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Course Descriptions AMT

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AMT)

Updated for 2013-2014

AMT 20 Introduction to Automotive Mechanics (2)

An introductory course to the automotive service/repair industry and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the AMT program. Principles of system operation, equipment usage, and safety practices are applied to preventive maintenance, inspection and service. Students participating in the AMT program are required to have a valid driver’s license. Verification of its validity will be made during class; anyone without a current driver’s license will be disenrolled. A tool set as listed by Leeward CC’s AMT program must be purchased within the first three weeks of class. (20 lecture; 50 lab hours) Prerequisites: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent; and MATH 50C with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. Corequisites: MATH 50C with a grade of C or better. AMT 23 Automotive Lubrication & Service (1) This course covers the various kinds of lubricants and their uses, operation of lubrication equipment, and proper automotive lubrication procedures. (20 lecture/lab hours) Prerequisite: AMT 20 with a grade of C or better. Rec Preparation: ENG 22

AMT 25 Preventive Maintenance and Inspection (PMI) (3)

Introductory course to the automotive service/repair industry and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the AMT program. Principles of system operation, equipment usage, and safety practices are applied to preventive maintenance, inspection, service, and minor repairs to automobiles. (15 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Rec Preparation: High school: Pre-Algebra, Electronics, Chemistry or Physics, and Industrial Arts.

AMT 30 Engines (7)

Covers the theory of design and operation of internal combustion engines in current production automobiles. Course provides training in repair, overhaul, reconditioning, and troubleshooting of internal components and related sub-systems. (210 lecture/lab hours)

Prerequisite: First semester requirements or consent of instructor.

Rec Preparation: SCI 122 or CHEM 100B.

AMT 40 Electrical/Electronic Systems I (6) Explains the concepts and theories of automotive electrical/electronic devices and circuits. Areas of study include: starting, charging, ignition, fuel, lighting, and accessories. Emphasis is placed on the application of principles to evaluate components based on measurements obtained from specialized equipment. Students participating in the AMT program are required to have a valid driver’s license. Verification of its validity will be made during class; anyone without a current driver’s license will be disenrolled. A tool set as listed by Leeward CC’s AMT program is required. (60 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisites: AMT 30 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. MATH 50C with a grade of C or better.

AMT 40D Engine Performance (6)

Study of operation and relationships of engine, ignition, air/fuel induction, emission, and computerized control systems. Diagnostic procedures are included for each system and usage of respective test equipment. These equipment include distributor testers, oscilloscopes, gas analyzers, scan testers, and specialized meters. (60 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 30 and 41; or consent of instructor.

AMT 41 Electrical/Electronic Systems (3)

Advanced course in problem diagnosis and trouble- shooting of semi-conductor components and related circuits. Incorporated are explanations of operating parameters for electronic sensors, actuators, control modules, and automotive on- board computers. (15 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 40, ENG 22; and MATH 50C, or SCI 122, or CHEM 100B; or consent of instructor.

AMT 43 Heating & Air Conditioning, and Ventilation (HACV) (3)

Covers the theory, diagnostic, service, and repair practices of automotive air conditioning and climate control systems. Presented in the course are the operation and function of vacuum, electrical, refrigeration circuits, and computer controls. Training is provided in the use of manifold gauges, leak detectors and recovery/charging systems. (15 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Corequisite: AMT 25; or consent of instructor.

AMT 46 Manual Drive-Train & Transaxles (3)

Examines the purpose, operation, diagnosis, and repair to drive train components located in the undercarriage of automobiles. Various designs of manual transmissions, transaxles, differentials, and transfer cases are covered. (15 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 25 and 40; or consent instructor.

AMT 50 Automatic Transmission & Transaxles (6)

Study of 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 on a variety of import and domestic automatic transmissions in accordance to manufacturer’s standards. (60 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 25 and 40; or consent instructor.

AMT 53 Brakes (4) Explains design requirements and reconditioning practices of automotive brakes. Various mechanical, hydraulic, vacuum, and electrical/electronic principles are applied to troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing of drums, discs, power assist units, parking, and Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS). Students participating in the AMT program are required to have a valid driver’s license. Verification of its validity will be made during class; anyone without a current driver’s license will be disenrolled. A tool set as listed by Leeward CC’s AMT program is required.

(45 lecture; 95 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 20 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. MATH 50C with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 55 Suspension and Steering (5) Explains 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 for all systems are also covered. Students participating in the AMT program are required to have a valid driver’s license. Verification of its validity will be made during class; anyone without a current driver’s license will be disenrolled. A tool set as listed by Leeward CC’s AMT program is required.

(25 lecture; 125 lab hours)

Prerequisite: SCI 122 or CHEM 100B. AMT 53 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. MATH 50C with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 55C Wheel Balancing (1) The student is introduced to the theory and practical applications of wheel balancing. This course also covers the application of diagnostic skills and techniques with the emphasis on realism in laboratory and shop operations. * (20 hours lect./lab) Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better AMT 60 Diagnostic and Repair (3)

Integrates all previous AMT course contents in a systematic approach to isolate drivability problems and develop repair techniques for advanced AMT majors. Units of study will include repair areas classified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). In this course, pin-point test procedures, adjustments, overhauls, and replacement of components are performed on numerous automobile makes, models and systems. (105 lecture/ lab hours)

Prerequisite: MATH 50C, AMT 25, AMT 30, AMT 40, AMT 40D, AMT 41, AMT 43, AMT 46, AMT 50, AMT 53, and AMT 55, ENG 22 or equivalent. Corequisite: AMT 40D. Rec Preparation: ENG 100 or equivalent.

AMT 93D/E Cooperative Education (3-4)

This cooperative training experience will provide students an opportunity to apply their professional and technical skills in dealership service centers. Students will be supervised on the job by a professional Journeyman Technician. Students will complete 225 hours per training experience. This course may be repeated up to four times for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisites: AMT 25, 40, and 43, each with a grade of C or better.

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