Spring 2012 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     13096 
Textbook


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 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     12116 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB R.Olson              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     20116 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     20196 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, Jan 14-May 16
M         07:30PM-09:35PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11167 
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ET 253    Industrial Communication Systems Support    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
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 covered as they relate to electronics, communications, biomedical, solar, industrial, and transportation applications. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     20158 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


ET 263    Introduction to Medical X-ray Imaging Equipment    1 Unit

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Hours: 18 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to the maintenance of medical X-ray imaging equipment. It covers X-ray generators, components of vacuum tube and solid state imaging chains, cameras, digitizing methods, processing, display methods, and radiation safety.

Schedule: Other Term, Mar 03-Mar 17
Sa        08:00AM-03:30PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     19365 
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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11575 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12648 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 J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A    11111 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B    12520 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 A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326       
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320     13988 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     20220 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.

TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     20220 Textbook
Enroll in one of the 2 labs listed above and you will be automatically enrolled in the lecture portion.


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 14-May 16
W         12:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Neale              ARC MAIN ER 002          12809 
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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 14-May 16
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC J.Brown              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     11576 
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     11110 Textbook
F         07:00PM-10:05PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     20189 
Textbook
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 312     20187 Textbook


ET 322    Semiconductors and Nanotechnology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 310 and 311
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, Jan 14-May 16
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     12570 
Textbook
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     13198 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     19366 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM 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, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     13099 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


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 14-May 16
Sa        08:00AM-11:05AM LEC S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     13202 
Textbook
Sa        11:15AM-02:20PM LAB S.Wilson             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321       


ET 386    Fiber Optic Splicing, Connectivity and Testing    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This is an introductory course in fiber optic theory and operation including the complete fiber optic communication system. It includes fiber optic terminology and instruction in the proper use of tools and equipment associated with fiber optic installation and maintenance. Tests of the fiber optic systems are performed using sophisticated equipment such as optical power meters and Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR). A field trip is required. This course may be taken twice for credit using different equipment.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
T         06:00PM-08:40PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 322     20221 
Textbook


ET 426    Advanced Biomedical Equipment Technology    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 425 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course covers the operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and certification of biomedical equipment used in the medical device industry. It includes an in-depth, hands-on study of frequently used medical equipment preparing electronic technology students for a biomedical technician internship or trainee position in a hospital, medical device manufacturer, or other service organization. Field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 16
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Fountain            TBA TBA                 19368 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Fountain            TBA TBA                   
NOTE: Classes will be held at UC Davis Medical Center, 2315 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95817

Spring 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: April 17, 2012