FMLR1200 Ford Electrical Systems

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic electrical theory and Ford electrical systems. Included in the course will be Ohm`s law and an in-depth study of Ford electrical systems.




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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:
Explain Ohm's Law
Interpret wiring diagrams
Perform battery tests
Test charging systems
Measure starter draw
Diagnose electrical circuits
Identify battery safety procedures
Construct series/parallel circuits
Evaluate DMM readings
Diagnose parasitic drain concerns
Perform voltage drop test
Identify PIDS
Construct relay circuits
Research repair procedures
Compare direct and alternating currents

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