• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Electrical Systems II
  • Course #: ATEC1620
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course the student will learn the operation of automotive starting and charging systems. This will include diagnosis and repair of cranking motors, alternators, starter control, and charging system circuits. This course meets all applicable National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.

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 starting system components
Perform starter system tests
Perform start motor disassembly and reassembly
Diagnose starting system problems
Describe starter system theory and operation
Describe charging system theory and operation
Inspect charging system components
Perform charging system testing
Perform alternator disassembly and reassembly
Diagnose charging system problems
Perform wiring repairs

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ATEC1615
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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