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Transfer Courses
All courses numbered 100 or higher are transferable to the California State Universities (CSU). Courses that are transferable to the University of California are designated 'UC.' Some of these courses have limits on the amount of credit that is granted. See the UC Transferable Course List available in the Counseling Center or Transfer Center for these limitations. Courses that are non-credit or not AA degree applicable are designated with the letter 'N' preceding the course number. Identification of courses that have been accepted into the California Articulation Number (CAN) system appears after the course title.
ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

Electronics A047- Elec Problem Solving (3)
Topics from basic algebra and trigonometry will be applied toward the solution of both DC and AC passive circuitry problems.

Electronics A101- Robotics 1 Mech/Design (4)
Design a robot to tournament specifications. Analyze, diagnose, modify, calibrate document the prototype. Project –based hands-on learning strategies focus on mechanical structures in robot design and function and the physical laws that govern design including but not limited to: braces, beams, brackets, motors, gears, wheels, transmitter, receiver, etc. This course may be taken two times. COREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A170. ADVISORY: High School Physics, Electronics Technology A047 or concurrent enrollment. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A135- Intro to Digital Logic (3.5)
Introduction to logic as it applies to discrete Boolean mathematics, deductive reasoning, and digital applications including: computer programming, architecture, and embedded systems. The course begins with an in-depth study of: obverse, inverse, AND/ OR logical operations. Boolean algebra techniques are applied to simplify complex equations. Students will build, measure, test, analyze, and troubleshoot: series, parallel and complex circuits. In addition, students will read documentation commonly found in industry, i.e. schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology 047 or concurrent enrollment. ADVISORY: Electronics Technology A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A140- Technical Electronics (3)
An introduction to electricity and electronics for non-technicians. Vocabulary, power, voltage, current, resistance, safety, test equipment, circuits and devices are studied. Students will build, test, and troubleshoot circuits and devices. In addition, students will learn how to read documentation commonly found in industry i.e., schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures. ADVISORY: Electronics Technology A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A146- Intr Computr Installatn (3)
This course will teach the student how to connect peripheral devices to a PC, upgrade and build computers with the hardware and software provided in class, and troubleshoot common problems. The student will prepare a rescue kit for their home computer. This course may be taken four times. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A150- D.C. Circuits (3)
Principles of Direct Current (DC) circuits for technicians and engineers. Build, measure, test, analyze, and troubleshoot: series, parallel and complex circuits. An in-depth study of: vocabulary, power, voltage, current, resistance, safety, test equipment, circuits and devices, and circuit analysis methods. Students will build, test, analyze and troubleshoot complex circuits and devices. In addition, students will learn how to read documentation commonly found in industry i.e., schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A047 or concurrent enrollment. ADVISORY: Electronics Technology A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A155- A.C. Circuits (3)
Principles of Amplitude Changing (AC) circuits for technicians and engineers. An in-depth study of Alternating Current and Amplitude Changing circuits: vocabulary, power, voltage, current, impedance, phase shift, frequency, harmonics, induction capacitance, safety, test equipment, circuits, devices, and circuit analysis methods. Students will build, test, analyze and troubleshoot complex circuits and devices. In addition, students will read documentation commonly found in industry i.e., schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A047 or concurrent enrollment. ADVISORY: Electronics Technology A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A170- Electronics Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experience supplements, complements, or fulfills the laboratory requirement for courses in the Electronics Technology Program. Assemble, test calibrate, and troubleshoot electronic, electro-mechanical, instrumentation, robotics, and automation systems. Advanced students will design and construct Robots to compete in Robotic Competitions and/or other Service Learning activities. This course may be taken four times. Advisory: Recommend concurrent enrollment in Electronics Technology courses.

Electronics A201- Robotics 2 Mtrs/Trnsprt (4)
Design a robot drive and transport mechanism to compete, according to tournament criteria, against other teams. Analyze and modify the invention to improve original design. Identify, demonstrate an understanding of, and diagnose: motors, transport mechanisms, motor control systems and variable speed drives in robot and automation designs. This course may be taken two times. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A101 and A155. Corequisite: Electronics Technology A170. Advisory: High School Physics. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A215- Communications Systems (3)
A study of basic communications systems. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A160 or Aviation Maintenance Technology A182. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A245- Applied Digital Circuit (4)
An advanced course designed to develop hands-on skills and knowledge of integrated circuits commonly used in digital systems and microcomputers. Emphasis is on the Z80 microprocessor. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology 135. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A246- Comptr Install & Repair (3)
Overview of personal computer microprocessor, motherboard and peripheral interfaces. Hardware and software troubleshooting. Replacement of components and peripheral devices. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A135 and A155. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A253- Auto 1 Prgm Logic Cntrl (4)
Introduction to Programmable Logic Control (PLC) operate, calibrate, diagnose, and tune open and closed loop systems. Hands-on project-based learning: analyze programs, design and build PLC systems using various input and output devices: ultra-sound, infra-red, temperature, proximity, limit switches, linear transducers, electro-mechanical and solid-state relays, transistors, thyristors, linear actuators and motors. This course may be taken two times. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A135 and A150. COREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A170

Electronics A260- Auto 2 Semiconductor Circuits (4)
Diagnose semiconductor circuits for industrial motor control: power supplies, amplifiers, active filters, oscillators, solid state motor control, phase inverters, Variable Speed Drives (VSD). PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A150 and A155. COREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A289- Internship (2)
A supervised internship, as an assembler or technician, with scope of work related to classroom-based instruction previously completed. The student will research companies and prepare for internship interview. Course includes a directed study of the worksite environment, assigned duties, techniques and skills required for job performance. Student will complete objectives specified by the employer. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. This course may be taken four times. Transfer Credit: CSU.

Electronics A290- Electronic Trblshooting (3)
To read complex schematics, identify and locate components on a printed circuit board, identify circuit malfunctions, and isolate to a component level. PREREQUISITE: Electronics Technology A135 and A170. Transfer Credit: CSU.