What You'll Learn
The online electronics training course is comprised of 15 easy-to-follow lessons. Each lesson gives you comprehensive, in-depth instruction, guiding you from basic concepts to real-world techniques. Challenging, hands-on projects put your knowledge to the test. Key topics include...
- Voltage, color coding and solid-state devices
- Power control devices and circuits
- Alternating current and transformers
- Diagnosing pulse and digital circuits
- Digital electronics and computers
Lesson 1: The Science of Electricity and Electronics
Lesson 2: Basic Instruments and Measurements
Basic electronics – current, voltage, and resistance; Ohm's law; Theory of current flow.
Lesson 3: Introduction to Basic Electrical Circuit Material
Proper use of ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters; Interpreting linear and nonlinear scales; Basic electrical diagrams.
Lesson 4: Energy and Source of Electricity
Conductors; Resistance; Insulation materials; Switching devices; Lighting devices; Printed circuit boards.
Lesson 5: Basic Circuits (Series, Parallel, and Combination)
Electrical power; Work, power, and horsepower; Reading a wattmeter; Sources of electricity; Polarization; Battery capacity.
Lesson 6: Magnetism and Generators
Series, parallel, and combination circuits; Applying Ohm's law; Determining total resistance, voltage drops, current values, and wattage values; Troubleshooting circuits.
Lesson 7: Motors (AC and DC) & Transformers
Basic magnetic principles; Laws of magnetism; Rowland's law; Magnetic shields; Direct current and alternating current; Generator losses; Oscilloscopes.
Lesson 8: Inductance, Capacitance and RCL Networks
Operating principles of DC motors; Counter electromotive force; Motor starting circuits; Self induction; Transformer losses; Grounding electrical circuits; Troubleshooting transformers and AC motors; Motor failure.
Lesson 9: Semiconductors and Power Supplies
Types of capacitors; Calculating resonant frequency, circuit Q, and bandwidth; Filtering action; Mutual inductance; True power and apparent power.
Lesson 10: Tubes, Transistors, Amplifiers, and Integrated Circuits
N-type and P-type materials; Forward and reverse biasing; Semiconductor diodes; Half-wave and full-wave rectifiers; Power supply filtering; Voltage regulation.
Lesson 11: Digital Circuits and Oscillators
Operation of vacuum tube and cathode ray tube; Bipolar transistors; field-effect transistors; Biasing techniques; Amplifier coupling; Integrated circuits; The 555 timer.
Lesson 12: AM and FM Radio Communications
Analog and digital systems; Decimal/binary conversions; Logic gates; Digital encoders and decoders; Flip-flops; Oscillators.
Lesson 13: Television, Video, Fiber Optics, and Lasers
History of radio wave receivers; Types of waves; Converting between frequency and wavelength; Amplitude modulation and frequency modulation; Operation of AM and FM receivers and transmitters.
Lesson 14: Introduction to the Personal Computer
Television signal transmission; Television innovations; HDTV vs. analog television; Multicasting and data casting; MPEG2 compression; Advantages and disadvantages of fiber-optics; Laser operation.
Lesson 15: Microcontrollers and Career Opportunities in Electronics
Field replacement unit; BIOS; power-on self-test; Magnetic media data storage; Computer ports; Processor speed.
Computers vs. microcontrollers; ROM; programming languages; Microcontroller components; Careers in electronics; Entrepreneurship; Job searching.
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What You Get
Work through our online electronics training on your terms. Begin on your schedule, study when and where it's convenient, and ask for assistance if you need it. We've removed the obstacles so you can make fast progress!
Carefully selected electronics course content ensures a balance of conceptual lessons and practical application. Your tuition covers:
- Comprehensive electronics textbook and study guides
- Online, open-book exams
- Dedicated academic support and tutoring
- Career search and time management guides
- Digital multimeter
- Soldering supplies, solderless breadboard and electronic components
- Participation in the Student Community
- Career Services powered by CareerBuilder®
Graduates of our online electronics course receive a handsome diploma and may attend our annual graduation ceremony. Your Career Diploma in Basic Electronics will set the stage for a strong start to your career, and show employers that you are serious about entering the electronics profession.
There is no reason to wait. Start your Electronics training today. Speak with an Admissions Advisor at 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online now.