Electronics Training

Our online curriculum is designed to help you develop foundational skills in electronics. We provide everything you need to get trained, get ahead and succeed in your career.

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Electronics  

Common electrical applications, components, tools, and testing instruments; safety practices; career opportunities

Lesson 2: Nature of Electricity  

Key electrical terms, notations, prefixes, and symbols; operation of circuits, conductors, resistors, and other electronic devices

Lesson 3: Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries  

Types of conductors, wire insultation, cells, and batteries; definitions and descriptions of wire gage and ampacity

Lesson 4: Circuit Analysis and Ohm’s Law  

Ohm’s law and its associated calculations and applications; operation of multimeters; reading current, voltage, and resistance 

Lesson 5: Basic Test Equipment  

Analog and digital multimeters; measuring voltage, resistance, frequency, and current values in a circuit 

Lesson 6: Electronics Hardware  

Connectors, terminals, wires and cables, cells and batteries; differentiating between resistor color codes; soldering and desoldering processes 

Lesson 7: Magnetism and Electromagnetism  

Magnets and electromagnets; applications of electromagnetism and electromagnetic induction

Lesson 8: Capacitors and Inductors  

Operation of capacitors and inductors in series and parallel circuits; functions, applications, types, and ratings of capacitors; types of inductors and their uses

Lesson 9: Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes  

Purpose, characteristics, and functions of a diode; measuring voltage across a diode

Lesson 10: Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors  

Linear and nonlinear amplification; types of transistors; how to troubleshoot and test circuits containing amplifying devices 

Lesson 11: Capacitors in AC Circuits  

Parallel-connected and series-connected capacitors in DC and AC circuits; calculating reactance, frequency, and impedance in AC circuits 

Lesson 12: Transformers  

Fundamental concepts and functions of various types of transformers 

Lesson 13: Resonant Circuits  

Concepts of both time and frequency domain, the factors that affect resonance; how to solve resonance-related calculations

Lesson 14: Modulation and Detection Circuits  

Modulation and demodulation and their roles in the transmission process; purpose and functions of detectors and oscilloscopes 

Lesson 15: Electronic Devices and Amplification  

Factors, functions, characteristics, and applications of several electronic devices, including transformers, signal transmitters, output devices, relays, attenuators, and amplifiers; how to draw and interpret basic electronic schematic diagrams 

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Program Description

The Basic Electronics program provides instruction covering the fundamental information required for understanding the theory of AC and DC electricity and electronics, including sources of electricity, basic circuits and components, and their application to practical devices.

Program Objectives

After completing the Basic Electronics program, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the scientific principles that apply to the basic flow of electricity and explain the function of various materials used as conducting, semiconducting, and insulating devices in the construction of standard electrical/electronic circuits
  2. Identify the basic tools and test equipment used to construct, troubleshoot, and maintain standard electronic circuits and systems
  3. Explain the construction and application of standard circuit configurations and identify the component types and connections used to build functioning electronic circuits
  4. Describe the appearance and general operating principles of multiple electronic components and electrical devices such as capacitors, resistors, inductors, semiconductors, integrated circuits (ICs), generators, motors, and transformers
  5. Identify and describe several important electrical concepts used in consumer electronic devices

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