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Basic Electronics course curriculum

Every electrical technician has to start somewhere, and that usually means tinkering with gadgets and appliances until they work again (or don’t)! Our Basic Electronics course curriculum is designed to help you turn that interest into a professional asset.

You'll learn how to service and repair electronics such as motors, fuses, and gaskets. You'll also learn how to diagnose problems and fix them to manufacturers' specifications—and get a serious grounding in electronics theories that are absolutely essential for workplace safety and success.


Lesson 1: The Science of Electricity and Electronics  

Basic electronics – current, voltage, and resistance; Ohm's law; Theory of current flow.

Lesson 2: Basic Instruments and Measurements  

Proper use of ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters; Interpreting linear and nonlinear scales; Basic electrical diagrams.

Lesson 3: Introduction to Basic Electrical Circuit Material  

Conductors; Resistance; Insulation materials; Switching devices; Lighting devices; Printed circuit boards.

Lesson 4: Energy and Source of Electricity  

Electrical power; Work, power, and horsepower; Reading a wattmeter; Sources of electricity; Polarization; Battery capacity.

Lesson 5: Basic Circuits (Series, Parallel, and Combination)  

Series, parallel, and combination circuits; Applying Ohm's law; Determining total resistance, voltage drops, current values, and wattage values; Troubleshooting circuits.

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Program Description

The Basic Electronics program provides instruction covering the fundamental information required for understanding the theory of AC and DC electricity and electronics including sources of electricity, basic circuits and components and their application to practical devices. Coverage also includes principles required for understanding electrical machines magnetism and generator theory and application to motors and transformers.

Program Objectives

After completing the Basic Electronics program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the scientific principles that apply to the basic flow of electricity and explain the function of various materials used as conducting, semiconducting, and insulating devices in the construction of standard electrical/electronic circuits.
  2. Identify the basic tools and test equipment used to construct, troubleshoot, and maintain standard electronic circuits and systems.
  3. Explain the construction and application of standard circuit configurations and identify the component types and connections used to build functioning electronic circuits.
  4. Describe the appearance and general operating principles of multiple electronic components and electrical devices such as capacitors, resistors, inductors, semiconductors, integrated circuits (ICs), generators, motors, and transformers.
  5. Identify and describe the applied electronics principles used to develop circuitry and circuit-systems used for radio, television, fiber optic, laser, computer, and microprocessor devices.

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