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 Course Title:   Advanced Semiconductor Devices

 Title Abbreviation:   ADV SEMICONDUCT DEVICES

 Department:    MANF

 Course #:    136

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    150303

 EPC:    630

 REV:    2013

 Course Description  

Advanced solid state. Includes theory and operation of FETs, UJT, SCR, DIAC, TRIAC, and other similar devices.


Prerequisite: MANF 135.

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  

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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 the following:
    • Oral and written communication.
    • Human relations and worldwide multicultural business practices.
    • Mathematics and critical thinking.
    • Teamwork and collaborative research.
  2. Use the FET as an amplifier.
  3. Use the UJT and PUT as pulse generators.
  4. Use the SCR as a controller.
    • Motor speed control.
    • Light dimmer.
  5. Use the TRIAC as a controller.
    • Motor speed control.
    • Lamp dimmer.

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. FET.
    • Amplification.
    • Structure.
    • Basing.
    • Characteristics.
  2. UJT.
    • Structure.
    • Basing.
    • Characteristics.
    • Circuits.
  3. SCR.
    • Structure.
    • Characteristics.
    • Circuits.
  4. TRIAC
    • Structure.
    • Characteristics.
    • Circuits.