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Introduction to Electronics

SKET 210

Introduction to Electronics

SKET 210

Course Description

Prerequisite: SKET 120. Identifies basic electronic devices commonly used throughout industry and relates each device to the proper symbol that is used in the electrical drawings. Describes the proper operation of an electronic circuit that is comprised of various components that are integrated together. Applies lecture material in the laboratory through the use of electronic circuit training boards. Constructs electronic circuits from drawings, analyzes the process, makes revisions to wiring as necessary, and evaluates the proper operation of the circuit. Discusses and uses troubleshooting techniques and basic test instruments. Credit may be earned in SKET 210 or ET 210 but not both. (30-30)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of basic semiconductor devices.

Objectives:

  • Explain how semiconductor material is formed.
  • Recognize and draw schematic symbols for semiconductor devices.
  • . Explain electrical behavior within semiconductor devices.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the effects of DC biasing on semiconductor devices.
  • Interpret device data sheets to

Apply knowledge of device function to electric circuits.

Objectives:

  • Interpret schematic circuits using semiconductor devices.
  • Explain function of device as it is used within an electric circuit.
  • Analyze DC electric values including current, voltage, and power of semiconductor circuits.
  • Determine circuit operation when semiconductor devices fail open or shorted.
  • Identify functional blocks within a schematic circuit.
  • Explain circuit’s ability to control current to a load using

Utilize test equipment in a lab environment to reinforce lecture material.

Objectives:

  • State, explain, and comply with safety precautions while using electrical equipment.
  • Use hand held meters and oscilloscopes to test semiconductor devices.
  • Use hand held meters and oscilloscopes to measure device and circuit operation.
  • Safely use and accurately set power supplies and signal generators for circuit operation.
  • Wire simple electric circuits to demonstrate component function.
  • Practice ability to troubleshoot electric circuit and component failures.