Career and Technical Ed Curriculum
  Electronics Systems 1

Students explore career fields in electricity and electronics.  The course includes information on electrical and electronic theory and applications, computer aided instruction and circuit simulation, components, circuitry troubleshooting, use of test instruments and lab training devices, consumer information, and career opportunities.  The course covers the fundamentals of basic electronics through complex AC and DC circuit theory.  Students interested in engineering or related careers will benefit from the course.

Last Updated: 08/16/12 02:08 PM
Standard 1

Benchmark 1.001
Demonstrate Positive Work Ethic
Indicator 1.001.001
Maintain punctual and consistent attendance
Indicator 1.001.002
Take direction willingly
Indicator 1.001.003
Exhibit motivation to accomplish the task at hand

Benchmark 1.002
Demonstrate Integrity
Indicator 1.002.001
Identify and abide by laws and workplace policies
Indicator 1.002.002
Exhibit honesty and reliability

Benchmark 1.003
Demonstrate Teamwork Skills
Indicator 1.003.001
Contribute to the success of the team
Indicator 1.003.002
Assist others
Indicator 1.003.003
Request help when needed

Benchmark 1.004
Demonstrate Self-Representation Skills
Indicator 1.004.001
Dress appropriately
Indicator 1.004.002
Use language and manners suitable for the workplace

Benchmark 1.005
Demonstrate Diversity Awareness
Indicator 1.005.001
Work in a respectful & friendly manner with all customers & coworkers

Benchmark 1.006
Demonstrate Conflict-Resolution Skills
Indicator 1.006.001
Negotiate diplomatic solutions to interpersonal & workplace conflicts

Benchmark 1.007
Demonstrate Creativity and Resourcefulness
Indicator 1.007.001
Contribute new ideas
Indicator 1.007.002
Work with initiative
Indicator 1.007.003
Deal skillfully and promptly with new situations and obstacles
Standard 2

Benchmark 2.008
Demonstrate Effective Speaking and Listening Skills
Indicator 2.008.001
Communicate effectively with customers and fellow coworkers
Indicator 2.008.002
Comprehend details and follow directions
Indicator 2.008.003
Repeat directions or requests to ensure understanding

Benchmark 2.009
Demonstrate Effective Reading and Writing Skills
Indicator 2.009.001
Read and correctly interpret workplace documents
Indicator 2.009.002
Write with clear and correct language, appropriate to audience

Benchmark 2.010
Demonstrate Critical-Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills
Indicator 2.010.001
Analyze and solve problems that arise in completing assigned tasks

Benchmark 2.011
Demonstrate Healthy Behaviors and Safety Skills
Indicator 2.011.001
Manage personal health
Indicator 2.011.002
Follow safety guidelines

Benchmark 2.012
Demonstrate an Understanding of Workplace Organizations, Systems, etc.
Indicator 2.012.001
Identify “big picture” issues
Indicator 2.012.002
Explain one’s role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace

Benchmark 2.013
Demonstrate Lifelong-Learning Skills
Indicator 2.013.001
Continually acquire new industry-related knowledge
Indicator 2.013.002
Improve professional skills to stay current in the field & to advance
Indicator 2.013.003
Seek education and experiences that enhance personal growth

Benchmark 2.014
Demonstrate Job Acquisition and Advancement Skills
Indicator 2.014.001
Prepare to apply for a job
Indicator 2.014.002
Seek promotion

Benchmark 2.015
Demonstrate Time, Task, and Resource-Management Skills
Indicator 2.015.001
Organize and implement a productive plan of work
Indicator 2.015.002
Manage resources

Benchmark 2.016
Demonstrate Job-Specific Mathematics Skills
Indicator 2.016.001
Use mathematical reasoning/processes to accomplish job-specific tasks

Benchmark 2.017
Demonstrate Customer-Service Skills
Indicator 2.017.001
Address the needs of all customers
Indicator 2.017.002
Provide helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable service
Standard 3

Benchmark 3.018
Demonstrate Proficiency with Technologies Common to an Occupation
Indicator 3.018.001
Select & use technological resources to accomplish work efficiently

Benchmark 3.019
Demonstrate Information Technology Skills
Indicator 3.019.001
Work with hardware, file-management techniques, and software/programs
Indicator 3.019.002
Work with equipment and software appropriate to occupation
Indicator 3.019.003
Seek additional technology that might improve work processes/products

Benchmark 3.020
Demonstrate an Understanding of Internet Use and Security Issues
Indicator 3.020.001
Use the Internet efficiently and ethically for work
Indicator 3.020.002
Take measures to avoid Internet security risks

Benchmark 3.021
Demonstrate Telecommunications Skills
Indicator 3.021.001
Select and use telecommunications devices
Indicator 3.021.002
Select and use telecommunications services
Indicator 3.021.003
Select and use Web-based applications
Standard 4

Benchmark 4.022
Examine Planning at Individual Business and Overall Industry Levels
Indicator 4.022.001
Develop strategic plans-mission, vision, goals, objectives, etc.
Indicator 4.022.002
Work with planning tools
Indicator 4.022.003
Anticipate needs for staffing and purchases of equipment and supplies
Indicator 4.022.004
Develop plans for training and upgrading of staff
Indicator 4.022.005
Forecast market trends
Indicator 4.022.006
Develop business plans for entrepreneurial ventures

Benchmark 4.023
Explain Management Methods
Indicator 4.023.001
Use an organization chart to explain how a chain of command works
Indicator 4.023.002
Provide input for strategic plans & communicating the company's vision
Indicator 4.023.003
Lead employees in carrying out strategic plans and action plans
Indicator 4.023.004
Evaluate employee performance
Indicator 4.023.005
Anticipate technology and other major purchasing needs
Indicator 4.023.006
Ensure equity and access for employees
Indicator 4.023.007
Resolve conflicts
Indicator 4.023.008
Develop job descriptions and written policies/procedures
Indicator 4.023.009
Identify recruitment procedures, training opportunities, etc.
Indicator 4.023.010
Work with professional associations and community outreach efforts

Benchmark 4.024
Examine Finance: Decisions, Raising Capital, Expansion, etc.
Indicator 4.024.001
Develop budgets
Indicator 4.024.002
Prepare financial statements
Indicator 4.024.003
Analyze and manage financial transactions and records
Indicator 4.024.004
Implement payroll procedures
Indicator 4.024.005
Determine and pay taxes
Indicator 4.024.006
Identify indirect wage costs
Indicator 4.024.007
Make loans and grant credit to customers
Indicator 4.024.008
Develop graphs and charts related to company finances
Indicator 4.024.009
Identify & implement methods of sustaining profitability of a business
Indicator 4.024.010
Manage 401K plans
Indicator 4.024.011
Identify sources of capital

Benchmark 4.025
Describe Technical and Production Skills for Production Techniques
Indicator 4.025.001
Use troubleshooting and problem-solving techniques
Indicator 4.025.002
Analyze information to make decisions
Indicator 4.025.003
Identify and implement quality assurance techniques
Indicator 4.025.004
Employ communication skills (writing, listening, speaking, etc.)
Indicator 4.025.005
Participate in team efforts
Indicator 4.025.006
Implement projects and new techniques
Indicator 4.025.007
Demonstrate basic computer skills
Indicator 4.025.008
Employ time management techniques in completing tasks
Indicator 4.025.009
Demonstrate ethical behavior and work ethic

Benchmark 4.026
Examine Underlying Principles of Technology
Indicator 4.026.001
Identify principles of technology an employee should know

Benchmark 4.027
Examine Labor Issues: Worker Rights, Labor Unions, etc.
Indicator 4.027.001
Identify a variety of labor issues

Benchmark 4.028
Describe Community Issues
Indicator 4.028.001
Explain the impacts of community issues on business
Indicator 4.028.002
Identify methods used by business to become involved in the community

Benchmark 4.029
Examine Concepts of Health, Safety & Environmental Issues
Indicator 4.029.001
Describe concepts related to health issues
Indicator 4.029.002
Describe concepts related to safety issues
Indicator 4.029.003
Describe concepts related to environmental issues
Standard 5

Benchmark 5.030
Identify the Purposes and Goals of the Student Organization
Indicator 5.030.001
Identify the purposes of the student organization
Indicator 5.030.002
Identify the goals of the student organization

Benchmark 5.031
Explain the Benefits and Responsibilities of Organization Membership
Indicator 5.031.001
Explain membership benefits of student and civic organizations
Indicator 5.031.002
Explain membership responsibilities of student and civic organizations

Benchmark 5.032
Demonstrate Leadership Skills Through Participation in Activities
Indicator 5.032.001
Participate in activities: meetings, community-service, competitions

Benchmark 5.033
Identify Internet Safety Issues & Comply with Acceptable Use Standards
Indicator 5.033.001
Identify Internet safety issues
Indicator 5.033.002
Identify procedures for complying with acceptable use standards
Standard 6

Benchmark 6.034
Explain Occupational Opportunities in Electronics
Indicator 6.034.001
Complete an oral or written summary of electronics-related professions

Benchmark 6.035
Demonstrate Safe and Proper Use of Lab Machines & Test Instruments
Indicator 6.035.001
Explain the importance of safety in the laboratory & in the workplace
Indicator 6.035.002
Identify safety precautions to follow when using tools, machines, etc.
Indicator 6.035.003
Identify safety precautions and responsibilities to consider

Benchmark 6.036
Identify and Describe Atomic Structure and the Law of Charges
Indicator 6.036.001
Identify the atomic structure used to manufacture conductor/insulators
Indicator 6.036.002
Define the vocabulary related to atomic structure
Indicator 6.036.003
Explain development of electrical properties of conductors/insulators
Indicator 6.036.004
Explain the manufacturing process for conductors and insulators
Indicator 6.036.005
Provide examples of conductor and insulator materials
Indicator 6.036.006
Explain the “Law of Charges” and its relationship to electron flow

Benchmark 6.037
Define and Describe Basic Electrical Terms
Indicator 6.037.001
Understand the importance of knowing basic electrical terms/vocabulary
Indicator 6.037.002
Use resources to strengthen vocabulary
Indicator 6.037.003
Define electronics-specific terms

Benchmark 6.038
Determine the Direction of Current Flow in DC Circuits
Indicator 6.038.001
Define direct current and explain the characteristics of DC circuits
Indicator 6.038.002
Identify the voltage and power sources associated with DC circuits
Indicator 6.038.003
Recognize examples of direct current circuits and applications
Indicator 6.038.004
Determine which mathematics concepts can be applied to DC currents

Benchmark 6.040
Explain Methods of Generating Electricity
Indicator 6.040.001
Identify the methods used to generate electricity
Indicator 6.040.002
Determine the mathematics & science principles related to electricity
Indicator 6.040.003
Recognize advantages & disadvantages of electricity generation & use
Indicator 6.040.004
Identify the methods used to store, distribute & measure electricity
Indicator 6.040.005
Analyze the societal impacts of electricity production
Indicator 6.040.006
Identify emerging technologies used to optimize electricity production

Benchmark 6.041
Identify and Draw Electronic Symbols and Circuit Diagrams
Indicator 6.041.001
Draw and explain a schematic diagram
Indicator 6.041.002
Explain how schematic diagrams are used in the electronics industry
Indicator 6.041.003
Explain how schematic diagrams are used to construct/analyze circuits

Benchmark 6.042
Construct Simple Electronic Circuits From a Schematic
Indicator 6.042.001
Use various connecting methods to construct a circuit from a schematic
Indicator 6.042.002
Use computer simulations to construct a circuit from a schematic
Indicator 6.042.003
Explain the use of soldering techniques to construct circuits
Indicator 6.042.004
Outline the manufacturing processes for a large quantity of circuits

Benchmark 6.044
Explain How Circuits Are Protected
Indicator 6.044.001
Identify the methods for protecting electronic circuits
Indicator 6.044.002
Understand the proper safety precautions for working with circuits
Indicator 6.044.003
Identify the units of measure for circuit protection
Indicator 6.044.004
Explain how circuit protection is evaluated and maintained

Benchmark 6.049
Compute Electrical Power
Indicator 6.049.001
Explain Watt’s Law and its mathematical relationships
Indicator 6.049.002
Understand how Watt’s Law is used to evaluate circuit characteristics
Indicator 6.049.003
Identify the units of measure in Watt’s Law and their relationships
Indicator 6.049.004
Compare and contrast the use of Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law
Standard 7

Benchmark 7.043
Identify Resistors by Type and Value
Indicator 7.043.001
Identify the types of resistors
Indicator 7.043.002
Identify the units of measure and labeling for resistive components
Indicator 7.043.003
Explain the resistor color code and how it is used
Indicator 7.043.004
Compare & contrast the characteristics of fixed and variable resistors
Indicator 7.043.005
Explain how test equipment is used to measure resistors
Indicator 7.043.006
Determine and measure a resistor’s power rating
Indicator 7.043.007
Recognize the impact of component size on resistor values
Standard 8

Benchmark 8.046
Describe Characteristics of and Determine Current, Voltage, Resistance
Indicator 8.046.001
Explain characteristics and applications of various resistive circuits
Indicator 8.046.002
Determine science & mathematics concepts related to resistive circuits
Indicator 8.046.003
Use Ohm’s & Watt’s laws to determine resistive circuit characteristics
Indicator 8.046.004
Use Norton's, mesh, superposition & Kirchoff's methods to analyze
Indicator 8.046.005
Explain how to evaluate complex resistive circuits without Ohm's law
Indicator 8.046.006
Explain how computer aided experimentation and simulations can be used
Indicator 8.046.007
Compare calculated, simulated, measured & actual resistive circuits
Indicator 8.046.008
Explain how test equipment can be used to obtain and validate circuits
Indicator 8.046.009
Analyze advantages/disadvantages/parameters of various configurations
Standard 9

Benchmark 9.048
Verify Ohm's Law
Indicator 9.048.001
Explain Ohm’s Law and its mathematical relationships
Indicator 9.048.002
Understand how Ohm’s Law can be used to evaluate circuits
Indicator 9.048.003
Identify the units of measure in Ohm’s Law and how they relate
Indicator 9.048.004
Recognize which circuit configurations do not apply Ohm's Law
Standard 10

Benchmark 10.045
Describe Types of Sensing and Control Devices
Indicator 10.045.001
Explain applications of the most commonly used sensing/control devices
Indicator 10.045.002
Analyze the effect of sensing & control devices on circuit operations

Benchmark 10.047
Measure Circuit Values with a Multimeter
Indicator 10.047.001
Explain the purpose of a multimeter
Indicator 10.047.002
Compare analog and digital multimeters in use, accuracy, performance
Indicator 10.047.003
Compare the values of actual and virtual test equipment
Indicator 10.047.004
Explain how to use a multimeter to measure voltage and current
Standard 11

Benchmark 11.039
Determine the Direction of Current Flow in AC Circuits
Indicator 11.039.001
Define alternating current & explain characteristics of AC circuits
Indicator 11.039.002
Identify the voltage and power sources associated with AC circuits
Indicator 11.039.003
Recognize examples of alternating current circuits and applications
Indicator 11.039.004
Determine which mathematics concepts can be applied to AC currents

Benchmark 11.050
Compare DC and AC Waveforms Using the Oscilloscope
Indicator 11.050.001
Explain the purpose of an oscilloscope and how it can be used
Indicator 11.050.002
Compare analog & digital oscilloscopes in use, accuracy & performance
Indicator 11.050.003
Compare the values of actual and virtual test equipment
Indicator 11.050.004
Identify the characteristics of DC and AC waveforms on oscilloscopes
Indicator 11.050.005
Explain how to use an oscilloscope to measure voltage and current
Standard 12

Benchmark 12.051
Explain the Operation of Electromagnetic Devices
Indicator 12.051.001
Recognize electromagnetic devices & explain their applications
Indicator 12.051.002
Understand how the Hall Effect, Faraday's Law & Lenz's Law relate
Indicator 12.051.003
Identify common units of measure for magnetism, magnetic fields, etc.
Indicator 12.051.004
Determine which science & mathematics concepts relate to magnetism
Indicator 12.051.005
Explain use of electromagnetic devices: optimize circuit applications
Standard 13

Benchmark 13.052
Analyze and Measure Values in AC Circuits
Indicator 13.052.001
Explain characteristics/measurement/evaluation: inductors, inductance
Indicator 13.052.002
Explain characteristics/measurement/evaluation: capacitors & circuits
Indicator 13.052.003
Determine science/mathematics concepts: inductive/capacitive circuits
Indicator 13.052.004
Identify characteristics of inductive reactance, capacitive reactance
Indicator 13.052.005
Explain operation/calculation/measurement: complex AC circuits
Indicator 13.052.006
Recognize applications for various reactance circuits
Indicator 13.052.007
Compare inductive reactive & capacitive reactive circuits
Indicator 13.052.008
Apply Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law to reactive circuits
Indicator 13.052.009
Compare resistance, reactance, and impedance
Indicator 13.052.010
Explain the use of test equipment & simulations to verify AC circuits
Indicator 13.052.011
Recognize applications for reactive circuits
Indicator 13.052.012
Analyze the differences in reactive circuits in various configurations

Benchmark 13.053
Explain the Operation of Transformers
Indicator 13.053.001
Explain function, manufacture & potential applications of transformers
Indicator 13.053.002
Determine science/mathematics concepts: transformers
Indicator 13.053.003
Determine transformer efficiency by calculating voltage, current, etc.
Indicator 13.053.004
Analyze the advantages/disadvantages of using transformers in circuits
Indicator 13.053.005
Explain how transformers function in DC and AC circuits
Indicator 13.053.006
Relate magnetic fields/inductance/electromagnetic theory: transformers
Standard 14

Benchmark 14.057
Compare Types of Signal Transmission Media
Indicator 14.057.001
Recognize various data and signal transmission methods and formats
Indicator 14.057.002
Understand the vocabulary of signal transmissions
Indicator 14.057.003
Identify the characteristics of various signal transmission media
Indicator 14.057.004
Determine which mathematics concepts relate to signal transmission
Indicator 14.057.005
Compare and contrast digital and analog signal transmissions
Indicator 14.057.006
Understand the applications for electronic signal transmission
Indicator 14.057.007
Identify emerging technologies which affect signal transmission
Standard 15

Benchmark 15.054
Explain the Operation of Basic Solid-State Devices
Indicator 15.054.001
Identify the electrical characteristics of semiconductor components
Indicator 15.054.002
Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of semiconductor devices
Indicator 15.054.003
Explain the operation and basic applications of semiconductor devices

Benchmark 15.055
Explain the Operation of Basic Logic Circuits
Indicator 15.055.001
Identify the basic types and characteristics of logic gates
Indicator 15.055.002
Analyze differences between logic gates & their effects on operations

Benchmark 15.056
Construct a Working Combinational Logic Circuit Using Logic Gates
Indicator 15.056.001
Explain the characteristics of typical combinational logical circuits
Indicator 15.056.002
Explain characteristics: counters, registers, clocks, decoder circuits
Indicator 15.056.003
Compare how logic gates operate: individually vs. as parts of a system
Indicator 15.056.004
Explain how to form combinational logic circuit with basic logic gates

Benchmark 15.058
Operate a Computer Parallel Interface
Indicator 15.058.001
Explain the function of an interface and the parameters for its use
Indicator 15.058.002
Understand how devices can be controlled through a parallel interface
Indicator 15.058.003
Use the correct procedures to configure and use a parallel interface

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