Portland Community College 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, Or. 97229
Diesel Starting, Charging and Electronic Control Systems
WINTER 2014: February 12 – March 20
CRN: 11647 6 Credits
Prerequisite Math 20 or higher, Reading 80 or higher and successfully completing DS 104
Instructor: Robert Bonner
Phone: Shop: 971-722-7210
Office: RC Building 2-230
Class Hours: 05:00PM-10:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
Rock Creek Campus. Bld 2/Room 117
Office Hours: 04:00-5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, Friday by appointment
Electricity and Electronics
Norm Chapman __________________________ required
Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Engines
Sean Bennett 4th edition ______________________required
Basic tool kit including a Digital Multimeter ______ required
Snap On EEDM596DK Digital Multimeter ____ required
Supplies Colored Pencils _____________________________ required
Spiral Notebook _____________________________required
Course content: Advanced electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electrical diagnostic procedures and repair.
Advanced automotive electrical systems, diagnostic tool use and maintenance.
Student will maintain a daily portfolio and complete a project packet.
This is an outcome-based course utilizing a lecture/lab
format, including videos, workbooks, demonstrations, lectures, written assignments and hands on learning.
Professional practices such as safety, reliability, communication,
and work ethics are integral parts of this course.
Note: DS 204 Course Content Guide
Attendance: Daily attendance is required for this course, however missed
time may be made up, with instructor’s approval.
Three missed days equals grade lowered one letter. Two late arrivals
equals one missed day. Leaving early equals arriving late.
Note: All tobacco products are banned on all PCC property.
Sleeping in class, talking during lectures, coveralls on while seated in the chairs, ear phones, hoodies, feet on tables and inappropriate language are also banned.
Note: Food will not be consumed in class room (Drinks ok)
Note: Safety Glasses, Coveralls and Work Type Shoes will be worn at
all times while in the Shop. They are also required in any other areas
while work is being performed.
Note: All personal electronic devices will be turned off during class.
Except for instructor authorized learning tools.
Note: Work ethics include; safety, quality of workmanship, cleanliness,
punctuality, time management, and the ability to work with others.
Student may be asked to leave class because of safety violation.
Note: Student must with draw by the end first day of the module, February 12, 2014, to be eligible for refund.
5:00 PM in person, 10:00 PM online. Add/drop/withdraw deadlines for the term
Note: Instructional ADA statement; "PCC is committed to supporting all students. If you have an accommodation form from the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD), please make arrangements to meet with me privately to discuss your needs. Accommodations are not retroactive, but begin when the instructor receives the OSD Approved Academic Accommodations from the student. To request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disability Services at 971-722-7558 to make an appointment with a Disability Service Counselor. www.pcc.edu/resources/disability
Note: Letters of recommendations must be requested in writing from the
All email communication must be via “My PCC” email address.
Note: This syllabus may be amended at the Instructor’s discretion
Assignment/exam calendars, etc, may be changed in response to, but not limited to, institutional, weather, and other class problems
Student Rights and Responsibilities
It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with the:
Portland Community College Student Rights and Responsibilities,
Code of Conduct
Academic Integrity Policy
Students are required to complete this course in accordance with the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Dishonest activities such as cheating on exams and submitting or copying work done by others will result in disciplinary actions including but not limited to receiving a failing grade. See the Academic Integrity Policy for further details
Equal opportunity statement
Children on PCC Properties
PCC Grading Guidelines
Grading policy: Attendance 30%
Tests and quizzes 30%
Written assignments 30%
Work ethic 10%
Letter grade: A_____________ 90 through 100%
B _____________ 80 through 89%
C _____________ 70 through 79%
D _____________ 60 through 69%
F _____________ 0 through 59%