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Electronics, Practical Fundamental

20-620-4 Certificate (C) 8 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

If you want a strong foundation in fundamental electronics, this certificate program could be a good choice for you. You’ll learn the practical concepts of electronics, and will study components, circuit theory and circuit assembly. You’ll also learn how to operate test equipment used for powering and analyzing circuitry. Your training covers basic DC and AC, solid state and digital circuits. This hands-on program allows you to practice what you learn in the lab.

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
DC Circuits 3 - Aircraft/Electromechanical
10-620-103
1
Covers capacitors and inductors including time constants and instantaneous voltage and current values of RC and RL circuits. Applications and various types of capacitors and inductors are discussed. Magnetism, electromagnetism, and devices, such as relays and solenoids, are also presented. Laboratory activities are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: DC Circuits 2 (10660111)
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) OR Intermediate Algebra with Applications (10804118)
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)
Solid State 2
10-660-121
1
Examines the operation and theory of transistors and the construction of amplifiers. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Coreq: Solid State 1 (10660120)
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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