AT108 - Automotive Electrical Foundations

AT108 - Automotive Electrical Foundations
Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None.
Co-requisites: None.

 
This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of an automobile electrical system.  Emphasis will be placed on direct current electricity, basic electrical theory, series and parallel circuits, power distribution, electrical test equipment and the understanding of wiring diagrams. The operation, testing and repair of batteries, starting and charging systems as well as a concise diagnostic approach to repairing automotive wiring concerns are covered in this course.  The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  A library/internet research written project concerning some aspect of an automobile’s basic electrical system will be assigned and is an integral component of thisn course.