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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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Electronic Technology - ELECT 137

DC Circuits and Mathematical Modeling

5 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course is the study of basic DC Fundamentals and mathematical modeling for the electronics careers which includes Ohm's law, power law and Kirchhoff's laws with application to solving series, parallel and series-parallel combination circuits. Other topics will include resistors, color code, magnetism, electromagnetism and test equipment. The mathematics skills needed for an electronics career will also be covered in this course. The student will be prepared to enter the second semester course of ELECT 138 AC Fundamentals and Mathematical Modeling. Laboratory experiments and project(s) are utilized to teach the use of test equipment and to demonstrate the principals taught in lecture.

Prerequisites

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

  • MATH 53 or minimum score of 19 ACT-Math, 25 SAT-Math, 78 CPT-Elementary Algebra or 250 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Corequisites

(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 passive electronics components.
  • Explain passive electronics symbols.
  • Validate Ohm's law to mathematically modeled resistive DC Circuits.
  • Validate the power law to mathematically modeled resistive DC Circuits.
  • Validate Kirchhoff's laws to mathematically modeled resistive DC circuits.
  • Construct series DC circuits.
  • Construct parallel DC circuits.
  • Construct series/parallel DC circuits.
  • Measure resistive magnitudes of series DC circuits.
  • Measure resistive magnitudes of parallel DC circuits.
  • Measure resistive magnitudes of series/parallel DC circuits.
  • Measure voltage magnitudes of series DC circuits.
  • Measure voltage magnitudes of parallel DC circuits.
  • Measure voltage magnitudes of series/parallel DC circuits.
  • Explain resistor color code system.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 137544512DC Circuits Math ModelRMT5Schlick W11/20/0Open$52.00M  08:00 AM-12:51 PM WEBWEB
 137544550DC Circuits Math ModelRMT5Hariri A6/20/0Open$52.00M  05:00 PM-09:51 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 137514502DC Circuits Math ModelRMT5Schlick W15/20/0Open$52.00T  12:00 PM-04:51 PM WEBWEB
 137514553DC Circuits Math ModelRMT5Wilbourn R15/20/0Open$52.00R  05:00 PM-09:51 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday