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

electronics

 

Chair: Roger Wolf

(323) 953-4000 ext. 2810 • JH312

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 PROGRAMS OFFERED


Associate of Science:

Electronic Systems Technology

Electronics Technology (Fast Track Program)

 

Certificate:

Basic Electronics

Electronic Systems Technology

Electronics Technology (Fast Track Program)

 

If you are interested in how things work, our Electronics programs will prepare you for entry-level positions related to computer hardware and electronics. Opportunities include: computer repair, manufacture, installation and design; manufacturing and/or repairing electronic equipment including transmission devices used by electronic utilities; machinery controls; telecommunications; wiring in buildings, automobiles, aircraft, robotics, printed circuit development; and more. Students completing one of the certificate programs can expect to enter high paying positions in the computer/electronics industries. With more experience and/or a Bachelor’s degree or advance trade certification (e.g. Electricians), entry-level technicians can advance in position and salary.

Our strength is our instructors and hands-on training. With years of real-world experience, our instructors bring quality instruction into the classroom that cannot be found in textbooks. Our smaller class size allows our instructors to give extra attention to the individual needs of each student. And, hands-on experience gives students the skills and confidence to be successful in the workforce.

 

 DEGREE PROGRAMS 


ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY

Associate in Science Degree

Career Program

This curriculum provides for the study of the technical aspects of applied electronics and is designed for persons seeking employment as an electronic technician, electronic service technician, communications technician, customer engineer, radiologic electronics specialist, electronic test technician, electronic research and development technician, or electronics equipment representative.

 

Successful completion of this curriculum will equip the graduate with  sufficient mathematics and theory to enter employment and achieve advancement in a variety of job titles. Laboratory and practical courses develop skills that are immediately useful to prospective employers and, as well, provide a foundation for more advanced skills which can be developed with a minimum of  on-the-job training.

 

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

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

Elcetronics 2............................................................................................3

Electronics 4*..........................................................................................4

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

 

Second Semester

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

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

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

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

 

Third Semester

Electronics 20..........................................................................................4

Electronics 22..........................................................................................4

 

Fourth Semester

Electronics 24......................................................................................... 4

Electronics 48......................................................................................... 4

 

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

*All majors are expected to take Electronics 4 and 10 during one se-mester. Students are urged to obtain assistance from department fac-ulty in planning their programs.

Suggested Electives: Computer Technology 36, Physics 11

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 collegecatalog "Graduation Requirements" section. Plan B is not designed for transfer to a four-yearcollege

.3 Units     English Composition

3 Units     Communication/Analytical Thinking

3 Units     Natural Sciences

3 Units     Humanities

3 Units     Social/Behavioral Sciences (including American History & Governments)

3-4 Units     Health/Physical Education

3-5 Units     Math Competency

 

 

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY (Fast Track Program)

Associate in Science Degree

Career Program

The fast track electronics program combines the best and most importantaspects of our traditional Electronics and Computer Technology Programsinto a seamless sequence of classes. The essential theory of electronicdevices and circuits are included, along with the theory and operation ofdigital circuits and microprocessor-based systems. Skills learned includethe use of test equipment, circuit design and stimulation, assembly and testof electronic circuits, and troubleshooting. We make extensive use of thelatest circuit design and stimulation software to assist you in visualizing andunderstanding how circuit work and how they are used in everyday systemslike personal computers, cell phones, DVD and television systems, etc.

After successful completion if this program the graduate can enter the in-dustry in a wide variety of entry level positions involved in electronic andcomputer fields (such as home/commercial security, computer manufactur-ing, digital communications, entertainment technology, and computer sys-tem networking), or transfer to California State University Los Angeles for abachelor’s degree in technology, engineering, or computer science.

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

First Semester

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

Electronics 151........................................................................................5

Electronics 152........................................................................................4

Second Semester

Electronics 153........................................................................................6

Electronics 154........................................................................................6

Third Semester

Electronics 155........................................................................................4

Electronics 156........................................................................................4

Electronics 81..........................................................................................1

Electronics 82..........................................................................................1

Electronics 87..........................................................................................1

Electronics 95..........................................................................................2

Total Units.............................................................................................38

 

 

 CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 


Basic Electronics

Certificate

A certificate in Basic Electronics will be issued by the Mathematics Depart-ment upon application by the student to the department with the successfulcompletion of the following courses. All students must receive a satisfactorygrade or better to meet certificate requirements.

COURSES                                                                               UNITS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Total Units............................................................................................ 30

Recommended Electives: Electronics 81, 83, and 87

 

 

Electronic Systems Technology

Certificate

A certificate in Electronic System Technology will be issued by the Math-ematics Department upon application by the student to the department withthe successful completion of the following courses.All students must receive a satisfactory grade or better to meet certificaterequirements.

COURSES                                         UNITS

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Electronics 20..........................................................................................4

Electronics 22..........................................................................................4

Electronics 24..........................................................................................4

Electronics 48..........................................................................................4

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

 

 

Electronics Technology (Fast Track Program)

Certificate

A certificate in Electronics Technology (Fast Track Program) will be issuedby the Mathematics Department upon application by the student to the de-partment with the successful completion of the following courses.All students must receive a satisfactory grade or better to meet certificaterequirements.

COURSES                                       UNITS

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

Electronics 151........................................................................................5

Electronics 152........................................................................................4

Electronics 153........................................................................................6

Electronics 154........................................................................................6

Electronics 155........................................................................................4

Electronics 156........................................................................................4

Electronics 81..........................................................................................1

Electronics 82..........................................................................................1

Electronics 87..........................................................................................1

Electronics 95..........................................................................................2

Total Units.............................................................................................38

 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 

 

NOTE: Not every class is offered each semester. Refer to the current class schedule for current class offerings.

PREREQUISITES: Specified prerequisites must be completed with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

 

ELECTRONICS 2

Introduction to Electronics and Computer Technology

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture 1 hour. aboratory 3 hours.

An exploratory course for students interested in electronics and computertechnology which will and computer technology, which will cover the follow-ing topics: careers in electronics, computer technology, circuits, and assem-bly techniques, including soldering testing and troubleshooting. Studentswill build a useful electronic product.

ELECTRONICS 4

Fundamentals of Electronics I

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: Electronics 10.

Advisory: English 21/73 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

This course presents the concepts of direct current circuits, including thebasics of electricity, series parallel circuits, meters, batteries, resistors, andmagnetism. The laboratory emphasizes the development of skills in the analy-sis of circuits and the use of test equipment.

 

ELECTRONICS 6

Fundamentals of Electronics II

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 4 with satisfactory grade or better or equivalent.

Co-requisite: Electronics 12.

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

This course gives a detailed study of alternating current theory and applications. The topics include reactance, impedance, resonance, transformers, coupling, filters, bandpass and time constants.  The laboratory emphasizes skills in the use of test equipment in AC circuits.

 

ELECTRONICS 8

Electron Devices

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 4 with satisfactory grade or better or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Presents the nature and operation of solid-state devices including diodes, transistors, and field effect devices.  Includes simple circuit applications.       

 

ELECTRONICS 10

Mathematics of Electronics I 

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Lecture 3 hours.

Introduces method and techniques for the solution of basic DC circuit problems. Includes the study of algebraic operations, simple linear equations, algebraic fractions, ratio and percent, graphing, and use of the electronic calculator.

 

ELECTRONICS 12

Mathematics of Electronics II

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Perquisite:  Electronics 10 with satisfactory grade or better or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours.

This course develops a proficiency in the use of algebra, trigonometry, complex numbers, logarithms and determinants, as needed in electronics calculations. The techniques of network solutions are emphasized including Kirchhoff’s and Ohm’s laws, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems.

 

ELECTRONICS 20

Electronics Circuits I

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 6 and 8 with satisfactory grades or better or equivalent

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Applications of electronic devices such as diodes, junction and field effect transistors, and silicon controlled rectifiers to signal and power amplifiers, multistage amplifiers, differential amplifiers, and special functions. Circuit analysis problems are solved in the laboratory and using computer simulations.

 

ELECTRONICS 22

Electronics Circuits II

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 6 and 8 with satisfactory grades or equivalent

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Introduces the concepts of electronics systems by examining details of AM and FM radio communications, circuits, and theory. Includes radio frequency propagation, transmission line theory, antenna theory, and generation and detection of radio waves. The techniques of scientific trouble shooting are included.

 

ELECTRONICS 24

Electronics Circuits III

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 20 and 22 with satisfactory grades or better or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Extends the study of the systems concept into more sophisticated electronics, including video and television systems. Includes transmission and broadcast of television signals, and digital-analog hybrid systems for audio and video processing and display. The laboratory emphasizes analysis and trouble shooting with the oscilloscope.

 

ELECTRONICS 48

Integrated Circuits

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 20 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Applications of the integrated circuit operational amplifier such as amplifiers, active filters, and oscillators. Includes analog-digital and digital-analog conversion, digital-analog systems integration, and use of operational amplifiers in robotics and environmental sensing.

 

ELECTRONICS 81

Projects Laboratory

1 UNIT – (RPT 3) (A)

Course designed to give electronics and computer technology students experience in the following techniques: Identification of devices and components, soldering and desoldering, printed circuit assembling, electronics drafting, and chassis fabrication.

 

ELECTRONICS 82

Advanced Projects Laboratory

1 UNIT - (CSU)  (RPT 2)

Prerequisite: Electronics 81 with a satisfactory grade or equivalent.

Advisory: Electronics 4.

This course amplifies the skills learned in Electronics 81 by applying those skills to more advanced projects. These include enclosure design and development, electronic device integration, industrial applications and computer technology driven systems. Includes basic techniques of circuit board prototyping and production.

 

ELECTRONICS 87

Technical Documentation

1 UNIT - (CSU) (RPT3)

Open to all students. This course addresses the critical topics of technical documentation related to electronics and computer technology. Topics will include report writing, experiment documentation, technical memoranda, proposals, and oral technical presentations. Offered as open entry open exit.

 

ELECTRONICS 95

Technical Drawing

2 UNITS - (CSU) (RPT1)

Open to all students. This course covers ANS-Y/4. 1990 Standards for technical drawing. Provides exercises in orthographic drawing, isometric pictorial representation, developments, dimensions, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT) using a variety of current Computer Aided Design and Drafting applications.

 

ELECTRONICS 101

Science of Electronics

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory:  Electronics 2

A survey of electronics technology in the context of the principles of science.  The application of the methods of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to topics ranging from basic circuits to complex integrated devices, and the products that use them. Includes topics in electronic music, computers, robotics, digital communication, and a variety of existing technologies.  Social, political, and economic impacts of electronic technology are explored.

 

ELECTRONICS 105

Electrician’s Examination Preparation

5 UNITS - (A)

 

Prepares the student for the “General Journeyman Electrician” Certification examination of the State of California.  Reviews electricity principles and fundamentals, installations and services, feeders and branch circuits, grounding and bonding, conductors and cables, Low-voltage circuits and communications, special occupancies, special equipment, motors, power and conditioning equipment, testing/testing equipment, lighting, raceways and boxes, emergency systems, fire detection and alarm systems.

 

ELECTRONICS 151

Electronics I

5 UNITS - (CSU)

Co-requisite: Electronics 152.

This course provides the theory and practical hands-on skills required to work with and design fundamental electronic circuits. Topics include Ohm’s Law and power formulas, series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, direct and alternating current circuit analysis, magnetism, and inductance and capacitance. The laboratory provides hands-on training in the design and operation of basic circuits and the use of test equipment.

 

ELECTRONICS 152

Electronics II

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Co-requisite: Electronics 151 with a satisfactory grade or better.

This course provides the essential mathematics necessary to support the theory and laboratory practices of Electronics 151. Extensive use of the calculator is emphasized as a tool for quick and accurate computations involved in circuit analysis. Topics include Ohm’s Law, circuit formulas, and powers, roots, trigonometric functions, and logarithms as they are applied to electronic circuit problems.

 

ELECTRONICS 153

Electronics III

6 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 151 with a satisfactory grade or better.

This course provides theory related to and practical applications of semiconductor electronic devices. Topics include atomic theory as it applies to semiconductors, diodes, and transistors; transistor circuit configurations, operational amplifier theory, and the use of the operational amplifier device in typical electronic and computer circuitry. The laboratory provides hands-on skills in the design and construction of typical circuits and the use of test equipment.

 

ELECTRONICS 154

Electronics IV

6 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite: Electronics 151 with a satisfactory grade or better.

This course provides instruction in computer logic circuits and microprocessor technology. Topics include Boolean Algebra and computer logic, gates, flip-flops and other circuit elements, the microprocessor as a device, microprocessor system design, and the electronics and programming required to incorporate a microprocessor into a digital or analog system.

 

ELECTRONICS 155

Electronics V

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Electronics 153.

This course provides advanced theory related to electronic devices and their analog applications.  Topics include oscillators, regulated power supplies, analog-digital and digital-analog-converters, introduction to radio frequency theory, modulation, transmission line, antenna, and analog systems as in audio and video analog systems.  The laboratory provides hands-on skills in the design, construction, and troubleshooting of typical circuits and the use of test equipment.

 

ELECTRONICS 156

Electronics VI

4 UNITS – (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Electronics 154

This course presents the technology involved in the design and implementation of intelligent machines using top-down systems approach.  Topics include programmable logic devices, complex microprocessors, embedded controllers, and input/output devices using microprocessor-based machines.   The laboratory involves system design using CAD software, construction of prototypes, and microprocessor programming.

 

 

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