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Texas State Technical College Course Title:  FAST Trac Associate Electronics Technician (CETa)

WECM Course Title: TSTC FAST Trac Associate Electronics Technician (CETa)

WECM Course Rubric Number/CIP Code:  RBTC-1047 / 15.0405 

Course Hours:  88 course hours / 8.8 CEU’s

Course Description and Objectives:  Course will cover fundamentals of electricity and electronics with a focus on electro-mechanical devices, switches, and relays used in robotic systems. Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Possess knowledge of basic electronics.
  • Practice electrical safety (Lockout /Tagout, and high voltage safety).
  • Ability to use meters and electronic test equipment.
  • Ability to solder and inspect solder joints.
  • Ability to test and replace faulty components.
  • Upon passing the course (70%) each student will receive a certificate of completion.

Prerequisites:  None

Certification (Y/N):  Yes

Course Outline:  (table below)

Day

Section

Topic

Activity / Exercise

Books / Materials

1

1

Pre-Test

Understanding The Needs Of The Class

Handout

 

2

Discussion

Class Expectations

 

 2

3

20 Symbols

Review 20 Symbols For Knowledge

Handout

 

4

Lecture

Electronics Book Chapter 1 Section 1-4 And View Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

 3

5

Assign Homework

Discuss What Homework Is Needed For Each Of The Sections

Text Book

 

1

Symbols Test

Test Knowledge Of 20 Symbols

Handout

4

2

20 Symbols

Review 20 Symbols For Knowledge

Handout

 

3

Review Homework

Go Over Homework Given For Chapter 1 Sections 1-4, Ask And Answer Questions For Understanding

Text Book

 5

4

Lecture

Discuss The Use Of Scientific Notations And How To Use Functions On Calculator

Handout

 

5

Lecture

Ohm’s Law And Perform Calculations For Simple, Series And Parallel Circuits

Handout

6

1

Symbols Test

Test Knowledge Of 20 Symbols

Handout

 

2

Circuit Test 1

Test Knowledge of Calculation Of Series Parallel Circuit Using Ohm's Law

Handout

7

3

Lecture

Electronics Book Chapter 2 Section 1-4 And View Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

 

4

Assign Homework

Discuss What Homework Is Needed For Each Of The Sections

Text Book

 8

5

Mid-Term Review

Review for mid-term exam

Text Book

 

1

Review Homework

Go Over Homework Given For Chapter 2, Sections 1-4, Ask And Answer Questions For Understanding

Text Book

 9

2

Mid-Term Test

Test Knowledge Of Chapters 1 And 2, All Sections

Handout

 

3

Circuit Test 2

Test Knowledge Of Calculation Of Series Parallel Circuit Using Ohm's Law

Handout

10 

4

20 Symbols

Review 20 Symbols For Knowledge (Total 60)

Handout

 

5

Lecture

Electronics Book Chapter 3 Section 1-2 And View Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

11

1

Symbols Test

Test Knowledge Of 20 Symbols

Handout

 

2

Resistor Test

Test Knowledge Of Resistor Color Code

Handout

12

3

8 Symbols

Review 8 Symbols For Knowledge (Total 68)

Handout

 

4

Lecture

Electronics Book Chapter 3 Section 3 Chapter 4 Section 1-2 And View Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

13

5

Assign Homework

Discuss What Homework Is Needed For Each Of The Sections

Text Book

 

6

Final Review

Review For The Final Exam

Text Book

14

1

Review Homework

Go Over Homework Given For Chapter 3, Sections 1-3, And Chapter 4 Sections 1-2, Ask And Answer Questions For Understanding

Text Book

 

2

Final Exam

Test Knowledge Of Chapters 3 And 4, All Sections

Handout

15

3

Circuit Test 3

Test Knowledge Of Calculation Of Series Parallel Circuit Using Ohm's Law

Handout

16 

4

Symbols Test

Test Knowledge Of Symbols. (Test Is Over Last 8 Symbols Plus 12 Of Instructor's Choice)

Handout

 

5

Troubleshooting Video Quiz

Troubleshooting Video And Quiz

Video And Handout

17

1

Electrical Lab

The Use Of Electronic Lab Kits To Demonstrate Knowledge Of Electronics Circuits And Schematic Drawings

Lab Kits

 

2

Electrical Test Equipment

Explain the Use Of Electrical Test Equipment (Multi-meter, O-Scope,TDR And Mega Ohm Meter)

Lab Tools

18

1

Electrical Lab

The Use Of Electronic Lab Kits To Demonstrate Knowledge Of Electronics Circuits And Schematic Drawings

Lab Kits

 

2

Electrical Lab Test

Start Testing Knowledge Of Use Of Multi-meter, O-Scope,TDR And Mega Ohm Meter

Lab Tools

19

1

Electrical Lab

The Use Of Electronic Lab Kits To Demonstrate Knowledge Of Electronics Circuits And Schematic Drawings

Lab Kits

20 

2

Electrical Lab

Start Testing Knowledge Of Use Of Multi-meter, O-Scope,TDR And Mega Ohm Meter

Lab Tools

 

1

Lecture

To Explain The knowledge Needed For Correct Lock Out/Tag Out Practices And Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

21 

2

Test

Test Knowledge Of Correct Lock Out/Tag Out Practices

Handout

 

3

Lecture

To Explain The Knowledge And Safety Needed For High Voltage Safety And Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

22

1

Lecture

Importance Of Good Solder And Soldering Joints And Proper Technique With Supporting Video

Text Book And Video

 

2

Soldering Lab

To Demonstrate The Proper Techniques Needed For Good Soldering Joints

Lab Tools

88 Hours Associate Electronic Technician Total Hours

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