ELEC2050 Advanced Troubleshooting

This course will allow students to troubleshoot complex circuits and systems. Students will utilize schematics, wiring diagrams, functional block diagrams, component placement diagrams, deductive reasoning and test equipment to determine faulty circuits and components. A timed practical troubleshooting exercise and the work done during the course will be used to evaluate the student.




ELEC1400 or equivalent

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify the oscilloscope's operating parameters
Identify panel control functions
Evaluate the functional blocks of an oscilloscope
Conduct a signal flow analysis of an oscilloscope
Examine the X-Y and tester mode operations of an oscilloscope
Analyze the horizontal sweep circuits of the oscilloscope
Examine the vertical section circuits of the oscilloscope
Examine the deflection and cathode ray tube circuits of the oscilloscope
Examine the trigger and blanking circuits of the oscilloscope
Examine the switching and calibrate circuits of the oscilloscope
Analyze power supply circuits for direct current and ripple content
Troubleshoot an oscilloscope

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544


Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details