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Automobile Brake and Suspension Systems
You will receive instruction on how to inspect and repair brake and suspension systems, also how to repair, adjust, and maintain the heating and air-conditioning systems. You'll use the equipment necessary to perform 2- and 4-wheel alignments.

 Brake Systems
After an introduction to safety procedures, tools, and equipment, you'll receive instruction on how to measure, inspect, and determine the service necessary on both disc and drum brake systems.

Suspension Systems
You will receive instruction on different types of steering and suspension systems, also how to diagnose, inspect and repair suspension-related problems in order to perform a 2- and 4-wheel alignment.

 Cabin Climate Control
You will receive instruction on the diagnostic skills necessary to identify and repair problems related to the heating and air-conditioning systems of the automobile, as well as the proper techniques to handle and store refrigerant.


Automotive Transmissions and Drivelines
In today's automotive field, a technician needs an in-depth knowledge of manual and automatic transmissions, differentials, clutches, and drivelines, as well as the techniques involved in diagnosis and overhaul.

 Driveline Systems
You will receive instruction on how to diagnose, inspect, and repair both front- and rear-wheel driveline systems, including 4-wheel-drive systems.

 Manual & Automatic Transmission Systems
In this course, you're introduced to the proper operation of both manual and automatic transmissions; how to service clutches and clutch linkages, to overhaul manual transmissions; and how to service automatic transmissions with an emphasis on valve body operation.


Electronic Controlled Transmissions & Transaxles
You will receive instruction on torque converters and fluid couplings. You'll also be introduced to transmission and transaxle electronic controls.


Automotive Engines
This section is devoted to foreign and domestic engines. You'll be instructed how to diagnose and repair engine related problems, also to use the various specialty tools and equipment to rebuild an engine. Plus you'll have the opportunity to rebuild different types of engines.

 Engine Systems
You will receive instruction on how to identify, check, and diagnose the engine lubrication and cooling systems, along with the types of cylinder-head problems, plus how to measure and repair valve train components and to properly adjust valve train clearances.

 Engine Repair
You'll receive instruction on the importance of engine balance and the assembly of matched components, also how to perform lower-end service and repairs that meet or exceed the manufacturer's specifications and tolerances.

 Engine Starting and Charging Systems
You will receive instruction on basic electrical theory as it relates to the starting and charging systems. You'll perform complete service of all types of charging and starting systems on "live" vehicles


Automotive Engine Performance
This section concentrates on the electrical and fuel systems and the proper adjustment and maintenance that keeps today's automobile running properly. You'll use modern test equipment including a four-gas analyzer and various scan tools to diagnose vehicle problems. Drivability problem diagnosis is stressed in each of the following courses:

Electrical Systems
You'll receive instruction in basic electrical theory so you can identify, test, and diagnose a wide variety of electrical components, also you will learn how to recognize common schematic symbols and to interpret industry standard wiring diagrams.

 Electrical Accessories & Ignition Systems
You'll receive instruction in the different types of ignition systems; how to service and troubleshoot ignition system problems; and about different fuel delivery systems, their proper maintenance, adjustment, and diagnosis.


 Fuel Delivery & Emission Systems
You will receive instruction in various emission system controls and their function, also the computerized controls and on-board diagnostic system. In the shop, you'll use analyzers and scan tools to diagnose a variety of vehicle problems.


Automotive Technology Internship
For a one-week period, you'll work at a shop to gain first-hand experience and to demonstrate your skills. Upon graduation, qualified students have the opportunity to pursue seven different Factory Programs.

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Brakes Steering & Suspension Engine Repair
Electrical & Electronic Systems Heating & Air Conditioning Engine Performance
Manual Drive Train & Axles Automatic Transmission & Transaxle Curriculum Hightlights
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