This course gives students the knowledge they need to qualify as entry- level technicians, and provides the necessary foundation for further studies in specialized fields. Is is closely coordinated with the ETA competencies and exams.

This course is divided in 5 units.
Unit 1: Basic Electrical Theory.


Basic Electrical Safety

Electronic Equipment

Electronic Components

Ohm's Law

Electronic Measurements

Series & Parallel Circuits

Battery Power Supplies

Unit 2: AC Basics.

AC vs DC, including frequency, period, wavelength

Waves and wave forms

AC test equipment, with emphasis on oscilloscope functions

Capacitors, inductors, transformers

RC, LC, RLC circuits, behavior and calculations

Cabling, characteristic impedance, termination, grounding

Noise and interference sources and how to handle them

Unit 3: Analog Basics.

Signal levels, impedance, wiring formats

Wave shaping circuits

Dynamic range, noise, signal to noise ratio, distortion

Decibels and dB calculations, standard reference levels

Signal spectrum, bandwidth

Specific audio, video, RF signals and their characteristics

Active devices, transistor biasing, amplifier circuits

Op-amps and other linear IC's

Oscillators and multi vibrators


AC-operated power supplies


Unit 4: Digital Basics.

Digital concepts: analog vs. digital, decimal vs. binar

Binary arithmetic, including octal and hex notation

Boolean logic

Other logic functions: bit manipulation, shifting, flip-flop etc.

Digital electronic circuitry and issues such as gate delay, race states

Computer architecture


Programming concepts

Microprocessors, micro controllers, PLAs

Machine control, servo loops, PID, PLC

Mixed digital/analog, D-A and A-D converters

Basic digital signal processing

Digital generation of analog wave forms

Servicing digital equipment

Unit 5: Comprehensive Study and Laboratory.

This unit will prepare the student for the Associate Certified Electronics Technician test offered by The Electronics Technician Association (ETA).

ETA is accredited by the International Certification Accreditation Council (ICAC). ICAC is an alliance of organizations dedicated to assuring competency, professional management, and service to the public by encouraging and setting standards for licensing, certification, and credentialing programs.

Laboratory include the programming and use of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's), Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, soldering and more.

This is an intensive course. Completion time is three months.