Instructor Resources

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Course eBook

The following eBook covers Electrical Circuits and Meters I, II, and III.

Course eBook

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Blueprint

Blueprint For Electrical

The following is a list of all blueprints that are available:

Automotive Service

Found on the first page of the Automotive Service course.

Brakes

Found on the first page of the Automotive Brakes course.

Computer Diagnostics

Found on the first page of the Automotive Computer System Diagnostics course.

Electrical

Found on the first page of the following courses:

  • Batteries, Starting, and Charging
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters I
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters II
  • Electrical Circuits and Meters III

Advanced Electrical

Found on the first page of the following courses:

  • Advanced Electronics I
  • Advanced Electronics II

Crosswalk

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Electrical/Electronic Systems Crosswalk

Jobsheets

The following jobsheets are listed in order according to the crosswalk. Jobsheets are not listed more than once in the same section, but they may be listed more than once across multiple sections.

A. General Electrical System Diagnosis

JS1-L2-UIII - COMPLETE A WORK ORDER WITH CONCERN, CAUSE, AND CORRECTION

JS2-L2-UIII - IDENTIFY AND INTERPRET ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC SYSTEM CONCERN

JS1-L3-UIII - DIAGNOSE THE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC INTEGRITY OF ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS USING OHM'S LAW

JS5-L3-UIII - CHECK ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS USING A TEST LIGHT

JS11-L3-UIII - TEST AND ANALYZE ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT WAVEFORMS

JS6-L3-UIII - CHECK ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS USING FUSED JUMPER WIRES

JS7-L3-UIII - LOCATE OPENS, SHORTS, AND GROUNDS IN AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

JS8-L3-UIII - MEASURE AND DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF KEY-OFF BATTERY DRAIN (PARASITIC DRAW)

JS9-L3-UIII - TEST AND SERVICE FUSES, FUSIBLE LINKS, AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS

JS10-L3-UIII - TEST AND SERVICE SWITCHES, CONNECTORS, RELAYS, SOLID-STATE DEVICES, AND WIRES OF ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS

JS2-L4-UIII - REPAIR TERMINALS, WIRING, AND WIRING HARNESSES

JS1-L4-UIII - TIN THE SOLDERING IRON AND SOLDER WIRE SPLICES

JS3-L2-UIII - IDENTIFY HYBRID VEHICLE HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUITS AND SERVICE PLUG LOCATIONS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

B. Battery Diagnosis and Service

JS1-L2-UIV - MEASURE THE BATTERY'S STATE-OF-CHARGE

JS2-L2-UIV - PERFORM A LOAD TEST

JS5-L2-UIV - IDENTIFY ELECTRONIC MEMORY FUNCTIONS AFFECTED BY BATTERY DISCONNECT AND MAINTAIN OR RESTORE THE FUNCTIONS

JS4-L2-UIV - INSPECT, CLEAN, FILL, AND REPLACE A BATTERY

JS6-L2-UIV - CHARGE A BATTERY

JS7-L2-UIV - JUMP-START A VEHICLE

JS3-L2-UIII - IDENTIFY HYBRID VEHICLE HIGH VOLTAGE CIRCUITS AND SERVICE PLUG LOCATIONS AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

JS8-L2-UIV - IDENTIFY HYBRID VEHICLE AUXILIARY (12V) BATTERY SERVICE, REPAIR, AND TEST PROCEDURES

C. Starting System Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L2-UV - INSPECT THE STARTING SYSTEM AND PERFORM A CURRENT DRAW TEST

JS2-L2-UV - PERFORM STARTER CIRCUIT VOLTAGE DROP TESTS

JS3-L2-UV - TEST THE STARTER CONTROL CIRCUIT COMPONENTS

JS1-L3-UV - REMOVE AND INSTALL A STARTER

D. Charging System Diagnosis and Repair

JS3-L2-UVI - PERFORM A CHARGING SYSTEM OUTPUT TEST

JS2-L2-UVI - DIAGNOSE THE CHARGING SYSTEM FOR UNDERCHARGE, NO-CHARGE, OR OVERCHARGE CONDITIONS

JS1-L3-UVI - REMOVE AND INSTALL THE ALTERNATOR

JS6-L2-UVI - PERFORM CIRCUIT RESISTANCE AND VOLTAGE DROP TESTS

E. Lighting System Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L2-UVII - DIAGNOSE THE CAUSE OF BRIGHTER THAN NORMAL, INTERMITTENT, DIM, OR NO LIGHT OPERATION

JS1-L3-UVII - INSPECT, REPLACE, AND AIM HEADLIGHTS AND BULBS

JS2-L2-UVII - INSPECT AND DIAGNOSE INCORRECT TURN SIGNAL OR HAZARD LIGHT OPERATION

F. Gauges, Warning Devices, and Driver Information Systems Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L1-UVIII - INSPECT, TEST, AND SERVICE INTERMITTENT, HIGH, LOW, OR NO GAUGE READING

JS2-L1-UVIII - TEST AND SERVICE THE INCORRECT OPERATION OF A WARNING LIGHT

JS3-L1-UVIII - TEST AND SERVICE THE INCORRECT OPERATION OF AN AUDIBLE WARNING SYSTEM DEVICE

JS4-L1-UVIII - INSPECT, TEST, AND REPAIR SENSORS, CONNECTORS, AND WIRES OF DIGITAL OR ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENT CIRCUITS

G. Horn and Wiper/Washer Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L1-UIX - TEST AND SERVICE INCORRECT HORN OPERATION

JS2-L1-UIX - TEST AND SERVICE INCORRECT WINDSHIELD WIPER OPERATION

JS3-L1-UIX - TEST AND SERVICE INCORRECT WINDSHIELD WASHER OPERATION

H. Accessories Diagnosis and Repair

JS1-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR MOTOR-DRIVEN ACCESSORY CIRCUITS

JS2-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR HEATED GLASS AND MIRROR OPERATION

JS3-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR HEATED SEAT OPERATION

JS4-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ELECTRIC LOCK OPERATION

JS5-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR VACUUM-OPERATED CRUISE CONTROL OPERATION

JS6-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC CRUISE CONTROL OPERATION

JS8-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) CONCERNS

JS7-L2-UX - DISARM AND ENABLE THE AIR BAG SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE SERVICE

JS9-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR RADIO AND SOUND SYSTEM OPERATION

JS10-L2-UX - REMOVE AND REINSTALL A DOOR PANEL

JS11-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR BODY ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS AND MODULE COMMUNICATIONS USING A SCAN TOOL

JS12-L2-UX - DIAGNOSE AND REPAIR ANTITHEFT SYSTEM OPERATION

AS2-L1-UX - KEYLESS ENTRY/REMOTE-START SYSTEMS

JS13-L2-UX - REPROGRAM ELECTRONIC MODULE(S) TO CORRECT VEHICLE/SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

JS14-L2-UX - REPROGRAM ELECTRONIC MODULE(S) FOLLOWING REPLACEMENT

Electrical Circuits and
Meters I

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this 3-module course, students should understand and be able to apply their knowledge of:

  • Electrical properties: atomic structure, voltage, current, resistance, AC and DC
  • Digital Volt-Ohm Meters: setup, usage, and procedures
  • Making measurements on circuits: interpreting voltage, amperage, and resistance readings
  • Electrical principles and variables, Ohm’s Law
  • Power, magnetism
  • Series, parallel, and series-parallel circuitry: characteristics, measurement methods, and applications
  • Reading and interpreting schematics, identifying common symbols
  • Concepts, applications, and components of automotive circuits, including circuit protection devices, relays, solenoids, fixed and variable resistors, and others
  • Building electrical circuits
  • Calculating voltage drops in various circuits: series, parallel and series-parallel
  • Test procedures and analyzing meter readings
  • Wiring, connector repair, and soldering