Automotive electricity and electronics i (autt 1210)
Basic electrical theory is covered, including Ohm's law and basic DC circuits. Through the use of specially designed electrical trainers and hands-on experience, electrical systems common to the automobile are investigated. The theory, construction, operation and testing of batteries are also explained and demonstrated. Individualized hands-on laboratory training utilizing live work is included in this course.
climate control/heating and air conditioning (autt 1620)
Automotive heating and air conditioning are studied extensively. The principles of troubleshooting and repair are discussed and the course concludes with automatic temperature control operation and testing. Individualized hands-on laboratory training utilizing live work is included in this course.
Introduction to service (desl 1000)
In any diesel repair shop, organization and safety are prime components for success. Students in this course will learn through lecture and lab the various shop standards and methods to be safe and efficient.
diesel engine fundamentals (desl 1100)
Diesel engines work on the principles of compression ignition. The principles of compression ignited combustion engines are presented in this course as well as the variations in design of various diesel engines. Students will actually pull a diesel engine apart in this course in order to see how a diesel engine works.
diesel engine fuel systems (desl 1110)
A study of combustion chamber design, fuel injection systems, and diagnosing faults in fuel injection and combustion systems for diesel engines are covered in this course.
fundamentals of hydraulics (desl 1200)
This is a practical study of the basic principles and components of hydraulic circuits and their application as it relates to diesel powered vehicles.
fundamentals of diesel transmission and torque converters (desl 2100)
A study of the various transmissions and differentials used in diesel vehicles: constant mesh, sliding gear, hydraulic synchromesh and power shift transmissions. Information on power train and braking systems are also included.
diesel undercarriage/transit drive (desl 2200)
This is a continuation of the study of diesel power trains and braking systems.
diesel machine electronic controls (desl 2210)
Many modern diesel vehicles come with many complicated electronic controls. This course will provide the student with the background needed to diagnose and repair those sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits on both diesel engines and related equipment.
diesel engine performance (desl 2220)
This course will provide the student with a thorough understanding of the necessary diagnostic skills needed for troubleshooting diesel engines and fuel systems.
diesel diagnostic testing (desl 2230)
To successfully diagnose problems today, one must have a knowledge of how to use specialized equipment. This course will provide that student with the practical knowledge to use this equipment.
diesel machine specific systems (desl 2240)
Each company that makes diesel engines has different standards and systems. This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills used to test and adjust different engine systems.
diesel internship I (desl 2981)
Students need to experience work in a real shop environment in order to better understand the basics of motor vehicle repair. By participating in an internship, they will get this experience.
diesel internship II (desl 2982)
This internship provides students with the live work needed to enhance the skills learned in their previous or co-requisite courses. Students will work in a shop for 8 hours per week working with a diesel mechanic mentor.
Combination Welding - automotive (weld 1261)
The student is acquainted with the various welding and cutting techniques applicable to the automotive field.
Applied Communications (engl 1210)
This course prepares students for the communication challenges of today's workplace by surveying business and technical communication principles. Skills learned include writing clearly and concisely; collecting and organizing information and graphics; applying the writing process to a variety of workplace documents; and communicating effectively, verbally and non-verbally.
Oral and Written Reports (engl 1240)
The student who completes either Technical Writing or Business Writing continues to learn how to prepare and deliver reports using primary and secondary research. Integral to this course are the student's abilities to recognize problems and determine causes, propose solutions, evaluate various courses of action and present this information in written and oral reports.
introduction to sociology (soci 1010)
Basic principles of sociology are introduced: investigating, social behavior, culture, institutions, social interaction, social inequality and social change. This course is designed to be a transferable course. Prerequisites: Reading assessment and college-level reading skills are recommended.
applied mathematics (math 1240)
This course is directed toward the development and application of the mathematical skills needed to solve problems related to industrial occupations. Topics include applications of arithmetic skills, measurement and elementary algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
Human Relations Skills (hmrl 1010)
This is an introductory course in interpersonal skills stressing the importance of utilizing those skills in the workplace. The student is presented with opportunities to become more effective, discerning, ethical, flexible, perceptive and understanding in both professional and personal endeavors. Special attention is given to appropriate communications skills, multinational and diversity awareness, teamwork and job-seeking skills as applied to an increasingly customer-oriented workplace.
microcomputer fundamentals (info 1001)
This course introduces the student to computer and information literacy. Basic skills on a microcomputer are developed by learning the operating system; organizing and managing files; using a word processor to create, edit, format, manipulate text and print documents; using a spreadsheet to create basic sheets with labels, values, formulas, formatting and edit cells, use absolute and relative cell referencing; save, preview and print sheets; using presentation software to create a basic slideshow using headings and bullet statements, save and start a presentation; and using a database to understand the difference between a flat file and relational database using Microsoft Office software. The student uses information literacy to evaluate and validate data. Understanding user-level security and electronic mail skills are also covered.