• Automotive Technology - Maintenance and Light Repair Curriculum


  • Automotive Technology - Maintenance and Light Repair
    Less than One-Year Certificate

    (Financial aid approval by the Department of Education is pending)

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    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    The Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) program is a 9-month automotive training curriculum with the goal of training individuals to be ready to step into 'Express Service' maintenance and light repair positions at dealerships and independent repair shops. Classes are held at Mt. Hood Community College’s Gresham campus. Students receive training from professional, fully-certified instructional staff in a facility with some of the finest, most up-to-date training materials and equipment available. The curriculum covers both theory and lab training in all areas of the automobile with an emphasis on service and minor repair.

    This program is open to all students, however, it is recommended that students take a college placement test to determine their prerequisite skill levels in reading, writing and math. The recommended prerequisite skill levels for this curriculum are RD090, WR090 and MTH20. For more information, please contact the program adviser.

    MLR program courses may transfer into the Chrysler MCAP, Ford ASSET, and IMPORT two-year Associate of Applied Science degree programs. See program coordinator for transferability options.

    Program Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Demonstrate safe shop practices and hazardous material handling
    • Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems as to the National Automobile Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive engine performance & emission systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive internal combustion engine systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive manual drive train and axles systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive brake systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive steering and suspension systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Diagnose and repair automotive heating and air conditioning systems as to NATEF Standard
    • Perform minor vehicle services
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AMD120 Minor Vehicle Service
    2
    AMD110 Internal Combustion Engine Theory
    3
    AMD111 Internal Combustion Engine Lab
    1
    AMD118 Electrical Systems Theory
    4
    AMD119

    Electrical Systems Lab

    2
    12
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AMD132 Automotive Electronics Theory 1
    4
    AMD133 Automotive Electronics Lab 1
    1
    AMD216 Engine Performance Theory 1
    4
    AMD217 Engine Performance Lab 1
    2
    AMD253 Steering and Suspension Theory
    3
    AMD254 Steering and Suspension Lab
    1
    15
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    AMD136 Brake Systems Theory
    3
    AMD137 Brake Systems Lab
    1
    AMD156 Power Train Theory
    3
    AMD157 Power Train Lab
    1
    AMD256 Heating and Air Conditioning Theory
    3
    AMD257 Heating and Air Conditioning Lab
    1
    WE280AMB Cooperative Educational Internship
    2
    14
    Total - 41