Dec 04, 2023
AUTO 1040 - Automotive Electrical I
Credit Hours: 3.00
(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.
- Describe the effect of a parallel circuit on voltage, amperage and resistance.
- Describe the effect of a series circuit on voltage, amperage and resistance.
- 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).
- Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure voltage and voltage drops in a series-parallel circuit.
- Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure amperage in a parallel circuit.
- Demonstrate the proper use of a DVOM to measure resistance in a series-parallel circuit.
- 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.
- Identify the different types of solder used in wire repair.
- Identify the different types of connectors.
- Demonstrate proper soldering techniques.
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to read wiring diagrams,
- Identify the symbols used in wiring diagrams.
- Identify power and ground locations.
- 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
ELECTRICAL/1 - 1040 3 CR 4 CONTACT HOURS
- VOLTAGE DROP
- AVAILABLE VOLTAGE
- CONVENTIONAL THEORY FLOW
- ELECTRON THEORY FLOW
- KILO, MILLI
- ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
- SEMI CONDUCTORS
- ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS
- SERIES - PARALLEL
- OHMS LAW
- APPLIED TO A SERIES CIRCUIT
- APPLIED TO A PARALLEL CIRCUIT
- APPLIED TO A SERIES - PARALLEL CIRCUIT
- KIRCHOFF’S LAW
- BATTERIES - TESTING, SAFETY AND THEORY
- LEAD ACID
- ASORBED GLASS MAT (AGM)
- LITHIUM, LITHIUM ION
- NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE.
- METER USAGE AND REVIEW (USING LIGHT BOARDS)
- MEASURING VOLTAGE
- MEASURING VOLTAGE DROP
- MEASURING AMPERAGE
- MEASURING RESISTANCE
- METER USEAGE
- WIRING SCHEMATICS
- CIRCUIT PROTECTION - FINDING FUSES, GROUNDS, SPLICES, CONNECTORS
- HORN CIRCUIT
- HEATED BACKLIGHT
- POWER MIRRORS
- FUEL INJECTORS
- POWER WINDOWS
- USE OF MAGNETISM
- RELAY OPER ATION AND TESTING
- TER MINAL IDENTIFICATION
- SOLENOID OPERATION AND TESTING
- RELAY LAB
- WIRE REPAIR
- SOLDERING T ECHNIQUES
- TERMINAL REPAIR
- CONNECTOR DISS ASSEMBLY
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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