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AST 1045 - Standard Drive Train

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 4
Course Description: This course covers the theory and operation of manual transmissions/transaxles,clutches, RWD, universal joints, FWD, constant velocity joints, differentials, and 4-wheel drive systems. Group activities and shop work include the adjustments, repair, replacement and/or rebuilding of these units. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): Concurrently enrolled in AST 1005 , AST 1015 , AST 1025 , and AST 1035 . Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher; assessment score placement in ENGL 0090  or above or completion of ENGL 0080  with a grade of C or higher; Arithmetic assessment score of 64 or higher or elementary algebra assessment score of 76 or higher OR assessment score/ACT score placement into MATH 0070  or above OR completion MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: We strongly encourage students who score below 64 to meet with an advisor or counselor to discuss their review and course options PRIOR to Math assessment retesting or registering for a MATH course.

Major Content
  1. Safety procedures and precautions related to automotive drive trains
  2. Clutch fundamentals, diagnosis, and service
  3. Manual transmission and transaxle fundamentals, diagnosis, and repair
  4. FWD fundamentals, diagnosis, and
  5. RWD fundamentals, diagnosis, and service
  6. Driveline vibration
  7. Maintenance and operational techniques of related tools and equipment

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. identify safety procedures and precautions related to standard drive train.
  2. describe standard drive train theory and operation.
  3. identify manual drive train components and related parts.
  4. rebuild manual drive train systems to industry standards.
  5. demonstrate the proper operation of specialty equipment and tools.
  6. perform NATEF tasks related to manual drive train systems

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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