MA100 - Technical Mathematics

This course is designed to give an overview of the mathematical skills necessary to function in a technical environment while developing reasoning and problem solving skills.  Topics taught in this course, in addition to the basic arithmetic skills dealing with whole numbers, fractions and decimals; include ratios and proportions, percents, standard and metric measurements and conversions, basic algebra skills and basic geometric and trigonometric concepts.

AT218 - High Performance Engines

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the world of high performance engines. Students will learn how to boost power with turbochargers and superchargers. Emphasis will be placed on engine blue printing techniques, add-on performance products, additives and the proper camshaft and exhaust system selection to match performance goals.

AT215 - Climate Control

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the theory and operation of heating and air conditioning systems.  Students will learn about heat transfer, temperature/pressure relationships and control systems.  Heating, air conditioning and passenger comfort will be looked at using multi-zone automatic climate control trainers.

AT211 - Emission Control Systems

This course focuses on the electronically controlled systems used to monitor engine operation and emission compliance control devices.  Students will concentrate on engine performance, drivability concerns, analysis of system problems, diagnosis of system failures and component test procedures.  Students will be able to diagnose emission related inspection failures and to understand PCM strategies.

AT209 - Automatic Transmissions II

This course provides classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the inspection, construction, diagnosis and disassembly/assembly of automatic transmissions and transaxles.  This builds on the material taught in AT208 Automatic Transmissions I and includes the construction, inspection and rebuilding of apply devices, planetary gear sets, oil pumps, valve bodies and one-way clutches.td>

EG102 - Technical Communications

This course continues the advancement of reading and writing in the context of the technical environment in which most students will work after achieving their degrees.  Students will read and write technical reports, memos, personnel commentary and other documents of value in automotive work. Students will continue to advance their skills in research-based writing and will be required to submit a research-based report.

AT210 - Fuel Systems

This lecture/laboratory course begins with the discussion spark ignition engine fuel composition from crude oil to the distillation and compounding of various gasoline grades. Fuel delivery methods including direct injection, port injection and throttle body injection systems as well as carburetors are discussed in great detail with an emphasis of their effects on engine performancetd>

AT208 - Automatic Transmissions I

This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which focuses on the operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles.  In order to help the student understand how an automatic transmission accomplishes multiple gear ranges, power flow through the transmission will be stressed.  The operation of electronic transmission controls will be discussed and diagnostic procedures will be taught and implemented.

AT202 - Advanced Electrical Systems

This is a comprehensive lecture and laboratory class which builds on the two previous electrical/electronic courses. Emphasis is placed on the theory, operation, component identification and repair of audio and entertainment systems, power accessories such as power windows and locks, keyless entry, anti-theft systems and cruise control systems.

AT201 - Advanced Undercarriage

This course combines classroom and laboratory hands-on activities concerning the design, construction and operation of the various types of anti-lock braking systems and traction/stability control systems. The student will also learn the principles of front and four wheel alignment and perform wheel alignments using computerized four-wheel alignment machines.