• Have an interest in Electronics?

    Do you like working with and wanting to understand how some of your favorite gadgets work? I know at some time you’ve taken something apart and unsuccessfully never returned it to its’ normal state. Would you like to learn how to build a gadget of your own or fix that item you unknowingly made worse? Want to get a jump start on a rewarding career in the electronics industry? While as a student in the Electronics / Robotics class at Maxwell High School of Technology you will be exposed to an introductory level of electronics education that could open doors to success. You will develop valuable technical and employability skills. Some former students who were exposed to electronics have continued their education or went right to work.

    Electronics Pathways

    Foundations of Electronics

    · describe electrical and physical properties of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors
    · construct circuits with techniques and processes utilized in electronics systems
    · use various measuring apparatus and tools appropriately to gather, analyze, and interpret data
    · use and interpret component, schematic, and technical data publications for components in electronic systems
    · describe the relationships between voltage, current resistance, and power in series, parallel, and combination circuits
    · construct and evaluate electronic experiments or projects as a culminating experience

    Advanced AC and DC Circuits

    · identify the history and development of analog circuits
    · identify and define operational characteristics of power supplies and amplifiers
    · identify and define oscillator characteristics and applications
    · identify characteristics and construction of integrated circuits
    · identify and define characteristics of solid state control devices and circuits

    Digital Electronics

    · apply numbering systems used in digital circuitry
    · demonstrate the use of names, symbols, truth tables, and Boolean expression for each of the seven basic logic gates
    · identify commonly used digital codes used in conversion of numbers and letters
    · use truth tables and interpret waveforms to determine flip-flop mode of operation and output states
    · identify and describe input and output states of logic gates in various combinations
    · design and illustrate block diagrams for parallel adder and subtractor circuits
    · identify the properties and different types of memory devices used in computer systems