Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ET 112    Communications Units    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 380
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) General Radiotelephone license requirements. It also covers both the electronics theory required and the rules and regulations mandated by the FCC. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     16120 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     30776 Textbook


ET 115    Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ET 307.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts of telecommunication cable installation and connection practices and standards. It includes the study of commonly used fiber and copper cable types and connectors, installation tools, and test equipment. Emphasis is on installation techniques in practical situations. Laboratory activities provide practical experience in the operation and use of tools and test equipment specific to the telecommunication industry. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    14472 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     30413 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    13012 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     30419 Textbook


ET 143    Computer Upgrade, Repair, and Assembly    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers basic personal computer upgrading, repair, and assembly. Safety, terminology, component identification, file management, upgrades, and virus protection are among the topics that are covered. This class may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         06:00PM-06:55PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     15314 
Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 250    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: AT 107 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity of exploring technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations. Emphasis is placed on exploring technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         07:30PM-09:35PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     13204 
Textbook


ET 263    Introduction to Medical X-ray Imaging Equipment    1 Unit

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the maintenance of medical X-ray imaging equipment. It covers X-ray generators, components of vacuum tube and solid state imaging chains, cameras, digitizing methods, processing, display methods, and radiation safety.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 16-Oct 23
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     30429 
Textbook


ET 302    Principles of Electricity and Electronics    4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course explores the field of electronics and electricity. Complete systems such as robotics, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), computers, and home electronics are used to demonstrate component application. The use of electronic simulation software combined with actual hands on lab experiments reinforces theory. Various test equipment such as digital four channel color oscilloscopes, Digital Multi Meters and programmable function generators are used to demonstrate electronic principles and theory of AC, DC, Ohm's law, inductance and capacitance as they apply to voltage and frequency response. Field trips to local electronics industries are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    30421 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    30422 Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Rm 121            
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    14476 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    14476 Textbook
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     16964 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    13018 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    16966 Textbook


ET 307    High Tech Soldering and Fabrication Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ET 302.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course teaches fundamental soldering techniques required in the Electronics industry. Lecture and lab exercises introduce state of the art processes involving safety, component and tool identification, diagrams, terms, standards, soldering [plated through hole (PTH), surface mount (SMT), fine and ultra fine pitch], de-soldering, electrostatic discharge (ESD), devices and assembly. Field trips are required. This course may be taken twice for credit.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         08:00AM-08:55AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     14478 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:15PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
F         06:00PM-06:55PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     13016 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:15PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


ET 308    Advanced Soldering Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: ET 307 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides training in the standards, processes, and techniques related to the field of lead-free soldering. Emphasis is placed on the differences between lead and lead-free soldering processes. The safe handling, use, and operation of equipment, materials, components, and assemblies are covered. Additional topics include Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Printed Circuit Board (PCB) component assembly, lead-free soldering and desoldering procedures and techniques in Plated Through Hole (PTH), Surface Mount Technology (SMT), and fine to ultra fine pitch soldering. A lead-free soldering certificate is issued upon completion. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         01:00PM-01:55PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     30424 
Textbook
F         02:00PM-05:15PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


ET 335    Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications    5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course covers integrated circuits (IC's) and applications used in industrial and consumer products. Digital theory and applications start with standard transistor-transistor logic (TTL) and complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) logic circuits and progress into complex circuits built on programmable logic devices (PLDs) using very-large-scale-integration hardware description language (VHDL). Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Rm 480            
MW        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     16890 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     31695 Textbook


ET 380    Introduction to Electronic Communications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 301 or ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers UHF, VHF, microwave, satellite, and fiber optics. AM and FM transmitters, transmission lines, antennas, and receivers are analyzed down to the component level. Propagation, wave theory, decibels, and signal transmission limitations are also covered. Technician safety and proper test equipment use are stressed throughout the course. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     16124 
Textbook
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     30777 Textbook


ET 420    Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors    5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an in-depth study of microcontrollers and digital signal processors (DSP). The focus is on digital concepts such as data flow, internal architecture, programming, memory, data converters and the interfacing of input/output devices, sensors and motors. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     16126 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-10:35PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 426    Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and certification of biomedical equipment used in the medical device industry. It includes an in-depth, hands-on study of frequently used medical equipment preparing electronic technology students for a biomedical technician internship or trainee position in a hospital, medical device manufacturer, or other service organization. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303       
T         07:30PM-10:35PM LAB M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     30428 
Textbook
Th        07:30PM-10:35PM LAB M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     31646 Textbook

Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010