- Course Number:
- DST 114
- Course Title:
- Fundamentals of Electrical Systems
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Course DescriptionThis course introduces the student to basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed by a technician to properly diagnose and repair the complex electrical installed in Caterpillar machines. DST 110 and DST 111. Prerequisites: Provide a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
At the completion of this course:
§ The student will have working knowledge of basic electrical theory, components and basic electrical systems.
§ Using Caterpillar electrical schematics, the student will be able to operationally test Caterpillar machine systems, trouble-shoot diagnose, and repair electrical components and electrical systems.
Course Activities and Design
·This is an outcome-based course utilizing a lecture / lab format. This course includes videos, assignments, demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning. Course will be taught using Caterpillar equipment and curriculum.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
· Multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay testing
· Hands-on practical testing
· Daily lab assignments as defined by Caterpillar Curriculum / weekly and term projects
· Work ethics
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Introduction to Electricity
Learn about electricity and how it works
Learn about magnetism
Learn Ohms Law
Learn Basic Circuit Theory
Learn to use a Digital Multimeter
Learn Electrical Measurment
Learn Circuit Faults
Learn Basic Electrical Components
Learn Solid State Electrical Components
Learn Electrical Schematics
Machine Electrical Systems
Learn about Batteries
Learn about Charging Systems
Learn about Starting Systems
Learn and practice personal safety.
Learn and practice facility safety.
Learn and practice equipment safety.