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AUTO 1175 - Electrical and Electronic Diagnostic Fundamentals

Automotive Mechanics Part-time Studies Course

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BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 89489

Mon Jan 24 - Sat Feb 12 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 24 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Jan 29 - Feb 12 Sat 08:30 - 16:00 BBY NE28 Rm. 103



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. 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 on Monday Jan 24(online) PLUS 3 Saturdays on campus, Jan 29, Feb 5 & Feb 12.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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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