ACC - CETT 1403 - DC Circuits - Austin Community College

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Electronics & Advanced Technologies


CETT 1403 DC Circuits

MASTER SYLLABUS



Instructor Name:

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Semester:


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Section / Synonym:

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Location:


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Meeting Times:

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Instructor

Contact Information
:

Office:


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Office Hours:

____________________

Phone:


____________________

Email:


____________________

Other appointment hours


Course Description:

This course is a

study of the fundamentals of direct cu
rrent including Ohm's law, Kirchoff's laws and
circuit analysis techniques. Emphasis
is placed
on circuit analysis of resistive networks and DC
measurements

and i
ncludes steady state analysis of magnetism, electromagnetism, inductance, and
capacitance.


Co
urse
Prerequisites:


M
ATD 0390



Intermediate Algebra

or higher or department approval




Student Knowledge and Experience Assumptions:

-

Basic math skills required: add, subtract, multiple, divide, fractions,


decimals, percentages, use of formulas, alg
ebra, and word problems

-

Use of a scientific calculator

-

Use of the internet and internet based tools


Required

Textbook
:

Introductory Circuit Analysis

Robert L. Boylestad

ISBN: 978013714666
-
6


Course Rationale/Objective:

This course follows the requir
ements of the Texas Workforce Education Couse Manual (WECM) for
consistency with other Texas institutions of higher education in the specific fields of Computer
Engineering Technology.



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Student
Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the studen
t will be able to...

1.

Identify various components found in DC circuits

2.

Interpret resistor color codes

3.

Identify power sources

4.

Read simple schematic diagrams



5.

Analyze circuits using appropriate formulas, solving for voltage, resistance, current, and
power v
alues



6.

Use measuring instruments to measure voltage, resistance, current, inductance, and
capacitance


Course Subjects:
(from the textbook)



Chapter 1
-

Introduction



Chapter 2


Voltage and Current



Chapter 3
-

Resistance



Chapter 4


Ohm’s Law, Power, and E
nergy



Chapter 5


Series dc Circuits



Chapter 6


Parallel dc Circuits



Chapter 7


Series
-
Parallel dc Circuits



Chapter 8


Methods of Analysis



Chapter 9


Network Theorems



Chapter 10


Capacitors



Chapter 11


Inductors



Chapter 12


Magnetic Circuits


SCANS

Competencies

In 1990, the U.S. Department of Labor established the Secretary’s Commission on Achieving
Necessary Skills (SCANS) to examine the demands of the workplace and whether our nation’s
students are capable of meeting those demands. The Commission

determined that today’s jobs
generally require competencies in the following areas:


A.

Resources: Identifies, organizes, plans and allocates resources

B.

Interpersonal: Works with others

C.

Information: Acquires and uses information

D.

Systems: Understands compl
ex interrelationships

E.

Technology: Works with a variety of technologies


The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board requires that all degree plans in institutions of higher
education incorporate these competencies and identify to the student how these
competencies are
achieved in course objectives.

This course incorporates the SCANS competencies in the following ways:

A.

Resources

B.

Interpersonal

C.

Information

D.

Systems

E.

Technology

F.

Basic Skills

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G.

Thinking Skills

H.

Personal Qualities


Required Tools and Supp
lies:


-

DC / AC Parts kit


a
vailable at ACC RVS Bookstore

-

Scientific

Calculator



a
vailable at ACC RVS Bookstore

or any business supply store

Examples include:

--

Texas Instruments: TI
-
30Xa

--

Casio fx
-
260

--

Flash Drive


Instruction
al Methodology
:

Th
e methods of instruction include hands
-
on training as well as classroom instruction.

Labs will be performed during class time.


Classroom instruction will consist of interactive lectures, class discussions, exercises, PowerPoint
presentations, and video il
lustrations.

It will be based on the assumption that you have done the
reading assignments before class.


Computers with internet access are available in the classroom for in
-
class

exercises.

H
omework will
primarily be reading assignments with the option
of

additional problem sets and internet research.



LABS and LAB Write ups:

During the Lab exercise itself, students will work in teams. Teamwork is essential to accomplish the
lab and capture the required data. Once the lab is completed and the data has b
een captured and shared
with the entire team, it is expected that each student to write
-
up their own lab. The lab handout
describes
the
write up format
that
is to be followed
.

Make sure that each question listed in the lab hand
out is addressed in the writ
e
-
up. The instructor reserves the right to return incomplete work for
resubmission.


Grading System
:

Participation
,

Team work
,
and
Attendance



5%

Labs/Homework/pop qui
z
zes


15
%

Chapter Exams (
4

@
15
%)



60
%

Final Exam
-

Comprehensive


20
%

Based on
the total course score calculation above, your final course grade will be as follows:



90 ≤ “A” ≤ 100

80 ≤ “B” < 90

70 ≤ “C” < 80

60 ≤ “D” < 70

0 ≤ “F” < 60






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Course Policies:


Attendance
/Participation
:

Attendance is very crucial and may make the difference between passing and not passing this
class. You are expecte
d to show up to every class and be on time. More than three unexcused
absences from the class may result in you being dropped from the class.


There are a number of in
-
class exercises and labs where working i
n

groups is key to the
successful outcome. In t
hese settings team work, cooperation, and patience is essential for
success.


Dress Code

During lab, students are required to wear close

toed shoes at all times. If you show up to lab
in flip

flops or any open

toed footwear you will be asked to leave and you will be
considered absent for that lab.


Cell Phones and IPods

Students must turn off or mute all cell phones during lab and class t
ime
. No IPods or
other MP3 type devices are allowed in class. No text messaging is allowed in class.


Food and Beverages

Other than sealable bottles of water
, food and beverage items are prohibited in the
classroom and laboratory
.


Withdraw
al
:

If circums
tances arise such that you cannot complete this course, it is to your advantage to drop the
class by the deadline to avoid getting an unsatisfactory grade on your permanent school record.
Student or instructor may initiate withdrawals anytime during the se
mester before the official
withdrawal deadline.


Students may be withdrawn from the course by the instructor. However, it is ultimately the
responsibility of the student to initiate the withdrawal process if they are unable to attend or complete
their co
ursework as required. Failure to withdraw by the established deadline will result in a grade of

A
”, “
B
”, “
C
”, “
D
”, or “
F
”, based on the student’s recorded performance in the course. Withdrawal
forms are available from campus Admissions and Records offices
.


The last day to withdraw is [Date]



Missed or Late Work

[Instructor specific policy]


Incomplete:

A student may receive a temporary grade of “
I
” (incomplete) at the end of the semester only if the
following conditions are satisfied:


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The student is u
nable to complete the course during the semester due to circumstance
beyond their control. The student must have earned at least half of the grade points
needed to earn a “
C
” by the end of the semester.


Arrangement for an incomplete must be made with the

instructor.


A “Report of Incomplete Grade” form must be completed by the instructor and filed
with the Program Coordinator.


To convert the incomplete “
I
” into a grade, the student must submit for grading all work required to
complete the course to the
instructor by a date specified by the instructor within the next immediately
following semester, but absolutely no later than 2 weeks prior to
drop date
of the
that
semester.
Incompletes not completed by the date specified automatically become a letter gra
de of “
F
” for the
course.


Scholastic Dishonesty:

Acts prohibited by the college for which discipline may be administered include scholastic dishonesty,
including but not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, plagiary and unauthorized collaboration with

another in preparing outside work. Academic work submitted by students shall be the result of their
thought, research or self
-
expression. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to, tests, quizzes,
whether taken electronically or on paper; projects,
either individual or group, classroom presentations,
and homework. The penalty for any violation of this policy is withdrawal from the course.


Academic Freedom:

Students at the college have the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution to freedom of speech
,
peaceful assembly, petition, and association. These rights carry with them the responsibility to accord
the same rights to others in the college community and not to interfere with or disrupt the educational
process. Opportunity for students to examine a
nd question pertinent data and assumptions of a given
discipline, guided by the evidence of scholarly research, is appropriate in a learning environment. This
concept is accompanied by an equally demanding concept of responsibility on the part of the stude
nt.
As willing partners in learning, students must comply with college rules and procedures.


Each student is strongly encouraged to participate in class. In any classroom situation that includes
discussion and critical thinking, there are bound to be many

differing viewpoints. These differences
enhance the learning experience an
d

create an atmosphere where students and instructors alike will be
encouraged to think and learn. On sensitive and volatile topics, students may sometimes disagree not
only with ea
ch other but also with the instructor. It is expected that faculty and students will respect
the views of others when expressed in classroom discussions.



Student Discipline:

ACC's policy on student discipline can be found under Policies and Procedures at

http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknow/


Statement

on Students with Disabilities
:

Each ACC campus offers support services for students with documented disabilities. Students with
disabilities

who need classroom, academic or other accommodations must request them through the
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Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD).

Students are encouraged to request accommodations
when they register for courses or at least three weeks before the start of t
he semester, otherwise the
provision of accommodations may be delayed.





Students who have received approval for accommodations from OSD for this course must provide the
instructor with the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from OSD

before accommodations will be
provided.

Arrangements for academic accommodations can only be made after the instructor receives
the ‘Notice of Approved Accommodations’ from the student.


Students with approved accommodations are encouraged to submit th
e ‘Notice of Approved
Accommodations’ to the instructor at the beginning of the semester because a reasonable amount of
time may be needed to prepare and arrange for the accommodations.

Additional information about the
Office for Students with Disabilitie
s is available at

http://www.austincc.edu/support/osd/


Safety Statement:

Austin Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for study and
work. You are expected to learn
and comply with ACC environmental, health and safety procedures
and agree to follow ACC safety policies. Additional information on these can be found at
http://www.austincc.edu/ehs
. Because some health and safet
y circumstances are beyond our control,
we ask that you become familiar with the Emergency Procedures poster and Campus Safety Plan map
in each classroom. Additional information about emergency procedures and how to sign up for ACC
Emergency Alerts to be n
otified in the event of a serious emergency can be found at:
http://www.austincc.edu/emergency/










You are expected to conduct yourself professionally with respect and courtesy to all. Anyone who
thoughtlessly or intentionally jeopardizes the health
or safety of another individual will be
immediately dismissed from the day’s activity, may be withdrawn from the class, and/or barred from
attending future activities.


Use of ACC Email Communications
:

All College e
-
mail communication to students will be s
ent solely to the student’s ACCmail account,
with the expectation that such communications will be read in a timely fashion. ACC will send
important information and will notify you of any college related emergencies using this account.
Students should onl
y expect to receive email communication from their instructor using this account.
Likewise, students should use their ACCmail account when communicating with instructors and staff.
Instructions for activating an ACCmail account can be found at
http://www.austincc.edu/accmail/index.php





Student and Instructional Service
s:

ACC strives to provide exemplary support to its students and offers a broad variety of opportunities
and services. Informatio
n on these services and support systems is available at
http://www.austincc.edu/s4/


Links to many student services and other information can be found at
http://www.austincc.edu/current/


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ACC Learning Labs
provide free tutoring services to all ACC students currently enrolled in the course
to be tutored. The tutor schedule for each Learning Lab may be found at:

http://www.autincc.edu/tutor/students/tutoring.php


For help setting up your ACCeID, ACC Gmail, or

ACC Blackboard, see a Learning Lab Technician at
any ACC Learning Lab
:
http://www.austincc.edu/tutor/locations.php


Course Outline/Calendar:

Topics covered in week number:

1.

Course i
nt
roduction and chapter 1

2.

Lecture
Chapter
s

2
and
3

3.

Lecture
Chapter 4

and Lab 1

4.

Lecture
Chapter 5

and Chapter test (chapters 1, 2,
and

3)


5.

Labs 2 and 3
,

and post chapter test review

6.

Lecture
Chapter 6

and Lab 4

7.

Lecture
Chapter 7 and Lab
5

8.

Lab 6 and
C
hapter
test (chapter 4, 5, and 6)

9.

Spring Break


ACC Closed

10.

Post chapter test review and Lab 7

11.

Lecture
Chapter
8 and

Lab 8

12.

Lecture Chapter 9 and Lab 9

13.

Lecture
Chapter
10 and Chapter test (chapters 7, 8, and 9)


14.

Post chapter test review and Lecture Chapter 11

15.

L
ecture Chapter 12 and
Lab
10

16.

Chapter test (chapters 10, 11, and 12)

17.

Post chapter test review and
Final exam



Test Center Policy:

Under certain circumstances, an instructor may have students take an examination in a testing center.
Students using the Aca
demic Testing Center must govern themselves according to the Student Guide
for Use of ACC Testing Centers and should read the entire guide before going to take the exam. To
request an exam, one must have:



1.

ACC Photo ID (info at
http://www.austincc.edu/support/admissions/student_id.php
)

2.

Course Abbreviation (e.g., ENGL)

3.

Course Number (e.g., 1301)




4.

Course Synonym (e.g., 10123)

5.

Course Section (e.g., 005)

6.

Instructor's Name


Do NOT bring cell phones to the Testing Center. Having your c
ell phone in the testing room,
regardless of whether it is on or off
, will revoke your testing privileges for the remainder of the
semester. ACC Testing Center policies can be found at
http://www.austincc.edu/testctr/




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Syllabus Addendum





Students in

the electronics department who are seeking a degree or certificate in any specialty,
should visit with the electronics student advisor, Vidal Almanza, (RVS Campus, Bldg. G,
Student Services, 512
-
223
-
6404;
vman@austincc.edu
) if they haven’t already for a degree
audit.




All Electronics students must check their ACC gmail regularly throughout the semester. We
will be sending pertinent information about scholarships, the course scheduling needs survey,
job op
portunities, MSDNAA free student software program, career fairs, special events, and
etc. through the student gmail system.




All degree and certificate seeking students should declare their major at the Admissions
and

Records Office if they have not done s
o already.