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Adrian DeAngelis


Adrian DeAngelis
Title:    
Professor - Electronics & Industrial Technology 
Department:    
Technical Education & Workforce Development 
Office:    
Sierra Hall B110 
Phone:    
575-6088 
Email:    

Biography

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Academic Advising

I strongly recommend to take ELTEC 208 as the first class for any pathway in the Electronics Department.

If you have enough background to skip this class (it is about basic electricity) consult with one of us in the Electronics Department on how to receive a waiver and jump into more advanced classes.

If your interests lead you ...

  • ... into the discipline of  Electronics: I recommend to consider a double major in Industrial Electronics and Computer Electronics.
  • ... into the application of advanced devices used in control systems: I recommend to focus in Industrial Electronics.
  • ... into computers and networks: I recommend to consider, together with your Computer Electronics studies, pursuing at least a certificate in Computer Science.
  • ... into general and industrial electrical applications: I recommend to follow the new pathway of the Electrician Certificate.
  • ... into industrial maintenance: I recommend keeping an eye in the soon to come Electromechanical Certificate.
  • ... into a quick improvement of your technical profile: I recommend to look into the new Skill Awards, Electrical Installer or Automation Technician.

Depending on personal background, some classes would be better if they are taken in a set order; for example, if you have never done any significant wiring, it is wise to take ELTEC 223 (Industrial Components and Devices) before taking ELTEC 226 (Motor Controls and Controllers) or ELTEC 229 (Industrial and Commercial Wiring). Another example, if you have never dealt with electronics, it would be wise to take ELTEC 205 (Fabrication Techniques) simultaneously with ELTEC 212 (Digital Electronics) to build a comprehensive view of the field; later, taking MCMPET 214 (Microprocessor Programming & Interfacing) you will be better equipped to imagine and design appropriate, and realistic inter-phases. You can consult with any professor in the Electronics Department about what sequences would be advisable for you to achieve maximum benefits from our classes.

It is all about employability. Even if you are not looking for a job, the quality of employability means that you can apply your knowledge to practical endeavors. In that sense, sometimes being focused in a single-sided view ends in a reduced practical capacity. For that reason, in order to be technically effective, I recommend to all my students not to shy away from extending their skills by learning a little of machining, welding, and mechanics.

We have wonderful counselors; however, if you would like to have a perspective from the point of view of a field person, come to visit me in Sierra Hall an tell me about your expectations. I will be happy to listen and, if I can, give you some orientation.

To learn more about electrical classes, please visit my website.

Courses I Teach

  • Commercial & Industrial Wiring,  MELTEC 229
    3.5 Units - 36.00 Lecture Hours, 81.00 Lab Hours. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ELTEC 208. Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete ELTEC 223 and/or satisfactorily complete ELTEC 230. This class offers essential insights and practices in Commercial and Industrial Wiring that develop skills for the electrical trade. Topics include the application of basic concepts in the design of electrical systems in compliance of the NEC as it is applied in California, implementation of accepted trade practices used in installations, and common troubleshooting techniques. MELTEC 229 is approved by the State of California for the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Electricians Training Program. This course meets DAS Electrician Trainee and Journey Level Recertification CA State Requirements.
  • Blueprint Reading for Electricians,  MELTEC 230
    2 Units - 36.00 Lecture Hours. Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete MELTEC 208. This course is focused in reading and interpretation of electrical blueprints, and how to sketch simple electrical installation or control diagrams. This course teaches how to perform an analysis of electrical blueprints and other types of related schematics such as projections, details of construction blueprints, machinery, schematics of control and instrumentation. Intended for electricians, electrical apprentices, and technical students. MELTEC 230 is approved by the State of California for the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Electricians Training Program. This course meets DAS Electrician Trainee and Journey Level Recertification CA State Requirements.
  • Electrical Safety,  MELTEC 320
    1 Unit - 18.00 Lecture Hours. No prerequisites or recommendations. MELTEC 320 is an introduction to electrical safety. It reviews the types of electrical risks and injuries that an electrical incident can produce. This class helps the development of skills necessary to recognize and evaluate electrical hazards, and how to control these hazards by following appropriate procedures and using personal protective equipment. Basic OSHA regulations related to electrical safety (1910 Subpart S, and 1926 Subpart K) and NFPA 70E "Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace" are covered. Student may repeat if required by regulation. MELTEC 320 is approved by the State of California for the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Electricians Training Program. This course meets DAS Electrician Trainee and Journey Level Recertification CA State Requirements.
  • Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics,  MELTEC 208
    3 Units - 36.00 Lecture Hours, 54.00 Lab Hours. Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete MATH 20. This course is an overview of electrical and electronic phenomena as applied to common consumer and industrial devices. It examines the physical nature and laws of electricity and magnetism and the application of the scientific method. DC and AC circuits and their characteristics are examined, predicted, and measured. Electronic test equipment and voltage sources are utilized in the construction, troubleshooting and testing of electrical and electronic circuits. MELTEC 208 is approved by the State of California for the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Electricians Training Program. This course meets DAS Electrician Trainee and Journey Level Recertification CA State Requirements.
  • Motors, Controls, and Controllers,  MELTEC 226
    3 Units - 36.00 Lecture Hours, 54.00 Lab Hours. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of ELTEC 208. Recommended for Success: Before enrolling in this course, students are strongly advised to satisfactorily complete ELTEC 223 and/or satisfactorily complete ELTEC 230. MELTEC 226 is an introduction to electrical motors and control systems. Emphasis on basic control design and troubleshooting. Basic use and programming of modern control devices such as VFDs. MELTEC 226 is approved by the State of California for the Department of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) Electricians Training Program. This course meets DAS Electrician Trainee and Journey Level Recertification CA State Requirements.