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Course Content and Outcome Guide for DS 104

Course Number:
DS 104
Course Title:
Fundamentals of Electricity & Electronics
Credit Hours:
6
Lecture Hours:
15
Lecture/Lab Hours:
90
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
$27.00

Course Description

Covers basic electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electric diagnostic procedures. Introduces basic electrical systems, diagnostic tool use and maintenance. Includes Cummins Electronic Engine controls and basic multiplexing. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement test score and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test score or successful completion of the Diesel Service Technology Math Entrance Exam. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Apply basic theory of automotive electricity, components, schematics, controls and how they all relate to make a complete system.
  • Diagnose and repair electrical circuits.
  • Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
  • Communicate with coworkers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Course Activities and Design

This is an outcome-based course utilizing a lecture/lab format. This course includes videos, work books, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

• Written multiple choice, true/false and short answer tests.
• Hands on practical tests.
• Daily/weekly/term project portfolio.
• Attendance
• Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Acquire knowledge of how and why automotive electricity works.
• Learn automotive electric history and theory.
• Learn how magnetism relates to electricity.
• Learn the relationship of resistance, current, and voltage.
Learn about tools and materials.
• Learn about different meters, test and repair tools.
• Learn and demonstrate the proper care and use of electric diagnostic tooling used in the diesel field.
Learn to identify and read electrical schematics, diagrams and drawings.
• Learn to identify and use diagnostic schematics.
• Learn to identify and use component location drawings.
• Learn to identify and use system diagrams.
Skills in electrical failure diagnosis.
• Learn to recognize failures and their causes.
• Learn the resources available to the technician for research and failure identification.
Practice personal safety.
• Learn and practice personal safety by wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Learn and practice shop cleanliness.
• Learn and practice tool maintenance and safety.

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 57

Outcomes:

Basic theory of automotive electricity, components, schematics, controls and how they all relate to make a complete system.
Diagnose and repair electrical circuits.
 

Activities:
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Ohm€™s law (E=IxR)
Calculate circuit resistance, amperage and voltage drops.
Watt€™s law (P=IxE )
Calculate power of a component or circuit.
Series Circuits
Parallel Circuits
Compound Circuits
Math formulas involved in computing voltage drop, amperage, total resistance and power in different types of electrical circuits for construction or diagnosis.

Communication
Hours: 6

Communicate with coworkers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
Develop a portfolio of all work and projects
This is a daily log of activities, classroom lecture notes, lab projects and hand-outs.
Cummins Electronic Engine controls and diagnosis.
The Cummins engine control project is a team project using two or more students to an engine. They must work together sharing information and work
load.
Digital multimeters and attachments
The digital multimeter project is a team project including work book and hands on tasks.
These projects include a verbal explanation by the instructor of the project requirement and a verbal explanation by the student of what the project accomplished, the procedure used and where the specifications were found.
Students are required to contact the dealer involved to research parts or service.

Human Relations
Hours: 21

Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
 

Activities:
Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics
The digital multi-meter workbook project and other hands on projects are a team effort.
Students must work together sharing information and work load.
All of the students must work as a community to schedule the sharing of shop tools and equipment and daily shop clean up.