Electronics

Overview:
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with a broad background in the theory and applications of the exciting field of electronics. Emphasis is placed upon applying theory to practical laboratory learning experience and safety practices. This incorporates the use and application of electronic test equipment, an Electronic CAD (Computer Aided Design) System, and soldering tools. Students will learn to perform complete electrical analysis of complex dc and ac circuits consisting of resistors, capacitors, and inductors connected in various series, parallel, and series-parallel configurations.

Dual Credit with SWIC:
Students who enroll in Electronics earn the following credits from SWIC:
First Semester - EET 101 - 4 hours
Second Semester - EET 111 - 4 hours
GT 104 - Electrical Math - 4 hours

What to expect:
Students should be prepared to apply logic and mathematical skills in a real-life environment. Students will be required to physically construct circuits based on the concepts learned in class.

Employable Skills:
  • Apply electrical laws and principles to perform complete electrical analysis of series, parallel and series-parallel DC/AC
  • Construct and measure electrical quantities in series, parallel and series-parallel DC/AC circuits
  • Identify the specific application of rc, rl, rcl circuits in given schematic diagrams
  • Troubleshoot opens and shorts in electrical circuits
Career Opportunities and Job Titles:

Entry-level after high school graduation and Collinsville Area Vocational Center training:
  • Instrument Repair Trainee
  • Electronic Shops
  • House Wiring Apprentice
  • Electrical Apprenticeship
Entry-level after Junior College Program leading to an Associated Degree or Certificate Program:
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Technician
  • Motor Repair
  • Equipment Repair
  • Circuit Board Fabrication
  • Apprenticeship in a Local Electrical Trade Union
  • Computer Maintenance
  • Electronics Technician
  • Engineering Technician
Entry-level after Baccalaureate Degree:
  • Robotics
  • Design of Electronics Circuits
  • Electrical Engineer