Automotive Technician

Automotive Technician - Diploma

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
AUTM 2011 Suspension, Steering and Alignment
Description
AUTM 2011 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: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2011

3
AUTM 2025 Brakes
Description
AUTM 2025 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: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 01/27/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2025

3
AUTM 2032 Manual Trans-Transaxle, Clutches, Transfer Cases and Differentials
Description
AUTM 2032 This course will cover the operation and proper repair procedures of current differentials, manual transmissions, transaxles, and transfer cases used on late model vehicles. It also covers the operation and proper repair procedures for locking hubs in four-wheel drive vehicles.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 12/11/2009 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2032

3
AUTM 2100 Basic Automotive Electricity
Description
AUTM 2100 This course covers 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.

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2100

1
AUTM 2110 Automotive Engine Electrical Systems
Description
AUTM 2110 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: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2110

3
AUTM 2115 Automotive Body Electrical Systems
Description
AUTM 2115 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: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2115

3
AUTM 2125 Engine Theory and Operation
Description
AUTM 2125 This course includes general engine diagnosis, cylinder head diagnosis and repair, valve train diagnosis and repair, engine block diagnosis and repair. The class stresses how engines work and how to repair them. Prerequisites: AUTM2100

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2125

4
AUTM 2136 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Description
AUTM 2136 This course covers the principles of air conditioning and types, diagnosis, testing, and repair of air conditioning systems. The course includes practical work on air conditioning systems such as evacuating, replacement of components, charging, recycling, and performance testing. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/14/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2136

3
AUTM 2141 Advanced Automotive Electronic Systems
Description
AUTM 2141 This course covers advanced automotive electrical, electronic, and HVAC system diagnostic and repair procedures using various types of tools and test equipment and reference materials available in Alldata, Mitchell and student textbook. Prerequisites: AUTM2100, AUTM2110, AUTM2115, and AUTM2136

Credits: 5

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2141

5
AUTM 2205 Advanced Driveline and Chassis Systems
Description
AUTM 2205 This course includes the advanced diagnosis and electrical repairs of the driveline components. Emphasis will be placed on anti-lock brakes and traction control.

Credits: 5

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2205

5
AUTM 2215 Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Theory and Operation
Description
AUTM 2215 This course includes basic theory of torque converters, planetary gears, clutches, bands, and hydraulics. The class stresses how automatic transmissions and transaxles work and how to repair them.

Credits: 4

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2215

4
AUTM 2225 Advanced Engine & Transmission Diagnosis & Repair
Description
AUTM 2225 This course includes: advanced automatic transmission and engine diagnostic procedures. Advanced repair of automatic transmissions and engines. Prerequisites: AUTM2100, AUTM2125, and AUTM2215

Credits: 6

Effective Dates: 12/11/2009 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2225

6
AUTM 2315 Ignition System Operation, Diagnosis and Repair
Description
AUTM 2315 This course covers the operation and servicing techniques required to diagnose and repair ignition system related concerns encountered on modern automobiles. Prerequisites: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2315

3
AUTM 2322 Fuel Systems Operation, Diagnosis, and Repair
Description
AUTM 2322 This course will cover the theory and operating principles of automotive computers and throttle body and multi-port injection systems.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 10/20/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2322

3
AUTM 2325 Computer Systems Operation Diagnosis and Repair
Description
AUTM 2325 This covers the operation and servicing techniques required to diagnose and repair ignition system related concerns encountered on modern automobiles. Prerequisites: AUTM2100

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2325

3
AUTM 2330 Advanced Driveability
Description
AUTM 2330 This course covers the operation and servicing techniques required to diagnose and repair driveability concerns encountered on modern automobiles. Live work will be stressed in this course. Prerequisites: AUTM2100, AUTM2315, AUTM2325

Credits: 5

Effective Dates: 06/01/2010 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: AUTM2330

5
Total Core Credits: 57

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
ENGL 1150 Composition I
Description
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.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 1

Course Outline: ENGL1150

3
SPEE 1020 Interpersonal Communication
Description
SPEE 1020 This course focuses on the practical and theoretical concepts of human communications and the styles used in personal, social and professional environments. Students will also acquire skills in critical thinking, perception, listening, emotional communication, verbal and non-verbal expressions and conflict resolution. Meets MnTC Goal 7

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/26/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 7

Course Outline: SPEE1020

3
General Education Elective(s)** 3
Total General Education Credits: 9
Total Program Credits: 66
** Select General Education electives from any MnTC goal area.