Catalog 2016-2017 
    Mar 17, 2018  
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

TRAN 113 Basic Electrical Systems

4 credits
This course focuses on basic electrical concepts and processes and other related objectives needed to be able to succeed in transportation technology classes.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Corequisites: TRAN 110 , TRAN 112 , and TRAN 125  

Quarters Offered: All

Global Outcome(s)
This course teaches to the global outcome of Critical Thinking.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Use the laws and theories of electricity and make repair and maintenance of electrical systems decisions
  • Define a wide range of electrical terminology such as voltage, amperage, ohmmatic value, magnetism, induction, reluctance, conductors, semiconductors and resistors
  • Use the principles of series and parallel circuits to determine electrical values.
  • Use multimeters and other test equipment to determine voltage, amperage, parasitic drain, ohmmatic value, continuity and voltage drops
  • Test circuits, circuit devices and components
  • Test and service batteries
  • Solder wires and make simple test leads
  • Read wiring diagrams
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment
  • Apply the knowledge of safety laws and common sense safety to work and life applications
  • Possess communication and customer relation skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers and fellow workers
  • Apply ohms law to determine the expectations of the values of an electrical circuit and use these values to test the circuit using a multimeter.