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Electronics Technology
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Sample Education Plan

This sample education plan represents one possible pathway through the program. Be advised that each university (UC, CSU, private, and others) has their own transfer requirements. Please see a counselor to create an education plan that is customized to meet your needs. Map is for reference only for the 2020-2021 catalog year. Please refer to the College Catalog (in pdf or flipbook format) for additional course descriptions.
CourseUnitsTypically Offered
1st Semester
ELEC 101 - D/C Electronic Circuits and DevicesM4.0
ELEC 101 - D/C Electronic Circuits and Devices (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement, or TCED 080
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the field of Direct Current (D/C) electricity/electronics. Emphasis is on the theory of operation, physical properties and characteristics of DC electrical/electronic circuits and devices. Students will analyze circuits and solve problems utilizing basic network analysis methods. The course will instruct students on 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. This course is for students that are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry and is part of the preparation leading to an A. S. Degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

ELEC 102 - A/C Electronic Circuits and DevicesM4.0
ELEC 102 - A/C Electronic Circuits and Devices (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: MATH 030 or 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement, or TCED 080
Advisory: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to the field of Alternating Current (A/C) electricity/electronics. Emphasis is on the theory of operation, physical properties and characteristics of AC electrical/electronic circuits and devices. Students will analyze circuits and solve problems utilizing basic network analysis methods. The course will instruct students on 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. This course is for students that are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry and is part of the preparation leading to an A. S. Degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
2nd Semester
ELEC 108 - Introduction to Solid State Devices and CircuitsM4.0
ELEC 108 - Introduction to Solid State Devices and Circuits (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ELEC 101 and 102
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to solid state devices used in the field of electronics. Emphasis is on the theory of operation, methods of fabrication, physical properties, and characteristics of semiconductor devices and circuits. Devices considered include diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) and field effect transistors (FETs), special diodes, thyristors (i.e., silicon-controlled rectifiers, or SCRs), digital and analog integrated circuits (ICs), and typical applications of each device in amplifier, regulator, oscillator, timer, and digital circuits. Students analyze circuits and solve problems utilizing basic network analysis methods. Laboratory work provides experience with the design and testing of basic solid state device circuits, including signal tracing and troubleshooting, use of meters, schematic diagrams, oscilloscopes, and common laboratory equipment. This course is for students who are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry, and is part of the preparation leading to an A.S. degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

ELEC 111 - Introduction to Digital ElectronicsM4.0
ELEC 111 - Introduction to Digital Electronics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ELEC 101 and 102
Transfers to: CSU

This course is an introduction to digital electronic principles common to all areas of electronics. The course emphasizes the study of number systems and representations such as binary codes, hexadecimal codes, and Boolean algebra; and covers topics including analysis and design of combinational and sequential logic circuits, gates, adders, transistor-transistor logic (TTL), small- and medium-scale integrated devices, programmable logic, simulation of digital circuits and complementary metal–oxide–semiconductors (CMOSs), and emitter-coupled logic (ECL) families. Laboratory work also provides experience with the design and testing of basic digital circuits, use of meters, schematic diagrams, oscilloscopes, and common laboratory equipment. This course is for students who are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry and is part of the preparation leading to an A.S. degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
3rd Semester
ELEC 211 - Advanced Digital ElectronicsM4.0
ELEC 211 - Advanced Digital Electronics (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ELEC 111
Transfers to: CSU

This course is a continuation of introduction to electronic digital principles common to all areas of electronics. Building on the foundations covered in ELEC 111, emphasis will be placed on the study of various types of Counters, A/D and D/A Converters, I-O Devices, Memories and an introduction to Micro Computers. Through laboratory work, students learn applications by constructing various circuits and devices. Advanced analysis and design of combinational and sequential Logic Circuits, Gates, Adders, TTL: small and medium scale integrated devices, programmable logic and simulation of digital circuits and ECL families will be covered. Laboratory work will also provide experience with the design and test of basic digital circuits, use of meters, schematic diagrams, oscilloscopes, and common laboratory equipment. This course is for students who are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry and is part of the preparation leading to an A.S. degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

ELEC 240 - Microprocessors and MicrocomputingM4.0
ELEC 240 - Microprocessors and Microcomputing (4.0 units)

Prerequisite: ELEC 211
Transfers to: CSU

This course provides a fundamental knowledge of the general architecture of microcomputers. Emphasis is on the study of organization and structuring of the major hardware and software components of computers, including the central processing unit (CPU) and some of the input/output (I/O) devices used to interface the CPU to various peripheral devices. The course considers the physical aspects of information transfer and control within a digital computer, and emphasizes network architecture, communication protocol, microprogramming instruction sets, and assembly language programming. Laboratory exercises focus on construction and deconstruction of a basic computer and testing and troubleshooting critical functions. This course is for students who are contemplating a career in the electrical/electronics industry and is part of the preparation leading to an A.S. degree or a Certificate in Electronics Technology.

Total Semester Units:8.0 
Total Units for Electronics Technology COA program 24.0 
Notes:
MMajor course; course may also meet a general education requirement
† Some classes may have higher units.
** this course has prerequisite, please click on course name to view.
GE = General Education Course. Some of these courses also meet degree requirements. Please see a counselor to find out which ones meet both the general education and degree requirement
M = Major Course
EL = Elective Course
   

Program Learning Outcomes

1

Students training in theory and practical skills will demonstrate the necessary requirements for preparation as electronics technicians.


2

Student will acquire the knowledge and hands- on skills demanded of modern electronics technicians.


3

Students will have the knowledge and skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in the applied electronics industry.


Gainful Employment Disclosures

  • This program is designed to be completed in ______
  • This program will cost $______ if completed within normal time (including books, materials, and additional fees). There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but are subject to change.
  • Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0* of debt. *Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.
  • License Requirements. This program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in California.

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