The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 18, 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.