CIMEL-101: Instruments

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Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
CIMEL-100 or Instructor Permission
Catalog Course Description

Introduces electrical measurement instruments, including digital and analog multimeters, clamp-on ammeters, megohmeters, and the oscilloscope. Emphasizes safe measuring techniques. Covers additional devices such as pressure gauges, chart recorders, heat sensors, and chain stretch monitor. Lab activities.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Multimeters
  2. Clamp-on Ammeter
  3. Megger
  4. Oscilloscope
  5. Miscellaneous Test Devices
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Utilize a multimeter for voltage, current, and resistance readings.*
  2. Utilize a amprobe ammeter to measure current.
  3. Utilize a megohmmeter to measure insulation resistance.
  4. Utilize an oscilloscope in DC and AC circuits.
  5. Operate other test equipment.
General Information

List of experiments/activities:

  • Multimeters
  • Clamp-on Type Ammeters
  • Megger
  • Oscilloscope
  • Miscellaneous Test Devices

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• AMTEC Modular Pre and Post exams
• Lab evaluation utilizing a standard evaluation matrix


AMTEC Module 1072 Digital Learning Materials

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Successful completion of AMTEC Course Module 1072 Post Assessment (85%) and instructor assessment of lab activities.

Effective Term
Winter 2014