Total Hours Needed to Graduate:
60 Hours

Major

45 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
Bakes 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

Provides 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 Component
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 2510
Sensors, Scopes and Scan Tools
3

AST 2610
Hybrid Vehicles Fundamentals and Repair
3

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

General Education

15 Hours
COURSE NUMBER
COURSE TITLE
CREDIT HOURS
ENG 1010
College Composition I
3

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

ENG 1020
College Composition II
3

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 1010

MTH 1050
Quantitative Reasoning I
3

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. The combination of MTH 1050 and MTH 1060 satisfy the Quantitative Reasoning Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.

SPK 2010
Oral Communication
3

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.

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