Course Descriptions

AUMT 1301          Introduction and Theory of Automotive Technology              3:3:0

An introductory overview of the automotive service industry including history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities, and automobile maintenance.  NOTE: Course must be enrolled in the first semester of the program.

Prerequisite:          NONE

AUMT 1310          Automotive Brake Systems             3:2:4

Operation and repair of drum/disc brake systems.  Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems and parking brakes.  May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 2413, AUMT 2425, and AUMT 2434

AUMT 1316          Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems            3:2:4      (CAPSTONE COURSE)

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems.  Includes component repair, alignment procedures and tire and wheel service.  May be taught manufacturer specific.   

Prerequisite:         Credit for AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:         AUMT 1345                                                                                      

AUMT 1345          Automotive Climate Control Systems          3:2:4

Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems; includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Credit for AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1316

AUMT 1407          Automotive Electrical Systems       4:3:4

An overview of automotive electrical systems: including topics in operational theory, testing, diagnosis, and repair of charging and starting systems and electrical accessories.  Emphasis on electrical principles, schematic diagrams and service manuals.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1419 and AUMT 2417

AUMT 1419          Automotive Engine Repair              4:3:4

Fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis, and repair.  Emphasis on identification, inspection, measurements, disassembly, and repair and reassembly of the engine.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1407 and AUMT 2417

AUMT 2301          Automotive Management                3:3:0

Study of human and customer relations, and customer satisfaction in the automotive industry.  Emphasis on management and building relationships between the service department and the customer.

Prerequisite:          Certificate in Automotive Technology and must be TSI satisfied

AUMT 2337          Automotive Electronics (Advanced)             3:2:4

Study of electronic principles applied to microcomputers and communication systems.  Includes digital fundamentals and use of electronic test equipment.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Certificate in Automotive Technology and must be TSI satisfied

AUMT 2380          Cooperative Education – Automobile/Automotive Mechanics  Technology/Technician   3:1:20     
(CAPSTONE COURSE)

Career related activities encountered in the student’s area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student.  Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience.  Includes a lecture component.

Prerequisite:          Certificate in Automotive Technology and must be TSI satisfied

AUMT 2413          Automotive Drive Train and Axles    4:3:4

A study of automotive clutches, clutch operation devices, manual transmissions/transaxels, and differentials with emphasis on the diagnosis and repair.  May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1310, AUMT 2425, and AUMT 2434

AUMT 2417          Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I               4:3:4

Theory, operation, diagnosis of drivability concerns, and repair ignition and fuel delivery systems.  Use of current engine performance diagnostic equipment.  May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1407 and AUMT 1419

AUMT 2425          Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxels           4:3:4

A study of the operation, hydraulic circuits and electronic controls of modern automatic transmissions/transaxels.  Diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly procedures with emphasis on the use of special tools and repair techniques.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1310, AUMT 2413, and AUMT 2434

AUMT 2434          Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II              4:3:4

Diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced ignition and fuel systems.  Includes use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment.  May be taught manufacturer specific.

Prerequisite:          Credit for or concurrent enrollment in AUMT 1301
Co-requisite:          AUMT 1310, AUMT 2413, and AUMT 2425

                

 

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