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The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program Fall 2022. Part-time students should visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.
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This introductory course provides an introduction to the many facets of the automotive industry to include: careers in the automotive industry, environmental concerns affecting the automotive industry, basic automotive hand tools, specialty tools, precision measuring tools, power tools and shop equipment, using service and shop manuals, and shop safety.
This course includes the use of hand and power tools, the understanding of electronic repair information and the importance of preventative maintenance.
Instruction in the theory and operating principles of drum, disc, hydraulic, and anti-lock brake systems. Laboratory procedures for inspecting, testing, diagnosing, repairing, and/or replacing conventional, power brake system components.
This course explains antilock brake systems. It also covers the diagnosis and repair of this system, as well as traction and stability control.
This course includes automotive electrical theory, electrical components, component operation, testing and repair procedures for automotive charging, starting and electrical systems.
This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, introduction to geometry, and applied statistics. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.
A comprehensive study of the Manual Transmissions/Transaxle components and their relationship to the application of power to the drive wheels of vehicles.
Steering and suspension system operation and service procedures are covered. Emphasis is on diagnosis and repair procedures.
This course will provide instruction in the theory of operation of auto air conditioning and heating systems. Students will learn how to diagnose and service auto air conditioning systems and heating systems.
This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in previous automotive courses to prepare the student to service On-Board Diagnosis 2 computer-controlled vehicles. The theory and operating principles of automotive computers, sensors and control devices will be emphasized. Lab instruction on late model cars will be included.
Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.
This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior and mental processes with emphasis in such areas as learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.
Lecture Hours: 48
This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.
Basic theory of two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines and their application will be introduced. Disassembly, inspection and reassembly of an engine will be experienced as well as cooling, lubrication, induction, exhaust, compression and valve systems discussed. Students will develop competencies in precision measuring and services procedures.
This course covers the advanced study of automatic transmission theory and service. The student will review basic automatic transmission theory. The student will study diagnosis, disassembly, inspection, and assembly of different types of automatic transmissions and trans-axles.
This introductory course covers basic electronic theory and utilization of electrical measuring instruments. Emphasis will be placed on the application of Ohm’s Law and the proper utilization of electronic test equipment including practice with equipment and circuits.
This course includes the theory of automotive electronics, communication of automotive electronics and repair of electronic systems.
This course focuses on applying the writing process to job application materials and workplace-related written communication.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in ENG-060 or appropriate placement score.
Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores or equivalent.
A comprehensive study of Differentials and Transfer Cases and their relationship to the application of power to the drive wheels of vehicles.
Operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures used to service the modern automotive ignition system.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT-842.
This course will provide the instruction to introduce the student to basic fuel system principles. Students will study theory and will gain hands-on experience by cleaning, repairing, and adjusting automotive fuel systems.
Students are presented with diagnostic problems and repair projects. Competencies attained in prior classes are emphasized.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT-106, AUT-109, AUT-164, AUT-610I, AUT-504, AUT-643l, and AUT-307.
This course introduces students to the oral communication process and how it affects human interaction There will be an emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.
This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT-063 or appropriate placement score.
This course provides an intensified study of algebraic techniques and prepares students for future study in mathematics. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-102 or equivalent placement score.
This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.
Prerequisite(s): Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.
The second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-121 or equivalent placement score.
This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.
The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-128 or MAT-134 or appropriate placement scores (ACT: 27; COMPASS TRIGONOMETRY: 51-100).
A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.
Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT-210.
This course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.
Calculations are based on 2022–2023 resident tuition and fees and course fees.
Course Cost Calculation: $210 × course credits + course fee (if applicable).
Total Tuition + Course Fees Calculation: Sum of tuition and course fees for all courses for the term.
Remaining course fees after the Last-Dollar Scholarship is applied: Remaining course fees after tuition has been subtracted.
The cost of books: Visit the Hawkeye Bookstore to determine the cost of books.
Additional program costs: Some programs have additional costs such as tools, equipment, supplies, uniforms, exam fees, and background screenings. Visit with your faculty advisor for more information.
Non-resident tuition and fees or international student costs.
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