Electronic Systems Technology Courses

Electronic Systems Technology


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ESYS 202 - Electronic Circuit Calculations and Analysis    ( Units )
Application of algebraic and trigonometric calculations and formulas applied to electronic circuit examples. Digital logic applied to combinational and sequential circuits.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will apply algebraic formulas and electrical laws and theorems to analyze passive DC circuits.
  2. Student will apply trigonometric formulas and electrical laws and theorems to analyze passive AC circuits
  3. Student will apply digital logic functions and theorems to analyze digital logic circuits.

ESYS 203 - Electronic Circuit Measurements and Analysis    ( Units )
Measurement and presentation of data in analog and digital circuits. Emphasis on comparison and correlation of measured data with calculated circuit analysis.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will perform specified AC and DC measurements in analog and digital circuits, and apply circuit analysis to validate their measurement data.

ESYS 250 - Introduction to Electronic Systems Technology    ( Units )
Introduction to electronic systems and circuits. Overview of career opportunities and job duties with electronic systems technology. Direct current and alternating current circuits including Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws. Measurement and characterization of electronic systems at the block diagram level. Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 50 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. describe and analyze the operation of basic electronic circuits using appropriate electronic terminology, theory, and mathematical relationships;
  2. use test and measurement equipment to perform basic voltage, current, resistance, and timing measurements on electronic circuits;
  3. build a wide range of electronic circuitry on prototyping boards for comparing and contrasting physical analysis to provide results consistent with theory analysis.

ESYS 251 - Fabrication Techniques for Electronic Systems Technology    ( Units )
Prototype development includes sheet metal, printed circuit board layout and fabrication, connection and soldering techniques, use of hand tools, and machines in electronic fabrication. Use of computer software tools as applied to electronic fabrication. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 51 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will use standard software applications to document the construction and assembly of an electronic system.
  2. The student will use standard tools to perform soldering, assembly, and fabrication tasks on electronic assemblies and systems.

ESYS 254 - Analog Circuits and Semiconductor Devices    ( Units )
Introduction to more advanced electrical/electronics circuits. Students learn the use of BJTs (bipolar junction transistors), FETs (field effect transistors), Op-Amps (integrated circuit operational amplifiers) in building electronic circuits such as power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, and filters. Topics include biasing of amplifiers to explain how transistors are turned on; configurations of amplifiers which explain how the amps differ with current and voltage gain and classes of amplifiers which explain efficiencies of the amplifiers. Voltage regulation, active filters, oscillators, timers and modulation are also part of course content. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 54 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will identify op-amp circuit configurations and calculate gain and impedances for the circuit.
  2. The student will identify the terminals and basic internal construction of MOSFET transistors, and describe the operation of MOSFET switching and amplifier circuits.

ESYS 255 - IoT & Microcontroller Systems    ( Units )
As IoT connects the world, explore its benefits, applications and challenges. Architecture, programming, application and troubleshooting of single-chip microcontroller electronic systems as well as complex programmable logic device (CPLD) electronic systems. Includes programming in VHDL, digital building blocks, number systems, Boolean algebra, combinational and sequential logic, integrated logic families, digital circuit measurement techniques and instrumentation and troubleshooting techniques. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 55 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. interpret manufacturers' data sheets and reference documentation and apply principles of digital and microcontroller systems to describe the operation of a given microcontroller system.
  2. use standard test equipment, system documentation, and software program listings to measure and verify timing, inputs, and outputs of a given basic microcontroller system.
  3. build a microcontroller project that encompasses inputs and outputs, programming for repetitive function, modifying that programming for cause and effect. The project will culminate with a verbal demonstration presentation to the class and constructing an eportfolio to showcase the project on the Internet.

ESYS 257 - PLCs & Process Control Systems    ( Units )
Programmable logic control systems; function, interrelationship, and troubleshooting of systems components. PLC input/output systems and requirements. Ladder logic and SCADA programming using basic I/O instructions, logic instructions, timers, counters, and comparison functions. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 57 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. will describe the functions and operations of a process control system at the block level.
  2. will implement and troubleshoot a basic functional control system using ladder-logic programming.
  3. build a PLC project that encompasses inputs and outputs, programming for repetitive function, modifying that programming for cause and effect. The project will culminate with a verbal demonstration presentation to the class and constructing an e-portfolio to showcase the project on the Internet.

ESYS 263 - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software    ( Units )
Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials course. Students will learn the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software. Students will also connect to the Internet and share resources in a network environment. Additional topics covered include laptops and portable devices, wireless connectivity and basic implementation skills, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), security, safety and environmental issues, applied network configuration and troubleshooting skills, and communication skills. May not receive credit if Computer Application Systems 83 has been completed. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 63 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. identify the fundamental principles, components, and procedures for servicing and maintaining Personal Computer Systems, as identified by the Comp-TIA A+ certification competencies;
  2. install, perform fundamental configuration tasks, and demonstrate basic troubleshooting on the hardware and software of a Personal Computer System;
  3. configure a printer to connect to a computer as well as perform basic printer service including changing toner/ink cartridges and clear the paper path of a jammed printer.

ESYS 269 - Robotics and Industrial Control Systems    ( Units )
Robotics fundamentals include machine design, control systems, sensors, actuators and programming. Electrical motors and controls for commercial and industrial applications. DC, stepper, 1-phase and 3-phase AC motors, including variable-frequency drives. Includes motor theory and hands-on applications. This course is free and students may repeat this course until mastery of the skills is met. This course is a noncredit course that is equivalent to the ESYS 69 credit course of the same title. Both options cover the same content and students will be enrolled in the same class at the same time. If a student chooses to move from noncredit to credit courses, please meet with ESYS faculty to discuss assessing equivalency and credit by exam. This course is part of a Certificate of Completion. Available Certificates can be found in the Chabot College Catalog.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. compare and contrast actuators to effectors in robotic control systems.
  2. configure, operate, and troubleshoot DC, stepper, and AC motor systems.
  3. set up a variable frequency AC motor for acceleration, deceleration and braking.

ESYS 50 - Introduction to Electronic Systems Technology    ( 4.00 - Units )
Introduction to electronic systems and circuits. Overview of career opportunities and job duties with electronic systems technology. Direct current and alternating current circuits including Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's laws. Measurement and characterization of electronic systems at the block diagram level. Laboratory practice includes the proper use of standard test instruments.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. describe and analyze the operation of basic electronic circuits using appropriate electronic terminology, theory, and mathematical relationships;
  2. use test and measurement equipment to perform basic voltage, current, resistance, and timing measurements on electronic circuits;
  3. build a wide range of electronic circuitry on prototyping boards for comparing and contrasting physical analysis to provide results consistent with theory analysis.

ESYS 51 - Fabrication Techniques for Electronic Systems Technology    ( 2.00 - Units )
Prototype development includes sheet metal, printed circuit board layout and fabrication, connection and soldering techniques, use of hand tools, and machines in electronic fabrication. Use of computer software tools as applied to electronic fabrication.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. document the construction and assembly of an electronic system;
  2. use standard tools to perform soldering, assembly, and fabrication tasks on electronic assemblies and systems.

ESYS 54 - Analog Circuits and Semiconductor Devices    ( 3.00 - Units )
Analog circuits, including amplifiers, oscillators, and filters, using single-chip analog devices, operational amplifiers, field-effect transistors, bipolar transistors.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. identify op-amp circuit configurations and calculate gain and impedances for the circuit;
  2. identify the terminals and basic internal construction of MOSFET transistors, and describe the operation of MOSFET switching and amplifier circuits.

ESYS 55 - IoT & Microcontroller Systems    ( 3.00 - Units )
As IoT connects the world, explore its benefits, applications and challenges. Architecture, programming, application and troubleshooting of Arduino and Nexys FPGA microcontroller electronic systems. Digital building blocks, number systems, programming in high-level language. Semester microcontroller project.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. interpret manufacturers' data sheets and reference documentation and apply principles of digital and microcontroller systems to describe the operation of a given microcontroller system.
  2. use standard test equipment, system documentation, and software program listings to measure and verify timing, inputs, and outputs of a given basic microcontroller system.
  3. build an IoT microcontroller project that encompasses inputs and outputs, programming for repetitive function, modifying that programming for cause and effect. The project will culminate with a verbal demonstration presentation to the class and constructing an e-portfolio to showcase the project on the Internet.

ESYS 57 - PLCs & Process Control Systems    ( 3.00 - Units )
Programmable logic control systems. PLC input/output systems and requirements. Ladder logic and SCADA programming using basic instructions for input/output, logic, timers, counters, and comparison functions.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. describe the functions and operations of a process control system at the block level;
  2. implement and troubleshoot a basic functional control system using ladder-logic programming;
  3. build a PLC project that encompasses inputs and outputs, programming for repetitive function, modifying that programming for cause and effect. The project will culminate with a verbal demonstration presentation to the class and constructing an e-portfolio to showcase the project on the Internet.

ESYS 63 - IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software    ( 3.00 - Units )
Cisco Networking Academy IT Essentials course. Students will learn the internal components of a computer, assemble a computer system, install an operating system, and troubleshoot using system tools and diagnostic software.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. identify the fundamental principles, components, and procedures for servicing and maintaining Personal Computer Systems, as identified by the Comp-TIA A+ certification competencies;
  2. install, perform fundamental configuration tasks, and demonstrate basic troubleshooting on the hardware and software of a Personal Computer System;
  3. configure a printer to connect to a computer as well as perform basic printer service including changing toner/ink cartridges and clear the paper path of a jammed printer.

ESYS 69 - Robotics & Industrial Control Systems    ( 3.00 - Units )
Robotics fundamentals include machine design, control systems, sensors, actuators and programming. Electrical motors and controls for commercial and industrial applications. Includes motor theory and hands-on applications.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. compare and contrast actuators to effectors in robotic control systems;
  2. configure, operate, and troubleshoot DC, stepper, and AC motor systems;
  3. set up a variable frequency AC motor for acceleration, deceleration and braking.

ESYS 70 - Bridge to Electronic Systems Technology    ( 3.00 - Units )
Basic electronic theory, formulas, and calculations applied to DC and AC circuits and systems. Electrical quantities and units. Algebraic manipulation of formulas, graphs, and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions applied to AC sine wave circuits

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. The student will describe the operation of basic electronic circuits using appropriate electronic terminology, theory, and mathematical relationships.
  2. The student will solve basic electronic equations using a scientific calculator.
  3. The student will use test and measurement equipment to perform basic voltage, current, and resistance measurements on electronic circuits.