SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2024 3:51:22 PMELEC 67A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 67ATitle:  COMMUNICATIONS  
Full Title:  Communications
Last Reviewed:3/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled2.006 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introductory course in theory and practice of transmission lines, microwave devices, and microwave circuits. Included is basic use of Smith Chart solutions of transmission line problems. Laboratory work includes the operation of slotted lines, power meters, attenuators, standing wave meters, chart recorders and basic single frequency power and voltage standing wave ratio measurement techniques.

ELEC 61, ELEC 61L and ELEC 90B or MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher with a grade of "C" or better.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro to the concepts of microwave, transmission lines, power measuring devices, velocity modulation, Smith Charts, attenuators, wave guides, instruments (VSWR, slotted lines, frequency meters, slide screw tuners & directional couplers). Scattering parameters, pulsed power theory & antenna types & arrays.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:ELEC 61, ELEC 61L and ELEC 90B or MATH 27 (formerly MATH 57) or higher with a grade of "C" or better.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2009
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The student will be able to:
     1. analyze microwave systems.
     2. measure microwave parameters.
     3. identify characteristics and equipment used in microwave

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Fundamental of handling microwave frequencies:
        a. transit times
        b. Klystrons
        c. transmission lines
        d. wave guides
        e. antennas
 2.  Theory of equipments utilized:
        a. VSWR meter
        b. power meter
        c. Smith Charts
        d. frequency meters

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  Homework and other exercises from text manual.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 30%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 70%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

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