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AMS 3117 Electrical Systems I (3 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and operation of Electrical and Electronic systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems, as well as driver information systems. 

AMS3118 Electrical Systems II (6 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repairing of Electrical and Electronic systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover complex vehicle multiplexing systems, battery diagnosis, starting diagnosis, charging systems, and lighting systems, as well as driver information and accessory systems. 

AMA3127 Automative Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Technologies (3 Credit Hours)
This course is designed to help the student increase their knowledge, and provide an advanced understanding of the dynamics involved in Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles as well as requiring basic competencies in the skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose and repair alternative fuel technology vehicles.

AMS 3128 Engine Performance I (3 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and operation of Engine Performance networks, systems, and components. Topics presented throughout the course cover general engine performance systems, computerized engine control systems, ignition systems, fuel, air induction, exhaust systems, and emissions standards.

AMS3129 Engine Performance II (6 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Engine Performance networks, systems, and components. Topics presented throughout the course cover general and advanced engine performance systems, computerized engine control systems, ignition systems, fuel, air induction, hybrid systems, exhaust, and emissions standards.

AMS 3136 Suspension and Steering (5 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Suspension and Steering Systems.  Topics presented throughout the course cover steering systems, suspension systems, wheels, tires, and alignment concerns.

AMS 3137 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (5 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Automatic Transmission and Transaxle systems.  Topics presented throughout the course cover diagnoses, removal, repair, and installation of automatic transmissions and transaxles, both on and off the vehicle, including the disassembly of oil pumps, converters, gear trains, shafts, bushings, cases, and friction and reaction units.

AMS 3149 Brakes I (3 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Braking systems.  Topics presented throughout the course cover hydraulic brake systems, drum and disc brakes, power brakes, miscellaneous and related braking systems such as wheel bearing, parking brakes, electrical, etc. 

AMS3150 Brakes II (1 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Antilock Systems. Topics presented throughout the course cover ABS modules, wheel speed sensors , traction control systems,  and stability control systems and related tire presser monitoring, class II communication, electrical , etc.  

AMS 3148 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles (4 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of Manual Transmission and Transaxle systems.  Topics presented throughout the course cover diagnoses, removal, repair, and installation of manual transmissions and transaxles, transfer cases, differential operation and repair.

AMS 3156 Engine Repair (5 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of automotive engine assemblies, as well as general automotive engine systems, cylinder head and value train systems, engine block assembly, and lubrication and cooling systems.

AMS 3182 Heating and Air Conditioning (4 Credit Hours)
This course will enable the student to gain basic understanding and hands on experience utilizing industry standard procedures in the diagnosing and repair of heating and air conditioning systems.  Topics presented throughout the course cover all related refrigerant system components, heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems.  Also provides training on refrigerant recovery and handling in according with strict federal government guidelines.

 

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