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Course Description

Electronic Technology - ELECT 139

Diodes and Transistors (1-2) 3 Cr. Hrs.

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2018; ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 139114512Diodes & Transistors 3Schlick W$52.009/20/0OpenM  01:00 PM-03:52 PM AS165
 139114552Diodes & Transistors 3Wilbourn R$52.004/20/0OpenF  05:00 PM-07:52 PM AS165