Transportation Technology

  • Prerequisite: None
    Course number: T406111
    Course Length: Quarter/Semester
    Course Description:
    This course is for anyone who plans to own or drive a car. This class is designed for all students, with or without previous mechanical experience. The student will learn the functions of the various automotive systems and preventive maintenance. Additionally, there will be an opportunity for students to perform minor service and repairs.
     
    Prerequisite: Automotive Tech 1
    Course number: T406121
    Course Length: Quarter/Semester/Trimester
    Course Description:
    This course is a continuation of the Auto Tech 1 Course. Completion of Auto Tech 2 will give the students a good foundation in the operation, maintenance and repair of an automobile.
     
    Prerequisite: Automotive Tech 1 and 2
    Course number: T406131
    Course Length: Quarter/Semester/Trimester
    Course Description:
    This course is a continuation of the Auto Tech 1 and Auto Tech 2 thus will provide more detail. Concepts such as systems theory and repair and use of diagnostic equipment will be learned. The students will also be exposed to auto industry apprenticeship programs, technical college’s advantages and ASE Certification. 
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Course number: T406151
    Course Length: 1 semester
    Course Description:
    This course introduces students to basic technologies and equipment used in automotive technology. It is designed to introduce the application of automotive technology for those interested in entering the career of professional automotive technician. Students will study  personal and shop safety, the tools of the automotive trade, preventive maintenance, units of measurement, reference material use, service information, tires and wheels, lubrication system, cooling system, basic electricity, introduced into the hydraulic brake system, and introduced into the basic ignition system.
     
    Prerequisite: Certification 1 or an equivalent class from another school.
    Course number: T406161
    Course length: 1 semester
    Course Description: 
    A specific AYES technical course designed to teach the principles of automotive hydraulic brake system. Courseware covers the fundamentals and service of disc/drum brakes including how they operate, brake-fluid properties, diagnosis, component replacement, repair, adjustment, disc/drum machining, power assist units, and the fabrication (ISO or double flare) of brake lines. The course will also cover computer-controlled anti-locking brake system (ABS) operation and diagnosis.
     
    NATEF Certification 3Prerequisite: Certification 1 and 2
    Course number: T406171
    Course length: 1 semester
    Course Description:
    A specific technical course designed to teach the principle of electricity and electronics and apply them to automotive systems. This course builds on the essential concepts and measurement of electrical parameters, such as voltage, current, resistance, resistance, power, magnetism, electromagnetism, and magnetic induction. Detailed topics include the use of a digital multimeter (DMM) for analysis for series, parallel and series parallel circuits. Specific automotive systems covered include batteries, charging and starting systems, lighting, gauges, accessories, electronics, automotive computers and solid state devices, and communications systems.
     
    Prerequisite: Certification 1, 2, 3
    Course number: T406181
    Course length: 1 semester
    Course Description: 
    A specific technical course designed to teach the principle of automotive engine performance and diagnosis. The course will cover distributorless (electronic ignition) and distributor ignition systems, fuel management, exhaust emission control, computer input and output signals, and will identify the different types of sensors used by automotive engine computers. Course will also cover diagnostics trouble codes (DTC), interpretation of digital multimeter (DMM) reading and access and use electronic service information (ESI).
     
    Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 1, 2, 3,4
    Course number: T406191
    Course length: 1 semester
    Course Description:
    A specific technical course to teach the principles of automotive suspension/steering systems and 4 wheel suspension alignment. The course builds on the essential concepts of geometry, gear reduction, hydraulic laws, and characteristics of liquids and how they apply to the operation and diagnosis of power steering and suspension systems. Steering column operation and diagnosis including supplemental restraint system service will be included. The course will cover the fundamentals of short/long arms, strut suspensions, including: caster, amber, thrust angle, toe-in, steering axis inclination (SAI), included angle, toe-out on turns (turning angle/radius), and how they apply to steering, suspension, and 4 wheel alignment. The following wheel balance terms will be specifically explained: static balance, dynamic balance, tramping, and radial force variation.
     
    Prerequisite: none
    Course number: T406211
    Course Length: 1 Semester
    Course Description: 
    This course is designed to introduce students to the general operation and basic care necessary to maintain an automobile and a home. Automotive maintenance items may include: belts, hoses, batteries, tires, fluids, filters, and similar items as well as procedures such as jump starting a stalled car and changing a flat tire. Home maintenance items could include: interior/ exterior walls and coverings, the basics of heating/cooling, plumbing, electrical wiring, and general maintenance.
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Course Number: T404401
    Course Length: 1 Quarter
    Course Description:
    This course is designed to introduce students to the operation of the internal combustion engine. In this class students will study the principles of four stroke engine operation and the various systems typically found on a small gasoline lawn mower engine. Students will gain a thorough understanding of engine operation through tasks designed to lead the student through disassembling, inspecting, and reassembling a small gasoline engine. This course is designed as an introductory class for students with or without previous mechanical knowledge.
     
    Prerequisite: None
    Course number: T408111
    Course Length: Quarter/Semester
    Course Description:
    This course is for anyone who wants to expand their engineering/design skills. Skills developed in PLTW, physics, math, art, and CTE classes will be put to use. Students will learn fabrication techniques and use of materials. This is a hands on, thinking on your feet program