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Course Descriptions - AMT

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

importance of maintenance scheduling. Students will also have an opportunity to learn about the eight general areas of automotive technology which include, Steering and Suspension, Brakes, Manual Drive Train and Axles, Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles, Electrical and Electronic Systems. Engine Repair, Heating and Air Conditioning, and Engine Performance. (20 hrs. lect./lab. per week) AMT 30 Engines (8) Prerequisite: AMT 46 and AMT 50 Co-requisite: AMT 40 Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry AMT majors only. This course will cover shop safety, tools and all components found in the modern internal combustion engine. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental operation and construction of internal combustion engines. Instruction will include theory and laboratory (shop) activities in which students will learn how to inspect, service, maintain, diagnose, and repair automobile engine malfunctions. Course includes live work. (240 hrs. lect./lab. per term)

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AMT 40 Electrical Systems I (4) Prerequisite: AMT 46 & 50; PHYS 100 & 100L, or PHYS 104 Co-requisite: AMT 30 Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry AMT majors only. This course will cover shop safety, applicable tools and equipment. It is designed to provide students with the essential theories and practical skills to service and repair battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Diagnostic procedures using wiring diagrams and electrical test equipment to locate shorts, grounds, opens and resistance problems will also be covered. Course includes live work. (120 hrs. lect./lab. per term)

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AMT 42 Electrical Systems II (8) Prerequisite: AMT 30 and AMT 40 Co-requisite: AMT 43 AMT majors only. This Electrical Systems II course deals with the systematic approach to diagnosing and repairing electrical, electronic, and ignition systems. The course focuses on small motor devices, relay controls, instrument clusters, and ignition systems found in the modern vehicle. Students will be introduced to common symptoms and pinpoint test procedures used to evaluate various circuits. They will demonstrate awareness of the safety aspects, operation, and characteristics of Hybrid/Electric Vehicles. Other subject areas include basic electrical repairs, shop safety, and the proper utilization of tools and equipment. Course may include live work. (240 hrs. lect./lab. per term)

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AMT 43 Air Conditioning (4) Prerequisite: AMT 30 and AMT 40 Co-requisite: AMT 42 Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry AMT majors only. This course covers shop safety, training in specialty tools and equipment. Included are fundamental theories, diagnosis, and repair practices to automotive air conditioning systems. Presented in the course are the operation and function of the vacuum, electrical, refrigeration circuits, along with computer controlled climate control systems. Course includes live work. (120 hrs. lect./lab. per term) AMT 46 Powertrain and Manual Transmissions (5) Prerequisite: AMT 53 and AMT 55 Co-requisite: AMT 50 AMT majors only. In this class, students will learn shop safety, proper use of related tools and equipment. The various designs of manual transmissions, differentials, and transaxles are covered in this course along with the many drive line components found in the undercarriage of the automobile. Each major component is covered in detail, including such topics as purpose, application, operation, inspection, diagnosis, and repair. Course includes live work. (150 hrs. lect./lab. per term) AMT 50 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles (7) Prerequisite: AMT 53 and AMT 55 Co-requisite: AMT 46 Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry AMT majors only. This course explains the fundamental principles of automatic transmission designs and operations found on both Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles. Service and overhaul procedures are given on various import and domestic automatic transmissions according to the manufacturer’s standards. Introduction to Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmissions (ECAT) also included. (210 hrs. lect./lab. per term) AMT 53 Brakes (5) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: AMT 20 Co-requisite: AMT 55 AMT majors only. This course covers shop safety, related tools, fundamental principles of operation and practical application needed to perform repairs to automotive braking systems. Various mechanical, hydraulic, vacuum, electrical, and computer devices incorporated in the automobile’s braking system will be covered. They include an introduction to Anti-lock Braking Systems manufactured by Teves, Bosch, Delco, and Kelsey-Hayes along with established troubleshooting and service procedures. Course includes live work. (150 hrs. lect./ lab. per term)

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