DC CIRCUITS

  • Program: Electronics Technology
  • Course: DC Circuits
  • Course #: ELEC1000
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course will provide the student with basic electronic concepts as they apply to direct current circuits. Circuits will consist of a voltage source and one or more resistors. The student will compute circuit parameters and these will be compared to measured values from a breadboarded or computer simulated circuit. The student will learn the IEEE color code and to safely and correctly use both analog and digital meters to measure voltage, current and resistance.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify electrical symbols and units
Measure circuit parameters
Identify resistor types and their characteristics
Analyze simple Direct Current electrical circuits
Use Ohm's law to calculate circuit parameters for a Direct Current circuit
Analyze series, parallel and combination Direct Current circuits
Design loaded and unloaded voltage dividers
Evaluate balanced bridge circuits
Troubleshoot series, parallel and combination circuits
Compute loaded and unloaded voltage divider values
Explain the Maximum Power Transfer theorem
Analyze voltages referenced to ground

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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