WIST-102 - DC Fundamentals

Minimum Credits: 4 Length: 180 hours Prerequisites: WIST 101 with a minimum grade of C- (55%) or higher. Delivery Method: Blended Cost: $873.92 Course Outline: https://sps.cotr.bc.ca/Outlines/Course%20Outlines/WIST102.pdf

This course provides the foundation required for the understanding of all electronic circuits, including basic electrical principles and components. The concepts of the basic quantities of charge, voltage, current, resistance, energy and power are developed. The student will use Ohm’s law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage law and Kirchhoff’s Current law to analyze series, parallel and series-parallel Direct Current (DC) circuits. Additional analysis tools such as Thevenin’s theorem and maximum power transfer are also covered. DC test equipment will be used for measurements. General troubleshooting strategies and techniques are introduced, with emphasis on methods used to isolate faults in an efficient and logical manner. Students will apply these principles to troubleshoot problems in series, parallel and series-parallel DC circuits. Electromagnetism is also introduced. Theory is reinforced with hands-on practice.