This course gives students the knowledge they need to qualify as entry- level technicians, and provides the necessary
foundation for further studies in specialized fields. Is is closely coordinated with the ETA competencies and exams.
This course is divided in 5 units
Unit 1: Basic Electrical Theory.
*Basic Electrical Safety.
*Series & Parallel Circuits.
*Battery Power Supplies.
Unit 2:AC Basics.
AC vs DC, including frequency, period, wavelength.
*•Waves and wave forms
*AC test equipment, with emphasis on oscilloscope functions.
*•Capacitors, inductors, transformers.
*•RC, LC, RLC circuits, behavior and calculations.
*Cabling, characteristic impedance, termination, grounding.
*Noise and interference sources and how to handle them.
Unit 3: Analog Basics.
Signal levels, impedance, wiring formats.
*Wave shaping circuits.
*Dynamic range, noise, signal to noise ratio, distortion.
*•Decibels and dB calculations, standard reference levels.
*Signal spectrum, bandwidth.
*Specific audio, video, RF signals and their characteristics.
*Active devices, transistor biasing, amplifier circuits.
*Op-amps and other linear IC's.
*Oscillators and multi vibrators.
*AC-operated power supplies.
Unit 4: Digital Basics.
Digital concepts: analog vs. digital, decimal vs. binary.
*Binary arithmetic, including octal and hex notation.
*Other logic functions: bit manipulation, shifting, flip-flop etc.
*Digital electronic circuitry and issues such as gate delay, race states.
*•Microprocessors, micro controllers, PLAs.
*Machine control, servo loops, PID, PLC.
*Mixed digital/analog, D-A and A-D converters.
*Basic digital signal processing.
*Digital generation of analog wave forms.
*Servicing digital equipment.
Unit 5:Comprehensive Study and Laboratory.
This unit will prepare the student for the Associate Certified Electronics Technician test offered by The Electronics Technician Association (ETA).
ETA is accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). ICAC is an alliance of organizations dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing programs.
Laboratory include the programming and use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, soldering and more.
This is an intensive course. Completion time is three months.