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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ABOD 1105 - Introduction to Electrical Principles

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture None Lab None
Course Description: This hands-on course introduces students to fundamental automotive electrical concepts, including wiring repair, multimeter use, electric circuit design and components, writing diagram interpretation, scan tool use, and basic diagnostic procedures. Students practice on training boards before testing and repairing live vehicles. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Course placement into ENGL 0950  and RDNG 0950  or above OR completion of RDNG 0940  with a grade of C or higher OR course placement into ESOL 0051  and ESOL 0052  and ESOL 1033  OR completion of ESOL 0041  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0042  with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0043  with a grade of C or higher; AND Arithmetic placement score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra placement score of 76 or higher or minimum placement score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher; AND instructor consent. We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math placement retesting or registering for a MATH course.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Safety practices related to automotive electrical systems
  2. Electrical wiring and connector repair
  3. Multimeter use
  4. Circuit types and components
  5. Location of repair information
  6. Schematic diagram reading
  7. Scan tool use
  8. Basic diagnostic and repair procedures

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. observe safety practices related to working with automotive batteries and electricity.
  2. repair electrical wiring and connectors to industry standards.
  3. use a multimeter to measure circuit/component voltage, amperage and resistance.
  4. identify circuit types and components; understand key operational and diagnostic differences.
  5. locate wiring diagrams and other repair information using online repair information services.
  6. read and interpret automotive wiring diagrams.
  7. use an automotive scan tool to retrieve fault codes, view input data, and actuate outputs.
  8. perform basic circuit fault diagnosis and repair/replacement procedures.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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