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 Course Title:   Diesel Electrical Theory

 Title Abbreviation:   DIESEL ELECTRICAL THEORY

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    7.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2013


 Course Description  

Introduction to basic electrical concepts of voltage, amperage, and resistance and their relationship to each other in a circuit (Ohm's Law) as applied primarily to heavy-duty equipment. Includes digital multi-meter familiarization, working with simulation boards, and building basic electrical circuits.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: CSS 100 or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 66

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of Ohmís Law.
  2. Understand the concept of voltage drops and being able to locate them in a circuit.
  3. Proficiently use digital multi-meters and related test equipment.
  4. Apply knowledge of relays and solenoids to working electrical circuits.
  5. Understand the fundamentals of vehicle computer systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.

Course Contents

  1. Principles and concepts of Ohmís Law.
  2. Concept of voltage drops; locate them in a circuit.
  3. Digital multi-meter and related test equipment.
  4. Relays and solenoids to working electrical circuits.
  5. Fundamentals of vehicle computer systems.