Basic Electronics Program
Turn tinkering into a career! Our online Basic Electronics program prepares you 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. Get real-world training for a successful career.
Basic electronics – current, voltage, and resistance; Ohm's law; Theory of current flow.
Proper use of ammeters, voltmeters, and ohmmeters; Interpreting linear and nonlinear scales; Basic electrical diagrams.
Conductors; Resistance; Insulation materials; Switching devices; Lighting devices; Printed circuit boards.
Electrical power; Work, power, and horsepower; Reading a wattmeter; Sources of electricity; Polarization; Battery capacity.
Series, parallel, and combination circuits; Applying Ohm's law; Determining total resistance, voltage drops, current values, and wattage values; Troubleshooting circuits.
Basic magnetic principles; Laws of magnetism; Rowland's law; Magnetic shields; Direct current and alternating current; Generator losses; Oscilloscopes.
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.
Types of capacitors; Calculating resonant frequency, circuit Q, and bandwidth; Filtering action; Mutual inductance; True power and apparent power.
N-type and P-type materials; Forward and reverse biasing; Semiconductor diodes; Half-wave and full-wave rectifiers; Power supply filtering; Voltage regulation.
Operation of vacuum tube and cathode ray tube; Bipolar transistors; field-effect transistors; Biasing techniques; Amplifier coupling; Integrated circuits; The 555 timer.
Analog and digital systems; Decimal/binary conversions; Logic gates; Digital encoders and decoders; Flip-flops; Oscillators.
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.
Television signal transmission; Television innovations; HDTV vs. analog television; Multicasting and data casting; MPEG2 compression; Advantages and disadvantages of fiber-optics; Laser operation.
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.
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.
After completing the Basic Electronics program, students will be able to:
- 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.
- Identify the basic tools and test equipment used to construct, troubleshoot, and maintain standard electronic circuits and systems.
- Explain the construction and application of standard circuit configurations and identify the component types and connections used to build functioning electronic circuits.
- 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.
- 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.
Advance your career with our Basic Electronics program. We'll give you the skills you need to succeed. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll online today.