Fall 2013 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 the electronics theory and the rules and regulations mandated by the FCC. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        09:00PM-10:20PM LEC D.Avalos             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12914 
Textbook


ET 115    Fiber Optics and Telecommunication Cabling    4 Units

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

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11520 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
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    11041 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.Rivera             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12312 Textbook


ET 250    Employability Skills for Technical Careers    2 Units

Same As: AT 107 and WELD 150
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 102 or 103, and ENGRD 116 with a grade of "C" or better; OR ESLR 320, ESLL 320, and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the opportunity to explore technical careers while developing valuable work and life skills. It is an introduction to a variety of technically-related occupations, emphasizing technical careers in the Sacramento area. Activities are designed to enhance personal development, employability skills, and self esteem through leadership, citizenship, and character development. This course is not open to students who have completed AT 107 or WELD 150.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 304     11106 
Textbook


ET 253    Industrial Communication Systems Support    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 115 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the operation, repair, and assembly of computers, portable test units (PTU), and communication systems. Safety, terminology, component identification, file management, industry specific hardware and software, and upgrades in industry are among the topics covered. Wired, wireless, voice over IP (VoIP), analog/digital communications, and synchronous optical networks (SONET) are also covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12699 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 261    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Networking    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 302;
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Digital Information Communication of Medicine (DICOM) system. DICOM is a patient data system for medical devices to communication to the hospital data base. Topics include interface standards, test equipment, troubleshooting, and applications.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 19-Oct 19
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12915 
Textbook
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12915 Textbook


ET 262    Introduction to Respiratory Therapy Ventilators    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ET 425
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides in-depth training for the maintenance of respiratory ventilation machines used in the biomedical field. It covers respiratory ventilator basics, ventilator block diagrams, patient circuits, test equipment, and troubleshooting.

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 12-Oct 12
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12546 
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. Topics include the theory of AC, DC, Ohm's law, inductance, and capacitance. The use of electronic simulation software and hands on lab experiments using industry instruments reinforces theory. Field trips to local electronics industries may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    12314 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12315 Textbook
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11523 Textbook
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12737 Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Prasad             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Prasad             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11042 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12068 Textbook


ET 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ENERGY 303 and NATR 303
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: Fundamentals of energy and its impact on society and the environment are covered in this course. The mechanics, advantages and disadvantages of current and future renewable, green and nonrenewable energy sources are investigated. Residential energy audits are covered. Field trips are required. This course is not open to students who have completed ENERGY 303 or NATR 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
Th        05:30PM-08:35PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          20090 
Textbook


ET 308    Technical Soldering Practices and Techniques    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 115 and 302
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 and lead-free soldering. Emphasis is placed on the differences between lead and lead-free soldering processes. Topics include safety, Electrostatic Discharge (ESD), Printed Circuit Board (PCB) components and assembly, electronic components and identification, lead and lead-free soldering and de-soldering techniques in Plated Through Hole (PTH), Surface Mount Device/Technology (SMD/SMT), and fine to ultra fine-pitch soldering. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
F         08:00AM-09:05AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12916 
Textbook
F         09:15AM-12:20PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
F         06:00PM-07:05PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12918 Textbook
F         07:15PM-10:20PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


ET 312    Mathematics for Circuit Analysis    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: The foundations for the analysis of electrical and electronic circuits are covered in this course. Topics include the analysis of direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), transformer, capacitor, inductor, and energy conversion circuits.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12920 
Textbook
The class also meets in classroom 325.


ET 322    Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is a detailed study of semiconductor devices and their applications. Semiconductor components - such as diodes, transistors, op-amps, including their use in complex circuits - are covered. Nanotechnology theory and devices, including their present and possible future applications, are studied. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12525 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 335    Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers integrated circuits (IC's) and applications used in industrial and consumer products. Topics include digital theory and applications from standard transistor-transistor logic (TTL) logic circuits to complex circuits built on programmable logic devices (PLDs). Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12063 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 380    Introduction to Electronic Communications    4 Units

Prerequisite: 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 24-Dec 19
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12922 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 387    Advanced Fiber Optics    2 Units

Prerequisite: ET 386 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers advanced fiber optic theory and operation. Fiber optic systems are vital communication links that enable high speed transfer of video, telephone, and data to occur. Testing of fiber optic systems using sophisticated electra-optical test equipment such as the Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) are included. This course also introduces the use of computer based software to simplify fiber optic system design.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 24-Nov 12
T         06:00PM-08:50PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     13046 
Textbook


ET 420    Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 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, memory, data converters, special registers, and the interfacing of input/output devices, sensors, and motors. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11930 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 425    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 72 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the foundation of biomedical equipment and the responsibilities of electronics technicians in the medical device service industry for hospitals, medical device manufacturers, or other service organizations. It includes a detailed study of the operation and maintenance of hospital equipment, systems and procedures, and the related electronic systems. Additional topics include basic anatomy and physiology as they relate to the biomedical equipment. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12697 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12697 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     12697 Textbook

Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013