Powertrain – Skill Set

The emphasis in this skill set is on the power developed in the engine and power flow through driveline components. Students will learn the basics of engine repair, automatic transmissions, and manual transmissions. Students may want to further this exposure through additional automotive course work in related concentrations, certificates or an associate degree.


Program Requirements

Minimum credits 11
Minimum cumulative GPA 2.0
Minimum grade in all courses 2.0
Minimum Jackson College credits 11

REQUIRED COURSES

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.