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    May 28, 2024  
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ETEC 140 - Basic Electricity and Electronics



5.0 Credits
Basics of AC and DC circuits. Includes resistors, capacitors, RC circuits, inductors, filters, diodes, power supplies, transistors, and operational amplifiers. Testing and troubleshooting circuits where voltage changes over time. Practice using DMM and oscilloscope.
Prerequisite ETEC 150 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission.
Course-level Learning Objectives (CLOs)
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe AC and DC current in electrical safety, electrical potential and current, effect of current on the body, emergency procedures in case of electrical shock, and prevention of equipment damage from electrostatic discharge.
  2. Describe the physics of insulators, conductors, semiconductors, ionization, and primary sources of current.
  3. Explain the fundamental requirements of an electrical circuit, including the impact of ground lines and the fundamental electrical properties of voltage, current, resistance, power, and their units.
  4. Demonstrate analysis of circuits by applying Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s circuit laws, Watt’s Law, the relationship among energy, power, and work to troubleshoot series and parallel circuits.



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