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ELECT 139 - Diodes and Transistors


Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 1
Lab Contact Hours: 2
Description: This course will introduce the students to various semiconductor devices starting with a discussion of internal construction, followed by circuit configurations, applications and troubleshooting techniques. Diodes will be discussed first and will include signal, rectifier, Zener and light emitting types. Transistor material will cover NPN and PNP bipolar types, J type FETs, enhancement and depletion MOSFETs. Finally, transistor switching circuits will be examined.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: ELECT 138  if not taken previously.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Students who already have this knowledge may qualify for prior learning credit. https://www.schoolcraft.edu/student-records/prior-learning-credits
Course Competencies
  1. Explain diodes as electrical components.
  2. Explain transistors as electrical components.
  3. Validate mathematical models of diode circuits.
  4. Validate mathematical models of transistor circuits.
  5. Construct diode circuits.
  6. Construct transistor circuits.
  7. Measure electrical magnitudes of diode circuits.
  8. Measure electrical magnitudes of transistor circuits.
  9. Validate practical transistor applications.



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