Portland Community College 17705 NW Springville Rd, Portland, Or. 97229
Diesel Starting, Charging and Electronic Control Systems
Fall 2014: 3 November – 11 November
CRN: 46597 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: 07:00AM-12:30 PM Monday through Thursday.
Rock Creek Campus. Bld 2/Room 117
Office Hours: 12:30-1:30 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
Lap Top or PC based Tablet
Operating System: Windows 7
CPU speed: 1 Ghz
RAM memory: 1 Gigabite
HDD storage: 16 Gigabite
Network adapter: Wireless
Ports: 2 each USB 2.0 or greater
Software: MS Word or compatible word processor
Dell Inspiron 15
Asus Transformer Book T100TA
Microsoft Surface 2
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,
November 3, 2014, to be eligible for refund.
5:00 PM in person, 10:00 PM online.
Add/drop/withdraw deadlines for the term
· Note: Note: ● Instructional ADA statement
Students who experience disability-related barriers should contact Disability Services[www.pcc.edu/disability]. If students elect to use approved academic adjustments, they must provide in advance formal notification from Disability Services to the instructor.
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%
Portland Community College
This attendance policy is a department policy and is implemented into all Diesel Service Technology program classes. The department instructors believe this to be important to provide consistency among the different classes and instructors.
Reliability is a growing concern of the local Diesel Technician employers. If technicians come late, leave early and consistently miss workdays, the most mechanically skilled are not productive and will not maintain an advancing career. This attendance policy simulates what is expected by our industry and will help in preparing students to enter the workforce as reliable employees.
1. For each three days missed per six week module, the earned
module letter grade will be lowered by one letter.
2. Late to class two times is equal to one missed day.
3. Leaving early is equal to coming late and will count
Note: When special circumstances arise, the instructor may allow the student to make up missed time after hours or by completing additional course-work on the student's own time. Examples of special circumstances may include but are not limited to family illnesses or death, jury duty and National Guard duty. If you foresee special circumstances arising, see your instructor before the days are missed to see if arrangements can be made to make up your time.