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Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021 
    
Official Course Syllabi 2020-2021
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AUTO 1040 - Automotive Electrical I

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly AUTO 1010)

This course will cover basic Electrical fundamentals including terminology, electrical circuits, Ohm’s law, DVOM use, and wiring schematics.

Location: South Campus

Contact Hours: 4
Billable Contact Hours: 4
OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate a basic electrical circuit based on amps, volts, and resistance.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the effect of a parallel circuit on voltage, amperage and resistance.
  2. Describe the effect of a series circuit on voltage, amperage and resistance.
  3. Describe the effect of a series-parallel circuit on voltage, amperage and resistance.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate proper use of a digital volt ohmmeter (DVOM).

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure voltage and voltage drops in a series-parallel circuit.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure amperage in a parallel circuit.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure resistance in a series-parallel circuit.
  4. Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure voltage and voltage drops in a series circuit.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate proper technique in performing wire and connector repair.

Objectives:

  1. Identify the different types of solder used in wire repair.
  2. Identify the different types of connectors.
  3. Demonstrate proper soldering techniques.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read wiring diagrams,

Objectives:

  1. Identify the symbols used in wiring diagrams.
  2. Identify power and ground locations.
  3. Identify splice and connector locations.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES
(Bulleted outcomes apply to the course)

  • 1. The graduate can integrate the knowledge and technological skills necessary to be a successful learner.
  • 2. The graduate can demonstrate how to think competently.
  • 3. The graduate can demonstrate how to employ mathematical knowledge.
  • 4. The graduate can demonstrate how to communicate competently.
  1. The graduate is sensitive to issues relating to a diverse, global society.

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
ELECTRICAL/1 - 1040 3 CR 4 CONTACT HOURS

  1. TERMINOLOGY
    1. AMPS
    2. VOLTS
    3. OHMS
    4. WATTS
    5. VOLTAGE DROP
    6. AVAILABLE VOLTAGE
    7. CONVENTIONAL THEORY FLOW
    8. ELECTRON THEORY FLOW
    9. ELECTRICITY
    10. KILO, MILLI
  2. ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
    1. ATOM
    2. NUCLEUS
    3. PROTONS
    4. NEUTRONS
    5. ELECTRONS
    6. INSULATORS
    7. CONDUCTORS
    8. SEMI CONDUCTORS
  3. ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
    1. SERIES
    2. PARALLEL
    3. SERIES - PARALLEL
  4. OHMS LAW
    1. BASIC
    2. APPLIED TO A SERIES CIRCUIT
    3. APPLIED TO A PARALLEL CIRCUIT
    4. APPLIED TO A SERIES - PARALLEL CIRCUIT
    5. KIRCHOFF’S LAW
  5. BATTERIES - TESTING, SAFETY AND THEORY
    1. LEAD ACID
    2. ASORBED GLASS MAT (AGM)
    3. LITHIUM, LITHIUM ION
    4. NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE.
  6. METER USAGE AND REVIEW (USING LIGHT BOARDS)
    1. MEASURING VOLTAGE
    2. MEASURING VOLTAGE DROP
    3. MEASURING AMPERAGE
    4. MEASURING RESISTANCE
    5. METER USEAGE
  7. WIRING SCHEMATICS
    1. SYMBOLS
    2. CIRCUIT PROTECTION - FINDING FUSES, GROUNDS, SPLICES, CONNECTORS
    3. HORN CIRCUIT
    4. HEATED BACKLIGHT
    5. POWER MIRRORS
    6. FUEL INJECTORS
    7. POWER WINDOWS
  8. USE OF MAGNETISM
    1. MAGNETISM
    2. RELAY OPER ATION AND TESTING
      1. ISO
      2. TER MINAL IDENTIFICATION
    3. SOLENOID OPERATION AND TESTING
    4. CONTACTORS
    5. RELAY LAB
  9. WIRE REPAIR
    1. SOLDERING T ECHNIQUES
    2. TERMINAL REPAIR
    3. CONNECTOR DISS ASSEMBLY

Primary Faculty
Prater, Daniel
Secondary Faculty
LaHaie, Kurtis
Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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