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
Introduction to Automotive Electricity and Electronics
AUTM - 2157: Introduction to Automotive Electricity and Electronics
AUTM 2157 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of automotive electrical and electronic systems. Students will learn about electrical theory and electrical diagnostic strategy using the DVOM. Students will learn about shop safety procedures, how to use vehicle service information, and how to use general shop tools and equipment as they relate to electrical/electronic service and repair
AUTM 2167 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 series, parallel and relay-controlled circuits are studied using various types of tools and test equipment.
AUTM 2187 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.
AUTM 2208 This course covers automotive industry fundamental knowledge and operations as well as basic automotive engine, automatic transmission, and manual drivetrain, parts identification. various types of tools and test equipment and reference materials available within service information and your textbook. This course also covers the maintenance of all Engine, Transmission and Drivetrain related components.
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.
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.
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.
AUTM 2354 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of engine performance. Students will learn about electrical theory and electrical diagnostic strategy using the DVOM. Students will learn about engine performance shop safety procedures, how to use vehicle service information, and how to use diagnostic tools including scan tools and oscilloscopes in troubleshooting engine performance concerns.
AUTM 2394 This course will focus on diesel, hybrid, and electric vehicle operation, diagnosis, and repair. Live work will be at the core of this course and will reinforce understandings obtained in prior courses.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.