Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

AMT 50 - Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

  • Prerequisite: AMT 53 and AMT 55
  • Corequisite: AMT 46
  • Recommended Prep: Employed in the automotive industry

AMT majors only. This course explains the fundamental principles of automatic transmission designs and operations found on both Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and Rear Wheel Drive (RWD) vehicles. Service and overhaul procedures are given on various import and domestic automatic transmissions according to the manufacturer's standards. Introduction to Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmissions (ECAT) also included.

210 hrs. lect./lab. per term

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of AMT 50, the student will be able to:

  • Work independently and inter-dependently in an automotive repair facility
  • Function safely in an automotive environment
  • Communicate effectively to gather and convey industry related information
  • Operate automotive equipment and specialty tools
  • Perform all of the NATEF tasks that are outlined in each section listed below. Refer to the NATEF task list on website for a complete list of individual tasks.
  • General Transmission and Transaxle Diagnosis
  • Transmission and Transaxle Maintenance and Adjustment
  • In-vehicle Transmission and Transaxle Repair
  • Off-vehicle Transmission and Transaxle Repair

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