Fall 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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ET 103    Ham Radio Technician License Preparation    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of amateur radio required to pass the national Association for Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) amateur radio operators technician license. Topics include wave theory, operator rules, proper radio operation, electronics review, and regulations.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 15-Dec 11
F         06:00PM-10:15PM LEC S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     19345 
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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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11259 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10879 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      


ET 197    Introduction to Mechatronics    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces mechatronics, the combination of electronic and mechanical components and systems used in the control and transmission of mechanical power. Topics include the analysis of electric controls, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), electromagnetic devices, sensors, pneumatic devices, and electric motors.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     18787 
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MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Prasad             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     18787 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Prasad             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


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 22-Dec 17
W         06:00PM-08:05PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10929 
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ET 251    Automotive Electronic Accessories and Installation    3 Units

Same As: AT 251
Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: AT 330 or ET 302
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the principles and processes involved in the installation of mobile entertainment, security, positioning, and other electrical and electronic related systems and components. Safety, circuit diagrams, inspection, wiring, installation, and troubleshooting techniques are covered along with the operational characteristics of the various electrical circuits. This course offers preparation to become a qualified Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) installer. This course is not open to students who have taken AT 251. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
Sa        08:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 337     19460 
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Sa        10:00AM-01:05PM LAB J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330A      


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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12032 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 260    Introduction to Medical Ultrasound Equipment    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ET 425
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides in-depth training for maintaining ultrasound equipment used in the biomedical field. It covers imaging modes, physical principles, transducers, system block diagrams, common peripherals, Doppler effect, image quality, test equipment, and troubleshooting.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 14-Nov 14
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12808 
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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 03-Oct 03
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12160 
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 22-Dec 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11790 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    11791 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11262 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12047 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC S.Yusufi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Yusufi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    10881 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 22-Dec 17
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12161 
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F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
F         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12163 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM LAB L.Sisneros           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 22-Dec 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12809 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12165 Textbook


ET 322    Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Corequisite: ET 312
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12810 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     11920 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323       


ET 335    Integrated Circuits with Computer Applications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers integrated circuits (ICs) 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11671 
Textbook


ET 380    Introduction to Electronic Communications    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers electronic communications including 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 may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 22-Dec 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12166 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 420    Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 335
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 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11576 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     20166 Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM 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 fundamentals 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 theory, 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 22-Dec 17
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12031 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12031 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12031 Textbook

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: December 8, 2015