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COURSE NUMBER: ELEC160
COURSE TITLE:Intro to Electricity/Electronics
DIVISION:Technology
IAI CODE(S):
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:5
CONTACT HOURS:90
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:225
DELIVERY MODE:In-Person

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Introduction to fundamental concepts of the production and usage of electricity. Study of DC/AC circuits with emphasis on problem solving and component identification.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand the nature of electrical usage.
  • Gain an understanding of resistors, capacitors, and inductors on electric circuit when used in AC/DC applications.
  • Acquire basic skills in using DMM, Oscilloscopes, Signal Generators and Power Supplies.
  • Learn application of mathematical concepts in solving AC/DC electrical circuits.
  • Learn how to solder / de-solder electronic components.
  • Become familiar with electronic and electrical components used with the application of AC/DC voltage.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
  1. Property of Electricity
  2. Introduction to Active Devices
  3. Introduction to AC/DC Circuits
  4. Introduction to Test Equipment
  5. Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  6. Characteristics of Resistors, Inductors and Capacitors
  7. Series RC Time Constants
  8. Series AC RC circuits
  9. Series AC RL circuits
  10. Series AC RLC circuits

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Classes may vary on Special Materials. Check with your instructor.

See bookstore website for current book(s) at https://www.dacc.edu/bookstore

EVALUATION:
Final grades are determined through a weighted average of the tests, final examination, quizzes, lab assignments, homework assignment and class attendance.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://www.dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 103. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2019

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