Catalog 2019-2020 
    Dec 03, 2020  
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 120 Electrical/Electronics Systems

14 credits
This course focuses on the understanding and repair of automotive electrical, electronic systems utilizing industry standards and techniques.

Prerequisites: ABED 040  (or placement into MATH 087  or higher) and ABED 046  (or placement into ENGL 093  or higher)

Corequisites: AUTO 124  

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Diagnose and repair electrical systems
  • List battery rating systems, configurations and safety
  • Replace, service, test and charge batteries
  • Diagnose, repair, replace common types of electrical circuit components
  • Use Multimeters and other types of testing equipment to test electrical circuits, components, batteries, starting systems and charging systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace starting systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace charging systems
  • Diagnose and analyze electrical parasitic drain
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace lighting systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace horn/wiper systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace gauges/warning devices/driver information systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace accessory systems
  • Diagnose, test and repair/replace door trim/power lock and window systems
  • Safely disarm and enable Supplemental Restraint System
  • Safely remove and properly replace Supplemental Restraint System components
  • Use oscilloscopes to diagnose engine, electrical/electronic problems
  • List the construction and describe the operation of sensors and actuators, their relationship to modes and strategies
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment

Program Outcomes
This course teaches to the following program outcomes:

  • be prepared for employment in automotive dealership service centers, independent repair shops, and specialty or customized shops
  • be prepared to succeed on the ASE Certification exam
  • operate precision automotive diagnostic and repair equipment
  • interpret repair manuals and computer-based programs dealing with specifications and repair procedures
  • demonstrate good public relations with customers and colleagues
  • skillfully use tools and equipment

Total Hours: 220 Lecture Hours: 60 Lab or Clinical Hours: 160