Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

CENT 112 - Fundamentals Of Electronics

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; AND "C" or higher in MATH 24, OR Placement in MATH 25

This course covers the basics of electricity and electronics. Topics include electrical principles, Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff's Laws, DC circuit analysis fundamentals, power semiconductors diodes, and transistors. Students will build and test their own electronic circuits.

3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CENT 112, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the basic principals of electricity.
  • Operate and use basic electronic components.
  • Perform circuit analysis computations for the following circuits:
    • serial
    • parallel
    • combination
  • Take measurements with a multimeter and oscilloscope.
  • Describe the operation and use of semiconductor devices.
  • Explain the operation of a variable power supply and an AM/FM radio.

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