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Electronics Principles

20-605-1 Certificate (C) 14 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

A solid electronics foundation is necessary to be successful in a variety of electronics-related careers and degree programs, and this certificate will give you the knowledge and skills you need. Through a mix of classroom and lab experiences, you’ll learn about circuit analysis, DC and AC circuits, digital electronics and more. This flexible program will give you a great start on your career in electronics.

COURSE LIST

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Prior Learning Credit
Eligibility Options
Circuit Analysis 1
10-605-103
2
Uncovers the basic laws of DC circuit networks and explores the effect of reactance in AC circuits through the use of modern test equipment and analysis.
Prereq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Math 1A & 1B (10804113 & 114); DC Circuits 3 (10605112) and plan 106052. If plans 106621 and 106633, add Coreq Technical College Math 2 (10804116).
Circuit Analysis 2
10-605-108
2
Examines advanced AC circuits, filter applications, and transformers through analysis, computer simulation, and in the lab using the latest test equipment.
Coreq: Circuit Analysis 1 (10605103) and plans 106052 or 206051; OR plans 106621 or 106633 and Circuit Analysis 1 (10605103) and College Technical Math 2 (10804116).
DC Circuits 3 - Electronics/EET
10-605-112
1
Examines the theory, application and design of series/parallel circuits such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and Wheatstone bridge. Specific resistor characteristics are covered. Instantaneous voltage and current values for RC and RL circuits are introduced. This course includes in-depth theory of inductors, capacitors with series and parallel applications and various types of each component. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
Solid State 2-Electronics/EET
10-605-121
1
Examines the operation and theory of transistors and the construction of amplifiers. In-depth coverage of transistor biasing, varactors and special diodes are covered as well. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Solid State 1 (10660120)
Semiconductors 3
10-605-125
1
Covers DC and AC analysis of amplifiers. Bypass and coupling capacitor functions, along with circuit limitations due to circuit configuration, are also examined.
Coreq: Semiconductors 2 (10660129)
Digital Electronics 3
10-605-132
1
Covers circuit reduction techniques such as Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Mapping, Sum of Products, etc. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: Digital Electronics 2 (10605131)
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1
Introduces electrical safety and program procedures. The course covers Ohm's Law, power law, series circuits, and voltmeter, ammeter and ohmmeter applications. Number powers, electronic notations, circuit component recognition and diagrams, resistor power ratings, color code, Kirchhoff's voltage law and atomic structure are also included.
Coreq: College Technical Math 1 (10804115) or College Technical Math 1A (10804113) or Industrial Maintenance Math (31804308) or College Algebra and Trigonometry with Applications (10804197)
DC Circuits 2
10-660-111
1
Covers basic parallel and series-parallel circuits and their properties. Examines the theory, application and design of series-parallel circuits, such as loaded and unloaded voltage dividers and the Wheatstone bridge. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
AC Circuits 1
10-660-114
1
Covers AC waveforms and different voltage values including Peak, RMS, Average and Peak to Peak. The operation of transformers is also included. Laboratory activities using the oscilloscope are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 3 (10660112) OR enrolled in the Manufacturing Engineering Tech program (106233) and Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
Solid State 1
10-660-120
1
Introduces semiconductor materials, the operation of diodes, Zener diodes and the construction of rectifier and filter circuits. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114)
Digital Electronics Tech 1
10-660-130
1
Introduces digital electronics, the operation of logic gates, and the theory of combination logic devices such as encoders, decoders, multiplexers, binary adders and parity circuits. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 1 (10660110)
Digital Electronics Tech 2
10-660-131
1
Examines flip-flops, various types of shift registers and counters, arithmetic circuits, and practical application digital devices. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Digital Electronics 1 (10660130)

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