Powertrain – Concentration

Students will be exposed to engine repair, automatic transmissions, manual transmissions and undercar service. This concentration prepares students for employment as an auto technician in the auto repair industry.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 17
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 15

REQUIRED COURSES (17 credits)

Take the following:

Course # Course Name Credits Prerequisites Notes
AUT 201 Engine Repair 4 ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile engine. Service procedures include cooling system repair, lubrication system repair, intake systems repair, exhaust repair, engine testing, engine replacement, engine disassembly, cleaning and measurement, cylinder head reconditioning, block reconditioning, machining operations, assembly techniques, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 202 Automatic Transmission 4 AUT 101, AUT 234, ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Service procedures include basic transmission service, transmission pressure testing, scan tool testing, transmission assembly replacement, transmission disassembly, inspection of parts, transmission reassembly, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge to successfully complete the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 204 Manual Transmissions & Drivelines 3 AUT 101, AUT 234, ENG 085* and MAT 020* or higher

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of manual transmissions, manual transaxles, and drivelines. Service procedures include transmission service, clutch overhaul, half-shaft repair, driveshaft repair, differential service, axle repair, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge to successfully complete the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 210 Internship/Externship 4 Instructor Permission Required

This co-op experience is paid on-the-job training. It prepares the student to acquire hands-on job skills and work habits in conjunction with the student’s employment site. The student will work at a sponsoring repair shop or dealership approximately three days a week (or to be arranged with instructor’s approval) performing a variety of automotive repairs. Visits by the school supervisor provide the basis for evaluation. Students are required to complete a total of one co-op experience in the associate degree program.

AUT 234 Undercar Service 2

This course will provide training in MIG welding, exhaust pipe bending and oxyacetylene cutting procedures. This class is designed to prepare the students to pass the ASE XI Specialist Test: Exhaust Systems.