SRJC Course Outlines

10/24/2020 1:17:23 PMELEC 70AL Course Outline as of Spring 2010

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ELEC 70ALTitle:  DC AND ELEC CONST LAB  
Full Title:  Direct Current and Electronic Construction Lab
Last Reviewed:5/5/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled2.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled35.00
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Measurement and analysis of DC circuits. Documentation of results in a lab report format. Basic electronic fabrication including general safety rules, soldering and de-soldering a variety of terminal posts and printed circuit boards, coaxial, and shielded pair cable assembly, and schematic reading.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 70A


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Measurement and analysis of DC circuits. Documentation of results in a lab report format. Basic electronic fabrication including general safety rules, soldering and de-soldering a variety of terminal posts and printed circuit boards, coaxial, and shielded pair cable assembly, and schematic reading.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in ELEC 70A
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Measure resistance using a Vacuum Tube Voltmeter (VTVM) or Digital Voltmeter (DVM).
2. Connect circuits following a schematic diagram.
3. Measure current through different parts of an electrical circuit using an ammeter.
4. Measure voltage across different points in an electrical circuit using a voltmeter.
5. Document lab results using data tables, schematics, and graphs as appropriate.
6. Evaluate lab results through written observations.
7. Pass an electrical safety exam with a grade of 80% or better.
8. Tin stranded wires and splice wires by various acceptable techniques.
9. Construct a twisted shielded pair cable and a coaxial cable.
10. Identify and interpret graphic symbols of common electrical components.  

Topics and Scope
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  I.  Resistance measurement (VTVM and DVM)
 II.  Circuit connections
   A. Following a schematic diagram
 III. Electrical circuit measurements
    A. Meter reading
    B. Voltage, using a voltmeter
    C. Current, using an ammeter
 IV. Meter connections (in circuit)
 V.  Comparison of theoretical versus measured results
 VI. Electrical safety
   A. Avoiding electrical shock
   B. Proper use of test equipment
   C. General first aid techniques
VII. Electronic hand tools
   A. Basic concepts
     1. proper use
     2. maintenance
     3. safety
   B. Hand tools
     1. soldering iron
     2. microscope
     3. de-soldering tools
     4. wire cutter
     5. pliers
     6. routing tools
VIII. Soldering techniques
    A. Tinning
    B. Splicing
    C. Solder feeding
IX. Connecting wires and components to terminals and boards
X. Coaxial and shielded pair cable assembly
XI. Identification of electronic symbols on schematic drawings  

Assignments:
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  Lab reports
     1. Resistance measurements
     2. Ohm's law
     3. Series circuit
     4. Parallel circuits
     5. Series-parallel circuits
     6. Internal resistance
     7. Maximum power transfer
 Hands-on test (skill demonstration)
     Proper use of equipment to verify Kirchhoff's law
 Construction projects
     1. Safety exam
     2. Soldering wire terminations
     3. Connecting wire and component leads to terminal strips
     4. Coaxial and shielded pair cable assembly
     5. Printed-Circuit board assembly techniques
     6. Reading schematic diagrams
Reading: approximately 35 pages per week in text  

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
30 - 70%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 50%
Basic electronic construction techniques of a construction project, performance exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Class participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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David Buchla. Experiments in Electronics Fundamentals and Electric Circuits Fundamentals, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2008  

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