Basic Electronics

Electr1This class is a part theory & part hands-on approach to learning the very basics of electronics (not electricity).  We will study the various electronic components, their functions and applications.  You will have the opportunity to breadboard your circuits and bench test them in the classroom.

We understand your work is important to you and that you want the right training which meets your requirements. Therefore, we offer the flexibility to customize our training to address your specific needs.  Although a standard agenda is established for each class, on the first day of training, we will inquire you about your work, what you already know, and what you would like to learn so that we can tailor the class to your precise applications, as necessary. We want to provide you with the best, value-added training available, that is advantageous to you and to your organization.

Class Overview

  • Diodes
  • Rectifiers, 1/2 wave, full wave, bridge
  • BJT -- Bipolar Junction Transistor
  • SCR -- Silicon Controlled Rectifier
  • Lamp dimmers
  • Triac
  • Motor drivers
  • FET -- Field Effect Transistor
  • MOSFET -- Metallic Oxide Semiconductor FET
  • Audio Amplifiers
  • Multivibrators
  • Astable (monostable, one-shot)
  • Bistable (oscillator)
  • Introduction to Test Equipment
  • DVM -- Digital Volt Meter
  • Oscilloscope

Class Details

Tuition:  $2,589 per student (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Prerequisite: Our Basics of Electricity, DC Circuits class or equivalent 

Target audience: Assemblers, operators, electricians, technicians, engineers, managers, warehouse personnel, maintenance workers

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 & Certified Professional Instructor (CPI) for National Instruments (NI) Multisim & Ultiboard programs)

Related classes: ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Control for Electronics & Advanced Electronics

Class length: 3 days

Class size: 15 minimum

Class time: 8:30 AM to 5 PM (Mountain Time).  There is a 1-hour lunch (not included) scheduled from 12 PM to 1 PM daily.  There are 10-minute stretch breaks periodically throughout the day.

Class location: Please refer to the emailed registration confirmation that you received from Skolnik Tech upon your completion of class registration.  Thank you.  

What to bring: Pen/pencil and paper to take notes, and a calculator.  If you have a multi-meter, a volt meter, or an ohmmeter, etc., please bring them.  We will learn their features and how to use them.

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 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.

Various Comments from Past Attendees

"The hands-on exercises with the electronic circuit assembly kit were great and very helpful!  I learn a lot from this class."
Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories 

"The instructor knows his materials extremely well and shared many practical real-world applications with us, as well as made the class fun and interesting."
Technician - Los Alamos National Laboratory 

"The small class size made the training very personalized, and the instructor was exceptional.  The pace was perfect and I deeply enjoyed this educational session."
Technologist - Sandia National Laboratories

"Excellent class!  The instructor was knowledgeable and flexible; thus was able to tailor the training to meet the students' specific training needs & requirements."
Technician - Los Alamos National Laboratory

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