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Course Descriptions

AUTO1011M - Maintenance and Light Repair (2-8-4)

AUTO1011M is a comprehensive face-to-face course covering all aspects of general vehicle maintenance and light repair of the latest automobiles and light trucks. Topics include safety, customer service relations, repair documentation, service-department operations, safety inspection, pre-delivery inspection, in-depth preventative maintenance and inspection and common general repairs. Using the various skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same basic tasks on today’s automobiles as an express lane maintenance technician would in a dealership. AUTO1011M is a fall semester course and is a co-requisite to AUTO1012M. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. A minimum grade of C- is required to continue on to the spring semester. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Automotive Technology degree or certificate program.

AUTO1012M - Electrical Systems (3-9-6)

AUTO1012M is a comprehensive face-to-face course covering all aspects of the theory and diagnosis of basic electrical systems of the latest automobiles and light trucks. Topics include: electrical safety, basic electricity theory and electrical systems, circuit diagrams, magnetism, induction, battery technology, semiconductors, automotive electrical systems, electric circuit repair techniques, digital multi meter and other diagnostic equipment, and diagnostic techniques. Using the various skills and knowledge learned, students will perform basic electrical system inspection, diagnosis and repairs on today’s automobiles. AUTO1012M is a fall semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. A minimum grade of C- is required to continue on in the program. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Automotive Technology degree or certificate program. Placement into MATH111M or MATH111XM and ENGL110XM or ENGL110M. Corequisites: AUTO1011M

AUTO101M - Introduction to Service and Maintenance (1-6-3)

Introduces automobile service and repair including shop safety, service department operations, safety inspection and techniques for proper use of hand, power tools and equipment. Using the various skills learned, students perform basic service and repairs on today’s automobiles.

Prerequisites: Accuplacer assessment test which indicates placement into ENGL110M and any 100M or 200M level MATH course; developmental coursework may be taken concurrently.

AUTO1021M - Steering and Suspension Systems (3-6-5)

An in-depth study of steering and suspension systems, alignment geometry, and procedures including the service and diagnosis of these systems. This course also includes the latest cutting-edge electronic controlled systems. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO1021M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training is required to receive credit for this course. A minimum grade of C is required to continue on to AUTO1031M, AUTO1032M, and AUTO1033M. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M and AUTO1012M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO1022M - Electronic Controls (3-6-5)

An in-depth study of electronic control systems, vehicle communication networks, electronic sensors, output-devices, and operation including diagnosis and repair. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose electronic control system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO1022M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training is required to receive credit for this course. A minimum grade of C is required to continue on to AUTO1031M, AUTO1032M, and AUTO1033M. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Auto 1011M and Auto 1012M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO1023M - Automotive Co-op Work Experience I (0-15-2)

The Automotive co-op work experience provides an opportunity for practical experience at an approved site. It is a required component of the degree program and students are required to work a minimum of 320 hours. Periodic supervisor evaluations based on performance and other criteria related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the co-op coordinator and site supervisor, and will be the basis for the final grade. AUTO1023M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required at the co-op site. A minimum grade of C is required to continue on to AUTO1031M, AUTO1032M, and AUTO1033M. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M and AUTO1012M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO102M - Suspension and Steering Systems (2-3-3)

An in-depth study of steering and suspension systems, alignment geometry and procedures including the service of these systems. Introduces automatic ride control suspension, four-wheel steering and active suspension. Wheel balance and balancing, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair are also covered. Corequisite: AUTO101M.

AUTO1031M - IC Engine and Systems (2-6-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, repair and overhaul procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of internal-combustion engines. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and service today’s complex engines and systems. This course includes principles of four-stroke cycle operation, engine related systems, performance diagnosis, service, engine noise diagnosis, and the fundamentals of diesel engine operation. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose engine and system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO1031M is a fall semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. A minimum grade of C is required to continue on to AUTO2011M, AUTO2012M, and AUTO2013M. Successful completion of AUTO1011M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO1032M - Brake Systems (2-6-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, repair and service procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of cutting-edge braking systems. This course includes principles of hydraulics, service brakes, electronic braking systems and controls. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and service today’s complex brake systems. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose brake and related system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO1032M is a summer semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Successful completion of AUTO1011M, AUTO1012M, and AUTO1022M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M, AUTO1012M, and AUTO1022M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO1033M - Automotive Co-op Work Experience II (0-15-2)

The Automotive co-op work experience provides an opportunity for practical experience at an approved site. It is a required component of the degree program and students are required to work a minimum of 240 hours. Periodic supervisor evaluations based on performance and other criteria related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the co-op coordinator and site supervisor, and will be the basis for the final grade. AUTO1033M is a summer semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required at the co-op site. A minimum grade of C is required to continue on to AUTO2011M, AUTO2012M, and AUTO2013M. Prerequisites: Authorization from faculty.

AUTO103M - Basic Electrical (3-3-4)

A comprehensive study of the theory and diagnosis of electrical systems. Topics include: basic theory and systems; magnetism; induction; batteries; semiconductors; automotive wiring circuits; electrical circuit repair and diagnosis techniques; and the fundamentals of electronics. Corequisite: AUTO101M.

AUTO104M - Automotive Brakes (2-3-3)

An extensive study of the construction, operation and diagnosis of modern brake systems. Topics include: the fundamentals of hydraulics; components and diagnosis; disc and drum brake operation and diagnosis; parking brake systems; power assist brakes; and disc and drum machining.

Prerequisite: AUTO101M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO105M - Automotive Engines (2-3-3)

A comprehensive study of the theory, diagnosis and overhaul of gasoline-fueled internal combustion engines. This course provides a means of gaining knowledge and skills to diagnose and service today’s complex engines and systems. Covers the principles of four-stroke cycle engine operation; identification of engine systems and components; cylinder head and valve train diagnosis and service; engine noise diagnosis; basics of diesel operation; and turbocharger/supercharger principles.

Prerequisite: AUTO101M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO106M - Electronic Systems (2-3-3)

A continuation of AUTO103 that expands knowledge of electronic systems and electrical circuits. Provides an in-depth study of electronic control system input sensors, output devices and microprocessor control systems. Sensors and output device operation and oscilloscope analysis are also covered.

Prerequisite: AUTO103M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO107M - Automotive Climate Control (2-3-3)

A comprehensive course covering the theory and operation of air conditioning systems, air management and electronic climate control systems. Also included are the service, maintenance and diagnosis of climate control systems.

Prerequisite: AUTO103M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO108M - Automotive Co-Op (0-15-1)

The Automotive Co-op provides an opportunity for practical experience at an approved site. It is a required component of the certificate program. Students are required to work a minimum of 240 hours. A log of all work will be completed for review by the faculty member and their site supervisor. Periodic evaluations based on performance and other issues related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the co-op coordinator and site supervisor and will be the basis for the final grade.

Prerequisite: AUTO101M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO111M - Introduction to Automotive Service (1-6-3)

Introduces service and repair including shop safety, service department operations, safety inspection, and techniques for proper use of hand, power tools and equipment. Using the various skills learned, students perform basic service and repairs on today's automobiles.

AUTO112M - Steering, Suspension & Alignment (2-4-4)

An in-depth study of steering and suspension systems, alignment geometry and procedures including the service of these systems. An introduction to automatic ride control suspension, 4-wheel steering, and active suspension. Wheel balance and balancing, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair are also covered. Corequisite: AUTO111M.

AUTO113M - Electrical Systems (3-3-4)

A comprehensive study of the theory and diagnosis of electrical systems. Topics include: basic electricity theory and systems, magnetism, induction, batteries, semiconductors, automotive wiring circuits, electrical circuit repair and diagnosis techniques, and the fundamentals of electronics. Corequisite: AUTO111M.

AUTO121M - Brake Systems (2-3-3)

An extensive study of the construction, operation and diagnosis of modern brake systems. Topics include: the fundamentals of hydraulics, components and diagnosis; disc and drum brake operation and diagnosis, parking brake systems, power assist brakes and disc and drum machining.

Prerequisite: AUTO111M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO122M - Engine Theory, Diagnosis and Repair (2-3-3)

Through a comprehensive study of the theory, diagnosis and overhaul of gasoline fueled internal combustion engines, students gain the knowledge and skills to diagnose and service today’s complex engines and systems. The principles of four-stroke cycle engine operation, identification of engine systems and components, cylinder head and valve train diagnosis and service, engine noise diagnosis, basics of diesel operation and turbo-charger/supercharger principles are covered.

Prerequisite: AUTO111M with a “C-” or better.

AUTO123M - Electronics I (2-3-3)

A continuation of AUTO113M that expands the student’s knowledge of electronic systems and electrical circuits. The course consists of an in-depth study of electronic control system input sensors, output devices and microprocessor control systems. Sensors and output device operation and oscilloscope analysis are also covered.

Prerequisite: AUTO113M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO124M - Automotive Co-op I (0-15-1)

The Automotive Co-op provides practical experience at an approved site. Students are required to work a minimum of 320 hours. A log of all work will be completed for review by the faculty member and their site supervisor. Periodic evaluations based on performance and other issues related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the faculty member and site supervisor and will be the basis for the final grade.

Prerequisites: AUTO121M, AUTO122, AUTO123M all with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO131M - Climate Control Systems (2-3-3)

A comprehensive course covering the theory and operation of air conditioning systems, air management and electronic climate control systems. Also included in this course are the service, maintenance and diagnosis of climate control systems.

Prerequisite: AUTO113M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO124M.

AUTO132M - Electronics II (2-3-3)

A continuation of the freshman electrical, electronics and mechanical courses. Covers vehicle systems that have integrated electronic controls. Students examine the theory of operation, diagnostic techniques and service procedures for these systems.

Prerequisite: AUTO123M with a grade of “C-” or better. and AUTO124M.

AUTO133M - Customer Service (1-0-1)

Evaluates the student’s internship progress and experiences and discusses issues related to becoming a successful technician or manager. Focus will be on issues of ethics, professionalism, quality and customer satisfaction. Guest speakers, consumers and others may be invited to participate in open discussions of issues related to the automotive service industry.

Prerequisites: AUTO111M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO124M.

AUTO134M - Automotive Co-op II (0-15-1)

The co-op provides practical experience at an approved site and is a required component of the certificate program. Students must work a minimum of 240 hours and log all work for review by the faculty member and their site supervisor. Periodic evaluations based on performance and other issues related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the faculty member and supervisor and will be the basis for the final grade.

Prerequisites: AUTO131M, AUTO132M, AUTO133M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO2011M - Manual Transmissions and Drivetrains (2-6-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, repair and service procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of manual transmissions and drivetrains. This course includes the theory of operation, service and repair, diagnosis and controls. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnosis and service today’s complex transmissions. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose transmission, drivetrain and related system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO2011M is a fall semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Successful completion of AUTO1011M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO2012M - Powertrain Management Systems (2-6-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, repair and service procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of modern powertrain management systems. This course includes computers, fuel systems and service, exhaust gas analysis, emission control systems and service. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and service today’s complex powertrain systems. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose powertrain and related system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO2012M is a fall semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Successful completion of AUTO1012M, AUTO1022M, and AUTO1031M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1012M, AUTO1022M, and AUTO1031M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO2013M - Climate Control Systems (2-6-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, repair and service procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of advanced climate control systems. This course includes operating principles of refrigerant systems, air management, electronic controls, micro climates and EPA federal regulations. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and service today’s complex climate control systems. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose climate control and related system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. EPA certification is also a requirement to complete this course. Auto2013M is a fall semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Successful completion of AUTO1011M, AUTO1012M, and AUTO1022M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M, AUTO1012M, and AUTO1022M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO2021M - Automotive Co-op Work Experience III (0-15-2)

The Automotive co-op work experience provides an opportunity for practical experience at an approved site. It is a required component of the degree program and students are required to work a minimum of 320 hours. Periodic supervisor evaluations based on performance and other criteria related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the co-op coordinator and site supervisor, and will be the basis for the final grade. AUTO2021M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required at the co-op site. Successful completion of AUTO2011M, AUTO2012M and AUTO2013M with a minimum grade of C is required to register for this course. Prerequisites: Authorization from faculty.

AUTO2022M - Automatic Transmission and Transaxles (2-8-4)

A comprehensive course including theory, service and overhaul procedures with an emphasis on diagnosis of automatic transmission, transaxles and electronic controls. This course includes operating principles of hydraulics, mechanical, and electronic controls. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnosis and service today’s complex transmissions and control systems. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose automatic transmission and related system concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO2022M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO1011M, AUTO1012M, and AUTO1022M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO2023M - Vehicle Performance Diagnosis (2-6-4)

A course focused on diagnosis and resolving problems with today’s advanced vehicles and systems. This course includes diagnosis techniques, the diagnostic process, and finding the root cause of customer concerns. This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnosis and correct problems with today’s complex vehicles. Using the skills and knowledge learned, students will perform the same procedures, and diagnose concerns on today’s automobiles and light trucks just as a technician would in an automotive service department. AUTO2023M is a spring semester course. Tools identified on the student tool list are required for this course. Note that for the AEP, MCAP, MLR, and SU pathways, on-line training may be required to receive credit for this course. Prerequisites: Successful completion of AUTO2012M with a minimum grade of C.

AUTO211M - Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (2-4-4)

Covers theory and operation of manual transmissions and transaxles, including drive axles, drive shafts, clutches, as well as diagnostic procedures and techniques. Disassembly, overhaul procedures, repair and reassembly of transmission/transaxles, differentials and clutches will be performed.

Prerequisites: AUTO111M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO134M.

AUTO214M - Powertrain and Emission Controls (2-3-3)

Provides an in-depth study of powertrain control systems and emission control systems with emphasis on operating strategies. This course focuses on the theory and operation of the systems and how they react to different operating conditions. This course lays the foundation for the driveability and performance diagnostic course that follows.

Prerequisites: AUTO132M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO134M.

AUTO215M - Advanced Vehicle Systems (3-0-3)

Introduces the students to new technology. This course focuses on the latest vehicle systems and technology that may not yet be in production. This course is designed to explore the future of technology in the automobile and to help prepare students for what is ahead.

Prerequisites: AUTO132M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO134M.

AUTO220M - Automotive Co-op III (0-15-1)

The Automotive Co-op provides practical experience at an approved site. It is a required component of the certificate program. Students are required to work a minimum of 320 hours. A log of all work will be completed for review by the faculty member and their site supervisor. Periodic evaluations based on performance and other issues related to successful employment will be completed and reviewed by the faculty member and site supervisor and will be the basis for the final grade.

Prerequisites: AUTO211M, AUTO214M, AUTO215M with a grade of “C-” or better.

AUTO221M - Automatic Transmission Hydraulic and Mechanical Systems (2-3-3)

Covers automatic transmission hydraulic and mechanical system operation, diagnosis and repair. Students participate in the complete disassembly, inspection and overhaul procedures of different types of automatic transmissions. Students will examine the principles of torque converter operation, hydraulics, power-flow, planetary gear sets and diagnosis.

Prerequisites: AUTO211M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO220M.

AUTO223M - Driveability and Performance (2-3-3)

A comprehensive course in vehicle performance diagnosis with a focus on identifying driveability concerns and diagnostic methods used in solving performance problems. Using actual driveability problems, students will have the opportunity to learn diagnostic techniques. The goal is to learn to solve performance problems in a logical and complete manner and to identify the root cause.

Prerequisites: AUTO214M with a grade of “C-” or better and AUTO220M.

AUTO224M - Automatic Transmission Electronics (2-3-3)

Provides a thorough study of automatic transmission electronic control system operation, diagnosis and repair. Students participate in the inspection and diagnosis of electronic controls of automatic transmissions. An in-depth analysis of electronic transmission control system strategies and diagnosis will also be part of the course.

Prerequisites: AUTO132M, AUTO211M, AUTO220M.