AC-DC Circuits

Specialized Training in AC-DC Circuits

Specialized Training in AC-DC Circuits

Classroom Program


6 months


UCR Extension

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Build expertise in AC-DC circuits to pursue an entry-level position as an electronics installer, repairer or maintenance technician. Analyze AC and DC circuitry from the simplest aspects to the most complex. Become versed in key fundamental concepts like electromagnetism, series and parallel circuits, electrical schematics, and test equipment. Complete this program on its own, or expand your knowledge and marketability and add breadth to your credential with one of our other two specialty training programs in digital or solid state electronics.

Designed For

Individuals looking for an entry-level position as an electronics installer, repairer, or maintenance technician.

What You'll Learn

  • AC-DC electrical/electronic laws and fundamentals
  • Basic concepts of electromagnetism
  • How to identify and test a series, parallel, and series-parallel circuit
  • How to read an electrical schematic
  • How to operate a DMM, Oscilloscope and other test equipment in a circuit
  • DC and AC power in circuits and how it affects components

What You Can Do With This Certificate

Positions are available in a variety of industries all over the world, and can be found in companies, government or nonprofit organizations. They might include:

  • Electronics Installer or Repairer
  • Maintenance Technician

Real People. Real Results.

“My experience at UCR Extension was great. My instructors worked in industry, not just academics, and were able to share real-world scenarios for the assignments we were learning and participating in. I took real-time experiences back to the office, and implemented the new knowledge immediately!”

Tracy Trettin

Administrative Operations Manager
Office of the Dean
UCR School of Medicine

Earning the Certificate

Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:

  • None

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Quarter 1

AC-DC Circuits I

EE X400.01

3 units

Quarter 2

AC-DC Circuits II

EE X400.02

3 units

Instructor Spotlight

“I develop a student's critical thinking skills through hands-on practice and simulations. By making the learning environment an enjoyable and comfortable place, students are able to effectively learn and retain the information. I also keep them current with the latest trends in electronics and facilities workforce applications.”

Michael Johnson

UC Riverside, Extension
Riverside, CA

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