Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Electrical Tool Fundamentals


 Department:    MT

 Course #:    110

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2.5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to proper tool selection and operations for marine technicians. Topics include advanced electrical investigations, additional multi-meter operations, creating new dash arrangements with plastic laminate installation, and many other industry recognized tool skillsets.


Prerequisite: MT 105 with a "D" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Utilize electrical equipment to investigate electrical faults.
  2. Utilize technician applications & software to design electrical systems.
  3. Apply marine wiring best practices when completing electrical lab exercises.
  4. Design, layout and construct a marine dashboard.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

Course Contents

  1. General tool safety requirements and safe practices.
  2. Prepare a vessel for work:
    • Pre-prep a vessel based on scope of work order;
    • Materials (Plastic carpet, paper, other).
  3. Working with plastic laminates:
    • Proper layout of equipment; Shaping and forming tools;
    • Working with contact cement and other adhesives.
  4. Proper use of multi-meter and other electrical diagnostic tools.
  5. Power tools and hand tools, i.e. drills, laminate cutters, and routers; tools for cutting round holes; and planers and jointers.
  6. Proper wiring techniques, i.e. labeling wires, securing wiring, and proper wiring diagrams.