Electronic Technology


Diodes and Transistors

Course Description

This course will introduce the students to various semiconductor devices starting with a discussion of internal construction, followed by circuit configurations, applications and troubleshooting techniques. Diodes will be discussed first and will include signal, rectifier, Zener and light emitting types. Transistor material will cover NPN and PNP bipolar types, J type FETs, enhancement and depletion MOSFETs. Finally, transistor switching circuits will be examined.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


(A course to be taken in the same semester as this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain diodes as electrical components.
  • Explain transistors as electrical components.
  • Validate mathematical models of diode circuits.
  • Validate mathematical models of transistor circuits.
  • Construct diode circuits.
  • Construct transistor circuits.
  • Measure electrical magnitudes of diode circuits.
  • Measure electrical magnitudes of transistor circuits.
  • Validate practical transistor applications.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

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