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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for SMER


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SMER 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Special Topics in Small Engine Mechanic and Repairer
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


SMER 1266 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (15 Ext.)


SMER 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Coorperative Educative - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


SMER 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Marine Engine Tune Up
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Tune up procedures for both two- and four-stroke marine motors including analysis, valve train, ignition, fuel, cooling, and drive systems service. Emphasis is on appropriate equipment and procedures. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Marine Equipment Service Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of operation of two- and four-stroke marine engines and associated systems. Emphasis is on troubleshooting and analysis of faulty systems and their individual components. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Marine Engine Overhaul
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overhaul procedures for two-stroke marine engine overhaul. Emphasis is on proper shop procedures for disassembly, inspection, servicing, and assembly. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1410 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Marine Drive Units
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Operation, service, troubleshooting, and overhaul of all Marine Drive systems. Emphasis is on the use of proper tools and procedures when servicing the mid section, lower unit, trim and tilt systems. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Marine Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory of operation and test procedures and equipment used in the diagnosis and repair of circuits which make up marine electrical systems. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Small Engine Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory of operation and test procedures and equipment used in the diagnosis and repair of different circuits which make up a small engine electrical system. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1428 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Small Engine Service Principles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of operation of small engines and associated systems. Emphasis is on troubleshooting and the analysis of faulty systems and components. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1431 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Small Engine Tune Up
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Tune up procedures for small engines including analysis, valve train, ignition fuel, starter, cutter, and safety compliance systems. Emphasis is on the use of appropriate equipment and procedures. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1434 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Small Engine Two-Stroke Overhaul
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overhaul procedures for two-stroke small engines as used in lawn and garden applications. Emphasis is on proper shop procedures for overhaul of two-stroke small engines and their applicable drive systems. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1437 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Small Engine Four Stroke Engine
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Overhaul procedures for four-stroke small engines. Emphasis on shop procedures for overhaul. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1438 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Small Engine Drive Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Theory of operation, troubleshooting, overhaul and service of drive systems found on consumer small engine drive systems. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SMER 1470 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Small Engine Drive Systems
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Theory of operation, troubleshooting, overhaul and service of drive systems found on consumer and commercial lawn and garden equipment. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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