Fall 2018 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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. It emphasizes 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 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511034Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32510718Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABA.AhmadiARC 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 25-Dec 20

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 30812412Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 308

ET 253    Industrial Communication Systems Support    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the operation, repair, and assembly of personal computers (PC), 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 Internet protocol (VoIP), analog/digital communications, and synchronous optical networks (SONET) are also covered. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 30811565Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 308

ET 261    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Networking    .5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 253 and 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 communicate with the hospital database. Topics include interface standards, test equipment, troubleshooting, and applications.

Schedule: Other Term, Nov 30-Dec 08

F06:00PM-08:05PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611651Textbook
Sa09:00AM-04:30PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611651Textbook
This class meets on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 8th.


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 06-Oct 06

Sa07:30AM-05:00PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32619374Textbook

ET 295    Independent Studies in Electronics Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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ET 298    Work Experience in Electronics Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to the electronics industry with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Electronics Technology Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the electronics industry. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in associate degree level or certificate occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 18-Dec 14

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, November 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at
https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32619207TextbookFree Digital Book
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SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, August 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Sep 15-Dec 01

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, September 15 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, October 27 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, December 1 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html


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. Theory is reinforced through the use of electronic simulation software and hands-on lab experiments using industry instruments. Field trips to local electronics industries may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611417Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611036Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610721Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A

ET 303    Energy and Sustainability    3 Units

Same As: ENERGY 303 and NATR 303
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: MATH 120, 125, 129, 133 or higher; NATR 300, or an equivalent transferable life science course; and Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300, OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course investigates fundamentals of energy and impacts of energy systems on society and the environment. It explores energy resources, efficiency, conservation, and emerging technologies. Specifically addressed are mechanics, advantages, disadvantages, and sustainability of current and future energy systems. This course also focuses on economic, cultural, political, and environmental aspects of energy production and consumption in the context of the built environment, transportation, food systems, manufacturing, and public services. Field trips may be required. This course is not open to students who have completed ENERGY 303 or NATR 303.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh10:00AM-11:20AMLECR.SkillenARC MAIN ER 00213494TextbookFree Digital Book

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. It emphasizes 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 desoldering 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 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-09:50AMLECL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 32219091Textbook
F10:00AM-01:10PMLABL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 320

ET 312    Mathematics for Circuit Analysis    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the foundations for the analysis of electrical and electronic circuits. It includes the analysis of direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), transformer, capacitor, inductor, and energy conversion circuits.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32513027Textbook

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 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32312045Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 323

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 (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 25-Dec 20

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 30811326Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABG.GeorgeARC 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 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 25-Dec 20

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511654Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 324

ET 381    Electronic Communication Regulations    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 312, 322, or 380
Course Transferable to CSU
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 25-Dec 20

MW09:00PM-10:20PMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32412813Textbook

ET 420    Microcontrollers and Digital Signal Processors    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: 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). It focuses 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 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 30819093Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABG.GeorgeARC 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 25-Dec 20

TTh06:00PM-08:05PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32411564Textbook
NOTE:Approximately 50% of the classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room G-0344, Sacramento, CA 95817

TTh06:00PM-08:05PMLECM.FountainARC MAIN Tech Ed 32411564Textbook
NOTE:Approximately 50% of the classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room G-0344, Sacramento, CA 95817

TTh06:00PM-08:05PMLECM.MartinezARC MAIN Tech Ed 32411564Textbook
NOTE:Approximately 50% of the classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room G-0344, Sacramento, CA 95817


ET 495    Independent Studies in Electronics Technology    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: September 18, 2018