Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Automobiles are changing rapidly as a result of new state and federal regulations, rising cost, and the increased use of electronics and computerized systems. These changes require a continuous increase in the auto technician's knowledge. To keep abreast of these changes, the auto technician students and the professional technicians must continue to study and learn new and better ways of auto repair Obsolete procedures must be discarded and new procedures learned to ensure efficient and accurate repairs on new automobiles.
The demand for well-trained auto technicians has and will continue to be extremely high, especially with the increased use of electronics, computers, fuel injection, transaxles, and with new features still in the development stage.
The Central Texas College Automotive Mechanic/Technician curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the automotive technician profession. At CTC the training provides all types of hands-on experience utilizing modern equipment.
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Automotive Course Descriptions
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An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities, and automotive maintenance.
An overview of automotive electrical systems including topics in operational theory, testing, diagnosis, and repair of batteries, charging and starting systems, and electrical accessories. Emphasis on electrical schematic diagrams and service manuals. Prerequisitea: AUMT 1405 and 2305.
Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Emphasis on safe use of modern equipment. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes. Prerequisite: AUMT 1405.
A study of automotive suspension and steering systems including tire and wheel problem diagnosis, component repair, and alignment procedures. Prerequisite: AUMT 1405.
Fundamentals of engine operation, diagnosis and repair including lubrication systems and cooling systems. Emphasis on overhaul of selected engines, identification and inspection, measurements, and disassembly, repair, and reassembly of the engine. Prerequisites: AUMT 1405, 2305 and 2434.
Theory of automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Emphasis on the basic refrigeration cycle and diagnosis and repair of system malfunctions. Covers EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling and new refrigerant replacements. Prerequisites: AUMT 1405, 1407, 1472 and 2437.
This course provides the student with a working knowledge of automotive computer systems. It includes principles of operation, components and function, tools and test equipment, diagnosis, and service and repair of automotive computerized systems. Prerequisites: AUMT 1405, 1407, 2437.
Fundamentals of engine operation and diagnosis including lubrication and cooling systems. Emphasis on identification of components, measurements, inspections, and repair methods. Prerequisite: AUMT 1405.
A study of automotive clutches, clutch operation devices, manual transmissions/transaxles, and differentials with emphasis on the diagnosis and repair of transmissions/transaxles and drive lines. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. Prerequisite: AUMT 1405.
Theory, operation, diagnosis, and repair of basic engine dynamics, ignition systems, and fuel delivery systems. Use of basic engine performance diagnostic equipment. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. Prerequisites: AUMT 1405, AUMT 1407, AUMT 2305, and AUMT 2437.
A study of the operation, hydraulic principles, and related circuits of modern automatic transmissions and automatic transaxles. Diagnosis, disassembly, and assembly procedures with emphasis on the use of special tools and proper repair techniques. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. Prerequisite: AUMT 2413.
A study of diagnosis and repair of emission systems, computerized engine performance systems, and advanced ignition and fuel systems; and proper use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment. Prerequisites: AUMT 1407, 1471, 1472, 2305, and 2437.
Topics address electrical principles, semiconductor and integrated circuits, digital fundamentals, microcomputer systems, and electrical test equipment as applied to automotive technology. Prerequisites: AUMT 1405 and 1407.
A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and employer. Prerequisite: Department approval required.