Automotive Technology (AUM)

(AUM) AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Course Information Cr Hrs
AUM-110 Engine Repair

This course teaches the occupational competencies needed to perform preventive maintenance and repair methods, engine measurement and assembly required of an entry level technician.  The instruction will include classroom demonstration and practical exercises in a lab setting related to the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area of Engine Repair. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

4-2-4
AUM-121 Engine Diagnosis and Repair

This course introduces students to the techniques and fundamentals used in order to properly diagnose and repair internal combustion engines. Students will further explore the theory and operation of the engineís operating systems such as fuel, air, ignition, oiling and cooling systems. Students will perform test adjustments on each of these systems including an internal combustion engine. Examples include both dynamic and static compression testing, ignition timing, valve timing (both overhead valve and overhead cam), cooling system pressure and head gasket leak.

4-2-4
AUM-135 Manual Drive Train and Axles

This course develops each studentís occupational competencies needed to perform preventive maintenance and repair methods required of an entry level technician. The instruction will include classroom, demonstration and practical exercises related to the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area of Manual Drive Train and Axles.

4-2-4
AUM-171 Electrical I

This course teaches the occupational competencies required of an entry level technician which are needed to perform preventive maintenance and repair methods for automotive electrical systems.  Instruction will include classroom demonstration and practical exercises related to the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area of Automotive Electrical Systems. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).  

4-2-4
AUM-175 Electrical II

This course develops each studentís occupational competencies needed to perform preventive maintenance and repair methods required of an entry level technician. The instruction will include classroom demonstration and advanced practical exercises related to the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area of Electrical Systems. Lighting systems, gauges, warning devices, and driver information systems will be covered, as well as accessories and safety equipment diagnosis and repair.

 Prerequisite: AUM 171.
4-2-4
AUM-185 Heating and Air Conditioning

This course introduces students to the theory and operation of the components which make up the automotive heating and air conditioning system. Students will handle refrigerants using EPA approved techniques including the use of a recovery station. Component identifi cation, function, and replacement will be performed on different types of systems. System diagnosis will be covered prior to the replacement of components.

 Prerequisite: AUM 171.
4-2-4
AUM-210 Brakes

This course is designed to develop occupational competencies relative to modern braking systems. The specific study units include the following: physical principles which affect brake system performance, hydraulics, mechanical linkages and levers, power assist systems including pressure, vacuum and electrical over hydraulic sub-systems, drum and disc brakes, lines and hoses. Students will be using the latest traditional as well as Dynamic test equipment to check, service and repair automotive brake systems. Classroom demonstrations as well as laboratory exercises are utilized to meet or exceed Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards in the area of Brakes.

4-2-4
AUM-215 Steering and Suspension

This course teaches the occupational competencies related to the geometric and physical properties of modern wheel alignment. It includes service and repair of general chassis and suspension systems. Students will apply classroom theory within a laboratory environment duplicating the automotive shop environment. All classroom, demonstration, and laboratory instruction are related to the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area of Steering and Suspension. This program is ASE accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF).

4-2-4
AUM-221 Engine Performance I

This course introduces students to the theory and operation of electronic controlled engine systems. Students will explore the theory and operation behind electronic ignition, computer controlled fuel injection and inputs and outputs dealing with OBD I type vehicles. Students will use diagnostic equipment such as electronic scanners for code retrieval and to interpret the readings of different computer controlled sensors and components. Students will learn basic fundamentals for diagnosing engine performance problems and testing different sensors and components for proper operation.

 Prerequisites: AUM 121 and AUM 171.
4-2-4
AUM-222 Advanced Engine Performance

This course introduces students to the theory and operation of distributorless ignition, emission systems, and inputs/outputs dealing with OBD II type vehicles. Students will further explore techniques used in the diagnosis and repair of engine performance issues. Students will use diagnostic equipment such as scanner, lab scopes, oscilloscopes and 5-gas analyzers.

 Prerequisite: AUM 221.
4-2-4
AUM-233 Automatic Transmission and Trans AxleThis course combines the study of planetary gear trains, hydraulics, and electronics in the repair of automatic transmissions. A ďhands onĒ approach is taken to learning and applying fl uid dynamics and epicyclical (planetary) gear train components. Students will remove and install a transmission in a vehicle, use current industry tools and techniques to diagnose transmission problems and completely overhaul a front wheel drive transaxle. Upon completion of the transaxle overhaul, the student will be required to set up and test the operation of the overhaul using a transmission dynamometer.

 Prerequisite: AUM 171.
4-2-4
AUM-290 Capstone/Co-op/Internship

This course provides students the opportunity for supervised work experience in their major field with practical application of the knowledge and skills attained. Students will also apply critical thinking, analytical reading, decision making and valuing skills to issues across the automotive technology curriculum. An assessment will give students the opportunity to demonstrate their level of application and learning in the auto collision program. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required. Please see the Chair of specific program area for application.

 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 30 credit hours in automotive technology courses and a minimum GPA of 2.0 or advisorís approval.
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