AGM 221: Electrical II

Credits 6 Lecture Hours 44 Lab Hours 44
This course takes an in-depth look at electrical systems, electrical components and best practices in component testing and troubleshooting. Students will be familiarized with CAN bus, ISOBUS, and controller communication, configuration, and programming. Students will gain hands-on experience testing and diagnosing components, locating electrical faults, and reading schematics. Students will apply these skills to various sensors and actuators used on agricultural equipment commonly found in the Columbia Basin.


AUT 121 Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems (required).
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Describe the operation and purpose of CAN bus and ISOBUS.
  2. Test various components and CAN bus and ISOBUS circuits to identified standards.
  3. Describe the purpose and application of various sensors and actuators.
  4. Utilize schematics to diagnose and troubleshoot wiring issues.
  5. Program and configure a controller.
Institutional Outcomes
3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, safety awareness, and/or workplace specific skills related to agricultural mechanics.
Course Content Outline
  1. CAN bus
    • Intro to CAN bus
    • CAN bus Components and Operation
    • CAN bus Testing
    • ISOBUS Components and Operation
  3. Sensors and Actuators
    • Sensors and Smart Sensors
    • Sensor Testing and Operation
    • Actuators
    • Actuator Testing and Operation
  4. Troubleshooting Electrical Systems
  5. Programing and Configuring