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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

SpaceTEC Partners, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

CertTec® Basic Electricity and Electronics – Alternating Current (AC)


Proficiency examination; varies.

Proctor sites authorized by SpaceTEC®.

December 2014- Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful passing of this examination, students are able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in properly setting up multimeters, oscilloscopes, and function generators to correctly measure voltage, current and resistance for identification of faults in common AC circuits; determine whether transformers are step-up, step-down, or isolation types; whether a transformer is operating correctly or has open or shorted windings; demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot simple RC and RL circuits; measure circuit frequency and amplitude; troubleshoot frequency-sensitive AC circuits and identify defective components.


In order to prepare for this examination, students will study the following topics: Principles of Alternating Current; Generating AC Electricity; Non-Sinusoidal Waves; Resistance in AC Circuits; Oscilloscopes; Frequency Counters; Function Generators; Inductors; RL Series Circuits; RL Parallel Circuits; RL Filters; Introduction to Capacitors; RC Series Circuits; RC Parallel Circuits; RC Filters; RC and RL Time Constants; RC Circuit Transients; Capacitive/Inductive Reactance and LCR Circuits; Series Resonance; Parallel Resonance; Transformer Operation; Relays; Electrical Circuits.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Electricity and Electronics (10/16) (5/23 revalidation).