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Honors PLTW Digital Electronics 1,2 (HP) (8979, 8989)


Grade Range:
 11–12
 Prerequisites:
 Introduction to Design 1,2; Principles of Engineering 1,2; Integrated Math I A-B
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Practical Arts, weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 g - College Preparatory Elective
Notes:
 To receive honors credit, students must complete an end-of-course project.
Course Description:
 This Project Lead the Way course provides entry level, upgrade, and advanced training in electronics technician occupations. Employment possibilities include electronics technician, test technician, quality control tester, quality assurance technician, and repair technician. Instruction covers safety, AC and DC electronics, semiconductor devices, electronic circuits, communications, IC timers, operational amplifiers, digital techniques, microprocessors, and computer technology. Students use equipment that includes meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, frequency counters, and computers. Completion of the course depends upon the student’s entry-level skills and rate of progress. Approximately 180 hours of attendance are needed to meet minimum competencies.

This course is offered in single-period and double- period formats. Paid and unpaid internships are part of the course curriculum.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 All curriculum is provided by PLTW.