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ELEC 1161 - Electronic Technology 1

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly EETE 1160)

This course is intended for those students seeking entry-level 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 Series-Parallel 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

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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 series-parallel circuits. Ohm’s, Watt’s and Kirchhoff’s current and voltage laws will be used.

Objectives:

  1. Components, Quantities and Units
    1. Recognize common electrical components and measuring instruments
    2. State basic electrical and magnetic quantities and units
    3. Use scientific notation to express quantities
    4. Use engineering notation and metric prefixes to express large and small quantities
    5. Convert from one metric prefixed unit to another
  2. Voltage, Current and Resistance
    1. Describe the basic structure of the atom
    2. Explain the concept of electrical charge
    3. Define voltage, current and resistance and explain their characteristics
    4. Describe a basic electrical circuit
    5. Make basic circuit measurements
    6. Recognize electrical hazards and practice proper safety procedures
  3. Ohm’s law, energy and power
    1. Explain Ohm’s law
    2. Use Ohm’s law to determine voltage, current, or resistance
    3. Define energy and power
    4. Calculate power in an electronic circuit
    5. Properly select resistors based on power rating
    6. Explain energy conversion and voltage drops
    7. Discuss power supplies and their characteristics
    8. Describe a basic approach to troubleshooting
  4. Series circuits
    1. Identify a series circuit
    2. Determine the current in a series circuit
    3. Determine total series resistance
    4. Apply ohm’s law to series circuits
    5. Determine the total effect of voltage sources in series
    6. Apply Kirchhoff’s voltage law
    7. Use a series circuit as a voltage divider
    8. Determine power in a series circuit
    9. Determine and identify ground in a series circuit
    10. Measure voltages relative to circuit ground
    11. Troubleshoot series circuits
  5. Parallel circuits
    1. Identify a parallel circuit
    2. Determine the voltage across each parallel branch
    3. Apply Kirchhoff’s current law
    4. Determine total parallel equivalent resistance
    5. Apply ohm’s law in a parallel circuit
    6. Use a parallel circuit as a current divider
    7. Determine power in a parallel circuit
    8. Troubleshoot parallel circuits
  6. Series-Parallel circuits
    1. Identify series-parallel relationships
    2. Analyze series-parallel circuits
    3. Analyze loaded voltage dividers
    4. Determine the loading effect of a voltmeter on a circuit
    5. Analyze a Wheatstone bridge circuit
    6. Apply superposition theorem to circuit analysis
    7. Troubleshoot series-parallel 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
 

  1. Components, Quantities and Units
    1. Electrical components and measuring instruments
    2. Electrical and magnetic units
    3. Scientific notation
    4. Engineering notation and metric prefixes
    5. Metric unit conversions
  2. Voltage, Current and Resistance
    1. Atomic structure
    2. Electrical charge
    3. Voltage, current, and resistance
    4. Basic circuit measurements
    5. Electrical safety
  3. Ohm’s law, energy and power
    1. Ohm’s law
    2. Application of Ohm’s law
    3. Energy and power
    4. Power in electronic circuits
    5. The power rating of resistors
    6. Energy conversion and voltage drops across a resistor
    7. Power supplies
    8. Introduction to troubleshooting
  4. Series circuits
    1. Resistors in series
    2. Current in a series circuit
    3. Total series resistance
    4. Ohm’s law applied to series circuits
    5. Voltage sources in series
    6. Kirchhoff’s voltage law
    7. Voltage dividers
    8. Power in a series circuit
    9. Circuit ground
    10. Troubleshooting series circuits
  5. Parallel circuits
    1. Resistance and voltage in parallel circuits
    2. Kirchhoff’s current law
    3. Total parallel equivalent resistance
    4. Ohm’s law applied to parallel circuits
    5. Current dividers
    6. Power in parallel circuits
    7. Troubleshooting parallel circuits
  6. Series-Parallel circuits
    1. Identifying series-parallel relationships
    2. Analysis of series-parallel circuits
    3. Voltage dividers with resistive loads
    4. Loading effect of meters
    5. The Wheatstone Bridge
    6. Superposition theorem
    7. Troubleshooting series-parallel 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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