Fall 2017 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11106 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     10774 Textbook
MW        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 19-Dec 14
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12671 
Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.George             ARC 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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11719 
Textbook
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 04-Nov 04
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     19816 
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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, Dec 02-Dec 02
Sa        07:30AM-05:00PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11810 
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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11535 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    20506 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     11108 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     10777 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:00AM-11:20AM LEC R.Skillen            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     20306 
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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 19-Dec 14
M         01:30PM-02:20PM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     11811 
Textbook
M         02:30PM-05:40PM 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: 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     12263 
Textbook
MW        04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     18989 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323     12264 
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 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 19-Dec 14
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11435 
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 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 19-Dec 14
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11815 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC 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 19-Dec 14
MW        09:00PM-10:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     13201 
Textbook


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 19-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11718 
Textbook
NOTE:Approximately 50% of the classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room G-0344, Sacramento, CA 95817

TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11718 Textbook
NOTE:Approximately 50% of the classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Room G-0344, Sacramento, CA 95817

TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC M.Fountain           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     11718 Textbook
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 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB G.George              TBA TBA                 13541 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: November 2, 2017