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 Course Title:   Electronic Fundamentals I

 Title Abbreviation:   ELECTRONIC FUNDAMENTALS

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    111

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    150303

 EPC:    630

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Introduction to DC resistive circuit analysis covering the basics of current, voltage and resistance, the application of Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws, and the construction of circuits to verify electronic theory. Covers soldering techniques. These topics provide the knowledge necessary to build a foundation for a thorough understanding of basic electronics.

 Prerequisite  

None

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 ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Expand the individual's competence in the related educational areas of:
    • Oral and written communication.
    • Human relations and worldwide multicultural business practices.
    • Mathematics and critical thinking.
    • Teamwork and collaborative research.
  2. Measure accurately with a DMM and analog meter.
  3. Calculate and measure current, voltage, resistance & power for DC series, parallel and series-parallel circuits.
  4. Identify and test resistors, transformers, switches, fuses, meters, potentiometers, cables and similar electronic components.
  5. Diagnose problems in selected resistive circuits.
  6. Interpret selected schematic diagrams.
  7. Demonstrate proper soldering technique on wire splices and printed circuit boards. Solder and unsolder components.
  8. Apply Ohm's Law and Kirchoff’s Laws to the calculation of voltage, current, resistance, & power in simple DC circuits.
  9. Explain the conditions leading to electric shock, the bodily effects of electric shock, safe practices to avoid being shocked, and explain the type(s) of medical attention needed by electric shock victims.
  10. Determine the ideal resistance value of a resistor in ohms and its allowable resistance range, given its color bands.
  11. Demonstrate proficiency with industry standard notations through the use of proper units of measurement, metric prefixes, and schematic diagram creation.
  12. Logically troubleshoot a simple, malfunctioning circuit using appropriate test equipment.

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.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

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.

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. Departmental standards on laboratory conduct, reporting, and safety.
  2. Ohm's law, Watt's law, Kirchoff's voltage law, and Kirchoff's current law.
  3. Current, voltage, resistance & power for DC series circuits, parallel circuits, and series-parallel circuits.
  4. Calculation of voltage, current, resistance, & power in simple DC circuits.
  5. Voltage and current dividers.
  6. Resistance, voltage and current meters; DMM and analog meter.
  7. Conductors and insulators.
  8. Network theorems.
  9. Conditions leading to electric shock, the bodily effects of electric shock, safe Practices to avoid being shocked, and explain the type(s) of medical attention needed by electric shock victims.
  10. Ideal resistance value of a resistor in ohms and its allowable resistance range, given its color bands.
  11. Resistors, transformers, switches, fuses, meters, potentiometers, cables and similar electronic components.
  12. Selected resistive circuits.
  13. Industry standard notations through the use of proper units of measurement, metric prefixes, and schematic diagram creation.
  14. Proper soldering technique on wire splices and printed circuit boards.
  15. Troubleshoot a simple, malfunctioning circuit using appropriate test equipment.