Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

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AMT 42 - Electrical Systems II (8)

  • Prerequisite: AMT 30 and AMT 40
  • Corequisite: AMT 43
  • AMT majors only

This Electrical Systems II course deals with the systematic approach to diagnosing and repairing electrical, electronic, and ignition systems. The course focuses on small motor devices, relay controls, instrument clusters, and ignition systems found in the modern vehicle. Students will be introduced to common symptoms and pinpoint test procedures used to evaluate various circuits. They will demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects, operation, and characteristics of Hybrid/Electric Vehicles. Other subject areas include basic electrical repairs, shop safety, and the proper utilization of tools and equipment. Course may include live work.

240 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 42, 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.
  • Gauges, Warning Devices and Driver Information System Diagnosis and Repair.
  • Hom and Wiper/Washer System Diagnosis and Repair.
  • Ignition System Diagnosis and Repair.
  • General Engine Diagnosis.
  • Computerized Engine Control Diagnosis and Repair.
  • Identify and describe the operation and characteristics of Hybrid/Electric Vehicles in accordance with NATEF.

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