Los Angeles Pierce College

Room: VLGE 8109    Section Number: 3152     Time: 3:45 to 6:55 Wed.    Instructor: Ken Sharpe   
E-mail:   sharpekj@piercecollege.edu   Office Hours: Will be posted by the second week of class. Office: VLGE 8110    Phone: 818- 719-6480
Electronics Program Web Address: http://info.piercecollege.edu/departments/electronics/
Materials:    Turbocad Deluxe  (be careful to obtain the version that includes electronics symbols!!)  version V8 or newer (not mandatory if using the department's computers), and a USB flash (thumb) drive  to store your drawings. 
Sample Student Learning Outcomes:
1.    Demonstrate a proficiency in the use of a CAD drawing program. Draw a schematic diagram that includes transistors, resistors, and other discrete devices and/or integrated devices.   Organize the symbols and text in a logical manner.
2.    Research and draw a sample logic diagram utilizing digital integrated circuits.  Label devices, pin and unit numbers.  Organize component placement on drawing paper utilizing CAD software.
3.    Research and draw a sample flow chart using standard flow symbols showing an industrial process or program.  Label symbols, and show decision making symbol flow.  Organize symbol placement on drawing utilizing CAD software.

1.        Welcome to the Pierce College Electronics Department.   If for any reason you have to drop this class, please follow the drop procedures.  Students that stop coming to class are NOT automatically excluded.  If you plan to stop attending, it is your responsibility to drop the class to avoid a failing grade.  

2.        You may arrive late to class and may construct the assigned drawings outside of class time, but you take TOTAL responsibility for obtaining and completing class assignments, quizzes and material presented during in-class drawing demonstrations and lectures.   Computers are available first come, first served but try to use the same one each week.  Most Instructor lectures and demonstrations will be given at 5:45pm, but if you arrive late, expect to miss some material provided during the course of the day. 

3.        Please enter and leave through the doors in VLGE 8109 ONLY even if you are using a computer in another room.   To avoid disrupting the class, please DO NOT come one by one and ask the instructor about quiz and assignment information - - this information will be given by 6pm when everyone should be in attendance and will be listed on the board at the front of VLGE 8109 - - Please check the board when you arrive each day.

4.        Quizzes will be announced a week before the date given, and will occur at 6pm.  Quizzes can include written information and drawing skill demonstration on the computer.  NO MAKEUP QUIZZES.  Missed quizzes count as zero.

5.        Grading: Drawings: 50%, PC Board Drawings: 20%, Quiz Average: 20%.  Your ability to work independently using help files: 10%.  Quiz material will be taken from the Turbocad program, lecture material, and handouts.  All quizzes will be multiple choice, matching, or true-false.  Some quizzes will include hands-on drawing at the computer.  One full grade is lost if a drawing is turned in late, and one more grade reduction for each week thereafter for a maximum of 3 lost grades.

6.        Keep a copy of your drawings on your own flash drive or floppy disks.  Do not assume that your drawing will remain on the hard drive although it will normally not be disturbed.  Please be sure to use virus protection on your home computer and scan any drives before using them.  You must have your name printed on your storage device.  Use your last name followed by the drawing number as your file name for each drawing.  Example: sharpe4.tcw (turbocad automatically adds the tcw extension).  Store your assignments in the "drawings" folder ONLY!

7.        DO NOT CHANGE the start-up settings for turbocad or Windows.  Do not use any other program without permission.  Read the computer regulations posted in the labs.

8.        Please consult the Pierce College Electronics Program web page for catalog descriptions, course outlines, copies of syllabi and other important information.