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- Course Number:
- ASEP 101
- Course Title:
- Electrical Systems and A/C
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Study and work with General Motors Electrical Systems, basic electrical, components, series, parallel and series parallel circuits, voltage, current, amperage, resistance, ohms, mhos, batteries, starters, alternators, wiper motors, wiring, small motors, semi-conductors, lights, meters, scopes, wiring diagrams, SIR (Supplemental Inflatable Restraint System), radios, BCM (Body Control Module), and instrumentation. Covers heating and air conditioning systems, components, compressors, air conditioning control systems, vacuum systems, electrical systems, diagnosing, repairing, recycling and the proper handling of R-12, 134A, and antifreeze. Prerequisite: ASEP 100.
Addendum to Course Description
ASEP 101 will cover the following NATEF and GM STC competencies:
- A6 Electrical systems
- A7 Heating and Air-conditioning systems
Intended Outcomes for the course
The graduate will be able to:
- Perform electrical systems related diagnosis repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.
- Perform heating and air-conditioning diagnosis and repairs on passenger cars and light trucks with limited supervision.
- Develop the ability to formulate repair strategies and processes to deal with the engine running problems.
- A high level of professional ethics and workmanship is stressed in the program Included in the course work is a through discussion of the safety concerns that are germane to the vehicle systems and sub-systems being studied and worked on in lab. Personal conduct in relation to co-workers, customers and their vehicles is stressed.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Student will demonstrate the ability to diagnosis and repair problems on the ASEP school fleet of current GM vehicles. This will include hands on exercises in all applicable ASE areas on ASEP school vehicles and component repair on the workbench. In addition written tests and home work will be required to demonstrate ability to access information in an electronic format as well a standard paper shop manuals.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
The following General Motors Training Courses are embedded in this section of the GM-ASEP program in addition to the required NATEF competencies:
Battery, Charging & Starting
Description: This course provides participants with a complete understanding of both charging systems and cranking systems operation. Specifically the course will review the function of batteries and causes for discharge, testing, and diagnosing; the charging circuit, including components, operation and construction, servicing of the charging systems, torque reduction in the starter, current flow, and systems diagnosis. This course also covers the fundamentals of electricity in determining the proper operation of the battery, charging, and cranking systems.
GM Air Bag Systems
Description: This course will focus on front, side and rear air bag systems. Technicians will gain skills and information to identify the different air bag systems and components, disarm and safely handling systems components. Diagnostic tests will be performed utilizing the Tech 2 scan tool and Digital Multi-meter. Safe disposal and shipping of inflator modules will also be addressed.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 1
Description: This course will focus on the fundamental laws of electricity, electrical schematic reading, and digital multi-meter operation. Specifics covered include voltage, current resistance, voltage drop, Ohm’s Law, and electromagnetic induction.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 2
Description: Topics include the theory of electrical diagnosis, the review of circuit faults, and operation of automotive electrical components, diagnostic resources, Strategy Based Diagnostics, and automotive electrical systems.
Electrical/Electronics Stage 3
Description: This course presents information on solid-state devices, transformers, microprocessors, Electro Static Discharge (ESD) handling techniques, and the theory of electrical fault diagnosis.
Tech 2 Familiarization
Description: This course provides information on Tech 2 scan tool usage, software navigation, diagnostic trouble code retrieval and data display.
Body Control Systems
Description: This course covers concepts and applications of multiple body controllers with multiple inputs and outputs. Communication languages, multiplexing, and complex networks in automotive application are also presented.
The GM-ASEP is a factory backed, manufacture based program dealing with the GM product line only. It is a cooperative between PCC, General Motors and the GM dealer body to supply well-trained entry-level technicians for GM dealer service departments.