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EGR 255: Electric Circuits Laboratory - 1 Credit


This course presents application to circuits measurements, including transient and steady-state response of simple networks with laboratory applications of laws and theories of circuits plus measurement of AC quantities.

Prerequisite: EGR 252 Basic Electric Circuits II

This course requires you to attend an on-campus lab session to introduce actual components of Electrical Engineering Circuits and to familiarize you with the software that you will use in your lab experiments. This software is “Electronics Workbench” and “MATLAB”. Please contact Tri Doan (703) 323-3487, tdoan@nvcc.edu for details. The lab is located on the Annandale campus in the CT Building. See http://www.nvcc.edu/annandale/annandalenew/directions.htm for directions.




If you do well in this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the principles and operation of laboratory instruments such as VOM, electronic voltmeters, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, counter, wave generators, and power supplies.






Your course grade will be determined by the exams and experiments, according to the following points:

Percent of final grade
7 Experiments @ 20 points each
Final Exam @ 40 points

Grading Scale
below 59



There is one proctored exam in this course. Your grade is based on your reports and calculations, on the experiments, and the final exam.

You are expected to take your examinations at one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your exam before the Testing Center closes; Testing Centers have specific policies relating to the administration of ELI exams. You will need to take a photo ID, your NovaConnect empl ID number, and the appropriate Exam Pass when you go to the Testing Center.  

For Testing Center locations, hours of operation and policies, click here.

For information on taking exams outside of the metropolitan area, click here.



ELI Policies and Procedures

This is an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) course. ELI courses differ from campus courses in several important ways, including enrollment dates, communication with faculty, assignment completion requirements, and exams. You must follow ELI's policies and procedures if you take this course. Read (or review) ELI's Policies and Procedures before you begin the course. If you have questions, call ELI at (703) 323-3347 or (888) 435-6822.

Beginning the Course


1. Use your web browser to connect to http://www.nvcc.edu/bbstart. Follow the directions to determine your email, Blackboard and VIVA account user names and passwords.
2. Access your email account and make sure you know how to use it; you will be required to use this account for all course-related email.
3. Log on to Blackboard at http://learn.vccs.edu.
4. Click on this course under "My Courses." Review the entire course to make sure you understand what will be required of you. Then start completing the assignments.

Please note that account generation takes approximately one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, contact the IT Help Desk. If you can log on to Blackboard, but your course isn't listed, please contact ELI or your instructor.