Ford ASSET - Plan of Study

Departmental Requirements: 61 credit hours
Ford ASSET (61 credit hours)
AUMF 1011 Career Cornerstone: Introduction to Automotive Service
An overview of the automotive field with detailed specifics focused on Ford Motor Company, and includes historical information, understanding how the dealership functions, efficiency, productivity, time and labor guide usage, VIN codes, service manual usage, introduction to scan tool devices, pre-delivery inspection, precision measurement usage and safety. Its emphasis is on career networking focusing on the variety of related career opportunities within the automotive service industry. Theory.
AUMF 1034 Ford Basic Electrical
The theory and application of electrical principles and concepts. Subjects covered include proper use of digital multimeters, OHM’s Law, series circuits, parallel circuits and series parallel circuits. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures through on-bench and practical exercises using automotive applications. Theory/ Lab.
AUMF 1104 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have successfully completed required AUMF core courses. Lab.
   
 
AUMF 1113 Ford Engine Repair
Theory, demonstration and lab work covering the operation and principles of two and four stroke engines, and engine systems, including the identification of engine parts, diagnosis and service of the cooling, fuel (gas and diesel), lubrication, ignition, diesel fuel injection and valve-train systems, with special emphasis on cylinder head service. The operation and service of turbo-chargers and super-chargers are also covered as they pertain to Ford vehicles, as well as the diagnosis of common engine noises. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 1204 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have completed required AUMF core courses. Lab.
   
 
AUMF 1233 Ford Base & Electrical Steering & Suspension
The theory and application of component and system, function, operation, adjustment, diagnosis and repair of suspension and steering systems used on current Ford cars and light trucks, and includes principles of suspension, geometry, alignment angles, electronic suspension and steering, CV joints, and wheel and axle bearings. Emphasis is on preventive maintenance, system diagnosis and failure analysis and also includes electrical and electronic principles needed for diagnosis and repair of these systems. It involves operation of wheel balancers and alignment machines, as well as other special shop tools, equipment and Ford diagnostic testers. Proper automobile lifting and support procedures and shop safety are stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 1243 Ford Electronic Systems Diagnosis
The theory and application of semiconductor devices, batteries, starting systems and service manual usage. Subjects covered include diode, transistors, micro-processor and basic automotive systems. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures through on-bench and practical exercises using automotive applications. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 1304 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have completed required AUMF core courses. Lab.
   
 
AUMF 1353 Ford Engine Performance Theory & Operation
The theory and application of Ford electronic and computer control of engine, body and chassis system. Detailed examinations of various sensing and controlling devices used in Ford electronic systems are included, particularly as they relate to overall engine performance. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 1363 Ford Manual Trans/Transaxle & Driveline Repair
A theoretical demonstration and application of Ford manual transmissions/transaxles and other drive train components. Also included are component and system operation, as well as overhaul and service procedures on clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, differentials and NVH diagnosis and repair. Electronic testing of electrical/electronic shifting controls is included. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 2104 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have completed required AUMF core courses.
AUMF 2204 Internship
A cooperative agreement between industry and education, which allows students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. All work is performed in accordance with industry standards and guidelines, and supervised by industry and school representatives. Lab. Prerequisites: Student must be in good academic standing and have completed required AUMF core courses.
   
 
AUMF 2453 Ford Engine Performance Diagnosis &Testing
The theory and application of Ford electronic and computer control, and includes the study of multiplexing with further diagnosis and testing using Ford’s Integrated Diagnostic System (IDS) in relationship to improved engine performance. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 2473 Ford Brake System & Advanced Brake Diagnosis
A theoretical demonstration and application of Ford brake system operation, diagnosis and service, including principles of hydraulics. Service and repair of Ford ABS including electrical and electronic principles needed for diagnosis and repair of anti-lock brake and traction control systems are also taught. General shop safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
   
 
AUMF 2533 Ford Diesel Engine Performance Diagnosis
A theoretical demonstration and application of Ford diesel engine terminology, operating principles and maintenance. Ford direct injection fuel system diagnostics, repair, and maintenance procedures are taught. Students use performance flow charts and specific diagnostic procedures to evaluate engine condition and performance. Use of electronic service publications is emphasized. General shop safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 2573 Ford Transfer Case/4WD Diagnosis & System Repair
The theory and application of Ford drivetrain components, including system operation and overhaul/service procedures on transfer cases and 4WD front hubs. Also included are testing of electronic shifting controls and NVH diagnosis and repair. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
   
 
AUMF 2613 Ford Automatic Transmission Repair & Electrical
The theory and application of Ford automatic transmissions and transaxles, which includes the principles of planetary gearsets and ALT power flow hydraulics. The diagnosis, testing and total overhaul of all current Ford car and light truck automatic transmissions and transaxles are covered, including the service of electrical/ electronic ‘E’ class transmissions and transaxles. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 2683 Ford Capstone
Designed to allow students to utilize and refine skills previously learned in their educational process. Students complete the Career Passport and exit assessment instruments. Theory/Lab.
AUMF 2693 Ford Advanced Climate Control
The theory and application of heating/air conditioning systems found on Ford automobiles and light trucks. Principles of refrigeration, air flow, heating and various climate control components operations are also covered. The inspection, testing, servicing and diagnosis of climate control system components, as well as automatic temperature control systems are emphasized. Safety is stressed. Theory/Lab.
General Education Requirements: 24 credit hours
For general education and interdepartmental course descriptions, see the School of Arts and Sciences courses.
Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
PSYC 1113 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 2313 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
SOC 1113 Introductory Sociology
English (6 credit hours)
ENGL 1033 Technical Writing I
ENGL 2033 Technical Writing II
ENGL 1113 Freshman Composition I
ENGL 1213 Freshman Composition II
SPCH 1113 Introduction to Speech Communications
General Business (3 credit hours)
BADM 1113 Introduction to Business
ECON 2103 Micro Economics
ECON 2203 Macro Economics
GBUS 2313 Supervisory Management
MGMT 2243 Small Business Management
History (3 credit hours)
HIST 1483 U. S. History To 1865
HIST 1493 U. S. History Since 1865
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH 1513 College Algebra
MATH 2003 Business Mathematics
Philosophy (3 credit hours)
PHIL 1213 Ethics
Political Science (3 credit hours)
POLS 1113 U. S. Government
Interdepartmental Requirements: 4 credit hours
General Technologies (4 credit hours)
GTGE 1111 College Cornerstone
CS 1013 Computer Literacy & Applications