Automotive Technology - Automotive Mechanics Diploma

West Burlington campus (Keokuk campus offers select courses)

Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
AUT-106 INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 2
AUT-126 FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING 2
AUT-405 AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION AND STEERING 5
AUT-505 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS 5
HSC-181 FIRST AID/CPR FOR NON-HEALTH CARE WORKERS 1.5
MAT-702 INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS 3
TOTAL 18.5
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
AUT-166 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR 6
AUT-244 MANUAL DRIVETRAINS I 3
AUT-610 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL I 4
ENG-110 WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE 3
WBL-110 EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS 1
ELT-295 AC/DC FUNDAMENTALS 2
TOTAL 19

AUT-106 - INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course will serve as an introduction to the complete automotive field, including safety, ASE certification, employment potential, customer service, employer/employee relations and the parts and service industry.

AUT-126 - FUNDAMENTALS OF AUTOMOTIVE SERVICING

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course will familiarize students with basic scheduled maintenance. Proper usage of hand and power tools will be covered, as well as precision measuring systems and equipment. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or above in AUT-106.

AUT-405 - AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION AND STEERING

Lecture: 2

Lab: 6

Credit: 5

This course will look closely at automotive suspension systems, manual, power and four-wheel steering, and proper vehicle wheel alignment.

AUT-505 - AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 6

Credit: 5

This course will explain and demonstrate the principles of friction and the components and operation of hydraulic brakes, including power and anti-lock brakes. Prerequisite: AUT-126 with a minimum grade of C-.

HSC-181 - FIRST AID/CPR FOR NON-HEALTH CARE WORKERS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 1

Credit: 1.5

This course follows the American heart Association Basic Life Support (CPR) Heart Saver for the Lay Person. It includes AED and basic first aid. This course is not for health care workers.

MAT-702 - INTRODUCTION TO MATH APPLICATIONS

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

This course is offered to students who can profit from an applied course in mathematics and will prepare students who need to develop skills for MAT-704. It is designed as an introductory level algebra course recommended for students with one year of high school algebra. Emphasis is on the building of basic algebra skills and the application of these mathematical techniques. The course studies the relationship of geometry and algebra as they apply to various fields. This course will also cover whole numbers/decimals, integers, fractions/percents, direct measurement, basic geometric concepts/relationships, linear equations, and right-triangle trigonometry. Prerequisite:MAT-052 or meet minimum placement test requirement.

AUT-166 - AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE REPAIR

Lecture: 3

Lab: 6

Credit: 6

This course will introduce the internal combustion engine and the variety of designs in popular usage today. It also offers a general introduction to engine diagnosis and testing. The engine will be explored piece by piece, and the description and function of each part explained.

AUT-244 - MANUAL DRIVETRAINS I

Lecture: 1

Lab: 4

Credit: 3

This course will introduce the student to the concepts of front- and rear-wheel drive, four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles. Clutches, CV joints, and universal joints will also be covered.

AUT-610 - AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL I

Lecture: 2

Lab: 4

Credit: 4

This course will introduce to the student the theory and operation of basic electrical and electronic principles as a science. How the basics are applied to automotive electrical circuits and the proper procedures to diagnose and repair are covered. Lab sessions are spent turning theory into "hands-on" practice with meters and basic circuits.

ENG-110 - WRITING FOR THE WORKPLACE

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

Writing for the Workplace prepares students for the various types of written communication required by professional employers. In this class, students learn how to write informal and formal documents and reports in the design and style of career-related communication with a focus on audience, purpose, subject, and genre and how they affect our writing choices. This course also includes a review of grammar and usage skills, as well as emphasizes effective language use in real-world applications. Prerequisites: ENG-013 with a grade of C- or better or meets minimum placement scores.

WBL-110 - EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS

Lecture: 1

Credit: 1

This course is designed to assist students in developing the skills necessary to obtain employment, and to learn and practice the skills and attitudes required for job success. Students will practice resume writing, job application completion, and interviewing techniques. Additionally, students will practice work-place problem solving strategies, and demonstrate skills required to work in a diverse environment.

ELT-295 - AC/DC FUNDAMENTALS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course introduces students to the components used in most electronic circuits and how they are measured, tested and function. Students will learn the fundamentals of AC and DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial applications. Students will learn how to operate, install, design and troubleshoot basic AC and DC electrical circuits.

Wes Carpenter - Assistant Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5109

Email: wcarpenter@scciowa.edu
AAS, Lincoln Technical Institute
BA, Western Illinois University
ASE Master Tech
ASE Advanced Engine Performance
GM and Ford Certified

Timothy Hunter - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5108

Email: thunter@scciowa.edu
AAS, Indian Hills Community College

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