This course includes lab application of vehicle preventive maintenance and mandated annual safety inspection. Repair techniques to insure driver comfort and engine efficiency through the control of heat are studied as they apply to the truck cooling, heating and air conditioning systems. Analyzing how refrigerated cargo is maintained is a part of this course.
A capstone course which provides an integrative experience in applying the knowledge and skills of earlier course work, with particular emphasis on furthering their in-depth skills in the contracted area. The student may contract for three to nine hours of independent study through an arrangement with the instructor and approval of the department chair. The chair shall be kept informed of the progress of study by the instructor and student. Enrollment is limited in order to allow each student the opportunity to pursue his/her field of special interest.
This three (3) credit hour course is intended for those students who have successfully completed nine credit hours of diesel fuel system service, AUTO 4669. Coverage will include review and updating new product information and the study of distributor types of diesel fuel systems as they pertain to today's light and medium duty diesel engines. A major emphasis will be on the practical "hands-on" of injection pump rebuilding, calibration and troubleshooting. Also covered will be the latest in new products and those that will be coming in the future.
This nine credit hour course is intended for heavy equipment, truck and diesel mechanic majors. Coverage will include the fundamentals of diesel fuel systems, both mechanical and computer-controlled will be covered. Engine tune-up procedures, and diesel fuel system troubleshooting and computer usage will be included. Injection pumps, governors, injectors, emission control devices, automatic advance units and transfer pumps of the following systems will be covered: American Bosch, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Navistar.
Provides instruction in the repair procedures of vehicles considered by appraisers to be totals, or near totals. Study and repair of frame and uni-body damage, suspension repairs. This includes computerized measuring systems, plastic welding, use of structural adhesives, and complete vehicle refinishing.
This course is designed to further the student's knowledge and practical experience in the use of painting and refinishing equipment, blending paints, metallic finishes, and hard to match colors, correcting paint failures, custom refinishing and how to solve their problems.
Study and actual repair of standard, automatic, and automatic transmissions and transaxles with emphasis on overdrives and electronically controlled units. Full coverage of clutches, axles, drivelines, C-V joints, and 4 x 4 transfer cases, as well as open, limited-slip, and front drive differentials. Extensive hands-on work in a busy "line shop" situation. This is a seven-and-one-half (7 1/2) week course course.
This course will provide insight into other aspects of the automotive trade. Covered in shop management is repair order writing, duties of a shop adviser, customer relations, customer communications, questioning and follow-up, estimating repair costs, checking for recalls, searching for technician service bulletins, researching new product information, motorist's bill of rights, lemon laws and understanding the nature of the automotive business, and reviewing Hybrid vehicle information. The lab portion allows the student to perform as a service manager in one of our many automotive shops.
This three credit hour course consists of the service and troubleshooting of electrical systems as they pertain to heavy equipment, truck and diesel. This will include series parallel circuits including 12- and 24-volt systems. Included in this course is the service and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems as found in heavy equipment, truck and diesel. This will include pumps, valves, actuators, accumulators and other related components in today's hydraulic systems.
Includes the different states of repair: metal analysis, metal straightening, filling and metal finishing, glass replacement, alignment problems, fender and door replacement, any and all small, quick, one or two day jobs. Also includes how to make manual and computerized estimates.