Automotive Service

Automotive Service - A.A.S. Degree

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
ASEP 1101 Automotive Fundamentals
Description
ASEP 1101 This course is designed to develop the basic concepts needed for the General Motors Automotive Service Educational Program. This unit covers basic automotive safety and procedures in the shop. Different types and uses of fasteners, including thread repair, will be covered. The proper procedures for writing repair orders and parts requisitions will be covered. The use of General Motors service bulletins as well as service and repair manuals will be examined in detail, including wiring schematics. Instruction and GM certification in the General Motors Specialized Electronics Training program (GM-SET) is also a part of this unit. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1101

3
ASEP 1102 Electrical and Fuel Systems
Description
ASEP 1102 This course begins by examining batteries, charging systems, and starting systems used by General Motors. Proper testing methods utilizing various types of equipment will be stressed, followed by unit repair procedures. All General Motors ignition systems and emission controls will be examined. The fundamentals of GM engine computer systems and related sensors will be addressed. Diagnosis, adjustments, and repair of component parts will be covered. An introduction to oscilloscopes and four-gas analysis will also be covered. Prerequisites: ASEP1101

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/17/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1102

3
ASEP 1103 Driveability
Description
ASEP 1103 This course will cover General Motors engine control systems. Included will be a thorough examination of automotive microprocessors, sensor and actuator operation, DIS ignitions, TBI, PFI, and other GM fuel systems. The proper use of service manual diagnostic information and trouble charts will be covered. The use of scan tools, including TECH 1, TECH 2, and GM-PC for diagnosis, will be covered in detail. This unit includes a continuation of scope and infra-red operating and diagnosis. Prerequisites: ASEP1101 and ASEP1102; or instructor approval

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/17/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1103

3
ASEP 1104 Body Electronics
Description
ASEP 1104 This course will cover General Motors body electrical systems. A study of the theory, diagnosis, and repair of electric windows, door locks, power seats, mirrors, electronic and conventional instrumentation, windshield wipers, cruise controls, theft deterrent systems, and microprocessor-controlled body electronics is included. The automatic and electronic climate control systems will be addressed in this unit. The Supplemental Inflatable Restraint system (SIR) and its various applications and functions will also be examined. Prerequisites: ASEP1101, ASEP1102, ASEP1103; or instructor approval.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/17/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1104

3
ASEP 1105 Heating And Air Conditioning
Description
ASEP 1105 This course is a study of the theory, operation, maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of General Motors heating and air conditioning systems. The basic refrigerant cycle will be addressed as well as system components and controls used by GM. Emphasis will be on GM CCOT and VDOT systems. Included will be an examination of manual controls used in conjunction with GM heating and air conditioning systems. Reclaiming and recycling of R-12 and R-134A and retrofitting will also be covered in this unit. Prerequisites: ASEP1101

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1105

3
ASEP 1108 Brake Systems
Description
ASEP 1108 This course covers theory and practice of servicing brake systems on General Motor's cars. Included will be disc/drum brakes, power brakes, diagonal split, anti-lock brakes, and four-wheel disc brakes. Prerequisites: ASEP1101

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1108

3
ASEP 1201 Dealer Work Experience I
Description
ASEP 1201 This is on-the-job training at a GM dealership. The dealer provides coordinated work experience in accordance with the program schedule. Work experience is supervised by the college's ASEP staff and ASEP coordinator at the dealership. Prerequisites: Enrollment in GM ASEP and successful completion of the previous semester.

Credits: 8

Effective Dates: 08/01/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1201

8
ASEP 1202 Dealer Work Experience II
Description
ASEP 1202 This is on-the-job training at a GM dealership. The dealer provides coordinated work experience in accordance with the program schedule. Work experience is supervised by the college's ASEP staff and ASEP coordinator at the dealership. Prerequisites: Enrollment in GM ASEP and successful completion of the previous semester.

Credits: 8

Effective Dates: 08/15/2002 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1202

8
ASEP 1204 Dealer Work Experience IV
Description
ASEP 1204 This is on-the-job training at a GM dealership. The dealer provides coordinated work experience in accordance with the program schedule. Work experience is supervised by the college's ASEP staff and ASEP coordinator at the dealership. Prerequisites: Enrollment in GM ASEP and successful completion of the previous semester.

Credits: 8

Effective Dates: 08/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1204

8
ASEP 1205 Dealer Work Experience V
Description
ASEP 1205 This is on-the-job training at a GM dealership. The dealer provides coordinated work experience in accordance with the program schedule. Work experience is supervised by the college's ASEP staff and ASEP coordinator at the dealership. Prerequisites: Enrollment in GM ASEP and successful completion of the previous semester.

Credits: 8

Effective Dates: 08/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1205

8
ASEP 1212 Advanced Diagnostics/New Model Update
Description
ASEP 1212 This course provides the student with additional electronic fuel and body systems diagnosis and repair procedures. The most current factory diagnostic procedures will be stressed. Emphasis will be on GM-PC, TECH 1, and TECH 2, as well as additional lab scope and infra-red analysis. Also, any new products or systems introduced on GM vehicles that have not been previously covered will be addressed. Prerequisites: ASEP1101, ASEP1102, ASEP1103, and ASEP1104

Credits: 1

Effective Dates: 04/13/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP1212

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ASEP 2107 Steering and Suspension
Description
ASEP 2107 This course covers the principles of operation, removal, reconditioning, installation, and adjustments of GM steering and suspension systems. It includes comprehensive training on power/manual steering gears, power/manual rack and pinion systems, suspension repairs, wheel alignment, wheel balance, and vibration diagnosis. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP2107

2
ASEP 2110 Automatic Transmissions
Description
ASEP 2110 This course covers the removal, disassembly, operation, reconditioning, assembly, installation, and diagnosis of General Motors automatic transaxles and transmission. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP2110

3
ASEP 2111 Engines
Description
ASEP 2111 This course covers the operation, diagnosis, removal, assembly, reconditioning, and installation of General Motors gas engines. Oil and coolant leak diagnosis and repair will also be covered. Prerequisites: ASEP1102

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP2111

3
ASEP 2209 Driveline and Four-Wheel Drive
Description
ASEP 2209 This course covers the disassembly, operation, reconditioning, assembly, and adjustments of General Motors front and rear axles, driveaxles, and driveshafts. Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 03/16/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP2209

3
ASEP 2303 Dealer Work Experience III
Description
ASEP 2303 This is on-the-job training at a GM dealership. The dealer provides coordinated work experience in accordance with the program schedule. Work experience is supervised by the college's ASEP staff and ASEP coordinator at the dealership. Prerequisites: Enrollment in GM ASEP and successful completion of the previous semester.

Credits: 5

Effective Dates: 03/17/1998 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: ASEP2303

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Total Core Credits: 67

General Education Courses

Course Title Credits
BIOL 1110 Environmental Science
Description
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

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 02/24/2000 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 3,10

Course Outline: BIOL1110

3
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
PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking
Description
PHIL 1200 In this course, students will develop skills in argument evaluation, the use of informal logic, and language analysis as they criticize problems found on the World Wide Web, in the workplace, and in other everyday environments. Students will also have an opportunity to explore topics in media literacy and the philosophy of science. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78. Meets MnTC Goal 2.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/27/2007 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 2

Course Outline: PHIL1200

3
SOCY 1010 Marriage and the Family
Description
SOCY 1010 This course embodies a survey of human relationships. This course will examine and explore both the practical side and the sociological side of human relationships. Topics include dealing with love, conflict, sexuality, parenting, relationship violence and gender roles. The focus of the course is to expose students to the cultural diversity of marriage and the family. To give students a fundamental understanding of the sociological perspective on this topic and apply a theoretical/historical perspective. Meets MnTC Goal 5

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 04/05/1999 - 12/31/9999

MNTC Goals: 5

Course Outline: SOCY1010

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

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Total General Education Credits: 15
Total Program Credits: 82