ATEC 182: Basic Electrical for Automotive

Credits 4
Quarter Offered

Students will learn basic automotive electronics, starting and charging systems, and electrical diagnosis. Emphasis on basic electronics, and properly using a multimeter to identify wiring faults, and evaluating electrical systems performance for new and late model electrical and gas vehicles. This class may include students from multiple sections.

  1. Troubleshoot electrical system components and configurations
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of electrical series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits using principles of electricity
  3. Demonstrate proper use of a digital multimeter when measuring source voltage, voltage drop, grounds, current flow, and resistance
  4. Identify cause and effect from shorts, grounds, opens, and resistance problems in electrical/electronic circuits
  5. Remove, inspect, and replace electrical components