AUTM 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and science. Study of oral and written communications.
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 pick-up truck clutches, car and pick-up 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 motors repair and test procedures 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. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.