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Automotive Technology Course Descriptions

AUM151 Basic Automotive Engines
Covers construction, working principles, and methods of servicing a gasoline and diesel internal combustion engine. Stresses proper use of tools, torque wrenches, micrometers and equipment. Discusses theory and operation of the makeup of simple and complex machines involving levers, cams, inertia and momentum. F
5 Credits

AUM152 Automotive Machine Shop
Covers the methods, technical aspects, theory, checks, and procedures used to recondition internal combustion engines and related components. Introduces the precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, fasteners, and machining equipment used daily by automotive machinists. Discusses procedures, precision measuring devices, and special tools, as well as theories of leverage, pressure/volume, expansion, momentum, inertia, and work related to engines. Prerequisite: AUM151 and AUM158, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

AUM157 Auto Brake Systems
Covers the theory and principles of automotive brake systems. Includes service diagnosis and repair of disc and drum brakes, manual and power brakes, brake system controls, indicating devices, safety, and A.B.S. and traction control system diagnosis. Prerequisite: AUM151 and AUM158, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of the instructor. W
6 Credits

AUM158 Auto Steer/Suspension
Presents the principles of automotive wheel, steering, and suspension systems. Includes front and rear suspension alignment, theory of suspension operation, and wheel service and balance. Applies accepted repair procedures on automotive suspension. F
5 Credits

AUM159 Automotive Chassis Systems
Presents the theory, operation, and service of automotive chassis systems, including steering, suspension, and brakes. W
5 Credits

AUM161 Manual Drive Train and Axles 1
Introduces the theory and service of automotive power trains including: clutches and clutch linkage, drive shafts and universal joints, front-wheel drive axles, manual transmissions, manual transaxles, rear axles and differentials, including open and limited slip. Examines friction, gear reduction, and torque multiplication through use of gear sets, inertia, and momentum, as they apply to power train components. Prerequisite: AUM152, AUM158 and AUM168; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
5 Credits

AUM168 Auto Electrical Systems 1
Introduces automotive electricity and electronics systems. Includes an overview of automotive circuits. Prerequisite: AUM151 and AUM158, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

AUM176 Auto Electrical Systems 2
Continues DC electrical systems for the repair and service of automotive vehicles. Focuses on body electrical systems and troubleshooting of individual systems. Prerequisite: AUM152, AUM168, and AUM15; or consent of instructor.(All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
5 Credits

AUM180L Intro to Work Based Learning
Automotive Technology
12 Credits

AUM184 Auto Materials & Resources
Covers various service manuals, service information, labor calculation, and electronic manual systems. Focuses on the use of computerized manual systems commonly used in the automotive repair industry. F, W, Sp
2 Credits

AUM185A Auto Machining Fundamentals
Introduces the fundamentals of automotive machine processes and automotive fasteners, presses, pedestal grinders, arbor presses, and basic layout and tool sharpening. Includes use of appropriate charts and tables including decimal equivalent and drill and tap selection with speed and feed calculations. F
3 Credits

AUM186A Auto Lathe Fundamentals
Introduces turning operations as related to automotive machining with emphasis on work and tool holding methods. Covers related hole-making process, facing, tapping, grooving, and parting. Prerequisite: AUM187A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

AUM187A Auto Milling Machine Processes
Covers basic milling processes, work-holding methods, cutter identification, selection and use, speeds and feeds, adapters, tool holders and application. Includes operation of milling machines as applied to typical automotive machining operations. Prerequisite: AUM185A with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
3 Credits

AUM188 Auto Machine Shop-Upper Engine
Introduces theory and application used in automotive machining procedures. Includes use of precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, valve and seat grinding, valve guide and seat repairs, resurfacing, valve springs and cylinder head assembly. F
3 Credits

AUM189 Auto Machine Shop-Lower Engine
Introduces the theory and application used in automotive machining procedures. Emphasizes precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, cylinder block boring and honing, cylinder block resurfacing, mainline checks and repairs, and connecting rod reconditioning. W
3 Credits

AUM190 Auto Machine Shop Engine Assem
Covers theory and application in automotive machining procedures. Includes use of precision measuring tools, torque wrenches, camshaft timing checks, clearance checks, blueprint measurement, and engine assembly and sealing techniques. Prerequisite: AUM188 and/or AUM189, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
3 Credits

AUM253 Automotive Engines 2
Focuses on repair and service of automotive internal combustion engines. Stresses speed and accuracy of diagnosis and repair. Builds on prior training. Prerequisite: AUM267, AUM282, and AUM286; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

AUM262 Manual Drive Train and Axles 2
Continues the theory and service of automotive drive trains, concentrating on the diagnosis and repair of all components. Includes practical application of diagnosis, service, and repair on clutches, drive shafts, universal joints, front-wheel drive axles, manual transmissions, manual transaxles, rear axles, differentials, and four-wheel drive transfer cases. Prerequisite: AUM161 and AUM176, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

AUM263 Automatic Trans & Transaxle 1
Introduces the fundamentals of automatic transmission operation. Explains methods of gear change, power flows, and basic hydraulic principles used in automatic transmissions. Emphasizes the service and overhaul of automatic transmissions. Prerequisite: AUM161 and AUM176, both with a grade of C or better;; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

AUM266 Engine Performance 1
Covers basic principles of fuel and induction systems. Includes the basics of pressure differential, the Venturi principle, and fuel systems for gasoline and diesel engines. Examines basic carburetor overhaul, service, and adjustment. Introduces fuel injection operation and testing, both gas and diesel. Explores basic emission controls and testing. Prerequisite: AUM161 and AUM176, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

AUM267 Engine Performance 2
Focuses on automotive fuel injection and ignition systems involving computer functions, inputs, commands, system diagnosis, causes of emissions, and testing of related systems. Covers turbocharging and supercharging. Prerequisite: AUM262, AUM263, AUM266, and AUM277; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
5 Credits

AUM273 Automatic Trans & Transaxles 2
Focuses on diagnosis, repair, and service of a vehicles powertrain with emphasis on automatic transmission and automotive transaxles. Includes electronic transmission diagnostics. Emphasizes speed and accuracy in diagnosis and repair. Builds on prior training. Prerequisite: AUM267, AUM282, and AUM286; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

AUM277 Electronic Vehicle Controls 1
Emphasizes testing, diagnosis, and the theory of automotive electrical and electronic systems. Includes computer controlled systems and sub-systems, networks, and diagnostic equipment. Prerequisite: AUM161 and AUM176, both with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

AUM280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

AUM280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

AUM280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

AUM280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

AUM280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

AUM280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

AUM280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

AUM280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

AUM280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

AUM280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

AUM280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

AUM281 Engine Performance 3
Covers theory and diagnosis of electronically controlled gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines and related emission control systems. Emphasizes use of diagnostic equipment and repair of computer controlled vehicles. Prerequisite: AUM267, AUM277, AUM282, and AUM286; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
5 Credits

AUM282 Electronic Vehicle Controls 2
Provides advanced training in the operation and testing of automotive electronic control and alternative propulsion systems with emphases on diagnostic approach and procedure. Prerequisite: AUM262, AUM263, AUM266, and AUM277; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
5 Credits

AUM284 Rechargeable Energy Stor Systm
Prepares students for future industry and environmental needs by providing advanced training in the operation and testing of RESS (rechargeable energy storage systems) and related sub systems currently used in the automotive industry and a variety of other green industries. Prerequisite: AUM282 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

AUM286 Auto Heating and Air Condition
Presents the theory and operation of automotive heating and air-conditioning systems. Covers methods for service, repair, and troubleshooting heating and air-conditioning systems. Prerequisite: AUM262, AUM263, AUM266, and AUM277; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
5 Credits

XAUM0001C Auto Body Repair
Focuses on basic automobile body repair stressing shop safety, tools and equipment, minor metal straightening, filling, welding, brazing, and heat-shrinking.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001F Basic Automotive Introduction
Automotive (non-cr)
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001G Know Your Car
Covers basic automotive repair. Includes hands-on opportunities to perform basic maintenance checks and repairs.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001H Automotive Tech Prog Ornt Yr 1
Reviews basic information, policies and procedures related to enrollment and participation in the first year of the Automotive Technology program.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001J Automotive Tech Prog Ornt Yr 2
A course designed to review basic program information, policies and procedures related to enrollment and participation in the second year of the Automotive Technology.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001K Basic Car Care & Maintenance
Covers basic automotive theories. Includes hands-on opportunities to perform basic maintenance checks and repairs.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001L Road Side Repairs/Safety Chks
Covers consumer level do it yourself roadside repairs and simple preventative maintenance and inspections. Provides students the opportunity to practice hands on with their own vehicles.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0001M Automotive Ldrsp Institute
Provides information about the opportunities and careers in the automotive industry. Covers information about the Chemeketa Automotive Technology program including college admission and entry, program application requirements and deadlines, financial aid, grants, and scholarships. Presentations, tours, and training sessions are presented by various industry professionals and Chemeketa Automotive Technology program staff. Offered as needed
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0770B General Auto Repair
Provides an in-depth theory and hands-on instruction in the service and repair of disc and drum brakes, manual and power brakes, brake system control, and indicating devices following accepted industry safety practices. Incorporates the following components; electrical basics, safety in the work place, and under-car service and repair (including tire service). Provides overview of how current technology is being utilized in the automotive industry.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM0770C Make Your Car Green
Introduces water electrolysis and its application in automobiles.
0 Non-Credit

XAUM9050B Auto Update Clinic
Automotive (non-cr)
.8 CEU

XAUM9050C Auto Update Clinic
Presents various update clinics for industry technicians and Chemeketa Automotive students with materials covering such areas as automotive electronics, brakes, suspensions, fuel injection, computers, engines, chassis, plastics and finish matching.
2.4 CEU

XAUM9050D Small Gas Engine Repair
Covers parts and functions of two-and four-cycle engines; classifications of combustion engines; power producing components; ignition system service and repair; engine disassembly, cleaning, inspection and reassembly; valve servicing; carburetion cleaning service and repair; tune-up procedures; off-season storage; fuel and oil recommendations and troubleshooting.
3 CEU

XAUM9050H Automotive Customer Relations
Covers effective organization and communication skills for modern Automotive Service Associates. Emphasizes creating positive service experiences in order to create customer loyalty to the automotive retailer. Analyzes internal and external customer relationships and defines the role of the Automotive Service Associate.
1.5 CEU

XAUM9050J I-Car Core Fundamentals
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes hazardous materials, personnel safety, refinishing safety, collision repair, vehicle identification, estimating systems, terminology, frontal impact analysis, mechanical systems analysis, restraints, interior, glass, side and rear impact, and corrosion protection.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050K I-Car Cosmetic Repair
Covers cosmetic repair on all autos. Uses national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050L I-Car Glass/Window
Covers Glass/Window repair estimating, and collision vehicle identification and investigation terminology. Uses national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050M I-Car Mech Systems Analysis
Covers mechanical systems analysis. Uses national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050N I-Car Haz Mat/Corrosion Safety
Covers hazard materials, personal safety, refinish safety, and corrosion protection. Uses national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050P I-Car Impact Analysis
Covers restraints, side and rear impact, aluminum panels and structures damage analysis. Uses national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050Q I-Car Collision Repair
Covers collision repair using national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050R I-CAR Terminology
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Could include electric and electric hybrid terminology, system designs and operation, collision damage and repair and safety protection when working on electric hybrid vehicles.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050S I-CAR Hybrid/Elect. Alt. Fuels
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes high voltage issues with electric A/C systems, new applications for hybrid technology, unique hybrid system features, alternative fuel applications and concepts.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050T I-CAR Front/Rear Repair
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes unibody design technologies and construction, advanced high-strength steel concepts, structural part repair and replacement, and partial part replacement.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050U I-CAR Vehicle Tech/Trends
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes trends in full-frame vehicle design and construction, full-frame repair, full-frame and unitized body damage.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050V I-CAR Waterborne Products/Sys
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes practical application of, availability, and conversion to waterborne products, differences between waterborne and solvent-borne refinishing materials, the environmental impact for each type of product, conversion to waterborne refinishing materials, and storage and disposal of waterborne materials.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050W I-CAR Cycle Time Collision Rpr
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes process improvement of shop cycle time, the impact of cycle time on business efficiency, improving customer relations, "time bandits," opportunities to reduce cycle time, and implementation of accepted standardized operation procedures (SOP). Sp
.4 CEU

XAUM9050X I-CAR Collision Repair-Chrys.
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes understanding of group vehicle identification and construction, repair processes, structural part replacement procedures, and restraint and suspension systems.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050Y I-CAR Replacing Parts
Covers national curricula for professional automobile insurance adjusters and office staff. Includes identifying bolted and adhesively bonded parts, repairing riveted and rivet-bonded panels, repairing hemmed and clinched panels, and repairing welded panels.
.4 CEU

XAUM9050Z Auto Update Clinic
Presents update clinics for industry technicians and Chemeketa Automotive students with material covering such areas as automotive electronics, brakes, suspensions, fuel injection, computers, engines, and chassis.
.3 CEU

XAUM9051A Auto Update Clinic
Presents update clinics for industry technicians and Chemeketa Automotive students with material covering such areas as automotive electronics, brakes, suspensions, fuel injection, computers, engines, and chassis.
.5 CEU