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Course Descriptions Automotive Technology (AMT)

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AMT)

Updated for 2014-2015

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: MATH 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

Corequisites: MATH 100 or equivalent or higher 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 Prep: 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 Prep: 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. The course provides training in repair, overhaul, reconditioning, and troubleshooting of internal components and related subsystems. 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. (65 lecture; 145 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 20, AMT 53, and AMT 55 with a grade of C or better. ENG 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

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 20, AMT 53, and AMT 55 with a grade of C or better. AMT 30 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. ENG 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 40D Engine Performance (9)

Examines the operation and relationships of engine, ignition, air/fuel induction, emission, and computerized control systems. Diagnostic procedures are covered using test equipment. These include distributor testers, oscilloscopes, gas analyzers, scan tools, and specialized meters. 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. (75 lecture; 180 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 20, AMT 53, AMT 55, AMT 30, AMT 40, AMT 46, AMT 50, and AMT 41 with a grade of C or better. Social Science 100 level or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. Arts/Humanities 100 level or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 41 Electrical/Electronic Systems (3)

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

Prerequisite: AMT 20, AMT 53, AMT 55, AMT 30, and AMT 40 with a grade of C or better. AMT 46 and AMT 50 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. MATH 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better. Natural Science 100 level or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

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

Examines the theory, diagnosis, service, and repair of automotive air conditioning and climate control systems. The course presents 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. 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. (15 lecture; 90 lab hours)

Prerequisites: AMT 20, AMT 53, AMT 55, AMT 30, AMT 40, AMT 46, AMT 50, and AMT 41 with a grade of C or better. MATH 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better. Social Science 100 level or above with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. Arts/Humanities 100 level or above with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 46 Manual Drive-Train & Transaxles (3)

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

Prerequisite: AMT 20, AMT 53, AMT 55, AMT 30, and AMT 40 with a grade of C or better. MATH 100 or equivalent or higher with a grade of C or better. Natural Science 100 level or higher with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

AMT 50 Automatic Transmission & Transaxles (6)

Explains 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. 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)

Prerequisite: AMT 20, AMT 53, AMT 55, AMT 30, and AMT 40 with a grade of C or better.

AMT 46 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

MATH 100 or equivalent or highter with a grade of C or better.

Natural Science 100 level or above with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment.

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. (30 lecture; 110 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 20 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. MATH 100 or equivalent or higher 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. (40 lecture; 110 lab hours)

Prerequisite: AMT 20 and AMT 53 with a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment. MATH 100 or equivalent or higher 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 Prep: 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 Prep: 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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