Course Syllabus

Course: AUTO 1605

Division: Business and Applied Tech
Department: Transportation Technology
Title: Automotive Basic Electronics Lab

Semester Approved: Spring 2019
Five-Year Review Semester: Summer 2024
End Semester:

Catalog Description: This course gives students the hands-on lab experience required for AUTO 1601. Students will use the principles and laws that govern electrical circuits, including Ohm's and Kirchhoff's Laws. Students will also gain understanding of the use of meters, wiring diagrams, wiring repair, conductors, semiconductors, PN junctions, diodes, transistors, multiplexing, computers and sensors.

Semesters Offered: Fall
Credit/Time Requirement: Credit: 1; Lecture: 0; Lab: 3
Clock/Hour Requirements: 45
Offered for Non-Credit: Yes

Corequisites: AUTO 1601


Justification: This course is required for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Education Foundation accreditation. It is approved by the advisory committee and is a core course for the Automotive Technology AAS degree.


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to safely perform the tasks listed in the current edition of ASE Education Foundation Certification and Accreditation for Automobile Training Programs. Students will complete 100% of Priority 1, 80% of Priority 2, and 60% of Priority 3 tasks from ASE Education Foundation.

Students will use Ohms law and other electrical formulas and be able to calculate resistance, current, voltage, watts, etc.  Students will be assessed by completion of appropriate lab sheets, demonstration, and ASE Education Foundation task list.

Students will be able to use the appropriate specialized tools for testing, measuring, and repairing electrical circuits and systems.  Students will be assessed by completion of appropriate lab sheets, demonstration, and ASE Education Foundation task list.

Students will be able to build and test series, parallel, and series/parallel circuits.  Students will be assessed by completion of appropriate lab sheets, demonstration, and ASE Education Foundation task list.

Students will maintain a reasonably clean work environment. Students will be assessed by their participation in regular shop clean-up and the maintenance of their work station.


Content:
?Safe practices when working on or around electrical components ?The principles of Ohm's law, Kirchoff's law, series circuits, and parallel circuits ?Measuring electrical circuits with a digital multi-meter and proper wiring repair ?Theory, principles, and diagnosis of relays, solenoids, various diodes, transistors, integrated circuits, and computer modules ?Proper usage of circuit protection devices such as fuses, circuit breakers, and fusible links ?How to read and understand electrical wiring diagrams and electrical symbols

Key Performance Indicators:
Students will be graded on the completion of their ASE Education Foundation task list through, demonstration, the completion of lab sheets, participation, and shop clean-up.

ASE task list, demonstration, and lab sheets 70 to 90%

Participation 0 to 20%

Shop clean-up 5 to 10%


Representative Text and/or Supplies:
Today's Technician, Automotive Electricity and Electronics, Barry Holembeak, Cengage Learning, current edition, including Mindtap.

Students will need to purchase a test light kit, available from the campus bookstore.


Pedagogy Statement:
This is a lab class taught in conjunction with a lecture class, AUTO 1601. Students will be taught using demonstration, supervised lab assignments, and live work in the Automotive Repair Shop with guidance and assistance from the instructors.

Instructional Mediums:
Lab

Maximum Class Size: 40
Optimum Class Size: 30