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ATE 122 - Electronic Systems

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 121  

This course includes the theory, operation and application of electronic sensing devices. The computer process of sensing a condition, deciding on an output and controlling the output are covered in detail. Students study computer networking as it applies to the vehicle. Students also use specific test equipment to interface with the vehicle’s computer system to analyze and diagnose vehicle faults. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Analyze readings obtained from electronic diagnostic equipment.
  2. Associate identified computer inputs to correct corresponding outputs.
  3. Explain the diagnostic process used to solve an automotive-related electronic fault.
  4. Analyze scan tool data.
  5. Diagnose vehicle network faults.
Listed Topics
  1. Diodes and transistors
  2. Charging systems
  3. Computer input devices
  4. Computer output devices
  5. Computer networking
  6. Scan tool usage
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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