Spring 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. 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11229 
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MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320       
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11714 Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A      


ET 192    Introduction to Robotics    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to robotics utilizing the Parallax Stamp microcontroller and Boe-Bot robotic vehicle. It explores how robots and microcontrollers interface with common electronic applications. It also investigates unusual and innovative applications for robots and microcontrollers. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        01:30PM-02:20PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     13381 
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ET 194    Intermediate Robotics    2 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ET 192
Hours: 36 hours LEC
Description: This course covers intermediate robotics utilizing various robotic systems such as the Robix and VEX. Topics include the operation and design of robots, hardware component selection, assembly, and software programming of various types of robotic assemblies. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        02:30PM-03:20PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     13382 
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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 17
MW        06:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Dubois             ARC MAIN HeEd 701        10711 
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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, Jan 14-May 17
Sa        08:00AM-09:50AM LEC J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 335     12920 
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Sa        10:00AM-01:10PM LAB J.Wakeley            ARC MAIN Tech Ed 330       


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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     11729 
Textbook
TTh       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, Jan 28-Feb 11
Sa        08:30AM-03:20PM LEC K.Liu                ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11647 
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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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB G.George              TBA TBA                 12748 
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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. 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 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     10930 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B      
TTh       01:30PM-02:50PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     11634 Textbook
TTh       03:00PM-04:20PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B      
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 326     10682 Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B      


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, Jan 14-May 17
F         08:00AM-08:50AM LEC L.Sisneros           ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     11856 
Textbook
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 321     11858 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11749 
Textbook
TTh       04:30PM-05:50PM LEC A.Ahmadi             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11748 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11433 
Textbook
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        06:00PM-07:20PM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11648 
Textbook
MW        07:30PM-08:50PM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 325     11556 
Textbook
MW        12:00PM-01:20PM LAB F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324       


ET 381    Electronic Communication Regulations    3 Units

Prerequisite: ET 312 and 322 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 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, Jan 14-May 17
MW        09:00AM-10:20AM LEC J.Meyer              ARC MAIN Tech Ed 321     12707 
Textbook


ET 388    Fiber Optics    4 Units

Prerequisite: ET 302 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: ET 380
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course in fiber optics covers optical theory and operation including the complete fiber optic communication system. It includes fiber optic terminology and instruction in the 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 reflectometers (OTDR). It also includes system design and troubleshooting procedures. A field trip may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC F.Evangelisti        ARC MAIN Tech Ed 324     12498 
Textbook
MW        03:30PM-04:50PM 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, Jan 14-May 17
TTh       09:00AM-10:20AM LEC G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308     19149 
Textbook
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LAB G.George             ARC MAIN Tech Ed 308       


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 17
TTh       06:00PM-07:20PM LEC M.Fountain            TBA TBA                 11650 
Textbook
TTh       07:30PM-08:50PM LAB M.Fountain            TBA TBA                   
NOTE: 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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB G.George              TBA TBA                 12722 
Textbook

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017