Electronics & Computer Hardware Courses Offered
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Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology

Courses Offered

The Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology programs offers various certificates and degrees options for those indivuduals who want to either upgrade their skills or explore career opportunities. Students acquire proficiencies in foundations of electronics and computer hardware and systems applications. Emphasis is placed on the use of modern electronic test equipment, circuit simulation software, and experimentation structured in an industrial lab setting. Electroncs and computer hardware tehcnology systems provide intruction from basic system configuration to large scale computer integration and analysis. Students may pursue industrial certifications after completingn as few as three courses in Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11
Introduction to Electronics

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is an introduction to electronics for students preparing to enter the field and for students interested in consumer electronics. It provides the basis for further studies in electronics and computer hardware technology. Topics include safety, employment opportunities, the basic theory and applications of electricity, analysis of circuit values using a standard scientific calculator, component identification and schematic diagrams, and the techniques of electrical measurement. Also introduced are alternating current measurements and the use of the oscilloscope. Electrical/electronic devices employed in automotive and air conditioning systems are also covered.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 22
Basic Electronic Fabrication

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Credit, degree applicable
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This course focuses on the materials and the processes used for fabricating electronic systems. The process includes designing, assembling, testing, and documenting a basic electronic fabrication project. Topics covered will include safety, component identification, schematic diagrams, assembly pictorials, soldering (both printed wire boards and terminals), inspection, sheet metal fabrication, hand-tool use, cabling, wire wrapping, printed circuit board construction and repair, Continuous Improvement Techniques, and ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) awareness. Mass production will be stressed for practical experience in all areas.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 95
(formerly Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 95abcd)
Cooperative Work Experience Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: Employment or volunteer work in a position related to the student’s major or career goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
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Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: The total units earned for Cooperative Work Experience Education may not exceed 16 units.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 99
(formerly Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 99abc)
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology projects (54 hours per unit).

Note: Transfer limitations apply.
Note: For eligibility requirements, go to www.elcamino.edu/admissions/credit.asp

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 110
Introduction to Direct and Alternating Current Circuits

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course examines advanced topics in the principles of direct and alternating current electricity through the correlation of theory and laboratory experiments. Basic circuit analysis forms the core of the course. Included in this class are the use of calculators, computer circuit simulation and many types of electrical/electronic test equipment to perform electrical measurements, and yield analysis.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 120
Semiconductor Circuits I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides the student with a background in modern solid-state devices for electronic technician work or troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on testing devices, combined with study of typical applications. The course of study includes the student construction of an Amplitude Modulation AM radio and experience with computer simulation of laboratory experimentation. 

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 122
Semiconductor Power Devices

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course gives the student an advanced background in solid-state devices such as transistors, Field Effect Transistors (FETs) and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs). Practical laboratory experience similar to circuitry used in the electronics industry is included. 

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 124
Operational Amplifiers and Linear Integrated Circuits

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course focuses on linear integrated circuit techniques, including operational amplifiers, comparators, phase locked loops, multiplexers and audio amplifiers. Laboratory activities include telecommunications, instrumentation, industrial electronics and practical measurement methods. In both lecture and laboratory exercises, students study circuits common to electronic systems, in addition to new, novel and useful circuit concepts.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 130
Digital Systems and Computer Logic I

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Electronics and Computer
Hardware Technology 11
Credit, degree applicable
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This is an introductory course in digital logic circuit theory and practice used in contemporary computer, control, instrumentation and security systems. The course begins with the development of simple digital elements, which are combined in increasingly complex functions to perform higher-level logic functions. The laboratory exercises give the student the opportunity to verify the ideas presented in lecture, and explore the capabilities and limitations of commonly used logic circuits.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 140
Computer Systems and Hardware Technologies I

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 and Computer Information
Systems 13 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides a general study of computer hardware systems and their underlying operating technologies. Topics covered include an overview of microprocessor-based computer systems, binary and hexadecimal numbering systems, computer system hardware components and peripherals, operating systems, basic hardware failures, and test and verification of proper computer systems operation. Students work in teams to develop analytical skills and techniques.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 142
Computer Systems and Hardware Technologies II

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 140 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course provides a comprehensive study of advanced computer hardware systems and associated technologies. Topics will include an in-depth analysis of microprocessorbased architectures and their related computer hardware system components and peripheral devices. Installation and configuration of the system hardware, advanced hardware and software integration skills, including conflict resolution, troubleshooting and optimization strategies will be taught.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 144
CompTIA A+ Certification Preparation for Computer Hardware Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 140 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is designed for the student pursuing a career as a computer service technician. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required for passing the CompTIA A+ Certification Core Hardware exam. Topics covered include safety, basics of electricity and electronics, microcomputer hardware and components, Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) settings, printers, portable systems and network hardware.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 146
(formerly Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 146ab)
CompTIA Network+ Certification Preparation for Computer Hardware Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 140 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is designed for the student pursuing a career as a computer service technician. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required for passing the CompTIA Network+ Certification exam. Topics include set up configuration and troubleshooting of networking hardware devices. Other areas explored include networking topology, cabling, wireless devices, network standards, protocols and security.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 148
(formerly Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 148ab)
CompTIA Security+ Certification Preparation for Computer Hardware Systems

4 units; 3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 140 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is designed for the student pursuing a career as a computer service technician. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required for passing the CompTIA Security+ Certification exam. Topics include information security, system threats and risks, protecting systems, network vulnerabilities, network defenses, wireless network security, security audits and policies, cryptographic methods, and the basics of computer forensics.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

 

Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 191
Introduction to Microprocessors and Interfacing

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: Electronics and Computer Hardware Technology 11 or 130 or Engineering Technology 14 or Manufacturing Technology 70 with a minimum
grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
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This course is an introduction to industrial microprocessors (microcontrollers) as they relate to industrial and consumer equipment. Included are the fundamentals of assembly language, use of software to simulate hardware, digital and analog interfacing, data storage, and troubleshooting.