SRJC Course Outlines

5/6/2021 12:15:55 AMAUTO 194 Course Outline as of Spring 2011

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 194Title:  INTRO HYBRID VEHICLE  
Full Title:  Introduction to Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Last Reviewed:11/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled61.25
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled1.506 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  122.50Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:  DET 194
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Principles and functions of hybrid automobiles and procedures for their maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair. Function of individual system components examined. Critical importance of safety and hybrid-unique equipment and procedures, maintenance procedures and diagnostic and repair processes for at least one type of hybrid (Parallel or Series-Parallel) taught in detail.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Principles and functions of hybrid automobiles and procedures for their maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair. Function of individual system components examined. Critical importance of safety and hybrid-unique equipment and procedures, maintenance procedures and diagnostic and repair processes for at least one type of hybrid (Parallel or Series-Parallel) taught in detail.
(Grade or P/NP)

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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of introductory principles, motor and generator basics, and battery basics.
2. Perform routine hybrid vehicle repairs and maintenance using manufacturer specifications.
3. Demonstrate safety procedures and describe their critical importance.
4. Describe and demonstrate knowledge of system specific repairs and maintenance.
5. Use test equipment appropriately to diagnose hybrid system-related problems.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Introductory Principles
       1.  Hybrid and electric vehicle vocabulary
       2.  Hybrid and electric vehicles in production
       3.  Types of hybrid systems
          a.  Series
          b.  Parallel
          c.  Series/parallel
          d.  Mild and assist hybrids
          e.  Plug-in hybrids
      4.  Electrical theory basics and safety implications
B.  Motor and Generator Basics
     1.  Basic motor operations
          a. Series
          b. Parallel
     2.  Generators
     3.  Motor generators
     4.  Controllers
C.  Battery Basics
     1.  Lead-Acid (Pb-A)
     2.  AGM (Absorbed Gas Mat) Battery (12 volt system)
     3.  High-Voltage (HV) System Batteries
          a.      NiMH (Nickel Metal Hydride)
          b.      Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) and other new battery technologies
          c.      Importance of HV state-of-charge
D.  Hybrid System Components and Operation
     1.  System components
          a.      Internal combustion engine (ICE) and  motor generator (MG)
          b.      Battery pack
          c.      Rectifiers, inverters, converters
          d.      Cables, switches
     2.  Battery charging
     3.  Regenerative braking
     4.  Driving
E.  Safety
     1.  Personal safety
     2.  Electrical safety gloves
     3.  Tools and equipment
          a.      Mega-ohm meter
          b.      Scanners (eg, Toyota Technical Information System (TIS))
          c.      Using appropriate fluids
     4.  Safety procedures (shop)
          a.      Depowering HV system
          b.      Importance of ensuring auto in shutdown mode
          c.      Repowering HV System
     5.  Safety procedures (test driving)
F.  Honda and/or GM (Mild Hybrid) Systems
     1.  Routine maintenance (unique to this type of hybrid system)
          a.      System-specific fluids
          b.      Other system-specific requirements (e.g., brakes)
     2.  Diagnostics (for Hybrid-system related problems)
          a.      Types and use of test equipment
          b.      Reading data codes
          c.      Assuring proper use of fluids
G.  Toyota and/or Nissan and/or Ford (Full Hybrid) Systems
     1.  Routine maintenance (unique to this type of hybrid system)
          a.      System-specific fluids
          b.      Other system-specific requirements (e.g., brakes)
     2.  Diagnostics (for Hybrid-system related problems)
          a.      Types and use of test equipment
          b.      Reading data codes
          c.      Assuring proper use of fluids
H.  Plug-in Hybrids
     1.  Battery pack
     2.  Installation
     3.  Interface to car
     4.  Charger
     5.  Troubleshooting

Assignments:
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1.  Conduct routine diagnostics and maintenance on a college vehicle (or vehicles)
2. Written paper analyzing one of the current (Toyota, Honda, Nissan or GM) Hybrid auto
systems (3-5 pages)
3. Orally summarize findings of group diagnostic results and present to class
4. Evaluations of on-line resources
5. Textbook and hand-out reading assignments (approximately 10-25 pages per week)
6. Chapter quizzes (5-7), midterm exam and 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
10 - 15%
Written analyses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Group routine diagnostics and maintenance; evaluation of online resources
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Demonstration of hybrid auto maintenance and diagnostic procedures
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Written exams and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Oral summary of findings


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hybrid, Electric & Fuel Cell Vehicles. Erjavec, Jack & Jeff Arias. Delmar Cengage Learning, 2006.
Rosebro, Jack. Basic Hybrid Powertrains. Perfect Sky, 2008.
Instructor prepared materials

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