Electronics drive modern life -- keep the energy flowing with your troubleshooting skills!
If you are fascinated by today’s ever-morphing electronic devices, imagine learning how they work – and better still, how they can be improved by YOU. Learn to install, customize, repair, and maintain today’s cutting edge electronics technology.
First, learn to speak and read the language of electronics: symbols, data sheets, safety measures, and diagrams. Then begin electronic fabrication: the art of soldering, using assembly tools, and system testing procedures. You will build, test, and troubleshoot electronic circuits, using a digital storage oscilloscope to convert, observe and record constantly varying signal voltages. Understand the fundamentals of transformers, capacitors, inductors, and DC circuits.
Projects you can tackle include designing and building a 14 watt RMS stereo amplified system, configuring PC networks, exploring alternative energy generation (solar and wind), and using motor controls, PLCs, and robotics to design your own mini-automated system.Note to Students and Counselors:
Electronics Technology is also the home of the PLTW Pathway to Engineering specialized course Digital Electronics (DE). Students interested in DE as part of thePLT W course sequence should enroll in TCD's "Digital Electronics / Electronics Technology." DE is a semester-long course which may be followed by the PLTW capstone course Engineering Design & Development (EDD) -- more information here.Students not interested in following the PLTW course sequence may take Electronics Technology one or two years, with the opportunity to earn college credit through a partnership with College of DuPage.Instructor: