Automotive Mechanics Course Information
The focus of the mechanics courses is on skill development. The courses will be of benefit to all students, whether their interests are in vehicle ownership and maintenance or career exploration.
Mechanics 101 - 3 credits
Mechanics 101 is an introductory level course. Students will study various vehicle systems and gain an understanding of how they operate together to make a functioning vehicle. Minor mechanical tasks will be performed in Mechanics 101 as well as disassembly and reassembly of a small gasoline engine. CTS modules in Mechanics 101 include:
- vehicle service and care
- engine fundamentals
- hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
Mechanics 201 - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Mechanics 101
Mechanics 201 is an intermediate level course that will focus on major mechanical repairs. CTS modules in Mechanics 201 include:
- braking systems
- ignition systems
- electric fundamentals.
Theory and practical tasks will cover all aspects of these vehicle systems.
Mechanics 202 - 3 credits
Prerequisite: Mechanics 101 (Mechanics 201 preferred)
Students will build on the skills developed in Mechanics 201. CTS modules in Mechanics 202 include:
- lubrication and cooling systems
- fuel and exhaust systems
- emission controls.
Mechanics 300 - 3 or 6 credits
Prerequisite: Mechanics 201 and/or 202
Mechanics 300 is an advanced level course. Students will be able to choose from a number of CTS modules. Modules in Mechanics 300 include:
- electrical components
- engine performance diagnosis
- engine tune-ups
- engine removal and installation
- engine reconditioning I (upper engine)
- engine reconditioning II (lower engine)
- computer management systems
- automatic transmissions.
Prerequisites apply to some modules, therefore not all modules included in Mechanics 300 are available to all students. Students who have received full credits in Mechanics 201 and 202 will have the required prerequisites for all modules.