TRAN1504 Electricity and Electronic Principles

Course Description

This is an introductory course to electricity and electronic principles. The student will acquire a basic understanding of voltage, current, and resistance, and how they function and operate in an electrical circuit. The student will study the sources of electricity including chemical reactions, light, heat, and magnetism. Students will learn about solid state devices such as resistors, diodes, and transistors. Lab work will give the students hands-on experience building electrical circuits, and measuring voltage, current, and resistance using digital multi-meters and oscilloscopes.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Examine both conventional and electron theory.
  • Identify how voltage, current and resistance is used in an electrical circuit.
  • Develop safe working practices around electricity.
  • Examine how electricity and electrical components are used in vehicle electrical systems.
  • Develop basic diagnostic electrical trouble shooting skills.
  • Understand and use different functions of automotive electrical testing equipment.
  • Identify sources of electricity, and explain the origin, e.g. chemical reaction, light, heat, or magnetism.


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3 credits: 1 lecture / presentation, 2 lab, 0 other