TECU 0022: Basic Electronics

Concluding the two-course series, students will have a basic understanding of the electrical, electronic, computer fundamentals, and digital technologies as they apply to the telecommunications industry.

Program Overview

This course provides a basic understanding of electronic components, e.g. diodes and transistors, and the various types of circuits and devices employing these components. The semiconductor theory that explains their operation is discussed. Digital logic gates and computer fundamentals are also covered. An overview of telecommunications systems including Digital Signal Processing performed on voice and data signals before being transmitted (A/D conversion, modulation, line encoding, and multiplexing) and the description of transmission media currently in use (copper pair, optical fibers, wireless over air interface) are provided. T-carrier system and SONET standards and related hierarchies are also introduced. The course includes hands-on labs designed to reinforce the concepts learned throughout the course.


Approximately 28 hours

Estimated Tuition


EdAssist discounted rate: $1,485

Ways to Learn



2.8 CEUs

Live Online Format

This course is also taught with UMass Global’s LIVE ONLINE training format using a video communications software. Students receive the same high-quality training as found in a traditional classroom setting. Join us from anywhere with an internet connection.

LIVE ONLINE training includes:

  • Delivered in real time by an instructor
  • Full access to course presentations and documents
  • Live interaction with classmates and instructor using a collaborative learning platform
  • Play back recording of any class for later review

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Explain the operation of diodes and transistors of different types and their use in basic electronic circuits
  • Identify the primary logic gates and accurately recite their corresponding truth
  • Discuss the basic architecture of computers from both a hardware and software perspective
  • Describe analog and digital telecommunications systems and explain how
  • Digital Signal Processing is accomplished for all types of information
  • List the various types of transmission media used, e.g. copper pairs, coaxial
    cables, fiber optics, and wireless air interface, and their bandwidth capabilities
    including their applications
  • Explain how multiplexing is accomplished for synchronous digital signals and
    optical signals and discuss the T-carrier and SONET standards

Tuition covers only the cost of the course. Nothing else is provided to the student.

This course is part of the
2-course Basic Electricity and Electronics Series

Basic Electricity

Basic Electronics


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