Introduction to Automotive, Safety, and Pollution
AUTM - 1000: Introduction to Automotive, Safety, and Pollution
AUTM 1000 This course prepares students for the Automotive Technician Program. Students will register for manufacturer training and supplemental learning resources used in the program. Students will purchase tools and uniforms to be used while in the program. Students will be introduced to shop safety and pollution prevention procedures used in the industry.
AUTM 2007 This course covers automotive industry fundamental knowledge and operations as well as basic automotive chassis, automotive brakes, and air conditioning, parts identification. various types of tools and test equipment and reference materials available within service information and your textbook.
AUTM 2017 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.
AUTM 2027 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.
AUTM 2037 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. Students will also test and diagnose automotive electronic heating and air conditioning control circuits.
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: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
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.
Prerequisites: Students need a score of 240 or above on the Accuplacer English and Reading assessment. Co-requisite: If students score between 230-239 they can register for this course, but must concurrently take READ 0110 College Reading Boost. Meets MnTC Goal 1