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Jack Erjavec has become a fixture in the automotive textbook publishing world. He has decades of experience as a technician, educator, author, and editor, and has authored or co-authored more than 30 automotive textbooks and training manuals. Erjavec holds a master's degree in vocational and technical education from Ohio State University, and he spent twenty years at Columbus State Community College as an instructor and administrator. A long-time affiliate of the North American Council of Automotive Teachers, he also served as executive vice-president for the organization and spent several years on its board of directors. Erjavec is also associated with ATMC, SAE, ASA, ATRA, AERA, and other automotive professional associations.
Ken Pickerill is a Certified Master Automotive Technician (with ASE Area L1) and an instructor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Mr. Pickerill was a technician for 22 years before entering into the training field. Pickerill has more than 36 years of technical and teaching experience. He received his M.S. degree in career and technical education from Indiana State University.
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS. Basic Electrical and Electronic System Theory. Safety. Hazardous Materials and Wastes. Electrical and Electronic Systems Tools and Equipment. JOB SHEETS. Job Sheet 1. Filling Out a Work Order. Job Sheet 2. Identifying Problems and Concerns. Job Sheet 3. Gathering Vehicle Information. Job Sheet 4. Using Ohm's Law During Diagnosis. Job Sheet 5. Part Identification on a Wiring Diagram. Job Sheet 6. Using a Digital Multimeter. Job Sheet 7. Check Continuity in a Circuit with a Test Light. Job Sheet 8. Observing and Analyzing Waveforms. Job Sheet 9. Test for Circuit Defects. Job Sheet 10. Using an Ammeter to Check Parasitic Battery Drain. Job Sheet 11. Inspect and Check Fuses, Fusible Links, and Circuit Breakers. Job Sheet 12. Testing Switches, Solenoids, Connectors, Relays and Wires. Job Sheet 13. Connector and Wire Repairs. Job Sheet 14. Soldering Two Copper Wires Together. Job Sheet 15. Disconnecting the High-Voltage Circuit on a Hybrid Vehicle. Job Sheet 16. Inspection of a Battery for Condition, State of Charge, and Capacity. Job Sheet 17. Maintaining Electronic Memory. Job Sheet 18. Remove, Clean, and Replace a Battery.