Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Diesel Electrical Theory


 Department:    DSL

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.25

 CIP:    470605

 EPC:    775

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic electrical concepts of voltage, amperage, and resistance and their relationship to each other in a circuit (Ohm's Law) as applied primarily to heavy-duty equipment. Includes digital multi-meter familiarization, working with simulation boards, and building basic electrical circuits.


Prerequisite: CSS 103 with a "D" or higher or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 33

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the principles of Ohmís Law.
  2. Understand the concept of voltage drops and being able to locate them in a circuit.
  3. Proficiently use digital multi-meters and related test equipment.
  4. Apply knowledge of relays and solenoids to working electrical circuits.
  5. Understand the fundamentals of vehicle computer systems.
  6. PROGRAM OUTCOME: Demonstrate proficiency with electrical diagnostics and meter usage.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Principles and concepts of Ohmís Law.
  2. Concept of voltage drops; locate them in a circuit.
  3. Digital multi-meter and related test equipment.
  4. Relays and solenoids to working electrical circuits.
  5. Fundamentals of vehicle computer systems.