Electronics (ELEC)

ELEC 10  Introduction to Mechatronics

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54

A combination of conventional electronic technology with mechanical and computer technology. Special emphasis is on robotics. Hands-on activities include the building of a robot.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730156ELEC:10TWR8:00am - 8:55amJ. Denny28B-405
TWR9:05am - 12:05pmJ. Denny28B-405

ELEC 11  Technical Applications in Microcomputers

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Personal computer (PC) applications used in electronics technology.. Includes word processing, spreadsheets, database, computer presentation methods, and internet research specifically designed for electronics technology.

ELEC 12  Computer Simulation and Troubleshooting

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 51 and ELEC 56 taken prior

Troubleshooting of electronic hardware, including use of computer-based tools for simulation and troubleshooting of analog and digital circuits. National Instruments Multisim software will be used for circuit analysis, value substitution, and fault diagnostics.

ELEC 50A  Electronic Circuits - Direct Current (DC)

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: Eligibility for MATH 51

Direct Current (DC) electrical circuits and their applications. Covers DC sources, analysis, test equipment, measurements, and troubleshooting of resistive devices and other basic components. Includes Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's law, and network theorems. (Students seeking a survey course in electronics should take ELEC 10, Introduction to Mechatronics, rather than ELEC 50A or 50B.)

ELEC 50B  Electronic Circuits (AC)

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50A taken prior

Alternating Current (AC) electrical circuits and their applications. Covers AC sources, analysis (using complex numbers), test equipment, measurements, and troubleshooting of basic circuits with capacitors, inductors, and resistors. Includes impedance, resonance, filters, and decibels.

ELEC 51  Semiconductor Devices and Circuits

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50B

Solid-state devices and circuits, including bipolar-junction and field-effect transistors, rectifier diodes, operational amplifiers, and thyristors. Analog circuits studied include discrete and integrated circuit amplifiers, voltage regulators, oscillators and timers. Emphasizes configurations, classes, load lines, characteristic curves, gain, troubleshooting, measurements, and frequency response.

ELEC 53  Communications Systems

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 51 taken prior or concurrently

Analog and digital communications systems. Emphasizes analog and digital modulation principles, multiplexing, protocols, and telecommunications circuits and systems.

ELEC 54A  Industrial Electronics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50A and ELEC 50B taken prior

Industrial electronic components and basic control circuits. Includes time delay controls, thyristor controls, relays, optoelectronic (opto) devices, direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) motor control, transducers, silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) and unijunction transistor (UJT) devices.

ELEC 54B  Industrial Electronic Systems

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Systems application of industrial electronics including industrial production and processes, automation, and programmable and motor controllers. Emphasis is on programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

ELEC 55  Microwave Communications

4 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50B taken prior

Microwave components and circuits. Stresses transmission lines, Smith Charts, impedance matching, antenna characteristics, wave propagation, frequency analysis and measurement techniques.

ELEC 56  Digital Electronics

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54

Combinational and sequential logic circuits emphasizing number systems, binary math, basic gates, Boolean algebra, Karnaugh maps, flip-flops, counters, and registers. Stresses design and troubleshooting techniques.

ELEC 61  Electronic Assembly and Fabrication

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50A and ELEC 50B

Manufacturing and fabrication processes associated with the electronics industry. Printed circuit board (PCB) design from conception to completion. Emphasizes electrical schematics, bill of material (BOM), component selection, layout design, manufacturability, assembly, soldering, de-soldering, and surface-mount technology.

ELEC 62  Advanced Surface Mount Assembly and Rework

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 61

Advanced course in assembly and repair (soldering) on surface mount assemblies (SMT). Prepares for the IPC surface mount assembly and rework certifications.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730157ELEC:62TWR5:45pm - 6:45pmJ. Uranga28B-312
TWR6:50pm - 9:40pmJ. Uranga28B-314

ELEC 74  Microcontroller Systems

4 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 56

Microcontroller systems and programming methods; programmable logic devices (PLDs); serial communications; conversion of signals from analog to digital formats and the converse. Industry applications, interfacing, and troubleshooting.

ELEC 76  FCC General Radiotelephone Operator License Preparation

2 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   Lab: 54
Advisory: ELEC 50B

Prepares qualified electronics and aviation technicians for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commercial General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL).

ELEC 81  Laboratory Studies in Electronics Technology

1-2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lab: 54-108
Advisory: ELEC 50B taken prior or concurrently

Extended laboratory experience supplementary to that available in the regular program. Allows the student to pursue more advanced and complex laboratory projects and experiments.

ELEC 91  Work Experience in Electronics

1-4 Units (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-300
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog
Advisory: ELEC 56

Provides actual on-the-job experience in electronics at an approved work site which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of five hours per week of supervised work (60 non-paid clock hours or 75 paid clock hours per semester) is required for each one unit of credit.

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