SRJC Course Outlines

7/6/2022 4:23:31 PMAUTO 56 Course Outline as of Fall 2000

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 56Title:  AUTO ELECTRIC SYS  
Full Title:  Automotive Electrical System
Last Reviewed:5/12/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  11 - 8 Units Within 4 Semesters
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Fundamentals of automotive electrical and electronic systems including service and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis electrical systems. Introduction to computer controlled systems.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
H.S. Auto or Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L).

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Fundamentals of automotive electrical and electronic systems including service and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis electrical components. Introduction to computer controlled systems.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:H.S. Auto or Auto 350 (formerly AUTO 50) & AUTO 350L (formerly AUTO 50L).
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:11 - 8 Units Within 4 Semesters

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:Spring 2016
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Students successfully completing this course should be able to explain the
operation of, perform diagnosis, and repair of automotive electrical
systems. The student should be able to pass the A.S.E. Auto Electrical
System Certification Exam, the B.A.R. Lamp Adjuster Exam, and enter the
automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in
automotive electrical systems.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Fundamentals of D.C., Automotive Circuits
   1.  Principles of:
       a.  voltage
       b.  amperage
       c.  resistance
       d.  solid state electronics
B.  Battery Operation and Service
   1.  Capacity test
   2.  Three minute charge test
C.  Starting System Operatin and Service
   1.  Motor Operation
   2.  System Operation
       a.  control circuits
       b.  motor circuits
   3.  System Testing
       a.  current draw test
       b.  isolated resistance checks
D.  Charging System Operation and Service
   1.  Alternator Operation
   2.  Generator Operation
   3.  Regulator Circuits
   4.  System Testing
       a.  out put tests
       b.  full fielding
       c.  circuit checks
E.  Accessory System Operation and Repair
   1.  Lighting and Signal Circuits
   2.  Windshiled Wiper and Washer Circuits
   3.  Instruments and Warning Light Circuits
   4.  Cruise Control Systems
   5.  Power Outside Mirrors
   6.  Power Seats

Assignments:
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Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments and
class notes. In the laboratory, students will be evaluated on their
ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and repair procedures in a
reasonable amount of time based on flat rate timetables. Students will
complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and time sheets in
a neat and readable manner.

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
5 - 10%
Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Componet identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 45%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendence


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and
Computer Systems, James D. Halderman, Prentice Hall, 2nd Ed 1997.

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