Automotive Service Educational Program

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Automotive Service Educational Program
General Education Requirements 
4.0 credits MATH-113: Math for Technical Careers
Instructs students in the knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Topics also include ratios and proportions, percents, standard and metric measurements and conversions. Basics of algebra, operations of rational numbers, algebraic expressions, solving equations, formulas, geometry and trigonometric concepts of sine, cosine, tangent and the Pythagorean Theorem. Vocational applications are emphasized.
Prerequisites: Appropriate Reading Accuplacer score placing through RDNG-050
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits BADM-114: Intro to Business
A survey course presenting an overall integrated picture of American business and its operations. Included are such topics as forms of business ownership, management, internal organization, production, personnel, labor relations, marketing, short-term and long-term finance, insurance, accounting principles, business law, and entrepreneurship. [NM Common Course Number: BUSA 1113, Business Transfer Module]
Prerequisites: ENGL-095 and (RDNG-095 or RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits PSYC-115: Interpersonal & Career Dev
An introductory study of communication and interpersonal relationships in the service occupations.
Offered: FALL
One of the following two English courses: 
3.0 credits ENGL-118: Technical Composition
Emphasizes workplace communication including letters, memos, reports, instructions, and job application materials. Designed for technicians in certificate and AAS fields.
Prerequisites: ENGL-098 or ENGL-099 or appropriate English Accuplacer score.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits ENGL-111: Freshman Composition
Emphasizes academic writing, intertextuality, and analysis of rhetorical situation through writing workshop and thematic readings. [NM Common Course Number ENGL 1113, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: ENGL-099 and (RDNG-095 OR RDNG-096) or appropriate English and Reading Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
One of the following two Communications courses: 
3.0 credits COMM-111: Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to increase student's awareness of the role that interpersonal communication plays in creating and maintaining personal and professional relationships. Emphasis of instruction is on improving one-to-one communication skills. Topics covered include self-concept, perception, non-verbal communication, listening, feedback, and effective use of language. [NM Common Course Number COMM 1213, Area I; Communications]
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits COMM-120: Bus & Prof Communication
This course develops the interpersonal, small group, and public communication skills most useful in business and professional organizations.
Prerequisites: (RDNG-050 or RDNG-096) and ENGL-050 or appropriate Reading and English Accuplacer scores.
Offered: SP
Total General Education Requirements: 15 credits 
Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) Courses 
1.0 - 3.0 credits ASEP-105: SPIN: (Special Interest)
Course is designed to address a variety of subjects required to meet the needs of lifelong learning students. Not available for transfer nor applicable as an elective. Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-110: Shop Fundamentals & Safety
This course will orient the student to shop operations, use of service manuals, pay structures, tools, warranties, and customer relations. Shop safety will be strongly emphasized as well as employee/employer relations.
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
7.0 credits ASEP-120: GM Electrical & Ignition Syst.
A study of the electrical and electronic systems found in the automotive field. Emphasis is on basic circuitry, starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, diagnosis and servicing the electrical components on current GM model vehicles.
Corequisites: ASEP-110
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-125: General Motors Hybrid Technology
This course will explain and demonstrate theory and operation of key General Motors hybrid vehicle systems and components. Knowledge retention and subject understanding will be enhanced by interactive classroom components whenever possible. Procedures for handling high voltage batteries will be covered. Personal safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-120
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-130: GM Fuel & Emission Syst.
A study of the fuel and emission systems used on current GM model vehicles. Students will learn to use the exhaust gas analyzer, oscilloscopes, and other special equipment.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Corequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-135: General Motors Vehicle Networks
This course will explore the complex, on-board computer networks found on modern GM vehicles. The CAN network will be emphasized as will the proper techniques for isolating, diagnosing and repairing complex automotive computer networks. Safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Corequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-140: GM Drivability
A systematic troubleshooting method for General Motors fuel, electrical and electronic systems. Use of tools and equipment needed for proper diagnosis emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-130
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-145: ASE Tests
Students must be registered for a minimum of two ASE exams and pass one.
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-146: ASE Tests
Take and pass remaining ASE exams. Students are required to pass a minimum of four ASE exams in order to graduate. Any tests passed in ASEP 145 are counted as part of the requirement.
Prerequisites: ASEP-145
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-150: GM Engines & Related Systems
This course covers the principles and operation of the internal combustion engine. Engines will be properly disassembled for component identification. All parts will be inspected, measured, and reassembled. The oiling and cooling system will also be covered.
Corequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits ASEP-155: General Motors Adv Air Induction Systems
This course covers variable valve timing, turbo chargers and superchargers. The theory, operation and diagnosis of each of these systems will be covered and the manufacturers diagnostic and repair procedures will be stressed. Personal and vehicle safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Corequisites: ASEP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
2.0 credits ASEP-160: GM Heating & Air Conditioning
A theory and shop course to teach the student GM heating, air conditioning systems, and controls. The student will learn to diagnose and recover refrigerant, evacuate, and recharge air conditioning systems.
Corequisites: ASEP-150
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
3.0 credits ASEP-165: GM Advanced HVAC Diagnosis
This course will cover advanced diagnosis theory and practice on GM vehicle heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems. The course will address computer based HVAC controls as well as the network of sensors. Environmental and personal safety will be emphasized.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Corequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: SU Faculty Permission Required
8.0 credits ASEP-170: GM Power Trains
The theory and practical application of automotive power trains, including clutches, transmissions, drive lines, transaxles and differential service will be taught. Diagnosis, troubleshooting and actual repair procedures will be performed on General Motors vehicles in the shop.
Prerequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: DMND
6.0 credits ASEP-172: GM Automatic Trans/Transaxles
The operating principles of GM automatic transmissions, transaxles, and their diagnosis, electrical and electronic controls, and repair will be covered. Instruction on noise, vibration and harshness diagnosis and correction will also be covered along with mechanical and hydraulic components. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-175
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
5.0 credits ASEP-175: General Motors Manual Trans/Transaxles
The theory and repair of GM manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials, clutches, transfer cases and drive axles will be covered. Noise, hard shifting and other common concerns will be addressed. Diagnosis and troubleshooting will be stressed. Safety is emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-172
Offered: FALL Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-180: GM Brake Systems
A study of the theory, diagnosis and repair procedures of General Motors disc and drum brake systems will be taught. Instruction will be given on brake machining equipment, hydraulic systems and component replacement on traditional and anti-lock brake systems.
Prerequisites: ASEP-170 or ASEP-175
Corequisites: ASEP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-185: GM ABS & Traction Cont System
This course will cover Anti-Lock Brake System, Anti-Slip Systems and Traction control systems and include theory, diagnosis and repair procedures as outlined in factory service information. Electric power steering motors, sensors and circuitry will be included. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-190: GM Steering & Suspension
A theory and shop course to introduce the student to steering geometry, front and rear suspension service, wheel alignment, and wheel balancing. Lab work will include instruction on the latest GM vehicles' steering and suspension systems.
Corequisites: ASEP-180
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
1.0 credits ASEP-195: GM Computer Controlled Suspensions
This course will cover the theory of operation of the electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems of the computer controlled suspension systems on GM vehicles. Proper service procedures and techniques will be presented. Safety will be emphasized.
Corequisites: ASEP-190
Offered: SP Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 4.0 credits ASEP-201: GM Diagnostics
Experienced General Motors dealership repair technicians will acquire updated basic skills and training as required by General Motors. Sections of this course address varied components of essential information and skills. Credit hours are based on industry prescribed content.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 4.0 credits ASEP-202: Advanced GM Diagnostics
Experienced General Motors dealership repair technicians acquire more advanced skills and training as required by General Motors. Sections of this course build on learning from ASEP-201 Credit hours are based on industry prescribed content.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-280: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-120
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-281: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-140
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-282: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly reports MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-160
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
4.0 credits ASEP-283: GM Cooperative Work Education
The student will be employed at an approved General Motors automotive repair facility which will provide relevant learning experiences that are directly related to the student's most recent classroom/laboratory experiences. Daily logs and weekly report MUST be submitted electronically once per week. The student will be supervised and evaluated jointly by his/her employer and San Juan College personnel.
Prerequisites: ASEP-170 or ASEP-175
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required
0.5 - 6.0 credits ASEP-295: SPTO: (Special Topics)
Special or specific topic course to meet the needs of students. Topics and credits are announced in the Schedule of Classes. These courses may be used as electives for Associate degree requirements. May be repeated one or more times for additional credit. No more than 6 credits of special topic courses can be used toward a degree.
Offered: DMND Faculty Permission Required

For more information, please call Kerry Meier at 505-566-3388. Or send an email to meierk@sanjuancollege.edu.