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Course Descriptions

Ford Auto Fundamentals

FMC110

Introductory theory and practical operation of various Ford automotive systems, including fuel and controls, electrical, engine, drivetrain, transmission, heating and cooling.  Topics include pre-delivery service, basic maintenance, lubrication, minor repairs, automotive fastening, sealing, and light fabrication.  Other topics include the use of service manuals, charts, and diagrams; Ford/Lincoln dealership operation; vehicle safety inspection; basic maintenance and lubrication; minor repairs; and the use of Ford's Professional Technician Society (PTS) website.  Skills developed include using measuring instruments and tools, fasteners and fittings, tubing, and hydraulic lines. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC120 and FMC160. Fall Only.

Ford Electrical Systems

FMC120

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied electrical fundamentals, including; wiring diagrams and instrumentation.  Emphasis on troubleshooting, repairing, and servicing electrical circuit systems and components.  Topics include basic circuits, accessory circuits and systems.  Skills developed include decision making, fault diagnosis and repair. 5 Credits (4 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC160. Fall Only.

Ford Electronic Systems

FMC130

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied advanced electronics principles needed for proper vehicle on-board system diagnosis; study extends beyond the wiring harness connector to the "black box" and explores solid state electronics and microprocessor operation.  Topics include sensors, signal inputs, conditioning, outputs, and actuators.  Sk developed include decision making, fault diagnosis and repair. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC120. Corequisite(s): FMC140 and FMC161. Spring Only.

Ford Chassis Systems

FMC140

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied principles of Ford suspension systems including construction, operation, components, steering geometry, alignment, rear and front suspension service, repair, and wheel balancing.  Topics include hydraulic brake systems, including theory and service of braking systems, system components, system operation, troubleshooting, adjustments, and repairs, as well as basis of antilock braking, stability control and regenerative braking. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Corequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC161. Spring Only.

Ford Climate Control

FMC145

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied theory and operation of Ford climate control systems.  Introductory theory and skills needed to diagnose and repair malfunctions of automotive heating and air conditioning systems with electronic, mechanical, and vacuum controls.  Emphasis on Section 609 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, which outlines automotive refrigerant recovery procedures and certification of automotive air conditioning techniques.  Additional topics include the effect of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on Earth's atmosphere, substitute refrigerants, proper diagnosis, and servicing techniques, including recycling and handling of refrigerants and testing for system contamination and substitute refrigerants, modern automatic climate control, dual zone climate control, and heated and cooled seats. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC130. Corequisite(s): FMC162. Summer Only.

Ford Dealeship Internship I

FMC160

Specialized work experience to be performed in a participating Ford/Lincoln dealership.  Application of knowledge and skills developed during the first semester of automotive instruction.  Conducted in accordance with guidelines established by Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): Placement by Examination or MTH004 and Placement by Examination or RDG001. Corequisite(s): FMC110 and FMC120. Fall Only.

Ford Dealership Internship II

FMC161

Specialized work experience to be performed in a participating Ford/Lincoln dealership.  Application of knowledge and skills developed during the second semester of automotive instruction.  Conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC120 and FMC160. Corequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC140. Spring Only.

Ford Dealership Internship III

FMC162

Specialized work experience to be performed in a participating Ford/Lincoln dealership.  Application of knowledge and skills developed during the third semester of automotive instruction.  Conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC130 and FMC161. Corequisite(s): FMC145. Summer Only.

Ford Dealership Internship IV

FMC163

Specialized work experience to be performed in a participating Ford/Lincoln dealership.  Application of knowledge and skills developed during the fourth semester of automotive instruction.  Conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC162 and Placement by Examination or FMC162 and MTH005. Corequisite(s): FMC210 and FMC220. Fall Only.

Ford Dealership Internship V

FMC164

Specialized work experience to be performed in a participating Ford/Lincoln dealership.  Application of knowledge and skills developed during the fifth semester of automotive instruction.  Conducted in accordance with guidelines established by the Ford ASSET program. 2 Credits (0 Lecture - 10 Internship) Prerequisite(s): FMC163. Corequisite(s): FMC230 and FMC240. Spring Only.

Ford Engine Diagnosis and Repair

FMC210

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) basic Ford engine theory and operation, including engine disassembly, inspection, repair, replacement, measurement, and reassembly.  Study and practical application of the procedures, techniques, and special equipment used to diagnose base engine problems related to variable camshaft timing, oil consumption, engine noise, power loss, the lubrication system, and the cooling system. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC130. Corequisite(s): FMC163 and FMC220. Fall Only.

Ford Engine Performance

FMC220

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied engine performance analysis and basic tune-up procedures.  Operation and troubleshooting of the following systems: traditional and diesel-fueled (high pressure type), emission control, ignition, engine control, and turbochargers.  Topics include the purpose and performance of computerized engine control systems, theory of operation, service, troubleshooting and repair, with emphasis on closed-looped microprocessor systems, as well as Ford Motor Company Hybrid vehicles. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC130. Corequisite(s): FMC163 and FMC210. Fall Only.

Ford Manual Power Train and 4-Wheel Drive

FMC230

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) 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, electronic 4-wheel dive systems, transfer cases, and limited slip carriers. 4 Credits (3 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC220. Corequisite(s): FMC164 and FMC240. Spring Only.

Ford Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

FMC240

Ford Service Technician Specialty Training (STST) applied to function and repair of the complete drivetrain system.  Topics include the theory of operation, powerflow, troubleshooting, service, repair, and overhaul of Ford 4-, 5-, and 6-speed automatic transaxles and Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs).  Skills developed include drive line, universal joint inspection and repair, diagnosis, and overhaul, removal and replacement of units. 6 Credits (5 Lecture - 3 Lab) Prerequisite(s): FMC220. Corequisite(s): FMC164 and FMC230. Spring Only.

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