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 Course Title:   Chassis Electrical II

 Title Abbreviation:   CHASSIS ELECTRICAL II

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    133

 Credits:    8

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    470604

 EPC:    712

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical systems including lighting, power windows, power controlled systems sensors, activators, modules, and vehicle networking. Use of wiring diagrams, component location, and troubleshooting techniques will be discussed.


Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107, AT 121, 131 and ENGL& 101.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 88

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand digital volt ohmmeter (DVOM).
  2. Trace power flow through a given electrical circuit.
  3. Read an electrical schematic.
  4. Follow trouble-shooting procedures.
  5. Locate electrical devices using the wiring diagrams.
  6. Test and repair electrical components.
  7. Use service information to obtain proper repair procedures.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Safety procedures.
  2. Trace power flow.
  3. Test electrical circuits using DVOM.
  4. Trouble-shoot electrical circuits.
  5. Locate power sources, grounds, and connectors.
  6. Locate relays, control units, and actuators.
  7. Reading electrical wiring diagram manuals.
  8. Automotive lighting systems.
  9. Conventional analog instrumentation.
  10. Electronic systems.
  11. Introduction to the computer body.
  12. Analog and digital principles.
  13. Central processing units, computer memory, inputs, outputs, multiplexing.
  14. Advanced lighting circuits and electronic instrumentation.