This course introduces the principles of electricity and electronics. The topics include current, voltage, resistance, series and parallel circuits, schematic diagram reading, open and short circuits, magnetism, capacitance, relays, solenoids, motors and generators, and DC and AC signals. Emphasis will be on the practical application of basic principles and concepts as applied to modern systems and the techniques used to diagnose them. Additional subject matter will include diodes, transistors as control devices, solid state relays, wired logic, and sensor amplifier fundamentals. In the lab portion of the course students will develop the skills to use standard electronic test equipment to aid in the diagnosis of simple and complex electrical and electronic systems. Some circuit simulation will be used in the lab but the primary emphasis is on the use of test equipment on actual circuitry. Student will also develop proper soldering skills through various lab exercises.