Prerequisite:AUTO 106, AUTO 157
Transfers to: CSU
This is the first of two introductory courses designed to expand student skills related to the fundamentals of the electrical systems of the modern hybrid/electric automobile. The course covers the general electrician skills needed to understand and diagnose modern electric vehicles. Emphasis is placed on electrical fundamentals, symbols and circuit diagrams, high-voltage batteries, charging systems, heat pumps for cooling and heating, and LED lighting systems. Students learn the proper use of high voltage electrical diagnostic tools and equipment and how to safely perform vehicle electrical service and maintenance operations. Students also have the opportunity to perform minor repair work on hybrid and high voltage vehicles to complete required tasks. The course is designed to be a companion course to AUTO 132 and a prerequisite course for AUTO 147. Students are encouraged to complete both AUTO 131 and AUTO 132 in order to obtain a firm foundation in this subject.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921