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					                           COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CENTER

                                  ELECTRONIC ESSENTIALS
                                         COURSE SYLLABUS
                                            2009 - 2010

Instructor name: Steve Chott
Conference Times: 7:am-7:30am daily, 1:30pm-3:00pm A days
Career Center/Office Phone Number: 573-214-3800 x 29422
Email: schott@columbia.k12.mo.us

                                      www.career-center.org

COURSE DESCRIPTION
(Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1)
This one-hour credit course focuses on the use of electronics in today’s technology-based society.
Students have the opportunity to analyze, design, and construct circuits similar to those used in
computers, radios, televisions, automobiles, and robots. The opportunity for student-built projects both
in and out of class is included. This course is beneficial to students interested in medicine, engineering,
industry, communication, or for personal interest.

PREQUISITE: C or better Integrated Math 1 or Algebra 1

COURSE OUTLINE
The main components of the Electronics Essentials curriculum are built around the following main study
categories; Safety, DC Circuits, AC Circuits, Semiconductor Circuits, and Digital Circuits. Components
from these categories are combined and mixed throughout the year to aid in the understanding of
electrical/electronic theory.

MASTER LIST OF COMPETENCIES TO BE COVERED see attached

TEXTBOOKS and RESOURCE MATERIALS
Textbooks that will be used as resource materials include; Understanding Basic Electronics, Larry B.
Wolfgang; Foundations of Electronics Circuits and Devices, Russell L. Meade; Digital Electronics,
Roger L. Tokheim; Digital Systems, Ronald J. Tocci; and Digital Circuits, William J. Streib. Additional
electronic technology resources will be available online in the electronics lab.

CAREER CENTER EXPECTATIONS
All Career Center classes strive to prepare students for adult life by teaching skills and behaviors that
will be valued in the workplace. The following expectations are stressed and graded in all Career Center
classes. Your instructor will review these, provide instruction in all areas and answer any questions.
     Attendance – Be here on time each day, prepared to work, dressed appropriately
     Respect – Use appropriate language, be honest and truthful, be respectful of peers and adults,
     Safety – Follow safety rules and procedures, keep work area orderly
     Responsibility – Complete work on time, follow directions, use resources to answer questions,
          ask for help when needed, contribute to class discussion
     Quality – Show determination to complete tasks, be consistent in quality, focus on the task at hand
     Team – Work as a productive team member in a variety of roles, communicate in a sensitive way



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GRADING SYSTEM
Grades in this class will be determined by the total number of points earned at the end of each quarter.
Quarter grades will be averaged to compute semester grade. This grade will translate into a letter grade
based on the following scale:
                 A       94-100                         C       73-76
                 A-      90-93                          C-      70-72
                 B+      87-89                          D+      67-69
                 B       83-86                          D       63-66
                 B-      80-82                          D-      60-62
                 C+      77-79                          F       below 60

Four parts determine the grade for electronics class: Test grade 34%, Classwork grade 28%, and
Workplace Expectations grade 28%, and final exam 10%.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to be in class daily and to be engaged in the learning process. Regular
attendance is essential for success in school and in life. Research shows that students with 95%
or above attendance are more successful academically by earning better grades and performing
better on college entrance exams. Our attendance goal for all students is 95% or better.
A portion of the class grade is based on Career Center Expectations, which includes attendance
and participation in class, lab, shop, or worksites. Absences, except those for a school-sponsored
activity, may affect a student’s grade.

MAKE-UP WORK
The following is an overview of how the Career Center treats make-up work. Individual course
syllabi will have specific details of make-up work procedures.
Excused (Parent Excused, Excused, Medical, Field Trips)
    All missed work may be made up at full credit.
    It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
    Work must be made up in a timely fashion, generally within the same number of days as
      the absence (e.g. absent 2 days, work made up in 2 days).
    Participation points may be lost due to absence. Students may possibly make up lost
      points by working in the classroom/shop/lab outside of class time or through alternate
      assignments determined by the instructor. However, in some classes experiences are
      limited and opportunities to repeat them are not available.
Suspension & Unexcused (ISS, OSS) and Verified Absences
    Missed work may be made up at 75%
    It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
    Work must be made up in a timely fashion, generally within the same number of days as
      the absence (e.g. absent 2 days, work made up in 2 days). Instructors may expect students
      to make up work during suspension and submit upon returning to school.
    Participation points will be lost due to absence. Students may possibly make up lost
      points by working in the classroom/shop/lab outside of class time or through alternate
      assignments determined by the instructor. However, in some classes experiences are
      limited and opportunities to repeat them are not available.
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Truancy
    Classwork may not be made up. This will result in zero credit for missed work.
    Students will lose participation points.
    Students will not be permitted to make up exams or quizzes.

RETURN POLICY FOR SECOND SEMESTER
Students who are performing below average, or who are failing the semester are subject to removal from
the program at semester. A student/parent conference will be held prior to the end of the semester with
the appropriate individuals present and alternatives will be discussed.

PREREQUISITE FOR ADVANCED COURSES
To be eligible to take advanced courses, a student must meet the prerequisites for the course in which
he/she wishes to enroll. Prerequisites vary by course, but generally include a minimum grade and
satisfactory performance on attendance and Career Center Expectations. See individual course
descriptions for specific prerequisite information. If the curriculum for a prerequisite course is modified
in any way, a pass/fail grade is issued. Pass/fail grades do not satisfy the grade requirement to take
advanced courses.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The integrity of the academic program and the evaluation of each student’s achievement are of primary
concern to educational institutions. Cheating on an educational exercise not only reflects dishonesty on
the part of the student, but also diminishes the value of the work done by his/her classmates. Students
who cheat or plagiarize (using another’s words, ideas or writing as one’s own) shall be subject to the
following: referral to the assistant director; parent/guardian contacted; a zero recorded for the exercise;
possible detention and/or suspension; and/or removal from the course with a grade of “F” recorded on the
transcript.

STUDENT SERVICES
Student services are available to help students succeed in their technical classes. Students in technical
programs are eligible for extra assistance by asking for help or by having their teacher refer them to the
Student Services team. There are reading specialists, a math specialist, counselors and resource
personnel who will help students in classrooms, by appointment and/or before and after school with any
problems they are having in their technical classes. An employment specialist is available to students
who are looking for part-time or full-time jobs. In addition, persons knowledgeable about financial aid
for post high school training/education are available, as well as persons who can help students assess
their vocational strengths and preferences in order to make more informed career choices.

INSTRUCTOR’S PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Mr. Chott has extensive experience working in industry with design, implementation, and maintenance of
industrial electronic systems and controls.

STUDENT YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Skills USA is the vocational student organization for persons in the Trade & Industry program area of
Electronics. Students participate voluntarily in Skills USA through leadership activities, fund raising
activities, and skills contests (local, district, state, and national).




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DISCRIMINATION POLICY
As a political subdivision, employer, recipient of federal funds, and an education institution, the Board of
Education is prohibited from, and hereby declares a policy against, engaging in unlawful discrimination.
This includes harassment and creating a hostile environment on the basis if race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or use of leave protected by the Family and
Medical Leave Act, in its programs, activities, and with regard to employment. The Board of Education
is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPUTER USE
The use of any Columbia Public School computer is a privilege, not a right. Users of computers are
obligated to conform to district and individual school policies and directions given by a staff member.
Using the CPS facilities to access information carried by the Internet or other such information services
must be for academic work assigned by a teacher. Depending on the nature of the situation, students who
violate this regulation shall be subject to disciplinary action, or as the case is with any other property of
the CPS, be held responsible for the cost of repair, replacement or maintenance of any damaged
equipment or materials. The school may have a student assigned to an alternative educational program.




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 Electronics Essentials: Columbia CTE-Trade & Technical 2009-2010
--------------------Strand          I Fundamentals of Electronics
                       Big Idea     I 1 Formulas
                         Concept        A Ohm's Law
                            MLO           a Use Ohm's Law to calculate the current in a circuit.
                            MLO           b Use Ohm's Law to calculate the voltages in a circuit.
                            MLO           c Use Ohm's Law to calculate the resistances in a circuit.
                            MLO           d Use Ohm's Law to predict the operation of a circuit
                         Concept        B Series Circuit Algorithms
                            MLO           a Calculate and solve for unknown resistor values in a circuit.
                            MLO           b Calculate and solve for unknown current values in a circuit.
                            MLO           c Calculate and solve for unknown voltage values in a circuit.
                         Concept        C Parallel Circuit Algorithms
                            MLO           a Calculate and solve for unknown resistor values in a circuit.
                            MLO           b Calculate and solve for unknown current values in a circuit.
                            MLO           c Calculate and solve for unknown voltage values in a circuit.
                         Concept        D Series-Parallel Circuit Algorithms
                            MLO           a Calculate and solve for unknown resistor values in a circuit.
                            MLO           b Calculate and solve for unknown current values in a circuit.
                            MLO           c Calculate and solve for unknown voltage values in a circuit.
                         Concept        E Power
                            MLO           a Calculate power to determine component size in a circuit.
                            MLO           b Calculate power to determine appropriate power source.
                            MLO           c Use power calculations to determine voltage, current, and/or resistance in a
                                            circuit.
                     Concept            F Reactance and Impedance
                        MLO               a Calculate and solve for unknown capacitor in a RC circuit.
                        MLO               b Calculate and solve for unknown inductor in a RL circuit.
                        MLO               c Use appropriate formula to calculate Xc and Xl in a circuit.
                   Big Idea        I 2 Series Systems
                     Concept            A Current, Voltage, and Power
                        MLO               a Calculate current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               b Calculate current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               c Calculate current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                        MLO               d Measure current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               e Measure current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               f Measure current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                   Big Idea        I 3 Parallel Systems
                     Concept            A Current, Voltage, and Power
                        MLO               a Calculate current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               b Calculate current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               c Calculate current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                        MLO               d Measure current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               e Measure current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               f Measure current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                   Big Idea        I 4 Series-Parallel Systems
                     Concept            A Current, Voltage, and Power
                        MLO               a Calculate current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               b Calculate current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               c Calculate current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                        MLO               d Measure current, voltage, and power in a resistive circuit.
                        MLO               e Measure current, voltage, and power in a capacitive circuit.
                        MLO               f Measure current, voltage, and power in an inductive circuit.
                   Big Idea        I 5 Components and Devices
                     Concept            A Passive Electronic Components
                        MLO               a Identify resistor, capacitor, inductor, diode, LED, transformer, lamp, relay, bulb,
                                            and switches.
                        MLO               b Connect the following passive components to create a working circuit: resistor,
                                            capacitor, inductor, diode, LED, transformer, lamp, relay, bulb, and switches.
                      Concept           B Active Electronic Components
                        MLO               a Build a circuit using TTL chips.
                        MLO               b Build a circuit using CMOS chips.

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                        MLO               c Use transistors to build an amplifier.
                        MLO               d Use linear components to build an amplifier.
                        MLO               e Use op-amps to build an amplifier.
                        MLO               f Use an op-amp to build a comparator.
                        MLO               g Use an op-amp to build dynamic filter.
                        MLO               h Identify active components.
                        MLO               i Use active components in a circuit design.
                   Big Idea        I 6 Documentation
                     Concept            A Theory of Operation
                        MLO               a Describe a simple circuit operation. CC I.1.A.e.
                        MLO               b Describe a multi-stage circuit operation.
                        MLO               c Use professional terminology, symbology, and sequence in a circuit description.
                                              CC I.1.A.f.
                     Concept            B Data Sheets
                        MLO               a Utilize a timing diagram to determine chip wiring for a circuit.
                        MLO               b Utilize datasheet min and max values to power a circuit.
                        MLO               c Utilize pinout configuration to build a circuit
                   Big Idea        I 7 Digital Systems
                     Concept            A Basic Concepts
                        MLO               a Build a digital counter circuit.
                        MLO               b Build a digital timer circuit.
                        MLO               c Utilize logic gates to make circuit decisions.
                        MLO               d Convert between binary and decimal number systems.
                        MLO               e Digital inputs and outputs will utilize proper MSB/LSB configuration.
                        MLO               f Count in convert in decimal, binary, hexadecimal, and octal.
                        MLO               g Identify logic gates and their truth tables.
                   Big Idea        I 8 Analog Systems
                     Concept            A Transistors
                        MLO               a Build a transistor switching circuit.
                        MLO               b Build a transistor amplifier circuit.
                     Concept            B Thermistors
                        MLO               a Identify and measure thermistor characteristics.
                        MLO               b Utilize a thermistor in a voltage divider circuit.
                     Concept            C Photo Resistors
                        MLO               a Identify and measure photo resistor characteristics.
                        MLO               b Utilize a photoresistor in a voltage divider circuit.
                     Concept            D RC Circuits
                        MLO               a Calculate capacitive reactance for a given circuit.
                        MLO               b Build an AC circuit and measure Xc.
                        MLO               c Calculate RC time constants.
                     Concept            E RL Circuits
                        MLO               a Calculate inductive reactance for a given circuit.
                        MLO               b Build an AC circuit and measure Xl.
                        MLO               c Calculate Xl time constants.
                     Concept            F RLC Circuits
                        MLO               a Calculate crossover points for two-way passive filter circuits.
                        MLO               b Calculate crossover points for three-way passive filter circuit.
                   Big Idea        I 9 Power Supply Systems
                     Concept            A Transformers
                        MLO               a Calculate voltages and currents based on turns ratio.
                        MLO               b Connect primary and secondary windings in a circuit to build an AC/DC power
                                              supply.
                         Concept        B Rectification
                            MLO           a Build a half-wave rectifier circuit.
                            MLO           b Build a full-wave, center-tap rectifier circuit.
                            MLO           c Build a full-wave bridge rectifier circuit.
                         Concept        C Filtering
                            MLO           a Select filtering capacitors.
                            MLO           b Connect capacitor to output of a power supply circuit.
                         Concept        D Regulation
                            MLO           a Wire positive regulator into a rectified power supply circuit.
                            MLO           b Wire positive and negative regulator into a rectified power supply circuit.
--------------------Strand          II Tools and Equipment
                       Big Idea    II 1 Measurement Equipment
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                     Concept             A Multimeter
                        MLO                 a Use DMM to measure voltages in a circuit.
                        MLO                 b Use DMM to measure currents in a circuit.
                        MLO                 c Use DMM to measure resistances in a circuit.
                        MLO                 d Use DMM to measure resistance of components.
                        MLO                 e Use DMM to measure the of a transistor.
                        MLO                 f Use DMM to measure and test diodes and transistors.
                     Concept             B Oscilloscope
                        MLO                 a Adjust and calibrate oscilloscope (pre-measurement).
                        MLO                 b Measure frequency in a circuit.
                        MLO                 c Measure voltage in a circuit.
                        MLO                 d Utilize both channels to observe simultaneous waveforms.
                     Concept             C Frequency Counter
                        MLO                 a Adjust and calibrate frequency counter (pre-measurement).
                        MLO                 b Measure frequency from an external signal source.
                     Concept             D Logic Probe
                        MLO                 a Setup logic probe to measure TTL or CMOS circuits.
                        MLO                 b Utilize logic probe to determine condition of digital inputs and outputs in a circuit.
                   Big Idea        II 2 Signal Waveform Equipment
                     Concept             A DC Power Sources
                        MLO                 a Use fixed DC power sources to power circuits.
                        MLO                 b Use adjustable DC power sources to power circuits.
                     Concept             B AC Power Sources
                        MLO                 a Adjust and use AC power sources to power circuits.
                     Concept             C Function Generator
                        MLO                 a Adjust and calibrate function generator.
                        MLO                 b Utilize function generator to produce proper waveform, amplitude, and frequency
                                               for circuits.
                   Big Idea        II 3 Circuit Construction
                     Concept             A Tools
                        MLO                 a Use a breadboard to build circuits.
                        MLO                 b Use pliers to assist in building circuits.
                        MLO                 c Use screwdrivers to assist in building circuits.
                        MLO                 d Use cutters/strippers to assist in building circuits.
                        MLO                 e Use anti-static strap.
                        MLO                 f Use soldering equipment.
                     Concept              B Wiring Protocol
                        MLO                 a Use proper wire colors for power and connections
                        MLO                 b Utilize straight and 90* wires for circuit layout
                        MLO                 c Wire ends stripped to specifications
                   Big Idea        II 4 Information Technology Applications
                     Concept             A Select and use different forms of information technology.
                        MLO                 a Use computer to conduct research. Write a report based on Internet research,
                                               using calculations, graphs, and/or spreadsheets.
                        MLO                 b Use simulation, modeling, prototype techniques to solve problems.
                        MLO                 c Create, organize, manage, and distribute electronic information.
--------------------Strand          III Safety
                       Big Idea    III 1 Personal
                         Concept         A Equipment
                            MLO             a Wear safety glasses at appropriate times. CC I.3.B.d.
                            MLO             b Use all handtools in a safe manner. CC I.3.B.h.
                         Concept         B Procedures
                            MLO             a Utilize the 'one-hand' rule when working with AC.
                            MLO             b Utilize wire stripping method.
                            MLO             c Demonstrate professional classroom/lab behavior.
                            MLO             d Use all tools as they are designed and intended.
                            MLO             e Know where power cut-offs are located.
                       Big Idea    III 2 Environmental
                         Concept         A Hazards
                            MLO             a Identify which materials in electronics are hazardous and must be recycled.
                            MLO             b Demonstrate proper procedure for fire, earthquake, tornado, and lock-down drills.
--------------------Strand          IV Careers and Employability Skills
                       Big Idea    IV 1 Career Center Expectations
                         Concept         A Attendance, Respect, Safety, Responsibility, Quality, Team

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                        MLO               a Students will be assessed on their performance on their CC Expectations. CC I
                                             6.C.a.; I.6.C.c.
                       Big Idea    IV 2 Careers
                         Concept        A Resume
                            MLO           a Prepare a resume according to guidelines.
                            MLO           b Draft a cover letter.
                            MLO           c Prepare a reference sheet.
                         Concept        B Exploration
                            MLO           a Produce an internet search for careers in electronics. CC I.6.D.a.
                            MLO           b Complete a brief interest inventory.
                            MLO           c Complete an internet job search.
--------------------Strand          V Troubleshooting Systems
                       Big Idea    V 1 Problem Solving
                         Concept        A Algorithms
                            MLO           a Use the binary problem solving method.
                            MLO           b Apply the problem solving template.




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