Skip to Main Content
FVTC Logo

Printed on 8/20/2018

Electronics Fundamentals

20-620-4 Certificate (C) 11 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

If you're looking for a strong foundation in fundamental electronics, this certificate program is a great choice. 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 so you'll be job ready.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
DC Circuits 1
10-660-110
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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)
Digital Electronics Tech 1
10-660-130
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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)
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Semiconductors 1
10-660-128
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces semiconductor materials, the operation of diodes, Zener diodes and the construction of rectifier and filter circuits. Fundamental transistor construction and operation is also introduced. Laboratory experiments are performed to verify the theory.
Prereq: AC Circuits 1 (10660114); College Technical Math 1 (10804115) OR College Technical Math 1A (10804113) OR Intermediate Algebra with Apps (10804118)
DC Circuits 3
10-660-112
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. 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)
Semiconductors 2
10-660-129
1Credit
27
27
27 hours in class and estimate 27 hours outside of class. Introduces students to transistor operation as a switch, SCR, Triac, and Operational Amplifier operation and application.
Coreq: Semiconductors 1 (10660128)

Tell Me More

Thank you for your interest in Fox Valley Tech. Still have questions about our programs? Fill out this short form.

 

Tell Me More

To better assist you, please tell us which of the following best describes you.





33%

Tell Me More

66% Complete

Tell Me More






 

Required

Thank you!
Your request has been
successfully submitted

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, check out our upcoming events and the latest news at:

www.fvtc.edu/News

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly. In the meantime, you may wish to check out our videos, digital viewbook and international webpage for more information.

www.fvtc.edu/GlobalWelcome

A specialist from our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Many answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the MyFVTC area of the website.

www.fvtc.edu/MyFVTC

You may wish to bookmark and refer to this section in the future for the quickest answers.