Curriculum

100 - SAFETY

101 - Demonstrate an understanding of state, school and OSHA safety regulations.

102 - Practice safety techniques for electronics work.

103 - Demonstrate an understanding of proper fire drill procedures.

104 - Interpret Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

105 - RESERVED

106 - Explain the environmentally-safe disposal procedures for electronicsequipment.

107 - Describe the physiological reaction to electrical shock causes.


200 - ELECTRICAL QUANTITIES AND COMPONENTS

201 - Recognize the basic units of Electronic Measurements.

202 - Recognize ISM system of measurement (International Systems of Measurements).

203 - Express numbers in scientific Engineering notation.

204 - Convert one power of ten to another power of ten.

205 - Use the resistor color code.

206 - Identify component symbols used in electronic schematic diagrams.

207 - Identify schematic symbols for various types of electrical and electronic components.

208 - Identify semiconductors and their usage.


300 - INSTRUMENTATION

301 - Demonstrate the use of a multi-meter, function generator, and frequency counter to measure voltage, resistance and current.

302 - Make a circuit measurement to solve current requirements.

303 - Demonstrate the proper method of using an ohmmeter.

304 - Demonstrate the use of a power supply and adjust it to specified values.


400 - OHM'S LAW

401 - Utilize Ohm's law to determine current, voltage, or resistance.

402 - Demonstrate an understanding of the meaning of and relationship between voltage, current, resistance, and power in DC using Ohm's Law Pie Chart.

403 - Demonstrate the linear relationship between current and voltage.

404 - Describes the relationship between voltage, current and power in an electric circuit using Watt's Law.

405 - Calculate nominal resistor using the resistor color code.


500 - SERIES CIRCUITS

501 - Demonstrate how voltages are distributed around a series circuit.

502 - Utilize double subscript notation.

503 - Demonstrate Kirchhoff's Voltage Law.

504 - Demonstrate voltage distribution and polarity of power supplies and resistors in a series circuit.

505 - Demonstrate calculations of power in a series circuit.

506 - Demonstrate troubleshooting open circuits and short circuits in a series circuit.


600 - PARALLEL CIRCUITS

601 - Calculate resistance in a parallel circuit.

602 - Demonstrate voltage in a parallel circuit.

603 - Demonstrate current flow in a parallel circuit.

604 - Apply Ohm's Law resistance for parallel circuit calculations.

605 - Calculate power in a parallel circuit.

606 - Troubleshoot open circuit and short circuit conditions in a parallel circuit.


700 - SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUITS

701 - Determine the total resistance in a Series-Parallel Circuit.

702 - Apply Kirchhoff's current and voltage law to a Series-Parallel Circuit.

703 - Demonstrate a series-parallel circuit used as a voltage divider.


800 - BASIC NETWORK THEOREM

801 - Solve for the value of a load resistor.

802 - Calculate voltage and current for various load resistors.

803 - RESERVED

804 - RESERVED

805 - Calculate the value of load resistance for maximum power transfer.

806 - RESERVED


900 - ALTERNATING CURRENT

901 - Calculate the frequency of the waveform.

902 - Determine the average and RMS values of a sine-wave.

903 - Explain various waveforms.


1000 - OSCILLOSCOPE

1001 - Describe the basic sections of an oscilloscope.

1002 - Measure voltage using an oscilloscope.

1003 - Measure frequency using an oscilloscope.

1004 - Measure phase relationships using an oscilloscope.


1100 - INDUCTANCE

1101 - Measure and calculate the effect of a series resistive-inductive (RL) circuit on DC voltage and current.

1102 - Measure and calculate the effect of a series resistive-inductive (RL) circuit on AC voltage and current.

1103 - Calculate the total inductance of inductors connected in series or parallel.


1200 - INDUCTIVE REACTANCE

1201 - Measure and calculate the effect of inductive reactance on current.

1202 - Measure and calculate the effect of change in frequency on current.

1203 - Demonstrate the phase (lead-lag) relationship between current and applied voltage in a series RL circuit.

1204 - Calculate the total inductive reactance in series and parallel circuits.


1300 - RESISTOR INDUCTOR (RL) CIRCUITS IN ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC)

1301 - Demonstrate the use of vectors to describe magnitude and direction of voltages.

1302 - Demonstrate the use of vectors in determining total current or voltage in series and parallel RL circuits.


1400 - TRANSFORMERS

1401 - Identify transformer windings and check for open and short circuits.

1402 - Calculate and measure voltage-turns ratio.

1403 - Measure the effect of secondary load on primary current.


1500 - CAPACITANCE

1501 - Demonstrate the effect of capacitance in AC and DC circuits.

1502 - Calculate total capacitance in series and parallel circuits.

1503 - Calculate and measure RC time constants.


1600 - CAPACITIVE REACTANCE

1601 - Measure and calculate the effect of capacitive reactance on current.

1602 - Measure and calculate the effect of change in frequency on circuit current.

1603 - Demonstrate the phase (lead-lag) relationship between current and applied voltage in a series RC circuit.

1604 - Calculate the total capacitive reactance in series and parallel circuits.


1700 - RESISTANCE CAPACITANCE (RC) CIRCUITS

1701 - Describe magnitude and direction of voltages using vectors.

1702 - Determining total current or voltage in series and parallel RC circuits using vectors.

1703 - Calculate Capacity/Rea -- (XC) in RC circuit.


1800 - RESISTANCE INDUCTANCE CAPACITANCE (RLC) CIRCUITS

1801 - Calculate total current in series RLC circuits.

1802 - Calculate total current in parallel RLC circuits.

1803 - Calculate true power, apparent power and power factor in a RLC circuit.

1804 - Calculate (XC) and (XL) for RLC circuit.


1900 - RESONANCE

1901 - Calculate and measure the resonant frequency of a series RLC circuit.

1902 - Graph a response curve for a series resonant circuit, label Half-power points and bandwidth.

1903 - Calculate the "Q" of a series resonant circuit and demonstrate the effect it has on the response curve.

1904 - Calculate and measure the resonant frequency of a parallel RLC circuit.

1905 - Graph a response curve for a parallel resonant circuit, label half-power points and bandwidth.


2000 - SOLDERING

2001 - Demonstrate types and usage of a soldering iron.

2002 - Demonstrate the ability to desolder components from the circuit board.

2003 - Demonstrate the ability to solder components to the circuit board.

2004 - Demonstrate the proper and safe method for soldering and de-soldering terminals and components.


2100 - JUNCTION DIODES

2101 - Test a semiconductor diode and identify the cathode and anode leads using an ohmmeter.

2102 - Demonstrate the voltage-current relationship of a semiconductor diode by plotting the characteristic curve.

2103 - Demonstrate the correct bias for the operation of a LED.

2104 - Utilize a diode as a clipper or clamp.


2200 - POWER SUPPLIES

2201 - Identify common rectifier circuits (half-wave and full-wave).

2202 - Demonstrate the operation of a rectifier circuit.

2203 - Recognize various filter configurations and list their characteristics.

2204 - Calculate and measure DC output voltage for filtered and unfiltered power supplies.

2205 - Measure and calculate power supply ripple percentage and voltage regulation.

2206 - Calculate and measure the output voltage of a voltage multiplier.

2207 - Measure and plot the forward and reverse characteristics of a Zener diode.

2208 - Measure and demonstrate the regulation properties of a shunt type Zener regulator.


2300 - TRANSISTOR CHARACTERISTICS

2301 - Identify base, emitter, and collector terminals of PNP and NPN transistors.

2302 - Locate the ratings, characteristics and operating parameters listed on a typical transistor specification sheet.

2303 - Determine the type of transistor, NPN or PNP, and operating condition, using an ohmmeter.

2304 - Identify schematic symbols and uses for various types of transistors.

2305 - Identify differences between FET and BJT devices.


2400 - SMALL SIGNAL AMPLIFIERS

2401 - Determine and demonstrate proper biasing polarity of NPN or PNP transistors in switching circuits.

2402 - Calculate decibel gain or loss.

2403 - Operate and measure the voltage gain of a common emitter audio amplifier.

2404 - Operate and measure the voltage gain of a common base amplifier.

2405 - Operate and measure the voltage gain of a common collector amplifier.


2500 - OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIERS

2501 - Operate and measure the phase shift between input and output of an inverting IC Op-Amp.

2502 - Operate and measure the phase shift between input and output of a non-inverting IC Op-Amp.


2600 - BASIC DIGITAL ELECTRONICS

2601 - Convert decimal numbers to the binary number system and binary to decimal.

2602 - Convert binary numbers to hexadecimal number system and hexadecimal to binary.

2603 - Demonstrate the operation and the truth tables for the seven basic logic gates.

2604 - Connect and demonstrate combinational logic.

2605 - Describe Boolean reduction and Karnaugh mapping.


2700 - NANOTECHNOLOGY

2701 - Define nanotechnology.

2702 - Explain nanotechnology measurements.


2800 - TROUBLESHOOTING

2801 - Solve simple problems using basic inquiry methods and strategies.

2802 - Demonstrate knowledge of troubleshooting procedures that are used for detecting failures in electrical and electronic circuits.


2900 - ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

2901 - Identify and explain the major components of a basic communication system.

2902 - RESERVED


3000 - MOTORS

3001 - Describe the characteristics of AC and DC motors.

3002 - Describe characteristics of induction and Stepper motors.

3003 - Explain the difference between brushed and brushless motors.

3004 - Explain the use and function of a servomechanism to control the performance of a device.

3005 - Demonstrate knowledge of motor controllers and speed controllers.


3100 - HISTORY OF ELECTRONICS

3101 - Describe the history of electricity.

3102 - Describe the history of the vacuum tube and transistor.

3103 - Describe the history of the integrated circuit.