Anthony B. Austin
11110 Alondra Blcd.
Norwalk, CA 90650
Phone: (562) 860-2451


Cerritos Community College – Norwalk, California – Associate Professor Electronics/Robotics/Networking/Automation
9/1980 to present

Jet Propulsion Laboratory – 4800 Oak Grove, Pasadena – Electronic Technician (Spacecraft Radio, Magnetometers and Radiometers) 6/71 to 8/81

East Los Angeles Community College – Los Angeles Community College District – Electronics Instructor
9/75 to 6/80 - part time evening division

Los Angeles Unified School District – 450 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, California – Electronics Instructor 9/69 to 6/80

Engineering Support Services – Hermosa Beach, California Electromechanical and Printed Circuit Board Designer/Draftsman
3/72 to 11/73 - part time


California State College, Los Angeles
Master’s Candidate Industrial Studies
(Electronics) Thesis: “Implementing a Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Course in the Community Colleges – A Case Study”

California State College, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Technology (Electronics)
History Minor

East Los Angeles College

Los Angeles City College

Subjects Taken

Basic Electronics
Electronic Circuits and Systems
Integrated Circuits
Logic Circuits
Pulse Circuits
Advanced Integrated Circuits
(MOS, LSI and Optoelectrics)
Digital Computer Circuits
Industrial Controls
Advanced Electronics Systems
Digital Computers
Local Area Networks
Digital Telecommunications
Electronic Instrumentation
Digital Electronic Systems
Electronic Applications
Microwave and Radar
Robotics courses
Machine Vision
Manufacturing and Construction
Microprocessor I/O Techniques and Troubleshooting
Tool and Die Design
Architectural Drafting
Machine Drafting
Electromechanical/P C Design and Packaging
Printed Circuit design and Packaging Technical Illustration
Numerous Methodology and Vocational
Industrial Education Fundamentals courses
Video Tape courses
Several Upper Div. Edu. Courses
Several Upper Division History Courses

Introduction courses in: Automotive Mechanisms, Drafting, Electronics, Graphic Arts, Metal Working, Wood Technology, Photography and Industrial Design. Computer Programming


California Community College (Lifetime)
Secondary Teaching Credential (Lifetime)
Designated Subjects 8.1 (Vocational) (Lifetime)

Extra Skills and Experience

Interconnection and packaging of Microwave Integrated Circuits for Space Flight (Thin Film)

Repair and testing of Water Vapor Radiometer (50 GHZ)

Repair and testing of Helium Vector Magnetometers

Experience processing Ceramic, Teflon Fiberglass, substrates, etc., in clean room.

Printed Circuit Design, Layout, and Fabrication experience

Electromechanical Design and Photolithography experience

Experience with numerous bonding machines such as Wobble, etc.

Experience with Hewlett Packard Network Analyzer and Spectrum Analyzer

Experience with Tektronix Reflectometers and Oscilloscopes

Design, fabrication and testing hybrid microminiaturized thin film circuits for Jet Propulsion Laboratory. (Mariner Mars X and S Band Exciter)

Completed 3Com, A+, Cisco and Microsoft Corporation courses in Networking over the past three years.

Attended workshops on Programmable Logic Controllers and Industrial Controls offered by the Allen Bradley Corporation over the past three years.

Developed and Implemented Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Courses and Curriculum for the Community College in which I teach numerous Robotics courses, workshops and seminars.

Completed course in Machine Vision and Application

Attended the International Robotics Convention and Exhibition, Tokyo, Japan 1983

Toured numerous manufacturing sites using Robotics throughout the USA and Asia

Completed course in Hydraulics and Pneumatics (Fluid Power)

Completed workshops in Motion Control

Developed Robotics Lab consisting of four Industrial Robots, nine Educational Robots, one Android Robot, nine machine vision systems, one local area network and numerous sensors.

Guest speaker at numerous Society of Manufacturing Engineers Conferences (SME).
Topics included: Robotics, Workcell Development, Customized Automated Manufacturing Courses


Robotics International - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Machine Vision Association - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Computer Automated Systems Association - Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Robotic Industries Association


Mr. Gene Lazor, Cerritos College

Mr. Clarence Marks, L.A. Trade Technical College

Dr. Adolph Johnson, Cerritos College

Teaching Interests

Anthony B. Austin has taught electronics for thirty four years. His teaching career includes junior high, high school and college electronics. Anthony also did stints with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Ball Aerospace and owned his own business in electronic security systems.

Anthony began his electronics education in the seventh grade and continued it through high school and college. He received his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Technology from California State University at Los Angeles and did his graduate study at California State University L.A. also. Tony did additional study in electronics at the University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles City College, and East Los Angeles College.

During the seventies Mr. Austin worked on projects at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory such as Mariner Mars, Venus/Mercury, Int'l Solar Polar Mission (Ulysses) and Voyager. His areas of specialty were Spacecraft Radio, Microelectronics, Radiometers and Magnetometers.

In 1980 Anthony joined the faculty at Cerritos College and has spearheaded its efforts in Robotics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Industrial Automation. Mr. Austin has researched Automation throughout the U.S., Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore.

When not studying or teaching, Anthony enjoys listening to jazz, sailing, scuba diving, reading History and traveling.

If you ask him what he enjoys the most about teaching, he will tell you it's the simplifying of abstract concepts for students that he enjoys so much.

Computer Applications Learned

· Visual Basic
· Evolution Robotics ER1 Interface

Projects and Technical Papers

“Interconnection and Packaging Microwave Integrated Circuits for Space Flight”,
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Abstract - 9/71

“Implementing a Low-Cost Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Course in the Community Colleges”,
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Abstract (SME) - 8/85

“Developing an Economical Robotics Resource Center and Workcell for the Community College”
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Abstract (SME) - 9/86

Lecture Information

Attended workshops on:
· Writing Technical Reports
· WebFolio Development
· Presentation Techniques

Classroom Impact

I found that the information I learned could be applied to various classes including digital electronics, microprocessor and robot programming.


I would like to thank the following people for their robotics, programming expertise and for making this project possible:

Dr. Anastassios Chassiakos
Department Chair - Professor
Engineering Technology
California State University, Long Beach

Walter Martinez
Systems Analyst - Lecturer
Engineering Technology
California State University, Long Beach

Suggestions for Program Improvements

The one thing we needed the most was more time to be able to learn Visual Basic.

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Final Report