2013 - 2014 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Engine Technology



This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2013.
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ENGINE TECHNOLOGY -- MARINE/SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENG.MARINE/SMALL

This program is designed to provide students interested in Engine Technology as an option for training in Marine Engine Technology or Small Engine Technology.

The career path as a marine engine mechanic is designed to train students to meet entry-level requirements in the field of marine engine mechanics. This will include theory, diagnosis, repair, overhaul and maintenance of outboard marine engines. Included in this program is the study of outboard marine engine fuel, electrical and ignition systems, engine overhaul and tune-up,and lower units. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on accepted shop techniques used throughout the outboard marine engine service industry.

The career path as a small engine mechanic is designed to train students to meet entry-level requirements in the field of small engine mechanics. This will include theory, diagnosis, repair, overhaul amaintenance of small engines used on lawn mowers, garden tractors, and other small equipment. Included in this program is the study of small engine carburetion and electrical systems, engine overhaul andtune-up, and belt, chain, and direct drive power systems. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on accepted shop techniques used throughout the small engine powered equipment industry.

Since not all courses in this program are transferable, students enrolling in this program who may plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements.

CREDIT HOURS

A student must complete all courses in ONE specialty track option (Marine or Small Engine) to be awarded the certificate.

MARINE TRACK

SEMESTER I

SMER 1404 Marine Equipment Service Principles 4
SMER 1401 Marine Engine Tune-Up 4
SMER 1407 Marine Engine Overhaul 4
12

SEMESTER II

SMER 1410 Marine Drive Units 4
SMER 1413 Marine Electrical Systems 4
SMER 1380 Cooperative Education - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
SMER 1191 Special Topics in Small Engine Mechanic and Repairer AND (1)
SMER 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician (2)
11
Marine Track Minimum Hours Required 23

OR

SMALL ENGINE TRACK

SEMESTER I

SMER 1428 Small Engine Service Principles 4
SMER 1431 Small Engine Tune-Up 4
SMER 1438 Small Engine Drive Systems 4
12

SEMESTER II

SMER 1437 Small Engine Four Stroke Engine 4
SMER 1425 Small Engine Electrical Systems 4
SMER 1380 Cooperative Education - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
SMER 1191 Special Topics in Small Engine Mechanic and Repairer AND (1)
SMER 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician (2)
11
Small Engine Minimum Hours Required 23

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ENGINE TECHNOLOGY -- MOTORCYCLE TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENG.MOTOR.10

This program is designed to train students to meet entry level requirements in the field of motorcycle mechanics. This will include diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of foreign and domestic motorcycles. Included in this program is the study of fuel, ignition, and electrical systems, engine overhaul and tune-up, and motorcycle chassis. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on the latest factory recommended techniques.

Since not all courses in this program are transferable, students enrolling in this program who may plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

MTRC 1405 Motorcycle Service Principles 4
MTRC 1402 Motorcycle Tune-up 4
MTRC 1420 Motorcycle Drive Systems 4
12

SEMESTER II

MTRC 1419 Motorcycle Four Stroke Engine/Transmission 4
MTRC 1422 Motorcycle Electrical Systems 4
MTRC 1408 Motorcycle Chassis and Drive Systems 4
12

SEMESTER - SUMMER SESSION

MTRC 1380 Cooperative Education - Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
MTRC 1191 Special Topics in Motorcycle Mechanics and Repairer AND (1)
MRTC 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician (2)
3
Minimum Hours Required 27

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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ENGINE TECHNOLOGY -- SMALL ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley only

CVC-Closed September 1, 2013.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.ENG.SMALL.10

This program is designed to train students to meet entry level requirements in the field of small engine mechanics. This will include theory, diagnosis, repair, overhaul and maintenance of small engines used on lawn mowers, garden tractors, and other small equipment. Included in this program is the study of small engine carburetion and electrical systems, engine overhaul and tune-up, and belt, chain, and direct drive power systems. Throughout the entire program an emphasis is placed on accepted shop techniques used throughout the small engine powered equipment industry.

Since not all courses in this program are transferable, students enrolling in this program who may plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

SMER 1428 Small Engine Service Principles 4
SMER 1431 Small Engine Tune-Up 4
SMER 1438 Small Engine Drive Systems 4
12

SEMESTER II

SMER 1437 Small Engine Four Stroke Engine 4
SMER 1425 Small Engine Electrical Systems 4
SMER 1380 Cooperative Education - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician OR 3
SMER 1191 Special Topics in Small Engine Mechanic and Repairer AND (1)
SMER 1266 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician (2)
11
Minimum Hours Required 23

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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