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TD102 - Diesel Engines

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamentals of diesel engine repair and rebuilding. Students will learn how to disassemble, diagnose, measure and repair cylinder heads, engine blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts and valve trains on Caterpillar and Mack diesel engines.

TD101 - Heavy Duty Braking Systems

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation and servicing of medium and heavy duty vehicle braking systems. Essential topics include a discussion of drum brakes, disc brakes, brake components, system operation, hydraulic and air braking systems.

TD100 - Heavy Duty Steering & Suspension

This course combines lecture and laboratory hands-on activities, focusing on the fundamental operation of medium and heavy duty vehicle steering and suspension systems. Topics discussed include safety practices, tires, wheels, wheel bearings, steering systems and suspension systems.

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>

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