SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 12:50:04 PMDET 189 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DET 189Title:  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: 
Formerly:  DET 89

Catalog Description:
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Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems used in medium/heavy duty trucks, public transportation, 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 179

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles of operation of electrical and electronic components and systems used in medium/heavy duty trucks, public transportation, 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 179
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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Diagnose and repair starting, charging and chassis electrical systems.
2.  Use computer based daignostic scan tools with on on-board diagnostic systems.
3.  Inteprete service manuals and schematics for electrical systems.
 

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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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I. Review
    A.  Laws and theory
    B. Diagnostic tools
    C. Direct current
    D. Alternating current
II. Symbols and Diagrams
    A. Electrical symbols
    B. Use of schematic diagrams
III. Series and Parallel Circuits
    A. Series circuits
     B. Parallel circuits
     C. Series-parallel circuit
IV. 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
V. Electronic Components and Microprocessors
    A. Sensors/switches
    B. Electronic control modules
    C. Actuators
    D. Diagnosis with scanner
VI. On-Board Networks and Diagnostics
VII. Testing, Diagnosis, and Repair
    A. Using test equipment
    B. Diagnostic procedures and manuals
    C. Repair of electronic circuitry
VIII. Safety
    A. Personal
    B. Shop
    C. Environmental
 
All topics are covered in both the lecture and lab parts of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Reading 25 - 50 pages a week
2. Ten  to fifteen tests to include final exams
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Evaluate batteries and starting systems, complete task sheets
2. Test and analyze charging systems, complete task sheets
3. Inspect and test starters and alternators
4. Test electronic control systems with computer diagnostic tools
5. Complete NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) recommended
    task sheets
6. Daily work logs (work assigned, work completed)

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 - 25%
Daily work logs
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%
Task sheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Starter and alternator inspections, test electronic controls
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Tests to include final
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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Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment. Wright, Gus and Duffy, Owen and Heard, Scott. Jones and Bartlett. 2019
Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems. Duffy, Owen and Wright, Gus. Jones and Bartlett. 2016
Instructor prepared materials

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