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Electrical and Electronic Diagnostic Fundamentals AUTO 1175

Automotive Mechanics Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​Starting with development of a fundamental understanding of electrical circuits and electrical and electronic components, this course develops the capacity to interpret circuit configuration and employ an effective diagnostic strategy to identify basic circuit failures. In addition to the 24 hours of instructor guided course delivery, each week students are assigned approximately 5 additional hours of self-paced online interactive knowledge building assignments.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of AUTO 1175 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 48130


Mon Nov 14 - Sat Dec 03 (3 weeks)

  • 3 weeks
  • CRN 48130
  • $535.23
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 14 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Nov 19 - Dec 03 Sat 08:30 - 16:00 Burnaby


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. This is a blended session combines both online learning and classroom delivery; students will complete online learning modules between classroom sessions. CSA approved safety glasses and steel-toed footwear required. Classes held Monday, Nov 14 (online) PLUS 3 Saturdays on campus, Nov 19, 26 & Dec 3.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define electrical terminologies,
  • Explain how voltage, current and resistance is applied/distributed throughout series and parallel circuits,
  • Demonstrate efficient and effective meter use,
  • Describe semi-conductor components and operating principles,
  • Interpret automotive wiring diagrams,
  • Develop and apply effective electrical diagnostic strategy.

Effective as of Fall 2021


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