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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Course objectives:
1. Lecture: Theory of electricity, voltage, amperage, resistance, wattage and electrical circuits.
2. Theory: To gain a knowledge of the major automotive electrical systems and their components.
3. Operation: To learn the operation of the electrical systems and their components.
4. Diagnosis: To learn proper and efficient procedures of diagnosis to lead to correct service or repair needed.
5. Equipment: To learn to use the equipment and how to interpret the data that the equipment will provide to aid in proper diagnosing.
6. Servicing: To teach proper repair/replacement for malfunctions that may be found during diagnosis.
7. 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.
8. Safety: To teach proper techniques and procedures for safety of the student and others around.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Have a basic understanding of electricity and magnetism.
Gain an 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.
Work on various systems of units to deepen his/her learning of the operation and diagnosis.
Have an opportunity for real life experiences to enhance their interest and learning effectiveness.
Gain hands-on experience.
REQUIREMENTS: Concurrent enrollment is Auto 225L is required.
PREREQUISITES: Automotive Major or consent of instructor.
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1992