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 Course Title:   Electronics Fundamentals


 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    145

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic electronics (AC/DC) theory and applications. Covers direct current analysis and function of resistive circuits, semiconductor function and applications, and basic digital logic as it applies to automation devices and equipment. Fundamental theories and laws (Ohm’s Law & Kirchoff’s Law) of electronics will be reviewed. Provides practical hands-on experience with basic DC, AC, and electronic circuits. Also covers basic procedures required to work with electronics safely and effectively in an industrial work setting.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. List safety factors.
  2. Calculate basic electronic relationships.
  3. Measure circuit values in a DC circuit.
  4. Interpret simple schematic diagrams.
  5. Analyze diode and transistor circuits.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Introduction to electronics.
  2. DC circuit laws.
  3. Series and parallel circuits.
  4. Voltage and current dividers.
  5. Semi-Conductor DC analysis.
  6. Introduction to power supplies.