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Automotive Technology (AUM)
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Program Overview:
The Automotive Technology degree program will provide students with basic to advanced automotive skills. Students completing the degree can find employment as an auto mechanic, automotive service technician, automotive technician, shop foreman, etc. Jobs can be found in automotive dealerships, auto repair and maintenance shops, retailers and wholesalers of automotive parts, accessories, and supplies, home and auto supply stores, automotive equipment rental and leasing companies, federal, state, and local governments, and automotive small business owners. Upon degree completion, the student may transfer to selected senior institutions to complete a baccalaureate degree. This program and the included courses have been evaluated by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and have met all required guidelines. NATEF has awarded this automotive program the MASTER ASE level of certification.

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Semester 1
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AUM 1235
Fuel Systems
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A study of vehicle fuels and the function and service procedures for carburetion, fuel delivery and fuel injection systems.

AUM 1236
Electrical Fundamentals
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An introduction to the basic electrical theory of automotive service including the service and diagnosis of batteries, charging and starting systems of a vehicle. Laboratory experience in testing and servicing automotive electrical systems.

AUM 2220
Ignition & Computer Systems
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Theory of operation and diagnostics of automotive computer and ignition systems utilizing current diagnostic equipment and techniques.

MTH 1201
Technical Mathematics
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This course is designed for students enrolled in technical programs. Topics include: measurement and approximation, algebraic principles and operation, identification and use of formulas. In addition, geometric and trigonometric principles may also be covered if applicable to the program area. Emphasis is placed on the application of mathematical concepts to the solution of problems in vocational and technical fields. PREREQUISITE: REM 0420 Basic Math with a C or better or scoring at beginning algebra level on placement exam.

Term Total
17
Semester 2
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AUM 1237
Emissions Systems
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The study of automotive emissions and the theory and service of the various vehicle systems designed to control emission gases.

AUM 1238
Engine Service
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Comprehensive study of design, theory of operations and service and rebuilding procedures of automotive engines.

AUM 1239
Air Conditioning & Heating
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Principles of operation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair procedures for air conditioning and heating systems.

PHY 1110
Survey of Physics
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PHY 1110 is designed for non-science majors. This course emphasizes the relevance of physics to twenty-first century living. The guiding principle in selecting topics for this course is to present basic concepts that are relevant to an informed individual in today's society. The student will be involved not only in the body of knowledge that is physics but also in the method that is in physics. Credit for this course cannot be applied toward a major or minor in physics. Credit for this course cannot be awarded to an individual who has successfully completed a previous course in college physics. PREREQUISITE: A grade of C or better in REM 0421 Beginning Algebra, or a grade of C or better in the first year of high school algebra, or a sufficient score on the placement test.

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PHY 1111
Technical Physics I
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This is a course in mechanics and fluids for the vocational-technical student. It covers Newton's Laws, conditions for equilibrium, torque, momentum, motion in one and two dimensions, work, energy, power, and fluids.

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16
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AUM 2222
Engine Performance Diagnosis
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A study in performance diagnostic procedures including ignition systems, fuel systems, and engine mechanical diagnosis. This course is a continuation of the material learned by the student in the Fuel Systems, Ignition & Computer Systems and Engine Service classes.

AUM 2223
Brake Systems
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A comprehensive study of automotive brake systems including disc brakes, drum brakes, anti-lock brake systems and other brake associated components and systems.

AUM 2290
Steering & Suspension Systems
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A comprehensive study of steering and suspension systems. Course topics include theory and diagnosis of tire and rim assemblies, standard and power steering systems, front and rear suspension systems and vehicle alignment. Also included are active electronic suspension systems and 4-wheel steering.

ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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An introduction to the basic theories and concepts relevant to face-to-face interaction. Emphasis is placed on the role of communication in the creation, maintenance, and termination of social, romantic, familial, and professional relationships.

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17
Semester 4
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AUM 1200
Automotive Topics
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This course is designed to cover a special topic or current issue in automotive technology. Updates to automotive protocols and procedures will also be addressed.

AUM 2224
Power Accessories
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An introduction to the electrical accessory systems of the automobile. Laboratory experience in testing and servicing automotive electrical systems.

AUM 2225
Drive Trains
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Theory and service operations for servicing propeller shafts with U-joints and constant velocity joints, clutches, both mechanical and hydraulic, transmissions, both conventional and transaxle, and differential, both conventional and limited slip.

AUM 2228
Auto Transmission & Transaxles
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Automatic transmission construction, operation, diagnosis, and repair. Laboratory exercises consist of automatic transmission and transaxle testing and rebuilding.

AUM 2230
Automotive Service Internship
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Students will work a minimum of 10 hours per week in an automotive service technology environment. The coordinator and the training supervisor will work together in establishing goals and experiences for the students. Variable internship hours are based on 75 hours equated to 1 semester hour of credit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of the first year of the program's requirements.

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Term Total
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Program Total
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