Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
33 Hours

Major

33 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
AST 1110
Engine Operation and Service
3

Deals with the theory of operation for the gasoline internal combustion engine. Focuses on upper engine and timing components along with their operations. Disassembly and assembly, part inspection, use of manuals, and repair procedures will be applied. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1110L

AST 1210
Steering and Suspension
3

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive steering and suspension systems. Topics include front and rear alignment, component identification and repair, tire wear patterns, use of service information and equipment. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A4 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1210L

AST 1310
Brakes and Braking Systems
3

Focuses on the design and operation of automotive brake systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of traditional, anti-lock brake, and traction control systems. Students will acquire knowledge of hydraulic systems, disc/drum machining, and scan tool usage. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A5 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1310L

AST 1410
Electrical Systems
3

Focuses on the introduction to automotive electrical systems which includes basic theories, electrical components, wiring diagrams, and starting and charging systems. This course also focuses on the use of test equipment such as digital multimeters, test lights and jumper wires used to diagnose basic electrical faults. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1410L

AST 1510
Ignition and Fuel Systems
3

Focuses on an introduction to engine fault diagnosis and adjustment or repair. Computerized engine controls are reviewed as are ignition systems, fuel/air systems, and exhaust systems. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 1510L

AST 2010
Professional Career Exploration Experience
1

Provies students with an opportunity to observe auto service careers, spanning a wide variety of applications in Michigan, and introduces them to NATEF/ASE workplace employability skills.

AST 2110
Engine Assembly and Components
3

Studies disassembly and assembly of the internal combustion engine. Topics include part inspection, identification and use of repair procedures. Precision measuring equipment will be applied to upper and lower engine components. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A1 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2110L

AST 2250
Manual Transmission/Transfer Case and Axles
3

Investigates the manual drive train and major components. Examines transmissions, drive shafts, differentials, and drive axles. Discusses diagnosis and troubleshooting. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A3 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2250L

AST 2410
Electrical Operations and Systems Testing
3

Focuses on air bag systems, electronic steering systems, programing computers, communication networks, advanced scan tool usage, and safety procedures required to diagnose and service these areas. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A6 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2410L

AST 2710
Heating and Air Conditioning
3

Addresses automotive heating and air conditioning system theories, troubleshooting, and servicing. Proper refrigerant recovery, recycling, storage, and use of recharging equipment will also be covered. Students will be made aware of recent environmental concerns relevant to coolant and refrigeration. In addition, basic shop safety and safe use of recycling equipment will be discussed. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better. At the end of the class, students will be required to take the ASE A7 test in order to earn a final grade for the course.

Concurrent requisite(s):
AST 2710L

AST 2810
Powertrain/Noise and Vibration
3

Investigates the common causes of noise and vibration through all aspects of the vehicle. Areas of focus are drive line, bushings, mounts, seals, noise due to collision damage, and bearings. Students will perform diagnoses and repair of drive line problems due to worn and misaligned components. 15 hours of lecture and 60 hours of lab are required. Must complete with a C or better.

WRKAT2050
Work Experience
2

Provides students with a 60-hour minimum up to a 120-hour maximum, paid/unpaid, learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students persuing a Certificate or an Associates Degree to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Students can begine work experience with 80% of coursework completed or administrative approval.

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