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ELEC 286 Advanced Electronics Diagnostics and Repair

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Course Description

Diagnosis, troubleshooting, and repair of modern digital and analog electronic systems. Electronic components and their failure mechanisms, common circuit failure modes. Troubleshooting philosophy and tricks of the trade. Block diagrams, schematics, pictorials, and datasheets. Use of a variety of electronics measurement and manufacturing equipment to identify, locate, and repair electronic faults. Basic soldering rework and repair of through-hole and surface mount components. Guidelines on specific devices including smartphones, tablets, flat-panel TVs, digital cameras, laptops, stereos, headsets and mobile devices.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 32-36
  • Lab hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 64-72
  • Total Student Learning hours/semester: 144-162
Prerequisites: ELEC 112 or equivalent.
Corequisites: None