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ASEP 112: INTRODUCTION TO GM-ASEP

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides instruction and lab experience in shop safety, shop operation and how to obtain service information. Also covered are the basic inspection and servicing techniques of electrical systems, brake systems and automatic transmissions and transaxles.

ASEP 115: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to include electrical concepts as they apply to electrical systems. It will include the use of electrical test equipment used to diagnose electrical problems found on motor vehicles. Major emphasis is on the application of these principles as they apply to the transportation industry.

ASEP 117: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, STEERING AND ALIGNMENT

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is a study of the design and operation of suspension and steering systems used in the automotive industry. It includes the use of diagnostic equipment and making component repairs on current automobiles.

ASEP 125: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course covers electrical components and systems associated with the transportation service industry and their applications. Diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are emphasized.

ASEP 129: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is a study of the design and operation of brake systems used in the automotive industry. It includes the use of diagnostic equipment and making component repairs on current automobiles.

ASEP 132: AUTOMOTIVE HVAC

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides an introduction into the basic theory and principles of air conditioning as they relate to automotive applications. Use of test equipment to diagnose and repair malfunctions, including repair of component parts and the charging and recharging of systems will be stressed in the laboratory. Manufacturers' specifications will be utilized in performing standard service operations. Automotive engine cooling systems are also covered in the course.

ASEP 133: ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course covers the principles of fuel and ignition systems in modern gasoline engines. Diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are emphasized. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern test equipment to analyze problems and computer operations.

ASEP 137: MANUAL DRIVETRAINS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course explores the transmission of power from the internal combustion engine by mechanical means. Problems in design and application are solved. The laboratory experience includes inspection, disassembly and repair of manual transmissions, manual transaxles, differentials, axles, and four wheel drive and transfer cases.

ASEP 150: INTERNSHIP

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the GM-ASEP program. Students' needs and objectives determine major emphasis of this course.

ASEP 151: INTERNSHIP

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the GM-ASEP program. Students' needs and objectives determine major emphasis of this course.

ASEP 210: ENGINE PERFORMANCE II

2 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course covers the principles of fuel and ignition systems in modern gasoline engines. Diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are emphasized. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern test equipment to analyze problems and computer operations.

ASEP 215: ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS III

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides the background needed to diagnose and repair the sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits within the motor vehicles used in the heavy equipment and transportation industries. Basic electronic concepts, component function and system operation are covered. Manufacturers' procedures are taught to identify malfunctions and to test the systems properly.

ASEP 217: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course explores the transmission of power from the internal combustion engine by mechanical and hydraulic means. Problems in design and application are solved. The laboratory experience includes inspection, disassembly and repair of automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles, and torque converters.

ASEP 221: INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course discusses the principles of piston driven internal combustion engines and variations in design and operational characteristics of different engine types. In the laboratory, the student will learn the proper use of hand tools, micrometers, dial indicators and other special tools in the visual inspection, measurement, and service procedures for automotive/light truck engines.

ASEP 229: EMISSIONS AND DRIVABILITY

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course covers the emission controls systems used in modern gasoline engines. The use of test equipment and proper repair procedures are emphasized. Drivability of the automobile is also covered by studying the interaction of fuel, ignition and emission systems.

ASEP 250: INTERNSHIP

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the GM-ASEP program. Students' needs and objectives determine major emphasis of this course.

ASEP 251: INTERNSHIP

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the GM-ASEP program. Students' needs and objectives determine major emphasis of this course.