Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology

Connecticut Technical High School System's Pre-Electrical and Applied Electronics Technology course breakdown by grade. Each student is required to complete four years of a Career Technical Education program.

Grade 9

3 Credits
Exploratory and Introduction to Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology

Grade 10

3 Credits
Direct Current/Alternating Current (DC/AC) Circuits and Analog Electronics

Grade 11

3 Credits
Applied Electronics Technology/Pre-Electrical Engineering

Grade 12

3 Credits
Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology

Course Descriptions*

Exploratory and Introduction to Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology (PR110)
In Grade 9, all students will be introduced to basic electrical theory, Ohms Law concepts, engineering concepts, basic series circuits and laws, basic parallel circuits and laws, robotics, SMART House Technology, digital multi-meter measurements, voltage and current, basic stamp theory, color code interpretation and basic Excel for circuit analysis. The students will also work though a generic engineering problem.

Direct Current/Alternating Current (DC/AC) Circuits and Analog Electronics (PR210)
In Grade 10, all students will receive instruction in series-parallel direct current circuits, basic alternating current theory and measurements, oscilloscopes, resistance and AC, concept of reactance, capacitance and AC, inductance and AC, transformers and phase shift, resonance and basic filters. The students will also receive instruction in basic diode theory, DC power supplies, transistor theory, basic operational-amplifier concepts and applications, silicon controlled rectifier theory and 555 timer fundamentals. The students will also work on projects dealing with amplifier construction, color organ construction and 555 timers and SMART House Technology.

Applied Electronics Technology/Pre-Electrical Engineering (PR310)
In Grade 11, the students will learn SMART House Technology theory (energy conservation), as well as the following areas: basic stamp programming, stamp robotics and basic analog electronics. Topics will also include orientation to linear power supplies, diode circuits, transistor theory, transistor amplifier configurations, operational amplifier configurations and operational amplifier circuits. These students will also be preparing for Connecticut Alarm & Systems Integrators Association (CASIA) certification. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

Pre-Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics Technology (PR410)
In Grade 12, the students will receive instruction in vex robotics, basic stamp programming and stamp robotics. Students will receive instruction in basic digital electronics theory, combinational logic, combinational design, sequential logic, sequential logic design, specifications/interfacing, interface designs and analog, state machine theory and state machine design. They will also have to complete a design project. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).

Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year Engineering Technology degree or a four-year Electrical Engineering degree. Immediate employment is available in the commercial and residential audio visual installation and design field. Jobs include engineering assistant, sales, alarm system technician, quality control and many others.

* Some courses may not be offered at every school.

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