This course is a study of design, construction and service of vehicle braking systems. Emphasis is placed on disc and drum applications, power brake units, the machining of brake drum and rotors, hydraulic systems and components along with maintenance and the parking brake system.
This course develops a theoretical background in the operating principles governing automatic transmissions and transaxles. The emphasis is on diagnostic procedures and the problem-solving techniques associated with the servicing and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles for automobiles and light trucks. The course stresses care and use of shop equipment hand tools, databases and the application of safe shop practices. Need to meet entry-level assessment standards to enroll.
Develops skills needed to diagnose and repair automotive electrical and electronic systems. Applying knowledge of wiring diagrams along with manufactures descriptions and diagnostic procedures, Learners perform and evaluate testing and repairs on today’s computer controlled starting, charging, and battery systems.
Addresses the theory, diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmissions/transaxle, differentials, four wheel drive/all wheel drive and drivelines. Students develop these skills in a classroom and lab setting.
Introduces the learner to the repair, servicing and maintenance of hybrid systems and powertrains. The course will include: safety procedures and practices when working on hybrid components, study of hybrid electric system components and operation, exploration of current and future hybrid vehicles, service procedures and considerations of hybrid powertrains, and an introduction to hydrogen powered vehicles. Learners will be testing hybrid battery assemblies, measuring high voltage circuits, safely disabling the high voltage for vehicle servicing, and dissembling hybrid drivetrains.
Repair automotive climate control systems. Learners will study the theory of operation, diagnosis, and service of heating and air conditioning systems used on automobiles and light trucks. Learners will get hands on training on late model cars to reinforce classroom theory. Learners will also be introduced to the use of scan tools, computer self-diagnostics, and A/C recharging equipment and refrigerant identifiers.
Diagnose engine ignition systems, computer control systems and engine sensors. This course will carry the learner beyond basic tune-ups into the world of computer controlled systems. Learners will study the engine sensors that feed data to an on-board computers. They will learn how the computer processes and then uses data to make a host of real time decisions concerning ignition and emission controls. Learners will get hands on training on late model cars to reinforce classroom theory. The use of DVOMs, scan tools, oscilloscopes, pressure transducers, and computer self-diagnostics will be covered.
Diagnose fuel systems and emission control systems. This course will cover the theory of operation, diagnosis, service and repair of fuel systems including TBI, MPI and DI systems. Also vehicle emissions systems including PCV, EGR, EVAP, Catalytic Converters and OBD II computer systems will be taught. Learners will get hands on training on late model cars to reinforce classroom theory. Learners will also be trained in the use of: oscilloscopes, engine analyzers, gas benches, EGR testers, scan tools and various computer self-diagnostics tools.