3 Semester Program
*Minimum of 64 credits required for program.
Program Coordinator and Instructor: Jenkins
Instructors: Fisher, Kvasnicka, and Staff
Also see Marketing and Management Occupations (Business Technology option) for the Associate of Applied Science degree.
The following courses are required for a certificate:AUTM 100 Technical General Education 1-16 cr AUTM 101 Vehicle Controls 8 cr AUTM 102 Power Train 8 cr AUTM 103 Automotive Engines 8 cr AUTM 104 Auto Electrical Units 8 cr AUTM 105 Live Work I 8 cr AUTM 106 Live Work II 8 cr TOTAL: 64 cr
Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for AUTM 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Technical General Education Elective
TGE 140 First Year Seminar 1 credit. This course provides an introduction to the nature of postsecondary education and a general orientation to the functions and resources at Idaho State University. This course is designed to help first-year and transfer students adjust to the University, develop a better understanding of the learning process, and acquire essential survival skills. The course utilizes presenters from various campus support systems, collaborative learning activities, and written assignments which involve student resources and activities on campus. The course also provides a support group of students in a critical transition year by examining problems common to first-year experience. It covers University resources, learning strategies, study techniques, test anxiety, time management, test preparation, and problem solving.
AUTM 100 Technical General Education (variable) 1-16 credits. The basic mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions are reviewed. Also, for technical fields, beginning algebra through the application of the quadratic equation is studied. An experiment-based science class that emphasizes development and application of equations and problem-solving techniques is taught. Communication skills, critical thinking and basic technical writing are stressed.
AUTM 101 Vehicle Controls 8 credits. (Theory and Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) Introduction to Automotive Technology. Front- and rear-suspension systems, steering systems (power and manual). Brake systems (drum and disk, power and manual). Rear differentials, rear axles, universal joints, drivelines and front wheel drive shafts. Front- and rear-wheel alignments and wheel balancing (tires and wheels).
AUTM 102 Power Train 8 credits. (Theory and Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) Car and pickup truck clutches, car and pickup truck 3-, 4-, and 5-speed manual transmissions. Manual transmissions with overdrives. Manual transaxles 3-, 4-, and 5-speeds. Transfer cases, converters, automatic transmissions 3- and 4-speeds, automatic with overdrives, automatic transmissions, transaxles and final drives.
AUTM 103 Automotive Engines 8 credits. (Theory and Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) Engine overhaul procedures, electrical theory and test meters, soldering and constructing test leads. Batteries, theory and testing procedures. Electrical symbols and glossary. Engine tune-up, standard and electronic. Ignition systems, standard and electronic and air conditioning.
AUTM 104 Automotive Electrical Units 8 credits. (Theory and Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) Alternator repair and test procedures on all types. Starter motor repair and test procedures on all types. Chassis wiring, computer control fundamentals, computer control senders, computer control controls, computer test methods and monitors, fuel and carburetor standard types, computer control fuel solenoid and throttle body carburetors, port injection and computer controlled ignition and timing. Introduction to blowers and turbochargers and emission control systems.
AUTM 105 Live Work I 8 credits. (Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) Application of previously learned material in courses 101 to 104 by working on customers' cars in an actual shop situation.
AUTM 106 Live Work II 8 credits. (Laboratory) (Domestic and Foreign) An extension of Live Work I. It is also the final step in preparing students for industry. All work is on customers' automobiles that are current and late models, conducted in a shop situation, and using flat rate for time. At this time the student will be trained in shop management and customer relations as a shop foreman.
AUTM 199 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
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Revised: February 2000