Auto Measurement & Tools

Auto Brake Systems

Auto Suspension & Steering

Auto Engine Repair

Materials & Construction Theory
Care and Use of Hand and Power Tools
Construction Blueprint Reading & Estimating
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NOTE from DMACC Admissions Office:

High school students taking DMACC concurrent enrollment coureses who plan to attend Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) after completing high school, will be required to meet two criteria to stay in good academic standing with the college: Must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher AND must satisfactorily complete 67% of credits attempted. Failure to meet either of these two criteria may impact student enrollment/financial aid status when enrolling at DMACC after high school.

Automotive Technology @ DMACC - Carroll Campus

SUBJECT: AUTO SHOP FUNDAMENTALS & MINOR SERVICE
CREDIT: One Credit + 3 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
DMACC: AUT114
GRADE LEVEL: 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
A study of the organizational structure in a dealership/repair facility as it relates to the technician. Students use service manuals, electronic troubleshooting manuals and service bulletins. The course will also develop competencies in entry-level tasks required when working in a dealership or repair facility. Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll. 

 

COURSE: AUTO BRAKE SYSTEMS 
CREDIT: One Credit + 4 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
DMACC: AUT524
GRADE LEVEL: 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description: 
Instruction in the theory of operation and service procedures of automotive brakes.   Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll. 

 

SUBJECT: AUTO ELECTRICITY/ELECTRONICS 
CREDIT: One Credit + 4 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
DMACC: AUT 615
GRADE LEVEL: 11,12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Provides instruction in theory and operation of automotive electrical circuits. Safety, meters and service information will be emphasized. Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll. 
 

 

COURSE: AUTO ENGINE REPAIR 
CREDIT: One Credit + 3 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester 
DMACC: AUT 163
GRADE LEVEL:11,12
PREREQUISITE: AUTO. MEASUREMENTS &  TOOLS
Content Description:
A course to provide instruction in the theory and operation of the 4-stroke cycle engine.  Emphasis will be placed on cylinder head service and repair.  Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll. 
Objectives: 
1.) Discuss fundamentals of engine operation.  2.) Classify automotive engines.  3.) Prepare cylinder heads for overhaul.  4.) Discuss cylinder head construction.  5.) Perform valve service.  6.) Review valve train construction.  7.) Execute valve train service.  8.) Make cylinder head ready for installation.

 

Building Trades @ DMACC - Carroll Campus

Program Description

This program consists of three college level building trades courses. These courses are taught as students complete a building project in the Carroll area. During the 2004-05 school year, this project consisted of a newly constructed four bedroom home in Carroll. The 2005-06 project is yet to be determined. Students taking this course receive two building trades credits from Southern Cal High School per semester. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from DMACC-Carroll and also the building trades worksite.

SUBJECT: MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION THEORY (DMACC: CON333)
CREDIT: One Credit + 5 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
An introduction to the materials used in the construction industry and the methods involved in the application of these building materials. Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll, Iowa.
Objectives:
During this course, the student will be expected to 1.) Identify appropriate wood materials to be used for a construction project. 2.) Identify appropriate fastening systems for a construction project. 3.) Identify the appropriate materials to be used for a construction project. 4.) Describe the application of various building materials. 5.) Specify building material requirements as they apply to building codes. 6.) Demonstrate the ability to make appropriate computations for construction framing problems. 7.) Describe the use of the transit to layout a construction site.

 

SUBJECT: CARE AND USE OF HAND AND POWER TOOLS (DMACC: CON336)
CREDIT: One Credit + 1 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Proper care, use, and selection of hand and power tools with an emphasis on maintenance and safety. Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll, Iowa.Objectives:
During this course, the student will be expected to 1.) Identify appropriate use of hand tools for specific construction jobs. 2.) Identify appropriate use of portable power tools for specific construction jobs. 3.) Demonstrate knowledge needed to safely operate stationary machines. 4.) Demonstrate an understanding of electrical power tool safety.

 

SUBJECT: CONSTRUCTION BLUEPRINT READING & ESTIMATING (DMACC: CON337)
CREDIT: One Credit + 1 sem. hr. DMACC
COURSE LENGTH: One Semester
GRADE LEVEL: 11, 12
PREREQUISITE: NONE
Content Description:
Fundamentals of blueprint reading designed to allow the student to translate plans into practical job experience. Students will provide their own transportation to DMACC in Carroll, Iowa.
Objectives:
During this course, the student will be expected to 1.) Recognize standard blueprint symbols. 2.) Interpret the position of walls and openings from reading the blueprint. 3.) Estimate the amount of materials needed to construct a building by reading the working drawings.

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Updated 2/1/13