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 Course Title:   Diesel Applied Electrical

 Title Abbreviation:   DSL APPLIED ELECTRICAL

 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    201

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    7.5

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Focuses on practical applications of electrical circuits in heavy-duty equipment. Emphasis on the operation and testing of battery, starting and charging systems, wiring, connectors, circuit protection devices, gauges and warning systems, as well as wiring diagrams and symbols.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: DSL 101.

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 and troubleshoot vehicle battery, starting, and charging systems.
  2. Identify and repair wiring harnesses using the correct wire, connectors, etc.
  3. Understand the operation of circuit protection devices, such as fuses, fusible links, and circuit breakers.
  4. Understand the operation and troubleshooting techniques used in vehicle gauge and warning systems.
  5. Understand and follow various types of manufacturer’s wiring diagrams.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.5 Effectively integrate and use information ethically and legally to accomplish a specific purpose.

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. Study of DC electrical systems.
  2. Battery, starting, and charging systems.
  3. Wiring harnesses using the correct wire, connectors, etc.
  4. Circuit protection devices, such as fuses, fusible links, and circuit breakers.
  5. Vehicle gauge and warning systems.
  6. Various types of manufacturer’s wiring diagrams.
  7. Wiring diagrams and schematics.
  8. Troubleshooting using written and digital resources.
  9. Lighting and instrument wiring and principles.
  10. Repair lighting and instrumentation.