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Course Content and Outcome Guide for DS 204

Course Number:
DS 204
Course Title:
DSL Start/Charge & Elect Cntrl
Credit Hours:
6
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
120
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Covers advanced automotive electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electric diagnostic and repair procedures. Includes advanced automotive electrical systems, diagnostic tool use and maintenance. Prerequisite: DS 104. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

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

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of automotive electrical components and systems.
Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
Communicate with co?workers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Course Activities and Design

Upon successful completion students should be able to:
• Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of automotive electrical components and systems.
• Conduct repairs in an ethical and professional manner, respecting industry safety and environmental guidelines.
• Communicate with co?workers, customers, management and general public in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

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)

Knowledge of how and why starters and generators work.
• Learn starting and charging electrical systems.
• Learn history and theory of automotive electricity.
 
Learn Cummins Electronic Engine controls and diagnosis.
• Learn to connect computer and access engine ECM.
• Learn to extract failure codes and perform engine tests.
• Learn to perform proper diagnosis and sensor tests.
 
Learn about tools and materials.

• Learn about different test meters and their proper use.
• Learn about and demonstrate the proper use of rebuild and test equipment.
• Learn identification and use of internal parts.
              
Skills in electrical failure diagnosis.
• Learn to recognize failures and their causes.
• Learn the resources available to the technician for research and failure identification.
• Learn to properly evaluate a failure to find the reason for the failure.

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: 68

Outcomes:

Analyze and determine the correct repair of automotive electrical components and systems.

Activities:

Content (Activities, Skills, Concepts, etc.): provide details or specifics

? Disassemble, diagnose, assemble and test starters and generators.
This includes recording and calculating values based on meter readings.
? Automotive batteries.
This involves calculating test values according to industry specifications.
? Motor and generator theory.
This involves being able to calculate motor torque and horsepower values using RPMS, Amperes, and Volts
? Develop a portfolio of all work and projects.
This includes vehicle inspections to calculate the quality of electrical systems based on Ohm€™s law, Watts law and Kirchhoff€™s voltage and current laws

Communication
Hours: 44

Outcomes:

Communicate with co?workers, 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 includes a verbal explanation by the student of what the project accomplished, the procedure used and where the specifications were found.
The student is required to contact the dealer involved to research parts or service procedures.
? Disassemble, diagnose, assemble and test starters and generators.
This is a team project where two or three students work together and discuss the problems found in the project and determine the remedy.
? Automotive batteries.
This is a team project where the students work together to test and determine the condition of batteries.

Human Relations
Hours: 21

Outcomes:

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 class projects are all team efforts where students work together sharing information and work load.
All of the students must work together to schedule the sharing of shop tools and equipment and daily shop cleanup.