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Automotive Electrical & Carburetion

Course Title: Automotive Electrical and Carburetion (pre 1975)

Description: A study of the electrical systems of the automobile. Basic systems include battery cranking system, alternator, regulator system, ignition systems, accessories, and basic wiring systems. Diagnosis and testing of the various parts using special tools and test equipment.

Along with the electrical class is a study of the fuel system of the automobile including the fuel pump, fuel tank, carburetor, air breather and the various components related to some of the emission control systems. This includes a study of fuel systems, some special tools and testing equipment for the fuel system.

Course Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the course requirements, the student will be able to

• Demonstrate the knowledge and application of maintaining safety in shop applications.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of troubleshooting electrical problems.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of electrical charging systems.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of using electrical diagnostic equipment.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of the mechanics of a carburetor.

• Understand and apply the fundamentals of a carburetor, reassembly and adjustments.

• Incorporate critical thinking skills in the selection of tools and materials.

• Demonstrate proper disassembly/assembly procedures and techniques.

• Perform basic research and problem solving associated with fuel systems.

Course Length: 128 Hours


• Introduction, electrical & fuel, problem diagnosis

• Disassembly, inspection, and diagnostic

• Options for repairs

• Parts cleaning

• Lubricating systems

• Reassembly

• Seals & gaskets

• Electrical components

• Emissions

• Charging

• Distribution of electrical power

• Component part replacement

• Completion & tune-up

CEU’s: 12.8

Pre-Requisites: None

Textbook(s) Required: None

Supplies or Other Requirements: None

Grading: Students will receive a “S” Satisfactory if they attend 80% of the total course hours or a “U” Unsatisfactory if are absent in excess of 20% of total course hours.

Attendance: Students must attend 80% of total course hours.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA service office. The office is located in room 117 of the Patterson Building. You may call Andra Bennett, 704-991-0214, if you have any questions concerning disability services. It is important to request accommodations early enough to the ADA services offices adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations of the ADA services office