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Tinkercad Circuit Simulator

Before we get started with the real thing, you have the opportunity to get to know some Electronics basics by working with a great online circuit simulator. You can use to learn a lot about basic circuits, components, and electronics in general.

Sign up here:

You can sign up with your email address or a variety of sign-in partners:

Go here for instructions and projects to get you started:

You are definitely responsible for completing the tasks up to and including “Series and Parallel Circuits” but feel free to do as many and as much as you like!

Tool Safety

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Tools in Electronics (40 marks)

Part 1

There are many tools that we will be using in Electronics class. You will do some research to learn about a particular tool or tools. You will learn what they are, how they work and what safety procedures are required for their use. Some tools may have many uses, but we are looking at how these tools are used in the context of an Electronics shop. Your explanation should describe why we have them and what we might use them for in this class.

In a web browser, look up information on the tool/s of your choice. You can not choose the same tool(s) as another student, so you need to let me know which tool you’ve chosen so nobody else can choose it.

The following websites will likely have useful information on your tool/s but there are many others you can find information on, just remember not all information on the web is accurate.

Your assignment:

Investigate and research your tool(s) and write a brief description including all of the following:

  • How it works (in the context of Electronics)
  • What parts is it made up of, materials it works on, etc.
  • Proper handling of the tool
  • Safety equipment and precautions needed when handling the tool

(5 marks for each selection, for a total of 20 marks)

Once your research is complete see your instructor for a demonstration of proper tool handling. He will review your research and give you a demonstration and test on using the tool. Once completed, you will move on to the second portion of this assignment.

Part 2

You will also be required to give the rest of the class a presentation on how to use the tool both effectively and safely. The presentation style is up to you, but you will need to give a visual demonstration of the tool in use and include at a minimum 10 pieces of valuable information on safely using the tool. Your instructor can be asked to assist with the presentation and will intervene if any unsafe/ incorrect is observed.

(20 marks)


  • De-Burring Tool
  • Drill
  • Dremel
  • Dremel press
  • Files/rasp (different types)
  • Metal cutter/shears (3 types)
  • Metal bender
  • Aviation snips
  • Utility knife
  • Hammer/mallet (different types)
  • Wrench
  • Clamps
  • Diagonal side cutters
  • Ruler/ Straight edge
  • Square
  • Level
  • Multi meter
  • Wire strippers
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Hand saw (different types)
  • Remer
  • Rivet gun
  • Scribe
  • Heat gun
  • Pliers (different types)
  • Soldering iron
  • Solder sucker
  • Nibbler

Careers in Electronics 2

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Careers in Electronics

Careers in the electronics industry are everywhere. Because electronics has become such a big part of our lives and there are so many kinds of electronics around us, there is definitely a career for you in the electronics industry. In order to become more aware of some of the careers available, you must look for businesses that offer some of these jobs.

Below is a list of just some of the career choices you can make in the field of electronics and related industries. Take the time to go through the entire list and you will see that there are many possibilities in Electronics.

  • A Career in Acoustics
  • Aircraft Instrument Mechanics and Inspectors
  • Appliance Service Technician/Appliance Tech
  • Competencies Assemblers—Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians/Audio and Video Recording Technicians/Audio Visual Specialists
  • Audiovisual Technician
  • Audio Engineering
  • Avionics Technician
  • Avionics Technician—Military AV Tech
  • Broadcast  Media Technician
  • Cable Television Technicians Camera Repairer
  • Certified Electronics Technician/Electronics Equipment Repairers
  • Cable Television Technicians Commercial and Industrial Electronic Equipment Repairers
  • Communications Equipment Operator— Military
  • Computer and Office Machine Repairers
  • Computer Hardware Engineers
  • Computer Service Technician
  • Controls Engineer
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineers— Military
  • Electronics Assemblers Electronic Bench Tester
  • Electronic Engineer
  • Electro-Mechanical Technicians
  • Electronic Equipment Repairer
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Repairer
  • Electronic Instrument Tradesperson
  • Electronic Instrument Trades
  • Electronic Sales Representative
  • Electronic Service Technician
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Electronic and Electrical Repair—Military Electronic and Electrical Technicians
  • Electronics Mechanic
  • Electronics Service Person
  • Electronics Technician
  • Gaffer
  • Home Electronics Repairers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Lighting Technician
  • Line Installers and Repairers
  • Photonics Technicians
  • Power Generation Engineer
  • Radar and Sonar Operators
  • Military Radio Systems Engineer
  • Radio Technician
  • Recording Engineer
  • Robot Technician
  • Robotics Careers/Robotics Engineer/Robotics Technician
  • Security Alarm Installer
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Engineering Technicians
  • Space Operations Specialist
  • Engineering
  • Telecommunication Careers/Telecommunications Analyst/Telecommunications Installation and Repair/Telecommunications Technician
  • Television Systems Engineer
  • Unmanned Vehicle Operation Specialist— Military
  • User Support Technicians
  • Weapons Maintenance Technician
  • Military Hydro Linesman

Those are just some of the careers that you could explore to complete the assignment that you started previously.

Another great resource you can use to research careers is Xello.

Go to

Your user name includes your MET/student number. If you have a student card, your number is on there. It’s also on your report card. If not, I have your number for you. Your user name to log in is sja- then your student number:

Your password is the SAME AS YOUR COMPUTER.


I recommend starting out with the About Me section. This will help you to find jobs that seem suited to you.

From there, you can search for individual careers that might be of interest, and I recommend using one of those to complete the research assignment.

Use the previous set of notes to complete the assignment described previously. If you can’t find that information, go to my website,, click on the Electronics page at the top of the screen and go to the Handout Folder.

Careers in Electronics

Instructions HERE

Careers in Electronics (26 marks)

Part 1:

There are many careers that rely on knowledge of Electronics and Electricity. Today you will do some research and get to know some of the options and areas where this type of knowledge might be applicable.

In a web browser, visit

First, at the top, choose Career Planning, then Career Quizzes:

Take all 3 quizzes to see what jobs you’re most suited for

Even if a career related to Electronics didn’t come up on your list, I want you to spend some time examining some jobs in a field related to Electronics.

In a web browser, visit

Go under Career planning and choose Job profiles

Not all jobs using Electronics knowledge contain the word in the title, so if there’s a specific job related to Electronics that you can think of and want to research, go ahead and type in the name of that job.

If not, type in either “electronic” or “electronics.” In the Location box, you can type in Winnipeg, or if you want to live somewhere else in Canada, go ahead and look at career opportunities there:


Your assignment:

Investigate and research two careers and write a brief description including some or all of the following about each choice. You may have to consult other sources to find all of the information, but the jobbank website will definitely give you a good overview. (13 marks for each selection, for a total of 26 marks)

You should also look at the School to work transition tool:

And go under Trend analysis and look under Occupations:

  • Describe the work duties. (2 marks)
  • What personal qualities should individuals possess to be successful? (2 marks)
  • Is there a process to become certified within the trade/occupation or career? (2 marks)
  • What is the length of education and training? (1 mark)
  • What are the school locations for training? (1 mark)
  • What do the Prospects look like? Will there be a lot of opportunities for someone to explore this job in this area in the future? Are things looking better or worse in the future? (1 mark)
  • What are the best and worst parts of the job? What is most interesting to you or what would you dislike the most? (2 marks)
  • What is the beginning salary? (1 mark)
  • Are there opportunities for advancement? What other jobs and opportunities could you go on to after starting in this job? (1 mark)


Write out your information, with the chosen career/job as the title(s), on loose leaf or in a Word document.

WHMIS Training

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System is a Canada-wide system to give employers and workers information about hazardous materials used in the workplace. Since we occasionally have to deal with potentially dangerous materials, you need to demonstrate an understanding of some simple safety rules and procedures.

The first step is to complete a fairly simple online training course. If you do not complete the course, you cannot continue in this class.

In order to HEAR the videos, you need to bring headphones! You can do the course without listening to the audio, but it certainly helps. You can plug in wired headphones or connect to bluetooth headphones like AirPods, etc.

You will eventually have to do a test in class showing that you have learned something from the online training. You may wish to take notes as you go, using this document: DOWNLOAD HERE. If you use this document, you want to DOWNLOAD, then save a copy in OneDrive. If you don’t know how to do that, you may prefer a paper copy, which you can get from your teacher.

You will need a PIN code, which you will get from your teacher. You will only need this PIN one time. Please put the paper in the blue box when you are done.

Go to this website:

Put in that PIN. You need to type it in CAREFULLY and EXACTLY. If it doesn’t work for some reason, ask for another one. If that one doesn’t work, you are likely the problem.

Once you put in your PIN, you should be taken to a screen that looks like this:

Please put in your REAL first and last name. I need to give you credit for this. You can use your personal email if you prefer, but I would recommend using your school email.

When you are done, you will be provided with your User ID. TAKE A PHOTO OF IT WITH YOUR PHONE! You need to remember that. You could write it down, but you’d lose that. Take your phone out and take a photo:

That user name has 5 letters from your last name, two letters from your first name, and three numbers. That is what you use to log in next time.

Now, go back to the original website:

enter your user name:

You ONLY NEED TO DO THE WHMIS COURSE! If you do the other course, that is up to you, but it isn’t necessary. You absolutely do have to finish the WHMIS one and you will need to be able to pass a test.

Go through the 7 modules. Take notes as you go so you have something to study later.