4 Semester Credit Hours
Following a brief history of electronics, the fundamental concepts of atomic structure, current, voltage, resistance, power and Ohm's law are presented. Characteristics of series, parallel, series-parallel and complex DC circuits are covered. Components used in DC circuits are presented, as are soldering techniques. Math and algebra operations are presented as needed. Digital Multimeters and safety practices are included. A trainer kit is assembled by each student to gain experience with course topics, and lab projects are assigned to enhance understanding of course content. Course contains 45 clock hours of lecture (3 semester credit hours) and 30 clock hours of lab (1 semester credit hour).