ATEC 203 : Automotive Electrical Systems III
Continuation of ATEC 202 with emphasis on computer-controlled systems in modern automobiles and light-duty trucks. Review of electricity theory; advanced wiring diagnosis; modern ignitions systems; theory and diagnosis of modern computer-controlled systems, such as antilock brakes, safety restraint systems, ride control and air suspension; climate control, electronic four-wheel drive; OBD I and OBD II engine-control computers; and GEM modules.
2.0 or higher in ATEC 100,201, and 202.
- Identify the various computerized electrical systems, components, and component parts relating to automotive starting, charging, ignition systems, antilock brakes, safety restraint systems, ride control and air suspension, climate control, electronic 4 wheel drive and OBD I and OBD II Systems.
- Demonstrate the proper use of electrical test equipment to determine serviceability and repair necessary to automotive computer electrical components and systems.
- Describe the theory of automotive computer electrical fundamentals and the application of those fundamentals.
- Show knowledge of how an automotive computer uses electricity and Ohm's Law to process sensor inputs and outputs.
- Describe the theory and design of transistors as it applies to vehicle computer controls.
- Show knowledge of vehicle computers use of logic gates.
- Demonstrate knowledge and proper diagnostic techniques of CAN systems used in modern automobiles.
- Read with understanding in order to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
- Convey ideas in writing in order to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
- Communicate effectively to perform competently as an Automotive Technician.
- Use math to solve problems and communicate to fulfill responsibilities of an Automotive Technician.
- Understand the expectations of the workplace, the responsibilities of an Automotive Technician and the methods of securing employment within the field.
- Demonstrate the ability to use technology effectively in the workplace.
- Demonstrate professionalism in workplace appropriate dress and conduct.
- Demonstrate the ability to work as a productive member of a team.