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LOS ANGELES CITY COLLEGE | 08-09 CATALOG [REV. 11/08]

computer technology

 

 

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Associate of Science:

Computer Technology

 

Certificates:

Computer Technology

CompTIA A+ Certification

CompTIA Network+ Certification

 

The computer technology curriculum has been developed to provide train-ing in the principles underlying the design of modern computer systems.The program presents theory of computer architecture and design, op-eration of equipment, and diagnostic programming. Emphasis is placedon essential electronics, design of digital systems used in robotics, auto-mation and industrial control, data processing, and networking. Practicalaspects of maintenance, troubleshooting, and integration of digital andanalog systems are included.
 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Associate of Science Degree

Career Program

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester              

Computer Technology 1..........................................................................4

Electronics 2..............................................................................................3

Electronics 4..............................................................................................4

Electronics 10............................................................................................3

Second Semester

Computer Technology 20.......................................................................4

Electronics 6..............................................................................................4

Electronics 8..............................................................................................4

Electronics 12............................................................................................3

Third Semester

Computer Technology 30.......................................................................4

Computer Technology 36.......................................................................4

Fourth Semester

Computer Technology 46.......................................................................4

Computer Technology 48.......................................................................4

Total Units.................................................................................................45

To complete general education requirements in this area of study, Plan B for the AA/ASDegree is required.

PLAN B: Please consult with a counselor about specific courses needed or see the college catalog"Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-year college

.3 UnitsEnglish Composition

3 UnitsCommunication/Analytical Thinking

3 UnitsNatural Sciences

3 UnitsHumanities

3 UnitsSocial/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 UnitsHealth/Physical Education

3-5 UnitsMath Competency

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 


COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Certificate

A Computer Technology certificate will be issued by the Mathematics De-partment upon application by the student to the department with the suc-cessful completion of the following courses. All students must receive asatisfactory grade or better to meet certificate requirements.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

Computer Technology 1...........................................................................4

Computer Technology 20.........................................................................4

Computer Technology 30.........................................................................4

Computer Technology 36.........................................................................4

Computer Technology 46.........................................................................4

Computer Technology 48.........................................................................4

Electronics 2............................................................................................3

Electronics 4............................................................................................4

Electronics 6............................................................................................4

Electronics 8............................................................................................4

Electronics 10..........................................................................................3

Electronics 12..........................................................................................3

Total Units.............................................................................................45

 

PROGRAM IN CompTIA A+ CERTIFICATIONSkills CertificateLos Angeles City College offers a program for preparation for the CompTIAA+ Computer Systems certificate, and industry standard certification for thosewho work with computer hardware and systems software. Upon completingthis short program, the student is fully prepared to sit for the CompTIA A+Certification Examination. The CompTIA A+ Examination itself is adminis-tered outside of Los Angeles City College. The Mathematics Departmentwill issue a completion certificate upon application by the student with thesuccessful completion of the following courses. Students must receive asatisfactory grade or better to meet certificate requirements..

 

COURSES                                        UNITS

Computer Technology 1...........................................................................4

Computer Technology 12.........................................................................4

Computer Technology 14.........................................................................4

Electronics 2 or 4 or 6...........................................................................3 or 4

Total Units............................................................................................15 or 16

PROGRAM IN CompTIA NETWORK+ CERTIFICATION

Skills Certificate

Los Angeles City College offers a program for preparation for the CompTIANetwork+ Certificate, the industry standard certification for those who install,configure, and operate local and wide area networks of computers. Uponcompleting this program, the student is fully prepared to sit for the CompTIANetwork+ Certification Examination.

COURSES                                        UNITS

 

Computer Technology 1...........................................................................4

Computer Technology 4...........................................................................4

Computer Technology 15.........................................................................4

Total Units..................................................................................................12

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 1

Introduction to Computer for Technicians

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.No UC credit if taken after Spring 1994.Provides an introduction to computer hardware, physical design of comput-ers, dataflow, coding systems, input/output devices, and data storage tech-niques. Discusses machine-program interaction, operating systems, and in-terfacing. The laboratory presents low level systems communication andoperation.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 4

Introduction to Computer Networks

4 UNITS - (A)

Advisory: Computer Technology 1 or equivalent.Introduces the concepts of networking, the OSI Model; methods of signalingand encoding; interfaces, modems, and transmission media; and examinesthe most important protocols involved in moving data over a communicationnetwork.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 12

Introduction to Computer Hardware

4 UNITS - (CSU)

One of two courses on the computer hardware and operation to preparestudents for CompTIA A+ certification exam. Includes technology of hard-ware components: microprocessors, RAM, BIOS/CMOS, expansion bus,motherboard, power supply, HDD, FDD, CD, DVD, video, and sound, andhow these form a working system, maintenance and simple troubleshooting

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 14

A-Plus Certification Preparationtc

4 UNITS - (A)

One of two courses on the computer hardware and operation to preparestudents for CompTIA A+ certification exam. Includes technology of por-table computers, printers, understanding, installing and upgrading MicrosoftWindows operating systems, working with the Windows Command LineInterface, troubleshooting and maintenance of Windows, essentials of com-puter security, networking, and internet

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 15

CompTIA Network+ Certification Preparationtc

4 UNITS

Prerequisite: Computer Technology 4 with a satisfactory grade.Advisory: Computer Technology 1 and 12.Provides an in-depth examination of the technology and skills necessary toinstall, configure, and operate local and wide-area computer networks. Pre-pare the student for the CompTIA Network+ Certification examination.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 20

Computer Logic and Arithmetic

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 4 and 8 with a satisfactory grade.A study of the principles and applications of the logic devices used in digitalsystems, including the number systems, Boolean algebra, logic and truthtables, logic gates and bistable devices.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 30

Introduction to Microprocessors

4 UNITS - (A)Prerequisite: Computer Technology 20 with a satisfactory grade.A survey of various microprocessor units with in-depth analysis and operation of a selected microprocessor. Emphasis is placed on the architecture,instruction set, I/O interfacing, and typical applications of the selected de-vices.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 36

Digital Devices and Circuits

4 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Computer Technology 20 with a satisfactory grade.Covers digital integrated circuit devices such as registers, counters, encoder/decoder, multiplexer/demultiplexer. Memory devices, and programmable logicarrays. Laboratory emphasizes use of dual-trace oscilloscope.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 46

Microprocessor Input/Output Devices

4 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Computer Technology 30 with a satisfactory grade.Co-requisite: Computer Technology 48.Presents the theory and operation of input/output devices commonly usedwith microprocessor based systems. Includes the technologies used in diskdrives, video displays, analog digital conversions, printers, and similar de-vices. Procedures for interfacing I/O systems are included.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 47

Data Communications and Networking I

4 UNITS - (A)

An introductory course in data communications and networking for the tech-nician. The student will install and test modems and networks on PC com-puter systems.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 48 

Microprocessor Systems

4 UNITS - (A

Prerequisite: Computer Technology 30 with a satisfactory grade.Co-requisite: Computer Technology 48.Examines selected topics in advanced microprocessor based systems, in-cluding advanced architectures, industrial control and robotics, networks,and multi user and multi processor systems. Laboratory is design oriented,and includes a project or term paper, field trips, seminars, and guest speak-ers..

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 119

Digital Home Technology Integrator Certification

Preparation

6 UNITS

Prepares the student for the “CompTIA-DHTI+ Certification Exam”. Reviewsprinciples of home technology systems, structured wiring, home computernetworks design and installation, distributed audio/video systems, homelighting management systems, home communication systems, HVAC andwater management, security and surveillance systems, home access controlsystems

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 120

Printed Circuit Board Design and Layout

5 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Computer Technology 20 with a satisfactory grade.Advisory: Computer Technology 30.Presents the skills and techniques involved in the design and layout of printedcircuit boards (PCB’s) for electronic devices and systems. Topics includecomponent operation and characteristics, schematic capture, drawing gen-eration, porting netlists to PCB layout software, and layout and routing ofboards and generation of artwork.

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY 121

Printed Circuit Board Design Analysis

5 UNITS - (CSU)

Continues the work of the Computer Technology 120 by introducing compo-nent modeling, operating parameters, and circuit function simulation usingSPCE and other simulation software. Topics include use of simulation soft-ware, virtual test equipment, analysis of circuit operation, modification ofcircuits to meet specifications and test criteria.

COMPUTER TECH 185 Directed Study — 1 UNIT    (CSU)

COMPUTER TECH 285 Directed Study — 2 UNITS  (CSU)

COMPUTER TECH 385 Directed Study — 3 UNITS  (CSU)

Conference 1 hour per unit.These courses allow students in Computer Technology to pursue DirectedStudy on a contract basis under the direction of a supervising instructor.Credit Limit: A maximum of 3 units in Directed Study may be taken for credit.*Prerequisites: Computer Technology 1 or 12 and concurrent enrollment orcompletion of Computer Technology 20.


 

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