Foundations of Electronics
Prerequisite: None:
Credit: 1
Grade Level: 10-12

This course offers instruction in the basic concepts of electronics and electronic components; electrical quantities and units; basic circuits, laws and measurements; circuit components; multiple-load circuits; complex-circuit analysis; magnetism and electromagnetism; alternating current and voltage; power in ac circuits; capacitance; inductance; transformers; R, C, and L circuits; electric motors; instruments and measurements; algebraic, trigonometric, and logarithmic tenets as applied to electronic components, theory of electricity and in the terminology, skills, and safety procedures common to careers involving electricity and electronics. Students will demonstrate acceptable soldering and de-soldering techniques, knowledge of surface mount technology, methods for building circuitry and proper utilization of electronic components such as capacitors, LEDs, and transistors.