Automotive Service Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

AUM 100 : Introduction to Applied Technologies

The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, and procedures associated with applied analytical skills needed to succeed in higher level courses to include: basic mathematical applications, use of scientific calculators, measurements, and geometric and triangulation methods. This course is also taught as AUM 100, DEM 100, WDT 100.

hours

3

AUM 112 : Electrical Fundamentals

This course introduces the principles and laws of electricity. Emphasis is placed on wiring diagrams, test equipment, and identifying series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to calculate, build, and measure circuits.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 121 : Braking Systems

This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on practical application of brakes.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 122 : Steering and Suspension

This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of steering and suspension.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 124 : Automotive Engines

This course provides instruction on the operation, design, and superficial repair of automotive engines. Emphasis is placed on understanding the four-stroke cycle, intake and exhaust manifolds and related parts, engine mechanical timing components, engine cooling and lubrication system principles and repairs, and basic fuel and ignition operation.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 130 : Drive Train and Axles

This course provides basic instruction in automotive drive trains and axles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of basic internal and external operation relating to proper operation and drivability. CORE

hours

3

AUM 133 : Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning

This course provides basic instruction in theory, operation, and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and repair of vehicle air conditioning and heating systems, including but not limited to air management, electrical and vacuum controls, refrigerant recovery, and component replacement.

hours

3

AUM 162 : Electrical and Electronic Systems

This is an intermediate course in automotive electrical and electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems, subsystems, and components.  CORE

hours

3

Prerequisites

AUM 112 

AUM 181 : Special Topics

These courses are designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in automotive mechanics application and with evaluation at the instructor's discretion. Emphasis is placed on a topic/project that the student is interested in and may include any automotive or related area in automotive mechanics. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project of their choice.

hours

1

AUM 182 : Special Topics

These courses are designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in automotive mechanics application and with evaluation at the instructor's discretion. Emphasis is placed on a topic/project that the student is interested in and may include any automotive or related area in automotive mechanics. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project of their choice.

hours

2

AUM 183 : Special Topics

These courses are designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in automotive mechanics application and with evaluation at the instructor's discretion. Emphasis is placed on a topic/project that the student is interested in and may include any automotive, or related area in automotive mechanics. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project of their choice.

hours

2

AUM 191 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to automotive mechanics. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity, and the student submits a descriptive report of his/her work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

2

AUM 212 : Advanced Electrical and Electronic Systems

This course provides instruction in advanced automotive electrical and electronic systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of advanced electrical and electronic systems, subsystems, and components.

hours

3

Prerequisites

AUM 162

AUM 220 : Advanced Automotive Engines

This course provides in depth instruction concerning internal engine diagnosis, overhaul and repair, including but not necessarily limited to the replacement of timing chains, belts, and gears, as well as the replacement or reconditioning of valve train components as well as replacement of pistons, connecting rods, piston rings, bearings, lubrication system components, gaskets, and oil seals.

hours

3

AUM 224 : Man Transmission and Transaxle

This course covers basic instruction in manual transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of basic internal and external operation relating to proper operation and drivability.

hours

3

AUM 230 : Auto Transmission and Transaxle

This course provides basic instruction in automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on the comprehension of principles and powerflow of automatic transmissions and repairing or replacing internal and external components.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 235 : Transmissions and Transaxles

This course covers basic instruction in manual and automatic transmissions and transaxles. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of basic internal and external operation relating to proper operation and driveability. Instruction includes the principles and powerflow of automatic transmissions and repairing or replacing internal and external components.

hours

3

AUM 239 : Engine Performance

This course provides basic instruction in engine performance with emphasis on fuel and ignition systems relating to engine operation. CORE

hours

3

AUM 244 : Engine Performance and Diagnostics

This course provides advanced instruction in engine performance. Emphasis is placed on engine management and computer controls of ignition, fuel, and emissions systems relating to engine performance and drivability.  CORE

hours

3

AUM 246 : Automotive Emissions

This is an introductory course in automotive emission systems. Emphasis is placed on troubleshooting and repair of systems, subsystems, and components.

hours

3

AUM 248 : Engine Performance Diagnostics and Emissions

This course provides advanced instruction on engine performance to include engine management, computer controls of ignition, fuel, and emission systems relating to engine performance and driveability. Instruction includes troubleshooting and repair of systems, subsystems, and components.

hours

3

AUM 271 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to automotive mechanics. In these courses the employer evaluates the student’s productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

1

AUM 281 : Special Topics

These courses are designed to allow the student to specialize in a particular area of study with minimum instruction in automotive mechanics application and with evaluation at the instructor's discretion. Emphasis is placed on a topic/project that the student is interested in and may include any automotive or related area in automotive mechanics. Upon completion, the student should be able to work with minimum instruction and execute the necessary techniques to finish a live work project of his/her choice.

hours

3

AUM 291 : Co-Op

These courses constitute a series wherein the student works on a part-time basis in a job directly related to automotive mechanics. In these courses the employer evaluates the student's productivity and the student submits a descriptive report of his work experiences. Upon completion, the student will demonstrate skills learned in an employment setting.

hours

3