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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for Automotive Technology/Diesel and Heavy Equipment


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AUMT 1280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 1380. The student may register for either AUMT 1280 or AUMT 1380 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


AUMT 1281 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 1381. The student may register for either AUMT 1281 or AUMT 1381 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


AUMT 1305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Introduction to Automotive Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: 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. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC

Automotive Engine Removal and Installation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1305.
Course Description: Fundamentals of engine inspection, removal and installation procedures. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Electrical Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1305.
Course Description: 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. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Brake Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: 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. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Basic Automotive Service
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1305.
Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals of operation and maintenance procedures of vehicle subsystems which include researching vehicle service information. Students will learn basic automotive shop safety, tool, and equipment use. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to safely and accurately perform basic automotive maintenance. Maybe taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC
Single-Course Delivery for EFC

Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems Theory
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of automotive suspension and steering systems including the theory of wheel and tire construction and alignment angles and procedures. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: A study of automotive suspension and steering systems including tire and wheel problem diagnosis, component repair, and alignment procedures. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Engine Repair
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: AUMT 1305.
Course Description: 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. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1345 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Climate Control Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: Diagnosis and repair of manual/electronic climate control systems; includes the refrigeration cycle and EPA guidelines for refrigerant handling. May be taught manufacturer specific (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 1280. The student may register for either AUMT 1380 or AUMT 1280 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


AUMT 1381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 1281. The student may register for either AUMT 1381 or AUMT 1281 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


AUMT 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: AUMT 1307.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
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. May be taught manufacturer specific. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 1491 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Special Topics in Auto/Automotive Mechanic/Technician
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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


AUMT 2280 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 2380. The student may register for either AUMT 2280 or AUMT 2380 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


AUMT 2281 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 2381. The student may register for either AUMT 2281 or AUMT 2381 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


AUMT 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Electronic Controls
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: A study of electrical principles, semiconductor and integrated circuits, digital fundamentals, microcomputer systems, and electrical test equipment as applied to automotive technology. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Drive Train and Axles
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: AUMT 1305.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: 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. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Electrical Diagnosis and Repair
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: Repair of automotive electrical subsystems, lighting, instrumentation, and accessories. Emphasis on accurate diagnosis and proper repair methods using various troubleshooting skills and techniques. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: 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 manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 2325.
Course Description: A study of the electronic controls and actuators and the related circuits of modern automatic transmissions and automatic transaxles. Diagnosis, service, and repair procedures with emphasis on the use of special tools, scan tools, and proper repair techniques. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Automotive Engine Performance Analysis II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 2317.
Course Description: 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. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Automotive Alternative Fuels
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 1307.
Course Description: A study of the composition and use of various alternative automobile fuels including retrofit procedures and applications, emission standards, availability, and cost effectiveness. Overview of federal and state legislation concerning fuels. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2343 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Emission Systems Diagnostics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: AUMT 2334.
Course Description: Diagnosis and repair of emission control systems including OBD II systems with emphasis on the application of advanced diagnostic information, tools, and techniques. Course will include state and federal laws required for preparation for licensing. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Powertrain Diagnostics
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: AUMT 2334 or AUMT 2374.
Course Description: Diagnosis and repair of powertrain systems including engine and/or transmission systems; with emphasis on the application of advanced diagnostic information, tools and techniques. May be taught manufacturer specific. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


AUMT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 2280. The student may register for either AUMT 2380 or AUMT 2280 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


AUMT 2381 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC

Cooperative Education-Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 2 AUMT courses and Automotive Department approval.
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 the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. This course is cross-listed as AUMT 2281. The student may register for either AUMT 2381 or AUMT 2281 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)


AUMT 2455 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at EFC

Automotive Engine Machining
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of precision engine rebuilding, cylinder reconditioning, and crack repair. Instruction in machines and equipment necessary to complete an engine repair. May be taught with manufacturer specific instructions. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


DEMR 1229 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Preventative Maintenance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introductory course designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of proper servicing practices. Content includes record keeping and condition of major systems. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DEMR 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Brake Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the basic principles of brake systems of diesel powered equipment. Emphasis on maintenance, repairs, and troubleshooting. (1 Lec., 7 Lab.)


DEMR 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Tractor Trailer Service and Repair
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to and familiarization with components and systems related to tractor trailer service. Emphasis on records required by the Department of Transportation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DEMR 1410 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems specialized tools. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DEMR 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Diesel Engine Testing and Repair II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Coverage of testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems specialized tools. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DEMR 1416 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Hydraulics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of hydraulics including components and related systems. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DEMR 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Power Train I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the fundamentals, repair, and theory of power trains including clutches, transmissions, drive shafts, and differentials. Emphasis on inspection and repair. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DEMR 1447 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Power Train II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Extended applications of mechanics and theory of power trains. Emphasis on disassembly, inspection, and repair of power train components. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DEMR 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC

Advanced Brake Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced brake system course designed for diesel powered equipment. Advanced concepts and schematics including anti-lock, air, pneumatic, and hydraulic brake systems and related components. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DEMR 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Diesel Tune-Up and Troubleshooting
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and skills required for tune-up and troubleshooting procedures of diesel engines. Emphasis on the science of diagnostics with a common sense approach. (1 Lec., 7 Lab.)


DEMR 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Hydraulics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced study of hydraulic systems and components including diagnostics and testing of hydraulic systems. (1 Lec., 6 Lab.)


DEMR 2348 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Failure Analysis
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An advanced course designed for analysis of typical part failures on equipment. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DEMR 2432 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Electronic Controls
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced skills in diagnostic and programming techniques of electronic control systems. (2 Lec., 7 Lab.)


DEMR 2542 (5 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Automatic Power Shift and Hydrostatic Transmissions I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the operation, maintenance, and repair of automatic shift hydrostatic transmissions. (3 Lec., 6 Lab.)


HEMR 1501 (5 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Tracks and Undercarriages
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts in operation and maintenance of final drive truck systems and undercarriages used on truck and wheel type equipment. (3 Lec., 6 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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