AUTM 1003 This course covers automotive industry fundamental knowledge and operations as well as basic automotive electrical theories, diagnosis, and repair procedures using various types of tools and test equipment and reference materials available in Alldata, Mitchell and your textbook.
AUTM - 1013: Automotive Starting and Charging Systems
AUTM 1013 This course covers automotive batteries, starting and charging system theories, diagnosis and repair procedures using various types of tools and test equipment and reference materials available in Alldata, Mitchell and student textbook. Prerequisites: AUTM1003
AUTM 1023 This course teaches suspension systems using leaf springs, coil springs, McPherson struts, and torsion bars. Steering systems using manual and power rack and pinion, recirculating ball steering gears. Alignment angles and their relationship to vehicle handling.
Prerequisites: AUTM 1003 and 1013
AUTM 1033 This course includes basic principles of brakes, hydraulic system basics, disc and drum brakes, parking brakes, anti-lock brakes and power assist units. Emphasis will be placed on operation, diagnosis and repair of various types of braking systems.
Prerequisites: AUTM 1003 and 1013
AUTM 1043 In this course you will learn to inspect, and provide basic service and repairs on both manual and automatic transmissions & transaxles differential, transfer cases, drive axles and wheel bearings. Pre-requisites: AUTM 1003, 1013, 1023, 1033 (with a C or better).
AUTM 1073 This course covers the operation and servicing techniques required to repair exhaust and engine concerns encountered on modern automobiles. Live work will be stressed in this course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUTM2045 Engine performance and repair, AUTM2015 Drivetrain Repair, and AUTM2035 Heating and A/C systems, with a minimum overall score of 70%.
BIOL 1110 This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of ecology as it pertains to the impact of humans on their environment. It addresses the demands placed on the biosphere by the exploitation of natural resources and energy, the creation of pollution and the disposal of waste. This course is interdisciplinary, combining concepts from the natural and physical sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geology, physics) with the social sciences (e.g. economics, politics, ethics, history) to present an understanding of how wise stewardship of earth's resources can result in the long-term sustainability of our shared environment.
Meets MnTC Goal 3 and MnTC Goal 10
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1 - PREREQUISITES: Student must score an 86 or above on the Accuplacer Sentence Skills assessment OR complete developmental courses through English Essentials AND score a 78 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Assessment OR complete College Reading I or II.
ENGL 1200 This course is designed to enhance students' abilities to write technical documents. The content covered will include proposals, research reports, technical manuals, feasibility studies, and process reports.
Pre-requisites: Students must score 70 or above on the Accuplacer Reading assessment to register for this course.
Co-requisite: If students score between 51 and 69, they can register for this course, but must concurrently take ENGL 0110 College Reading Boost.
Meets MnTC Goal 1