Spring 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, Jan 13-May 16

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611580Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A

ET 193    Introduction to Robotics and Sensors    4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to robotics, controllers, and sensors. Topics include the operation and design of robots and sensors, hardware component selection, assembly, and software programming of various types of sensors and robotic assemblies. Field trips may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 13-May 16

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32619459Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B

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 13-May 16

MW06:00PM-06:50PMLECD.DuboisARC MAIN HeEd 70110657Textbook

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 30811593Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABA.AhmadiARC 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 27-Feb 10

Sa08:30AM-03:20PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611517Textbook

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 13-May 16

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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 attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. 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, Mar 13-May 10

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 7 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715.
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, Jan 13-May 16

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 13 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 3 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 5 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 716.
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

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN HeEd 71520320Textbook
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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

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 10-Apr 28

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 17 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715 and a final meeting on Saturday, April 28 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM HeED 715.
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. 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 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610863Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611504Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610630Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABF.EvangelistiARC 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 13-May 16

F06:00PM-06:50PMLECL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 32111709Textbook
F07:00PM-10:05PMLABL.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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511613Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511612Textbook

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 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 32311320Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 320

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, Jan 13-May 16

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511518Textbook
MW07:30PM-08:50PMLABG.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, Jan 13-May 16

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511433Textbook
MW12:00PM-01:20PMLABF.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, Jan 13-May 16

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32112486Textbook

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 13-May 16

TTh02:00PM-03:20PMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32412296Textbook
TTh03:30PM-04:50PMLABF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 324

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, Jan 13-May 16

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 30813070Textbook
TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLABG.GeorgeARC 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 13-May 16

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECM.Fountain TBA TBA11520Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABM.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 13-May 16

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Spring 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: December 15, 2017