Course Descriptions

Automotive Service Technology, TC

EMP 100 Global Professional Standards 2 Cr Hrs

This course provides a study of human relations and professional development in today’s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include: human relations skills, job acquisition skills, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.

TAS 121 Engine Repair 4 Cr Hrs

This course contains competencies that can be used in their entirety within a single course or as needed for courses designed by a Kansas institution as Institutional Flexible Credit. Through a variety of learning and assessment activities students can: explore the theory and operation of internal combustion engine; demonstrate the ability to remove an automotive engine; demonstrate the ability to install an automotive engine; demonstrate the basic ability to inspect and repair cylinder head, valve trains and timing defects; demonstrate the ability to disassemble short block; demonstrate the ability to inspect short block; demonstrate the ability to repair short block; demonstrate the ability to reassemble short block; demonstrate the basic ability to inspect and repair engine lubrication; demonstrate the basic ability to inspect and repair engine cooling systems; inspect a cylinder head and valve train; repair a cylinder head and valve train; perform advanced level engine diagnosis.

TAS 123 Suspension & Steering Systems 4 Cr Hrs

In this course students will: document fundamental suspension system concerns; perform fundamental diagnostics of steering systems; perform fundamental repairs of steering systems; perform fundamental diagnostics of suspension systems; perform fundamental repairs of suspension systems; determine the need for wheel alignment and adjustment; perform fundamental diagnostics of wheel and tire systems; perform fundamental repairs of wheel and tire systems through a variety of learning and assessment activities.

TAS 124 Electrical & Electronic Systems I 3 Cr Hrs

In this course students will: Complete service work orders; describe the relationship between voltage, ohms and amperage; perform basic electrical circuit repairs; identify electrical system faults; identify basic wiring diagram symbols, components, and legend information; perform basic electrical circuit measurements using a DVOM; describe basic circuit characteristics of series, parallel and series parallel circuits through a variety of classroom and shop learning and assessment activities.

TAS 125 Electrical & Electronic Systems II 5 Cr Hrs

In this course students will: Perform battery diagnosis; perform battery service; perform starting system diagnosis; perform starting system repair; perform charging system diagnosis; perform charging system repair; identify current flow on starting and charging system diagrams through a variety of learning and assessment activities. Prerequisite: TAS124  Electrical & Electronic Systems I

TAS 126 Manual Transmission/Transaxle & Drive Train 4 Cr Hrs

This course contains competencies that can be used in their entirety within a single course or as needed for courses designed by a Kansas institution as Institutional Flexible Credit. Through a variety of learning and assessment activities students can: determine the general drive train diagnosis procedures; explore the fundamentals of clutch operation; explore the fundamentals of clutch removal, inspection and repair; determine the powerflow of the manual transmission and transaxle; perform fundamental manual transmission and transaxle inspection and repair according to service specifications; perform fundamental differential inspection and repair according to service specifications; perform fundamental diagnosis, inspection and replacement of drive axle shafts and supporting components; perform fundamental diagnosis, inspection, adjustment and repair of four- and all-wheel drive components; diagnose drive train issues; diagnose clutch concerns; perform the removal, inspection and/or repair of the clutch and its components; conduct a transmission and transaxle inspection and repair according to service specifications; conduct a differential inspection and repair according to service specifications; conduct the diagnosis, inspection and replacement of drive axle shafts and supporting components; conduct the diagnosis, inspection, adjustment and repair of four- and all-wheel drive components.

TAS 127 Automatic Transmission Repair 4 Cr Hrs

This course contains competencies that can be used in their entirety within a single course or as needed for courses designed by a Kansas institution as Institutional Flexible Credit. Through a variety of learning and assessment activities students can: explore the concept of theory and operation of automatic transmissions/transaxles; perform maintenance on an automatic transmission/transaxle; perform service on an automatic transmission/transaxle; diagnose automatic transmission/transaxles; inspect automatic transmission/transaxles; remove and reinstall automatic transmission; remove and reinstall automatic transaxles; disassemble automatic transmission and components; disassemble automatic transaxles and components; inspect automatic transmission components; inspect automatic transaxles and components; repair automatic transmission and components; repair automatic transaxles and components; reassemble automatic transmission and components; reassemble automatic transaxles and components.

TAS 128 Heating & Air Conditioning 4 Cr Hrs

This course contains competencies that can be used in their entirety within a single course or as needed for courses designed by a Kansas institution as Institutional Flexible Credit. Through a variety of learning and assessment activities students can: explore the fundamentals of automotive HVAC operations and environmental concerns, identify the appropriate refrigerant recovery and recycling guidelines; service refrigerant, recycling and handling systems; document fundamental heating and air conditioning system concerns; perform fundamental diagnostics of A/C systems; perform fundamental diagnostics of refrigeration systems components; perform fundamental repairs of refrigeration systems components; perform fundamental diagnostics of heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems; perform fundamental repairs of heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems; perform fundamental diagnostics of operating systems and related controls; perform fundamental repairs of operating systems and related controls; perform complex diagnostics of A/C Systems; document complex heating and air conditioning system concerns; perform complex diagnostics of refrigeration system components; perform complex repairs of refrigeration system components; perform complex diagnostics of heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems.

TAS 131 Engine Performance I 3 Cr Hrs

In this learning plan students will: complete work order and check history; identify engine mechanical integrity; explore the fundamentals of fuel system theory; identify fuel system concerns; explore the fundamentals of ignition theory; identify ignition system concerns; identify induction system concerns; identify exhaust system concerns; identify engine mechanical integrity through a variety of learning and assessment activities.

 TAS 132 Engine Performance II 5 Cr Hrs

This course contains competencies that can be used in their entirety within a single course or as needed for courses designed by a Kansas institution as Institutional Flexible Credit. Through a variety of learning and assessment activities students can: analyze engine mechanical integrity; analyze fuel system concerns; analyze ignition system concerns; analyze induction system concerns; analyze exhaust system concerns; service fuel system concerns; repair fuel system concerns; service ignition system concerns; repair ignition system concerns; service induction system concerns; service exhaust system concerns; repair induction system concerns; repair exhaust system concerns. Prerequisite: TAS131 Engine Performance I

TAS 133 Automotive Brake Systems I 3 Cr Hrs

In this course students will Perform system pressure and travel calculations utilizing Pascal’s Law; Complete service work orders; Determine appropriate system pressure tests utilizing service specifications; Determine brake system concerns and necessary actions; Diagnose poor stopping, pulling or dragging concerns caused by malfunctions in the hydraulic system; Determine how to inspect, fabricate and/or replace brake lines and hoses; Determine the service specifications pertaining to the removal, cleaning and refinishing procedures on brake drums; Apply drum brake repair and replacement procedures; Diagnose poor stopping noise vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation concerns on disc-brake vehicles; Determine disc brake repair and replacement procedures; Determine how to caliper piston retractions; Diagnose wheel bearing noise, wheel shimmy and vibration concerns; Determine how to remove, inspect and replace bearing and hub assemblies through a variety of classroom and lab/shop learning and assessment activities.

TAS 134 Automotive Brake Systems II 1 Cr HRs

In this course students will: Determine necessary brake system correction; Conduct system pressure tests utilizing service specifications; Perform diagnosis and correction for poor stopping, pulling or dragging concerns caused by malfunctions in the hydraulic system; Conduct inspection, fabrication and/or replacement of brake lines and hoses; Diagnose poor stopping noise vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation concerns; Perform service specifications pertaining to the removal, cleaning and refinishing procedures on brake drums; Perform drum brake repair and replacement procedures; Diagnose poor stopping noise vibration, pulling, grabbing, dragging or pedal pulsation concerns; Perform disc brake repair and replacement procedures; Machine rotor according to service specifications; Perform caliper piston retraction where applicable; Inspect and test power assist systems; Determine necessary action on wheel bearing noise, wheel shimmy and vibration concern diagnoses; Perform the removal, inspection and replacement of bearing and hub assemblies through a variety of classroom and lab/shop learning and assessment activities. Prerequisite:  TAS133 Automotive Brake Systems I

CED 101 Computer Essentials 2 Cr Hrs

This course is designed to develop students’ computer literacy, keyboarding skills and to meet the needs of students in the associate degree programs and technical certificate programs. The student will learn from hands-on experiences basic skills in file management utilities, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphical presentations in the Windows environment.

EBS 115 Pre Algebra Math 3 Cr Hrs

Provides students with the skills necessary to be successful in their math courses. The course is designed to identify the student’s specific learning style, provide note taking/test taking techniques, and offer math preparation strategies. This course does not count toward the A.A., A.S., A.A.S., or A.G. S. degree. Prerequisite: EBS113 Basic Arithmetic with a minimum grade of “C” or better or satisfactory course placement assessment scores