Nov 26, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
    
College Catalog 2021-2022
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AUTO 1050 - Automotive Electrical II

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: AUTO 1000  and AUTO 1040  

(formerly AUTO 1400)

This course will cover electrical testing tools, basic electronics, electric motors, and starting and charging systems.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to perform circuit testing using diagnostic tools

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the proper use of a power probe.
  2. Demonstrate the proper use of a relay tester.
  3. Demonstrate the proper use of a break out box.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the diagnosis of the charging system.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the function of the voltage regulator.
  2. Explain how to performance test a charging system using a VAT machine.
  3. Demonstrate how to test for voltage drops in the charging system circuit.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the diagnosis of a cranking system.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the function of the powertrain control module (PCM) in controlling cranking system operation.
  2. Explain how to performance test a starter draw test using a VAT machine.
  3. Demonstrate how to test for voltage drops in the cranking system circuit.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the operation of electronic components

Objectives:

  1. Describe the operation of transistors.
  2. Describe the operation of diodes.
  3. Describe the operation of zener diodes.

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
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
ELECTRICAL/II - 1050 3 CR 4 CONTACT HOURS

  1. REVIEW
    1. METER USEAGE
    2. SCHEMATICS
    3. RELAY OPERATION
  2. TESTING TOOLS
    1. RELAY TESTERS
    2. POWER PROBES
    3. BREAK OUT BOXES
    4. SHORT FINDERS
    5. FUSED JUMPER WIRES
    6. INDUCTIVE AMP CLAMPS
  3. ELECTRICAL DEVICES
    1. DIODES, LED, ZENER
    2. TRANSISTERS, NPN AND PNP
  4. CIRCUIT TESTING
    1. LIGHTS EXTERIOR
      1. HEAD LIGHTS
      2. TAIL LIGHTS
      3. TURN SIGNAL LIGHTS
      4. BRAKE LIGHTS
      5. SIDE MARKER LIGHTS
    2. HORN CIRCUIT
  5. ELECTRIC MOTORS
    1. DC MOTOR OPERATION
    2. AC MOTOR OPERATION
  6. CHARGING SYSTEMS
    1. COMPONENTS
      1. GENERATOR/ALTERNATOR - OPERATION
      2. VOLTAGE REGULATOR
        1. MECHANICAL
        2. ELECTRONIC
    2. CHARGING SYSTEM TESTING
      1. OUTPUT TEST
      2. SCAN TOOLS
    3. GENERATOR COMPONENT TESTING
      1. DIODES
      2. WINDINGS
      3. ROTOR
    4. CHARGING CONTROL CIRCUITS
      1. PCM BASED CHARGING CONTROL CIRCUITS
      2. TRACE CHARGING CONTROL CIRCUITS
  7. CRANKING SYSTEMS
    1. COMPONENTS
      1. STARTER MOTOR OPERATION
      2. STARTER RELAY
    2. CRANKING SYSTEM TESTING
      1. STARTER DRAW TEST
      2. VOLTAGE DROP TEST
    3. CRANKING SYSTEM CIRCUITS
      1. CIRCUIT OPERATION
      2. TRACE CIRCUITS
      3. THEFT DETERENT SYSTEMS

Primary Faculty
LaHaie, Kurtis
Secondary Faculty
Prater, Daniel
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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