Engineering & Technology(Weld)
COREQ.: BTEC 107; BTEC 108A ADVISE: ESLN 3700 or ESL 182 or ENGL 88 or placement into ESLN 3800 or ESL 184
Introduction to the laboratory skills and concepts necessary to work in the biotechnology industry, allied health or other biology-related fields. This course is part of the learning community Bridge to Biosciences program.
ADVISE: CHEM 32 and (BIO 11 or BTEC 10) and BTEC 120
An introduction to protein purification techniques including sample preparation, column chromatography, and analysis of purification. Hands on training with manual and automated chromatography systems used in industry and research laboratories. Purification analysis includes gel electrophoresis, specific activity, and mass balance calculations.
COREQ.: BTEC 10 and BTEC 108A ADVISE: ESLN 3700 or ESL 182 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESLN 3800 or ESL 184
Introductory level lecture course covering basic scientific language and concepts of biology and chemistry, and the academic study skills needed to succeed in science courses. An orientation to the field of biotechnology and professional opportunities.
BTEC 108A is part of a learning community for Bridge to Biosciences. Concurrent enrollment in BTEC 10 and BTEC 107 is required. For more info, contact Li Lovett by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
COREQ.: BTEC 10 and BTEC 107 ADVISE: ESLN 3700 or ESL 182 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESLN 3800 or ESL 184
Concepts, techniques and applications of mathematics and elementary algebra emphasizing applications to practical problems in biotechnology and chemistry. Use of traditional problem solving methods and interactive group activities.
ADVISE: BIO 11 and CHEM 32
In-depth coverage of current recombinant DNA methods and concepts of modern genomics. The course emphasizes laboratory work using techniques such as culture of bacteria, DNA and RNA purification, plasmid DNA construction, cDNA synthesis, and real-time PCR.
Formerly BIO 65
ADVISE: BIO 11; CHEM 32
An introduction to the principles and techniques of molecular and cell biology, and protein analysis. The emphasis is on lab techniques such as spectroscopy, preparation of cell lysates, Western blot, immunoprecipitation, enzyme assays, analysis of signal transduction, and stable transfection of mammalian cells.
ADVISE: ESLN 3700 or ESL 182 or ENGL 88 or placement in ESLN 3800 or ESL 184
This course provides a general overview of Food and Drug Administration regulations as they pertain to the biotechnology field. Knowledge of Current Good Laboratory Practices (cGLP) and Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) is needed to work in biotechnology manufacturing and preclinical research laboratories. The course will emphasize practices of cGLP, cGMP and SOP that pertain to biopharmaceutical industry.
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: BTEC 10
An introduction to laboratory techniques needed for entry-level positions in the biotechnology industry and research laboratories. The course covers basic lab skills such as solution making, bacteria cultures, plasmid DNA and protein purification. Intended as an introductory class for the students in preparation of the more advanced biotechnology classes and/or an internship in a biotechnology lab for students who complete the Bridge to Biosciences.
PREREQ.: BTEC 14A and BTEC 15 COREQ.: BTEC 93
Support for student interns placed in local bioscience laboratories. Provide tools to effectively communicate internship experience, present scientific concepts and network with professionals in the field. Types of internships may include, but are not limited to basic research, biomanufacturing, environmental sciences, quality control or assurance technicians.
The BTEC 14A prerequisite can be satisfied by passing 4 units of CCSF Biotechnology Program laboratory courses. Contact the instructor to challenge the BTEC 14A prerequisite.
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in any laboratory course in the CCSF Biotechnology Program or Bridge to Biosciences Program (BTEC 10, 107 and 108A); ESLN 3700 or ESL 182 or ENGL 88 or placement into ESLN 3800 or ESL 184
Students will explore various careers in bioscience through online research and informational interviews. They will present a summary of a chosen bioscience career to industry scientists. They will communicate and network with industry professionals, and attend professional workshops and seminars to gain internships and jobs through the Bridge Internship Program.
ADVISE: (MATH 40 or ET 108A) and BIO 11 and (CHEM 32 or CHEM 40)
Introduction to techniques for culturing mammalian cells, including media formulation, aseptic technique, freezing, thawing, subculturing, and maintaining cells. Theory includes maintaining proper growth conditions, preventing contamination, as well as cellular responses to DNA damage and gene expression. Practical experience includes the proper use and care of equipment for culturing cells and performing cell growth and viability assays.
PREREQ.: BTEC 21A
Introduction to advanced techniques in the study of normal and mutant tissue culture cells including organelle visualization with various fluorophores, transfection with fluorescent markers, and immunostaining. In depth coverage of the theory behind and use of fluorescent microscopy and current research methods using fluorescent technology, including apoptosis assays and immunocytochemistry, DNA microarrays and FACS analysis.
PREREQ.: BTEC 21B
A general introduction to the principles of stem cell biology. Topics include embryonic stem cells in early development, adult stem cells, potential applications of stem cell culture and ethical issues involved in stem cell research. Emphasis on laboratory techniques including culture of mouse embryonic stem cells, and analysis of stem cells by immunofluorescence and flow cytometry.
PREREQ.: BTEC 21C COREQ.: BTEC 93
Provides the necessary communication tools for beginning students placed in off-campus stem cell biology internships. Emphasis is put on demonstrating how their work contributes to the overall the scientific research being conducted at their internship site. Types of internships may include, but are not limited to, differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, FACS analysis, primary cell culture, propagation of iPS cells, immunolocalization, microarray analysis and tumor cell characterization.
PREREQ.: BTEC 21D COREQ.: BTEC 93
Development of complex analysis and enhanced scientific presentation skills necessary for continuing students placed in off-campus stem cell biology internships. Students will complete and present a novel research project. Types of internships may include, but are not limited to, differentiation of pluripotent stem cells, FACS, cell culture, propagation of iPS cells, immunolocalization, micro array analysis and tumor cell characterization.
ADVISE: MATH 40 and BIO 11
Underlying principles of immunoassay with focus on ELISA. Examples of ELISA techniques used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and clinical laboratory settings will be discussed. Laboratory exercises and discussions cover qualitative and quantitative data analysis and direct, indirect, sandwich, and competitive ELISA methods.
ADVISE: BIO 11 and MATH 40
Underlying principles of immunoassay with focus on Western blots. Applications of Western blotting techniques used in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and clinical laboratory settings will be discussed. Laboratory exercises feature hands-on exercises emphasizing all aspects of Western blotting including running protein gels, blotting, immunodetection and data analysis.
ADVISE: BIO 11
An introduction to the theoretical aspects and laboratory techniques of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). Students gain practical experience performing PCR as well as experimenting with optimization of the reaction. Applications of PCR used in biotechnology industry, basic science, forensics, epidemiology, diagnostics, and determination of evolutionary relationships will be discussed.
PREREQ.: BTEC 24 or demonstration of BTEC 24 exit skills
A course in the theory and practice of current polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analytical methods. Students will gain laboratory experience in performing techniques such as multiplex PCR, reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR), and real-time PCR. Experimental optimization will be emphasized.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
An introduction to the growing field of biotechnology by pairing practical hands-on laboratory activities with career presentations by scientists and industry professionals. Basic biological concepts are covered along with discussions of careers in biomanufacturing, forensics, agriculture, biofuels, bioinformatics and drug discovery.
Career professionals in biotechnology and related fields will discuss their current bioscience programs and provide information on career opportunities and pathways. Presentations will cover basic research, new products, processes, and prospects for the future in medicine, environmental restoration, forensics, and agriculture. Implications for society and governmental regulations will also be discussed.
ADVISE: BTEC 5
Introduction to mammalian cell culture and stem cell biology and techniques. Practical hands on experience include aseptic techniques, counting cells, cell/stem cell culture maintenance, fluorescence labeling and stem cell differentiation.
PREREQ.: Consent of Bioscience Internship/Work Experience Coordinator. Contact the instructor.
Work experience for student in the Biotechnology Program through internships in the biotechnology industry. Interns are placed in local academic institutions and biotechnology companies.
Introduction to engineering and technical drawing techniques, the systems of drawings and their applications in design, and the basic shape description of products. Technical sketching; dimensioning; sections and applications of orthographic projection standards in technical documents.
ADVISE: CAD 180 or ET 104 or 1 year H.S. Drafting
Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) hardware and software operations and their applications in drafting; basic shape description, display, editing, dimensioning and plotting.
ADVISE: CAD 180 or ET 104 or equivalent skills/course work with 100 hours of industrial work experience in basic AutoCAD
An introduction to Autodesk's Revit in platforms such as MEP, Structure and Architecture implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM). Basic concepts of Revit and simple 3D Revit modeling to generate building plans, sections, elevations, details and 3D views. Use of Revit in building engineering construction industry.
ADVISE: CAD 182
Building Information Modeling (BIM) - The essential features and functionality of Autodesk Revit structural tools from building and schematic design through construction documentation. Topics include 3D modeling, steel and concrete detail design for fabrication, parametric building design, scheduling for materials and quantity takeoff.
ADVISE: ARCH 214 or CAD 181 or demonstration of CAD 181 exit skills
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning) and piping system design using parametric application software such as AutoDesk's Revit-MEP . Introduction to computer generated documents to specify HVAC and piping systems layout and details. HVAC and process pipe industry drawing standards. Mechanical design including determination of equipment sizes.
ADVISE: CAD 181
Overview of extending CAD-based graphics into 3-dimensional parametric modeling, realistic rendering, animation of assemblies, and exploded views. Introduction to SolidWorks. Experience creating a computer-generated physical 3D model using a state-of-the-art 3D printer.
Overview of 3D Printing, from its origins to its revolutionary future, and its impact on the design process. Produce a simple part in a 3D modeling software and print it. Experience using two significant categories of 3D printers.
Advanced AutoCAD techniques including 3D modeling and rendering, customization, external references, and data linking and management.
ADVISE: ET 50 or MATH 40 or placement in MATH 60
This course covers 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. Use of computer simulation software (Multisim) to analyze circuits.
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.
ADVISE: ELEC 101
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, probes, signal generators and digital multimeters. Standard industry testing methods and equipment are used throughout the course.
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.
PREREQ.: ELEC 102B or demonstration of exit skills.
Hardwired digital logic systems. Digital to analog interfacing using digital-to-analog (D/A) and analog-to-digital (A/D) integrated circuits. Introduction to programmable logic devices, field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), VHDL (VHSIC Hardware Description Language), Verilog hardware description language, and various computer memories.
PREREQ.: ELEC 102A or demonstration of exit skills.
This course covers analog and digital communications systems, antennas, and serves as an introduction to microwave signals.
PREREQ.: ELEC 102A or demonstration of exit skills ADVISE: ELEC 102B
Hands-on microcontroller interfacing, driver programs, input sensors, output electrical, and electromechanical devices.
ADVISE: MATH 40 or ET/BTEC 108A or placement in MATH 60; BIO 11; and CHEM 32 or 40
This introductory course in environmental field monitoring provides exposure and understanding of environmental field sampling and monitoring techniques for chemical and microbiological contaminants that impact the environment. Theoretical and practical experience is offered with emphasis on regulatory requirements governing sampling and field analysis of water, soil and air matrices.
Formerly EMAP 22X/BIO 224X/GEOL 35X
ADVISE: BIO 11 or BTEC 10; and MB 12; and CHEM 32 or CHEM 40; and MATH 40 or ET/BTEC 108A or placement in MATH 60
An introduction to the theoretical aspects and laboratory methods in environmental microbiology. Students gain practical experience performing EPA and standard methods and protocols to examine environmental samples such as water, soil, and air. The laboratory will emphasize methods used to detect, enumerate and identify microorganisms in the environment.
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in EMSA 22 or EMSA 28
Students will be taught the theory and practical applications of ion chromatography as it relates to water and drug quality analysis; identification and quantification of anions and other small molecules. This course will specifically study (EPA-Method-300.1A) and other standard methods used in both environmental and drug analyses.
The history and development of engineering as a profession. Engineering disciplines, job functions, educational requirements, transfer school information, academic success strategies, workplace skills, engineering ethics, sustainability principles applied to engineering, current and projected activities in the various branches of engineering.
PREREQ.: MATH 90 or MATH 92 or placement in MATH 100A or 110A
Introduction to team oriented engineering design, problem solving processes, and the use of computers in the solution of engineering problems - including commercial spreadsheet applications and analysis/graphics applications. Emphasis on technical communication, teamwork, engineering design and problem solving methodologies. Multiple hands-on design projects.
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: MATH 110C and PHYC 4B ADVISE: ENGN 10B
Introduction to circuit analysis to determine the natural, forced and complete responses of zero, first and second-order networks and systems. Standard circuit-analysis techniques will be covered including Kirchhoff's Laws, loop and nodal analysis, Thevenin and Norton's Theorems, generalized impedance and admittance techniques and phasor methods.
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENGN 20 ADVISE: ENGN 10B
An introduction to the construction and measurement of electrical circuits. Basic use of electrical test and measurement instruments including multimeters, oscilloscopes, power supplies, and function generators. Use of circuit simulation software. Interpretation of measured and simulated data based on principles of circuit analysis for DC, transient, and sinusoidal steady-state (AC) conditions. Elementary circuit design. Practical considerations such as component value tolerance and non-ideal aspects of laboratory instruments. Construction and measurement of basic operational amplifier circuits.
PREREQ.: ET 50 or MATH 95 or demonstration of their exit skills
This course covers the principles involved in visually communicating engineering designs. Topics include technical sketching, engineering graphics and design; development of visualization skills by using computer aided drafting (CAD) software in conjunction with orthographic projection problems; emphasis on computer aided design; mechanical dimensioning and tolerancing practices and graphical analytical methods of solutions to three-dimensional problems. Assignments develop sketching and 2-D and 3-D CAD skills. The use of CAD software is an integral part of this course.
PREREQ.: PHYC 4A and Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: MATH 110C ADVISE: ENGN 10B
A first course in engineering mechanics: properties of forces, moments, couples and resultants; two- and three-dimensional force systems acting on engineering structures in equilibrium; analysis of trusses, and beams; distributed forces, shear and bending moment diagrams, center of gravity, centroids, friction, and area and mass moments of inertia.
PREREQ.: ENGN 36 ADVISE: ENGN 10B
An introductory calculus-based course in dynamics covering kinematics and kinetics of particles, systems of particles, rigid bodies, and systems of rigid bodies. Applications of Newton's Second Law, the Work-Energy Theorem, the Principle of Impulse and Momentum, Coriolis acceleration and impact.
PREREQ.: MATH 100A or MATH 110A
Engineering problem solving using computer programming. Topics include problem solving strategies, algorithm development, structured programming design, the interface of software with the physical world (e.g., the use of sensors) and the application of numerical techniques.
PREREQ.: CHEM 101A or CHEM 103A; PHYC 4A and PHYC 4AL ADVISE: ENGN 10B; Completion/concurrent enrollment in CHEM 101B; and PHYS 4B/4BL
An introductory course in the fundamental science of materials used by engineers. Emphasis on structure and properties. Some processing and applications of materials is also covered. Finally, a strategy is developed for the selection and use of these materials in engineering design. UC, CSU transferable.
A project-oriented, hands-on course to introduce students to the practices and methodologies used in Engineering and Technology. Areas of focus are electronics, mechanical construction/fabrication and technical mathematics.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
Introduction to the science that underpin alternative energy resources and their implementation in various contexts. Covers: fundamental energy science and math; climate change; national and global energy trends; solar, wind, and hydro resources; photoelectric effect; photosynthesis; geothermal; and nuclear. Explores decarbonization of the energy system and integration of distributed energy resources.
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ENRG 3
Physical science oriented laboratory course focused on alternative energy. Provides experimental understanding of the scientific principles that drive renewable energy systems. Solar, wind, fuel cells, geothermal, combustion and other energy experiments. Gain critical hands-on insight into the advantages and limitations of each energy system.
Fundamental drafting techniques including sketching, orthographic projection and dimensioning. Development of detailed drawings (electrical, electronic, and mechanical) for the fabrication of individual projects. Sheet metal shop practices; use of hand tools; measurement and layout techniques. Printed circuit board design and fabrication. Machine tools and machine shop operations.
Concepts, techniques and applications of arithmetic and elementary algebra emphasizing applications to practical problems. Interactive and traditional problem solving methods. Class interactive group exercises applying mathematical techniques to various applications and real world problems.
PREREQ.: ET 108A or demonstration of exit skills
Concepts, techniques, and applications of intermediate algebra and introductory trigonometry emphasizing real world applications. Interactive group exercises and problem-solving methods. Demonstrations of mathematical concepts by showing how they are applied to various fields such as medical, business, industrial, and scientific. Emphasis on problem solving and the application of mathematics to real world problems.
ET 108B=CDEV 108B
An introduction to fluid statics and the basic laws of fluid flow; conservation of mass, momentum and energy. Applications of the
basic laws to internal and external incompressible flow, including specific topics in pipe flow systems, centrifugal pumps and fans,
streamlining, fluid flow meters, psychometrics of air and water-vapor mixtures, and basic elements of air conditioning. Use of psychometric instruments and psychometric charts to graphically analyze processes.
Replaces ET 135A and ET 139C Formerly ET 135A Replaces ET 135A and ET 139C for Certificates in Engineered Plumbing Systems and Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration
Calculations of cooling loads. Applications of heat transfer and air handling equipment. Design of air-conditioning systems. Analysis of air conditioning equipment, components, and control systems. Lab work including instruments and instrumentation for measuring air flow.
Formerly ET 135B
ADVISE: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: ET 130
The refrigeration cycle, refrigeration systems, heat transfer components, and control systems. Laboratory work in operational characteristics of working systems. Analysis of refrigeration systems. Measurements of pressure, temperature and flow rates. Details of the function and interrelation of system components.
Formerly ET 135C
Flow of liquids in domestic water, rainwater and fuel gas piping systems, sanitary drainage piping and sizing drainage systems, flow of air in vent piping, sewer systems. Study of national and local codes, specifications and case problems.
ADVISE: ET 130
Design and sizing for a wide variety of plumbing systems, acoustics in plumbing construction, plumbing system specifications, plumbing construction costs, coordination of plumbing design with other construction work, energy conservation and review of plumbing installations.
PREREQ.: ET 50 or equivalent math course ADVISE: ELEC 101
This course introduces Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and explains how they can be used in a plant, manufacturing system, or part of centralized control of a building's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. There will be practical applications and exercises using PLCs in the workplace.
PREREQ.: ET 104
Introduction to computer numerical control (CNC) training in G and M codes. Hands on training on CNC machines: testing, debugging, and running programs. Identify the elements of machine drawings; interpret dimensions, tolerances, and geometric aspects of blueprints; and explain Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) symbols and their meanings
PREREQ.: ET 108B or demonstration of exit skills or MATH 90; MATH 92 and MATH 95
Applied mathematics designed to develop the ability to solve technical problems. Practical application of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to basic problems in the applied sciences, including the study of alternating current circuitry with emphasis on periodic functions, vector analysis, logarithms, and exponential functions.
ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English
An examination of the scientific evidence informing our understanding of the causes and consequences of human impacts on the environment. Application of tools, principles, and quantitative reasoning from natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering and technology to study and evaluate sustainable solutions to environmental degradation and resource depletion.
SUST 31= BIO 31= GEOG 31
PREREQ.: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: BIO 31 or GEOG 31 or SUST 31
An introduction to tools and techniques used by environmental scientists to investigate human impacts on the environment in lab and/or field settings. Application of qualitative and quantitative concepts and models to evaluate environmental problems and their proposed solutions.
BIO 31L= GEOG 31L=SUST 31L
ADVISE: Background in environmental science; Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: BIO 31 or GEOG 31 or SUST 31
Students will hear from professionals and experts from government, private, non-profits
and public sectors as they share their insights on careers in sustainability and the
environment. Career opportunities, academic and job training pathways will also be
PREREQ.: Approval of Engineering & Technology Department ADVISE: BIO 31 or SUST 31 or GEOG 31
Internship in sustainability-related settings (such as environmental education, alternative energy systems, sustainable water systems, green building, habitat restoration, urban agriculture) under the supervision of a qualified professional. The student will need to arrange the internship and then contact the instructor to enroll in this class. Suggestions and strategies are available on course website. One unit of credit is earned for 60 hours of unpaid or 75
hours of paid work.
Elementary machine tool practice, with special emphasis on the use of the lathe engine, horizontal and vertical milling machines, and drill press.
Classroom instruction and laboratory practice in joining metal by welding. This course is designed to provide the safe and operational uses of the basic welding processes including oxy/fuel welding, oxy/fuel cutting, and Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW). This course provides students with cutting and welding skills relevant to industry standards, welding certification requirements and general purposes.
PREREQ: WELD 144A
Classroom instruction and laboratory practice in joining metal by welding. This course is designed to provide the safe and operational uses of the intermediate welding processes including Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) and physical testing of welds. This course covers business oriented topics such as inventory control, machine maintenance, and sustainability. This course provides students with cutting and welding skills relevant to industry standards, welding certification requirements and general purposes.
PREREQ: WELD 144B
Classroom instruction and laboratory practice in joining metal by welding. This course is designed to provide the safe and operational uses of the advanced welding and fabrication processes such as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) of exotic materials and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) of custom objects. This course provides students with cutting and welding skills relevant to industry standards, welding certification requirements and general purposes.
ADVISE: ET 50
Introduction into welding symbols, codes, terminology, metallurgy, procedures, processes; welder qualification; high-strength bolting; the basics of destructive and non-destructive examination.