Electrical & Electronics Technology

Image: Scenes from around campus

Electrical & Electronics Technology Courses

Electrical & Electronics Courses (Download PDF – 804kb)

New Course Announcement

Electrical & Electronics Department at Laney College will be offering the following courses in Fall 2016

  • PLC, Programmable Logic Controllers! This course will be part of the new Mechatronics Certificate Program which will be launched in 2017. There is a high industry demand for the PLC technicians
  • Advanced Lighting Controls!  This course covers the new Title 24 code requirements for lighting systems. Students will learn to install and test lighting systems components, such as sensors, timers, digital ballasts, emergency batteries, and more.

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.

Introduction to DDC Hardware for
Building Automation Systems

Course Number: E/ET 31
Units: 3
Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite(s): E/ET 202 and ECT 214
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ECT 31.
Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Introduction to basic microprocessor/microcontroller operations: Analog and digital, input and output interfaces Microprocessor and microcontroller hard are and some simple process control software routines. Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers (P Cs) 0946.00

Control Systems Networking for
Building Automation

Course Number: E/ET 33
units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s): E/ET 37 or ECT 37
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ECT 33.
Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Introduction to global and local communication networks: Emphasis on design, installation and troubleshooting for building control systems using direct digital control systems. 0946.00

Introduction to PC Hardware and
Software for Building Technicians

Course Number: E/ET 37
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in ECT 37.
Acceptable for credit: CSU

Description: Introduction to computer hardware and software: Practical computer skills, including computer components and functions; basics of Windows competency and le structure system Excel, Visio and databases; Internet protocols and Ethernet cabling basics. 0946.00

AA/AS area 4c

 

Fundamentals of Electricity for ECT

Course Number: E/ET 202
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Corequisite: ECT 203
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 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory
Corequisite: E/ET 204
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 217 or 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
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 203 and 204
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 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.

 

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

Recommended preparation: E/ET 203
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)

 


Course Number: E/ET 220
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite: E/ET 203

Description: Introduction to basic concepts of electronics and electronic devices: Semiconductor theory, semiconductor devices including diodes, transistors, thyristors, and analog and digital integrated circuits, linear and digital electronic circuits.

 

Motors and Drives

Course Number: E/ET 221
Units: 2
Class: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
Prerequisite: E/ET 203 or 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 NABCEP 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.

Syllabus_OSHA EET 223 Spring 2015

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.

Syllabus_LET226_Spring 2015

Course Materials

 

Customer Service for the Building Trades

Class Number: E/ET 227
Units: 2

Class: 2 hours lecture (GR)
Prerequisite: E/ET 226

Description: Introduction to basic concepts of Customer Service as applied to the building trades: Installers, designers, estimators, and sales persons. Creating a rapport with the client, recogni ing and responding to the clients needs, going beyond client expectations.

 

Advanced Lighting Controls

Course Number: E/ET 228
Units: 3

Class: 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Advanced Lighting Controls with specific application in lighting industry and efficiency. Automatic controls, switches and dimmers, sensors and LED lighting sources, outdoors lightings, Daylighting and energy efficiency for commercial buildings, and use of data to apply the Title 24 requirements, for Acceptance Test Technician qualification

 

PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers)

Course Number: E/ET 229
Units: 3  2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s): E/ET 203 or E/ET 221

Description: Basic operating principles of the modern P C (Programmable ogic Controllers) Operation, usage, instruction, applications, hardware selection and configuration

 

Acceptance Test Technician Certification

Course Number: E/ET 230
Units: 1.5

Class: 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory
(GR or P/NP)
Prerequisite(s): E/ET 203, 218, 220, and 226

Recommended preparation: Industry participants in this course must have at least three years of experience in lighting controls and technology.

Lighting Technology and California’s ne Building Energy Efficiency Standards ta ing e ect in 2014 Occupant-sensing lighting controls, automatic daylighting controls, demand response controls, and outdoor lighting Participants can be certi ed after completion of course and taking a lab and written exam. 0934.00

 

Selected Topics in Electricity/
Electronics Technology

Course Number: E/ET 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-0

Class: 0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR)

See section on Selected Topics. 0934.00