• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Electrical Systems I
  • Course #: ATEC1615
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to give students a basic working knowledge of the automotive field and basic electrical theory. Covered in this course are topics such as electronic service information, tools, Ohms law, usage of Digital Multimeter. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Inspect and test fusible links, circuit breakers and fuses
Demonstrate safe service and repair practices
Demonstrate proper tool terminology, usage, safety and identification
Demonstrate proper wiring repair techniques
Measure voltage, current and resistance in electrical/electronic circuits
Perform battery system tests
Inspect battery components
Apply ohms law to electrical circuit operation
Use wiring diagrams to understand circuit operation
Demonstrate proper use of a digital volt ohm meter
Assemble basic electrical circuits
Check electrical circuits with a test light

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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