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CCOG for DS 100 Winter 2022

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Course Number:
DS 100
Course Title:
Heavy Duty Diesel Electrical/Cummins Electronic Controls
Credit Hours:
12
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
180
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Covers basic and advanced electrical theory, electrical components, and proper electric diagnostic procedures. Introduces basic and advanced electrical systems, the use of diagnostic tools, and maintenance. Includes Cummins electronic engine controls and multiplexing. Prerequisites: RD 80 or equivalent placement and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

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

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Apply basic theory of automotive/heavy duty electricity, components, schematics, controls, and how they all relate to make a complete system.

  • Diagnose and repair electrical and electronic circuits.

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

  • Communicate with co-workers, customers, and management in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

  • Analyze the symptoms, determine the problem, and implement the correct repair of automotive/heavy duty electrical and electronic components and systems.

Course Activities and Design

  • Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of automotive/heavy duty electrical/electronic components and systems.
  • Analyze and determine the problem and implement the correct repair of Cummins electronic engine controls.
  • 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.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Written multiple choice, true/false and short answer tests.
  • Hands on practical tests.
  • Attendance
  • Work ethics
  • ASE student certification tests
  • OEM specific training, testing and certifications

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Learn automotive electrical history and theory as it applies to the automotive/heavy duty industry. 

  • Learn the principles of magnetism and how it relates to electricity. 

  • Learn the principles of resistance, amperage, and voltage and how they relate to each other.

  • Learn the principles of starting and charging systems.

  • Learn the principles of vehicle multiplexing systems.

  • Learn the principles of Ohm’s law, Watt’s law and Kirchhoff’s law.

Learn about tools and materials.

  • Learn about different meters, test and repair tools and their proper use.

  • 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.

Learn about electronic engine controls and testing.

  • Learn Cummins Electronic Engine controls and diagnosis.

  • Learn to extract failure codes and perform engine diagnostic tests.

  • Learn to perform proper diagnosis and sensor tests.

Skills in electrical failure diagnosis.

  • Learn how to recognize failures and their causes.
  • Learn the resources available to properly evaluate the failure and determine the cause.
  • 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.