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PTE409: Digital Electronics II (2011-2012)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Digital Electronics II
CALENDAR YEAR: 2011-2012

Major Concepts/Content: The digital electronics course familiarizes students with the skills and technologies involved in digital circuits and their use in modern electronics. Students will develop the technical skills necessary to continue follow-on course work in microprocessors and robotics technology. They will study digital number systems, logic gates and circuits, Boolean algebra, and combinational logic circuitry.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will provide students with hands-on experiences using digital components and circuits. Students will perform laboratory experiments and construct projects using digital 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 be evaluated using existing curriculum standards based upon School-to-Work transition guidelines.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the digital electronics course, students should be able to:

  • Apply the basic concepts of digital integrated circuitry
  • Construct and describe the operation of logic gates
  • Apply specialized logic and math skills as they relate to digital circuits
  • Analyze and troubleshoot digital circuits using test equipment and procedures
  • Construct and analyze combinational logic circuits.
Technology Standards:
  • Apply Information Effectively
  • Be a Productive Member of the Global Community
  • Use Teamwork Skills
  • Be a Skilled User of Technology
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Be a Problem Solver
  • Be a Life-Long Learner

This course can be used to partially satisfy the requirements for an endorsement in the following pathways.

Cluster | Pathway | Required/Recommended/Related
Manufacturing | Manufacturing Production Process Development | Recommended