ELEC-106: Basic Electronics

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Electrical Technology
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Electrical/Electronics
Course Number
106
Course Title
Basic Electronics
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ELEC-103
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals of solid-state components found in electronic circuits. Topics include solid state diodes, field effect transistors, and bipolar transistors. Discusses characteristics of these components and some basic circuits in which they are commonly used. Utilizes a software program to simulate various electronic circuits.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Introduction to basic circuits
  2. Introduction to electronic circuit software program
  3. Oscilloscope – D.C. measurements
  4. Oscilloscope – A.C. and time measurements
  5. Solid-state theory and testing of diodes
  6. Electronic Workbench rectifier circuit analysis
  7. Diode rectifier circuit
  8. Junction Field Effect Transistor theory
  9. Junction Field Effect Transistor characteristic curves
  10. Computer software to develop characteristic curves
  11. Biasing a JFET amplifier
  12. JFET fixed and self-bias amplifier
  13. Bipolar transistor theory
  14. NPN characteristic curves
  15. PNP characteristic curves
  16. Computer software to develop characteristic curves
  17. Common emitter amplifier
  18. Common base amplifier
  19. Common collector amplifier
  20. Circuit analysis using Electronic Workbench
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Describe the basic diode characteristics.
  2. Analyze the operation of a half-wave rectifier circuit.
  3. Describe the basic structure and operation of bipolar junction transistors (BJT).
  4. Analyze and explain the operation of the Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as an amplifier.*
  5. Describe the basic structure and operation of a Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET).
  6. Analyze and explain the operation of a Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) as an amplifier.*

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Unit and chapter tests given throughout the semester.  Tests represent 50 percent of the course grade.
  2. Informal and Formal laboratory activities and performance exercises in which students demonstrate an understanding of assigned circuits.  Formal laboratory activities are submitted as a written report and represents 25% of the course grade.
  3. Final exam in which common questions are asked covering the units and topics presented throughout the semester.  The final exam is worth 25 percent of the course grade.<

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Review of Student Portfolio and Student Interview

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2015
ILT Approval Date
09/18/2015
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
10/05/2015