ELEC 1161  Electronic Technology 1 Credit Hours: 3.00 Prerequisites: None
(formerly EETE 1160)
This course is intended for those students seeking entrylevel knowledge in electronic technology. This course will provide the student with theory and practical experimentation in the following areas as applied to D.C. circuits: Series, Parallel, and SeriesParallel circuits. Meters will be used to measure and evaluate signals and operating voltages. Identification of basic electronic components as they relate to actual and schematic symbols. Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Laws, and the Superposition Theorem will be employed. An electronic software program will be applied to various circuits in class. Scientific calculators and basic algebra will be used in class.
Billable Contact Hours: 4
Search for Sections Transfer Possibilities Michigan Transfer Network (MiTransfer)  Utilize this website to easily search how your credits transfer to colleges and universities. OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a series circuit using Electronic Workbench
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve for all unknown values given 5 different series circuits. Ohm’s, Watt’s and Kirchhoff’s voltage laws will be developed.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to develop a parallel circuit using Electronic Workbench.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve for all unknown values given 5 different parallel circuits. Ohm’s, Watt’s and Kirchhoff’s current laws will be used.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to solve for all unknown values given 5 different seriesparallel circuits. Ohm’s, Watt’s and Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws will be used.
Objectives:
 Components, Quantities and Units
 Recognize common electrical components and measuring instruments
 State basic electrical and magnetic quantities and units
 Use scientific notation to express quantities
 Use engineering notation and metric prefixes to express large and small quantities
 Convert from one metric prefixed unit to another
 Voltage, Current and Resistance
 Describe the basic structure of the atom
 Explain the concept of electrical charge
 Define voltage, current and resistance and explain their characteristics
 Describe a basic electrical circuit
 Make basic circuit measurements
 Recognize electrical hazards and practice proper safety procedures
 Ohm’s law, energy and power
 Explain Ohm’s law
 Use Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current, or resistance
 Define energy and power
 Calculate power in an electronic circuit
 Properly select resistors based on power rating
 Explain energy conversion and voltage drops
 Discuss power supplies and their characteristics
 Describe a basic approach to troubleshooting
 Series circuits
 Identify a series circuit
 Determine the current in a series circuit
 Determine total series resistance
 Apply ohm’s law to series circuits
 Determine the total effect of voltage sources in series
 Apply Kirchhoff’s voltage law
 Use a series circuit as a voltage divider
 Determine power in a series circuit
 Determine and identify ground in a series circuit
 Measure voltages relative to circuit ground
 Troubleshoot series circuits
 Parallel circuits
 Identify a parallel circuit
 Determine the voltage across each parallel branch
 Apply Kirchhoff’s current law
 Determine total parallel equivalent resistance
 Apply ohm’s law in a parallel circuit
 Use a parallel circuit as a current divider
 Determine power in a parallel circuit
 Troubleshoot parallel circuits
 SeriesParallel circuits
 Identify seriesparallel relationships
 Analyze seriesparallel circuits
 Analyze loaded voltage dividers
 Determine the loading effect of a voltmeter on a circuit
 Analyze a Wheatstone bridge circuit
 Apply superposition theorem to circuit analysis
 Troubleshoot seriesparallel circuits
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
 Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
 Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
 Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
 Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
 Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
 Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course: Information Literacy: YES Quantitative Reasoning: YES Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
 Components, Quantities and Units
 Electrical components and measuring instruments
 Electrical and magnetic units
 Scientific notation
 Engineering notation and metric prefixes
 Metric unit conversions
 Voltage, Current and Resistance
 Atomic structure
 Electrical charge
 Voltage, current, and resistance
 Basic circuit measurements
 Electrical safety
 Ohm’s law, energy and power
 Ohm’s law
 Application of Ohm’s law
 Energy and power
 Power in electronic circuits
 The power rating of resistors
 Energy conversion and voltage drops across a resistor
 Power supplies
 Introduction to troubleshooting
 Series circuits
 Resistors in series
 Current in a series circuit
 Total series resistance
 Ohm’s law applied to series circuits
 Voltage sources in series
 Kirchhoff’s voltage law
 Voltage dividers
 Power in a series circuit
 Circuit ground
 Troubleshooting series circuits
 Parallel circuits
 Resistance and voltage in parallel circuits
 Kirchhoff’s current law
 Total parallel equivalent resistance
 Ohm’s law applied to parallel circuits
 Current dividers
 Power in parallel circuits
 Troubleshooting parallel circuits
 SeriesParallel circuits
 Identifying seriesparallel relationships
 Analysis of seriesparallel circuits
 Voltage dividers with resistive loads
 Loading effect of meters
 The Wheatstone Bridge
 Superposition theorem
 Troubleshooting seriesparallel circuits
Primary Faculty Seger, Jennifer Secondary Faculty Dulinski, Kenneth Associate Dean Thero, Laura Dean Hutchison, Donald
Official Course Syllabus  Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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