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Electronics

Pre-Engineering: Computer or Electrical

BTC’s general pre-Engineering transfer degree provides the academic coursework and hands-on education that will prepare you for direct tranfer into a Bachelor of Science degree program at a four-year college or university. Upon completing the program, you may transfer as a junior into engineering progams in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

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  • Chemistry
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • Communication Skills
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • Electives
  • ENGL& 102English Composition II5 credits

    Intermediate academic essay writing. Emphasis on critical reading and writing, synthesis of cross-disciplinary texts, documentation of sources and argumentation. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    Engl& 101 with a C or above

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 24
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aBURNS JOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pBILLS MOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SOC& 101Introduction to Sociology5 credits

    This course introduces the major concepts and definitions of the science of sociology. Basic sociological inquiry is covered, and how social forces shape communal and individual behaviors and attitudes. Topics include socialization, cultures, deviance, social control, inequality, power, social class, race, gender, and institutions. Students learn the basic theories and perspectives of sociology and how those theories apply to the social landscape.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online POLLARD DOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23T 6:00p-7:30pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pVELAHALEY, ROpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Engineering
  • ENGR& 204Electrical Circuits5 credits

    Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit and systems concepts. Resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solutions of first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms.

    Prerequisite:
    C or better in MATH& 151; C or better in PHYS& 221 or Instructor Permission
  • ETEC 200Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course is designed for beginners. The goal is to make programming fun and learn how to build game applications. Primary emphasis of this course is to introduce Microsoft Small Basic by using the Microsoft Small Basic Development Environment. Topics include: text window applications, graphics window applications, looping, arrays and subroutines. Using objects such as; clock, controls, shapes, mouse, timer, sound, text and ImageList to develop animation game programs.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH&141 Precalculus
  • Engineering Electives
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
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  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ENGT 122AutoCAD I: BASICS5 credits

    This course is an introduction to CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), utilizing a "cookbook" approach to instruction. Students have immediate hands-on computer usage while applying basic command concepts and terminology. Basic drawing and editing techniques are reinforced with exercises designed to help the student reach an in-depth understanding.

  • ETEC 281Robotics5 credits

    Teaches students the basic concepts of robot technology, including major elements in a robotic system, understanding a robot’s linkages and joint-spherical geometry and motion transfer from axis motors plus programming robot motion. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145.

    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/5DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG SOpenings: 12
     MThF12:30p-3:00p
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • Humanities
  • HIST& 148United States History III5 credits

    Survey course exploring the social, political, and economic history of the United States from 1900 to the present.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online CRAWFORD KOpenings: 24
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  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pVELAHALEY, ROpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Mathematics
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26Th 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25W 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • MATH& 163Calculus 35 credits

    Multivariate integral and differential calculus. Geometry in R3 and in the plane. The study of vectors, acceleration, curvature; functions of several variables, partial derivatives; directional derivatives and gradients; extreme values; double and triple integrals; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 152 with a C or better.
  • MATH 204Introduction to Linear Algebra ALGEBRA (5)5 credits

    Elementary study of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Course is intended for stronger math or science students. Course to include the study of systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional vector space; linear independence, bases, subspaces and dimension. Introduction to determinants and the eigenvalue problem; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • Physics
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 1:00p-4:00pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Social Sciences
  • ECON& 201Micro Economics5 credits

    Introduction to microeconomics. Presents supply and demand models, consumers and producers choice in the competitive and non-competitive market. Examines the various economic decisions made by firms relating to price, demand, factors or production, and cost.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online BERGAN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
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Program Outcomes

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Samuel Cheung

 

Area of Instruction


Electronics, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

 

Background


Profile

Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B....

    • Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B.S.E.E., he worked at Rockwell International in the field of satellite communication. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development, and server system performance. At IBM Sam received numerous achievement awards including: the First Patent Application Invention, the First Plateau Invention, and Authors’ Recognition. Sam also received a US patent and has one pending patent for his work at IBM.

      Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He previously served as adjunct mathematics faculty at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.

Specialties
NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)
    • Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)
    • IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)
    • Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler


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Jill Davishahl

 

Area of Instruction


Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8575
jdavishahl@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

Background


Profile

Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics,...

    • Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Graphics. Before joining the team at BTC, Jill taught engineering at Western Washington University for the department of Engineering & Design. Prior to her term at WWU, Jill was a tenured faculty member at Edmonds Community College. While at Edmonds Community College, Jill designed and implemented the Associated of Applied Science in Materials Science Technology program, participated in a variety of NSF grants (Co-PI for CSEMS scholarship program, instructor for EMTECH workshops), taught and developed classes in both engineering and materials science, and held the position of department chair of engineering.

      Her experience in industry focused on prosthetic research and design in both a clinical and laboratory setting. Her prosthetics research focused primarily on developing a low cost composite prosthesis for use in underdeveloped countries. She also worked in the area of electronics packaging focusing on creating a thermally conductive interface material for use in computerized applications.

      Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students can learn and apply the fundamental concepts of engineering while developing and utilizing their intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and team skills. She strives to inspire student interest in learning and to foster their creative spirit.

Specialties
• Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis

    • • Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis
    • • Design & implementation of engineering and related degree programs
    • • Grant writing and resource development in the area of engineering
    • • Curriculum enhancement


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David Rangel

 

Area of Instruction


Physics, Mathematics

 

Degrees and Certifications


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

B.A., Physics, Harvard University

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

Background


Profile

David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, an...

    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

Specialties
Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education
    • Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods
    • Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering


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Jason Kefover

 

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, Assn for Packaging & Processing Technologies

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8568
jkefover@btc.ctc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

 

Background


Profile

Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintena...

    • Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintenance in the Carolinas. His experience includes work for several major corporations in the Automotive, ¬¬Polymer, and Industrial Robotics industries.

Specialties
Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.

    • Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.


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Danielle Newton

 

Area of Instruction


Humanities

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

 

Background


Profile

Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural St...

    • Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural Studies, and Green River Community College. Danielle has also taught composition, oral and written communications, and social media writing in various higher education settings, including Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University, California’s two-year tribal college, Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, and Bellevue College. Her teaching interests include writing for professional purposes, contextualized curriculum, and technology in the classroom.

Specialties
Recent Scholarship

    • Recent Scholarship
    • Presenter. ACTIVIST PUBLIC RELATIONS in AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNICATIONS: “People Are Not Collateral Damage”. May 21-25, 2014. American Indian Workshop (International). University of Leiden (Netherlands). Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “Open Access, Open Opportunity: Using Universal Course Design to Help International Students Succeed in the American Community College Classroom.” February 5-7, 2014. International Teacher Education Conference. Dubai, UAE. Peer Reviewed.
    • Panel Chair. Presenter. “Just Because I’m a Woman: Music and Social Agitation in Yesterday’s Communities.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer reviewed. First author.
    • Presenter. “Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, Race to the Bottom: Social Media, Digital Agitation, and the Partisan Politics of Women’s Healthcare.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “All My Tears Be Washed Away: Revelations of Displacement in Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball.” November 9-11, 2012. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. First author.
    • Presenter. Women as Global Leaders Conference. The Shorthand of Quintessence: How Business Women Lead and Partner for Dynamic, Thoughtful, and Different Forms of Sustainability. March 2012. Zayed University, Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.
    • “Citizen 2.0: How Government Uses Social Media to Reframe Public Messages,” Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies. IGI Global. 2012. Second Author. Peer Reviewed.
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Assistant Editor, Fiction. Fifth Wednesday Journal. Literary Magazine.
    • Member. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
    • Member. National Communication Association.


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Carl Oekerman

 

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

 

Background


Profile

Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private pract...

    • Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private practice, organizational development consultant, and County Designated Mental Health Professional. He also served as the Director of the Emergency Services Department at Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic.

      Carl started teaching Interpersonal Communications courses at BTC in 2004 and was hired as a full time instructor in 2007.


Associate in Science-Transfer Degree: Electronics or Computer pre-Engineering Technology

This program is designed for students planning to major in electronics or computer engineering technology at a Washington State college or university. Upon completing the 90-credit program, you may transfer as a junior into a Bachelor of Science program and complete your education in electronics or computer engineering.

In this program, you’ll study academic coursework in English, chemistry, physics, technology, and mathematics. You’ll also develop skills that will prepare you to interface with engineering and development teams and succeed in the workplace.

Program Facts

Across the state, the number of engineering graduates is well below industry needs, as employers such as engineering firms and manufacturers continue to seek qualified electronics and computer engineers. BTC’s Associate in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP program will position you to transfer to a four-year institution to earn your bachelor’s degree and pursue a career in this high-demand field. Electronics and computer engineering graduates are typically working professionals, so salary ranges will vary, depending on the field.

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  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 24
     W 9:00a-11:00aSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • Electives
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • Social Sciences
  • PSYC& 100General Psychology5 credits

    An overview of the factors affecting behavior including topics related to theories of learning, the senses, perceptions, nervous system, emotions, personality theory, motivation, abnormal behavior and therapy, and social psychology.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online MUDD SOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Communication Skills
  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

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    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • Electives
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
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  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • MATH& 146Introduction to Statistics5 credits

    Fundamental concepts and basic tools of descriptive and inferential statistics. How to describe data and make reasonable conjectures about the populations from which the samples were taken. Topics include: sampling distribution patterns, organization of data, sampling methods and experimental design, probability and simulation of random events, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals, correlation, linear regression and basic hypothesis testing. Internet/computer access and graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online RANGEL DOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Communication Skills
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

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    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • Social Sciences
  • PSYC& 200Lifespan Psychology5 credits

    A systematic study of the developmental processes in humans from conception to late adulthood. Special emphasis will be given to the topics of physical development, cognitive development, and personality/social development. Prerequisite: PSYC& 100 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    PSYC& 100 with a C grade

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

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    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Electives
  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

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  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26Th 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 1:00p-4:00pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • Humanities
  • CMST& 220Public Speaking5 credits

    Introduction to communication theory and public speaking emphasizing organization, audience analysis, oral styles, and use of visual aids. Includes presentation of various types of public speeches and analyses of contemporary speeches.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26TTh 9:00a-11:05aBURNS JOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 9:00a-11:05aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh 6:00p-8:05pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning Skills
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25W 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • Electives
  • ENGR& 204Electrical Circuits5 credits

    Introduction to electrical engineering. Basic circuit and systems concepts. Resistors, sources, capacitors, inductors, and operational amplifiers. Solutions of first- and second-order linear differential equations associated with basic circuit forms.

    Prerequisite:
    C or better in MATH& 151; C or better in PHYS& 221 or Instructor Permission
  • Humanities
  • SPAN& 121Spanish I5 credits

    An introductory course, which facilitates elementary ability in comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. This course provides some understanding of Hispanic cultures.


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    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pVELAHALEY, ROpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Physical and Natural Sciences
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS90 credits

Program Entry Information

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Planning Guide

Program Outcomes

  • Bellingham Technical College - Associate in Science- Transfer Degree (AS-T/MRP) Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology

    Upon completion of BTC’s Associate in Science AS-T/MRP: Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology degree, students are eligible to transfer to Eastern Washington University (EWU), Central Washington University (CWU), or Western Washington University (WWU) to complete one of the bachelor's of science degrees.

    At CWU, students can work towards completion of an Electronics Engineering Technology degree; at WWU, students can work towards completion of an Electronics Engineering Technology degree; at EWU, students can work towards completion of a Computer Engineering Technology bachelor’s degree.

    Please note: Admission into many schools is competitive and higher grade point averages and course grades are often required. Completion of the general Electronics or Computer Engineering Technology AS-T/MRP degree does not necessarily satisfy all transfer requirements; some institutions may have additional course requirements. Check individual schools for the most up-to-date admission requirements and recommendations.

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Samuel Cheung

 

Area of Instruction


Electronics, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

 

Background


Profile

Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B....

    • Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B.S.E.E., he worked at Rockwell International in the field of satellite communication. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development, and server system performance. At IBM Sam received numerous achievement awards including: the First Patent Application Invention, the First Plateau Invention, and Authors’ Recognition. Sam also received a US patent and has one pending patent for his work at IBM.

      Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He previously served as adjunct mathematics faculty at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.

Specialties
NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)
    • Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)
    • IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)
    • Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler


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Jill Davishahl

 

Area of Instruction


Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


752-8575
jdavishahl@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

Background


Profile

Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics,...

    • Jill Davishahl is an engineering instructor at Bellingham Technical College where she teaches a variety of engineering classes including Statics, Mechanics of Materials, and Graphics. Before joining the team at BTC, Jill taught engineering at Western Washington University for the department of Engineering & Design. Prior to her term at WWU, Jill was a tenured faculty member at Edmonds Community College. While at Edmonds Community College, Jill designed and implemented the Associated of Applied Science in Materials Science Technology program, participated in a variety of NSF grants (Co-PI for CSEMS scholarship program, instructor for EMTECH workshops), taught and developed classes in both engineering and materials science, and held the position of department chair of engineering.

      Her experience in industry focused on prosthetic research and design in both a clinical and laboratory setting. Her prosthetics research focused primarily on developing a low cost composite prosthesis for use in underdeveloped countries. She also worked in the area of electronics packaging focusing on creating a thermally conductive interface material for use in computerized applications.

      Her teaching philosophy is to create an environment where students can learn and apply the fundamental concepts of engineering while developing and utilizing their intellectual curiosity, communication skills, and team skills. She strives to inspire student interest in learning and to foster their creative spirit.

Specialties
• Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis

    • • Composite design and analysis including finite element analysis
    • • Design & implementation of engineering and related degree programs
    • • Grant writing and resource development in the area of engineering
    • • Curriculum enhancement


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David Rangel

 

Area of Instruction


Physics, Mathematics

 

Degrees and Certifications


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

B.A., Physics, Harvard University

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

Background


Profile

David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, an...

    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

Specialties
Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education
    • Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods
    • Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering


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Scott Reiss

 

Area of Instruction


Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, CAD

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont

E.I.T., E.I.T., State of Vermont

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8424
sreiss@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J5-A

 

Background


Profile

Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

Scot...

    • Scott Reiss is tenured faculty at BTC where he has been instructing the Mechanical Engineering Technology program since 2003.

      Scott has over 20 years of industry based mechanical engineering experience. Before Scott joined BTC he owned and operated J. Scott Reiss Consulting, where he performed 3D solid modeling, stress analysis, and patent work for various clients. For ten years prior to that, Scott worked for the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon as a stress analyst. In this capacity, Scott performed finite element analysis and developed testing strategies to support the development of new class 8 trucks and remedy issues with existing vehicles. Other work experience includes jobs on the east coast where Scott worked in R&D labs developing products and performing test and analysis work.

Specialties
Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design

    • Areas of Expertise: CAD, AutoCAD, Inventor, Plant 3D; Stress Analysis; Finite Element Analysis; Optimization; Composite Design


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Jason Kefover

 

Area of Instruction


Electro Mechanical Technology, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Manufacturing Systems, East Carolina University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

B.A., Physics, Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

Certificate, Programmable Logic Controllers 1, Assn for Packaging & Processing Technologies

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8568
jkefover@btc.ctc.edu
B Building (B) - Room B11-A

 

Background


Profile

Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintena...

    • Jason has taught at BTC for 5 years. Prior to his tenure at Bellingham Technical College he worked as an Engineer and taught Industrial Maintenance in the Carolinas. His experience includes work for several major corporations in the Automotive, ¬¬Polymer, and Industrial Robotics industries.

Specialties
Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.

    • Industrial automation, lean manufacturing, and machine maintenance.


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Danielle Newton

 

Area of Instruction


Humanities

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

 

Background


Profile

Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural St...

    • Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural Studies, and Green River Community College. Danielle has also taught composition, oral and written communications, and social media writing in various higher education settings, including Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University, California’s two-year tribal college, Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, and Bellevue College. Her teaching interests include writing for professional purposes, contextualized curriculum, and technology in the classroom.

Specialties
Recent Scholarship

    • Recent Scholarship
    • Presenter. ACTIVIST PUBLIC RELATIONS in AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNICATIONS: “People Are Not Collateral Damage”. May 21-25, 2014. American Indian Workshop (International). University of Leiden (Netherlands). Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “Open Access, Open Opportunity: Using Universal Course Design to Help International Students Succeed in the American Community College Classroom.” February 5-7, 2014. International Teacher Education Conference. Dubai, UAE. Peer Reviewed.
    • Panel Chair. Presenter. “Just Because I’m a Woman: Music and Social Agitation in Yesterday’s Communities.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer reviewed. First author.
    • Presenter. “Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, Race to the Bottom: Social Media, Digital Agitation, and the Partisan Politics of Women’s Healthcare.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “All My Tears Be Washed Away: Revelations of Displacement in Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball.” November 9-11, 2012. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. First author.
    • Presenter. Women as Global Leaders Conference. The Shorthand of Quintessence: How Business Women Lead and Partner for Dynamic, Thoughtful, and Different Forms of Sustainability. March 2012. Zayed University, Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.
    • “Citizen 2.0: How Government Uses Social Media to Reframe Public Messages,” Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies. IGI Global. 2012. Second Author. Peer Reviewed.
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Assistant Editor, Fiction. Fifth Wednesday Journal. Literary Magazine.
    • Member. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
    • Member. National Communication Association.


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Carl Oekerman

 

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

 

Background


Profile

Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private pract...

    • Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private practice, organizational development consultant, and County Designated Mental Health Professional. He also served as the Director of the Emergency Services Department at Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic.

      Carl started teaching Interpersonal Communications courses at BTC in 2004 and was hired as a full time instructor in 2007.


Associate Applied Science - Transfer

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics engineering technician. Electronics engineering technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, manufacturing support technicians, and electronic product development engineering assistants.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, including analog and digital circuits design and analysis, analog and digital electronics , embedded micro-controller systems , sensors and instrumentation, industrial electronics, programmable logic controller and manufacturing automation, robotics and controls, lasers , optoelectronics and fiber optics, wireless communications, NANO/Micro Systems, renewable energy and emerging electronics technology. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, electronic instrument high tech industries, electronic product development labs, and in the solar and renewable energy areas and biomedical equipment field.

This program also provides a pathway for students to: • To obtain Electronics Technician Certificate after the first year of study and Certified by the Electronics Technicians Association – International (ETA-i) with an Associate Certified Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate. • To obtain associate of Applied Science Degree in the field of Electronics • To choose to transfer from a two years associate degree at four years bachelorette Electronics Engineering Technology degree.

Program Facts

Average annual wage $61,925

Wage potential $72,342 annually

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Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

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  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits. PREREQUISITE: ETEC 150.


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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

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  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

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  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pBILLS MOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

    Future Offerings
    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 21
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    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 12
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/26-3/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

    Future Offerings
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 21
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    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 12
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    3/13-3/26DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 3
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 20
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    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 11
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    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 200Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course is designed for beginners. The goal is to make programming fun and learn how to build game applications. Primary emphasis of this course is to introduce Microsoft Small Basic by using the Microsoft Small Basic Development Environment. Topics include: text window applications, graphics window applications, looping, arrays and subroutines. Using objects such as; clock, controls, shapes, mouse, timer, sound, text and ImageList to develop animation game programs.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH&141 Precalculus
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Test Exam (see program advisor)

  • Quarter 5
  • ETEC 212Micro-Controller System I6 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic computer theory; Intel 808X microprocessor architecture, 68HC12 processor architecture and its instruction sets. Students will also be introduced to hardware design concepts for a stand-alone and an expanded system; the data address bus, control signals, microprocessor architecture, digital circuits and programming with emphasis in learning from a systems approach.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141
  • ETEC 281Robotics5 credits

    Teaches students the basic concepts of robot technology, including major elements in a robotic system, understanding a robot’s linkages and joint-spherical geometry and motion transfer from axis motors plus programming robot motion. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145.

    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/5DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG SOpenings: 12
     MThF12:30p-3:00p
  • MATH& 151Calculus I5 credits

    Study of functions, limits, continuity,limits at infinity, differentiation of algebraic,exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their inverses.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 142 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/8-3/26Th 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 221Engineering Physics I w/Lab5 credits

    Kinematics and dynamics of particles; work and energy; gravitation; collisions and conservation of momentum.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite: MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh 1:00p-4:05pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-11:15aSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 6
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
     W 1:00p-3:00pSTAFF
    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    4/10-6/22MF 1:00p-2:45pSTAFFOpenings: 24
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  • ETEC 245Mechatronics I5 credits

    This course introduces the open and close loop control systems, the Microprocessor-Based control and Operational Amplifiers and Signal Conditioning, sensors, switches and relays, direct current motor, stepper motor and alternating current motors, Electric, Hydraulic and Pneumatic actuators, and Mechanical Systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/28DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • MATH& 152Calculus II5 credits

    The study of Riemann Sums, methods of integration, numerical methods, polar and rectangular forms, fundamental theorem of Calculus, areas of regions, volumes of solids, centroids, length of curves, surface area, and an introduction to differential equations.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25W 1:00p-2:25pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • PHYS& 222Engineering Physics II w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of thermodynamics, mechanics of fluids and oscillatory motion, and mechanical waves.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 221 with a grade of C or better, Prerequisite or Co-requisite MATH& 152 with a C grade or better.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 1:00p-4:00pRANGEL DOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 7
  • ENGL& 235Technical Writing5 credits

    This course is designed to help students report technical information clearly, completely, and persuasively. Technical writing shares many of the same concerns of other kinds of writing, such as attention to Purpose, Readability, and most significantly, Audience. This course is designed to provide instruction and practice in creating practical and effective documents for students in medical, scientific, technical, and other professional fields.

    Prerequisite:
    ENGL& 101 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:05pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
  • Circuit Simulation/FPGA6 credits

  • MATH 204Introduction to Linear Algebra ALGEBRA (5)5 credits

    Elementary study of the fundamentals of linear algebra. Course is intended for stronger math or science students. Course to include the study of systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional vector space; linear independence, bases, subspaces and dimension. Introduction to determinants and the eigenvalue problem; applications. Graphing calculator required.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 151 with a C grade or better.
  • PHYS& 223Engineering Physics III w/Lab5 credits

    Basic principles of electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and atomic structure.

    Prerequisite:
    PHYS& 222 with a grade of C or better.

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23T 1:00p-4:00pSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS133 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS-T General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS-T degree and are higher than those for the AAS degree. Please see AAS Entry Page for AAS requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safety procedures and use protective equipment to safeguard against injury and workplace accidents.
  • Assess and analyze a variety of active and passive electronic devices to determine operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement design for serviceability, packaging, wiring, and technical reports.
  • Utilize critical and logical thinking procedures/processes in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot components at the system level.
  • Calibrate, align, and adjust electronic devices.
  • National certification through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-i).

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Samuel Cheung

 

Area of Instruction


Electronics, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

 

Background


Profile

Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B....

    • Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B.S.E.E., he worked at Rockwell International in the field of satellite communication. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development, and server system performance. At IBM Sam received numerous achievement awards including: the First Patent Application Invention, the First Plateau Invention, and Authors’ Recognition. Sam also received a US patent and has one pending patent for his work at IBM.

      Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He previously served as adjunct mathematics faculty at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.

Specialties
NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)
    • Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)
    • IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)
    • Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler


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Dave Starkovich

 

Area of Instruction


Instrumentation & Control Technology

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

B.S., B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

A.S., A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

Certificate, Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8416
dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 136

 


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David Rangel

 

Area of Instruction


Physics, Mathematics

 

Degrees and Certifications


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Chemistry, University of Washington

M.S., Oceanography, University of Washington

B.A., Physics, Harvard University

Contact Info


360 752-8473
drangel@btc.ctc.edu
J Building (J) - Room J3-A

 

Background


Profile

David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, an...

    • David Rangel has been an instructor at Bellingham Technical College since 2013. Before joining BTC, he conducted research, student mentorship, and instruction in the applied sciences and currently utilizes this experience in both his teaching and in his ancillary roles as instructional mentor and program coordinator.

      David is a native of Bellingham, Washington who received his training both on the East Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. He continues to strive to meet the excellent standards set by the institution in both instruction, and in serving the diverse educational goals of its students.

      Currently, David is involved in several campus-wide initiatives ranging from the contextualization of core academic instruction with established program pathways, to finding and implementing grants from national funding agencies to create new opportunities for students seeking job training or the ability to continue their education at partner four-year institutions.

Specialties
Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education

    • Instructional innovation; Content Contextualization, Problem- & Project-based Learning, Statistics and Data Analysis Education
    • Applied and Numerical Mathematics ; Simulation, Numerical Methods
    • Applied Physical Chemistry ; Biophysical Chemistry, Spectroscopy, Sustainability & Environmental Engineering


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Danielle Newton

 

Area of Instruction


Humanities

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.F.A., Master of Fine Arts - Fiction, Bennington College

M.A., English (Creative Writing), California State University, Sacramento

B.A., English, California State University, Sacramento

Contact Info


360 752-8421
dnewton@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 217

 

Background


Profile

Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural St...

    • Danielle Newton has worked as a writing specialist for organizations such as the American Lung Association, the California Institute for Rural Studies, and Green River Community College. Danielle has also taught composition, oral and written communications, and social media writing in various higher education settings, including Deganawidah Quetzalcoatl University, California’s two-year tribal college, Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco, and Bellevue College. Her teaching interests include writing for professional purposes, contextualized curriculum, and technology in the classroom.

Specialties
Recent Scholarship

    • Recent Scholarship
    • Presenter. ACTIVIST PUBLIC RELATIONS in AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNICATIONS: “People Are Not Collateral Damage”. May 21-25, 2014. American Indian Workshop (International). University of Leiden (Netherlands). Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “Open Access, Open Opportunity: Using Universal Course Design to Help International Students Succeed in the American Community College Classroom.” February 5-7, 2014. International Teacher Education Conference. Dubai, UAE. Peer Reviewed.
    • Panel Chair. Presenter. “Just Because I’m a Woman: Music and Social Agitation in Yesterday’s Communities.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer reviewed. First author.
    • Presenter. “Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure, Race to the Bottom: Social Media, Digital Agitation, and the Partisan Politics of Women’s Healthcare.” November 15-18, 2012. National Communication Association 98th Annual Conference. Orlando, Florida. Peer Reviewed.
    • Presenter. “All My Tears Be Washed Away: Revelations of Displacement in Emmylou Harris’ Wrecking Ball.” November 9-11, 2012. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. First author.
    • Presenter. Women as Global Leaders Conference. The Shorthand of Quintessence: How Business Women Lead and Partner for Dynamic, Thoughtful, and Different Forms of Sustainability. March 2012. Zayed University, Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.
    • “Citizen 2.0: How Government Uses Social Media to Reframe Public Messages,” Citizen 2.0: Public and Governmental Interaction through Web 2.0 Technologies. IGI Global. 2012. Second Author. Peer Reviewed.
    • Professional Affiliations
    • Assistant Editor, Fiction. Fifth Wednesday Journal. Literary Magazine.
    • Member. Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP).
    • Member. National Communication Association.


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Carl Oekerman

 

Area of Instruction


Social Sciences

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Counseling and Mental Health, California State University, Hayward

B.A., Liberal Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Info


360 752-8566
coekerman@btc.ctc.edu
Campus Center (CC) - Room 218

 

Background


Profile

Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private pract...

    • Carl has twelve years of experience in a number of settings as a licensed mental health counselor. He has worked as a therapist in private practice, organizational development consultant, and County Designated Mental Health Professional. He also served as the Director of the Emergency Services Department at Whatcom Counseling and Psychiatric Clinic.

      Carl started teaching Interpersonal Communications courses at BTC in 2004 and was hired as a full time instructor in 2007.


Associate of Applied Science Degree

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics technician. Electronics technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, service technicians, and broadcast technicians.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, like instrumentation, industrial electronics, NANO/Micro Systems, robotics, lasers, automated equipment, fiber optics, and wireless communications. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, or in the biomedical equipment field.

Program Facts

Average annual income $61,925

Wage potential $72,342

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Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

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  • Quarter 1
  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits. PREREQUISITE: ETEC 150.


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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

    Future Offerings
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

    Future Offerings
    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

    Future Offerings
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  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 28
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    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
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  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

    Future Offerings
    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
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  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

    Future Offerings
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 21
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  • ENGL& 101 *English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
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  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
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    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
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    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
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  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
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  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 20
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    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 200Introduction to Programming5 credits

    This course is designed for beginners. The goal is to make programming fun and learn how to build game applications. Primary emphasis of this course is to introduce Microsoft Small Basic by using the Microsoft Small Basic Development Environment. Topics include: text window applications, graphics window applications, looping, arrays and subroutines. Using objects such as; clock, controls, shapes, mouse, timer, sound, text and ImageList to develop animation game programs.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH&141 Precalculus
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Exam (see program advisor)

  • Quarter 5
  • CTE 108Job Skills1 credits

    This course provides students with the foundation for job preparation and job searching. Students will identify their qualifications for their chosen career; identify what employers look for in strong candidates; build resumes and cover letters; gain tips on completing applications; job and informational interviewing; as well as job searching, professional networking, and tips for setting up a successful career. This is a hybrid course that includes a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. It is important that students should have skills in Microsoft Word before enrolling in this course.

    Prerequisite:
    Students should have skills in Microsoft Office before enrolling in this course.

    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/10W 3:00p-5:00pPISCOPO NOpenings: 14
    1/13-2/10T 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/14-2/11W 2:15p-4:15pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    1/7-2/11W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/13-5/18M 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 30
    4/8-5/13W 3:00p-5:00pSTAFFOpenings: 24
  • ETEC 212Micro-Controller System I6 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic computer theory; Intel 808X microprocessor architecture, 68HC12 processor architecture and its instruction sets. Students will also be introduced to hardware design concepts for a stand-alone and an expanded system; the data address bus, control signals, microprocessor architecture, digital circuits and programming with emphasis in learning from a systems approach.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141
  • ETEC 213Micro-Controller System II6 credits

    The course materials include principles of interfacing, including A/D, D/A, digital and analog I/O, PWM, etc. Programming the microcontroller will be based on ANSI-C with introduction to C++. Real time multitasking and basic operating system principles are also covered. This course includes an introduction to different vendor’s products and working with a single board development system such as PSOC. Students will continue to implement, debug and complete a sizeable term project that was designed in the Microcontroller System I class. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 212, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 212 and MATH& 141.
  • ETEC 281Robotics5 credits

    Teaches students the basic concepts of robot technology, including major elements in a robotic system, understanding a robot’s linkages and joint-spherical geometry and motion transfer from axis motors plus programming robot motion. PREREQUISITE: ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145.

    Future Offerings
    11/13-12/5DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG SOpenings: 12
     MThF12:30p-3:00p
  • ETEC 290Capstone Project I2 credits

    This capstone project I is one of the three part series. This course emphasizes on some of the basic concepts of project management. Topics include: project selection and definition, need assessments, realistic design and implementation methodology, budget and delivery schedule. Students’ proposal must be completed and approved by their program instructors before the next capstone project.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140
  • Quarter 6
  • CHEM& 161General Chemistry w/ Lab I5 credits

    For programs requiring strong backgrounds in chemistry. Atomic theory, stoichiometry, periodic table, nomenclature, reactions in aqueous solutions, gases, and thermochemistry. Lab included.

    Prerequisite:
    College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099 or AMATH 111.

    Future Offerings
    1/9-3/23MF 1:00p-2:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    1/9-3/23MF 9:00a-10:45aALMAN AOpenings: 24
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    1/9-3/23MF 3:00p-4:45pALMAN AOpenings: 24
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  • ETEC 241Photonics & Fiber Optic4 credits

    This course introduces the students to the basic concepts of light properties, index of refraction, light interactions on reflection and refraction plane surfaces or optical interface, a good understanding of how optical fiber devices work and practical implementation of fiber optic cabling for industrial applications, laser safety while applying theory into lab work and projects.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    2/23-3/9DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 25
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  • ETEC 245Mechatronics I5 credits

    This course introduces the open and close loop control systems, the Microprocessor-Based control and Operational Amplifiers and Signal Conditioning, sensors, switches and relays, direct current motor, stepper motor and alternating current motors, Electric, Hydraulic and Pneumatic actuators, and Mechanical Systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/28DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 246Mechatronics II5 credits

    This course is an introduction to basics of DCS, their applications, programming and troubleshooting. Also covers control principles, programmable logic controller and embedded controllers using the existing PLC cube and adding the Vendor POSC embedded controller kit.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 245, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    1/29-2/20DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
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  • ETEC 291Capstone Project II2 credits

    This capstone project II is the second phase of the three part series. This course emphasizes on construction, test and evaluation for the students’ projects. Topics include: procurement with critical components, prototype testing and evaluation, a power point presentation to highlight critical paths and challenges, alternative solutions to meet schedule delivery and overall accomplishments.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 290

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26ARRCHEUNG POpenings: 24
  • Quarter 7
  • CTE 109Job Skills II1 credits

    This course teaches the students how to find enployment that are not listed in classified advertisements or job search engines. Students will apply for positions in their field of interest, and provide feedback from their experiences.


    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/26ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • ETEC 250Wireless Communication5 credits

    This course focuses on fundamental concepts that play a key role in the study of telecommunication systems such as transmission of data, voice, and video networks. Through lecture and direct experiments with telecommunications equipment students learn the fundamental techniques of signal transmission and impairment measurement, frequencies, harmonic distortion, voice and data switching, and the fundamental functions of data networking and services.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    5/6-5/29DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
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  • Circuit Simulation/FPGA5 credits

  • ETEC 264Emerging Technology4 credits

    This course is designed to keep students current with technology. Currently this course is an introduction to nano-technology, solar cells and fuel cell (PEM) technologies. Students will learn the characteristics and the efficiency of the solar and PME fuel cell. Also applications of nano-technology in the field of electronics, medicine, and pharmaceuticals will be examined. This course will change as new emerging technologies move to the forefront.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 145, MATH& 141

    Future Offerings
    6/1-6/17DAILY 8:30a-11:30aCHEUNG POpenings: 24
     DAILY12:30p-3:00pCHEUNG P
  • ETEC 292Capstone Project III2 credits

    This capstone project III is the final phase of the overall project. This course emphasizes on deliverable. Topics include: workable prototype or product, fine tune product specification as defined in the project proposal, packaging, testing and characterization, written report with introduction, table of contents, product description, block diagrams, theory of operations, schematics, program listings, part list and costs. A final project presentation and demonstration will be required to fellow students, program advisors, instructors, faculty and staffs.

    Prerequisite:
    ETEC 291

    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG POpenings: 24
  • MATH& 142Precalculus II5 credits

    The majority of this course will cover trigonometry. Students will explore trigonometry functions, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, graphing, trigonometry identifies, laws of Sine and Cosine as well as trigonometric application problems. This course will also cover vectors in the plane and in space, along with parametric equations. Polar coordinates and graphs of polar equations will also be included. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Prerequisite:
    MATH& 141 with a C grade.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aHONEYCUTT TOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS135 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the AAS degree and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice safety procedures and use protective equipment to safeguard against injury and workplace accidents.
  • Assess and analyze a variety of active and passive electronic devices to determine operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Implement design for serviceability, packaging, wiring, and technical reports.
  • Utilize critical and logical thinking procedures/processes in troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot components at the system level.
  • Calibrate, align, and adjust electronic devices.
  • National certification through Electronics Technicians Association International (ETA-i).

Samuel Cheung - Instructor image

Samuel Cheung

 

Area of Instruction


Electronics, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

 

Background


Profile

Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B....

    • Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B.S.E.E., he worked at Rockwell International in the field of satellite communication. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development, and server system performance. At IBM Sam received numerous achievement awards including: the First Patent Application Invention, the First Plateau Invention, and Authors’ Recognition. Sam also received a US patent and has one pending patent for his work at IBM.

      Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He previously served as adjunct mathematics faculty at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.

Specialties
NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)
    • Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)
    • IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)
    • Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler


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Dave Starkovich

 

Area of Instruction


Instrumentation & Control Technology

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

B.S., B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

A.S., A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

Certificate, Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8416
dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 136

 


Electronics Technician

Choose BTC’s Electronics program to prepare for an exciting career as an electronics technician. Electronics technicians are in high demand as engineering assistants, field service technicians, electronic equipment technicians, service technicians, and broadcast technicians.

At BTC, you’ll learn the latest electronics processes and systems, like instrumentation, industrial electronics, NANO/Micro Systems, robotics, lasers, automated equipment, fiber optics, and wireless communications. You can put your valuable skills to work in manufacturing companies, processing plants, computer service firms, telephone and wireless communications companies, or in the biomedical equipment field.

Program Facts

Average annual income $61,925

Wage potential $72,342 annually

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Gainful Employment

Program Costs, Financing, and Outcomes

Jobs & Employment

The average annual wage in this field is $61,925, with an earning potential of about $72,342 per year.*

Criminal convictions may restrict or prevent student participation with internships and employment in this industry.

Potential Positions

Program graduates work primarily as electronics technicians. Opportunities exist in manufacturing, computer servicing, mobile two-way radio servicing, telephone and wireless communication servicing, and biomedical equipment servicing. Potential positions include electronic equipment technician, biomedical technician, manufacturing tech, general electronics technician, computer systems repair technician, cable or satellite TV technician, technical writer, technical sales, engineering or engineers assistant, field service technician, broadcast technician and microwave technician.

Courses

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  • Quarter 1
  • ELTR 100Direct Current 14 credits

    A thorough introduction for the new student to the fundamental properties and applications of electricity. This course opens the doors to a wide array of career opportunities in computer servicing, biomedical equipment servicing, manufacturing technology, telecommunications, and home entertainment equipment servicing. In addition, safety procedures are emphasized. Students learn how to make good solder connections and recognize and repair bad solder connections. Students learn how to select and clean soldering tools. This course continues with the basics of current, voltage and resistance. The application of Ohm’s Law and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory provide the knowledge necessary to build the foundation for a thorough understanding of electronics. This course teaches the student to use a logical course of correction to an electronic problem in a minimum amount of time. Student will learn generic troubleshooting technique procedures and tricks of the trade from analog to digital circuits. PREREQUISITE: ETEC 150.


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    4/7-4/27DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 105Direct Current II4 credits

    The development of a working knowledge of the basic principles of DC electronics. The purpose and operation of such devices as resistors, capacitors, inductors and meters are covered in labs and theory.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 100

    Future Offerings
    1/29-2/18DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    4/28-5/15DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 110Alternating Current 14 credits

    An introduction and examination of the principles and applications of alternating current, including frequency, reactance, impedance, and resonance.

    Prerequisite:
    Admission and ELTR 105

    Future Offerings
    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    11/4-11/21DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 1
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    2/19-3/10DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    5/18-6/5DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • ELTR 115Alternating Current II4 credits

    Students continue their exploration of AC with transformers and filter circuits (low-pass, high-pass, band-stop and band-pass), with theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 110

    Future Offerings
    11/24-12/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SWaitlisted: 0
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    11/24-12/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 1
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    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    3/11-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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    6/8-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 6
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  • MATH& 141Precalculus I5 credits

    The focus of this course will be functions. Students manipulate and graph linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and quadratic functions. The course will also cover systems of equations, matrices and determinants, and their applications.

    Prerequisite:
    BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aBILLS MOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pBILLS MOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
  • Quarter 2
  • ELTR 120Semiconductors I5 credits

    Students learn how discrete semiconductor devices are constructed, how to handle them, how diodes, bipolar transistors, FETS, and thrystors operate and how to use them in practical circuits. ACDC power supply circuits introduced as well.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 115.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/30DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/7-4/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 125Semiconductors II5 credits

    This course introduces the student to various “building block” circuits including amplifiers, oscillators, and power supply circuits, through theory and labwork.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 120

    Future Offerings
    2/2-2/25DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    4/30-5/20DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 130Op-Amps 013 credits

    Explores the design and operation of basic operational amplifier circuits through theory and labwork to illustrate and confirm the design and operation of linear amplifiers, voltage and current converters, comparators and precision rectifiers.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 125

    Future Offerings
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 21
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/7-11/25DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 12
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    2/26-3/12DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/21-6/8DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 135Op-Amps 23 credits

    Oscillators, active filters and single power-supply circuits and other applications of op-amps are covered in theory and practical labs.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 130

    Future Offerings
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 21
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/26-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 12
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    3/13-3/26DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 25
     DAILY12:00p-3:00pCHEUNG S
    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    6/9-6/23DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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  • ENGL& 101English Composition I5 credits

    A composition course in which students read, analyze, and write essays using a variety of rhetorical strategies, as well as develop and verbally express ideas clearly and effectively. The critical reading of essays will provide a basis for the student's own critical writing, which will reflect a command of college-level literacy standards. Attention to writing fundamentals and stylistic techniques will also be included. Word processing, email and internet knowledge required.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 85 or B grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86 or B grade in ENGL 092 or C grade in AENGL 100.

    Future Offerings
    1/13-3/24T 9:00a-11:05aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/8-3/26TTh12:00p-2:05pNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/25MW 9:00a-10:25aNEWTON DOpenings: 26
    1/7-3/26Online VANLEUVEN NOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF11:00a-12:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/8-6/22MWF 3:00p-4:25pSTAFFOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
    4/7-6/23Online NEWTON DOpenings: 26
  • Quarter 3
  • CMST& 210 *Interpersonal Communications5 credits

    Designed to introduce students to the application of basic interpersonal communication theory, with a focus on achieving success in the workplace. Topics explored include self-awareness, self-disclosure, conversation skills, relationship development and maintenance, assertiveness, teamwork and group dynamics, conflict management strategies, and diversity issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

    Future Offerings
    1/7-3/25MWF 1:00p-2:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF11:00a-12:25pOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 3:00p-4:25pMUDD SOpenings: 28
    1/7-3/25MWF 9:00a-10:25aOEKERMAN COpenings: 28
    1/7-3/26Online OEKERMAN COpenings: 24
    1/7-3/26Online LIPPMAN LOpenings: 24
    4/8-6/22MWF 1:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/8-6/22MWF 9:00a-10:25aSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23TTh12:00p-2:25pSTAFFOpenings: 28
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
    4/7-6/23Online STAFFOpenings: 24
  • ELTR 140Digital 15 credits

    A comprehensive focus on the concepts, terminology, components and circuits that combine to form basic digital systems.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 135

    Future Offerings
    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/7-1/29DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/7-4/29DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ELTR 145Digital 25 credits

    Flip-flops, Sequential Logic, Combination Logic, Semiconductor Memory, Data Conversion and Digital Troubleshooting theory and practical labs help the student understand digital circuits and techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    ELTR 140

    Future Offerings
    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    1/30-2/19DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 25
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    4/30-5/22DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
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  • ETEC 150Electronic Communications6 credits

    This course provides a comprehensive introduction to electronic communication fundamentals and applications including modulation, transmitters, receivers, antennas, RF, digital communication, multiplexing, cellular and PC.


    Future Offerings
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 20
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    11/5-12/12DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 11
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
     DAILY 3:00p-5:30pSTARKOVICH D
    2/20-3/26DAILY12:30p-2:55pSTARKOVICH DOpenings: 24
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    5/26-6/23DAILY 9:30a-11:00aCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Quarter 4
  • ETEC 282Certifiied Electronics Technician Test Prep.3 credits

    This course prepares students for the nationally recognized Certified Electronics Technician (CET) Test.


    Future Offerings
    4/7-6/23ARRCHEUNG SOpenings: 24
  • Certified Electronics Technician Exam (see program advisor)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS66 credits

* Minimum requirement. List of other AAS General Education class options

Program Entry Information

Program Start

  • This program admits students three times a year, in the fall, winter and spring quarter.

Testing Requirements

These requirements are for the Certificate and are lower than those for the AAS-T degree. Please see the AAS-T Entry Page for AAS-T requirements.

  • BTC College Level Math score of 32 or a C grade in MATH 099.
  • Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 71 or a C grade in RDG 085, and Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 71 or a C grade in ENGL 092.

Pre-Program Course Requirements

  • Completion of Intermediate Algebra (MATH 099) or placement into Pre-Calculus (MATH&141) is a required prerequisite for enrollment in this Program.

Program Outcomes

  • Be prepared to obtain entry-level positions as electronics/manufacturing technicians, installer and troubleshooter.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the electrical/electronic safety procedures, critical and analytical thinking, troubleshooting skills, teamwork and communications skills.
  • Earn the industry standard as an Associated Certified Electronics Technician (CET).

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Samuel Cheung

 

Area of Instruction


Electronics, Engineering

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.Ed., Education, Western Washington University

M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont

B.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University

Certificate, E.I.T., State of California

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8455
scheung@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 137

 

Background


Profile

Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B....

    • Sam started his career as an electronics technician at Hughes Aircraft Company working in microwave communication systems. After receiving his B.S.E.E., he worked at Rockwell International in the field of satellite communication. In 1977, Sam joined IBM and worked as a manufacturing engineer, development engineer, and engineering manager. His work experiences are in the areas of thin-film, laser and optical measurements, PC development, and server system performance. At IBM Sam received numerous achievement awards including: the First Patent Application Invention, the First Plateau Invention, and Authors’ Recognition. Sam also received a US patent and has one pending patent for his work at IBM.

      Prior to joining Bellingham Technical College as a faculty member in 2005, he was a full-time faculty member in the Mathematics department at Durham Technical Community College in North Carolina. He previously served as adjunct mathematics faculty at Palm Beach Community College in Florida, and Wake Technical Community College in North Carolina.

Specialties
NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)

    • NSF Grant Consultant: Dissemination of Microprocessor Course through classroom and Interactive Cyber-Enabled Technologies (current)
    • Faculty Advisory Board Member: National Science Foundation Network National Resource Center (Current)
    • IBM Faculty Loan Program to the University of Washington to assist the Minority Engineering Program (1989 – 1990)
    • Areas of expertise: Electronics Hardware: discrete analog and digital components, embedded micro-controller systems, PC architecture and system design, PLC, Optics and electronics communication; Renewable Energy: Solar, and Fuel cells.; Programming languages: Basic/Visual Basic, C/C++ and assembler


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Dave Starkovich

 

Area of Instruction


Instrumentation & Control Technology

 

Degrees and Certifications


M.S., Technical Education, Western Washington University

B.S., B.S., Electronics Technology, Western Washington University

A.S., A.S., Electronics Technology, Everett Community College

Certificate, Instrumentation Certificate, Perry Technical Institute

Certificate, WA Professional Technical Certification

Contact Info


360 752-8416
dstarkovich@btc.ctc.edu
McArdle Center (DMC) - Room 136