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ATE 160 - Advanced Auto Electricity/Electronics

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 122  

This course reinforces the theories and approaches learned in ATE 121  and ATE 122  by extending students’ skill level by performing the latest in diagnostic technology. Using shop manuals and technical bulletins combined with the latest diagnostic equipment, students practice troubleshooting systems such as anti-lock brakes, electronic steering and suspension controls, electronic body controls, anti-theft systems, media systems and other systems released by manufacturers. Students are introduced to hybrid safety and design. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.

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

  1. Repair anti-lock brake systems, electronic steering and suspension controls, electronic body controls, entertainment systems, anti-theft systems and other released systems.
  2. Analyze readings obtained from diagnosis and testing of automotive electronic systems.
  3. Identify circuit faults and make necessary wiring repairs and component replacement.
  4. Use proper safety procedures when working on high voltage vehicle systems.
  5. Repair advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).
Listed Topics
  1. Anti-lock brakes/traction control
  2. Electronic steering/suspension/stability assist
  3. Electronic body controls
  4. Introduction to hybrid safety and design
  5. Vehicle electronic controls
  6. Media systems
  7. Advanced driver assistance systems
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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