Automobile-Mechanical (404)

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404-100 Service Fundamentals 1

In this course students will demonstrate basic hand tool applications, identify and practice service facility safety procedures, and identify careers and certifications in the automotive service sector.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-101 Service Fundamentals 2

In this course students will demonstrate basic power tool applications, identify and practice equipment and lift safety procedures, and use comprehensive and manufacturer shop manuals to perform basic under-hood and under-car services.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-102 Brake Service 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of hydraulic brake system components. Additionally, they will measure and inspect hydraulic brake system components to diagnose repairs. Students will practice safety protocols and general brake services and procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-103 Brake Service 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of disc brake system components. Additionally, they will measure and inspect disc brake system components and perform repairs on those components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-102)

404-104 Brake Service 3

In this course students will describe the purpose and function of drum brake system components. Additionally, they will measure and inspect drum brake system components and perform maintenance and repair on those components.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-103)

404-105 Brake Service 4

In this course students will define the purpose and function of wheel bearings and common electronic brake control systems. They will perform maintenance and repair tasks on wheel bearings and electronic brake control systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-104)

404-106 Steering & Suspension 1

In this course the student will define the functions and features of wheels and tires, including safety features, distortion, and center of gravity. They will perform tire maintenance and repair procedures.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-107 Steering & Suspension 2

In this course students will define the functions and features of steering systems. They will perform diagnosis, maintenance, and repair on various steering systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-106)

404-108 Steering & Suspension 3

In this course students will define the purpose and function of suspension systems and various components. Students will perform maintenance and repair on suspension systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-107)

404-109 Steering & Suspension 4

In this course students will define the purpose and function of wheel alignment and perform wheel alignment. Students will also identify wheel alignment problems given various diagnostic scenarios.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-108)

404-110 Engine Repair 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of components of automobile engines and remove, inspect, and reinstall engines. Additionally, students will diagnose and repair cylinder head and valve train problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-111 Engine Repair 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of components of automobile engine block assemblies. Students will practice diagnosing and repairing engine block assembly problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-110)

404-112 Engine Repair 3

In this course students will define the purpose and function of components of engine lubrication and cooling systems. Students will practice diagnosing and repairing lubrication and cooling system assembly problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-111)

404-113 Engine Repair 4

In this course students will define the purpose and function of components of engine ignition and fuel systems. Students will practice diagnosing engine condition, as well as inspecting and testing the impact of the ignition and fuel systems on engine performance.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-112)

404-114 Drive Train Service 1

In this course students will explore the principles and theory of the manual transmission transaxle system. Students will also define the function and purpose of components of the clutch system.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-115 Drive Train Service 2

In this course students will practice diagnosis and maintenance of the manual transmission transaxle system.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-114)

404-116 Drive Train Service 3

In this course students will define the function and purpose of components of drive shafts, axles, final drives, 4-wheel drive systems, and all-wheel drive systems. Students will practice inspection, repair, and maintenance of these systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-115)

404-117 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 1

In this course students will explore the principles and basic functions of automobile heating and air conditioning systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-118 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 2

In this course students will practice and demonstrate their ability to inspect, repair, and maintain heating and air conditioning systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-117)

404-119 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 3

In this course students will define the function and purpose of components of electronic climate control systems. Students will demonstrate their ability to inspect, repair, and maintain electronic climate control systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-118)

404-120 Heating & Air Conditioning Service 4

In this course students will explore the function and principles behind air conditioning system refrigerant recovery and charging.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-119)

404-121 Electrical Service 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of different types of circuits, (series, parallel and series-parallel). Students will demonstrate how to calculate volts, amps and ohms.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-122 Electrical Service 2

In this course students will practice and demonstrate their ability to follow schematics and diagrams, use automotive information systems, and trace the flow of current from battery, through the load to ground.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-121)

404-123 Electrical Service 3

In this course students will practice and demonstrate the use a digital meter to test and analyze vehicle circuits.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-122)

404-124 Electrical Service 4

In this course students will demonstrate their ability to analyze starting and charging circuit voltage drops, diagnose parasitic drain, and identify problems using schematics and digital meters. Students will be able to define the purpose and function of relays.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-123)

404-125 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 1

In this course students will practice and demonstrate the use of an automotive oscilloscope to view waveforms.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-126 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of scan tools, temperature sensors, and throttle position sensors. Students will demonstrate how to test temperature sensors and throttle position sensors using a scan tool and oscilloscope.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-125)

404-127 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 3

In this course students will identify the application of manifold absolute pressure and barometric pressure to mass air flow sensors. Students will define how automotive computers use mass air flow sensors. Students will practice and demonstrate their ability to test these sensors using a scan tool and oscilloscope.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-126)

404-128 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals 4

In this course students will define the purpose and function of oxygen sensors. Students will practice and demonstrate how to test oxygen sensors using a scan tool and oscilloscope.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-127)

404-129 Electronic Engine Control Diagnosis 1

In this course students will demonstrate their ability to diagnose and analyze vehicle emission and drivability problems by using a scan tool in conjunction with diagnostic codes and automotive computer modes.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-128 or 404-351)

404-130 Electronic Engine Control Diagnosis 2

In this course students will practice and diagnose proper operation of vehicle computer control and engine systems using a scan tool and information from oxygen sensors, fuel trim, and automotive computer monitors.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-129 or 404-357)

404-131 Computerized Fuel Systems Service 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of components of computerized fuel systems. Students will practice and demonstrate their ability to diagnose, test, and repair mechanical and electrical components of computerized fuel systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-130 or 404-357)

404-132 Computerized Fuel Systems Service 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of various types of injectors. Students will explore the interaction between injector pulse width and the use of fuel trim as a diagnostic tool. Students will demonstrate their ability to test injector operation.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-131)

404-133 Engine Performance Testing 1

In this course students will demonstrate their ability to diagnose and assess the operation of the ignition system.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-130 or 404-357)

404-134 Engine Performance Testing 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of the battery starting and charging system. Students will demonstrate their ability to test for parasitic drain and to test and diagnose the battery systems using an oscilloscope, scan tool, and multi-meter.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-133)

404-135 Engine Performance Testing 3

In this course students will define the relationship of the engine control systems and emission monitors. Students will demonstrate their ability to repair drivability problems related to these systems, as well as how to diagnose them.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-134)

404-136 Engine Performance Testing 4

In this course students will review and demonstrate comprehensive ability in the skills typically introduced during the first year of the program, including safety practices and the inspection and repair of brake systems, steering and suspension systems, engine systems, drive train systems, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-135)

404-137 Drive Train/Transaxle Testing 1

In this course students will define the purpose and function of automatic transmissions and their components. Students will demonstrate their ability to inspect, diagnose, and maintain automatic transmissions.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-130)

404-138 Drive Train/Transaxle Testing 2

In this course students will define the purpose and function of the torque converter clutch. Additionally, students will demonstrate the ability to diagnose automatic transmission problems using a scan tool, and to differentiate between engine and transmission drivability problems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1
Pre-requisites: (404-137)

404-139 Auto Machine Shop

In this course students will practice and demonstrate essential machining skills used in automotive service facilities, including oxygen acetylene torch cutting and heating, repairing bolt threads, machining brake rotors on-and-off vehicle, and the use of a manual brake lathe.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-140 Service Simulation

This course will allow students to visit dealerships, independent shops, and auto repair franchises to observe operations, procedures, and equipment of an operating shop or business.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2

404-141 Service Management

In this course students explore state and federal regulations concerning automotive servicing. Students will demonstrate their ability follow documentation procedures common to automotive service facilities.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-142 Emission Control Service and Certification

In this course students will demonstrate the use of diagnostic equipment to diagnose, adjust, replace, and repair emission-related components and parts.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-143 ASE Certification

In this course students demonstrate readiness to complete ASE Certification through review of suspension and steering systems, electrical reading, and brake systems.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 1

404-144 Service Internship

This course provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate automotive inspection, repair, and maintenance skills in an operating service facility. Students will also complete a comprehensive report on their experiences after meeting the internship requirements.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2

404-145 Customer Service Fundamentals

In this course students will explore principles of successful customer service and relations. Students will demonstrate skills in relationship building and management through practical interviews and role-playing.

Aid Code: 10 - Associate Degree.
Credits: 2

404-338 Service Fundamentals

Introduction to the automotive service facility. Safety, basic hand tool and power tools application is defined to help the prospective automobile technician work safely and efficiently. Students will learn how to use both comprehensive and manufacturer's shop manuals to perform basic under-hood and under-car services.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

404-339 Engine Service

This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory of gasoline engine operation and design. The course also includes methods of diagnosis, disassembly, measurement, and reassembly. Emphasis is placed upon diagnostic ability and skill development.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-342 Heating & Air Conditioning Service

This course provides a basic understanding of the automobile cooling and air conditioning system. Theory of air conditioning is defined. Emphasis is placed on laboratory performance and related skills development.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-343 Automotive Machine Shop

This course is designed to acquaint the student with automotive machine shop practices. It gives the student an opportunity to correctly use tools such as the outside micrometer, telescoping gauge, drill press, brake rotor and drum lathe, and other measuring instruments. Both English and metric systems are covered in this course.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

404-345 Brake Service

The student is introduced to the fundamentals of automotive brake systems including drum, disc, hydraulic, power, and antilock systems. Brake measurement is a high priority.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-346 Steering & Suspension Service

The student is introduced to basic wheel alignment, suspension systems, and steering systems. Computerized four-wheel alignment is a high priority in this course.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-347 Drive Train Service 1

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of the power train. Emphasis is placed on the diagnosis and repair of differentials and manual transmissions.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 3

404-348 Service Simulation

This course is designed to introduce the student to shop operating procedures. Students can obtain credit for part-time employment in an automotive related work environment.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2

404-349 Service Management

The student becomes familiar with the use of service related documents and procedures in this course. Emphasis is placed on shop liability and state and federal laws concerning automotive servicing.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

404-350 ASE Certification Review

This course is designed to prepare the student for ASE certification.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

404-351 Electronic Engine Control Fundamentals

This course is designed to introduce the student to computerized engine controls and related electrical components. Emphasis is placed on theory of operation and diagnostics using state of the art diagnostic equipment. Special emphasis will be placed on skillfully understanding and using shop manuals for related systems.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-352 Computerized Fuel Systems Service

The student is introduced to various computerized fuel systems. Topics covered are: electronic fuel injection, throttle body injection systems, port fuel injection, multi-port injection systems and sequential injection systems. Emphasis is placed on diagnostics and development of skills in using sophisticated diagnostic equipment.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (404-357)

404-353 Emission Control Service and Certification

This course is designed to help the student develop skills necessary to diagnose, adjust, replace, or repair emission related component parts by skillfully demonstrating the use of diagnostic equipment.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 1

404-354 Engine Performance Testing

This course is designed to maintain OBD II computerized vehicles and develop systematic repair procedures through the use of shop manuals and sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Emphasis is placed on driveability problems.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4
Pre-requisites: (404-357)

404-355 Drive Train/Transaxle Servvice II

This course is designed to introduce the student to automatic transmission and transaxle service.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (404-357)

404-356 Electrical Service

This course is designed to help the students learn how to diagnose and repair electrical problems related to automobile accessories. Emphasis is placed on skillfully understanding and testing procedures necessary for repair.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 4

404-357 Electronic Engine Control Diagnosis

This course is a composite of all computerized systems. Emphasis is placed on electrical skills, diagnostic procedure, driveability problems, and repair. An over view of engine computer function, computerized fuel delivery, emission controls, and computer chassis control is included.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2
Co-requisites: (404-351)

404-358 Service Internship

Students wishing for hands-on shop experience can obtain two credits for on-the-job training related directly and in cooperation with a service facility. Prior consent of automotive instructor is required. The student completes a comprehensive study after successfully completing the intern requirements.

Aid Code: 32 - Two-year Technical Diploma.
Credits: 2
Pre-requisites: (404-357)