This department is in the division of Applied Technology, Transportation & Culinary Arts.

Electricity/Electronics

The Electricity/Electronics curriculum is designed to provide entrylevel job training in this broad and expanding field.

Overview

These classes lead to trainee positions in maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the area of specialization. Students who seek a Certificate or an Associate of Science Degree in the fields of: 1) Electronics Technology, 2) Communication Engineering Technology, 3) Computer Engineering Technology, 4) Electric Power Technology, or 5) Avionics Technology, will complete a series of Electronics Technology courses common to electricity, communications, and computers and then complete the appropriate area of specialization. A certificate is also available in the General Electrician Certification Program.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in electronics should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.

Degrees/Certificates

Electronics Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology.  It also prepares students for entry-level positions in electronics maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of electronics technology.  Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. Students should have normal color vision, hand/eye coordination and the ability to lift over 50 pounds.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
 
Total Units 34
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic technology

Avionics Technology A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Avionics Technology, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units). 

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
AERO 021 * Aviation Fundamentals 3
AERO 040 Instrument Ground School 4
ELECTR 220C FCC Rules and Regulations 3
ELECTR 250C Radio Transmitters, Receivers and Antennas 4
ELECTR 257C Navigation and Communication Systems 4
 
Total Units 52
 
*AERO 052 & 053 can be substituted for AERO 021 & 040
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer a core curriculum to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex navigational and airborne communications circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of avionics technology

Avionics Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology as it applies to avionics. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in aircraft electricity, maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of avionics technology. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
AERO 021 * Aviation Fundamentals 3
AERO 040 Instrument Ground School 4
ELECTR 220C FCC Rules and Regulations 3
ELECTR 250C Radio Transmitters, Receivers and Antennas 4
ELECTR 257C Navigation and Communication Systems 4
 
Total Units 52
 
*AERO 052 & 053 can be substituted for AERO 021 & 040
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer a core curriculum to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex navigational and airborne communications circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of avionics technology

Communication Engineering Technology A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Communication Engineering Technology, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units).

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 220C FCC Rules and Regulations 3
ELECTR 250C Radio Transmitters, Receivers and Antennas 4
ELECTR 255C Telephone and Data Networking 4
 
Total Units 45
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex communications systems
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic communications technology

Communication Engineering Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology as it applies to communication engineering. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in electronics communication maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of communication engineering technology. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 220C FCC Rules and Regulations 3
ELECTR 250C Radio Transmitters, Receivers and Antennas 4
ELECTR 255C Telephone and Data Networking 4
 
Total Units 45
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex communications systems
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic communications technology

Computer Engineering Technology A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Computer Engineering Technology, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units).

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 280C Computer Operation and Maintenance 4
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
 
Total Units 38
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer a core curriculum to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital computer circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of computer technology

Computer Engineering Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology as it applies to computer engineering. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in computer maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of computer engineering technology. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 280C Computer Operation and Maintenance 4
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
 
Total Units 38
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  2. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital computer circuits
  3. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  4. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of computer technology

ELECTRIC POWER TECHNOLOGY A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Electric Power Technology, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units).

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELEC 216C Introduction to Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 217C Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 218C Controlling Industrial Electricity 4
 
Total Units 46

Electric Power Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology as it applies to industrial electricity. The curriculum prepares students for entry-level positions in electrical maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of electric power technology. Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
ELEC 216C Introduction to Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 217C Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 218C Controlling Industrial Electricity 4
 
Total Units 46
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, diagram the information in the correct sections of the National Electrical Code and install electrical wiring and components
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic technology

Electronics Technology A.S. Degree Major

To graduate with a specialization in Electronics Technology, students must complete all requirements for the certificate with a grade of C or better plus the general breadth requirements for the Associate Degree (minimum total = 60 units).

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
 
Total Units 34
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic technology

Electronics Technology Certificate

This certificate is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of electronics technology.  It also prepares students for entry-level positions in electronics maintenance, installation, field service, networking, and apprenticeship in the field of electronics technology.  Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. Students should have normal color vision, hand/eye coordination and the ability to lift over 50 pounds.

REQUIRED COURSES: Units
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 155 Electronic Drawing and Assembly 3
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
ELECTR 266 Microprocessor Technology with Assembly Language 4
ELECTR 270 Linear Integrated Circuit Analysis 4
 
Total Units 34
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be prepared to transfer to an accredited, 4-year college or university with junior class standing in electronics technology or a related major
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits
  4. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures
  5. Be eligible to sit for industry/Federal-style examinations on the theory and procedures of electronic technology

General Electrician Certificate

This certificate will allow an "Electrician Trainee" to sit for the California State General Electrician Certification examination.  These courses also satisfy the continuing education requirement every three years for certified electricians.
REQUIRED COURSES: Units
OSHA 030 Federal OSHA Outreach: Construction Industry Safety 2
ELEC 216C Introduction to Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 217C Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 218C Controlling Industrial Electricity 4
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 230 Semiconductor Devices 3
ELECTR 235 Solid State Circuit Analysis 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
INSPEC 014D Advanced Construction Inspection: National Electrical Code (NEC) 3
INSPEC 024D Community Relations for Civil Service Employees 3
KIN 231 First Aid and CPR 3
TECALC 087 Technical Calculations 4
 
Total Units 46
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Be eligible to sit for California State General Electrician Certification examination on the theory and procedures of electrical technology
  2. Select and operate electronic test equipment during troubleshooting and repair operations, with an emphasis on safety in use and accuracy in results
  3. Select the proper section of the National Electrical Code and electrical blueprints, to properly inspect, and estimate the costs associated with for residential and commercial wiring
  4. Analyze, interpret, and trace digital logic diagrams used in signal tracing of complex digital circuits
  5. Effectively communicate with and advise customers and co-workers, both written and orally, regarding the progress of and decisions made concerning test and repair procedures

Green Technician Certificate

This program is designed to provide students with fundamentals of renewable energy systems and related sustainability concepts that will prepare them for entry level jobs. DC and AC electrical theory, solar power systems design, installation and maintenance issues, along with OSHA construction safety are covered.
Entry-Level certification into the Solar Photovoltaic Industry;  
 
Green Technician courses, all required-- Units
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELEC 091 Fundamentals of Solar Energy 3
OSHA 030 Federal OSHA Outreach: Construction Industry Safety 2
 
Total Units 13

Industrial Automation Certificate

Students will be prepared for high paying careers in the many existing and future automated manufacturing plants, smart warehouses, and high technology distribution and material handling centers, usually located near major railroad hubs, airports, and interstate freeways. Nearly every product in the supply chain is processed through a complex network of automated material handling, transportation, and logistics centers. This certificate program focuses on the electronic technology responsible for monitoring, controlling, and actuating automated processes involved with all phases of material processing, packaging, and handling systems. Students will be equipped with technical information on mechanical, electrical, analog and digital electronics, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Programmable Automation Controllers (PACs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, fluid power systems, computer hardware and software, networking, interfacing, robotics, sensors and actuators typically used in automated equipment.

These courses are all required for the Industrial Automation certificate: Units
OSHA 035 Federal OSHA Outreach: General Industry Safety 2
ELECTR 110 Direct Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 111 Direct Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELECTR 115 Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 3
ELECTR 116 Alternating Current Circuit Laboratory 1
ELEC 101 Supply Chain Technology 3
ELEC 217C Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 218C Controlling Industrial Electricity 4
ELEC 219C Industrial Electronic Systems Controls II 4
ELECTR 265 Digital Logic Design 4
 
Units
 
Total Units 29
PROGRAM LEVEL OUTCOMES:
  1. Creating Radio Frequency identification (RFID) and optical bar-code reading and communication systems
  2. Using PLCs, VFDs, and HMIs in the design, configuration and control of conveyor belt systems for the supply chain industry
  3. Composing written documents on occupation safety and health in general industry, demonstrating a high level of competency
  4. Using quantitative measurement of electrical circuit parameters; assemble and test, both direct current (DC), and alternating current (AC), series, parallel, and combination series parallel circuits
  5. Delivering formal presentations as required by technicians working the field of supply chain technology, on a variety of subjects, to a wide range of audiences

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