Electronics Courses

ELEC 101, Electronics I: Essentials of Electronics - Measurements and Passive Circuits
Lec-35 Lab-35

ADVISE: ET 50 or MATH 40 or (placement in MATH 90+90S or higher)

Study the construction and analysis of basic electronic circuits, including capacitors and inductors. Use of the multi-meter to measure DC and AC voltages and currents in resistive series/parallel circuits and the oscilloscope for AC, pulsed waveforms, phase, and time delay measurements. Computer simulation software (Multisim) to analyze circuits.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 102A, Electronics II: Active Analog Circuits and Practical Applications
Lec-35 Lab-35

ADVISE: ELEC 101 or demonstration of exit skills.

This course covers diode characteristics, power supplies, bipolar transistors, simple one-stage amplifiers, constant current sources, and transformers. The student will learn the intermediate use of the oscilloscope and multi-meter for both calibration and troubleshooting. Hands-on electronic projects include building their own power supply, a current regulator, and various amplifier circuits.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 102B, Electronics II: Digital Circuits and Practical Applications
Lec-35 Lab-35

ADVISE: ELEC 101 or demonstration of ELEC 101 exit skills

This course covers Boolean logic concepts, flip-flops, memory, counters, clocks, display decoders, and timers. Analysis of digital logic principles is practiced by building and testing functional and practical projects. There will be intense hands-on troubleshooting using logic analyzers, signal generators and digital multimeters. Standard industry testing methods, equipment, and protocols are used throughout the course.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 103A, Electronics III: Analog Circuits and Practical Applications
Lec-35 Lab-35

PREREQ: ELEC 102A or demonstration of exit skills

Introduction to intermediate analog electronic circuits, including field effect transistor basics, various analog amplifiers, operational amplifiers and their use. Hands-on electronic projects include building summing and difference amplifiers, audio amplifiers, and AM/FM radios.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 103B, Electronics III: Digital Circuit Interfaces and Programming
Lec-35 Lab-35

PREREQ: ELEC 102B or demonstration of exit skills.

Course covers digital interfaces and hardware programming. Topics include digital to analog interfacing using integrated circuits, programmable logic devices, field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), hardware description languages (e.g. VHDL and Verilog), and computer memory. Course requires hands-on project construction and troubleshooting. Industry standard testing methods, equipment, and protocols are used throughout the course.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 104A, Electronics IV: Wireless and Industrial Communication Systems
Lec-35 Lab-35

PREREQ: ELEC 102A or demonstration of exit skills.

This course covers wireless communications systems, industrial communication protocols, and industrial control systems, including programmable logic controllers. Analog and digital systems will be explored. The course also provides an introduction to antennas, amplifiers, and microwave signals.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
ELEC 104B, Electronics IV: Microcontroller Interfaces and Programming
Lec-35 Lab-35

PREREQ.: ELEC 102A or demonstration of exit skills ADVISE: ELEC 102B

Hands-on microcontroller interfacing, driver programs, input sensors, output electrical, and electromechanical devices.

CSU
Units: 2.5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable