Spring 2011 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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        09:00PM-10:20PM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     30457 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     14932 
Textbook
class will meet also in room 322

TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
class will meet also in room 325

TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     12500 Textbook
class will meet also in room 324


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, Jan 15-May 18
M         07:30PM-09:35PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     12638 
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ET 260    Introduction to Medical Ultrasound Equipment    .5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
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, image quality, test equipment, and troubleshooting.

Schedule: Other Term, Apr 02-Apr 02
Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     30466 
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ET 261    Introduction to Biomedical Equipment Networking    .5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 9 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the digital information communication of medicine (DICOM) system. DICOM is a medical device to hospital data communication system for patient information. Topics include interface standards, test equipment, troubleshooting, and applications.

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 05-Feb 05
Sa        08:00AM-05:00PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     30465 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325       
class will meet also in room 326

TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     13598 
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TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     16444 Textbook
class will meet also in room 320B

MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
class will meet also in room 325

MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     12506 Textbook
class will meet also in room 324

MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     15988 Textbook

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 25-May 18
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     31594 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        12:30PM-01:50PM LEC R.Skillen            ARC MAIN ER 002          17224 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     13600 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
F         06:00PM-06:50PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     12504 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM 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, Jan 15-May 18
F         01:00PM-01:50PM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     30458 
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F         02:00PM-05:15PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       


ET 310    Mathematics for DC Circuit Fundamentals, Part I    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: This course covers mathematics for direct current (DC) circuit fundamentals. Powers of ten, algebra and other mathematical concepts necessary for calculation of resistance, DC voltage and current distribution in series, parallel, and combination circuits are covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     16124 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     31574 Textbook


ET 311    Mathematics for AC Circuit Fundamentals, Part II    1.5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 310 with a grade of "C" or better
General Education: AA/AS Area II(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC
Description: The foundations of mathematics used in the analysis of alternating current (AC) circuits are covered in this course. Topics include algebra and trigonometry for the mathematical analysis of AC circuits involving resistance, capacitance, inductance and/or reactances in series, parallel and combination circuits.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     16140 
Textbook
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     31575 Textbook


ET 322    Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    5 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better.
Advisory: ET 310 and 311.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is a detailed study of semiconductor and nanotechnology devices and their applications. Semiconductor manufacturing and components such as diodes, transistors, op-amps, and field programmable analog arrays (FPAA), including their use in complex circuits are covered. Nanotechnology theory and devices including their present and possible future applications are studied. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     16146 
Textbook
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     30766 Textbook
MW        12:00PM-03:05PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 369    The Design and Fabrication of Electronics Projects    2 Units

Prerequisite: ET 322 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course provides an opportunity for students to design and build advanced projects. It enables students to work on approved electronics projects outside the scope of typical classroom applications. Students learn the process of planning, design, prototyping, and fabrication while building an actual working project. Completed projects are entered in county and statewide technology such as the California State Fair Industrial Technology competition. A completed project is a course requirement. Projects can be completed individually or in teams. Field trips are required. This course may be taken three times on different projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         04:00PM-04:50PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     30768 
Textbook
M         05:00PM-05:45PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       
M         05:00PM-05:45PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       
W         03:45PM-05:45PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323       
W         03:45PM-05:45PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 323       


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, Jan 15-May 18
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     30462 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       


ET 385    Digital Home Technology Integration    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 115 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU, Green Course Green Course
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the fundamentals of Home Technology Integration (HTI). It includes the study of and practical experience in installation, integration, and troubleshooting of entertainment, voice, security, data, and networking systems found in the home or small office. Field trips are required. This course may be taken two times on different certification requirements.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     30771 
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Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


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, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     15862 
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TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC T.Cohen              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     15862 Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-08:05PM LEC J.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 303     15862 Textbook

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011