Course Description

FCC element 3 is divided into a series of sub-elements. This course covers sub-element A Principles and is divided into 8 key topics from which 8 exam question will be drawn, one question from each key topic. 

The Element 3 exam consists of 100 questions. Passing requires 75 correct answers.

Senior Instructor

Charles Bohe

About the author: Mr. Bohe has a master of science degree in education from California State University East Bay and specializes in online education. He holds a General Radiotelephone Operator License with a RADAR endorsement. His background includes twenty-four years of service with the United States Navy as a sonar technician. He taught electronics for over ten years at Heald College. He is currently employed as a civilian facilities maintenance supervisor with the United States Marine Corps. Certifications include Senior Certified Electronics Technician by Electronics Technician Association International (ETA-i) He holds a Journeyman Electronics Technician certification in Industrial and RADAR Electronics from ETA International. As  an active member of ETA International he proves guidance and testing opportunities for electronic certificationsThis book is dedicated to a Navy Captain, a Navy Commander (Ret.),  an Army Lt. Col. (Ret.) and the people of Pine Ridge SD who shaped my life. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Element 3 Subelement A Principles

  • 2

    Key Topic 1: Electrical Elements

    • Electrical Elements Training Material

    • Electrical Elements quiz

  • 3

    Key Topic 2: Magnetism

    • Magnetism Training Material

    • Magnetism Quiz

  • 4

    Key Topic 3:Materials

    • Materials training material

    • Materials Quiz

  • 5

    Key Topic 4: Resistance, Capacitance & Inductance

    • Resistance, capacitance, and inductance training material

    • Resistance, capacitance and inductance quiz

  • 6

    Key Topic 5: Semi-conductors

    • Semi-conductors training material

    • Semi-conductor quiz

  • 7

    Key Topic 6: Electrical Measurements

    • Electrical Measurement training material

    • Electrical Measurement Quiz

  • 8

    Key Topic 7: Waveforms

    • Waveform training material

    • Waveforms quiz

  • 9

    Key Topic 8: Conduction

    • Conductance training material

    • Conductance quiz