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Automotive Electricity and Electronics
CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Author(s): David M. Jones, Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kirk VanGelder
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284101461
  • Paperback    434 pages      © 2018
Price: $89.95 US List
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Suitable for students with no experience in electricity and electronics, this volume in the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series introduces students to the basic skills and tools they need to perform electrical diagnosis in the shop. Utilizing a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical trouble-shooting in order to properly resolve the customer concern on the first attempt. 

  • Outcome focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets
  • Teaches foundational concepts necessary for electrical diagnosis and repair, at the appropriate level for students coming to the topic for the first time
  • Progresses from basic electrical principals, simple circuitry, and electrical components to more complex concepts, such as starting, charging, and lighting
  • Familiarizes students with industry-standard tools (particularly the multimeter), wiring repairs and diagrams, and diagnosing a circuit with service information
  • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools for a first semester course in electricity and electronics
  • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware

Automotive Electricity and Electronics makes the basics of automotive electrical accessible and engaging, setting students up for success in advanced electrical courses and in the workplace.

About CDX Master Automotive Technician Series

Organized around the principles of outcome-based education, CDX offers a uniquely flexible and in-depth program which aligns learning and assessments into one cohesive and adaptable learning system. Used in conjunction with CDX MAST Online, CDX prepares students for professional success with media-rich integrated solutions. The CDX Automotive MAST Series will cover all eight areas of ASE certification.

Applicable Courses

Designed for courses in Introduction to Automotive Electricity and Electronics

1  Strategy-Based Diagnostics
2  Safety
3  Basic Tools and Precision Measuring
4  Fasteners and Thread Repair
5  Principles of Electrical Systems
6  Sources and Effects of Electricity
7  Ohm's Law and Circuits
8  Electrical Components
9  Electronic Components
10  Digital Multimeter and Circuit Testing Procedures
11  Wires and Wiring Harnesses
12  Electrical Testing Procedures
13  Batteries
14  Starting Systems
15  Charging Systems
16  Lighting System Fundamentals

David M. Jones-Instructor, Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, Indiana

David M. Jones is an Instructor at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana, as well as CEO of Tri Lakes Media LLC. He served as an automotive repair technician for 10 years before joining the full-time automotive faculty at Ivy Tech Community College NE five years ago. He has spent his time at Ivy Tech developing automotive curriculum that is engaging, user-friendly, technically precise, and academically rigorous, all the while, being adaptable to the varying skill and knowledge levels of in-coming students. According to David, “while there is no absolutely perfect curriculum or textbook, as close as we can hope to get is to develop learning materials that any student, from novice to experienced, can pick up and glean useful information from. That is what I feel we have accomplished with this textbook.”

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Kirk VanGelder

Kirk T. VanGelder is a Certified Automotive Technology Instructor at Cascadia Technical Academy, in Vancouver, Washington. With over 30 years of teaching experience at the high school and college level, Kirk encourages students to think critically, learn how to ask questions of themselves, and then search out the answers. In addition to Fundamentals of Automotive Technology: Principles and Practice, he is the author of Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair. He is passionate about helping students understand the science behind automotive technology so that they can continuously embrace emerging systems and technologies in the quickly changing automotive industry.

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