Electronic Systems (ELDT)



100 Electronic Assembly and Certification - 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 42 and English 43 and Mathematics 38, each with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent, or Assessment Skills Levels W4 and R4 and M30.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is open to students with credit for Electronic Systems 110 or Digital Technology 100.
This is a combination electronic survey and electronic assembly course. Using a modular approach, students are systematically promoted from one electrical concept to the next. Topics include D.C. electronics, A.C electronics, semiconductors, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, digital gates, and fiber optics (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

123 Introduction to Digital Circuits - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 123L.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Electronic Systems 220, 223 or Digital Technology 223.
This course is an introduction to digital technology with an emphasis on understanding, constructing and troubleshooting integrated circuits. Course content includes number systems and codes, truth tables, Boolean functions, combinatorial logic, registers, counters and device characteristics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

123L Digital Circuits Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 123. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Electronic Systems 222A, 223L or Digital Technology 223L.

This laboratory course is designed to demonstrate the concepts studied in Electronic Systems 123 and to familiarize students with a variety of digital electronic components and circuits. Emphasis is placed on developing students' skills in designing, analyzing and constructing simple logic circuits including basic digital blocks, combinational networks, and sequential networks. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

124 Basic DC Electronics - 4 hours lecture, 4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 or 98, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 124L.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electronics 120A or Digital Technology 124.
This course is a study of basic electricity and electrical circuit concepts. Course content includes direct current (DC) series and parallel circuits, Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws, mesh and nodal analysis, Superposition Theorem, Thevenin's and Norton's Theorems. Throughout the course, students apply the concepts of basic electronics to solve problems commonly found in industrial settings. This course is designed for students interested in learning DC electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

124L Basic DC Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 or 98 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 124
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electronics 121A or Digital Technology 124L.
This laboratory course demonstrates the basic concepts of electricity and electrical circuits and familiarizes students with various electronic components and circuits. Course content is designed to develop students skills in reading schematic diagrams, fabricating simple circuits and safely using basic test equipment for measuring and troubleshooting. Equipment used in this lab includes volt-ohm-amp meters, digital multimeters (DMMs), and power supplies. This course is designed for students interested in acquiring laboratory skills in DC electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

125 AC Circuit Analysis - 4 hours lecture, 4 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 or 98, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 125L
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Digital Technology 125.
This course is a study of alternating current (AC) electronic concepts. Course material includes the study of inductor and capacitor transients in direct current (DC) circuits, alternating current (AC) electronic basics, impedance, phasors, power and energy in series, parallel and combination circuits, network theorems, transformers, passive filters and response curves. This course is designed for students interested in learning AC electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

125L DC/AC Circuit Analysis Laboratory with Pspice - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 or 98, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 125
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Digital Technology 125L.
This laboratory course demonstrates the basic concepts of hands-on and computer-assisted direct current and alternating current (DC/AC) circuit analysis. Equipment used in this course includes oscilloscopes, frequency counters, function generators, digital multimeters (DMM) and microcomputers utilizing industry standard software applications (PSpice). This course is designed for students interested in learning PSPICE and acquiring laboratory skills in AC electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

126 Using C and C++ for Technology - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 126L.
This course is an introduction to the C and C ++ programming languages as they apply to the analysis of the theoretical concepts of electronic technology. The course is structured around a variety of prepared programming assignments that emphasize problem solving techniques and use of the computer as a problem solving tool with applications in electronics. Students work with state of the art and industry standard microcomputers, hardware, software application programs, and compilers. This course is designed as preparation for majors in the field of Electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

126L Using C and C++ for Technology Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 126.
This course provides the laboratory component to the study of C and C++ programming languages as they apply to the analysis of the theoretical concepts of electronic technology. The course is structured around a variety of prepared programming assignments that emphasize problem solving techniques and use of the computer as a problem solving tool with applications in electronics. Students work with state of the art and industry standard microcomputers, hardware, software application programs and compilers. This course is designed as preparation for majors in the field of Electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

143 Semiconductor Devices - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent; and Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 143L.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Electronic Systems 140A or Digital Technology 143.
This course is an introductory study of the characteristics and operation of semiconductor devices and their associated circuitry. Emphasis is placed on junction diodes, bipolar-junction transistors, power supplies, feedback, linear integrated circuits (IC's), multistage amplifiers, push-pull amplifiers, junction field-effect transistors (JFETs), metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs) and PSpice analysis. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

143L Semiconductor Devices Laboratory - 4.5 hours lab, 1.5 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent; and Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 143.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Electronics Technology 142A or Digital Technology 143L.
This laboratory course focuses on the theoretical concepts of electronic devices and circuits through practical experimentation, Pspice analysis and computer simulation. Course content and materials include circuit operation, testing, troubleshooting and measurement of diodes, transistors and field-effect transistors (FETs), the use of computer-aided engineering software, microcomputers, oscilloscopes, digital multimeters (DMM's), function generators, and power supplies. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

144 OP-AMPS, Sensors and Computers - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 144L; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 143 and 143L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 144.
This course is a study of operational amplifier theory and circuit applications. Course content emphasizes sensors, transducers, data conversions, and the associated circuitry necessary to condition outputs for interface to a computer. Applications to analog-todigital and digital-to-analog conversions, optical sensors, displacement transducers and instrumentation devices are included. This course is designed as preparation for majors in the field of Electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

144L OP-AMPS and Sensors Laboratory - 4.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 144; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 143 and 143L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 144. This course is a study of operational amplifier theory and circuit applications. Course content emphasizes sensors, transducers, data conversions, and the associated circuitry necessary to condition outputs for interface to a computer. Applications to analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversions, optical sensors, displacement transducers and instrumentation devices are included. This course is designed as preparation for majors in the field of Electronics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU. 144L OP-AMPS and Sensors Laboratory 4.5 hours lab, 1.5 units

198 Computer Applications in Electronics - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 198.
This course is a presentation of computer applications in electronics through specific software and hardware currently utilized in local in electronics business and industry. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

224 Microprocessor Design - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 123 and Electronic Systems 123L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 224L.
This course is an applied study of digital circuits in microcomputer systems. Throughout the course, students examine the overall architecture of microcomputer systems, the interfacing of memory and input/output (I/O) devices, and machine language programming for the Z-80 microprocessor. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

224L Microprocessor Design Laboratory - 4.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 123 and Electronic Systems 123L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 224.

This laboratory course demonstrates the application of digital circuits in microprocessor systems. Course content includes assembly of printed circuit boards, troubleshooting of microprocessor-based designs and software/firmware design and troubleshooting. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

225 Microcontrollers - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 123, 124 and 225L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Mathematics 107 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course focuses on the fundamentals of both the hardware and software aspects of the microcontroller. Typical devices that are connected to the microcontroller are: switches, light emitting diodes, seven segment displays, stepper motors and a matrix keypad. An engineering evaluation board is used as the development system for the controller. Structured programming and flow charts are emphasized. Code is written in assembly language, compiled and then downloaded to the controller. This course is intended for students majoring in Engineering Technology. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

225L Microcontrollers Laboratory - 4.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Grade Only)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 123L, 124L and 225, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This laboratory demonstrates microcontroller applications. The course emphasizes microcontroller construction, design, programming and troubleshooting. Students conduct the laboratory with a software development kit (SDK) and microcontroller trainer equipment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

227 Introduction to Lasers and Fiber Optics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 227L; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 144.
This course is an introductory study of lasers, optical power meters, and laser systems designed to familiarize students with various industry supported lasers/fiber optics families. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a working knowledge of lasers and the ability to troubleshoot in the field. Topics covered include the properties of light, emission and absorption of light, lasing action, the temporal and spatial characteristics of lasers, optical energy, optical fibers, light sources, light receivers, fiber optic geometry, alignment and splicing techniques, communication links, and fiber optic system design. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

227L Lasers and Fiber Optics Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 227; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 124 and 124L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This laboratory course is designed to familiarize students with the elements and operation of lasers, optical power meters, and laser and fiber optics systems through experiments and projects conducted individually and in groups. This course provides students with the opportunity to enhance and further investigate the concepts presented in Electronic Systems 227. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

228 Communication Circuits - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 or 98, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 228L.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Electronic Systems 143, 143L, 144 and 144L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Digital Technology 228.
This course is a study of basic communication theory, circuitry, and troubleshooting including transmission and reception of Amplitude Modulated (AM), Frequency Modulated (FM), and digital signals. The course is intended for students seeking careers in radio, TV and digital data communication technology, and the telecommunication industry. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

228L Communication Circuits and Certification Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 228; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 143, 143L, 144, and 144L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 228L.
This laboratory course is a verification of the theoretical concepts of communication theory and mastery of the basic electronic instruments used in industry. This course is designed to prepare students to take the Associate Electronics Technician (CET) and the 3rd Class Radio Telecommunications Technician (NARTE) examinations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

229 Advanced Telecommunications Networks - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 229L; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 126, 126L, 228, and 228L, each with a grade of"C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a project-oriented course that focuses on local, metropolitan, and wide-area network hardware system design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting. Hardware topics presented include topologies, transmission media, access and interfacing techniques. Hardware technologies utilized include Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI), Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Fast Internet and Token Ring. This course prepares students to take the Network Plus exam. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

229L Advanced Telecommunications Networks Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Mathematics 96 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level M50; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 229; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 126, 126L, 228, and 228L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This is a team project-oriented course that familiarizes students with the hardware and software needed to establish, run, and maintain advanced telecommunications networks at the local, metropolitan, and wide-area levels. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

230 Advanced Computer Designs - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 230L; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 224 and 224L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 230.
This course is an advanced practical study of operating systems, chip sets, system board configurations, and bus architecture. Emphasis is placed on the application of digital course material to modern microprocessor-based systems from a design perspective. This project oriented course examines: microprocessor machine language programming, hardware devices, hardware designs, system clock generation, bus characteristics, tri-state characteristics, buffers, I/O techniques, major microprocessor family comparisons, timing diagrams, memory organization, ROM, EPROM, RAM, memory mapping, memory refresh, decoding techniques and chip level troubleshooting. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

230L Advanced Computer Designs Laboratory - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Grade Only)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 230; and completion of or concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 224 and 224L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 230L.
This is a practical course designed as a verification of the student's understanding of the theoretical concepts of computer and microprocessor based designs through construction and testing of a complete microcomputer system.Throughout the course, students work with several pieces of electronic test equipment currently used in the industry in order to build and troubleshoot their projects. Students are expected to locate and purchase necessary components and breadboarding materials. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

231 Advanced System Interfacing - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electronic Systems 224 and 224L, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent; and concurrent enrollment in Electronic Systems 230 and 230L.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 231.
This course is a continuation of the study of microprocessors and their support families. Course material emphasizes peripheral chips and various microprocessors that work together to add intelligence to modern electronic equipment. This course is designed to expose students to common usage microprocessor devices in order to gain a working knowledge of I/O techniques and to be able to troubleshoot in the field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

270 Work Experience Hours by Arrangement (One unit of credit is earned for each 75 hours of paid employment or 60 hours of volunteer work.) - 1-4 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from Work Experience Coordinator for registration. This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 270.
A program of on-the-job learning experiences for students employed in a job related to their major or their educational goals. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS; CSU.

290 Independent Study - 1-3 Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration. This course is not open to students with credit for Digital Technology 290. For advanced students in Electronic Systems or Electro-Optical Technology who wish to pursue special problems and projects relating to their particular subject area. The student meets with the instructor at specific intervals and is expected to do primary research, analyze problems and submit reports. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.