Automotive Technology Courses

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AMT 100|Basic Automotive Maintenance

2 Credits

An introduction to general automotive systems and service procedures. This course is designed to familiarize students with the automotive industry learning how to properly service and maintain today's vehicles, knowing how to understand what a service repair facility is saying to them when they are having a vehicle repaired, and the requirements to continue on becoming an automotive repair technician if desired. Class time consists of lecture on theory of preventative maintenance procedures and systems, basic operation of automotive tools, shop safety, computerized online information systems, written assignments, and basic automotive repair techniques. Lab time consists of students applying concepts learned with hands-on experience while working on student owned vehicles and school mockups.

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AMT 104|Diesel Engine Theory

2 Credits

This course provides basic knowledge and theory of operation of automotive diesel engines including ignition and fuel systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107, 109, 113, and 114 or instructor permission.

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AMT 105|Basic Automotive Maintenance Lab

1–3 Credits

Formerly AMT 1001

Lab to be taken concurrently with AMT 100.

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AMT 107|Parts, Systems, and Components

4 Credits

This course prepares students to apply technical knowledge and skills to perform tasks and services that facilitate the movement and sale of parts and materials. Students will learn the identification of individual parts in vehicle systems and demonstrate an understanding of parts' relationships to various systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: enrollment in the Automotive Technology program, or CASAS 221+ or equivalent, or instructor permission.

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AMT 108|Parts Logistics Practicum

1 Credit

This class provides field experiences that allow a student to observe and document how working professionals perform their job duties. Students will also participate in performing tasks to a limited extent allowed by on-site staff in an environment that will build on the students' area of career interests and prepare them to be productive employees.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107 and INT 130, or instructor permission .

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AMT 109|Tools and Hardware

3 Credits

This is an entry-level course that provides basic tool and hardware safety, use, and storage. It will cover the tools, hardware, fasteners, and basic equipment commonly used in maintenance shop environments.

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AMT 112|Electrical Systems

2 Credits

A class covering electrical basics, electronics, test equipment, wiring circuitry, and basic diagnosis of starting and charging systems. Students in the lab diagnose and repair light circuits, wiring systems, and basic starting and charging systems. This course is designed for automotive students.

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AMT 113|Maintenance Publications and Records

2 Credits

This course provides students with knowledge to utilize maintenance publications, service bulletins, and maintenance directives for service and maintenance of vehicles. It also includes the correct procedures and information for completing work orders and creating maintenance log entries.

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AMT 114|Preventive Maintenance

5 Credits

This course provides students with basic knowledge and understanding of automotive procedures for maintaining vehicles by following recommendations for preventive care. This course provides the background science and physics for understanding the unique needs and attributes of automotive materials and systems including lubrication, hydraulic, pneumatic, metallurgical, gaseous, power, and fuels.

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AMT 115|Basic Damage Repair

3 Credits

This course is an introduction to basic metal repair and metal straightening techniques. It includes shop safety and the proper use of power and hand tools.

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AMT 116|Corrosion Protection

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to identifying damage and non-damage corrosion. Various methods of corrosion protection are presented as well as metal treatments and primers.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107 or instructor permission.

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AMT 117|Introduction to Paint Application

3 Credits

This course provides basic knowledge and practice in correcting defects in vehicle finishes. Students will learn to distinguish among the various types of paint equipment, use various paint codes and specifications, identify various paint systems, and explore paint defects.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107 or instructor permission.

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AMT 118|Glass and Plastic Adhesive Repair

3 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the basics of glass and plastic adhesive repair. Topics include glass repair, fiberglass and composite repair, and applying body plastic filler.

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AMT 119|Suspension and Steering Systems Theory

2 Credits

This class is designed to give students an understanding of the theory of automotive steering and suspension systems. The emphasis will be on the mechanical portion of those systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107, 109, 113, and 114 or instructor permission.

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AMT 120|Basic Electrical Systems

4 Credits

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automotive electrical systems. Subjects covered will include basic electrical principles and how malfunctions affect the proper functioning of vehicles.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: MATH 111 or instructor permission.

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AMT 121|Suspension and Steering Systems Servicing

5 Credits

This lab is designed to familiarize students with the operation, diagnosis, repair, and service of automotive steering and suspension systems, with the emphasis on the mechanical portion of these systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107, 109, 113, and 114 or instructor permission.

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AMT 123|Brake Systems I

5 Credits

This class provides a basic understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automotive brake systems. Emphasis will be placed on the mechanical portion of the brakes systems and the principles behind their operation.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 120 with a minimum 2.0 GPA or instructor permission.

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AMT 129|Engine Theory

3 Credits

This course introduces students to the theory of internal combustion engines. Students will explore the fundamentals of fuel system theory, ignition theory, and identify engine mechanical integrity and operation.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107, 109, 113, and 114 or instructor permission. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in the program.

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AMT 130|Engine Servicing

4 Credits

This class provides students a basic understanding of the diagnosis, service, and operation of internal combustion engines with an emphasis on servicing, failure analysis, and correct parts replacement.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 107, 109, 113, and 114 or instructor permission. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in the program.

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AMT 133|Engine Repair

4 Credits

Students will learn to inspect and repair engine lubrication systems, cooling systems, cylinder heads, and valve trains, as well as how to perform advanced level engine diagnosis. Emphasis will be placed on failure analysis and demonstrating proper parts replacement.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 129 and 130 or instructor permission. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in the program.

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AMT 134|Engine Rebuild

3 Credits

Students will learn how to remove and install an automotive engine; inspect and troubleshoot internal combustion engines; demonstrate the ability to reassemble engine components into a working condition, including engine conformity inspections; and perform advanced level engine diagnosis.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 129, 130, and concurrently enrolled in AMT 133 or instructor permission. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in the program.

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AMT 135|Vehicle Maintenance & Lab

7 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students basic knowledge and understanding of common automotive maintenance procedures, minor parts replacement, the importance of maintenance, and to work in a manner which exhibits pride, cleanliness, work ethic, and professionalism. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 121, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 140|Automotive Internship

7 Credits

This summer internship program is designed to prepare students for actual shop employment. Students spend a minimum of eight weeks working in an automotive repair facility gaining experience with genuine automotive shop working conditions. This "hands-on" practice enables students to be more prepared for their second year advanced studies and allows them to have verifiable "employed" experience when searching for employment at completion of year two. The internship work site must be instructor approved. The instructor performs on-site visits after students are employed to gather data on the performance of the students. Students work in a manner which exhibits pride, cleanliness, work ethic, and professionalism. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 135, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 193|Independent Study

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework or for a specific topic of special interest.

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AMT 199|Special Studies

1–10 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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AMT 210|Automotive Electronics

4 Credits

This course covers the concepts of electrical fundamentals and electronics including series, parallel, and compound circuits; motors, relays, switches, inverters, converters; power distribution, wiring and routing; and logic diagrams and circuits.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 120 or instructor permission.

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AMT 220|Advanced Electrical & Electronics & Lab

7 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a highly developed understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of the advanced automotive electrical and electronic operating systems. Students work in a manner which exhibits pride, cleanliness, work ethic, and professionalism. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 140, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 223|Brakes Systems II & Lab

5 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a highly developed understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of the advanced brake systems with a heavy emphasis on the electronic side of those systems. Students work in a manner which exhibits pride, cleanliness, work ethic, and professionalism. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 220, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 230|Automatic Transmission

5 Credits

Students will gain a basic understanding of the theory, diagnosis, rebuilding, and servicing of automatic automotive transmissions, including an understanding of their internal hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical operations.

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AMT 233|Manual Transmissions & Lab

7 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a basic understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automotive manual transmissions. Students work with a manual transmission and gain knowledge of internal gear transfer paths. In addition, study of clutches, drive axles, and differentials round out this course of study. Students work in a manner which exhibits pride, cleanliness, work ethic, and professionalism. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 230, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 240|Drivability Diagnostics & Lab

7 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a highly developed understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of the drivability automotive systems. Emphasis is on power train computer systems, sensors and outputs, and the proper diagnostic strategies to locate potential problems in these systems. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 233, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 243|Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems

7 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a basic understanding of the theory, diagnosis, and service of automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. Emphasis is on proper air conditioning recharging techniques and the electrical portion of the HVAC systems. Minimum grade of 2.0 is required to advance in program.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: AMT 240, valid driver's license, reliable transportation, and social security card.

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AMT 250|Automotive Technology Systems Review

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students a review of basic knowledge and understanding of vehicle systems including: electrical, engines, brakes, heating and air conditioning, automatic transmissions, and engine performance.

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AMT 251|Hybrid Operations and Safety

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students an overview of hybrid/high voltage vehicles. The class covers safety, driving characteristics, environmental concerns, and hybrid/high voltage energy principles.

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AMT 252|High Voltage Basic Operations

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students an overview of high voltage batteries, transformers, high voltage wiring, dc-dc converters, safety circuitry, three-phase motors, and high voltage control systems.

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AMT 253|Basic Maintenance and Servicing of Hybrids

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students the theory and hands-on experience to perform basic preventive maintenance of hybrid vehicles.

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AMT 254|High Voltage Diagnostics

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students theories and strategies for diagnosing high voltage and hybrid specific systems.

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AMT 255|Component Replacement

3 Credits

This combination class/lab is designed to give students theory and hands-on experience of proper removal and replacement of hybrid components.

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