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					OPRV 130 ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONIC
                            SYSTEM


Outdoor Power and Recreational Vehicle Technology
                                Program


                 2 Credit Hours                          48 hours


Course Syllabus

  I. Course description:
         This course will introduce the student to the general theory, design and principles of
         DC current operating in ATVs , motorcycles, snowmobiles, and outdoor power
         equipment. Topics to be explored include: current flow, Ohms’ law, voltage,
         amperage, circuit type, test equipment, symbols used in electrical diagrams, as well as
         reading and understanding electrical diagrams in technical publications. This course
         will include lecture and lab in each session and will not be split into two separate
         courses.

  II. Class size: 20

  III.   Class Offered: First(fall) Semester

  IV.    Course Prerequisite: None

  V. Course Purpose:
         This course will provide the student with the knowledge of basic electrical and
         electronic systems used in the powersports and outdoor power equipment industries
         as well as provide the diagnostic skills necessary to apply this knowledge. The
       student will study various charging and ignition systems as well as fuel injection and
       engine control systems with emphasis on troubleshooting and diagnostic skills.



VI.    Major Course Objectives:
        Upon completion of course students will be able to:
       A. List and explain the three basic units of electrical measurement
       B. Define Ohm’s law and explain how it affects electrical systems on motorcycles,
          ATVs, snowmobiles and outdoor power equipment.
       C. Explain electron theory and describe why it is important to the study of electricity.
       D. Explain magnets and magnetism and their role in the ignition and charging
          systems.
       E. Explain the differences and similarities between electronic and mechanical
          ignition systems.
       F. Utilize a digital voltmeter for testing electrical and electronic circuits
       G. Diagnose charging, ignition and starting circuit faults
       H. Define the three elements of spark plug design which determine their intended
          application and explain why it is important to understand them.
       I. Utilize electrical diagrams in order to diagnose electrical problems in circuits on
          ATVs ,motorcycles and snowmobiles or outdoor power equipment.
       J. Recognize and define the common symbols found on an electrical diagram.
       K. Understand wire size, amperage draw and load requirements which determine
          circuit design and be able to utilize this information when repairing electrical
          circuits.



VII. Textbooks:

 A. Small Engines (second Edition) 2004
      R. Bruce Radcliff, Dan L. Roark

 B. Small Engines Workbook(second edition)2004

      R. Bruce Radcliff

 C. Small gas Engines(ninth edition)2004
      Alfred C. Roth

 D. Motorcycles Fundamentals,, Service, Repair(third edition)1999
    Bruce A. Johns, David D. Edmundson, Robert Scharff



E. Motorcycles Fundamentals, Service, Repair Workbook 1999
  John Hurt



F. Motorcycle Electrical Systems Troubleshooting and Repair 2007
   Tracy Martin

				
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