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Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 101 - Automotive Electricity and Electronics

This course is designed to prepare the student to work in the field of electricity and electronics as it relates to the modern day automobile. The course covers concepts in basic electricity, electrical terms, electrical circuits, and electronic systems protection. The student will be introduced to various types of batteries such as deep cycle batteries and hybrid batteries, their design, maintenance, size, selection, factors affecting the battery's life, safety procedures, testing, charging, and jump-starting. Emphasis will be placed on the ignition system, its design, components, control circuits, testing, disassembly and assembly. The course is also designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of present and future developments in sophisticated automotive electronics. In addition, indicator systems, pollution control systems and other modern automotive accessory systems will be addressed.
Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100