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In our Automotive Training area, we provide participants with technical instruction combined with hands-on work experience to produce highly skilled automotive technicians. In addition to the course offerings listed below, we can customize and deliver training programs in all areas of automotive technical service and repair.
Brakes, Steering & Suspension
This course is a basic overview of brakes, steering and suspension systems. Course emphasizes the top five failures technicians address when diagnosing and repairing vehicles.
Electrical Theory & Basic Circuitry
This course is for the technician with little or no electrical background. Course covers basic electrical theory and circuitry as well as necessary background for general electrical, air conditioning, ignition, electrical accessory and body wiring repairs. Topics include:
Electrical fundamentals of Ohm’s law
Series and parallel circuits
Proper use of measurement devices, meters, test lights, etc.
Use of service manual schematics for troubleshooting electrical circuitry problems
Electrical Theory & Basic Circuitry II
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the operation of electromagnetic devices such as relays, solenoids, electric motors, capacitors, diodes and transistors. Participants will assemble circuits using the components, enabling them to see how these devices operate. Topics include:
Principles of electromagnetism
Operation and use of relays and solenoids
Design, assemble and diagnose basic relay circuits
Operation of capacitors in a circuit
Operation and use of diodes and transistors
Electrical Theory & Basic Circuitry III
This course is designed to familiarize participants with the operation of automotive electronics control modules and the methods by which they communicate with one another. Participants will learn how the control modules use sensors and actuators to accomplish their programmed tasks. Topics include:
Basic operation and function of a microprocessor
Computer input signals and identification of the different types of sensors
Computer output signals and identification of the different types of actuators
Computer data communication and understanding how the scan tool communicates with the vehicle computers
Use of Tech II scan tool to view input and output data and retrieve Diagnostic Trouble Codes
This course has been designed to aid automotive technicians and field appraisers of the impact automotive fluid contamination on vehicle systems, such as: gasoline, E85 fuels, diesel fuel, transmission systems and brakes.
This course covers the basics of fuel injection systems including component failure and diagnostics. Prerequisites for this course include: Tech II and Basic Electrical Theory.
This course covers the components and common system failures of the 4L60E transmission. Prerequisites for this course include: Tech II and Basic Electrical Theory.
Tech II - Seminar
This seminar covers the basic operation and capabilities of the Tech II diagnostic tool.