Automotive Mechanics

Classes

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

AUM 121 : Braking Systems

This course provides instruction in automotive technology or auto mechanics. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of brakes. (ABR 223 Automotive Mechanical Components is a suitable substitute for this course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

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. (ABR 225 Steering and Suspension is a suitable substitute for this course.)

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

AUM 124 : Automotive Engine

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

AUM 162 : Electrical and Electronic System

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

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

AUM 224 : Manual 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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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 power flow of automatic transmissions and repairing or replacing internal and external components.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

AUM 239 : Engine Performance

This course provides basic instruction in engine perform a nce with emphasis on fuel and ignition systems relating to engine operation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.

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.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None.