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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apex Technical School | Evaluated Learning Experience

4.Automotive Electrical


Version 1 and 2: 900 hours total. Each segment 150 hours (5 weeks); includes approximately 75 hours of supervised shop experience.

24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City , NY.

Version 1: January 1999 - December 2010. Version 2: January 2011 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: explain basic principles of electricity; perform electrical circuit calculations and tests; explain the purpose and operation of batteries in motor vehicles; explain principles of operation of a DC motor; identify and test components of an automotive starting system; explain principles of operation of an AC generator; identify and test the major components of an automotive charging system; explain the operation of the system and diagnose lighting circuit problems; diagnose problems with electrical accessories, including horns, blower fan motors, wiper motors, windshield washer pumps, and electric defoggers; describe the operation of ignition systems, and test and diagnose problems with major components; and use appropriate safety procedures.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: basic principles of electricity and circuits; batteries; starting systems; alternators; lighting systems; electrical accessories; ignition systems; safety procedures.

Credit recommendation: 

For Automotive Service and Repair program credit recommendations, refer to Course 6. Automotive Performance.