Op-Amps 101 (Basic Op-Amp Theories & Applications):



Quickly test your basic Op-Amps knowledge

with Skolnik's 5-question Challenge!


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Numerous engineers and technicians have requested this class from us in the past years.   Well, we listened to you and designed this one-day seminar, which we highly believe will help you to effectively understand about operational amplifiers (Op-Amps) properties, functions, operations, and its related circuits, etc., and to be able to successfully design different applications using op-amps, as well as to efficiently troubleshoot them.


This “Op-Amps 101” class is NOT just another op-amps class that teaches you the theoretical concepts, which you can easily and readily locate in many Electronics and/or Op-Amps standard textbooks!  It is a one-of-a-kind, practical, useful class that will enable you to better comprehend how an op-amp operates; and thus will not only allow you to be able to efficiently design and troubleshoot voltage followers, differential amplifiers, integrators, differentiators, etc., but also to create your own special application-specific designs, which are not found in regular textbooks.  Once you learn our instructor’s brilliant, unique, easy, and simple one-sentence rules, the mystery of op-amps will be forever gone! 


And by the way, this “Op-Amps 101” class is simply the first one in a series of classes dedicated to the subject of op-amps…..Please stay tuned for the others soon to come!   Please review our below “Op-Amps 101” class overview to learn more about this one-day class and feel free to contact us with any questions which you might have.


For your reference, below are some interesting background information regarding the history of this class and its designer / trainer, should you wish to peruse it.


Our Consultant / Lead Instructor, Jay Skolnik, PE, also the author and instructor of our “Op-Amps 101” class, had first learned about op-amps, while he was an Electrical Engineering student in college.  


In the past, Jay realized that he could easily assemble an op-amp circuit by simply copying a suitable diagram from a textbook, although in reality, he was disappointed, as he really did not entirely understand how the op-amp had actually worked and behaved.  While working at various high-tech electronic companies, amongst Jay’s various responsibilities, one was to troubleshoot op-amp circuits.  And if a circuit was not a typical one found in textbooks, he would feel much discouraged and frustrated.  For example, if he could not apply the equations from the textbook designs, the output voltages or currents remained an obscurity / mystery to him!

Later, he was then instructed to design analog circuits, using op-amps.  This, too, was a challenge.  He noticed that if he designed a circuit, which was extracted from a textbook, sometimes it would not work properly!


As time progressed, through Jay’s numerous electronic design, test, and troubleshooting projects, combined with his industrious, persevering efforts in acquiring complete knowledge about op-amps, finally, a learning revelation came to him one day!  Jay was simply ecstatic, as after all of those years, these op-amps suddenly now have made much more sense than ever to him!    


One circuit which Jay had designed was to convert a stroke video to raster video, in real-time.  He accomplished this task, using op-amps in a non-traditional sense.  His pioneering work had allowed his company to successfully deliver a product to the customer, whereas the competitor had originally claimed that it was unachievable.  Of course, with this success, his company had subsequently pursued a patent on the innovative design.


As Jay became skilled at these devices and mastered this subject, in 1986, he began to train technicians, engineers, and managers, utilizing his excellent, rare, simple approach to learning and understanding op-amps, and  had received a multitude of exceptional, outstanding praises, compliments, and reviews from his students.  In response to your high demand for the Op-Amps class, Jay is absolutely delighted and eager to share his valuable and exciting learning revelation of these devices with you! 

Our instructor understands that your work is important to you and that you want the right training which meets your requirements, and that’s why we offer the flexibility to customize our training to address your specific needs. 

Although a specific curriculum/agenda is presently established for each particular training class, on the first day of class, our expert trainer will inquire you about your work, what you already know, and what you would like to learn, to enable him/her to tailor the existing course to the precise needs of your job applications, as necessary. 

We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your business organization!


  • Definition

  • History

  • Resistance (input vs. output)

  • Ideal Op-Amp

  • Gain

  • Bandwidth

  • Feedback

  • Control

  • Op-Amp Manufacturers & Costs

  • Reviewing & Understanding Data Sheet

  • Absolute Maximum Ratings

  • Bias Current (definition, advantages, disadvantages, design techniques to combat this current)

  • Offset Nulling

  • Circuit Designs

  • Efficient Troubleshooting of Op-Amp Circuits

Tuition: $1,465 (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax


Handbook:  Included


Prerequisite: Our "Basics of Electricity, DC Circuits", "Basics of Electricity, AC Circuits", and "Basic Electronics" training classes or equivalent knowledge and/or experience in electronics


Target Audience: Technicians, engineers, managers


Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association & iNARTE ESDC Certified & IPC ESDC Certified Instructor & Active Member of ESD Association & Certified ESD Specialist / Plant Auditor & Certified ESDA TR53 Technician by ESDA & Member of ESDA Education Council & ESDA Education Committee Chair & Member of ESDA Manufacturing Track Committee & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)


Related Course:  Advanced Electronics, Troubleshooting Electronics


Class Length: 1 day


Class Exam:  None


Class Size: 10 minimum


Dates: (please click here for our training class schedule)


Times: 8:30 A.M. to 5 P.M. There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. There are 10-minute stretch breaks periodically throughout the day.


Training Location:

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829



From I-25, take the Alameda Exit 233 East bound.

Turn right at the STOP sign from Alameda Blvd. onto San Pedro Dr.

Turn right onto Signal Ave. from San Pedro Dr.

The building address is 5817 Signal Ave. NE.

Please enter through the main entrance of the facility and follow the Skolnik signs posted inside the building to arrive to the conference room.


What to bring: Pencil and paper for taking notes, and a calculator if you have one


What to wear: Casual, comfortable clothes


Inclement weather:  Should we experience inclement weather at any time during the training period, please check our web site at www.skolnik-tech.com or call us at (505) 299-1157 early in the morning on the class date prior to start of class, for instructions regarding the training schedule for that particular class date.  Thank you.


Registration: (please click here to register)


Lodging Accommodation (for our valued out-of-town guests):

Staybridge Suites Albuquerque North

5817 Signal Ave. NE

Albuquerque, NM  87113 

Phone: (877)238-8889 or (505)266-7829




       Skolnik Technical is also an active member of the ESD Association.