Automotive (Maintenance and Light Repair) (AMD)

AMD110 Internal Combustion Engine Theory

Credits 3Fall

Registration Requirement: Co-requisite: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD111 or instructor consent is required.

In this course, students study the complete analysis of construction, working principles and proper service procedures for the modern internal combustion engine. In addition, instruction is given in engine measurements and peripheral components, cooling systems, lubrication systems and fault diagnosis.

AMD111 Internal Combustion Engine Lab

Credit 1Fall

Registration Requirement: Co-requisite: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD110 or instructor consent is required.

In this course, students explore the proper removal, disassembly, evaluation, re-assembly and replacement of internal combustion engine peripheral components; this includes camshaft timing systems, sensors, external pumps and engine mounts. Students use various tools, equipment and appropriate service information sources on assigned engine assemblies and/or vehicles.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD118 Electrical Systems Theory

Credits 4Fall

Registration Requirement: Co-requisite:AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD119 or instructor consent is required.

In this course, students study the basic principles of electricity such as voltage, amperage, resistance, series/parallel circuits, Ohms Law, induction and measuring techniques. In addition, the theories and components commonly found in automotive battery, charging, starting, lighting and accessory systems, along with an introduction to computer controlled electrical systems and components, are covered.

AMD119 Electrical Systems Lab

Credits 2Fall

Registration Requirement: Co-requisite: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD118 or instructor consent is required.

This course is the study of basic electrical system operation, testing and diagnosis. Students use various pieces of electrical testing equipment to measure and interpret voltage, resistance and amperage measurements on series, parallel and series/parallel circuits. In addition, students will test, service and diagnose battery, charging, starting, lighting and accessory systems of the automobile. An introduction to computer controlled electrical systems and components also is covered.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD120 Minor Vehicle Services

Credits 3Fall

This is an introductory course where students study and perform basic shop practices and basic vehicle services. Shop practice topics include shop safety, service manuals usage, online training procedures, techniques of precision measurement, shop tools and equipment usage and fasteners. Basic vehicle services include oil changes, fluid inspections, vehicle inspections, safety inspections and new car delivery inspection.

Additional Course Fee: $30.00

AMD132 Automotive Electronics Theory I

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD133 or instructor permission required.

In this course, students explore electrical and electronic circuit theory, operation and diagnostics. The application of electrical components in complex circuits, with the corresponding methods of diagnosis and repair is covered. This course includes instruction on the basics of semiconductors such as diodes, LED's, and transistors. Emphasis is on learning to use diagnostic tools such as DMM's, Scantools and oscilloscopes.

AMD133 Automotive Electronics Lab I

Credit 1Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD132 or instructor permission required.

Students will explore and perform service, repair and diagnostic procedures on modern electrical, electronic and computer control systems as found on late model automobiles. Emphasis is on learning to use digital multi-meters, scantools, oscilloscopes, and other electrical diagnostic equipment.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD136 Brake Systems Theory

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD137 or instructor consent is required.

Students will study the theory and operation of the service, repair and diagnostic procedures applicable to disc and drum base braking an anti-lock braking systems used on modern automobiles.

AMD137 Brake Systems Lab

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD136 or instructor consent is required.

Students will remove, replace, diagnose and service disc and drum base brake and anti-lock braking systems on late model automobiles.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD156 Power Train Theory

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD157 or instructor consent is required.

A theory course covering the function, operation and design of the power train components such as clutches, transmissions, transaxles, drive axles, drive lines, u-joints, standard and locking differentials and four-wheel drive components.

AMD157 Power Train Lab

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD156 or instructor consent is required.

A lab class exploring the diagnosis, service and repair of the powertrain components such as clutches, transmíssions, transaxles, drive axles, drive lines, u-joints, standard and locking differentials and four-wheel drive components. Safety and safety instruction is conducted throughout this course.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD216 Engine Performance Theory I

Credits 4Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD217 or instructor consent is required.

In this course students learn the terminology, principles of operation, theory, diagnosis and testing procedures involving electronic fuel injection inputs and output, ignition systems, fuel delivery and introductory emission devices. Basic techniques and procedures for the service and repair of the electronic fuel injection systems, fuel delivery and related components are covered.

AMD217 Engine Performance Lab I

Credits 2Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD216 or instructor consent.

In this course,students learn the basic techniques and procedures for the service and repair of engine performance related systems. Students learn and practice basic diagnostic skills with emphasis on developing the ability to analyze and diagnose the operation of all components directly related to engine performance as applied to the modern automotive engine,electronic fuel injection,and ignition systems. Emphasis is placed on ignition systems and computer controlled electronic fuel injection systems inputs and outputs.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD253 Steering and Suspension Theory

Credits 3Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD254 or instructor consent is required.

Theory of operation,service,repair and diagnostic procedures of the modern steering systems, suspension systems and alignments on late model import, domestic cars and light trucks.

AMD254 Steering and Suspension Lab

Credit 1Winter

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD253 or instructor consent is required.

Instruction is given in the diagnosis, servicing and repair of automotive suspension systems, steering systems and alignments on late model import, domestic cars and light trucks.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

AMD256 Heating and Air Conditioning Theory

Credits 3Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD257 or instructor consent is required.

Theory of operation, service, repair and diagnostic procedures of the modern heating, defrosting and air conditioning systems on late model imports, domestic cars and light trucks.

AMD257 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab

Credit 1Spring

Registration Requirement: AMD120. Concurrent enrollment in AMD256 or instructor consent is required.

Instruction is given in the diagnosis, troubleshooting, service and repair of the auto air conditioning, heating and defrosting systems on late model imports, domestic cars and light trucks.

Additional Course Fee: $35.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.