Course Outlines

Electrical Systems — HDTT 1218

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 4.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 2.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This course covers the basic purpose and function of the various truck electrical systems, components, and instruments. Electrical theory, application, and diagnosis using typical test equipment will also be covered. Prerequisites: None
  2. Course Effective Dates: 3/22/98 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. define electrical terms
    2. define ohms law
    3. describe a.c. charging circuits
    4. describe alternator test bench operation
    5. describe battery operation
    6. describe battery tester operation
    7. describe circuits
    8. describe conductors
    9. describe current
    10. describe d.c. charging circuits
    11. describe electrical safety
    12. describe electricity
    13. describe electromagnetism
    14. describe heavy duty starter components
    15. describe heavy duty starter operation
    16. describe insulators
    17. describe internal regulator functions
    18. describe magnetism
    19. describe on vehicle electrical tests
    20. describe on-vehicle electrical testing
    21. describe resistance
    22. describe starter component operation
    23. describe starter components
    24. describe tractor wiring
    25. describe trailer cord wiring
    26. describe volt/ohmmeter usage
    27. describe voltage
    28. disassemble heavy duty alternators
    29. disassemble light duty alternators
    30. identify alternator types
    31. identify battery types
    32. identify d.c. generator components
    33. identify d.c. generators
    34. identify electrical diagram symbols
    35. identify electrical diagrams
    36. identify electrical test equipment
    37. identify internal alternator components
    38. identify internal voltage regulator
    39. identify wire sizes
    40. install cabover heavy duty starter
    41. install conventional h.d. starter
    42. list basic electrical failures
    43. perform on vehicle alternator tests
    44. perform on vehicle starter draw tests
    45. reassemble light duty alternators
    46. rebuild heavy duty starter
    47. rebuild light duty starter
    48. remove cabover heavy duty starter
    49. remove conventional h.d. starter
    50. repair tractor/trailer wiring
    51. test heavy duty starter
    52. test heavy duty starter on-vehicle
    53. test light duty starter
    54. test negative side voltage drop
    55. test positive side voltage drop
    56. test vehicle batteries
    57. use alternator test bench
    58. use battery charger
    59. use battery load tester
    60. use wiring diagrams
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted