I. Course Prefix/Number: ELT 106
Course Name: Semiconductor Theory
Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course presents basic study of diodes and transistors. Content includes grounded base, emitter and collector amplifiers; study of stability, gain and the impedance characteristics of the transistor.
IV. Learning Objectives
Student will learn to:
- List the functions of diodes and transistors in AC and DC circuits.
- Identify the type of biasing techniques as well as the AC and DC characteristics.
- Describe common transistor configurations and design various types of circuits
- Use mathematical methods to model and predict the behavior of diode and transistor circuits.
- Analyze diode and transistor circuits using computer simulation software.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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
VI. Sequence of Topics
Special Purpose Diodes
Bipolar Junction Transistors
CC and CB Amplifiers
VII. Methods of Instruction
This course will be one half lecture and class discussion and one half laboratory experimentation. The lecture will be an informal discussion on the assigned topics and related material. The lab experiments will be timed to reinforce ideas discussed in the lecture and to learn the operation of the lab equipment.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
|Three one-hour exams||80%||A =||90-100|
|Lab experiments||20%||B =||80-89|
|F =||Below 60|
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.