College of San Mateo

Electronics 111 Intro to Electronics Fundamentals
Define the following terms: electron theory; conductors and insulators; voltage, current, resistance, power; electrical energy consumption, kilowatt-hour meter; resistor color-code;
Demonstrate proper use of a scientific calculator to determine the following: series and parallel circuit values; DC and AC voltages and currents; metric prefixes and conversion factors;
Perform calculations involving Ohm's Law, Watt's Law, and series/parallel/seriesparallel circuits;
Demonstrate skill in the use of laboratory equipment: power supplies, analog and digital multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes;
Define and calculate the following AC values: AC power; peak-peak, peak, rms, effective, and average values; frequency, period, and wavelength;
Define the following terms pertaining to magnetism and inductance: Inductance; Lenz's law; inductive reactance (XL ); applications for inductors; transformers; step-up/step-down and impedance ratios; practical applications;
Define the following terms related to capacitance: types, identification and applications; timing and filtering; unit of measurement; factors that determine the capacitance of a capacitor; capacitive reactance (Xc); RC circuit; and impedance (Z);
Explain the purpose and function of the following semiconductor devices: diodes; transistors; integrated circuits;
Demonstrate the use of semiconductor devices in the following circuits: power supplies; half-wave and bridge rectification circuits; digital logic circuits;
Observe and interpret diode and transistor characteristics in typical linear power supply;
Describe the basic digital logic elements in digital and computer-based electronics equipment: AND, OR, NOT, NAND, NOR, XOR and XNOR;
Demonstrate the ability to combine logic gates into a working logic circuit;
Describe typical transducers and their applications: microphones, loudspeakers, headphones, cartridges, magnet pickups and tape heads, and sensors;
Apply concepts learned to a working electronic system: AM/FM radio, power supply, digital logic circuit (example: digital clock)
Electronics 112 Advanced Electronics Fundamentals
Briefly define the following terms: electron theory; conductors and insulators; voltage, current, resistance, power; electrical energy consumption, kilowatt-hour meter; resistor color-code;
Demonstrate competent use of a scientific calculator to determine the following: series and parallel circuit values; DC and AC voltages and currents; metric prefixes and conversion factors
Perform calculations involving Ohm's Law, Watt's Law and series/ parallel/ series-parallel circuits; Kirchhoff's Circuit Laws
Demonstrate proficient skill in the use of laboratory equipment: power supplies, analog and digital multimeters, function generators and oscilloscopes
Define and calculate the following AC values: AC power; peak-peak, peak, rms, effective, and average values; frequency, period, and wavelength
Define the following terms pertaining to electric power; power, energy and power transmission; residential wiring system; three-phase power
Define the following terms related to inductance and capacitance: inductive reactance (XL ); capacitive reactance (Xc); RLC circuit; impedance (Z); resonance; timing, filtering, coupling and tuning
Explain the purpose and function of the following semiconductor devices:transistors; thyristors; integrated circuits
Demonstrate the use of semiconductor devices in the following circuits: amplifiers; oscillators; power control
Observe and interpret transistor characteristics in typical amplifier,oscillator, and power control circuits
Describe the operation of typical electromechanical devices and controllers: relays; motors; motor controllers; and processor-based controllers
Apply concepts learned to a working electronic system: AM/FM radio, amplifiers, oscillators, and power control (example: motor speed control)
Electronics 231 Basic Applied Electronics Mathematics
Develop a basic working skill in whole numbers, decimals and fractions.
Apply rules of signed number arithmetic to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems.
Convert fixed notation numbers into powers of ten, scientific and engineering notation formats.
Demonstrate the ability to convert all numbers into metric prefix format.
Develop a working skill in algebra, including the combination of real and literal numbers into terms, expressions and equations.
Solve for literal numbers in algebraic equations using recognized algebraic procedures.
Convert a given literal number formula or equation in order to solve for different values.
Develop a working skill in solving problems in right triangle trigonometry.
Demonstrate proper graphing techniques as applies to industry-recognized procedures.
Electronics 232 Advanced Electronics Mathematics
Analyze and solve typical algebra problems utilizing recognized problem solving procedures.
Plot a curve on X-Y graph paper of two or more variable and interpret the meaning of the data represented.
Solve right triangle trigonometry problems and apply these techniques to alternative current voltage, current and phase relationships.
Define the difference between common and natural logarithms.
Apply common and natural logarithms to electronics calculations, such as gain/loss and charge/discharge measurements.
Define the j-operator in electronics calculations and how it is applied to electronics circuit analysis.
Define and contrast rectangular and polar notation and how they relate to j-operator calculations.
Apply the rules of algebra to solve complex network calculations in advanced circuit analysis.
Apply the rules of algebra and trigonometry to both series and parallel resonance circuits.
Electronics 405 Transformers and Rotating Machinery
Describe the difference between single-phase and three-phase power.
Explain how a transformer operates and state the voltage, current, power, and impedance relationships associated with transformers.
Demonstrate how to phase a transformer winding.
Demonstrate how to connect transformers in wye and delta configurations and be able to compute transformer voltages and currents.
Explain the operation of DC and AC electromechanical generators.
Explain the operation of single-phase and three-phase motors.
Demonstrate how to connect single-phase and three-phase motors to a power source via a two-wire and a three-wire control circuit.
Electronics 421 Fundamentals of Electric Motor Control
Describe the construction and operation of a DC electric motor.
Describe the construction and operation of an AC electric motor.
Describe the construction and operation of a servo motor.
Describe the operation of basic start/brake/stop motor switching.
Describe the operation of basic forward/reverse motor switching.
Describe the operation, construction of, and troubleshooting of basic electric and electronic motor and stepped control.
Electronics 441 Sensors and Data Transmission
Describe the basic concepts of temperature.
Identify typical temperature sensors and describe their operation.
Perform the calibration of and describe how to troubleshoot various temperature sensors.
Describe the basic concepts of pressure.
Identify typical pressure sensors and describe their operation.
Perform the calibration of and describe how to troubleshoot various pressure sensors.
Describe the basic concepts of flow.
Identify typical flow sensors and describe their operation.
Perform the calibration of and describe how to troubleshoot various flow sensors.
Describe the basic concepts of level.
Identify typical level sensors and describe their operation.
Perform the calibration of and describe how to troubleshoot various level sensors.
Describe various feedback and control modes.
Identify instrumentation symbols and diagrams.
Describe mechanical and electrical connections to industry standard.
Identify instrument errors.
Describe the concept of data transmission.
Identify typical data transmitters and describe their operation.
Perform the calibration of and describe how to troubleshoot various data transmitters.