SRJC Course Outlines

10/27/2021 10:31:20 PMAUTO 56 Course Outline as of Spring 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 56Title:  AUTO ELECTRIC SYSTEM  
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:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Theories of design and operation of automotive electrical and electronic systems; techniques of troubleshooting, service, and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis electrical systems. Introduction to computer controlled systems. Prepare students to take the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellent) Engine Repair Certification.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ENGL 100A OR Course Eligibility for ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Theories of design and operation of automotive electrical and electronic systems; techniques of troubleshooting, service, and repair of starting, charging, and other chassis electrical systems. Introduction to computer controlled systems. Prepare students to take the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Repair Certification.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ENGL 100 OR Course Eligibility for ENGL 100A OR Course Eligibility for 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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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. Apply the principles of electricity to evaluation and repair of common electrical systems.
3. Differentiate among types of electrical circuits.
4. Troubleshoot electrical circuits.
5. Diagnose electrical system problems using electrical system schematics.
6. Test, evaluate and repair common electrical systems.
7. Explain the requirements and processes for obtaining A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Auto Electrical System Certification and B.A.R. (Bureau of Automotive Repair) Lamp Adjuster Certification.
8. Demonstrate eligibility to enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in automotive electrical systems.
9. Use computer information systems, manufacturers shop manuals, and the World Wide Web to access necessary repair information.  

Topics and Scope
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1. Theories of Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems
  a. Design
  b. Operation
2. Principles of electricity
  a. Conductors
  b. Semiconductors
  c. Magnetism
  d. Reluctance
3. Electrical and Circuit Theory
  a. Ohm's Law
  b. Kirchoff's Law
  c. Types of circuits
4. Safety
  a. Safety equipment/apparel
  b. Automobile environment
  c. Use of equipment
  d. First aid
5. Electronic fundamentals
  a. Types of components
  b. Operation
  c. Damage prevention
6. Types of test equipment
  a. Test lights
  b. Meters
  c. Oscilloscopes
7. Troubleshooting electrical circuits
  a. Wires
  b. Switches
  c. Fuses
  d. Diagnosis using electrical schematics
  e. Repair Techniques
8. Batteries
  a. Safety considerations
  b. Construction and operation
  c. Testing
9. Starters
  a. Types
  b. Operating circuits
  c. Diagnosis
  d. Overhaul procedures
10. Charging systems
  a. Principles
  b. Generators
  c. Alternators
  d. Regulators
  e. Testing
11. Lighting systems
12. Instrument cluster and gauges
13. Accessory systems
  a. HVAC
  b. Windshield wipers and washers
  c. Horn
  d. Cruise control
  e. Power windows
  f. Power seats
  g. Audio systems
14. Ignition systems
  a. Points/condenser
  b. Ignition coil operation
  c. Electronic ignition
  d. Computer controlled
  e. Testing
15. Computer fundamentals
  a. Operation
  b. Sensors
  c. Actuators
  d. Carburetor controls
  e. Fuel injection
  f. Emission control devices
16. Preparing for certification exams
  a. A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Electrical System
     Certification Exam
  b. B.A.R. (Bureau of Automotive Repair) Lamp Adjuster Exam  

Assignments:
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1. Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments and class notes that will be graded for completeness and organization.
2. Class performances and performance exams: In the lab, students will be evaluated on their ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and
repair procedures in a reasonable amount of time.
3. Electrical circuit and component identification.
4. Lab reports: Complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and time sheets correctly and in a neat and readable manner.
5. Reading: 50 pages per week.
6. Three unit exams, midterm, 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%
Class performances, Performance exams, Component identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Notebook, Attendance and Participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems, James D. Halderman, Prentice Hall, 3rd Ed 2001.

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