Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

(1.5 to 2 Years)

One Intermediate Technical Certificate option, one Associate of Applied Science degree, and one Bachelor of Applied Science degree are available.

Objective

To provide theory and help students develop diagnostic skills and practical experience in the repair of today’s automobiles in preparation for a lifelong career as an automotive technician.

For a Program Information Packet showing descriptions of each option, course descriptions, lists of course sequences, and the cost of books, tools, uniforms, fees, and other expenses, go online to http://isu.edu/autotech/.

Students must achieve core subject grades no lower than “C” in order to advance each semester. Specific information is available in the program’s student handbook.

Intermediate Technical Certificate: Automotive Technology

(1.5 Years)

AUTM 0100EElectrical Systems3
AUTM 0100MEngine Repair3
AUTM 0100SAutomotive Technology Fundamentals and Safety2
AUTM 0101Advanced Engine Mechanical and Repair4
AUTM 0102Automotive Electrical I4
AUTM 0103Engine Performance4
AUTM 0104Automotive Electrical II4
AUTM 0105Steering/Suspension4
AUTM 0106Brakes4
AUTM 0107Manual Drivetrains and Axles4
AUTM 0108Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles4
AUTM 0109Live Work8
Total Hours48

Associate of Applied Science Degree: Automotive Technology

(2 Years)

Required Courses:

AUTM 0100EElectrical Systems3
AUTM 0100MEngine Repair3
AUTM 0100SAutomotive Technology Fundamentals and Safety2
AUTM 0101Advanced Engine Mechanical and Repair4
AUTM 0102Automotive Electrical I4
AUTM 0103Engine Performance4
AUTM 0104Automotive Electrical II4
AUTM 0105Steering/Suspension4
AUTM 0106Brakes4
AUTM 0107Manual Drivetrains and Axles4
AUTM 0108Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles4
AUTM 0109Live Work8
AUTM 0201Advanced Electrical Systems8
General Education courses 1
COMM 1101Principles of Speech 23
Additional General Education courses12
Total Hours71
1

See General Education Requirements (minimum 15 credits) for A.A.S. Degree at the start of the College of Technology section of the catalog.

2

Contributes to a General Education requirement.

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Courses

AUTM 0100E Electrical Systems: 3 semester hours.

Basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, diagnosis, repair, replacement of electrical components; including battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to properly use wiring diagrams and test equipment to diagnose, test, and repair wiring and lighting in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. F, S

AUTM 0100M Engine Repair: 3 semester hours.

Theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair on internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon successful completion, student will be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures and service information in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. F, S

AUTM 0100S Automotive Technology Fundamentals and Safety: 2 semester hours.

An introduction to the automotive industry including safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities and basic automotive maintenance. F, S

AUTM 0101 Advanced Engine Mechanical and Repair: 4 semester hours.

In-depth examination of engine mechanical operation, engine rebuilding, and technical measurements of engine components for proper fit. Engine machining process, engine installation, and customer invoicing will be covered. Students will be competent in over-head cam service, timing belt removal/replacement and adjustment, engine lubrication, and cooling systems, and valve adjustment to ASE standards. PREREQ: AUTM 0100M. F, S

AUTM 0102 Automotive Electrical I: 4 semester hours.

Electronic theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, diagnosis, repair, replacement of electronics, lighting, gauges, horn, wiper, accessories, and body modules. Upon completion, students will be able to properly use wiring diagrams to diagnose, test, and repair wiring, lighting, gauges, accessories, modules, and electronic concerns in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0101. F, S

AUTM 0103 Engine Performance: 4 semester hours.

Theory of operation, and basic diagnostic process used to locate engine performance concerns and to restore engine performance to vehicles equipped with complex engine control systems. Topics include an overview of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and emission control devices. Upon completion, students will be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission-related drivability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0104. F, S

AUTM 0104 Automotive Electrical II: 4 semester hours.

Networking and module communication, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and troubleshooting using labscopes and other diagnostic equipment. Upon completion, students will be able to properly use diagnostic equipment to properly diagnose, test, and repair electronic concerns in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0103. F, S

AUTM 0105 Steering/Suspension: 4 semester hours.

Principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students will be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0106 F, S

AUTM 0106 Brakes: 4 semester hours.

Principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students will be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0105. F, S

AUTM 0107 Manual Drivetrains and Axles: 4 semester hours.

Operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions/transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train servicing and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students will be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair manual drive trains in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0108. F, S

AUTM 0108 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles: 4 semester hours.

Operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions/transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train servicing and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students will be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair manual drive trains in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. COREQ: AUTM 0107. F, S

AUTM 0109 Live Work: 8 semester hours.

Work on customer-owned, current, and late model vehicles in a shop environment. Prepares students for ASE certification via work on customer-owned, current, and late model vehicles in a shop environment. Shop management and customer relations. PREPREQ: AUTM 0100A, AUTM 0101, AUTM 0102, AUTM 0103, AUTM 0104, AUTM 0105, AUTM 0106, AUTM 0107, AUTM 0108. F, S, Su

AUTM 0198 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses the specific needs of individuals, enabling students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time pre-employment curriculum. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

AUTM 0201 Advanced Electrical Systems: 8 semester hours.

Multiplexing communication protocols, lab scoping senders, controls, actuators, pumps, and motors. Use electronic chassis controls to diagnose vehicle traction and stability control, emission control systems, electronic shift, and immobilizer systems; conduct drivability tests on a chassis dynamometer, and use hand held diagnostic tools. Su

AUTM 0296 Independent Study: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses specific learning needs of individuals for the enhancement of knowledge and skills within the program area under the guidance of an instructor. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

AUTM 0298 Special Topics: 1-8 semester hours.

Addresses the specific needs of industry, enabling students to upgrade technical skills that are not included in the current program curriculum. May be repeated. Graded S/U, or may be letter-graded. PREREQ: Permission of the instructor. D

Faculty

Coordinator/Instructor

Gunter

Instructor

Booth

Worthington

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