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Course Descriptions Ecology A124 — Ecology of the Gray Whale — 1 unit Ecology and natural history of the California Gray Whale and the Orange County Whale Watch program. Completion qualifies students as docents on whale watching boats. Field trip required. May be taken for grades or on a pass- no pass basis. Same as Marine Science A124. Students taking Ecology A124 may not receive credit for Marine Science A124. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Ecology A210 – Wetlands Ecology and Management – 4 Units Prerequisite: Biology A100, or Ecology A100, or Horticulture A100, or Marine Science A100, or Geology A105 This course covers the biological, physical, chemical, and hydrological components of wetland ecosystems. Various types of wetland habitats are discussed including their ecological and economic value. Field-based and laboratory-based assessments on wetland ecology are implemented throughout the course. Management practices are investigated including past and current methods, policies, restoration efforts and outcomes, and the effects of climate change on wetlands are examined. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU, UC. ECONOMICS Economics A100 — Economics: General Concepts — 3 units Provides the student with a general understanding of the concepts, principles, and methods of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the introductory level. This course may also be offered online. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. Economics A110 — Consumer Economics — 3 units An applied approach to the problems and possibilities confronting the consumer in today’s economy. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in personal financial planning: decision making, use of credit and principles of saving and investment. Attention is given to the problems in housing, transportation, health services, and insurance. Issues of personal taxation, government regulation, and environmental protection are considered in relation to consumer interest. May be taken for grades or on a pass/ no-pass basis. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Economics A170 — Microeconomics — 3 units Formerly Economics A185 Prerequisite: Mathematics A010. Advisory: Mathematics A030. An introduction to the principles and problems of microeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, analysis of costs, consumer behavior, determining consumer optimum conditions, behavior of producers, determining the producers optimum in the goods and services market and in the factors markets, the structure of markets and how they influence and limit competition, labor, capital, information and entrepreneurship, public goods, and international economics. This course may also be offered online. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. C-ID ECON 201. Economics A175 — Macroeconomics — 3 units Formerly Economics A180 Prerequisite: Mathematics A010. Advisory: Economics A170, Mathematics A030. An introduction to the principles and problems of macroeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, national income, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, the Federal Reserve System, and international economics. This course may also be offered online. 54 hours lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. C-ID ECON 202. EDUCATION Education A200 — The Teaching Profession — 3 units Prerequisite: English A099 or ESL A099. Advisory: English A100 and Human Development A180. Examination of opportunities, requirements, responsibilities, and rewards in teaching. Skills needed and problems encountered in the classroom will be covered. May be taken for grades or on a pass/no-pass basis. Lecture, 45 hours internship. Transfer Credit: CSU; UC. C-ID EDUC 200. ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY Electronics Technology A047 — Electronic Problem Solving — 3 units A project-based, interactive course that teaches skills for college success, such as: project management, study skills, and effective personal learning strategies. Applications from Science Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) careers are used to help the student master complex concepts with a deeper understanding of how to apply theory, and to discover creative solutions to complex problems. These applications are integrated into the study of a wide range of math concepts including: numbering systems, fractions, ratios, statistics, probabilities, spreadsheet calculations, introduction to symbolic logic, Boolean Algebra, Algebra 1, geometry, and an introduction to trigonometry: vectors, rectangular and polar graphing techniques. Lecture. Electronics Technology A101 — Robotics 1 Mechanics and Design — 4 units Advisory: High School Physics, Electronics Technology A047 an A170. Design a robot to tournament specifications, with analysis, diagnoisis, modification, calibration and documentation of prototype. Course will focus on mechanical structures in robot design, function, and the physical laws that govern design. Integrated electronics applied to the robotic system will also be explored. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A135 — Symbolic Logic with Digital Applications — 4 units Advisory: Electronics Technology A047, A170, or any Mathematics course above Math A030. Introduction to logic as it applies to discrete Boolean mathematics, deductive reasoning, and digital applications including computer programming, architecture, and embedded systems. An in-depth study of obverse, inverse, AND/OR logical operations. Boolean algebra techniques are applied to simplify complex equations. Students will build, measure, test, analyze and troubleshoot series, parallel and complex circuits. Reading documentation commonly found in industry, i.e. schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures, will also be included. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A140 — Technical Electronics — 3 units Corequisite: Electronics Technology A172 or Electronics Technology A173. An introduction to electricity and electronics for non- technicians. Vocabulary, power, voltage, current, resistance, safety, test equipment, circuits and devices are studied. Hands-on, interactive, project based: you will build, test, and troubleshoot circuits and devices. You will learn how to read documentation commonly found in industry i.e. schematics, specifications, assembly and test procedures. Lecture. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A146 — Computer Hardware Configuration and Diagnostics — 3 units Advisory: Electronics Technology A047 or placement above Math A030. Computer hardware installation, configuration, diagnostics and, troubleshooting. Topics include: installation and upgrade of peripherals, design systems & Local Area Networks, configuration, upgrade, build, test and, troubleshoot computer systems per client specifications; troubleshooting PC workstation to LAN installations; troubleshooting peripherals and internal components. Troubleshoot windows configuration and operation problems. Create a diagnostics and rescue kit for PC workstation. This course challenges the CompTIA A+ certified technician skills. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A150 — D. C. Circuits — 3 units Advisory: Electronics Technology A047. Project-based, in-depth study of Direct Current (DC) circuits for technicians and engineers: Electro-magnetics, power, voltage, current, resistance, sensors & other devices, series, parallel, circuit analysis methods & applications. Laboratory: safety, test equipment, industry standard documentation (i.e. schematics, specifications, procedures etc.) assembly, diagnostics, & troubleshooting techniques. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A155 — A.C. Circuits — 3 units Advisory: Electronics Technology A047 or concurrent enrollment, or placement above Math A030. A project-based in-depth study of Amplitude Changing & Alternating Current (AC) circuits for technicians and engineers. Applications from AC & DC power, audio, communications, network systems, industrial automation and, motor control. Topics include: Electro-magnetics, properties of waves, transformers, power factor, maximum power transfer, impedance, inductance, capacitance, RLC transient & filter circuits, phase shift, phasors, modulation, harmonics, resonance, spectrum analysis, bandwidth, thyristors, solid-state relays, & circuit analysis methods. Lecture, Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. Electronics Technology A170 — Electronics Laboratory 1 — 1 unit Prerequisite: Electronics Technology A101or concurrent enrollment or Electronics Technology A146. First semester laboratory experience supplements, complements, or fulfills the laboratory requirement for courses in the Electronics Technology Program. Students will assemble, test calibrate, and troubleshoot electronic, electro-mechanical, instrumentation, robotics, and automation systems at a foundational level. Lab. Transfer Credit: CSU. 177