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 2218 This course covers the disassembly, measurements, repair and re-assembly of automotive engines. This includes cylinder head diagnosis and repair, valve train diagnosis and repair, and engine block diagnosis and repair. Prerequisites: AUTM 1003, 1013.
AUTM 2228 This course covers the basic theory of automotive transmissions / transaxles. This includes torque converter operations, planetary gears sets, clutch assemblies, bands, and hydraulic systems operations. Students will learn transmission / transaxle operations, diagnosis and repair. Prerequisites: AUTM1003, 1043
AUTM 2238 This course covers current automotive clutch, manual transmission / transaxle, transfer cases and differential used on late model vehicles. Students will learn diagnosis, repairs, and operation of each systems. Prerequisites: AUTM1003, 1013
AUTM 2248 This course includes: advanced automatic transmission and engine diagnostic procedures. Advanced repair of automatic transmissions and engines. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Autm 1003, 1043, 2218, 2228, and 2238 with a minimum overall score of 70% OR concurrent enrollment in course 2960 Skill Development with instructor approval.