LOS ANGELES PIERCE COLLEGE ELECTRONICS PROGRAM
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS LABORATORY 4B
Instructor: Ken Sharpe Phone:
(818) 719-6480 Email:
Office: VLGE 8110
Office Hours: TBA (will be posted by the
second week of class)
Electronics" by Grob/Shultz. (Required Lecture Text) All
sheets will be supplied by the instructor, no lab book required.
Electronics Program Web Address:
4B Course Outline:
Sample Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Given a series-parallel direct current
circuit schematic diagram, build, analyze and troubleshoot circuit by
Ohm’s law parameters.
Given general meter movement specifications, calculate
multiplier and shunt resistors to build a voltmeter and current meter
Given a two power source direct current schematic,
utilize Kirchoff’s laws to determine basic circuit parameters, build
compare calculated and measured results.
1. Welcome to the Pierce
College Electronics Department. If for any reason
you have to drop this class, please follow the drop procedures.
Students that stop coming to class are NOT automatically
you plan to stop attending, it is your responsibility to drop the class
avoid a failing grade.
2. A scientific calculator that has an ENG
(engineering mode) key is required by the second week of
class. An example calculator to purchase is a Casio
fx-300MS, fx-115ES, or fx-300ES for under $20.
Bring the calculator to all lectures and labs.
3. Labs will be signed by the instructor when each circuit has
been built and demonstrated. A lab is not considered complete
without the signature. Remember - - DO NOT break down your
circuit until the instructor has approved and signed your work.
It is your responsibility to verify that you have been added to the
roll sheet at the completion of each lab period.
4. Lab data is recorded as directed by the instructor in a neat
legible manner. Using a pencil with an eraser is
encouraged! The instructor will provide lab procedure sheets.
5. Please try to be on-time. At the beginning of each lab
period, the instructor will give lecture material that will
assist in the performance of the lab. Also, the stockroom
technician, must hand out supplies to three lab rooms and late
students disrupt the flow. Do not enter the stockroom/office area
unless invited by a staff member.
6. Grading: Instructor evaluation 10%; last lab; 10%,
Lab attendance: 80%. One lab can be missed without penalty.
Each missed lab beyond one reduces the final grade by 10%. Missed
labs may be made up during the day section on Thursday afternoons or
evening section Wednesday night by permission of the instructor.
The instructor evaluation is based on factors such as: Did you do your
own work or do you always rely on other people? Do you
demonstrate effort? Do you take care of the equipment and parts?
Do you follow directions? Do you do all that
is required in the lab experiment? Are you prepared for class? Did you
your calculator and other materials to class? Do you arrive on time?
7. Please do not touch equipment that is not being used in the
lab without instructor approval. Do not use computers without
permission, and do not load or retrieve software unless directed to do
so by the instructor. Do not change any startup settings of the
8. Enjoy the class!
Please do not be afraid to come and talk with me about any concerns
related to the class. Your success is important to