• Program: Automotive Technology
  • Course: Electrical Systems III
  • Course #: ATEC1625
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

In this course the student will learn the operation of electrical circuits that are common on the automobile. These will include circuit testing and repair of lighting, turn signal, warning lamp, gauges, blower motor, wiper and accessory circuits. The student will have hands-on training on supplemental inflatable restraints and body computer 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 gauges, sending units for cause of intermittent, high, low, or no gauge readings
Inspect connectors, wires, and printed circuit boards of gauge circuits
Diagnose the cause of incorrect operation of warning devices
Test sensors, connectors, and wires of electronic (digital) instrument circuits
Diagnose incorrect horn operation
Diagnose incorrect wiper operation
Diagnose incorrect washer operation
Diagnose incorrect operation of motor-driven accessory circuits
Diagnose incorrect heated glass, mirror, or seat operation
Diagnose incorrect electric lock operation
Diagnose supplemental restraint system (SRS) concerns
Disarm the airbag system for vehicle service
Arm the airbag system
Diagnose radio static and weak, intermittent, or no radio reception
Diagnose body electronic system circuits with a scan tool
Check for module communication
Diagnose abnormal light operation
Inspect incorrect turn signal or hazard light operation
Identify electronic modules and/or security systems

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 2
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  ATEC1620
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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