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Electricity/Electronics Courses

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Commercial Electricity for HVAC

Course Number: E/ET 11
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: E/ET 202 and ECT 214
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: Introduction to advanced commercial electricity for heating and air conditioning: High voltage single-phase and three-phase, transformers, capacitors, HVAC system controls, motor controls, HVAC electrical schematic diagrams, instrumentation, national codes and safety.

 

Fundamentals of Electricity for ECT

Course Number: E/ET 202
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Corequisite: ECT 214
Description: Introduction to basic concepts of electricity: Ohm’s power, electrical circuits, electrical diagrams, magnetism and electromagnetism, instruments and tools used in the industry, safety procedures, and controls and motors.
EET_202_Syllabus (PDF – 84KB)

 

Basic Electricity

Course Number: E/ET 203
Units: 3
Class: 2.0 hours lecture, 3.0 hours laboratory
Corequisite: E/ET 202
Description: Introduction to basic concepts of electricity: Ohm’s law, power, electrical circuits, electrical diagrams, magnetism and electromagnetism, controls and motors, instruments and tools used in the industry, and safety procedures.
EET_203_Syllabus (PDF – 80KB)

 

Technical Math for Electricians

Course Number: E/ET 204
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Math 201
Description: Topics in mathematics with specific application to the electrical/electronics industry: Decimals and fractions, ratios and proportions, unit conversions, areas and volumes, application of algebraic equations in Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws, solving for circuit resistance and reactance, relevant trigonometric functions, and use of graphs to represent and analyze data.
EET_204_Syllabus (PDF – 80KB)

 

Cabling Technician

Course Number: E/ET 206
Units: 4
Class: 2 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory
Description: Various kinds of cables used in the telecommunication industry: Emphasis on installation application of connectors.

 

National Electrical Code for Electricians 1

Course Number: E/ET 207A
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: E/ET 218
Description: Introduction to the first half of the current National Electrical Code: General wiring including Wiring and Protection, Wiring Methods and Materials, and Equipment for General Use.

 

National Electrical Code for Electricians 2

Course Number: E/ET 207B
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: E/ET 218
Description: Introduction to the second half of the National Electrical Code: Special Occupancies, Special Equipment, Special Conditions, Communications Systems, and Tables.

 

Introduction to Photovoltaics

Course Number: E/ET 208
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: E/ET 101 and 102
Description: Introduction to basic principles of photovoltaics: Arrays, the electrical power they generate, and their inclusion in the electrical system; power sources and energy storage techniques, and system attachment to structures. Hands on practice with photovoltaic (PV) power generation and its present and future applications.
EET_208_Syllabus (PDF – 76KB)

 

Electronics I

Course Number: E/ET 214A
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Description: Basic concepts of electronics: Semiconductor and zener diodes, junction field-effect and metallic-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors, bipolar and unijunction transistors.

 

Electronics II

Course Number: E/ET 214B
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: E/ET 214A
Description: Basic concepts of electronics: Programmable unijunction transistors (PUT), silicon-controlled rectifiers, diacs/triacs (THYRISTORS), optoelectronic devices, operational amplifiers, and 555 precision timer IC.

 

Industrial Control I

Course Number: E/ET 216A
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Description: Principles of industrial control: Motor controls, motor starters, and pilot devices; relays and contactors; installing control systems; DC and AC motor controls.

 

Industrial Control II

Course Number: E/ET 216B
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: E/ET 216A
Description: Continuation of E/ET 216A: Controller input/output and programming, processor unit numbering system, ladder logic diagrams, timers and counters, and troubleshooting.

 

Residential House Wiring

Course Number: E/ET 217
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Description: Safely wiring a single-family dwelling per the National Electrical Code using laboratory mock-up walls: Lighting and appliance branch circuits, special purpose outlets, service-entrance calculations, and grounding; project estimating and pricing.
EET_217_Syllabus (PDF – 32KB)

 

Commercial Electrical Wiring

Course Number: E/ET 218
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Description: Commercial electrical wiring: Emphasis on safety and branch circuit requirements and installation for both power and lighting; main electrical services and calculations, grounding, fault current, transformers and motors (both single and three-phase), and motor controls.
EET_218_Syllabus (PDF – 80KB)

 

Motors and Drives

Course Number: E/ET 221
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: ECT 11
Description: Introduction to the application of motors and drives used in commercial and industrial refrigeration, air conditioning, heating and ventilation: Different types of motors and drives and their applications, including electric and magnetic (VFD) variable frequency drives for improved efficiency control and energy savings.
EET_221_Syllabus (PDF – 116KB)

 

Photovoltaic Test Preparation

Course Number: E/ET 222
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: E/ET 208
Description: Preparation of certification exam: Comprehension and application of key terms and concepts of photovoltaic (solar electric) system operation.

 

CAL-OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Training

Course Number: E/ET 223
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture

Description: CAL-OSHA 30-hour training: Industry Standards for regulations covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standards for the Construction Industry 29 CFR 1926.

 

Introduction to Security and Fire Alarm Systems

Course Number: E/ET 224
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: E/ET 203
Description: Introduction to Security and Fire Alarm systems: Security and Fire Alarm systems design, installation, commissioning, and troubleshooting.

 

Sound and Communication Technology

Course Number: E/ET 225
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: E/ET 203
Description: Introduction to Sound and communication Industry: Electrical code, system wiring methods, fastening devices, electrical conductors, circuits, voltage and data communication, and system devices.

 

Lighting Efficiency Technology

Course Number: E/ET 226
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Recommended preparation: E/ET 203
Description: Current technology in energy efficient lighting control and systems: Latest advances in lamp, ballast, luminaire and control technologies as well as recent developments in energy legislation.

 

Customer Service for the Skilled Trades

Course Number: E/ET 227
Units: 2
Class: 2 hours lecture
Recommended preparation: Prior or concurrent coursework in any of the “Green Energy”, electrical, energy efficiency, HVAC courses or other skilled trade’s courses.
Description: Introduction to basic concepts of Customer Service as applied to the skilled trades: installers, designers, estimators, and sales persons. Learn how to create a rapport with the client, recognize and respond to the clients needs, and go beyond the clients expectations using role-playing and in-class participation exercises.
EET_227_Syllabus (PDF – 68KB)