ATEC1625 Electrical Systems III

In this course the student will learn the operation of electrical circuits that are common on the automobile. These will include circuit testing and repair of lighting, turn signal, warning lamp, gauges, blower motor, wiper and accessory circuits. The student will have hands-on training on supplemental inflatable restraints and body computer 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 thiscourse. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Inspect gauges, sending units for cause of intermittent, high, low, or no gauge readings
Inspect connectors, wires, and printed circuit boards of gauge circuits
Diagnose the cause of incorrect operation of warning devices
Test sensors, connectors, and wires of electronic (digital) instrument circuits
Diagnose incorrect horn operation
Diagnose incorrect wiper operation
Diagnose incorrect washer operation
Diagnose incorrect operation of motor-driven accessory circuits
Diagnose incorrect heated glass, mirror, or seat operation
Diagnose incorrect electric lock operation
Diagnose supplemental restraint system (SRS) concerns
Disarm the airbag system for vehicle service
Arm the airbag system
Diagnose radio static and weak, intermittent, or no radio reception
Diagnose body electronic system circuits with a scan tool
Check for module communication
Diagnose abnormal light operation
Inspect incorrect turn signal or hazard light operation
Identify electronic modules and/or security systems

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