This is an introductory course to the chassis electrical circuits and components, such as the battery, starting, charging system operations, diagnosis, and replacement procedures. Students will develop skills in reading electrical wiring diagrams, using trouble shooting flow charts, and diagnostic testing equipment such as test lights, digital multi meter, and scan tools. Students will apply these skills in a real world hands-on lab experience to diagnose, locate, and repair all electrical failures throughout the entire vehicle. Students will be introduced to many different highly technical accessories and their functions, such as navigation, adaptive cruise control, lighting systems, lane departure systems, autonomous, and hybrid vehicles, along with their connection to each other through a number of different modules.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Interpret the basic elements of reading electrical wiring diagrams.
- Organize a troubleshooting plan for electrical circuit failures.
- Describe and practice the use of electrical diagnostic testing equipment to located failed electrical circuits.
- List and explain the internal components of the starter and its effects
on the electrical system.
- List and explain the internal components of the ac generator and its
effects on the electrical system.
- Analyze the battery, starting, and charging system through performance
monitoring to determine a failure of these three main electrical systems.
- Remove and install the battery, starter and ac generator using the
correct procedures to bring the vehicle back to normal operation.
- Identify and preform preferred processes to complete electrical wiring
- Analyze multiple accessory systems through performance monitoring to
determine a failure in these high technical interconnected electrical features.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.