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# ATG 312 - GM Specialized Electronics Trn

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A study of the electrical and electronics systems used in General Motors vehicles. The instruction includes fundamentals of electricity, series and parallel circuits, schematics, wire repair, diodes, transistors and microprocessors.
Prerequisite: Admission to Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP)
Competencies
1. Describe basic principles of electricity.
1. Define voltage.
2. Describe amperage.
3. Discuss resistance.
4. Describe theories of current flow.
5. State principles of current production by magnetic induction.
2. Evaluate circuits.
1. Calculate voltage drops.
2. Figure resistance.
3. Calculate current.
3. Construct basic circuits.
1. Assemble a series circuit.
2. Create a parallel circuit.
3. Build a series-parallel circuit.
4. Figure wattage.
4. Perform electrical measurements with a DVOM.
1. Demonstrate voltmeter use.
2. Measure current with an ammeter.
3. Check resistance with an ohmmeter.
5. Interpret service manuals.
1. Identify electrical symbols.
2. Use wiring diagrams to determine needed repairs.
6. Diagnose vehicle electrical problems.
1. Find shorts to ground.
2. Locate open circuits.
3. Identify high resistance connections.
7. Repair wiring problems.
1. Identify types of failed wiring.
2. Replace electrical terminals.
3. Demonstrate soldering procedures.
8. Evaluate semiconductors.
1. Explain diode operation.
2. List diode applications.
3. Discuss transistor operation.
4. Identify transistor application.
5. Measure semiconductor circuits.
9. Discuss microprocessor operation.
1. List types of memory.
2. Explain digital signals.
3. Describe multiple processor communication.