Prerequisite:ETEC 102, ETEC 103
Transfers to: CSU
This introductory course in the fundamentals of alternating current (AC) electricity, is for students already working as or seeking employment as an electrician, and who want to meet occupational goals, continue their education, or increase their skill levels. Emphasis is placed on the theory of the operation, physical properties, and characteristics of AC electrical/electronic circuits and devices. Students analyze circuits and solve problems using basic network analysis methods, and learn about the arrangement of circuit diagrams, proper identification of circuit/device symbols, and use of wiring schematics. Laboratory work provides experience with the design and test of basic electrical circuits, use of meters, schematic diagrams, oscilloscopes, and common laboratory equipment; hands-on lab exercises reinforce these concepts. The course requires previous coursework in direct current (DC) electricity and math, including right angle trigonometry.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921