Students will be introduced to basic DC and AC circuits, including the characteristics of passive devices such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. Students will apply basic circuit laws (Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Current Law, Kirchhoff's Voltage Law) and basic circuit analysis techniques to the solution of a range of series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Students will be introduced to basic concepts of frequency response and filters. Students will learn to build and troubleshoot circuits and measure circuit parameters using a digital multimeter and oscilloscope.
ELEC 120 - Direct and Alternating Current Circuits
ELEC 124 - Semiconductor Devices
Students are introduced to basic semiconductor theory and the operating principles of semiconductor devices such as diodes, transistors, and operational amplifiers. Common circuit configurations and their applications are also explored. In lab, students will build basic circuits utilizing semiconductor devices and measure typical circuit parameters such as voltage, current and frequency.
ELEC 120 with a grade of "C" or better.
ELEC 130 - Digital Electronics
Students are introduced to basic digital circuit components and how these components can be used in combination to carry out more complex operations. Boolean algebra and numbering systems are covered. Common circuit configurations and their applications will also be explored.
FNMT 118 or completed or higher math placement.