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Course Content and Outcome Guide for AM 162

Course Number:
AM 162
Course Title:
Electrical Systems II
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
85
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$24.00

Course Description

A continuation of reading schematics, starting and charging system theory, operation, diagnosis and repair. Lecture and lab work includes proper repair procedures, component identification and service procedures performed on school owned vehicles and components. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Students will review basic electrical concepts studied in Electrical Systems I. Students study theory of charging system operation, testing, diagnosis and servicing. Wiring schematics and diagrams will be discussed as well as on-car troubleshooting of wiring problems. Students will become familiar with the operation and testing of lighting systems, power windows and door locks, windshield wipers, defoggers, and instrument gauges. Theory and use of semi-conductor devices will be discussed.

Intended Outcomes for the course

? Perform select electrical system inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs relating to starting and charging systems.
Access and utilize repair information in a rapidly changing technology.
Develop and implement strategies and processes to solve electrical system repair problems relating to starting and charging systems.
Perform electrical system repair of starting and charging systems to professional and ethical standards.
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

To reach the outcomes goals students will complete the following tasks:

1.Build samples of various electrical circuits.
2.Complete disassembly, testing and re-assembly of an alternator
3.Access technical information for wiring schematics and component location
4.Test and diagnose complete automotive charging system using appropriate electrical test equipment
5.Test and evaluate various accessory circuits
6.Achieve minimum of 70% on written tests
7.Meets minimum requirements for attendance and standard shop practices

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will study the following concepts:

•Sources of voltage
•Electrical circuits
•Electro-magnetism
•Ohm€™s Law
•Volt drop
•Circuit memories
•Battery drains
•Parasitic loads
•Crazy lights
•Opens, shorts and grounds
• Semi-conductors
• Basic computer operation .Competencies/Skills:
•Ability to construct series, parallel and series-parallel circuits
•Perform volt drop tests on various electrical circuits
•Oscilloscope use
•Use analog and digital test equipment
•Demonstrate use of written and computerized information gathering
•Practice safe tool and equipment usage
•Test various automotive accessory circuits
•Perform complete charging system evaluation, service and testing
•Troubleshoot simple charging system circuit problems
•Read and interpret wiring diagrams
•Test and evaluate transistors, diodes and relays

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 3

Outcomes:

1. Perform select electrical system inspection, maintenance, diagnosis and repairs relating to starting and charging systems.
 

Activities:

Students check vehicle test results and compare results with manufactures/industry specifications.
Students and apply Ohms law theory to vehicles

Communication
Hours: 2

Outcomes:

1. Develop and implement strategies and processes to solve electrical system repair problems relating to starting and charging systems.
 

Activities:

Students work teams communicate with staff to check out tools, school cars, and have repair orders written for lab projects.
Students present a verbal report to the class on a subject of their choice related to current industry technical advances, innovations, safety
standards, and/or diagnostic or trouble shooting procedures related to vehicle electronic systems.

Human Relations
Hours: 15

Outcomes:

1.  Perform electrical system repair of starting and charging systems to professional and ethical standards.
 

Activities:

Students work in teams to complete assigned lab projects.
Students work in teams and staff members to bring school cars in /out of the shop for class lab projects.