Automotive Technology Course Information

Course Credit Hours

AMT   109  Intro to Automotive Technology
Prerequisite(s): None.  This course is an introduction to automotive technology as it relates to safety, tools, and history.  Topics covered include safety and pollution training, proper tool usage, lift safety, chemical safety, decoding VIN numbers, brief history of the automobile, and using service information.  

2 SCH

AMT   111  Electrical 1
Prerequisite(s): None.  This is an introductory course to automotive electrical systems diagnostics and service. Topics covered are the principles of basic electrical circuits, battery and starting circuits, and an introduction to basic automotive electronics. Diagnosis, testing and unit repair for each circuit are also taught.  

3 SCH

AMT   116   Electrical 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT111 with a grade of C or higher. This advanced course builds on the material learned in AMT111 Electrical Systems I. Subjects include charging and lighting, along with testing, diagnosis and unit repair for each circuit.  

2 SCH

AMT   121   Engine Performance 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT116 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This is an introductory course to three areas of engine performance: Ignition, Fuel, and Emission Control systems.  An introduction to computer control and electronics as related to ignition, fuel and emission control systems is also covered. 

3 SCH

AMT   125  Engine Performance 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT121 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT121 Engine Performance I. The areas of automotive electronics including microprocessors, sensors and actuators as related to ignition, fuel and emission control systems are studied. The operation and diagnosis/testing of these systems are also covered. 

4 SCH

AMT   149   Suspension & Steering 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas taught are automotive/light truck steering and suspension systems theory, design, maintenance and service/repair. Subjects covered are straight axles, short/long arm independent suspension, and McPherson struts. 

3 SCH

AMT   152   Suspension & Steering 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT149 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT 151 Steering & Suspension I. Areas taught are steering and suspension geometry, diagnosis of tire wear, wheel alignment, and tire replacement/ repair/balancing. 

2 SCH

AMT   170    Brakes 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course is a study of the basic theory and design of modern automotive and light truck braking systems. Adjustment, service and repair of drum and disc brake systems are taught, along with the diagnosis of braking problems. 

3 SCH
AMT   171    Brakes 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT170 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT170 Brakes I. Subject areas taught include electronic controls – antilock brake systems, traction and stability control, and hybrid braking systems
2 SCH
AMT   180    Electrical 3 
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT116 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT 116 Electrical Systems II. Subjects include instrumentation, accessory, and restraint systems. Testing, diagnosis and unit repair are taught for each subject area. 
3 SCH
AMT   200    Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas studied are automotive transmission/ transaxle theory, design and service. The course introduces the basic concepts, and then proceeds from the simple to the more complex units. Areas included are power flow, hydraulic operation, electronic control, diagnosis and service. 
3 SCH
AMT   201    Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT200 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon the material learned in AMT200 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles I.  Areas studied include automotive transmission/transaxle diagnosis, repair and overhaul. 
3 SCH
AMT   205    Manual Transmissions & Transaxles
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Addressed are areas of modern automotive manual drive-train and axle theory, design, maintenance, service and repair. The course will include flywheel and clutch design, manual transmissions, transfer cases, driveshaft and universal joints, constant velocity joints, differentials (conventional and limited-slip) and drive axles. 
4 SCH
AMT   221    Engine Repair 1
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT125 and AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor.  This class consists of the study of the basic theory, design and service of automotive/light truck engines. The class covers engine removal/replacement and in-vehicle repairs. 
2 SCH
AMT   250    Engine Repair 2
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT221 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds upon material learned in AMT 221 Engine Repair I. Subjects taught are diagnosis, inspection, measurement and repair of automotive/light truck engines. 
3 SCH
AMT   264    Agricultural Power
Prerequisite(s): None. This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical basis, knowledge, and skills necessary for the repair and maintenance of small gas engines and basic hydraulic systems. Emphasis will be placed on laboratory safety, general laboratory measurements, engine operation, compression, fuel, governor, electrical, cooling, lubrication systems, engine troubleshooting, and basic hydraulics. 
2 SCH
AMT   265    Engine Performance 3
Prerequisite(s): AMT125 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This course builds on the material learned in AMT125 Engine Performance II.  The course begins with a review of ignition, fuel and emission control systems. Diagnostic concepts as applied to Asian and advanced General Motors, Ford and Chrysler systems are studied. The course ends with a section on alternative power sources.
3 SCH
AMT   270    Electrical 4
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT180 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. This advanced course builds on the material learned in AMT 111, 116, and 180. Areas of study are body control modules, antitheft/security systems and automotive networking/multiplexing systems.  An introduction to hybrid vehicles is also included in the course. 
2 SCH
AMT   275    Heating & Air Conditioning
Prerequisite(s): Complete AMT270 with a grade of C or higher, or permission of instructor. Areas studied are the theory, design and service/repair of automotive climate control systems. Safety practices and troubleshooting of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems used on cars and light trucks are taught. 
4 SCH