A.C. Circuits

I.     Course Prefix/Number: ELT 103

       Course Name: A.C. Circuits

       Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

None

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This section of electronics covers those components whose characteristics are relevant to an A.C. signal.  This includes indicators, transformers, magnets and capacitors.  Filters and resonance are also part of this course.

IV.   Learning Objectives

Student will learn:

  • Compare and contrast series and parallel circuits and how they react to AC current
  • Analyze AC circuits using computer simulation software
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of multimeters and oscilloscopes
  • Examine passive and active component characteristics
  • Identify the functions of inductors, transformers, magnets, and capacitors to discover how they behave in an AC circuit
  • Describe the functions of different types of filters and how they control AC circuits

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
www.oakton.edu/studentlife/student-handbook.pdf

VI.   Sequence of Topics

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VII.  Methods of Instruction

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Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course. [Note: the last part of this sentence – starting with “face-to-face” – may be shortened as appropriate.]

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

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X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

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XI.   Other Course Information



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  • victims of sexual misconduct
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