Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

AUT 101 - Automotive Electricity and Electronics

Course Description

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Perform electronic pollution controls testing, service and repair requirements. Identify basic electronic circuits used in the modern automobile.
Identify system defects and troubleshooting procedures.
Utilize various techniques to adjust electronic ignition systems.
Recognize electronic braking systems.
Test, service, and repair various systems according to requirements.
Identify indicators and gauges.
Repair power operated cruise control. Install warning, security, and sound systems.
Identify electronic controlled trip computers, and digital indicator systems. Troubleshoot warning, and warning indicators.

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: AUT 100