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Automotive Electrical Systems
AUTO ELEC SYS
CLASS CODE: AUTO 225 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Basic electricity, automotive electrical circuits, starting systems, charging systems, accessory circuits, problem diagnosis, repair, and adjustment. Students must also register for an Auto 225L lab.
DESCRIPTION: Basic electricity, automotive electrical circuits, starting systems, charging systems, accessory circuits, problem diagnosis, repair, and adjustment.
TOPICS: Course objectives Lecture:
1. Theory To gain a knowledge of the major automotive electrical systems and their components.
2. Operation To learn the operation of the electrical systems and their components.
3. Diagnosis To learn proper and efficient procedures of diagnosis to lead to correct service or repair needed.
4. Equipment To learn to use the equipment and how to interpret the data that the equipment will provide to aid in proper diagnosing.
5. Servicing To teach proper repair/replacement for malfunctions that may be found during diagnosis.
6. Housekeeping To gain good housekeeping habits by maintaining a clean and safe work area, keeping tools and equipment clean and in good working condition and return them to their proper storage place.
7. Safety To teach proper techniques and procedures for safety of the student and others around.

OBJECTIVES: This course of study has been developed to provide the students with a basic understanding of electricity and magnetism. Also, it is intended that the course will give students a detailed understanding of the various electrical circuits and units in the modern automobile, including a study of the operation, diagnosis, and repair of the units and/or systems. The course is designed for three one-two hour lectures and three labs of two-three hours each per week for the duration of the semester. In the laboratory, the student will work on various systems or units to deepen his/her learning of the operation and diagnosis. Most of the laboratory work will be on customerís vehicles. By doing so, the students are given an opportunity for real life experiences to enhance their interest and learning effectiveness.
REQUIREMENTS: None
PREREQUISITES: Automotive Major. Concurrent enrollment in Auto 225L is required.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1992