Mopar Fundamentals of Automotive Technology

CAP110

Introduction to the Mopar automotive systems, including the eight NATEF maintenance and light repair topic areas. Theoretical and practical operations of each system. Topics covered include FCA dealership operation, vehicle safety inspection, basic maintenance and lubrication, minor repairs, and FCA's Serice Library Web site. Additional topics explore the use of hand tools, power tools, and precision measuring tools, as well as concepts in automotive fastening, sealing, and light fabrication. Fall Only.

5 Credits: 4 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP120, CAP160

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Mopar Automotive Electrical Systems

CAP120

Theory and application of the laws of electricity, circuit construction, circuit operation, and fault diagnosis and repair. Battery, starting, charging, lighting, and power accessory system circuits are also included. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Electrical Systems" ILT instructor-led course(s). Fall Only.

5 Credits: 4 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP110, CAP160

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Mopar Automotive Electronic Systems

CAP130

Exploration of advanced electronics principles needed for proper vehicle on-board system diagnosis; study extends beyond the wiring harness connector to the computer and explores solid state electronics and microprocessor operation. Topics include sensors, signal inputs, signal conditioning, decision making, logic circuits, outputs, actuators, and networks. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Electrical and Body Systems" ILT instructor-led course(s). Spring Only.

6 Credits: 5 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP140, CAP163

Prerequisites:
CAP120

Mopar Automotive Chassis Systems

CAP140

Theory, construction, and operation of steering and suspension systems, including component relationships, steering geometry, wheel alignment, rear and front suspension service, system repair, and wheel balancing. Conventional and electronic power steering theory of operation, diagnosis, and testing are included. Additional topics include hydraulic brake systems, including theory and service of braking systems, system components, system operation, troubleshooting, adjustments, and repair. Basics of antilock braking, stability control, and regenerative braking are covered. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Chassis Systems" ILT instructor-led course(s). Fall Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP130, CAP163

Prerequisites:
CAP110 and CAP120

Mopar Automotive Climate Control Systems

CAP145

Theory and operation of climate control systems. Topics include proper diagnosis and servicing techniques, including recycling and handling of refrigerants and testing for system contamination and substitute refrigerants. Emphasis on the effects of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and tetrafluoroethane on Earth’s atmosphere. Modern automatic climate control, dual zone climate control, and heated and cooled seat systems are discussed. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center A/C and Heating" ILT instructor-led course(s). Summer Only.

3 Credits: 2 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP162

Prerequisites:
CAP110 and CAP120

Mopar Dealership Internship I

CAP160

Specialized work experience as an automotive technician to be performed at a sponsoring FCA dealership for a minimum of 300 hours. The experience applies the knowledge and skills developed in previous first-semester Mopar CAP classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Mopar CAP program. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 0 Lecture, 10 Internship

Corequisites:
CAP110, CAP120

Prerequisites:
Placement by Examination; or
MTH004 and Placement by Examination; or
RDG001

Mopar Dealership Internship II

CAP161

Specialized work experience as an automotive technician to be performed at a sponsoring FCA dealership for a minimum of 300 hours. The experience applies the knowledge and skills developed in previous second-semester Mopar CAP classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Mopar CAP program. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 0 Lecture, 10 Internship

Corequisites:
CAP210, CAP220

Prerequisites:
CAP110 and CAP120

Mopar Dealership Internship III

CAP162

Specialized work experience as an automotive technician to be performed at a sponsoring FCA dealership for a minimum of 300 hours. The experience applies the knowledge and skills developed in CAP145 during the first six weeks of the summer semester. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Mopar CAP program. Summer Only.

2 Credits: 0 Lecture, 10 Internship

Corequisites:
CAP145

Prerequisites:
CAP210 and CAP220

Mopar Dealership Internship IV

CAP163

Specialized work experience as an automotive technician to be performed at a sponsoring FCA dealership for a minimum of 300 hours. The experience applies the knowledge and skills developed in the first 12 months of Mopar CAP classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Mopar CAP program. Fall Only.

2 Credits: 0 Lecture, 10 Internship

Corequisites:
CAP130, CAP140

Prerequisites:
CAP145

Mopar Dealership Internship V

CAP164

Specialized work experience as an automotive technician to be performed at a sponsoring FCA dealership for a minimum of 300 hours. The experience applies the knowledge and skills developed in previous third-semester Mopar CAP classes. Conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the Mopar CAP program. Spring Only.

2 Credits: 0 Lecture, 10 Internship

Corequisites:
CAP230, CAP240

Prerequisites:
CAP210 and CAP220

Mopar Engine Diagnosis and Repair

CAP210

Engine theory and operation, including engine disassembly, inspection, repair, replacement, measurement, and reassembly. Course work includes study and practical application of the procedures, techniques, and special equipment used to diagnose base engine problems relating to variable camshaft timing, oil consumption, engine noise, power loss, the lubrication system, and the cooling system. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Engine Repair and Diesel" ILT-instructor led course(s). Spring Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP161, CAP220

Prerequisites:
CAP110 and CAP120

Mopar Automotive Engine Performance

CAP220

Theory and application of engine performance analysis and basic tune-up procedures. Operation and troubleshooting of the FCA gasoline and diesel engine management systems including fuel delivery, fuel control, emission controls, ignition, engine controls, forced induction, and direct injection technology are covered. Additional topics include the purpose and performance of computerized engine control systems; theory of operation, service, troubleshooting, and repair; as well as the fundamentals of hybrid technologies. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Gasoline Engine Performance." "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Diesel Engine Performance," and "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Hybrid Electric Vehicle" instructor-led course(s). Spring Only.

6 Credits: 5 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP161, CAP210

Prerequisites:
CAP110 and CAP120

Mopar Automotive Manual Powertrain and 4-Wheel Drive Systems

CAP230

Operational theories, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of drivetrain systems and drivetrain components. Topics include clutches, manual transmission and transaxles, drive axles, half shafts, drive shafts, universal joints, 4-wheel drive systems, transfer cases, and limited slip differential carriers. Content includes the latest “FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Manual Driveline, Axle and 4WD” ILT instructor-led course(s). Spring Only.

4 Credits: 3 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP164, CAP240

Prerequisites:
CAP120 and CAP130

Mopar Automotive Automatic Powertrain Systems

CAP240

Theory of operation, troubleshooting, service, repair, and overhaul of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Topics focus on 4-, 5-, 6- and 8-speed transaxles and transmissions with emphasis on operation, power flow, diagnosis, and service operations, to include overhaul, removal, and replacement of units. Content includes the latest "FCA Performance Institute Learning Center Automatic Transmission" ILT instructor-led courses. Spring Only.

6 Credits: 5 Lecture, 3 Lab

Corequisites:
CAP164, CAP230

Prerequisites:
CAP210 and CAP220