Spring 2019 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 19-May 22

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32619423Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 320A
MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611403Textbook
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 19-May 22

MW01:30PM-02:50PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32613058Textbook
MW03:00PM-04:20PMLABJ.MeyerARC 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, Jan 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 30811413Textbook
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, Feb 02-Feb 16

Sa08:30AM-03:20PMLECK.LiuARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611346Textbook
This class will meet for three Saturdays, February 2nd, 9th and 16th.


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 19-May 22

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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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 19-May 16

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 19-May 22

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 Tech Ed 32313354TextbookFree Digital Book
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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 16-May 04

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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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. Theory is reinforced through the use of electronic simulation software and hands-on lab experiments using industry instruments. Field trips to local electronics industries may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610777Textbook
MW10:30AM-11:50AMLABJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B
TTh01:30PM-02:50PMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 32611337Textbook
TTh03:00PM-04:20PMLABF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 320B
TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECJ.MeyerARC MAIN Tech Ed 32610569Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABJ.MeyerARC 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. It emphasizes 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 desoldering 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 19-May 22

F09:00AM-09:50AMLECL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 32119425Textbook
F10:00AM-01:05PMLABL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 320
F06:00PM-06:50PMLECL.SisnerosARC MAIN Tech Ed 32111508Textbook
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 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511430Textbook
TTh04:30PM-05:50PMLECA.AhmadiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511429Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh10:30AM-11:50AMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511185Textbook
TTh12:00PM-01:20PMLABF.EvangelistiARC 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 (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 19-May 22

MW06:00PM-07:20PMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511347Textbook
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 19-May 22

MW10:30AM-11:50AMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32511280Textbook
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 19-May 22

MW09:00AM-10:20AMLECF.EvangelistiARC MAIN Tech Ed 32412190Textbook

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 19-May 22

TTh09:00AM-10:20AMLECG.GeorgeARC MAIN Tech Ed 30812667Textbook
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 19-May 22

TTh06:00PM-07:20PMLECTBA TBA TBA11349Textbook
TTh07:30PM-08:50PMLABTBA 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 19-May 22

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Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: December 14, 2018