Electronics Career Area

Overview

In this fast growing industry students learn theoretical and practical skills in a wide variety of specializations including analog and digital circuit analysis. CAD techniques, fiber optics, OPTO electronics, lasers, robotics, broadcast communications and consumer product serving. The students operate their own radio station.

The Freshmen will learn procedures, practices, and policy relating to safety. Students will also learn basic prototyping of electronic circuits through activities such as creating printed circuit board layouts, etching, and soldering. Students will become familiar with the use of hand and power tools. They will also become familiar with basic electronic measurement of voltage, current and resistance using instrumentation such as the multimeter, oscilloscope, and function generator. Students will also perform experiments related to DC and AC circuit schematic capture, layout, simulation, and analysis using software tools such as MultiSIM, CBT, and UltiBoard. The Freshmen will learn about different types of electronic technology such as, microelectronics, analog and digital through discussion. They will learn about career specializations for technicians, technologist and engineers. Students will learn about the physical and electrical characteristics of passive components such as resistors, capacitors and inductors. They will also learn about the theoretical aspects of DC and AC circuits and methods of steady state and transient analysis. Students will learn basic circuit behavior using Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Law, and the Norton and Thevenin equivalents.

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Freshman Year

  • Shop Safety
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Hand & Power Tools
  • Measuring Voltage, Current & Resistance
  • Electrical Measuring Tools
  • DC & AC Circuitry
  • Resistors and Capacitors
  • Ohm's & Kirchoff's Laws

Sophomore Year

  • Passive/Semiconductor Components
  • Analog Circuits
  • RC & LC Oscillators
  • AF/RF Signal Generators
  • Telecommunications
  • Lasers
  • Fiber Optics
  • Scientific Notation
  • Metric Prefixes

Junior Year

  • Digital Circuits
  • Logic Families
  • Computer Circuits
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Logic Gates
  • Combination Logic
  • Flip-Flops
  • Sequential Logic
  • Digital Computer Circuits

Senior Year

  • Micro-Controllers
  • Microprocessors
  • Programmable Logic
  • Hard-Wired Circuits
  • A+ Computer Service & Repair
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Hardware
  • External Devices
  • Networking Technology
Geoffrey Esper
  • Geoffrey Esper
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9, 10, 11 & 12
  • Ext. 1306
  • R. Bellows
  • Related Instructor
  • Grades: 9, 10,11 & 12
  • Ext. 1306