Online Class: Electronics 101
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Perhaps nothing is more representative of modern technological culture than electronic devices. But how do these often mysterious "black boxes" really work? This course presents an overview of the fundamentals of electric/electronic circuit analysis, starting with an overview of electrical theory and moving to simple circuit components like power supplies, resistors, capacitors, and inductors.
The course also provides an introduction to the actual circuit design, construction, test, and measurement, giving the hobbyist a jumping-off point for further pursuit of the subject. In addition, the course highlights some key concepts of semiconductors and semiconductor devices (like transistors). Finally, the lessons conclude with a look at some applications of the principles discussed throughout the course. The lessons are designed to serve students with a variety of backgrounds, and they require only a minimal level of mathematical aptitude (some algebra is helpful but not necessary to understand the main ideas of the course).
Each lesson provides a sufficient background to help novices understand the principles that underlie the operation of electric and electronic circuits. The course can serve as a review of the basic concepts of circuit theory or as a starting point for a more in-depth study of particular areas of interest, such as semiconductor devices, complex electronic networks, circuit design, and hobbyist electronics.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Lesson 1 Fundamentals of ElectricityTo begin the course, we introduce some elementary principles of electrical theory specifically related to the study of electronics.
Lesson 2 Voltage and CurrentIn particular, this lesson will introduce and define the concepts of voltage and currenttwo critical parameters of electrical circuits.
Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple CircuitsIn this lesson, we will consider power supplies (sources of voltage and current) and introduce some very simple circuits.
Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms LawThe lesson discusses a gravitational analogy to resistor circuits to help illustrate what is happening electrically.
Lesson 5 Resistor NetworksIn the previous lesson, we studied simple single-resistor circuits. Although these circuits illustrate some key principles of electronics, they arent all that interesting by themselves.
Lesson 6 Capacitor CircuitsThis lesson considers another type of electronic component: the capacitor.
Lesson 7 Fundamentals of MagnetismIn this lesson, well look very briefly at magnetism and its relationship to electric charge. These concepts will allow us to discuss another important circuit device, the inductor, in the next lesson.
Lesson 8 Inductor CircuitsIn this lesson, well add another circuit device to our repertoire: inductors. Our discussion will rely heavily on the concepts of magnetism discussed in the previous lesson.
Lesson 9 Building Electronic CircuitsIn this lesson, well take a break from our intensive theoretical look at circuits and will turn to some practical considerationsspecifically, some basics of building and testing electronic circuits.
Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor DevicesWeve considered a variety of circuit components like resistors, capacitors, and inductors, but perhaps the biggest and most important class of components are based on semiconductors
Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: TransformersIn this lesson, well consider an application of what we've learned thus far: transformers. Specifically, well apply what we know about magnetism and inductors.
Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication CircuitsThe final lesson of this course looks at another application of material from previous lessons: simple communication circuits.
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Course Title: Electronics 101Course Number: 8900069Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: General EducationCEU Value: 1.9 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Jeff ClarkSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Describe wiring and currents.
- Define Alternating Current [AC] and Direct Current [DC] Circuits.
- Describe Solder, Fuses, Connectors, Adapters and Switches.
- Describe transmitters and receivers.
- Summarize the functionalities of Integrated Circuits, Transistors, Resistors, Capacitors and Diodes.
- Identify schematic symbols.
- Summarize the functionalities and purposes of power supplies and multimeters.
- Describe amplifiers and transistors.
- Describe voltage regulators, transformers and transducers.
- Define basic electronic formulas, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 1 Fundamentals of Electricity Exam 10 Lesson 2 Voltage and Current Exam 10 Lesson 3 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 3 Power Supplies and Simple Circuits Exam 10 Lesson 4 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 4 Resistor Circuits and Ohms Law Exam 10 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 5 Resistor Networks Exam 10 Lesson 6 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 6 Capacitor Circuits Exam 10 Lesson 7 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 7 Fundamentals of Magnetism Exam 10 Lesson 8 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 8 Inductor Circuits Exam 10 Lesson 9 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 9 Building Electronic Circuits Exam 10 Lesson 10 Introduction to Semiconductor Devices Exam 10 Lesson 11 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 11 Electronics Applied: Transformers Exam 10 Lesson 12 Electronics Applied: Basic Communication Circuits Exam 10 The Final Exam Exam 120 Total Points: 425
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