SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 2:30:04 PMDET 89 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 89Title:  HEAVY DUTY ELECTRICAL  
Full Title:  Heavy Duty Equipment Electrical Systems
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled5.008 max.Lecture Scheduled40.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total64.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  80.00Total Student Learning Hours: 144.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  DET 65

Catalog Description:
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Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems as related to heavy agricultural and industrial machinery and vehicles. Practical experiences in analyzing, measuring, and troubleshooting electrical/electronic circuitry.


Recommended Preparation:
AUTO 56.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems as related to heavy agricultural and industrial machinery and vehicles. Practical experience in analyzing, measuring, and troubleshooting electrical/electronic circuitry.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:AUTO 56.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2014
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Explain the fundamentals of AC, DC, series and parallel circuits.
2. Read and interpret schematic diagrams.
3. Construct and analyze electrical circuits from schematic diagrams.
4. Properly use diagnostic tools related to the analysis and repair of
  heavy machinery and vehicle electrical systems.
5. Identify, locate, and describe electronic components and
  microprocessors as they are used in heavy equipment.
6. Distinguish between open circuits, short circuits and shorts to ground
  in electrical circuit systems.
7. Test, diagnose, and repair electrical and electronic circuits and
  components related to diesel equipment.
8. Discuss and apply personal, shop, and environmental safety procedures.
[Outcomes and objectives meet or exceed NATEF Applied Academic & Workplace
Skills for Medium/Heavy Truck Technicians (Reference Standard 6.5, ASE
Program Certification Standards manual, 1998.)]

Topics and Scope
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Unit 1: Review:
       laws and theory
       diagnostic tools (VOM)
       direct current
       alternating current
Unit 2: Symbols and Diagrams:
       approved electrical symbols
       use, development, and alteration of schematic diagrams
Unit 3: Series and Parallel Circuits:
       series circuits use
       parallel circuits use
       series-parallel circuit use
Unit 4: Repair of Components:
       lighting circuits
       switches and relays
       harnesses and ECM's
Unit 5: Electronic Components and Microprocessors:
       heavy vehicle applications
       industrial applications
       agricultural applications
       electronic fuel systems
       mobile electronic communications
Unit 6: Testing, Diagnosis, and Repair:
       using test equipment
       diagnostic procedures and manuals
       repair of electronic circuitry
Unit 7: Safety

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Students will:
1.  Review and practice electrical theory exercises
2.  Use diagnostic tools to test systems
3.  Identify and use symbols in an electrical circuit
4.  Draw schematics with series and parallel circuits
5.  Locate faults in electrical circuits
6.  Repair components in a system
7.  Locate and test electronic components
8.  Follow diagnostic procedures dictated by manufacturers

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 25%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 60%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Electrical, Fundamentals of Service, Deere & Co., 7th Ed. 1993

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