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College Catalog 2021-2022
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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.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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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 (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

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



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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