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Course Number:
DST 114
Course Title:
Fundamentals of Electrical Systems
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
0

Course Description

Introduces basic electrical and electronic fundamentals needed to properly diagnose and repair the complex electronics installed on Caterpillar machines. Requires a dealer letter indicating secured internship at a participating Caterpillar Dealership. Prerequisites: DST 110 and DST 111.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Use  an understanding of basic electrical theory to test electronic components and basic Caterpillar electrical systems.
  • Use Caterpillar electrical schematics to accurately test Caterpillar machine systems and 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

·            Attendance

·           Work ethics

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Introduction to Electricity

Learn about electricity and how it works

Learn about magnetism

Electrical Circuits

Learn Ohm’s Law

Learn Basic Circuit Theory

Learn to use a Digital Multimeter

Learn Electrical Measurment

Learn Circuit Faults

Electrical Components

 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

Safety

Learn and practice personal safety.

Learn and practice facility safety.

Learn and practice equipment safety.

 

 

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 30

Upon completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Use  an understanding of basic electrical theory to test electronic components and basic Caterpillar electrical systems.
  • Use Caterpillar electrical schematics to accurately test Caterpillar machine systems and trouble-shoot, diagnose, and repair electrical components and electrical systems.

There will be direct instruction and student study and practice the following skills and knowledge:

  • Ohm’s law (E=IxR)
  • Calculate circuit resistance, amperage and voltage drops.
  • Watt’s law (P=IxE )
  • Calculate power of a component or circuit.
  • Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Compound Circuits
  • Math formulas involved in computing voltage drop, amperage, total resistance and power in different types of electrical circuits for construction or diagnosis.
  • 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.