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Associate in Applied Science



Automotive - Course Description

Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Longview
Contacts: David Patience - Automotive Department Coordinator/Ford ASSET Instructor, 816.604.2064

Terri Kelley - Automotive Program Specialist, 816-604-2215

Course Descriptions

AUTO 101 - Automotive Internship I - 3.00 credits

Cooperative on-the-job training in the automotive industry.

AUTO 102 - Automotive Internship II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 101. Cooperative on-the-job training in the automotive industry. This course builds on the work experience gained in AUTO 101.

AUTO 103 - Fundamentals to Automotive Technology - 3.00 credits

This course is an introduction to the various mechanical and electrical systems of the automobile. Students will also learn basic service techniques while understanding the costs associated with purchasing, maintaining, and repairing an automobile.

AUTO 105 - Cooperative Work Experience I - 1.00 credits

Co-operative on-the-job training in the automotive industry. This course is only open to GM ASEP and Ford ASSET emphasis students. Prerequisite: Be enrolled in one of the corporate emphasis areas, maintain a C average and be approved by a sponsoring dealer.

AUTO 106 - Cooperative Work Experience II - 1.00 credits

Co-operative on-the-job training in the automotive industry. This course is only open to GM ASEP and Ford ASSET emphasis students. Prerequisite: Be enrolled in one of the corporate emphasis areas, maintain a C average and be approved by a sponsoring dealer.

AUTO 107 - Cooperative Work Experience III - 1.00 credits

Co-operative on-the-job training in the automotive industry. This course is only open to GM ASEP and Ford ASSET emphasis students. Prerequisite: Be enrolled in one of the corporate emphasis areas, maintain a C average and be approved by a sponsoring dealer.

AUTO 108 - Cooperative Work Experience IV - 1.00 credits

Co-operative on-the-job training in the automotive industry. This course is only open to GM ASEP and Ford ASSET emphasis students. Prerequisite: Be enrolled in one of the corporate emphasis areas, maintain a C average and be approved by a sponsoring dealer.

AUTO 117 - Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair - 6.00 credits

This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with fundamentals of operation, service, maintenance and light repair of modern automobiles. Students will learn basic automotive shop safety, tool and equipment use, basic engine, cooling system, brake, steering, suspension, serpentine belt and electrical system maintenance.

AUTO 120 - MIG and Structural Welding - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: Accepted into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. Welding of metal in modern automobiles including oxyacetylene, and GMAW (MIG).

AUTO 125 - Structural Analysis and Damage Repair - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: Accepted into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. The analysis, measure, and repair of frames and unibody structures of automobiles and light trucks.

AUTO 130 - Nonstructural Analysis and Damage Repair - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: Accepted into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. The analysis of the condition and the repair or replacement of nonstructural components of automobiles and light trucks.

AUTO 135 - Plastics and Adhesives - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: Accepted into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. Analysis and repair of panels and structures using plastic fillers, fiberglass, structural adhesives, and bonding agents.

AUTO 140 - Automotive Painting - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. Analysis, preparation, and performance of paint applications on modern automobiles and light trucks.

AUTO 141 - Automotive Refinishing - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Accepted into the articulation program for Auto Collision Repair. Analysis, preparation, and performance of paint repair and refinishing applications on modern automobiles and light trucks.

AUTO 150 - Automotive Engine Repair - 6.00 credits

This course covers the history, theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of automotive gasoline and light-duty diesel engines. The student will receive instruction on engine maintenance and repair including methods, tools and procedures required to properly recondition engine assemblies. Reconditioning of engine assemblies and components include cylinder head and valve service, piston and ring service, block and bearing service. This course emphasizes precision measuring and engine mechanical systems diagnosis.

AUTO 166 - Automotive Electrical Systems - 6.00 credits

This course incorporates a study of the theory, construction, and repair of modern automotive electrical systems. Operational theory, testing and repair of batteries, charging systems, starting systems, lighting systems, wiring and accessories will be stressed. Practice in the use of test equipment to diagnose vehicle electrical systems will be covered in detail.

AUTO 170 - Automotive Braking Systems - 4.00 credits

History, theory of operation, and current service procedures on drum and disc brakes systems. Includes power assist systems and anti-lock brake systems.

AUTO 172 - Automotive Suspension and Steering - 4.00 credits

History, theory and service of front and rear suspension and steering systems. Includes steering gear, rack and pinion steering, power assist and power assist. Extensive coverage of four-wheel alignment, tire and wheel balance.

AUTO 174 - Manual Drivetrain and Axles - 4.00 credits

This course incorporates the theory of operation and service procedures of manual drive trains and axles including drivelines, constant velocity (CV) joints, manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials and clutches. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) will be covered in this course.

AUTO 250 - Diesel Diagnosis and Repair - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 150 and AUTO 166. Discussion of diesel engine construction and operation as compared to gasoline engines. Study of diesel engine air, fuel, emissions, and electronic control systems. Study of how diesel engines and systems operate and how to diagnose, service, and repair these systems.

AUTO 260 - Advanced Diagnosis - 6.00 credits

Prerequisite: Be a student in good standing in the General Motors ASEP or Ford Motor 7 Co. Asset program. An advanced course allowing students to specialize in one or two of eight specialty areas of automotive technology. This course utilizes individualized instruction methods. Special emphasis will be placed on specialty electronics areas and driveability. Each student will be required to perform the duties of a service advisor and service manager.

AUTO 264 - Automotive Air Conditioning - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: AUTO 166. This course incorporates history, theories of operation, diagnosis, and repair of various types of automotive air conditioners, and cabin heating systems. Practice using regrigerant identification and reclaiming equipment. Students will ave the opportunity to become certified to purchase and handle refirigerants.

AUTO 272 - Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 166 and one of the following: AUTO 150, AUTO 172, AUTO 174, AUTO 276, AUTO 278, AUTO 280. This course incorporates history, theories of operation, testing, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Hydraulic theory, torque multiplication factor, and planetary gear set operation will be covered in detail. Proper disassembly and reassembly procedures will be emphasized.

AUTO 276 - Automotive Engine Performance - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 150, AUTO 166, and concurrent enrollment in or completion of AUTO 279. This course incorporates the history, theories of operation, diagnosis, and repair of fuel systems, emissions systems and electronic engine management systems. Ignition system theory and secondary system checks will be covered. This course will emphasize published diagnostics procedures.

AUTO 278 - Electronic Engine Control - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 166 and be a student in the Ford Motor Co. Asset program. Solid-state electronic principles and applications on devices as utilized on late model Ford Motor company┬┐s computer-equipped vehicles. Includes Ford certifications.

AUTO 279 - Automotive Electronic Systems - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 166. This course builds on previous learning in automotive electrical systems. Electronic principles and theories of operation are explored in detail. Application, diagnosis and repair of automotive computer management systems will be covered.

AUTO 280 - Diagnosis and Repair - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Completion of AUTO 150, AUTO 166, AUTO 172, AUTO 174 (not required for GM ASEP or Ford ASSET students) and AUTO 264. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of AUTO 272, AUTO 276, and AUTO 278. This course employs a lecture/laboratory approach to the use of diagnostic equipment pertaining to drivability issues, network communications, and computerized management of all vehicular systems. This course will concentrate on development of diagnostic processes without published procedures. This course is designed to increase problem solving and critical thinking skills.

AUTO 282 - Hybrid Electric Vehicles - 4.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 150, AUTO 166, AUTO 276, AUTO 279. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of AUTO 280. This course incorporates history, theories of operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of hybrid electric power trains. Computerized management systems related to hybrid electric vehichle systems will be covered in detail.

AUTO 288 - Alternative Fuels & Vehicles - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 150, AUTO 166, AUTO 276, and AUTO 279. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of AUTO 280. This course incorporates history, theories of operation, maintenance, diagnosis and repair of alternative fuel vehicle power trains including hybrid electric vehicles. Computerized management systems related to alternative fuel and hybrid electric vehicles will be covered in detail.

AUTO MECH - Apprenticeship - Automotive Mechanic - 8.00 credits

Individual projects involving media and techniques chosen by the student with the advice of the instructor.

 

Last Modified: 11/10/15