Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

DISL 52 - Electrical/Electronic Systems

  • Prerequisite: DISL 20
  • Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHYS 100 & 100L, or PHYS 197E

DISL majors only. Classroom instruction and laboratory training covering the purpose, design, theory, and operating principles of electrical/electronic systems. Special emphasis will be placed on developing the skills required to test, service, and repair electrical/ electronic components and associated systems.

240 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of DISL 52, the student will be able to:

  • Apply Ohm's law to measure voltage, amperage, and resistance in a circuit
  • Match a list of electrical terms to their correct definitions
  • Identify and describe function of basic electrical tools, in test instruments and equipment
  • Describe a batteries function, classification and maintenance
  • Perform a battery condition load test
  • Identify the components and their functions in electric, air and hydraulic starting systems
  • List the 7 advantages and disadvantages of starting aids and when to use them
  • Draw the charging system schematic of the DIMCH flatbed truck
  • Perform a charging system output test and check for circuit voltage drop
  • Select the proper conductor size and termination from the instructor given values
  • Properly crimp and solder connections between conductor and terminals
  • Identify electrical components and symbols on a wiring diagram
  • Explain the function of and differences between switches, relays and solenoids
  • Trace and test electrical circuits and components on accessory systems
  • Match the function of each electronic component on a DEFI system engine

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