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Electricity - Electronics

Industrial Technology Division

ELCT-30 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS
3 units: 3 hours lecture.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is an introductory course in electrical and electronic fundamentals including past, present, and future applications in the home, automobile, medicine, and industry. Also included will be computer technology, direct and alternating current circuits, magnetics, circuit applications, and test equipment. (1/04)

ELCT-31 DIRECT CURRENT AND ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

5 units: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a course in basic electronics/electricity theory that investigates the behavior of resistance, capacitance, inductance, and transformer action in direct and alternating current circuits. Network analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits is accomplished through basic circuit formulas according to Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, nodal analysis, loop equations, and by using Thevinen's, Norton's, and superposition theorems. Circuit construction techniques, utilization of electronic equipment in circuit construction, and troubleshooting are covered. (1/04)

ELCT-31A DIRECT CURRENT CIRCUITS
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course in basic electronics/electricity theory investigates the behavior of resistance in direct current circuits. Network analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits is accomplished through basic circuit formulas using Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws, nodal analysis, loop equations, and by Thevinen's, Norton's, and superposition theorems. Circuit construction techniques and the utilization of electronic equipment in circuit construction and troubleshooting are also covered. The use of electronics circuit simulation software for direct current circuit analysis is an integral part of this course. (3/00)

ELCT-31B ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ELCT-31A.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a course in AC electronics/electricity theory that investigates the behavior of resistance, inductance, and capacitance in alternating current circuits, including transformer action and AC test equipment. Also covered are AC circuit construction techniques and the utilization of electronic equipment in circuit construction and troubleshooting. The use of circuit simulation software for alternating current circuit analysis is an integral part of this course. (3/00)

ELCT-32 SEMICONDUCTORS, AMPLIFIERS, AND ADVANCED
CIRCUITS (FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

4 units: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ELCT-31 or ELCT-31B.
One-way corequisite: ELCT-49B.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of semiconductor devices and basic amplifier circuits, with emphasis on graphical and mathematical analysis. Circuit analysis of diodes and transistors as they are used in single and multiple stages of amplification, photoelectric devices, oscillator circuits, advanced amplifier configurations, solid state power devices, special semiconductor devices, and field effect transistors are also covered. Circuit construction techniques, utilization of electronic equipment in circuit construction, and troubleshooting are also covered. (2/02)

ELCT-33 ANALOG CIRCUITS: OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS, PULSE
CIRCUITS, AND LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ELCT-32. Two-way corequisite: ELCT-49C.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This is a course in the principles of analog circuits concentrating on operational amplifiers, linear integrated circuits, and pulse circuits. Switching circuits, multi-vibrators, comparators, integrated circuit (IC) timers, instrumentation amplifiers, digital-to-analog (D/A) and analog-to-digital (A/D) converters, and active filters are also among the subjects studied. Laboratory assignments will consist of circuit construction and performance testing of the circuits under study. (3/01)

ELCT-34 DIGITAL LOGIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Two-way corequisite: ELCT-49D.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
The course covers the theory of digital logic circuits and systems. Analog and digital conversion circuits, number systems and codes, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, logic gates, counters, multi-vibrators, registers, decoders, counters, memories, and clock and timing circuits are also studied. Programmable logic devices, microprocessors, and associated software will be introduced. (3/01)

ELCT-35 MICROPROCESSOR APPLICATIONS, SYSTEMS, AND
INTERFACING (FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: ELCT-34. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course covers the various microprocessors found in computer systems and computerized equipment commonly used throughout industry. Characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of various systems are discussed. Machine structure, operating systems, and interfacing methods are also covered. (2/02)

ELCT-36 NETWORKING TOPOLOGIES AND CABLING
(FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: CPSC-30 or INDT-20; ELCT-51; ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is a course designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of local area network (LAN) cabling and topologies. The student will learn about various network connection solutions, tools and materials, cable identification, system grounding techniques, connecting methodology, network standards, and introduction to fiber optics and wireless systems, blueprint reading, network interface cards (NICs), hubs, network switches, and network troubleshooting techniques. (12/98)

ELCT-37 LASER ELECTRONICS (Also: LEOT-37)
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisites: ELCT-32, ELCT-33.
This electronics application course covers the electronics segments of laser equipment. Subjects studied include laser high voltage power supplies, flashlamps and arc lamp circuits, electro-optic and acousto-optic circuits, optical detectors, and electro-optic electronic instrumentation. (12/00)

ELCT-40A CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORKING ASSOCIATE (CCNA)
COURSE I (Also: CPSC-40A)

[CILC areas A,B,C,D,E,F] 3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Advisories: ELCT-36, ELCT-51, ENGL-81; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This is the first of four semester courses (or four 9-week courses) designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies and initial preparation for CCNA testing. The complete series of training experiences will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer-networking field. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, electrical safety, network terminology and protocols, network standards, local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection (OSI) models, physical cabling, cabling tools, electronics test equipment, routers, router programming, star topology, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, and network standards. (10/00)

ELCT-40B CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORKING ASSOCIATE (CCNA)
COURSE II (Also: CPSC-40B)

[CILC areas A,B,C,D,E,F] 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: CPSC/ELCT-40A.
This second course is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technologies and initial preparation for CCNA testing. The complete series of training experiences will empower them to enter employment and/or further education and training in the computer-networking field. Instruction includes electrical safety, network terminology and protocols, and network standards. Local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection/Internet operating systems (OSI/ISO) models, physical cabling, cabling tools, electronics test equipment, routers, router programming, star topology, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, and network standards are also covered. (11/00)

ELCT-40C CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORKING ASSOCIATE (CCNA)
COURSE III (Also: CPSC-40C)

[CILC areas C,E,F] 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: CPSC/ELCT-40B.
This third course is designed to provide students with classroom and laboratory experience in electrical safety, network technology and protocols, and network standards. Local area networks (LANs), virtual LANs (VLANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection (OSI) models, Internet work packet exchange (IPX), Ethernet operation, spanning tree protocol, physical cabling, cabling tools, electronics test equipment, bridges, routers, switches, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, network standards, and network troubleshooting are also covered. (11/00)

ELCT-40D CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORKING ASSOCIATE (CCNA)
COURSE IV (Also: CPSC-40D)

[CILC areas C,E,F] 2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: CPSC/ELCT-40C.
This fourth course is designed to provide students with knowledge concerning electrical safety, network terminology and protocols, and network standards. Local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), open system interconnection (OSI) models, point-to-point protocol (PPP), integrated services digital network (ISDN) protocol, physical cabling, cabling tools, electronics test equipment, routers, router programming, transmission control protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) addressing, frame relay operation, network standards, and network troubleshooting are also covered. This course also reviews the entire level 1 training that has been accomplished to this point in preparation for Network+ and CCNA examinations. (11/00)

ELCT-41 INDUSTRIAL MOTOR AND EQUIPMENT CONTROL
(APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; ELCT-31 or ELCT-52.
This course is designed to present the principles and applications of electrical motor and equipment control techniques used in industry. Ladder logic diagrams, contactors, motor starters, and electronic controls and sensors are among the subjects to be studied. Lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory experiments will be the methods used to present and enrich the material to be learned. (11/99)

ELCT-42A PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS OF PROGRAMMABLE
LOGIC CONTROLLERS (APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

2 units: 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ELCT 41; ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course provides electrical and industrial electronic students with basic skills and technical exposure to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The subjects studied include terminology, programming methods, and operation of the programmable logic controller. The students will program and operate modern PLCs as a part of laboratory assignments.

ELCT-42B ADVANCED PROGRAMMING AND INDUSTRIAL
APPLICATIONS OF PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS

1 unit: 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisory: ELCT-42A.
This course will provide advanced exposure to programmable logic controllers (PLCs). The subjects studied will include advanced topics in PLC programming, industrial applications, operator interfaces, PLC networking, and communications protocols. The student will program and operate modern PLCs as a part of laboratory assignments. (3/01)

ELCT-43A INDUSTRIAL INSTRUMENTATION AND PROCESS
CONTROL (APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

(Formerly ELCT-43) 3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ELCT-31or ELCT-31B or ELCT-52; ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is designed to study instrumentation sensors and controls that are used in industrial process control and automation. The course includes the study of the principles of operation and the practical applications of instrumentation in industry. Topics such as decibels, micro-controllers, levers, friction, clutches and brakes, tooth rotor tachometers, vision sensors, dynamic braking of DC motors, and flux vector AC drives will be addressed. (2/02)

ELCT-43B GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING FOR ELECTRONICS DATA ACQUISITION
1.5 units: 0.5 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: CPSC-01; ELCT-43A; MATH-C or MATH-D (preferred).
This course is designed to teach the basic functionality of analysis and instrumentation programming software using National Instruments graphics software package, LabVIEWTM. This software not only reinforces basic scientific, mathematical, and engineering principles but also provides students with theoretical knowledge necessary to develop their own instrumentation and data acquisition solutions. LabVIEWTM is a real-world, hands-on experience in graphical programming for industrial and scientific applications. (2/02)

ELCT-44 ELECTRONIC SHOP PRACTICES: TECHNIQUES OF
FABRICATION, SOLDERING, REWORK AND EQUIPMENT REPAIR

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the fabrication, soldering, rework, and repair techniques necessary to prepare them for entry-level employment in the fields of electronic fabrication, assembly, and repair. There will be emphasis on techniques needed for a broad range of non-destructive electronic repairs once the diagnostic procedures have been completed. This course emphasizes techniques commonly used in industry. (2/02)

ELCT-47 ELECTRICAL MOTORS, GENERATORS,
TRANSFORMERS, AND AC DISTRIBUTION (APPLICATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)

3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; ELCT-31 or ELCT-52, ELCT-41.
This course covers principles of AC and DC motors, generators, transformers, three-phase generation, and AC distribution systems. The course content will include lecture, demonstration, and laboratory projects using motors and transformers. (11/99)

ELCT-49A DC/AC ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS SOFTWARE LAB
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
One-way corequisite: ELCT-31. Advisory: ENGL-41.
This is a course in the use of computer-aided instruction (CAI) software for DC/AC circuit simulation and virtual instrumentation. It is designed to supplement electronics course ELCT-31. (1/04)

ELCT-49B SEMICONDUCTOR AND ADVANCED CIRCUITS SOFTWARE LAB
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed to supplement the electronics course ELCT-32 but can be taken by any student desiring instruction in use of computer-aided instruction (CAI) software for electronics circuit simulation and virtual instrumentation. The course may be repeated once. (12/97)

ELCT-49C PULSE CIRCUITS, OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS, AND LINEAR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS SOFTWARE LAB
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed to supplement electronics course ELCT-33 but can be taken by any student desiring instruction in use of computer-aided instruction (CAI) software for pulse circuit, operational amplifier and linear integrated circuit simulation, and virtual instrumentation. The course may be repeated once. (12/97)

ELCT-49D DIGITAL LOGIC CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SOFTWARE LAB
1 unit: 3 hours lab.
This course is designed to supplement digital electronics course ELCT-34 but can be taken by any student desiring instruction in use of computer-aided instruction (CAI) software for digital logic circuit and digital system simulation and virtual instrumentation. The course may be repeated once. (2/97)

ELCT-51A PERSONAL COMPUTER CONFIGURATION, ASSEMBLY AND REPAIR
3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84.
This is a course designed to provide the student with a working knowledge of the hardware of the IBM personal computer (PC), its clones, and successors. The course will cover basic principles of operation, established standards for maintaining compatibility between components and boards, use of diagnostic software and hardware, various types of operating systems, and standard troubleshooting techniques. (3/01)

ELCT-51B A+ CERTIFICATION TRAINING
[CILC area A] 3 units: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Advisory: ELCT-51A.
This course provides the electronics student with advanced knowledge of the system hardware and software available for personal computers (PCs). The course will cover the principles of operation, standards for maintaining compatibility between computer systems, the use of advanced diagnostic software and hardware, various types of operating systems, and standard troubleshooting techniques. The course will also cover networking principles, and software and hardware as they apply to the personal computer. (3/01)

ELCT-52 DIRECT CURRENT AND ALTERNATING CURRENT FUNDAMENTALS (FOUNDATIONS OF ELECTRONICS)
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
This is a course in basic electronics/electricity theory that investigates the behavior of resistance, inductance, and capacitance in direct and alternating current circuits. Network analysis of series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits is accomplished through basic circuit formulas according to Ohm's and Kirchoff's laws. Transformer action, single-phase and three-phase AC, circuit construction techniques and the utilization of basic test equipment in circuit construction and troubleshooting are covered. (2/97)

ELCT-55A-Z ELECTRICAL CONDUIT BENDING THEORY AND TECHNIQUES
1 unit: 0.5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-B.
This course covers theory and techniques necessary to bend and install electrical conduit. Conduit types discussed will include electrical metallic tubing (EMT), galvanized rigid conduit (GRC), rigid aluminum, intermediate metallic conduit (IMC), various polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and flexible plastic and metallic conduit. Wiring in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) will be stressed. This course may be repeated when the course number letter changes reflecting National Electrical Code (NEC) changes. (1/00)

ELCT-62 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONICS
(Also: AUTO-62, INDT-62, MECH-62)
3 units: 2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Advisories: ENGL-81, ENGL-84; MATH-80 or MATH-83.
This course is designed to provide the automotive student and heavy-duty mechanic with a strong background in basic electrical concepts. This will allow the student to troubleshoot electrical system problems with the aid of technical information and test equipment. The class will also provide the necessary electrical theory for more advanced electrical classes. (4/04)

ELCT-71A-Z ELECTRONICS/INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY SPECIAL TOPICS
0.5 - 4 units: 1.5 - 12 hours lab.
Prerequisite/advisory: None.
This course is the study of principles, processes, and theories of the special topic being presented. (3/96)


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