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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, each 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. F
6 Credits

AUM158 Automotive Steering and 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. AUM151 and AUM157, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

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

AUM161 Manual Drive Trains 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 Automotive Electrical Systems 1
Introduces automotive electricity and electronics systems. Includes an overview of automotive circuits. Prerequisite: AUM151 and AUM158, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

AUM176 Automotive 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

AUM184 Automotive Materials and 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 Automotive 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 Automotive 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 Automotive 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 Automotive 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 Automotive 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 Automotive Machine Shop - Engine Assembly
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 Trains 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, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

AUM263 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 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, each 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, each 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 Transmissions and 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, each 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 Storage Systems
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 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
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