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AUTO 2410 - Advanced Automotive Electronics

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: Related work experience

This course is designed to provide the student with the latest state-of-the-art technology as related to automotive electronics. This course will focus on such criteria as: test equipment for solid state circuitry, electronic cruise control, level ride, travel assist and driver information centers, keyless entry system, and sound systems including service. On-bench and on-car practical exercises are featured with the classroom activities.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply automotive electronic principles.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Demonstrate the use of meters and lab scopes to monitor, diagnose, and adjust circuitry.
  2. Demonstrate use of lab scope to monitor circuits.
  3. Demonstrate the use of scan tool, DVOM (Digital Volt-Ohm Meter), and lab scope.

• 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

  1. Introduction
    1. Material to be presented
    2. Evaluation process
    3. Safety procedures
  2. Review of electronics
    1. Ohms Law
    2. Voltage drop
    3. Math of formulas
  3. Use of equipment
    1. Digital
    2. Analog
  4. Advanced test equipment
    1. Scan tool
      1. Software
    2. Lab scopes
      1. Frequency
      2. Waveform
      3. Time base
      4. Amplitude
  5. Automotive advanced accessories
    1. ABS (Antilock Brake System)
      1. Tone wheel frequency
      2. Use of scan tool
    2. Electronic cruise control
      1. Lab scope
      2. Scan tool
      3. Hand DVOM
    3. PCM (Pulse Code Modulation) measurements
      1. Input sensors
      2. Outputs
    4. Electronic Level Ride
      1. Scan tool
      2. Lab scope
    5. Driver Information Center
      1. Scan tool
      2. Lab scope
  6. Lab practices
    1. Performance objectives
    2. Skills development opportunity
    3. Use of scan tool, lab scope, and DVOM

Primary Faculty
Claus, Daniel
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Hutchison, Donald

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

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