AUT 116 Automotive Electrical


Campus Location:
Georgetown, Stanton
Effective Date:
2019-51
Prerequisite:
MAT 120 or concurrent, ENG 090 or ENG 091, AUT 114 or concurrent, SSC 100 or concurrent
Co-Requisites:
None
Course Credits and Hours:
5.00 credits
4.00 lecture hours/week
4.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course introduces various automotive electrical and electronic components, operations, and service procedures to test, diagnose, and repair automotive electrical systems and components. Laboratory experiences include building and analyzing electrical circuits, applying Ohms law, and using electrical test equipment properly to test, evaluate, diagnose, and repair vehicle accessories and chassis wiring.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

Hand tools, power tools, and safety glasses

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Explain automotive electrical systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  2. Identify and explain the automotive battery. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  3. Describe the charging system, and explain its operation and service. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  4. Describe the starting system, and explain its operation and service. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  5. Identify the components of the lighting system, and describe their functions. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  6. Describe and identify the various instrumentation and warning device systems. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  7. Identify and describe the various types of accessories. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 5; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4)
  8. Adhere to simulated shop procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Explain automotive electrical systems.
    1. Define and describe series and parallel circuits.
    2. Build series and parallel circuits on electrical bread boards.
    3. Properly read and interpret wiring diagrams and schematics.
    4. Perform basic wire repair.
    5. Explain and identify the proper uses and applications of electric meters.
    6. Successfully perform general electrical diagnosis with the use of wiring diagrams and the proper test equipment on designated lab vehicles and components.
    7. Explain and outline the construction and function of batteries.
  2. Identify and explain the automotive battery.
    1. Perform battery diagnosis and service on designated lab vehicles and components.
    2. Perform a battery load test.
    3. Perform battery diagnosis.
    4. Perform proper battery charge procedures.
    5. Install automotive battery in vehicle.
  3. Describe the charging system, and explain its operation and service.
    1. Identify the various components composing the automotive charging system, and explain their interdependent operations.
    2. Evaluate, test, diagnose, and service automotive charging systems and components on selected lab vehicles according to manufacturer specifications.
    3. Remove and reinstall a generator.
    4. Repair and troubleshoot faults.
  4. Describe the starting system, and explain its operation and service.
    1. Outline and discuss the design and operation of the automotive starting systems.
    2. Diagnose and service automotive starting systems on selected lab vehicles according to manufacturer specifications.
  5. Identify the components of the lighting system, and describe their functions.
    1. Inspect, test, diagnose, service, and repair faults and problems on the following automotive lighting systems according to manufacturer specifications:
      1. Headlights
      2. Taillights
      3. Stoplights
      4. Dash lights
      5. Park lights
      6. Turn signals
    2. Locate components on wiring schematics.
    3. Remove and install lamp assemblies.
    4. Test individual components.
    5. Identify circuit malfunctions using electrical test equipment.
  6. Describe and identify the various instrumentation and warning device systems.
    1. Identify and describe the function of various automotive gauges, warning devices, and driver information systems and related components.
    2. Diagnose and repair gauges, warning devices, and driver information systems on vehicles.
    3. Identify faults in related circuits using electrical test equipment.
  7. Identify and describe the various types of accessories.
    1. Describe horn and wiper components and operation.
    2. Troubleshoot and repair various automotive horn and wiper problems.
    3. Identify various electric/electronic system accessories and components, and describe potential breakdowns or related system failures.
    4. Perform hands-on diagnosis and repair of the following accessories and components according to manufacturer specifications:
      1. Power seats
      2. Electric door and hatch/trunk locks
      3. Power windows
      4. Audio systems
    5. Perform supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system diagnosis and repair on vehicles according to manufacturer specifications, following the manufacturer’s safety procedures.
  8. Adhere to simulated shop procedures.
    1. Follow simulated shop rules for proper attire, including eye protection.
    2. Exhibit punctuality in a simulated shop lab.
    3. Check out, maintain, and return tools to simulate real shop practices.
    4. Perform the strategy-based diagnostic procedure to 100% proficiency.
    5. Work cooperatively in assigned teams as in a real shop atmosphere.
    6. Use time clock to show time management skills as needed in a real shop.
    7. Follow simulated shop rules and procedures for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, material safety data sheet (MSDS), and material handling.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Summative Assessments  - (4-10) Tests (equally weighted)

20 %

Summative Assessments  -  (7- 10) Quizzes (equally weighted)

20 %

Summative Assessment – (Hands On) Laboratory Final Exam

30 %

Formative Assessments – (Minimum 6) Repair Orders, Work Books, Worksheets (equally weighted)

30 %

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):
  1. Use appropriate automotive diagnostic and service equipment, hand tools, and precision measuring devices to determine and perform the proper repair as necessary.
  2. Interpret automotive electronic service information, service manuals, and diagnostic charts.
  3. Document service repair procedures that accurately reference the 3Cs:
    1. Customer complaint verification
    2. Correct the problem
    3. Complete the repair
  4. Employ proper automotive industry service facility safety practices.
  5. Practice professional conduct as required in the automotive industry.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

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