Introduction to Electronics

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Course Description:
This course provides the foundation for electronic circuits and measurements. Students will study principles of electricity, magnetism, and basic laws of electronics. Course topics will include fundamentals of DC circuits, AC circuits, semiconductors, and digital circuits. The course will integrate the conceptual measurements with the various electronic measuring instruments and their use in weekly laboratory exercises.


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Required textbooks/ course materials:

Introduction to Electronics by Earl Gates, 6th edition, ISBN:  978-1111128531

Amatrol eBook , 5085-1C Advanced Manufacturing Program Summary, Volume 1, Copyright 2013 Amatrol, Inc.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course provides an introduction to the basic fundamentals, terminology, and applications used in the electronics industry. The topic coverage will include circuit theory principles, electronic components, transistor usage, amplifiers, power supplies, digital logic techniques, and electronic instruments. Topics include: fundamentals of electricity, current, voltage, resistance, Ohm’s law, electrical measurements, power, DC circuits, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, AC circuits, transformers, semiconductors, integrated circuits, optoelectric devices, power supplies, amplifiers, oscillators, binary number system, basic logic gates and simplification, printed circuit board fabrication and repair, electronic troubleshooting techniques, etc.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Understand electricity and electronics

Work with electronic components, circuits and devices

Understand AC and DC electric circuit theory

Analyze circuits and utilize circuit models to solve electrical problems

Apply circuit techniques to semiconductors and discrete components

Utilize measuring instruments and electronic workstations

Use computer simulation techniques to analyze electronic circuits

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties.

Demonstrate ability to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings (CAD).

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity.

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements.

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts.

Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments, and testing devices.

Demonstrate math skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Tests, Quizzes, Cumulative Final, Skills Demonstration & Performance, Homework, Skills Check-Off



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  1. In-class lecture and discussion.
  2. Hands-on competency-based labs.
  3. Assessments.


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