SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2022 8:40:20 AMAUTO 156.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 156.1Title:  AUTO ELECTRIC SYSTEM  
Full Title:  Automotive Electrical System
Last Reviewed:1/24/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AUTO 156

Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will explore the operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems. In addition, students will explore techniques of troubleshooting, service, and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis and body electrical systems. Students will also be introduced to computer controlled systems. This course prepares students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)  A6 Electrical/Electronics Certification. This course conforms with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) instructional guidelines.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
In this course, students will explore the operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems. In addition, students will explore techniques of troubleshooting, service, and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis and body electrical systems. Students will also be introduced to computer controlled systems. This course prepares students to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)  A6 Electrical/Electronics Certification. This course conforms with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) instructional guidelines.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Explain the process of testing electrical and electronic systems in motor vehicles.
2. Perform computer network diagnosis.
3. Utilize various types of electrical diagnostic test equipment.
4. Demonstrate skills necessary to pass the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) A6 Auto Electrical/Electronics Certification.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Explain theories of automotive electrical and electronic systems design and operation.
2. Differentiate among types of electrical circuits.
3. Troubleshoot electrical circuits.
4. Diagnose electrical system problems using electrical system schematics.
5. Test, evaluate and repair common electrical systems.
6. Explain the requirements and processes for obtaining ASE A6 Auto Electrical/Electronic Certification and Bureau of Automotive Repair (B.A.R.) Lamp Adjuster Certification.
7. Diagnose and repair computer control networks and related components.
8. Use computer information systems, manufacturers shop manuals, and the Internet to access necessary repair information.

Topics and Scope
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This course conforms with National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) instructional guidelines as of 2014 and also includes general safety and operational principles.
 
I.  Service Information, Tools, and Safety
  A.  Fire Extinguisher*  
   B.  Vehicle Hoisting*
   C.  Safety Check*
  D.  Work Order (A6-A-1)
  E.  Vehicle Service Information (A6-A-3)
  F.  Vehicle Service History (A6-A-3)
  G.  Technical Service Bulletins (A6-A-3)
  H.  Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Code (A6-A-4)
  I.  Vehicle Safety Certification Label (A6-A-4)
  J.  High-Voltage Circuits Identification (A6-B-7)
  K.  Hybrid High-Voltage Disconnect (A6-A-18)
  L.  Temporary Disabling of an Airbag (A6-H-6)
II.  Environmental and Hazardous Materials
  A. Proper Handling and Disposal
   B. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)*
III.  Electrical Fundamentals*
IV.  Electrical Circuits and Ohm's Law*   
V.  Series, Parallel, and Series-Parallel Circuits
  A.  Series Circuit Worksheet #1 (A6-A-5)
  B.  Series Circuit Worksheet #2 (A6-A-5)
  C.  Series Circuit Worksheet #3 (A6-A-5)
  D.  Parallel Circuit Worksheet #1 (A6-A-5)
  E.  Parallel Circuit Worksheet #2 (A6-A-5)
  F. Parallel Circuit Worksheet #3 (A6-A-5)
  G.  Series-Parallel Circuit Worksheet #1 (A6-A-5)
  H.  Series-Parallel Circuit Worksheet #2 (A6-A-5)
  I.  Series-Parallel Circuit Worksheet #3 (A6-A-5)
VI.  Circuit Testers and Digital Meters
  A.  Digital Multimeter Use for Electrical Problems (A6-A-7)
  B.  Test Light Usage (A6-A-8)
  C.  Circuit Testing Using a Fused Jumper Wire (A6-A-10)
VII.  Oscilloscopes and Graphing Multimeters  (A6-A-9)
VIII.  Automotive Wiring and Wire Repair
  A.  Fusible Links, Circuit Breakers, and Fuses (A6-A-13)
  B.  Inspect and Test the Switches (A6-A-14)
  C.  Inspect Wiring and Connectors (A6-A-15)
  D.  Wire harness and Connector Repair (A6-A-16)
  E.  Solder Wire Repair (A6-A-17)
IX.  Wiring Schematics and Circuit Testing
  A.  Identify/Interpret Electrical Systems Concerns (A6-A-2)
  B.  Diagnose Electrical/Electronic Circuits (A6-A-5 and A6-A-6)
  C.  Locate Shorts, Grounds, and Opens (A6-A-11)
X.  Capacitance and Capacitors
  A.  Blower Motor Radio Noise (A6-H-7)
  B.  Capacitor Functions
XI.  Magnetism and Electromagnetism
  A.  Principles of magnetism
  B.  Inspect and Test the Relays (A6-A-14)
XII.  Electronic Fundamentals*
XIII.  Computer Fundamentals
  A.  Computer Functions
  B.  PCM (Powertrain Control Module) Actuators Diagnosis (A8-B-5)
XIV.  CAN (Controller Area Network)
  A.  Network Communications
  B.  Module Communication (A8-B-4)
XV.  Batteries Specifications*
XVI.  Battery Testing and Service
  A.  Key Off Battery Drain (A6-A-12)
  B.  Battery and Capacity Tests (A6-B-1 and A6-B-2)
  C.  Electronic Memory Saver Usage (A6-B-3)
  D.  Service and Replace the Battery (A6-B-4)
  E.  Battery Charging (A6-B-5)
   F.  Jump Starting (A6-B-6)
  G.  Reinitialization (A6-B-8)
  H.  Hybrid Auxiliary Battery (A6-B-9)
XVII.  Cranking System Identification*
XVII.  Cranking System Diagnosis and Service
   A.  Starter Disassembly and Testing*
   B.  Starter Solenoid Testing*
   C.  Starter Voltage Drop/Current Draw Tests (A6-C-1, A6-C-2, and A6-C-6)
  D.  Starter Relays and Solenoids (A6-C-3, A6-C-5)
  E.  Remove and Install the Starter (A6-C-4)
XIX.  Charging System
  A.  Alternator Identification*
  B.  Charging System Diagnosis and Service
  C.  Alternator Disassembly*
  D.  Alternator Rotor Testing*
   E.  Alternator Stator Testing*
  F.  Alternator Rectifier Bridge Testing*
  G.  Charging System Output Test (A6-D-1)
  H.  Charging System Diagnosis (A6-D-2)
  I.  Remove and Install Alternator (A6-D-3 and A6-D-4)
   J.  Charging Circuit Voltage Drop (A6-D-5)
  K.  Lighting and Signaling Circuits
  L.  Lighting System Diagnosis (A6-E-1, A6-E-2, and A6-E-3)
  m.  High-Intensity Discharge Headlights (A6-E-4)
XX.  Driver Information and Navigation Systems
  A.  Gauge Diagnosis (A6-F-1)
  B.  Driver Information and Warning Devices (A6-F-2, A6-F-3, and A6-F-4)
XXI.  Horn, Wiper, and Blower Motor Circuits
  A.  Horn (A6-G-1)
  B.  Windshield Wiper/Washer (A6-G-2 and A6-G-3)
  C.  Blower Motor Circuit (A6-H-1)
XXII.  Accessory Circuits
  A.  Power Accessory Diagnosis (A6-H-1, A6-H-2, A6-H-3, and A6-H-4)
  B.  Door Panel (A6-H-8)
  C.  Body and Module Communication Diagnosis (A6-H-9 and A6-H-10)
  D.  Keyless Entry and Anti-Theft Diagnosis (A6-H-11, A6-H-12, and A6-H-13)
XXIII.  Airbag and Pretensioner Circuits
  A.  Airbag Diagnosis (A6-H-5)
  B.  Disarm and Enable Airbags (A6-H-6)
XXIV.  Audio System Operation and Diagnosis  (A6-H-7)
*Topics not specified by NATEF as of Fall 2014

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading (30-70 pages)
2. Lab notebook
3. Weekly lab exercises and skill tests
4. Weekly vehicle component identification
5. Weekly lab reports.
6. Weekly quizzes,
7. One midterm exam
8. Final exam

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 - 20%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Lab exercises. skills test, component identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Quizzes, midterm exam and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Participation in lab and classroom activities, notebook


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Automotive Electrical and Engine Performance. 8th ed. Halderman, James. Prentice Hall. 2020
Automotive Electricity and Electronics. 1st ed. Jones, David. CDX. 2018
Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics. 1st ed. Klyde, Michael. CDX. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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