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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AUTO 2060 - Automotive Electrical III

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: AUTO 1000, AUTO 1040; and AUTO 1050 OR ELEC 1171

(formerly AUTO 1030)

This course will cover automotive computers, communication networks, lab scope operation, sensors, and electronically controlled circuits.

Billable Contact Hours: 4

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the function of the PCM and BCM.


  1. Describe the function of RAM.
  2. Describe the function of ROM.
  3. Describe the function the E-PROM.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to properly use a lab scope.


  1. Describe the types and useage of lab scopes.
  2. Explain how to use a lab scope to test for pulse width modulation.
  3. Explain how to use a lab scope as a graphing multimeter.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to diagnose communication networks.


  1. Describe the function of a single wire communication network.
  2. Describe the function of a two wire communication network.
  3. Describe the function of a gateway in a communication network.
  4. Demonstrate the procedure for testing a communication network.

• 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

Electrical/III - 1060 3 Cr 4 Contact Hours

  1. Electronic Components
    1. Computers
      1. RAM
      2. ROM
      3. E-PROM
      4. Baud Rate
      5. Bit Processors
      6. Capacitor Operation, Safety
  2. Communication Networks
    1. Two Wire
    2. One Wire
    3. Stub Networks
    4. Gateways
    5. Can Systems
    6. Testing Methods
  3. Lab Scope Operation
    1. Lab Scope Types and Useage
    2. Pulse Width Modulation
    3. Graphing Multimeter
  4. Sensor Types and Testing
    1. Potentiometers
    2. Hall Effect
    3. Voltage Dividers
    4. Variable Reluctance
    5. Transducers
    6. Temperature Sensors
      1. NTC
      2. PTC
    7. Pm Generators
    8. Magneto Resistance
  5. Electronically Controlled Circuits (?)
    1. Occupational Restraint Systems
    2. Air Bag Safety
    3. Remote Start/Modem
    4. Ambient Light Control
    5. Noise Cancellation

Primary Faculty
LaHaie, Kurtis
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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