Introduces the basic concepts of solid state devices and applications: semiconductor theory, the operational characteristics of devices such as the diode bipolar junction transistors (BJT) and field effect transistors (FET), polarity, biasing, rectification, and amplification. Introduces the basic DC power supply. Also includes discussion of camera-type vision systems, barcode readers, and laser etchers as common solid state devices found in industry.
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Successful completion of AMTEC Course Module 1074 Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.