SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2020 2:27:47 PMELEC 66 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Inactive Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 66Title:  TESTS & MEASUREMNTS  
Full Title:  Tests & Measurements/Troubleshooting
Last Reviewed:10/13/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled2.0017 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Operation, applications and limitations of analog voltmeters, digital voltmeters, signal generators, and oscilloscopes. Construction of a transistor AM (amplitude modulated) receiver to be used as a vehicle for troubleshooting. Troubleshooting techniques and procedures are covered in general and then applied to the AM radio using standard test equipment.

ELEC 62.

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Operation, applications & limitations of analog voltmeters, digital voltmeters, signal generators & oscilloscopes. Troubleshooting techniques and procedures will also be covered.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:ELEC 62.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course the students will be able to:
1.  Demonstrate correct operation of standard test equipment.
2.  Identify applications and limitations of standard test equipment.
3.  Construct a functioning amplitude modulated (AM) transistor receiver.
4.  Evaluate the functions of each stage in a block diagram of an AM
5.  Analyze the schematic diagram of an AM receiver to the component
6.  Identify proper and accepted troubleshooting techniques and
7.  Demonstrate success in troubleshooting using a transistor AM receiver.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Standard Test Equipment
 A. Oscilloscopes
     1. Types
     2. Use
     3. Operation
     4. Applications and limitations of measurements
 B. Voltmeters
     1. Comparisons of analog and digital
     2. Correct operational characteristics
     3. Applications and limitations
 C. Signal Generators
     1. Audio versus radio frequency
     2. Function generators
     3. Operation
     4. Applications and limitations
II.  Amplitude Modulated (AM) Radio Construction
     A. Schematic diagram and layout
     B. Components
       1. identification
       2. orientation
       3. fabrication techniques
     C. Alignment
III.  AM Radio Operation.
     A. Block diagram - function of each stage
     B. Stage analysis - function of each component
IV.  Troubleshooting Theory
     A. "Divide by two" process
     B. Signal tracing and fault recognition
     C. Troubleshooting techniques
V.  Troubleshooting Applications (lab)
     A. Electrical faults
     B. Troubleshooting techniques

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Assignments may include:
1. Problem solving: Construct an AM radio; analyze AM radio operation.
2. Homework: Create a schematic diagram and layout for a radio circuit;
develop a block diagram and determine the operational function of each
stage; demonstrate the "divide by two" process.
3. Class performance and performance exams: Analyze each stage and the
function of each component in each stage; Demonstrate troubleshooting
techniques (skills) on a radio with electrical faults.
4. Write lab reports evaluating troubleshooting techniques.
5. Textbook reading, 30 pages per week.
6. Quizzes (2-3); midterm; final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 50%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams, Troubleshooting w/instructor evaluation.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, Short answer to simulated problems.
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Electronic Test Instruments: Analog and Digital Measurements (2nd
edition). Prentice Hall, 2002.
Carr, Joseph J. Practical Radio Frequency Test and Measurement: A
Technician's Handbook. Newnes, 1999.

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