Automotive Mechanics Technology (AMT)

Classes

AMT 16 : Car Care

This course offers technical information on the history and development of automobiles; the function of the lubricating, cooling, fuel, and electrical systems; the major automobile components; minor trouble-shooting; tire changing; and car maintenance.

credits

1

Class Hours

2 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 18 : Minor Tune-up and Repair

This course is designed to help students acquire an understanding of some of the elementary principles involved in the operation and maintenance of the various units of an automobile. Emphasis is upon developing the student’s interest in minor automotive repair in a safe and efficient manner.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 34B : Paint Prep and Refinishing I

This course is designed to teach the student techniques and methods of preparing the automobile surface for painting and provide introduction painting techniques. Emphasis will be placed on proper safety procedures and practices for automotive refinishing, to include OSHA guidelines, Right-to-Know Act, and EPA laws and regulations.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

AMT 80 : Introduction to Small Engines Repair

This class introduces students to the field of small gasoline engine repair. An overview of job opportunities and skills required is included. The course emphasizes shop safety, tool use and identification, and the general construction and repair of small gasoline engines.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 100 : Introduction to Automotive Technology

This course will cover policies and procedures of the Automotive Technology (AMT) program, various career opportunities in the automotive field, shop safety, proper use of technical reference manuals and identifying and proper use of basic hand tools and precision measuring tools.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 129 : Engine Repair

This course will cover shop safety, tools and all components found in the modern internal combustion engine. The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental operation and construction of internal combustion engines. Instruction will include theory and laboratory (shop) activities in which students will learn how to inspect, service, maintain, diagnose, and repair automobile engine malfunctions. This course includes live work.

credits

7

Class Hours

14 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 141 : Electrical/Electronic Systems I

This course will provide students with fundamental principles of automotive electricity and electronics. Practical skills to diagnose, test, and service battery, starting, charging and lighting systems are covered. Testing and repair of electrical safety devices, wiring, connectors, and relays are also covered.

credits

5

Class Hours

10 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 144 : Heating and Air Conditioning

This course provides an understanding of the theory, diagnosis, service, safety handling of refrigerant and repair of automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The course presents the operation and function of vacuum, electrical, refrigeration circuits, and computer controls. Training is provided on the use of tools and equipment while performing diagnostics, repairs, and service on HVAC systems.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 145 : Manual Drive Trains and Axles

This course covers the theory and fundamental operating principles of the modern automotive drive trains and axles. Students learn maintenance and repair of C-V shafts, propeller shafts, clutch systems, standard transmissions, standard transaxles, all- wheel drive, four-wheel drive and final drive systems.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 149 : Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

This course covers the fundamental principles of automatic transmission design and operation found on Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) automobiles. Service, repair, and overhaul procedures are included for a variety of import and domestic automatic transmissions.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 152 : Brake Systems

This course covers the principles in the operation of the modern automotive brake system. Further development in new technology such as computerized ABS (Anti-skid Brake Systems), electronic power brakes, and four-wheel disc brakes will be covered. Repair and service techniques of the complete brake system will be demonstrated.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 154 : Suspension and Steering Systems

This course presents the theory and practical application of the operation, problem diagnosis, maintenance and repair of the modern suspension and steering systems to include: front wheel drive steering and suspension systems; rear wheel drive steering and suspension systems; four wheel drive steering and suspension systems; and all-wheel drive steering and suspension systems. Wheel alignment and tire servicing are also covered.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 241.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 171 : HEV I - Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the safety, electrical and electronic theories related to hybrid and electric vehicles, high voltage analysis tools used in hybrid and electric vehicles, high voltage safety systems, AC induction electric machines, and permanent magnet electric motors theory and construction. Hands-on application to safety disconnect and use of high voltage analysis tools to perform basic checks.

credits

3

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AMT 141 or automotive industry work experience with instructor's approval.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 172 : HEV II - Preventive Maintenance and Repair

This course is designed to familiarize the student with hybrid and electric vehicle safety, hybrid internal combustion engines (ICE), regenerative braking systems, high voltage climate control system, power inverter and battery pack cooling systems, high voltage analysis tools used, high voltage safety systems, and 12 volt systems used in hybrid and electric vehicles. Hands-on application to safety disconnect, use of high voltage analysis tools to perform basic checks, and perform service and preventive maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles.

credits

3

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AMT 171 or automotive industry work experience with instructor's approval.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 173 : HEV III – Diagnostic and Repair

This course is designed to familiarize the student with hybrid and electric vehicle safety, hybrid internal combustion engines (ICE), hybrid transmissions, parallel/series, power inverter system, AC induction electric machines, permanent magnet electric motors theory and construction, and battery pack construction. Hands- on application to safety disconnect, use of high voltage analysis tools to perform diagnostic tests on high voltage insulation failures, electric motor failures, battery failures, and differentiate between an ICE failure and an electric machine failure. Perform battery pack testing and reconditioning.

credits

3

Class Hours

1 lecture and 6 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AMT 171 or automotive industry work experience with instructor's approval.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 177 : Automotive Diesel Fuel System

This course is designed to provide the student with technical knowledge and skill in servicing and troubleshooting the fuel injector system of the automotive diesel engine.

credits

2

Class Hours

1 lecture and 3 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AMT 129 or automotive industry work experience with instructor’s approval.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

AMT 240 : Fuel and Emission Systems

This course covers the principles of operation, diagnosis, and repair of fuel systems and emission systems. Carburetion, fuel injection, supercharging, turbocharging, fuel pumps, electronic control, and emission control systems are examined. Diagnostic and repair procedures are performed using automotive tools and testing equipment.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 100.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 241 : Electrical/Electronic Systems II

This course covers essential theories and practical skills in diagnosing electronic control systems, networking, and repairing automotive accessory circuits such as power windows, power door locks, power antennas, power mirrors, audio systems, anti-theft systems, power seats, horns, blower fan, and wiper/washer. Also covered are conventional instrumentation, digital instrumentation, supplemental inflatable restraint (SRS), and high voltage systems.

credits

4

Class Hours

8 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 141.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 242 : Engine Performance I

This course covers diagnosis of engine mechanical systems, electrical systems, fuel system delivery (pumps, regulators), fuel injectors, ignition systems, and emission control systems using digital storage oscilloscopes, scanners, and various electronic testers.

credits

5

Class Hours

10 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 129 and AMT 240.

Semester Offered

Fall

AMT 244 : Engine Performance II

Computer engine management systems of domestic and foreign cars are studied in this course.

Theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of sensors, actuators, and onboard computers are covered. Use of scanners, digital storage oscilloscopes, digital graphing multi-meters, and DVOMs are also covered.

credits

5

Class Hours

2 lecture and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in AMT 242.

Semester Offered

Spring

AMT 260 : Diagnostic and Repair

This course is designed to provide the student with realistic on- the-job types of training on automotive vehicles. Students will be exposed to different types of live jobs to build self- confidence, improve their approach to troubleshooting, and improve their skills of the trade with emphasis on accuracy, neatness, and speed.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 9 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in AMT 144, AMT 145, AMT 149, AMT 152, AMT 154, and AMT 244.

Semester Offered

Spring