Automotive Repair Technology

AMM-100: Introduction to Auto Repair, Credits = 1 - 5
Provides high school students with the basics of automotive maintenance including the identification of vehicle systems and basic diagnostics and repairs. Topics include workplace safety, basic shop procedures, tool identification, proper use of fasteners and precision measurement. Prerequisite: Current high school student and instructor permission.

AMM-104: Auto Upkeep: Basic Car Care, Credits = 1 - 3
Introduction to auto mechanics for anyone who is unfamiliar with basic auto maintenance and repair. Topics include vehicle basics, safety, fluids, wheels and tires, changing tires, emergency equipment, tools, brakes, and vehicle shopping tips/tools. The intent is to provide the consumer with the knowledge to make economic decisions and to take preventative measures to enhance owner satisfaction. (The class will not perform major vehicle repairs.) Dress in comfortable work clothes. This class is taught by ASE Certified instructors.

AMM-105: Auto Technician In-Service, Credits = 1 - 3
Designed to prepare students for the ASE exam. Computer based training which introduces the student to electrical/electronic systems diagnosis. Students will use computer software to simulate use of a digital volt-ohmmeter to practice diagnostic procedures performed on electrical and electronic automotive systems found on today's automobiles. This course is suitable for apprentice and journeyman automotive technicians interested in furthering their understanding of modern automotive electronic systems.

AMM-145: Auto Related Industry, Credits = 6
Introduction to the automotive repair industry. The student will learn automotive terminology, shop and personal safety, handling and storing of hazardous materials, identification and operation of shop equipment and specialized tools, identification of hand tools, micrometer use and measure given objects within .0005 tolerance and the use of drills, taps and dies. The student will be become familiar with all major components of the vehicle. Students will study wheels and tires, theory, diagnosis and service. Students will learn automotive maintenance operations. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisites: AMM 149 and 245.

AMM-149: Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Credits = 2
Introduction to alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles. The student will learn automotive terminology, vehicle safety, handling of high voltage components and specialized tool and equipment usage. The student will become familiar with all major components of typical hybrid powered vehicles. Emergency procedures on hybrid vehicles will be covered. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisites: AMM 145 and 245.

AMM-150: Automotive High Voltage Systems, Credits = 2
The student will learn high voltage vehicle safety and specialized tool and equipment usage. The student will become familiar with all major components of typical hybrid powered vehicles. Emergency procedures on hybrid vehicles will be covered. The student will learn diagnosis of failures found in high voltage circuits and components found on Hybrid Electrical Vehicles. Class will consist of hands-on practical application of concepts learned using various types of specialized equipment used on hybrid and alternative fueled vehicles. This class is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment. Co-requisite of AMM 161.

AMM-151: Engine Performance, Credits = 11
Introduction to automotive fuel delivery and fuel injection systems. Students will study fuel pumps, fuel filters, fuel injection system operation, diagnosis and repair and emission systems. Students will learn to use automotive scan tools, automotive oscilloscopes, engine analyzers gas analyzers and other specialized fuel system tools and equipment. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisites: AMM 153, 171 and 181.

AMM-152: Engine Performance II, Credits = 9
Introduction to automotive ignition system theory, diagnosis and repair, emission systems theory, diagnosis and repair and on-board computer system theory, diagnosis, and repair. Students will learn to use automotive scan tools, automotive oscilloscopes, engine analyzers and other specialized engine performance tools. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Prerequisite: AMM 161; Co-requisites: AMM 232, 242, 253, and 254.

AMM-153: High Voltage Battery Reconditioning and Rebuild, Credits = 2
The course covers construction, operation and diagnosis of HV battery packs and battery control systems. Students will perform testing and reconditioning of HV batteries. Co-requisites: AMM 151, AMM 171, AMM 181.

AMM-161: Electrical and Electronics, Credits = 19
Introduction to electricity and electronics used in the automotive industry. Students will study voltage, resistance, amperage, ohms law, circuits, wiring diagrams and use of electrical and electronics test equipment. This course will cover major and accessory electrical devices used on today's vehicles. Emphasis will be placed on theory, diagnosis, service and repair of all electrical components. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisite: AMM 150.

AMM-171: Air Conditioning and Heating, Credits = 4
Introduction to Climate Control and Comfort systems. The student will learn air conditioning terminology, system safety, refrigeration principles, operation, service and repair of refrigeration plumbing systems. Students will learn the proper use of specialized tool and equipment usage. The student will become familiar with all major components of a typical climate control system. Class will consist of hands-on practical application of concepts learned in the classroom. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Prerequisite: AMM 161; Co-requisites: AMM 151 and 181.

AMM-181: Suspension and Alignment, Credits = 4
Introduction to the automotive alignment and suspension theory, diagnosis and repair. The student will learn automotive terminology, shop and personal safety. Students will learn suspension and alignment principles, two and four wheel alignment, suspension diagnosis and repair, tire and wheel diagnosis and repair. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisites: AMM 151 and 171.

AMM-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 21
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the auto repair and service industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

AMM-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 1 - 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: AMM 191.

AMM-199: Specials Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study and train to meet established local needs in the automotive repair industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

AMM-210: Engine Rebuild, Credits = 21
Disassembly, inspection, and reassembly of the gasoline internal combustion engine. Hands-on applications including emphasis on disassembly, cleaning and inspection of cylinder block and cylinder head components; instruction in the use of precision measurement tools to measure wear of cylinders and other major components of the engine. This instruction will include grinding valves, checking guides, and installing rod, main and cam bearings, timing gears and chain, pistons and rings. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations.

AMM-224: Automatic Transmission/Transaxles, Credits = 13
Introduction to automatic transmission and transaxles. Students will learn theory, diagnosis and repair of automatic drivetrain components used on today's light duty vehicles. Subjects covered in this course are; torque converters, planetary gear sets, hydraulic systems, electronic controls, valve bodies and CVT's. Students will learn to use specialized equipment necessary to diagnose and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisite: AMM 225.

AMM-225: Manual Drive Train and Axles, Credits = 8
Introduction to manual transmission, transaxles, clutches, differentials and transfer cases. Students will learn theory, diagnosis and repair of manual drivetrain components used on today's vehicles. Students will learn to diagnose and repair clutches, differentials, transfer cases and drive axles. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisite: AMM 224.

AMM-232: Air Conditioning and Heating II, Credits = 4
Review of refrigeration systems. The student will learn air conditioning terminology and system safety. Students will learn the proper use of specialized tools and equipment used to test advanced HVAC control systems. The student will become familiar with all major components of a typical manual and electronic climate control system. Class will consist of hands-on practical application of concepts learned in the classroom. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Prerequisite: AMM 171; Co-requisite: AMM 152 and 242.

AMM-242: Suspension and Alignment II, Credits = 4
Advanced automotive alignment theory, diagnosis and repair. The student will learn automotive terminology, shop and personal safety. Students will learn advanced alignment procedures, electronic suspension theory, diagnosis and repair and vehicle stabilization theory, diagnosis and repair and vehicle suspension related drivability diagnosis and repair. Students will learn to operate advanced features of four wheel alignment machine and specialized equipment necessary to diagnose and repair advanced suspension systems. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Prerequisite: AMM 181; Co-requisites: AMM 152 and 232.

AMM-245: Brakes, Credits = 13
Training in theory, diagnosis and repair of automotive brake systems. Students will study disc, drum and anti-lock brake systems. This course is structured to provide competency-based application of NATEF automotive repair tasks in a working shop environment and will provide students with the background and knowledge to take the ASE certification examinations. Co-requisites: AMM 145 and 149.

AMM-247: Advanced Auto Repair, Credits = 1 - 21
Provides advanced training for students who have completed the AAAS Degree in Auto Mechanics and desire specialized training in a specific area. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

AMM-254: Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Service and Repair, Credits = 2
This course presents an introduction to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. Students are required to gain an understanding of CNG theory, safety, regulations, maintenance and repair of CNG equipped vehicles. Students will perform diagnostic testing and analysis of failed CNG components. Students will apply basic competencies to grasp in-depth workings of CNG-fueled vehicles. This course will focus on combining classroom instruction and theory with the opportunity to apply theory through hands-on activities performed in the lab/shop. Co-requisites: AMM 152, 232, 242, 255.

AMM-255: CNG Conversion/Installation, Credits = 2
This course presents an introduction to compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions and installation on vehicles. Students are required to gain an understanding of the process required to convert and install CNG systems on vehicles. Students will install CNG conversion kits on light and heavy duty vehicles. This course will focus on combining classroom instruction and theory with the opportunity to apply theory through hands-on activities performed in the lab/shop. Co-requisites: AMM 152, 232, 242, 254.

AMM-256: CNG Conversion/Installation Co-op, Credits = 13
This course presents an introduction to comprssed natural gas (CNG) conversions and installation on vehicles. Students are required to gain an understanding of the process required to convert and install CNG systems on vehicles. Students will install CNG conversion kits on light and heavy duty vehicles. This course will focus on combining classroom instruction and theory with the opportunity to apply theory through hands-on activities performed in the lab/shop. Prerequisite: Instruction permission required.

AMM-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 21
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard automotive repair technology curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

AMM-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.