Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AMT 40 - Electrical Systems I

  • Prerequisite: AMT 46 & 50; PHYS 100 & 100L, or PHYS 197E
  • Co-requisite: AMT 30
  • Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry

AMT majors only. This course will cover shop safety, applicable tools and equipment. It is designed to provide students with the essential theories and practical skills to service and repair battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Diagnostic procedures using wiring diagrams and electrical test equipment to locate shorts, grounds, opens and resistance problems will also be covered. Course includes live work.

120 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 40, the student will be able to:

  • Work independently and inter-dependently in an automotive repair facility
  • Function safely in an automotive environment
  • Communicate effectively to gather and convey industry related information
  • Operate automotive equipment and specialty tools
  • Perform all of the NATEF tasks that are outlined in each section listed below. Refer to the NATEF task list on website for a complete list of individual tasks.
  • General Electrical System Diagnosis
  • Battery Diagnosis and Service
  • Starting System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Charging System Diagnosis and Repair
  • Lighting System Diagnosis and Repair

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