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Courses may be offered every semester or only when indicate in the description, for example Spring or Fall.  If a semester is not specified for a course, it may be available year round.   Please see the schedule page for current days and times of courses now being offered.


ELCT 5 CET Exam Preparation
2.0 Units
Covers all electronic circuits required by the Electronics Technicians Assn.  International for successful completion of the Certified Electronic Technician examination.  Includes DC and AC circuits, filters, thyristors, transistors, diodes, power supplies, and voltage regulators; also covers test equipment used in electronics including voltmeters, ammeters, oscilloscope frequency meters, and VTVM's.  Offered Summer.
ELCT 6 FCC License Preparation
2.0 Units
Designed for students enrolled in Electronics Communications Systems.   Topics include Element 3 Examination (General Radio Telephone) - provisions of   laws, treaties and regulations, radio operation procedures and practices; technical matters including fundamentals of electronics technology and maintenance techniques.  Offered Summer.
ELCT 7 A+ Certification Exam Preparation
2.0 Units
This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) A+ Certification Test as quickly and easily as possible. The course consists of a test-simulation-and-review software program that provides practice test with realistic questions, study guide, and reference materials.
 
ELCT 50 A+ Operating Systems Technologies
4.0 Units
This course is designed to prepare students to take the A+ Operating Systems Technologies Examination. Topics will include coverage of Operating Systems fundamentals for DOS, Windows 9x and Windows 2000;  knowledge of installing, configuring and upgrading Windows 9x and Windows 2000;  and how to diagnose and troubleshoot common problems relating to Windows 9x and Windows 2000.  This course will cover knowledge of network capabilities of Windows and how to connect to networks on the client side.

ELCT 51 C++ Programming for Electronics & Computer Technology
4.0 Units
This course is designed to introduce students to C++ programming for scientific applications in engineering technology through lecture and lab.  Topics will include writing C++ routines for analysis of electrical and electronics circuits, real time data acquisition and analysis, modeling of electronics components, interfacing with Lab View for data collection and processing, interfacing with MathCAD and Workbench.  Offered Fall & Spring

ELCT 53 Electronic Communication Principles
4.0 Units
Study of relevant aspects of modern communication principles. Topics include amplitude modulation transmission and reception, single-sideband communications, frequency modulation transmission and reception, television, and communications techniques. Offered Fall. (Prerequisite: ELCT 132 or equivalent course or experience)

ELCT 54 Electronic Communication Systems
4.0 Units
A study of modern communication systems. Topics include digital and data communications, transmission lines, wave propagation, antennas, wave guides and radar, microwave and lasers, and fiber optics. Weekly lecture and laboratory hours.Offered Spring. (Prerequisite: ELCT 53 or equivalent course or experience)

ELCT 57 Technical Mathematics for Electronic I
3.0 Units
This course is  designed to provide a basis for a clear mathematical understanding of the principles of DC electricity and electronics and their analysis. Covered are algebra, equations, power of 10, units and dimensions, special products and factoring, algebraic fractions, fractional equations, graphs, simultaneous equations, determinants and matrices, exponents and radical, and quadratic equations. Offered Fall. (No prerequisite)

ELCT 58 Technical Mathematics for Electronic II
3.0 Units
This course is  designed to provide a basis for a clear mathematical understanding of the principles of AC electricity and electronics and their analysis. Covered are inequalities, series, angles, trig functions, solution of right triangles, trig identities and equations, plane vectors, periodic functions, phasor algebra, and logarithms. Offered Spring.

ELCT 59 Technical Calculus for Electronic I
3.0 Units
This course is designed for students who are preparing for careers in electronics, electricity, computer, and related technical fields. Topes include fundamental concepts, introduction to calculus for electronics, functions, rates, limits, graphic differentiation, basic operations, derivatives, differentials, maxima and minima, and integrals. Offered Fall.

ELCT 60 Technical Calculus for Electronic II
3.0 Unit
This course in technical calculus for electronics continues the study of functions and further operations. Topics includes trig functions. logarithmic and exponential function, hyperbolic functions, partial derivatives, integration techniques, double integrals, infinite series, MacLaurin series, Taylor series, Fourier series, and introduction to differential equations. Offered Spring. This course may be taken two times.

ELCT 61 Basic Maintenance of Personal Computers
4.0 Units
This hands-on course is designed to provide non-technical personal computer (PC) users with the skills necessary to service and upgrade PCs. Activities include: computer assembly and disassembly, disk drive removal and installation, and memory expansion with integrated circuit (IC) chips. Installation and check out of special functions boards, such as FAX/modem, also will be demonstrated. Lectures describing the PC and its components are augmented with computer-aided independent instruction modules covering selected electronic principles related to the PC.  Weekly lecture and laboratory hours. (No prerequisites) 

ELCT 62 Personal Computer (PC): Servicing
3.0 Units
This hands-on course is design to provide the student skills to service, maintain, upgrade, and optimize personal  computer. Activities include: computer disassembly, component identification, using diagnostic software, configuring the computer, troubleshooting methods, hard drive removal and installation, floppy drive removal and installation, troubleshooting a malfunctioning computer, and introduction to advanced troubles shooting techniques.  Satisfies computer industries A+ certification requirements.  Weekly lab hours by arrangement.  (No prerequisite).

ELCT 63 Personal Computer (PC): Troubleshooting
3.0 Units
This course is a continuation of ELEC 62, Personal Computing Servicing.   This hands-on course is designed to provide comprehensive troubleshooting down to the component level.  Topics include: computer circuits, central processing unit (CPU) an support circuits, system monitors, input/output (I/O), system and secondary cache memory, video disk drives and their control, and troubleshooting techniques.   Weekly lab hours by arrangement. (No prerequisite;  Recommended:   ELEC 61, ELCT 62 or equivalent)

ELCT 69 Network Topologies and Cabling
2.0 Unit
This course provides both the technical instruction and the practical maintenance skills required to identify and layout common network topologies, and the type of cabling required for each. The course also includes hands-on projects configuring both a bus and star network, constructing the appropriate cables, installing the proper connectors, and testing the system using standard testing equipment. Weekly lab hours by arrangement.

ELCT 71 Principles of Digital Logic and Circuits
4.0 Units
This course covers semiconductors for digital circuits, digital logic circuits and digital integrated circuits; introduces Boolean Algebra, flip-flops and registers, sequential logic circuits and combinational logic circuits.  Students learn how digital circuits are used in semiconductor memories; how data is converted from analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog formats; and how to troubleshoot digital circuits. Lecture and laboratory hours. Offered Fall. (Prerequisite: ELEC 132 or equivalent). 

ELCT 73 Microprocessor Principles
4.0 Units
This course covers computer number systems and codes, computer arithmetic, programming, the internal register, structure of the 6800 and 6808 microprocessors, microprocessors interfacing to RAM, ROM, and various input/output devices, input and output data operations through a peripheral interface adapter, and applications of the PIA. Lecture and laboratory hours. Offered Spring

ELCT 77A Networking Technology and Practices
4.0 Units
This hands-on course is designed to provide the student with fundamental knowledge and skills needed by networking service and support personnel.  This course focuses on hands-on networking technology.  Topics include: installation and setup for different network operating systems, setup and administration of user's accounts, maintaining  network operation  Satisfies industry's Network+ certification and Novell's Networking Technologies exam requirements.  Lecture and laboratory hours.  (Prerequisite: ELCT 61.  Corequisite: ELCT 69).

ELCT 78A Cisco Networking Academy I
4.0 Units
Introduces the student to the computer network terminology, design principles, topology and protocols.  Topics include:  Open System Interconnection (OSI) model and industry standards, network topologies, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, network components, and basic network design. Satisfies Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam requirements.Lecture and laboratory hours.Offered Fall. (Prerequisite: ELCT 61 or ELCT 77)

ELCT 78B Cisco Networking Academy II
4.0 Units
An introductory course on Cisco router configuration and Cisco's routing protocols.  Topics include router elements, (RAM, ROM, CDP, show), methods of flow control used in networking, control router passwords, and Cisco IOS software commands for router startup.  Satisfies Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. Lecture and laboratory hours required. Offered Spring. (Prerequisite: ELCT 78A)

ELCT 78C Cisco Networking Academy III
4.0 Units
This course is a continuation to Cisco's Networking Academy II course, covering Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS) and networking switching.   Topics include Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) address and encapsulation types, Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) access lists and Service AccessPoint (SAP) filters to control basic Novell traffic, Local Area Network (LAN) segmentation using bridges and routers, and benifits of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANS). Satisfies Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam. Lecture and laboratory hours. Offered Fall. (Prerequisite: ELCT 78B)

ELCT 78D Cisco Network Academy IV
4.0 Units
 A continuation of Cisco Networking Academy III covering basic Wide Area Networking, Frame Relay, Integrated Services Digital Network (SDN) and Wide Area Network security.  Topics will include Wide Area Network Services, Frame Relay terms and features, configuring Frame Relay, Local Management Interface (LMI), maps and sub-interfaces, Wide Area Network (WAN) data Cisco routers, and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) networking.  Satisfies Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification exam requirements. Lecture and laboratory hours. Offered Spring. (Prerequisites: ELCT 78C) 

ELCT 78E Cisco Network Academy V
4.0 Units
This is the first of a four course series to prepare students for Cisco's CCNP certification exam.  Topics covered include an overview of scalable internetworks, managing IP traffic, configuring queuing to manage traffic, routing protocols, overview, extending IP addresses using VLSMs, configuring OSPF in a single area, interconnecting multiple OSPF areas, configuring enhanced IGRP, optimizing routing update operation and configuring BGP.  Lecture and laboratory hours.  (Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 78F Cisco Network Academy VI
4.0 Units
This is the second course of a four course series designed to prepare students for Cisco's CCNP certifications.  The course will cover the subject of Remote Access.  Topics will include the following: and overview of Wide Area Networks (WAN), modems and asynchronous connections, Point to Point Protocol (PPP), Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), dial-on-demand routing (DDR), Dialer Profiles, X.25, Frame Relay Traffic Shaping, WAN Backup Technologies, Queuing and Compression, Network Address Translation (NAT), Authentication and Accounting (AAA). (Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 78G Cisco Network Academy VII
4.0 Units
This is the third of a four course series designed to prepare students for Cisco's CCNP certification.  The course will cover the subject of Multilayer Switching.  Topics will include the following: Gigabit Ethernet, Switch Administration, Spanning-Tree Protocol, Inter-(Virtual Local Area Network) VLAN Routing, MLS (Multilayer Switching), CEF (Cisco Express Forwarding), Hot Standby Router Protocol, VTP (Virtual Trunking Protocol), Multicasting and Security.   Lecture and laboratory hours.(Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 78H Cisco Network Academy VIII
4.0 Units
This is the four and last course of a four course series designed to prepare students for Cisco's CCNP certification.  The course will cover troubleshooting and diagnostics of advanced and complex network topologies.Topics will include; Routing Protocols (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP4), Catalyst Switches, Campus TCP/IP Connectivity, VLANs, Giga EtherChannel, HSRP, Port Security, SNMP, multicasting, QoS, ISDN, Frame Relay, X.25 and POTS.(Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 78I Fundamentals of Network Security
4.0 Units
The course is designed for network professionals interested in securing the network infrastructure.  The course focuses on securing the network at the perimeter router through the use of the PIX Security Appliance.  The Fundamental of Network Security prepares candidates for the Cisco Firewall Specialist Certification as well as the foundation to the Virtual Private Network (VPN) Specialist Certification, Intrusion Detection System Specialist (IDS) Certification, Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP) Certification and Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professional Certification.  (Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 78J Fundamentals of Wireless LANs
4.0 Units
The Wireless LANs course focuses on the design, planning, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of wireless LANs.  It covers a comprehensive overview of the technologies, security and design best practices with particular emphases on hands on skills in the area of wireless setup and troubleshooting.  Topics include; Wireless LAN setup and troubleshooting, 802.11 (a, b, and g) technologies, WLAN site surveys, Resilient WLAN design and installations, WLAN security, and Vendor interoperability strategies.  The course also prepares network professionals for "Cisco Wireless LAN Support Specialist" certificate. (Prerequisites: ELCT 78D.  Grade Option) 

ELCT 79A Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
4.0 Units
This is the first in a series of courses required for Microsoft MCSE certification.  Topics include installing Windows 2000 Professional, installing Windows 2000 by using Windows 2000 Server Remote Installation Service (RIS), deploy service packs, manage and trouble shoot access to shared folder, manage shared printer, configure Advance Power Management (APM), encrypt data by using Encrypting File System (EFS), manage hardware profiles, and configure and troubleshoot TCP/IP protocol.

ELCT 79B Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer II
4.0 Units
No prerequisite. ELCT 79A recommended.  The second in a series of courses required for Microsoft MCSSE certification.  Topics include: installing and configuring Microsoft Windows 2000 server; unattended installation of Windows 2000 server, Microsoft Windows 2000 file systems and advanced file systems; active directory services; administering Microsoft Windows 2000 server; administering print services; network protocols and services; routing and remote access services; Microsoft Windows 2000 application servers.
ELCT 80 Fiber Optic Cabling
3.0 Units
This course is designed to introduce students to fiber optic communications, transfer equipment and cabling.  Students will explore fiber optics theory, operations of transfer equipment, assembly and repair of fiber optic cabling.   Weekly lab hours by arrangement.  (Prerequisite: ELCT 69).

ELCT 81 Soldering Theory and Techniques
1.0 Units
This hands-on course is designed to provide the student basic soldering theory and techniques.  Topics include: Soldering theory, types of soldering irons, soldering iron tips, soldering guns, soldering connections, and unsoldering techniques.   Course includes construction project. Weekly lab hours by arrangement.  (No prerequisite)

ELCT 83 Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) Networking
4.0 Units
Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) course is designed for persons with little of no background in networking technologies to setup, operate, maintain and troubleshoot office/home Local Area Network (LAN).  Topics include; Networking Components Identification an Installation, Installing, Configuring and Troubleshooting Basic Local Area Networks, Wireless Networking, Internet Access and Sharing, SOHO Network Security and Virus Protection, Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Network configurations and Resource Sharing, Video Conferencing for Telecommuters, and VoIP Networking.  (No prerequisites) 

ELCT 84 Computer Networking
3.0 Units
Students learn how to formulate network specifications, install, and maintain local area computer networks (LAN).  Topics and activities include:   fundamentals and protocols of data communications and communication architecture, selection, preparation, and installation of LAN cabling, network operating systems, and troubleshooting.  Student will install and configure modems, connect telephone lines, operate modems, and transfer files.  Weekly hours by arrangement. (No prerequisite; Recommended: ELEC 61 Basic Maintenance of Personal Computer)

ELCT 85 Optoelectronics: Fiber Optics
3.0 Units
This high-technology laboratory course demonstrates the use of fiber optics in a wide range of applications including office copy machines, biomedical instruments, telephone communications, aircraft equipment, consumer products and motor vehicles.  Topics include: operation and application of light emitters, detectors, fiber optic cables and associated hardware, data transfer, bar code scanning and contactless switching. Weekly hours by arrangement.

ELCT 86 Optoelectronics: Lasers
3.0 Units
Continuation of ELEC 85.  This high technology laboratory course emphasizes the principles and applications of lasers as used in telecommunication, consumer electronics, biomedical electronics, and industry. Topics include:   Principles of lasers, laser optics, drive and modulation circuits, lasers and fiber optics links, and audio video subcarrier modulation. Weekly hours by arrangement.

ELCT 87 Industrial Electronics: Industrial Control Systems, Devices and Circuits
3.0 Units
This course is designed to provide the student an opportunity to study a wide range of application of electronics found in industrial automation and robotics.  Topics include:  operational amplifiers, linear integrated circuits, generators and motors, control devices and circuits, transducers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs). PLC functions, ladder logic, programming and applications.   Weekly hours by arrangement.

ELCT 88 Industrial Electronics: Industrial Process Control Applications
3.0 Units
This course is designed to demonstrate a wide variety of electronic control systems and circuits which are controlled both manually and by use of the programmable logic controller (PLC).  Topics include: motors and generators, control devices, timing control devices, timing control, motor control, counting, position control, servomechanisms, and applications and troubleshooting.  Six hours weekly by arrangement.

ELCT 91 Microprocessor Interfacing
3.0 Units
This course is designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of interfacing a microprocessor with external sensing and activator systems.  Topics include microprocessor basics, buses, address decoding, 68HC1 I chip structure and internal features, instruction timing, switch decoding, interfacing with displays and adapters, I/O control techniques, data communications, serial/parallel conversion, interfacing to RAM, EPROMs, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog devices.  Offered Fall, Spring, Summer.  One hundred eight hours independent instruction required to complete.

ELCT 92 Microprocessor Applications
3.0 Units
Continuation of Microprocessor Interfacing.  This course concentrates on specific applications related to instrumentation and physical measurement.   Activities include constructing a microprocessor-controlled digital multimeter (DMM), thermometer, lightmeter, and photometer.  The student will analyze how strain gauges are used to measure force.  The student will design and a microprocessor/step motor interface and control circuit. One hundred eight hours independent instruction required to complete. (Prerequisite: ELEC 91 or equivalent)

ELCT 97 Telecommunications: Digital Communications
3.0 Units
This high technology laboratory course is designed to provide a broad background in the use of digital devices used in telephony, as well as in general digital communications.  Emphasis is placed on the telephone industry, both wireless and fiber optics telecommunications, and synthetic speech.  Topics include: digital communications, the subscriber telephone, the central office, and digitized speech. Weekly hours by arrangement.

ELCT 99 Telecommunications: Microwave Communications
3.0 Units
This high technology laboratory course is designed to provide a broad background in the use of microwave transmitters, receivers microwave components, and horn antennas.  Emphasis is placed on microwave communication links.  Topics include: voice, narrow band, audio wideband, television, video, fiber optics interfaces, pulse code modulation, and multiplexing signals.  Weekly hours by arrangement.

ELCT 110 Survey of Electronics and Computer Technology
3.0 Units
This course is intended for students who have a general interest in electronics and computer technology, history, and applications. Topics include electronics and computer technology, basic theory of electricity and magnetism, production of electricity and magnetism, control of the electron, electronic and computer components, tools of the trade, troubleshooting, electronic and computer math, applications and operating software.   CSU (No prerequisite)

ELCT 131 D.C. Circuit Theory and Analysis
4.0 Units
An in-depth analysis of DC theory and circuit operation. Topics include applications of Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws and their applications to series, parallel and series-parallel circuits, voltage dividers and bridge circuits, magnetism, electromagnetic induction, and network theorems, and an introduction to alternating voltages and currents. Weekly lecture and laboratory hours. CSU. Offered Fall, Spring. (Recommended corequisite: ELEC 57)

ELCT 132 A.C.Circuit Theory and Analysis
4.0 Units
An in-depth analysis of AC theory and circuit operation. Topics include the characteristics of inductors and capacitors and their response in AC circuits, RC and RL time constants, alternating current circuits, complex number analysis, network analysis, network analysis for AC circuits, resonance, filters. Weekly lecture and laboratory hours. CSU. Offered Spring, Summer. (Prerequisite: ELEC 131;   Recommended corequisite: ELEC 58)

ELCT 133 Solid State Devices and Circuits
4.0 Units
Semiconductor theory, algebraic and graphical analysis of semiconductor devices. To include bi-polar and field effect transistors, DC stability design and analysis, small signal parameters and AC equivalent circuits, class A and B power amplifiers, class C and other amplifiers, and frequency effects. Weekly lecture and laboratory hours. CSU. Offered Fall. (Prerequisite: ELEC 132 or equivalent course)

ELCT 134 Solid State Circuits Analysis
4.0 Units
Course focuses on linear-integrated circuits and their use in the design of circuits and instruments. Topics include operational amplifier theory and linear circuits, nonlinear OP-Amp circuits, regulated power supplies, oscillators and timers, thyristors, frequency domain, and frequency mixing. Weekly lecture and laboratory hours. CSU. Offered Spring. (Prerequisite: ELEC 133 or equivalent course)