ATEC1620 Electrical Systems II

In this course the student will learn the operation of automotive starting and charging systems. This will include diagnosis and repair of cranking motors, alternators, starter control, and charging system circuits. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Inspect starting system components
Perform starter system tests
Perform start motor disassembly and reassembly
Diagnose starting system problems
Describe starter system theory and operation
Describe charging system theory and operation
Inspect charging system components
Perform charging system testing
Perform alternator disassembly and reassembly
Diagnose charging system problems
Perform wiring repairs

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details