SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 7:46:02 AMDET 89 Course Outline as of Fall 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled2.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled39.38
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled2.258 min.Lab Scheduled39.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.50 Contact Total78.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  78.75Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  AGMEC 89
Formerly:  DET 65

Catalog Description:
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Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems used in trucks, construction and agricultural equipment. Introduction to electronic control systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of DET 80

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems used in trucks, construction and agricultural equipment. Introduction to electronic control systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of DET 80
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

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 alternating current (AC), direct current (DC), series and parallel circuits.
2. Read and interpret schematic diagrams.
3. Evaluate electrical circuits from schematic diagrams.
4. Properly use diagnostic tools related to the analysis and repair of electrical systems.
5. Identify, locate, and analyze electronic components and microprocessors.
6. Test, diagnose, and repair electrical and electronic circuits and components.
7. Discuss and apply personal, shop, and environmental safety procedures.

Topics and Scope
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1. Review:
     a.  laws and theory
     b. diagnostic tools
     c.  direct current
     d.   alternating current
2. Symbols and Diagrams:
      a.  electrical symbols
      b.  use of schematic diagrams
3. Series and Parallel Circuits:
       a.series circuits
        b. parallel circuits
        c. series-parallel circuit
4. Testing and Repair of Components:
       a. battery testing
       b. starters
       c. alternators/generators
       d. lighting circuits
       e. switches and relays
       f. harnesses and ECM's
5. Electronic Components and Microprocessors:
       a. sensors/switches
       b. electronic control modules
       c. actuators
       d. diagnosis with scanner
6. Testing, Diagnosis, and Repair:
       a. using test equipment
       b. diagnostic procedures and manuals
       c. repair of electronic circuitry
7. Safety
       a. personal
       b. shop
       c. environmental

Assignments:
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1.   Reading - 25 pages a week
2.   Complete lab reports
3.   Structured lab exercises
     a.  Review and practice electrical theory exercises
     b.  Use diagnostic tools to test systems
     c.  Identify and use symbols in an electrical circuit
     d.  Draw schematics with series and parallel circuits
     e.  Locate faults in electrical circuits
     f.   Repair components in a system
     g.  Locate and test electronic components
     h.  Follow diagnostic procedures dictated by manufacturers
     i.   Disassemble, inspect and reassemble electric components.
4.   Homework problems
5.   2-5 written exams

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%
None
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%
Structured Lab Exercieses
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 60%
Multiple choice, Short answer
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Heavy Duty Truck Systems, Sean Bennett, Ian Andrew Norman, Thompson Delmar
Learning. 4th edition, 2006

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