PTE309: Digital Electronics I (2011-2012)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Digital Electronics I
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012
GRADE LEVEL: 9-12
COURSE LENGTH: 18 weeks
About the Program:
Digital Electronics prepares students for careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics industries. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals in engineering and technology as well as pre-employment and employment skills.
Major Concepts/Content: The Digital Electronics course familiarizes students with the theories, skills and technologies involved in electronics circuits and digital technology. Students will develop the technical skills necessary to continue follow-on course work in microprocessors other engineering courses. They will study electronic theory, electronic components, circuit analysis, digital number systems, logic gates and circuits, and Boolean algebra.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will provide students with hands-on experiences using digital components and electronic circuits. Students will perform laboratory experiments and construct projects studying the properties of electricity and electronic devices while using electronic components, number systems, and logic circuits.
Major Evaluative Techniques: Students will be required to conduct laboratory experiments and complete laboratory safety and content tests. Circuit construction projects and experiments will be compared to base-line plans for evaluation. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. Class participation will also be evaluated.