphasizes the software/hardware architecture for the typical
microprocessor environment. The software instruction set and the
hardware interface circuit design are covered for the microprocessor.
Fundamentals and terms are covered for the personal computer (PC).


ELEC 76 — Radio Telephone Communications 3 Units
Not Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
Prepares qualified electronic technicians for the FCC and/or NARTE
commercial licenses for technicians and engineers in the
communications field.


ELEC 81 — Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology 1 to 2 Units
Degree Applicable
(May be taken four times for credit)
54 to 108 hours lab
Advisory: ELEC 50B taken prior or concurrently
Extended laboratory experience supplementary to that available in the
regular program. Allows the student to pursue more advanced and
complex laboratory projects and experiments.


ELEC 91 — Work Experience in Electronics 1 to 4 Units
Degree Applicable
(May be taken four times for credit)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
75 to 300 hours lab
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated
in the College Catalog
Advisory: ELEC 56
Provides actual on-the-job experience in Electronics at an approved
work site which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of five
hours per week of supervised work (60 non-paid clock hours or 75 paid
clock hours per semester) is required for each one unit of credit.
Students who repeat this course will improve skills through further
instruction and practice.

Electronics Systems Technology (EST)

EST 50 — Electrical Fundamentals for Cable Installations 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Electrical fundamentals for cable and wire installations, and other low
voltage systems. Includes DC/AC, solid-state devices, digital and
microprocessor devices and their application to cable installations.
Prepares students for the California State Contractors C-7 low voltage
systems license.


EST 52 — Fabrication Techniques for Cable Installation 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Fabrication techniques used in the installation of home theater,
computer networks, home automation, and other low voltage system
applications. Emphasis on hand and power tools, construction methods
and materials as they apply to cable and wire installations. Prepares
students for the California State Contractors C-7 low voltage systems
license.


EST 54 — Cabling and Wiring Standards 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: EST 50, EST 52
Cable and wire standards of video, voice, and data wiring for home
theater, computer networks, home automation, telecommunications,
and other low voltage system installations. Emphasis on copper wire,
coax, fiber optic, and structured cables. Prepares students for the
California State Contractors C-7 low voltage systems license.


EST 56 — Home Theater, Home Integration and 4 Units
Home Security Systems
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: EST 54
Home theater, home integration, and other home management
systems. Emphasis on home theater, home management PLCs, security
hardware and programming, and the installation and servicing of such
systems. Prepares students for the California State Contractors C-7 low
voltage systems license.


EST 62 — Electronic Troubleshooting-I 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: EST 56
Troubleshooting basic electronic circuits and systems to component
level. Circuits include: power supplies, amplifiers, audio circuits, home
theater audio (Dolby 5.1), and video circuits (analog TV).


EST 64 — Electronic Troubleshooting - II 4 Units
Degree Applicable
54 hours lecture
54 hours lab
Advisory: EST 62
Troubleshooting advanced electronic video circuits and systems to
component level. Includes digital TV and HDTV (plasma, LCD, DLP).


EST 70 — C-7 Low Voltage Systems License Preparation 2 Units
Degree Applicable
36 hours lecture
Advisory: EST 56 or ECWT 56 taken prior
Prepares for the California State Contractors C-7 Low Voltage Systems
license examination. Students who repeat this course will improve skills
through further instruction and practice.

TECH

TECH 60 — Customer Relations for the Technician 2 Unit

Degree Applicable (May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)

32 hours lecture Customer relations (soft skills) for the technician including benefits of knowing and using effective customer contact tools, proper customer interactions, ethics, and maintaining customer satisfaction.

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