Survey of Electronics
I. Course Prefix/Number: ELT 107
Course Name: Survey of Electronics
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course covers fundamentals of electricity and electronics. Overview of circuitry and devices used in industry, as basis for further study and practical application of skills Experimentation and demonstration for thorough understanding of principles. Of value for both the lay person and future professional in the field.
IV. Learning Objectives
Student will learn to:
- List the common components used in the electronics industry
- List the various sources of energy
- Define the basic principles of Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Laws, and Power Laws
- Perform basic circuit analysis
- Explain the application of electronic devices and electricity
- List common symbols used in schematic diagrams
- Demonstrate the proper use of test instruments
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
- What is electronics?
- Applications of electronics
- Basic electronic components and their purpose.
- Symbols used in schematic diagrams
- What is electricity?
- Electrical Current, Voltage, Power and Resistance
- Units of measurement and engineering notation.
- A brief discussion of Batteries.
- Ohms and Power Law
- What is alternating current?
- Capacitors: Capacitance - Capacitive reactance.
- Magnetism: A basic discussion: What is it and what does it do?
- Coils: Inductance - Inductive reactance.
- Transformers: The proportionality between turns ratio and voltage ratio.
- Semiconductors: Diodes, Transistors, Integrated circuits.
- Op-Amps and timers.
- Analog and digital communication systems - why digital?
- Discussion of different logic families, and their main components
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Study your lecture notes, take lecture notes, finish lab reports and homework assignments.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
Attendance is required for doing the classwork and lab assignments. No large homework or other
assignments will be accepted. If the student misses a test or fails to turn in his homework, then
she or he will be awarded the lowest class grade, or her or his lowest semester grade, whichever is lower.
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.