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This curriculum guide provides materials for basic training in electrical and electronic theory to enable participants to analyze circuits and use test equipment to verify electrical operations and to succeed in the beginning electrical and electronic courses in the Lakeshore Technical College (Wisconsin) electronics programs. The course includes the study of logical and analytical skills as well as transferable practical skills, such as measuring voltage, current, and resistance; checking and replacing fuses; and making simple repairs on electrical appliances. Designed especially for helping women acquire the background to be successful in electrical and electronics courses, the course contains handouts and activities for six sessions that cover the following topics: (1) safety in the laboratory; (2) hand tools and special test equipment; (3) soldering and desoldering; (4) electronic components and direct current circuits; (5) alternating current and voltage; and (6) digital electronics. Suggestions for instructors and student handouts are provided for each session. The lessons are illustrated with line drawings; a glossary of terms is included. (KC)

Descriptors: Course Content, Electricity, Electronic Equipment, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Nontraditional Occupations, Sex Fairness, Teaching Methods, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Womens Education

Author: Lakeshore Technical Coll., Cleveland, WI.


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