The Electronics Technology students at Bristol TEC will be introduced to basic electrical theory in A.C. and D.C circuits including: voltage, current, power, Ohms Law, series and parallel circuits, capacitance, inductance, transformers, motors and relays. They will learn semi-conductor theory relating to diodes, transistors operational amplifiers, silicon controlled rectifiers, and 555 timer integrated circuits. They will also study digital circuits including: logic gate theory, combinational logic circuits, sequential logic circuits, interfacing, programmable controllers, computer architecture, and robotics. They will learn simple house wiring techniques as well.
The Electronics students will learn how to use a variety of equipment including digital multi meters (DMM), power supplies, oscilloscopes, signal generators and breadboards. They will be able to wire a circuit from schematic and troubleshoot and repair all types of electronic and electromechanical equipment.
Student projects throughout the year include such items as: LED flashing circuits, audio amplifier, electronic piano, relay alarms, electric vehicles, home electrical circuits, robotic arms, VEX and Stamp robots and a programmable drone. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL).
Upon graduation students have many options. For example, they can continue their education in a two or four year college for Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or other related field. Or, they can enter the workforce as Electronic Technicians (assembly, test and repair of electronic and electromechanical circuitry), or as Electrical Apprentices (low or high voltage - installing alarms, audio-visual and electrical in home, business and industrial applications).