Heavy Duty Electrical – Skill Set

This foundational skill set focuses electrical systems so that students have the basic understanding and knowledge to diagnose and repair electrical systems. Students may want to further this exposure through additional automotive and heavy duty course work in related concentrations, certificates or an associate degree.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 6
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 6

REQUIRED COURSES

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AUT 112 Electrical Systems I 3 ENG 085*and MAT 020*

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile’s electrical system. Service procedures include basic electrical testing using test lights and multimeters, reading basic electrical schematics, battery service, starter service, alternator service, and troubleshooting the various systems. The combination of AUT 112 and 113 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing.

AUT 113 Electrical Systems II 3 AUT 112 and ENG 090*

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile’s electrical system. Service procedures include basic electronics testing using digital multimeters, advanced electrical schematics, chassis wiring, lighting, circuits, instrumentation, power seats, power windows, wiper systems, air bag systems, electrical accessories, and troubleshooting the various systems. The combination of AUT 112 and 113 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.