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 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 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, cooling systems and engine lubrication systems. Pre-requisites: AUTM 1003, 1013, 1023, 1033 (with a C or better).
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: recommended placement assessment score.
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
AUTM 2117 This course covers automotive electrical and electronic fundamentals. Students will learn how to identify and interpret circuit wiring diagrams. Industry recognized procedures for repairing wiring harnesses, connectors, and terminals are demonstrated and practiced in this course. Operation, diagnosis, and repair of automotive starting, charging and relay controlled circuits are studied using various types of tools and test equipment. Prerequisites: AUTM 1003, 1013
AUTM 2127 Students in this course will be exposed to complex automotive electronics and computer controlled circuits. Operation, diagnosis, and repair of vehicle communication networks will be studied using various types of tools and test equipment. Prerequisites: AUTM 1003, 1013, 2117.
AUTM 2137 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. Prerequisites: AUTM 1003, 1013, 2117, 2127
AUTM 2147 This course covers advanced automotive electrical, electronic, and HVAC system diagnostic and repair procedures using various types of tools and test equipment. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUTM1003 Automotive Fundamentals, AUTM1013 Automotive Engine Electrical Systems, AUTM2117 Automotive Electrical Systems, AUTM 2127 Automotive Electronic Systems, and AUTM2137 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning with a minimum overall score of 70% OR concurrent enrollment in course 2960 Skill Development with instructor approval.