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AST 1075 - Body Electrical Systems

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 2
Course Description: This course introduces the student to reading wiring diagrams and testing common automotive electrical circuits. In this course, students will be exposed to wiring diagrams and how to test power door locks, power windows, the turn and brake light circuits, the blower motor circuits, parking, headlights and dimmer circuits, along with the wipers and washer circuits. Students will practice on training boards and then move into testing and repair on live vehicles. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements. This course requires completion of or to be concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1055 , AST 1065  , AST 1085 , and AST 1095 .
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. Circuit Tests Power Source Load Controls Use DVOM Use Test Light Use Jumper Wires
  2. Test power door lock circuits
  3. Test power window circuits
  4. Test turn signal circuits
  5. Test brake light circuits
  6. Test blower motor circuits
  7. Test parking light circuits
  8. Test headlight circuits
  9. Test wiper circuits
  10. Test washer circuits
  11. Test gauge operation
  12. Test driver information and warning systems
  13. Perform NATEF tasks during lab and shop times
  14. Safety procedures

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

  1. read schematics and wiring diagrams.
  2. test body electrical circuits.
  3. perform NATEF tasks related to body electrical circuits.
  4. follow all safety precautions related to this course.

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

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