Electronics in Simple Terms


If you conduct your daily business in the electronic industry, yet possess limited knowledge of this industry and find electronic terminologies to be a distant and incomprehensible language and are interested in learning about this subject and gaining more insights about its industry, then this class is for you.

This 2-day class is designed for electronics procurement specialists, supply chain personnel, sales representatives, incoming receiving inspection personnel, manufacturing personnel, warehouse personnel, and managers, as well as for others who are involved in the decision-making of electronic tools, components, and accessories on a daily basis or who are simply in frequent communication with electronic engineers, technologists, and technicians.

Our instructor will introduce and explain elementary electronics to you in plain, simple terms, helping you to easily understand its basic concepts,  fundamental components, symbols, and functions, as well as its technical special language/vocabulary, etc.   A fun, informative and educational show & tell of the different electronic devices will also be presented, allowing you the opportunity to examine and study many of the electronic products.

Upon successful completion of this class, you will gain a better understanding of the electronics industry in which you work, enabling you to not only efficiently perform your task but also perhaps enjoy  your function more.  

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

  • Direct current (DC) & Alternating current (AC)
  • Voltage
  • Resistance, Resistors, Resistor Values, Color Codes, Part Numbers
  • Ohm's Law
  • Power
  • Power Supplies
  • Batteries
  • Transformers
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Potentiometers
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Cables
  • Wires
  • Connectors
  • Fuses                   
  • Lamps

  • Relays
  • Switches
  • Crystals
  • Heat Sinks
  • Transistors
  • Rectifiers
  • Diodes
  • Integrated Circuits (IC's)
  • Digital Logic Gates & Circuits
  • Memory Devices
  • Printed Circuit Boards (PCB's)
  • Optoelectronic Devices
  • Displays
  • Plated Through Hole Technology (PTH)
  • Surface Mount Technology (SMT)
  • Component Package Types
  • Etc.

Class Details

Tuition:  $1,959 per student (plus the appropriate NMGRT if taught in New Mexico), where NMGRT = New Mexico Gross Receipt Tax

Prerequisite: None

Target audience: Electronics sales, purchasers, buyers, procurement specialists, purchasing specialists, planners, supply chain personnel, incoming receiving inspection personnel, manufacturing personnel, warehouse personnel, assemblers, managers

Instructor: Jay Skolnik, PE (Professional Licensed Electrical Engineer & ESD Program Manager Certified by ESD Association (ESDA) & 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: Basics of Electricity, DC CircuitsESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Control for Electronics

Class length: 2 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 each day. 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 

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.

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