2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ELT 102 - Electronic Fundamentals

Description: A survey of electronics fundamentals to include DC, AC and active device circuits.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Laws of direct current circuits including voltage, resistance, current and power
  2. Electrical measuring instruments and safety
  3. Series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
  4. Electrical connection skills including soldering.
  5. Characteristics and laws of alternating-current
  6. Transformer theory and operation
  7. Reactive circuits including resonance and passive filters
  8. Semiconductor theory and operation
  9. Diode circuits and power supplies
  10. Bipolar and field effect transistor biasing, operation, amplifiers and circuits
  11. Thyristor and op amp biasing, operation and circuits

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify the basic principles of DC: voltage, current, resistance and power. (1)
  2. Measure DC and AC circuit parameters using safe practices for electronic test equipment. (2)
  3. Troubleshoot series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits. (3)
  4. Demonstrate soldering skills to install and remove electrical components including safe practices for ESD (electro-static discharge) sensitive parts. (4)
  5. Describe the principles of AC: voltage, current, frequency, phase angle and power. (5)
  6. Describe transformer action and operation including turns ratio, phase and power. (6)
  7. Analyze reactive AC circuits including resonance and passive filters. (7)
  8. Describe semiconductor doping, diode construction, biasing and operation. (8)
  9. Troubleshoot diodes, specialty diode circuits and power supplies. (9)
  10. Troubleshoot bipolar and field effect transistor circuits and amplifiers. (10)
  11. Troubleshoot thyristor and op amp circuits. (11)