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ARP 264 – Computerized Automotive Performance Systems

This course is designed to provide the in-service automotive technician with the knowledge to diagnose and repair computerized engine control systems. Topics include: sensors, actuators, fuel management, and computerized engine control systems.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate understanding of computerized engine control systems.
2. Diagnose and repair computerized engine controls.
3. Service computerized engine control systems.
4. Demonstrate understanding of sensors and actuators as they pertain to engine control systems.

ARP 265 – Fuel Injection Systems Training (Feet)

This course is designed to introduce the automotive technician to the theory, diagnostics and service procedures for foreign and domestic manufacturers' fuel injection systems. Topics include: fuel and electronic management, injectors, filters and pumps, and repairing current fuel delivery systems.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate understanding of fuel injection systems.
2. Explain fuel and electronic management.
3. Diagnose and repair fuel injection systems.
4. Describe the purpose of injectors, filters and pumps as major components in a fuel system.

ARP 266 – Emission Diagnostician Graduate Education (EDGE)

This course is designed to teach the automotive technician critical path diagnostic procedures to diagnose and repair vehicles that fail enhanced emissions inspections.

Course Objectives:
1. Diagnose and repair complex engine performance and emissions systems.
2. Use a systematic approach for diagnosis and repair.
3. Measure engine performance.
4. Demonstrate understanding of critical path diagnostic procedures.

ARP 294 – Preparation for MD State Safety Inspection Test

Prepare for certification by the state as a Maryland Safety Inspector. Automotive technicians seeking certification will review topics including the applicable Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) and a practice test session. Includes practice test, handbook review, updates and revisions.

Course Objectives:
1. Improve one's post score on the written test.
2. Demonstrate understanding of the handbook.
3. Use the handbook to find information.
4. Use the Hoppy Vision I headlight aligner.

ARP 316 – Transient Emission Training

This course is designed to introduce the automotive technician to the terms and tests associated with transient emissions. Topics include: current government regulations, exhaust emission test modes, emission measuring instruments and considerations in testing alternative fueled vehicles, common emission problems, how to interpret I/M 240, ASM and other drive cycle test results, and local emission standards and procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of current government regulations.
2. Use emission measuring instruments and considerations to test alternative fueled vehicles.
3. Interpret I/M 240, ASM, and other drive cycle test results.
4. Discuss local emission standards and procedures.
5. Describe transient transmission.

ARP 318 – Forklift And Material Handling Applications

This course is designed to introduce the automotive technician to the alternative fuels available for forklifts and material handling equipment. Topics include: alternative fuels in the forklift market, principles and properties of the fuels, engine fitness, applicable OSHA emission standards, cylinder/tank, valves, and safety.

Course Objectives:
1. Explain the alternative fuels available for the forklift market.
2. Discuss the principles and properties of alternative fuels.
3. Explain applicable OSHA emission standards.
4. Demonstrate understanding of alternative fuel cylinders, tanks, valves and safety issues.
5. Discuss indoor air quality in the workplace and industry efforts to improve it.

ARP 336 – Compressed Natural Gas Cylinder Inspection

Gain information on compressed natural gas cylinders (CNG). Learn about the design, manufacture, standards, testing procedures, as well as how to vent, store, remove, install, and inspect CNG cylinders. Topics include natural gas vehicles (NGV) cylinder care, maintenance handbook, CNG cylinder types, CNG cylinder mounting and shielding, handling and venting, cylinder visual inspection , cylinder damage, and deterioration.

Course Objectives:
1. identify types of CNG cylinders,
2. describe construction techniques and materials used in CNG cylinder manufacturing,
3. develop the ability to handle and vent CNG cylinders safely,
4. develop the ability to remove and install CNG cylinders proficiently,
5. cite ways to inspect visually CNG cylinders for damage and deterioration,
6. determine the correct testing procedure necessary to understand various failure modes, and
7. demonstrate proper reporting procedures.

ARP 337 – Certified ATS Instructor Training

Focus will be on the skills and knowledge necessary to train and certify tire technicians and instructors. Designed as a train-the-trainer class, topics include tire construction, rotation guidelines, demounting/mounting, removal, installation and balancing, repair procedures, recommended procedures and practices.

Course Objectives:
1 interpret and comply with Rubber Manufactures Association (RMA) practices and accepted tire guidelines;
2. review and discuss tire construction and sidewall information;
3. explain and demonstrate tire/wheel removal, installation and balancing;
4. develop the ability to diagnose and document tire and wheel problems;
5. review and discuss load tables and dimension charts; and
6. explain and demonstrate fastener torque guidelines and procedures.

ARP 338 – Global Diagnostic System: Multiple Diagnostic Interface

Gain the skills necessary to properly diagnose current and future vehicle platforms, using GDS (Global Diagnostic System) and the MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface). Topics include wired and wireless networks, Access Points, software installation, GDS and MDI applications, ECU DTC and data lists.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of computer networking including wired and wireless networks, as well as the role of Access Points;
2. demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software requirements for GDS and MDI applications;
3. perform an application software installation;
4. develop the ability to connect the MDI to the dealer¿s computer network;
5. develop the ability to troubleshoot MDI and network connections;
6. demonstrate an understanding of MDI and GDS capabilities; and
7. demonstrate proficiency with the MDI and GDS system by reading ECU DTC¿s, data lists, and navigation within the snapshot function.

ARP 339 – Certified Commercial Tire Service (CTS) Instructor Training

Focus will be on the skills and knowledge necessary to train and certify tire technicians and instructors in every aspect of servicing and repairing medium truck tires and wheels. Designed as a train-the-trainer class for experienced technician, topics include tire service tools, OSHA regulations and certifications, deflating/demounting, inflating/mounting, inspection and repair procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to properly use and explain tire service tools,
2. develop the ability to comply with (OSHA) safety and training requirements,
3. demonstrate how to deflate and demount tubeless truck tires,
4. inspect and repair parts and determine serviceability,
5. develop the ability to diagnose and document tire and wheel problems,
6. demonstrate how to mount and inflate tubeless truck tires,
7. explain how to ensure that tire and wheel assemblies are safely returned to service, and
8. illustrate training/service information to technicians in the field.

ARP 370 – Waterleak Windnoise: Management

This course is designed to enable the student who is an auto body service technician to learn the proper techniques to correctly diagnose and repair waterleaks and windnoise associated with General Motors vehicles. The student will use both a hands-on component, and also web-based training. Topics to be covered include proven diagnostic procedures, test equipment and methods, and tools for adjustment and sealing operations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components used for waterleak and airflow control management,
2. identify the steps used to diagnose customer concerns pertaining to waterleaks and windnoise,
3. identify the appropriate repair procedures to correct waterleak and windnoise concerns,
4. develop the ability to accurately and efficiently perform diagnostic and repair procedures for waterleak and windnoise conditions, and
5. practice and demonstrate previously obtained skills prior to the performance based assessment.

ARP 371 – First Responder Training for Hybrid Vehicles

Learn how to safely respond to accidents involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and the unique scenarios an HEV can create at the site of an accident. Designed for first responders and emergency personnel, topics will cover introduction to HEVs, their technologies and differences.

Course Objectives:
1. identify a hybrid vehicle,
2. establish the first responder approach procedures,
3. identify and utilize safety features and hybrid safety equipment,
4. assess and disarm high-voltage and hybrid-electric hazards,
5. demonstrate an understanding of the Quick Reference Guide and its uses, and
6. utilize hands-on, first responder training with an HEV.

ARP 372 – Strategies for Efficient Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student who is in the automobile industry to learn the General Motors Diagnostic Strategy for proper, efficient diagnosis of vehicle concerns, including an in-depth review with the instructor of Strategy Based Diagnosis and Diagnostic System Check Vehicle. Topics to be covered include new diagnostic tools, known vehicle concerns, GM warranty policies, consistent diagnostic approach, and utilization of multiple resources.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize new tools to reduce warranty waste dollars,
2. utilize the strategy based diagnostic process to diagnose and service vehicles,
3. identify effective techniques to use bulletins as resources for technicians,
4. identify effective techniques to use the GM Training web site as a resource for technicians,
5. identify effective techniques to use the TechLink magazine as a resource for technicians, and
6. develop and apply a consistent diagnostic approach to customer concerns.

ARP 373 – Installing Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

This course is designed to enable the technical student to learn how to install electric vehicle charging stations. Topics to be covered include site evaluation, safety, electrical calculation and application, installation, and troubleshooting of electric vehicle charging stations.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss and practice site and job related electrical safety requirements and procedures;
2. discuss the history and evolution of electrical vehicle supply equipment;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of electricity;
4. perform a site evaluation;
5. demonstrate an understanding of grid communication;
6. demonstrate an understanding of governing bodies, local and regional regulations and procedures;
7. develop the ability to install an electrical vehicle charging station; and
8. develop the ability to test, maintain, and troubleshoot electric vehicle charging stations.

ARP 376 – 4HK-6HK Diesel Diagnostics and Drivability Training

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about electrical theory, hands-on circuit simulation, the function of the Isuzu fuel injection systems, testing and diagnostic procedures. Topics to be covered include electrical and fuel ejection theory, testing tools, Isuzu Diagnostic Service System, 4HK and 6HK fuel and engine management systems, Strategy Based Diagnostics and On-Board Diagnostics.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical theory;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the basic operation of the engine and specific features of the 4HK and 6HK engine;
3. locate and use information through IsuzuTruckService.com and the Isuzu Diagnostic Service System computer program in problem concern resolution;
4. identify, locate and diagnose the engine, sensor/components;
5. utilize testing tools and perform circuit testing;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the variable nozzle turbocharger on both the 4HK and 6HK engines;
7. utilize Fuel Injector and engine control module reprogramming;
8. demonstrate an understanding of the 4HK and 6HK series fuel and engine management systems;
9. demonstrate an understanding of cam timing valve adjustment and fuel injection pump timing procedures;
10. utilize Strategy Based Diagnostics to identify and correct electrical concerns; and
11. demonstrate an understanding of On-Board Diagnostics.

ARP 377 – Factory Air

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the new concepts, tools, and refrigerants available for air conditioning diagnosis and service. Topics to be covered include refrigerant properties and uses, under dash electrical diagnostic tips, labor saving techniques, and scan tools.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the automotive refrigerant service industry including service equipment, tools and service procedures, and new refrigerants;
2. determine if a vehicle has a proper charge without performing a total refrigerant drain and recharge;
3. use a scan tool to identify and repair AC problems;
4. utilize new testing procedures in order to save diagnostic time; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of diagnosing and repairing under dash electrical problems.

ARP 378 – Fuel Pumps and Fuel Delivery Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the new concepts and technology available for fuel delivery systems diagnosis and service. Topics to be covered include new and old fuel delivery systems, fuel pump service procedures, electrical and mechanical return-less fuel systems, and gasoline direct injection.

Course Objectives:
1. compare and contrast the newest technologies in fuel pumps and fuel delivery systems,
2. utilize appropriate fuel pump service procedures,
3. identify special concerns for return-less fuel systems,
4. save diagnostic time utilizing new technology and concepts, and
5. reduce fuel system repair come backs.

ARP 379 – Automotive Technical Training for High School Instructors: Automotive Brake Systems

This course is designed to enable the automotive instructor to learn updated technical skills in the area of automotive brake systems. Topics to be covered include brake system fundamentals, diagnosis and repair, hydraulic systems, and safety practices.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of brake systems and their operation,
2. conduct brake system inspections,
3. demonstrate an understanding of shop safety practices and procedures in the brake environment,
4. perform hydraulic system diagnosis and repair,
5. demonstrate competency in bleeding brake systems,
6. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and service master cylinder, and
7. demonstrate the ability to service hydraulic brake plumbing.

ARP 380 – 2011 New Product and Emissions Overview

This course is designed to enable the auto technician to learn the operation of the Isuzu 2011 New Model N-series and emissions system. Topics to be covered include 2011 N Series 5.2L 4HK1 engine, 3.0L 4JJ1 engine, multi-information display (MID) unit, Data Record Module(DRM), Mimamori Systems, Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system, and the driver inducement strategy.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system;
2. discuss the similarities and differences between the new Mimamori Systems and the previous Data Record Module(DRM);
3. identify, diagnose, and repair systems of the model year 2011 N Series 5.2L 4HK1 engine;
4. identify, diagnose, and repair systems of the 3.0L 4JJ1 engine;
5. assess and troubleshoot the multi-information display (MID) unit;
6. discuss and evaluate enhancements to the 4HK1 and 4JJ1 Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) systems; and
7. demonstrate an understanding of the driver inducement strategy for the new emissions system.

ARP 381 – 4JJ1 Diesel Engine Mechanical

This course is designed to enable the auto technician to obtain further knowledge and experience working with the mechanical aspects of the 4JJ engine. Topics to be covered include 4JJ engine function, fuel supply pump, cylinder head, scissor gear assembly, camshafts, and assembly/disassembly procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the mechanical changes to the 4JJ Engine;
2. review and assess cylinder head features, scissor gear assembly, and camshafts;
3. demonstrate the ability to remove, replace, and correctly time fuel supply pump;
4. demonstrate the ability to disassemble and reassemble components;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the special service features during reassembly; and
6. identify, diagnose, and repair areas of concern.

ARP 382 – Automotive Technical Training for High School Instructors: Automotive Brake Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an automotive instructor, to receive an update of technical skills in the area of automotive brake systems. Topics to be covered include brake system fundamentals, diagnosis and repair, and safety practices.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of brake systems and their operations,
2. conduct brake system inspections,
3. demonstrate an understanding of shop safety practices and procedures in the brake environment, and
4. demonstrate competency in bleeding brake systems.

ARP 383 – Certified Automotive Tire Service Technician

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced tire technician, to gain training and certification for passenger and light truck tire and wheel service professionals. Topics to be covered include vehicle lifting, wheel torque, demount/mount, tire pressure monitoring systems, balance, and repair.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of tires and wheels, including sizing and sidewall information;
2. demonstrate the ability to safely raise a vehicle using in-ground, above ground, and portable lift equipment;
3. demonstrate the ability to remove and install tire and wheel assemblies, including rotation patterns, and proper lug nut torque procedures;
4. demonstrate the ability to install one-piece and two-piece nail hole repairs in passenger and light truck tires;
5. apply step-by-step demount, mount, and inflation procedures using a center post and rim clamp tire machine;
6. demonstrate an understanding of tire and wheel assembly balancing procedures and guidelines; and
7. identify tire and wheel problems with a focus on run out measurement of the tire, wheel, and hub.

ARP 384 – Servicing Hybrid/Electric Vehicles

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to safely enter the hybrid/electric vehicle repair business. Topics to be covered include the three types of hybrid drive systems and how they work, high voltage safety and shut-down procedures, tools and equipment, high voltage circuit (orange wire) testing and repair, and high voltage battery charging and repair procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. determine what service and repairs have been needed by year model to date,
2. use quick Controller Area Network (CAN) Buss diagnostic procedures,
3. demonstrate an understanding of drivability shortcuts,
4. identify high voltage safety and shut-down procedures,
5. select appropriate tools and equipment, and
6. utilize new procedures for fast charging high voltage battery pack.

ARP 385 – Car and Light Duty Brakes

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced technician, to prepare for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for car and light duty truck brakes. Topics to be covered include hydraulic system, drum brake, disc brake, parking brake, power assist unit and anti-lock brake system diagnostic information, repair information, detailed assembly, cleaning, inspection, and adjustment procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. review and apply hydraulic system diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
2. review and apply drum brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
3. review and apply disc brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
4. review and apply power assist units diagnosis and repair processes to ASE standardized tests, and
5. review and apply electronic brake control systems information to ASE standardized tests.

ARP 386 – Medium/Heavy Duty Brakes

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced technician, to prepare for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification for medium and heavy duty truck brakes. Topics to be covered include hydraulic system, air brake, power assist unit and anti-lock brake system diagnostic information, repair information, detailed assembly, cleaning, inspection, and adjustment procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. review and apply hydraulic system diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
2. review and apply air brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
3. review and apply air and hydraulic antilock brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
4. review and apply power assist units diagnosis and repair processes to ASE standardized tests, and
5. review and apply wheel bearings diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests.

ARP 387 – Duramax: Operation, Diagnosis, and Service

This course, intended for experienced engine/drivability service technicians, is designed to enable the student to learn Duramax 6.6L Regular Production Option¿s (RPO) performance and major subsystem integration: fuel system, engine management system, advanced exhaust after-treatment system, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and electronic engine controls. Topics include fuel quality, advanced after-treatment system, variable geometry turbocharger, diagnostic trouble codes, diesel exhaust fluid, and fluid and electronic engine controls.

Course Objectives:
1. diagnose and service the Duramax fuel systems,
2. diagnose and service the Duramax engine management system, and
3. diagnose and service the advanced after-treatment system.

ARP 388 – eAssist System Diagnosis and Service

This course is designed to enable the experienced technician to learn eAssist systems diagnosis and service, including a review of the eAssist system features, components, and operation, as well as high voltage safety procedures. Topics to be covered include the high voltage disable procedures, diagnosing faults in the eAssist systems, and performing the service procedures for repairing faults.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the eAssist system characteristics, components, and operation;
2. recall high voltage safety precautions;
3. perform the high voltage disabling procedure;
4. diagnose high voltage battery concerns;
5. diagnose starter generator concerns;
6. diagnose a service engine light on and a no auto-stop concern;
7. diagnose a no auto-stop/start concern; and
8. diagnose an auto-stop concern.

ARP 389 – Strategies for Efficient Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student who is in the automobile industry to learn the General Motors diagnostic strategy for proper, efficient diagnosis of vehicle concerns, including an in-depth review with the instructor of strategy-based diagnosis and diagnostic system check¿vehicle. Topics to be covered include new diagnostic tools, known vehicle concerns, GM warranty policies, consistent diagnostic approach, and utilization of multiple resources.

Course Objectives:
1. utilize new tools to reduce warranty waste dollars,
2. utilize the strategy-based diagnostic process to diagnose and service vehicles,
3. identify effective techniques to use bulletins as resources for technicians,
4. identify effective techniques to use the GM Training web site as a resource for technicians,
5. identify effective techniques to use the TechLink magazine as a resource for technicians, and
6. develop and apply a consistent diagnostic approach to customer concerns.

ARP 390 – Global Diagnostic System Multiple Diagnostic Interface

This course is designed to enable the student who is a technician to learn the skills required to properly diagnose current and future vehicle platforms, using GDS (Global Diagnostic System) and the MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface). Topics to be covered include wired and wireless networks, Access Points, software installation, GDS and MDI applications, ECU DTC, and data lists.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of computer networking, including wired and wireless networks, as well as the role of Access Points;
2. demonstrate an understanding of computer hardware and software requirements for GDS and MDI applications;
3. perform an application software installation;
4. develop the ability to connect the MDI to the dealer¿s computer network;
5. develop the ability to troubleshoot MDI and network connections;
6. demonstrate an understanding of MDI and GDS capabilities; and
7. demonstrate proficiency with the MDI and GDS system by reading ECU DTC¿s, data lists, and navigation within the snapshot function.

ARP 391 – Waterleak Windnoise: Management

This course is designed to enable the student who is an auto body service technician to learn the proper techniques to correctly diagnose and repair waterleaks and windnoise associated with General Motors vehicles. The student will use both a hands-on component and web-based training. Topics to be covered include proven diagnostic procedures, test equipment and methods, and tools for adjustment and sealing operations.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components used for waterleak and airflow control management,
2. identify the steps used to diagnose customer concerns pertaining to waterleaks and windnoise,
3. identify the appropriate repair procedures to correct waterleak and windnoise concerns, and
4. develop the ability to accurately and efficiently perform diagnostic and repair procedures for waterleak and windnoise conditions.

ARP 394 – Body Electrical Accessory Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to diagnose different accessory systems used in GM vehicles. Topics to be covered include design, operation, and servicing for the power liftgate and latch, keyless access (PEPS), theft deterrent, power tilt/telescope steering column, electronic park brake, and movable pedals systems.

Course Objectives:
1. interpret electrical schematic diagrams;
2. assess, diagnose, and service keyless entry system functions;
3. assess, diagnose, and service movable pedal systems;
4. assess, diagnose, and service power liftgate systems;
5. assess, diagnose, and service electrical circuit basics;
6. assess, diagnose, and service GMLAN communication circuits;
7. assess, diagnose, and service electronic park brakes;
8. assess, diagnose, and service BCM controlled outputs;
9. assess, diagnose, and service power liftgate operations;
10. assess, diagnose, and service tilt/telescope steering columns; and
11. assess, diagnose, and service immobilizer systems.

ARP 396 – Automatic Transmission Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to diagnose and repair GM Automatic Transmission and Transaxle systems. Topics to be covered include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, and electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. perform hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electronic, and electrical diagnostic checks;
2. use service information to identify and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles;
3. utilize appropriate service tools and equipment;
4. develop the ability to repair automotive transmission/transaxle systems; and
5. develop the ability to overhaul an automatic transmission.

ARP 398 – Automatic Entertainment Systems Service and Repair

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced service technician, to learn methods of operation and procedures for diagnosis of GM audio systems and video entertainment systems, and WBT and hands on components. Topics to be covered include AM/FM/XM antennas; lead-in cables; integral receivers; remote components including receivers; control heads; tape players; CD, DVD, and VHS video players; Steering Wheel Controls (SWC); noise conditions; and system malfunctions.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of radio waves and automotive antennas;
2. identify the characteristics of GM audio and radio security systems;
3. identify the characteristics of the GM radio speaker, control, and video entertainment systems;
4. identify the characteristics of the manmade radio frequency interference (RFI);
5. identify differences in DVD and navigation radio;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the components and their function for the navigation systems and XM radio;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the components and their functions for the OnStar system;
8. identify general diagnostic information for navigation systems, XM radio, and the OnStar system; and
9. perform entertainment systems diagnostics and repair procedures.

ARP 399 – Engine Mechanical Diagnosis and Measurement

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an automotive technician, to learn the proper techniques and fundamental knowledge necessary to correctly isolate and diagnose abnormal engine conditions. Topics to be covered include diagnostic skills, measurement, and overhaul/repair procedures for GM engines.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for engine assembly and disassembly;
2. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for component inspection and measurement;
3. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for thread repair techniques;
4. demonstrate the ability to diagnose engine mechanical concerns; and
5. perform engine diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 400 – HVAC Systems and Operation

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the fundamentals as well as the advanced properties of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems found on General Motors vehicles. This course focuses on HVAC system diagnostics, with additional emphasis placed on electrical and control systems and includes WBT, IDL, and hands-on components. Topics to be covered include manual and automatic A/C, dual zone A/C, rear air systems, system control circuits, and engine cooling system and air distribution through the passenger component.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the operation of the manual and automatic HVAC control system,
2. diagnose manual and automatic HVAC control system concerns,
3. identify the operation of the manual and automatic dual zone HVAC control system,
4. diagnose dual zone concerns,
5. diagnose HVAC concerns using the ACR2000, and
6. use an efficient strategy to diagnose faults related to HVAC diagnostic trouble code (DTC) and an HVAC symptom.

ARP 401 – Chassis Control Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn suspension component identification, operation, and diagnosis of various chassis systems, utilizing WBT and hands-on components. Topics to be covered include independent and non-independent systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, level control systems, active suspension systems, serial data communications, and alignment angles.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to diagnose scenarios related to the electronic suspension system,
2. demonstrate the ability to repair hydraulic and EPS steering systems,
3. discuss tire pressure monitor systems, and
4. identify alignment angles and how they affect overall handling.

ARP 402 – Global Electrical Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an automotive technician, to learn General Motors¿ new global diagnostic format including the circuit types and functions. Topics to be covered include common circuit types and functions, GM electrical architecture, serial data communication systems, voltage, ground, signal circuit inputs, and control circuit outputs.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to recall the various types of signal and control circuits,
2. identify diagnostics of each circuit type,
3. identify and diagnose serial date communication systems,
4. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and/or test the types of signal circuit inputs and control circuit outputs, and
5. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and/or test the types of voltage and ground.

ARP 403 – Rear Axle and Propeller Shaft

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) service technician, to learn the fundamentals of rear axle and propeller shaft operation. Topics to be covered include propeller shafts and limited-slip differentials, proper maintenance, service procedures, basic vibration, and noise diagnosis.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components and operation of the rear axle and its associated parts,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of limited-slip differentials,
3. demonstrate an understanding of diagnostic and repair procedures for rear axle and propeller shaft concerns,
4. perform rear axle diagnosis and repair tasks, and
5. perform propeller shaft diagnosis and repair tasks.

ARP 404 – Manual Gearbox System

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) technician, to learn the diagnosis and repair of front and rear wheel drive manual gearboxes, as well as the proper techniques and tools. Topics to be covered include diagnosing and servicing gearboxes, internal components, and required tools.

Course Objectives:
1. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service manual gearboxes,
2. identify and describe the internal components of gearbox systems,
3. perform manual gearbox system diagnostic and repair procedures, and
4. identify and safely use required tools.

ARP 405 – Powertrain Performance

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) service technician, to learn engine control subsystems and proper diagnosis of performance related conditions. Topics to be covered include drivability, diagnosis, fuel injection systems, ignition systems, emission controls, PCM functions, and Tech 2 scan tool usage.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic performance diagnostics for powertrain control;
2. identify the components and function of the emission control systems;
3. identify the different types of fuel injection systems used by GM including Saab;
4. demonstrate the ability to identify the basic operation and fundamentals of ignition systems used by GM, including Saab;
5. demonstrate the ability to diagnose powertrain performance concerns; and
6. perform powertrain control systems diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 406 – Braking Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced automotive service technician, to learn system operation and diagnostic processes on various base and antilock brake systems, and their related components, utilizing web based training (WBT), interface description language (IDL), simulation, and hands on components. Topics to be covered include master cylinder operation, quick take-up valve operation, brake/drum operation, hydraulic system fundamentals, diagnostic tools, Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), General Motors (GM) air bag systems, and GM supplemental restraint systems.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the components and operation of brake systems,
2. identify drum and disc brake inspection and service procedures,
3. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service foundation brakes and anti-lock brake systems (ABS) concerns,
4. use an efficient strategy to diagnose a current or intermittent fault related to a stored Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC),
5. use an efficient strategy to diagnose a current fault related to a symptom without a stored DTC, and
6. use an efficient strategy to determine that a system operates as designed.

ARP 407 – Moveable Roof Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) service technician, to learn basic hydraulic and electrical theory behind moveable roof system operation as well as diagnosing and repairing moveable roof systems. Topics to be covered include basic hydraulic and electrical theory, moveable roof system operation, and diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the hydraulic and electrical theory behind moveable roof system operation;
2. identify the components and operation of the moveable roof system and its associated parts;
3. identify, isolate, and troubleshoot moveable roof systems; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform system diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 408 – Electrical/Electronics Terminals and Connectors

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a General Motors (GM) automotive service technician, to learn specific components, operations, and diagnostic procedures as they relate to GM vehicles. Topics include connector system identification, terminal, connector and wire harness repair, spark-ignition navigation, and circuit diagnostics.

Course Objectives:
1. identify connection systems and terminals utilizing spark-ignition,
2. identify connection systems and terminals utilizing the terminal repair kit,
3. demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and validate the connection system, and
4. demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and validate the harness repair concerns.

ARP 409 – General Motors (GM) Safety Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) automotive service technician, to learn the design, operation, servicing, and handling procedures of air bag systems. Topics to be covered include diagnostic tools, Sensing and Diagnostic Module (SDM), GM air bag systems, and GM supplemental restraint systems.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of GM supplemental restraint systems,
2. identify GM air bag system components and their operation,
3. identify the purpose and function of the SDM and the sequence of the GM air bag systems states of operation, and
4. identify the procedures and utilize diagnostic tools for servicing and handling, and discuss the diagnostic approaches to GM air bag systems.

ARP 410 – Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) service technician, to learn the theory of vibration and basic to advanced vibration diagnosis. Topics to be covered include diagnosing faults, usage of the Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA) with vehicle vibration concerns, tools used to measure runout and driveline working angles, and other current tools.

Course Objectives:
1. identify components and operation of the components that can cause vehicle vibration concerns;
2. identify, isolate, and diagnose vibration concerns; and
3. use an efficient strategy to diagnose faults related to a symptom of vibration.

ARP 411 – Body Control and Communications Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an experienced General Motors (GM) service technician, to learn the diagnostic skills required to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair body control and communication systems in GM vehicles. The hands-on course component allows service technicians to practice and demonstrate previously obtained skills prior to the performance based assessment. Prerequisite: Intended for experienced service technicians who have completed the WBT and IDL prerequisite components of this course, or for those directed to this component through their Training Path. Topics to be covered include diagnosing and servicing body control and communication systems, internal components, and performance based assessment.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the components and operation of GM body control and communication systems,
2. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service body control and communication systems,
3. use an efficient strategy to determine that a system operates as designed, and
4. perform body control and communications systems diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 412 – 6-Speed Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Mechanical Service

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a General Motors (GM) Transmission Service Technician, to learn about the 6T70/75 six speed front wheel drive hydramatic transaxle and the 6L80/90 six speed rear wheel drive hydramatic transmission. Topics to be covered include transmission tear down and reassembly, proper tool usage, preload procedures, and measurements.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of all bearing preload procedures and clutch pack travel measurements,
2. demonstrate preload procedures,
3. explain all measurements and why they are being performed,
4. identify and demonstrate the special tools required, and
5. perform a tear down and reassembly.

ARP 413 – Intermittent Drivability Diagnostics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to diagnose the root cause of a drivability fault. Topics include air intake systems, fuel systems, emission control systems, basic gasoline engine operation, and code and non-code drivability faults.

Course Objectives:
1. diagnose code and non-code drivability faults;
2. utilize enhanced scan tool testing using nonintrusive techniques;
3. infuse disciplines for testing effectively while not unintentionally correcting the fault before defining it;
4. perform volumetric efficiency testing to verify mass air flow (MAF), compression, cam timing, intake, and exhaust systems; and
5. conduct fuel trim testing over a wider range of conditions to let adaptation indicate the nature of the fault.

ARP 414 – ASE Test Prep ¿ A5 Car and Light Duty Brakes

Prepare to pass ASE's Automobile and Light Truck Certification Test (A5). Designed for the experienced technician, this course will provide an overview of each task list, practice tests, and ASE test- taking strategies with detailed explanations as to why an answer is correct or incorrect.

Course Objectives:
1. apply hydraulic system diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
2. apply drum brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
3. apply disc brake diagnosis and repair procedures to ASE standardized tests,
4. apply power assist units diagnosis and repair processes to ASE standardized tests, and
5. apply electronic brake control systems to ASE standardized tests.

ARP 415 – Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Safety Training For First Responders

This course is designed to enable emergency personnel and/or first responder students to learn how to safely respond to accidents involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and the unique scenarios they can create at the site of an accident. Topics to be covered include an introduction to electric drive vehicles, their technologies, differences and safety features, and first responder procedures.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and describe the history of electric drive vehicles,
2. explain the different characteristics and configurations of electric drive vehicles,
3. comply with first responder approach procedures,
4. identify and utilize safety features and hybrid safety equipment,
5. assess and disarm high-voltage and hybrid-electric hazards,
6. demonstrate an understanding of the Quick Reference Guide and its uses,
7. utilize hands-on first responder training with a variety of electric drive vehicles, and
8. demonstrate an understanding of extraction procedures.

ARP 417 – Automatic Transmission Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to diagnose and repair GM Automatic Transmission and Transaxle systems with emphasis on 6-speed automatic transmissions. Topics to be covered include hydraulic, mechanical and electrical operation of automatic drive trains, one-way clutch, transmission control system power flow, and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss clutch operation and power flow,
2. discuss pressure control solenoid operation,
3. troubleshoot automatic transmission concerns using a systematic process,
4. diagnose automatic transmission internal mode switch and speed sensor using electronic/electrical tools,
5. diagnose circuit faults in an automatic transmission,
6. diagnose fluid pressure concerns,
7. identify proper fluid level adjustment procedures,
8. diagnose automatic transmission using Web diagnostic software, and
9. perform solenoid valve performance test.

ARP 418 – Auto Technical Training for High School Instructors: Servicing Electrical and Electronic Systems

This course is designed for automotive instructors and provides an update of technical skills in the area of automotive electrical and electronic systems. This course explores various automotive electrical and electronic systems' components, operations and service procedures. Topics to be covered include: electrical/electronic system fundamentals, diagnosis and repair, safety practices, service of the battery, starting systems, charging systems, accessories, and electronic engine controls.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the principles of electrical/electronic system fundamentals and their operation;
2. use wiring diagrams during diagnosis of electrical circuit problems;
3. obtain and interpret digital multimeter (DMM) readings;
4. check voltage and voltage drop in electrical/electronic circuits using a digital multimeter (DMM) and determine needed repairs;
5. check current flow in electrical/electronic circuits and components using an ammeter and determine needed repairs;
6. find shorts, grounds, opens, and resistance problems in electrical/electronic circuits and determine needed repairs;
7. inspect and test power and ground circuits and connections to determine service or replacement as needed;
8. inspect and test switches, connectors, relays, and wires of electrical/electronic circuits to determine repair or replacement as needed;
9. perform battery state-of-charge test and determine needed service;
10. perform battery capacity (load, high-rate discharge) test and determine needed service; and
11. diagnose incorrect horn operation and repair as needed.

ARP 419 – CTS-ATS Certified Instructor Recertification Test Preparation

This course is designed to enable the current commercial and automotive tire service instructors to prepare for the Tire Industry Association¿s (TIA) Certified Automotive/Commercial Tire Service Instructor recertification examination. The course will review the skills and knowledge necessary to train and certify tire technicians and instructors and includes overviews of the different modules of the program, hands-on demonstrations, test-taking strategies and explanations as to why a particular answer is correct or incorrect. Topics Include OSHA safety regulations, rim matching charts, demount/mount charts, disc wheel assemblies, basic tire instruction, hole repairs, and teaching/test-taking strategies.

Course Objectives:
1. explain and apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulation 29;
2. explain and apply the inspection and installation of hub-piloted disc wheel assemblies;
3. explain and apply nail hold repair guidelines and repairs;
4. explain and apply rim matching charts;
5. explain and apply demount/mount charts;
6. explain and apply basic tire construction, including sizing, nomenclature, and dual matching tolerances; and
7. demonstrate the ability to lead a course preparing students to sit for the certification examination.

ARP 420 – General Motors Safety Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the components, operation, diagnostic and service procedures for General Motors safety systems. Topics to be covered the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR), seat belt restraint, rear vision camera, parking assist, lane departure warning, side object detection, and enhanced electronic pedal override systems.

Course Objectives:
1. perform the diagnostic process for the Supplemental Inflatable Restraint (SIR) and seat belt system,
2. perform the diagnostic process for the rear vision camera and parking assist,
3. perform the diagnostic process for lane departure warning and side object detection, and
4. perform the diagnostic process for enhanced electronic pedal override systems.

ARP 469 – Auto Mechanics

Learn to perform routine maintenance and repairs including brake, cooling, exhaust, fuel, engine, and ignition systems. Personal vehicles required for class.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic automotive theory;
2. perform preventive maintenance;
3. describe lubrication, cooling, brake, fuel and ignitions systems;
4. explain the steps for an engine tune-up; and
5. discuss engine operation.

ARP 473 – SUSPENSION AND STEERING

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to diagnose problems in automotive steering and suspension systems,
2. develop the ability to disassemble steering and repair suspension components such as rack and pinion and steering gear boxes, and
3. identify suspension systems and parts of their components.

ARP 474 – FOUNDATION BRAKES

Course Objectives:
1. identify location and function of base brake components;
2. identify and describe the proper operation of (apply system, boost system, hydraulic system, wheel brakes, balance control systems, and warning systems);
3. locate pertinent diagnostic and repair information in the service manual;
4. perform diagnostic and service procedures for mechanical hydraulic components;
5. inspect and identify damaged components and determine needed service; and
6. perform diagnostic and service procedures on the base brake system.

ARP 475 – HYBRID/LOW SPEED ELECTRIC

Course Objectives:
1. identify proper operation of a gasoline engine, fuel tank electric motor and generator;
2. describe proper operation of batteries, transmissions, fuel tanks and electric motors;
3. apply tips on how to drive a hybrid car for maximum efficiency; and
4. identify location and function of hybrid and low speed components.

ARP 478 – Preparation for ASE A-5 Brakes Testing

The course is designed as a refresher for the automotive technician who is planning to take the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests offered by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE). Topics to be covered include a review of areas covered on the tests, including vehicle systems and sub-systems, test taking skills, and test anxiety.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate knowledge of the automotive service areas covered in the certification tests,
2. assess one's own skills and competency to successfully complete the tests,
3. demonstrate an understanding of test procedures and how to manage text anxiety, and
4. properly register for the tests.

ARP 479 – Preparation for ASE A4 Suspension and Steering

This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the ASE A-4 test in Suspension and Steering. This course will provide the experienced technician with up-to-date information and practice needed to pass the exam. Topics to be covered include engine systems, engine diagnosis, ignition problems, repair procedures and precautions.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic technical knowledge of suspension and steering systems;
2. demonstrate the ability to perform required steering system tests and determine required repairs;
3. demonstrate the ability to diagnose, inspect, adjust, repair, or replace components;
4. demonstrate the ability to use generally available measurement and testing equipment to diagnose a problem; and
5. demonstrate the ability to apply generally accepted repair procedures and precautions.

ARP 480 – Preparation for ASE L1 Test

This course is designed to prepare the student to pass the ASE L1 test in Advanced Engine Performance. As an experienced and competent technician, this review will provide the student with up-to-date information and practice needed to pass the exam. Topics to be covered include engine performance systems, interrelated systems, components, oscilloscopes, multimeters, fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems.

Course Objectives:
1. review up-to-date engine information,
2. define an exhaust system, and
3. identify the components of an engine.

ARP 481 – TRAINING FOR HYBRID VEHICLES

This course prepares emergency personnel and those first responders to safely respond to accidents involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and the unique scenarios an HEV can create at the site of an accident. Topics to be covered include an introduction to HEVs, their technologies and differences, and hybrid first responder training.

Course Objectives:
1. identify a hybrid vehicle,
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to comply with first responder approach procedures,
3. identify and utilize safety features and hybrid safety equipment,
4. assess and disarm high-voltage and hybrid-electric hazards,
5. demonstrate an understanding of the Quick Reference Guide and its uses, and
6. utilize hands-on first responder training with an HEV.

ARP 482 – PREDICTIVE/MAINTENANCE/TRAIN

Learn how to determine high voltage system component state-of-health for the purpose of analyzing and diagnosing or, tracking the performance of a hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system. Learn how to track components in the system to to analyze the commencement of a possible failure or end-of-life prediction before it becomes catastrophic. This course is an advanced step in HEV analysis, diagnostics, and repair and requires previous experience in hybrid electric vehicle basics and safety.

Course Objectives:
1. perform high voltage battery module charging,
2. perform high voltage battery discharging,
3. analyze battery data to determine the battery pack SOH,
4. perform power inverter waveform capture,
5. analyze power inverter waveforms to determine SOH,
6. perform electric machine (motors/generators) rotor and stator tests,
7. analyze electric machine data to determine the SOH,
8. perform a dc-dc converter output test, and
9. analyze dc-dc converter output data.

ARP 483 – Train the Trainer: Emergency Responder for Hybrid Vehicles

Learn how to provide the needed knowledge and training for instructors to teach emergency personnel and those first responders to safely respond to accidents involving hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and the unique scenarios an HEV can create at the site of an accident.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of hybrid first responder training,
2. explain and demonstrate hybrid technologies,
3. utilize trainer presentations to convey hybrid first responder training,
4. demonstrate first responder approach procedures,
5. demonstrate how to assess and disarm high-voltage and hybrid-electric hazards,
6. explain the Quick Reference Guide and its uses, and
7. provide hands-on first responder training with an HEV.

ARP 484 – Diesel Engine Diagnostics

This course is designed to enable the experienced technician to learn information and receive hands-on experience on changes made to the Isuzu fuel injection systems, and correct diagnostic procedures. Topics to be covered include the common fuel rail system including sensors, injector operation, fuel supply system, engine control module, and programming.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic operation of the engine and specific features of the 4HK and 6HK engine;
2. identify information using the Isuzu Diagnostic Service System and IsuzuTruckService.com.;
3. critique methods to diagnose the engine and provide the information where to find the procedures for the repair;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the variable nozzle turbocharger on both the 4HK and 6HK engines;
5. demonstrate an understanding of the 4HK and 6HK series fuel and engine management systems;
6. utilize fuel injector and engine control module reprogramming using the proper procedures in the Isuzu Diagnostic Service System;
7. demonstrate an understanding of cam timing, valve adjustment, and fuel injection pump timing procedures; and
8. demonstrate an understanding of engine management, including inputs and outputs of the engine control module along with sensor operation.

ARP 485 – Diesel Engine Mechanical System

This course is designed to enable the student who is an experienced technician to learn the operation of internal mechanical components in the 4HE, 4HK, and 6HK engines and the difference in external components of various year/model engines. Topics to be covered include engine teardown, measurements, component evaluation, and reassembly, piston/liner assemblies, rod bearings, head gaskets, timing gear train, and valve train assembly.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basic operation of the 4H and 6H diesel engines;
2. develop the ability to disassemble the cylinder head assembly and measure, inspect and evaluate its condition;
3. develop the ability to properly measure, inspect, and evaluate the condition of the internal mechanical components in the 4H and 6H engine;
4. demonstrate an understanding of the proper inspection techniques of the timing gear train and valve train assembly;
5. connect rod bearings, piston and cylinder liners
6. develop the ability to select cylinder head gaskets and correctly order replacement parts; and
7. demonstrate an understanding of how to properly assemble and mechanically time the 4H and 6H diesel engines.

ARP 486 – Electric Diagnostic and Driveability Training

This course is designed to enable the student who is a technician to learn electrical theory and hands-on circuit simulation, testing and explanation. Topics to be covered include electrical concepts, digital volt ohm meter and testing tools, strategy based diagnostics, Isuzu Diagnostic Service System, and diesel monitored systems.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of basic electrical theory;
2. process information using the Isuzu Diagnostic Service System;
3. utilize testing tools;
4. perform circuit testing;
5. identify, locate and diagnose sensor/components;
6. utilize Strategy Based Diagnostics to identify and correct electrical concerns;
7. utilize the IDSS computer program in problem concern resolution; and
8. demonstrate an understanding of on-board diagnostics.

ARP 487 – Nissan New Model Training

This course is designed to enable the experienced Nissan automobile technician to learn updated information and hands-on training experience for the diagnosis and repair of Nissan's newest model year cars and trucks. Topics to be covered include engine mechanical and fuel systems, computer based, diagnostic and service information, manual and automatic transmissions, clutches, electrical, brakes, and suspension systems.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to disassemble and reassemble current model year engines;
2. demonstrate an understanding of basic theory and operation as it relates to the denso common rail system;
3. explain and follow detailed diagnostic and maintenance procedures;
4. demonstrate an understanding of clutch components and proper adjustment procedures;
5. utilize Nissan Diesel's UDatalink and PC Consult for proper diagnostics;
6. develop the ability to disassemble and reassemble current manual transmissions using proper service procedures and special service tools;
7. demonstrate an understanding of continuous, automatic and manual regeneration of the diesel particulate filter system;
8. perform basic electrical measurements utilizing a digital volt oh m meter and other testing tools;
9. perform foundation brake diagnostic and repair procedures; and
10.demonstrate an understanding of the diagnostic and repair procedures for chassis and suspension systems.

ARP 490 – Air Brake System Repair

Gain the knowledge and skills used to disassemble and reassemble air brakes. Focus will be on inspecting the master cylinder and studying the wheel cylinder; inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining brake assemblies and power brake units. Includes safety practices, foot and hand valves, relays, tractor protection valves, governors, anti-lock systems, cam type, wedge type air disc brakes, and more.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to comply with the personal and environmental safety practices associated with brake systems including personal protective equipment and the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals and materials in accordance with federal, state, and local regulation;.
2. demonstrate an understanding of how to diagnose poor stopping, air leaks, premature wear, pulling, grabbing or dragging problems caused by supply and service system malfunctions and determine needed action;
3. develop the ability to diagnose poor stopping, brake noise, premature wear, pulling, grabbing or dragging problems caused by the foundation brake, slack adjuster, and brake chamber problems and determine needed action;
4. inspect and test parking (spring) brake chamber diaphragm and seals, replace parking (spring) brake chamber and dispose of removed chambers in accordance with local regulations;
5. develop the ability to diagnose antilock brake systems (ABS) electronic control(s) and components using self-diagnosis and/or specified test equipment (scan tool, personal computer) and determine needed action;
6. inspect, clean, and adjust air disc brake caliper assemblies and determine needed repairs; and
7. inspect and measure brake drums and rotors and perform needed action.

ARP 491 – Automotive Technical Training for High School Instructors: Collision Repair

Update your technical skills in the area of collision repair, structural and non-structural repair and welding. Learn to analyze damage, repair/replace parts and panels, refinish, primers, top coats, welder types, body damage and filler, plastics, and glass. Provides needed hours of instruction for current National Automotive Technical Education Foundation (NATEF) certified instructors to maintain their NATEF certification as required by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Course Objectives:
1. analyze structural damage;
2. develop the ability to repair and replace body panels;
3. develop the ability to replace and align body parts;
4. develop the ability to remove and replace mechanical parts;
5. measure, mix, apply, shape, and sand cured body filler;
6. recognize weldable vs. non-weldable material and determine appropriate Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) welder type, electrode, wire type, diameter and gas to be used;
7. develop the ability to safely perform welding applications;
8. analyze, straighten, and align mash, sag, sideway, twist and diamond frame damage;
9. develop the ability to replace and adjust movable glass; and
10. identify types of plastics, determine repair ability, clean and prepare surfaces.

ARP 492 – Automotive Technical Training for High School Instructors: Servicing Electrical and Electronic

This course is designed to enable the student who is an automotive high school instructor to learn technical skills in the area of servicing electrical and electronic systems. Utilizing GM, Toyota, Ford, Snap-On platforms and perspectives, this course explores various automotive electrical and electronic components, operations, and service procedures, including the fundamentals of electrical circuits, their types, laws and principles. Topics to be covered include wiring diagrams, voltage, flow shorts, circuits, diagnostic equipment, batteries, schematics, and computer engine controls.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of fundamentals of electricity, electrical circuits, and their operation;
2. demonstrate competency in use of multimeters, jumpers, test lights and other basic test equipment used in the electrical troubleshooting process;
3. demonstrate the ability to properly perform an on-car test of the starting, charging, lighting and accessory circuits used on the automobile;
4. demonstrate the ability to effectively use the electrical schematics for electrical circuit diagnosis; and
5. develop an understanding of basic automotive electronics and their involvement in engine management systems for spark, fuel, and emission control systems.

ARP 493 – Basic Automotive Maintenance

Learn how to spot problems, and perform routine maintenance tasks for your vehicle to keep it safely on the road and out of the shop. Find out how to jump start, fix a flat, change wiper blades, replace bulbs/fuses and more. In addition, learn how to effectively communicate with an auto mechanic.

Course Objectives:
1. identify dashboard lights and determine action;
2. develop the ability to check fluid levels, determining the kinds of fluids needed and top off;
3. develop the ability to check and replace lights, bulbs and fuses;
4. inspect tires, check pressure and tread depth;
5. develop the ability to check and replace wiper blades or inserts;
6. perform checks and determine maintenance schedule for oil and brakes;
7. demonstrate an understanding of how to jump start a vehicle safely;
8. develop the ability to change a flat tire;
9. identify essential components of a car emergency kit;
10. create a maintenance plan, referring to the owner's manual; and
11. choose and communicate effectively with a service center.

ARP 494 – Introduction to Biodiesel Vehicles

Gain an introduction to biodiesel fuels made from domestic agricultural products. Topics to be covered include the sources, nature, uses, safety and environmental impact of using biodiesel.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the different biodiesel fuels and their uses;
2. explain the sources and processing of biodiesel;
3 describe the components of a biodiesel processing system;
4. list the safety procedures needed to work with biodiesel in both domestic and shop environments; and
5. demonstrate an understanding of the major policies and regulations pertaining to the production, distribution, and use of biodiesel.

ARP 495 – Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Advanced Technology Vehicles

Gain an introduction to alternative fuels or vehicles containing advanced technologies. Cover air pollution, ethanol, methanol, synthetic fuels, natural gas (compressed or liquefied), battery-powered electric vehicles, hydrogen-powered vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, propane (LP Gas), fuel cells, and biodiesel.

Course Objectives:
1. list the alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies that are currently available or in development for release in the next few years;
2. explain the advantages, disadvantages of ethanol, methanol, and synthetic fuels;
3. explain the advantages, disadvantages of natural gas (compressed or liquefied);
4. explain the advantages, disadvantages of battery-powered electric vehicles and hydrogen powered vehicles;
5. explain the advantages, disadvantages of hybrid electric vehicles;
6. explain the advantages, disadvantages of propane (LP gas);
7. explain the advantages, disadvantages of fuel cells;
8. explain the advantages, disadvantages of biodiesel; and
9. describe the sources and effects of air pollution caused by transportation vehicles.

ARP 496 – Automatic Transmission Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to diagnose and repair GM Automatic Transmission and Transaxle systems. Topics to be covered include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electrical, and electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment.

Course Objectives:
1. perform hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, electronic, and electrical diagnostic checks;
2. use service information to identify and repair automatic transmissions and transaxles;
3. utilize appropriate service tools and equipment;
4. develop the ability to repair automotive transmission/transaxle systems; and
5. develop the ability to overhaul an automatic transmission.

ARP 497 – Body Electrical Accessory Systems

This course is designed to enable the student to learn to diagnose different accessory systems used in GM vehicles. Topics to be covered include design, operation, and servicing for the power liftgate and latch, keyless access (PEPS), theft deterrent, power tilt/telescope steering column, electronic park brake, and movable pedals systems.

Course Objectives:
1. interpret electrical schematic diagrams ;
2. assess, diagnose and service keyless entry system functions;
3. assess, diagnose and service movable pedal systems;
4. assess, diagnose and service power liftgate systems;
5. assess, diagnose and service electrical circuit basics;
6. assess, diagnose and service GMLAN communication circuits ;
7. assess, diagnose and service electronic park brakes;
8. assess, diagnose and service BCM controlled outputs;
9. assess, diagnose and service power liftgate operations;
10. assess, diagnose and service tilt/telescope steering columns; and
11. assess, diagnose and service immobilizer systems.

ARP 498 – 2011 New Model 4JJ-4HK and SCR Overview

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the operation of the Isuzu 2011 New Model N-series and emissions system. The technician will participate in vehicle components identification, diagnostic analysis and repair strategies. Topics to be covered include the 2011 N Series 5.2L 4HK1 engine, the 3.0L 4JJ1 engine, the multi-information display (MID) unit, the Data Record Module(DRM), the Mimamori Systems, the Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system, and the driver inducement strategy.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) system;
2. discuss the similarities and differences between the new Mimamori Systems and the previous Data Record Module(DRM);
3. identify, diagnose, and repair systems of the model year 2011 N Series 5.2L 4HK1 engine;
4. identify, diagnose, and repair systems of the 3.0L 4JJ1 engine;
5. assess and troubleshoot the multi-information display (MID) unit;
6. discuss and evaluate enhancements to the 4HK1 and 4JJ1 Diesel Particulate filter (DPF) systems; and
7. demonstrate an understanding of the driver inducement strategy for the new emissions system.

ARP 499 – Toyota Course 623: Electrical Circuit Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about electrical terms, circuit concepts, and diagnostic techniques. Topics to be covered include Toyota wiring diagrams, multi-meters, batteries, starting, and charging systems.

Course Objectives:
1. use a digital volt ohm meter;
2. conduct wire, terminal, and connector repair;
3. test batteries;
4. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair the starting system; and
5. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and repair the charging system.

ARP 500 – Toyota Course 652: Body Electrical Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about electrical diagnostic skills and how to correct electrical problems. Topics to be covered include electrical wiring diagrams, voltmeters, ammeter, ohmmeter, current flow, and voltage drops.

Course Objectives:
1. use each of the sections of the electronic wire diagram (EWD);
2. identify each of the symbols used on the system diagram;
3. monitor the current flow path from the B+ source to ground in example EWD circuits;
4. use a voltmeter to measure voltage drops and open circuit voltage in a circuit;
5. demonstrate an understanding of what an acceptable voltage drop is;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the concept of what creates a voltage drop;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the proper way to connect a voltmeter in a circuit;
8. use an ammeter to measure current flow;
9. use an ohmmeter to measure the resistance of a component;
10. use the EWD System Circuit Diagrams to trace the path of current flow through circuits; and
11. identify electrical problems.

ARP 501 – Toyota Course 852: Engine Control Systems I Introduction

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about engine control systems. Topics to be covered include engine control system diagnosis, essential principles, sensor parameters, scan tools, engine malfunctions, and routine services. Prerequisite: ARP 500 - Toyota Course 65 Body Electrical Diagnosis.

Course Objectives:
1. develop the ability to diagnose engine control systems concerns;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the essential principles, operation, construction and functions of components;
3. demonstrate an understanding of routine services and use of applicable tools;
4. develop the ability to repair engine malfunctions related to the electronics fuel delivery system;
5. develop the ability to repair engine malfunctions related to the electronic ignition system;
6. assemble diagnostic codes using a scan tool; and
7. use sensor parameters and fuel trim to diagnose engine malfunctions.

ARP 502 – Toyota Course 453: Suspension, Steering and Handling

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the theory of operation, trouble shooting techniques, and repair procedures necessary to diagnose and repair Toyota suspension, steering, and handling systems. Topics to be covered include basics of tires, wheel suspension systems, alignment angles, steering; and alignment adjustments. Prerequisite: ARP 500 (Toyota Course 652 ¿ Body Electrical Diagnosis).

Course Objectives:
1. diagnose and repair tire and wheel concerns;
2. diagnose, repair, and/or replace faculty suspension and alignment hard parts;
3. diagnose and repair steering concerns; and
4. execute proper alignment adjustments on Toyota vehicles using Toyota specified equipment.

ARP 503 – Toyota Course 302: Manual Transmissions and Transaxles

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the theory of operation, trouble shooting techniques, and repair procedures necessary to diagnose and repair Toyota front wheel drive and rear wheel drive manually shifted transmissions. Topics to be covered include operation, evaluation and diagnosis, disassembly, and reassembly.

Course Objectives:
1. identify transmission/transaxle hard parts and describe their function;
2. evaluate condition and perform tests to determine the correct functionality of all internal parts;
3. demonstrate the ability to remove and replace all internal transmission parts;
4. identify clutch assembly problems;
5. demonstrate the ability to remove transmission assembly; and
6. demonstrate the ability to repair or replace clutch assembly.

ARP 504 – Toyota Course 553: Brake Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the theory of operation, troubleshooting techniques, and repair procedures necessary to diagnose and repair Toyota Brake Systems. Topics to be covered include basic through advanced concepts of brake hydraulic controls, and boost, anti-lock, and traction controls systems.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of brake operation;
2. analyze and diagnose Toyota Brake Systems using approved resources, tools and procedures;
3. operate Toyota specified brake rotor and drum resurfacing machines, both on and off the car;
4. demonstrate the ability to remove and replace brake rotors;
5. demonstrate the ability to remove and replace brake shoes;
6. demonstrate the ability to remove and replace the master cylinder; and
7. diagnose and service antilock braking systems.

ARP 505 – Toyota Course 274: Automatic Transmission Diagnosis

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the theory of operation, trouble shooting techniques, and repair procedures necessary to diagnose and repair Toyota front wheel drive and rear wheel drive automatic transmissions. Topics to be covered include material stresses of operation; electrical control, shift lock systems and diagnosis, and service of hard parts.

Course Objectives:
1. identify transmission hard parts and describe their function;
2. evaluate condition, diagnose, and service hard parts;
3. perform tests to determine the correct functionality of all internal parts;
4. perform hydraulic tests to determine correct operation; and
5. perform electrical tests to determine correct operation.

ARP 506 – Toyota Course 752: Air Conditioning and Automatic Temperature Control

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the theory of operation, trouble shooting techniques, and repair procedures necessary to diagnose and repair mobile air conditioning systems and automatic temperature control systems used on Toyota vehicles. Topics to be covered include refrigerants, diagnostic tools and procedures, and recovery and recycling equipment. Prerequisite: ARP 502 - Toyota Course 852 Engine Control Systems I Introduction.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the basics of refrigeration;
2. demonstrate an understanding of the properties of refrigerants used in Toyota mobile air conditioning systems;
3. diagnose and repair Toyota air conditioning systems using approved resources, tools and procedures;
4. operate the Toyota specified recovery/recycling equipment; and
5. recharge Toyota vehicle air conditioning systems.

ARP 507 – Toyota Course 256: Hybrid Systems

This course is designed to enable the student, who is a technician, to learn about the Toyota hybrid system operation and maintenance procedures. Topics to be covered include hybrid start up, service, and performance. Prerequisite: ARP 502 - Toyota Course 852 Engine Control Systems I Introduction.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to start a Toyota Hybrid,
2. perform general service,
3. test performance, and
4. demonstrate the ability to disable the high voltage system.

ARP 508 – Intermittent Electrical Diagnostics

This course is designed to enable the student to learn the strategies, techniques, and tools to identify electrical faults when systems or codes are intermittent. Topics to be covered include isolating faults, voltage measuring tools, digital volt-ohm meter (DVOM), scan tool, and validating faults.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss unused DVOM features and functions,
2. utilize customer and technician worksheets,
3. identify tool limitations and traps,
4. identify best tools for isolating faults,
5. identify best tools for validating repairs,
6. discuss best practices for voltage measuring tools, and
7. identify scan tool techniques.

ARP 694 – Brake Diagnosis And Repair

his course is designed to provide the entry level and experienced brake technician with extensive hands-on laboratory work and instruction in specific brake-related service procedures. This course will emphasize safety procedures. Topics include: brake drum, rotor measuring and resurfacing, brake pipe and flare service, caliper overhaul, drum brake service, and on-the-vehicle rotor resurfacing.

Course Objectives:
1. Identify location and function of brake components.
2. Identify and describe the proper operation of apply system, boost system, hydraulic system, wheel brakes, balance control systems and warning systems.
3. Locate pertinent diagnostic and repair information in the service manual.
4. Perform diagnostic and service procedures for mechanical hydraulic components.
5. Inspect and identify damaged components to determine needed service.
6. Perform diagnostic and service procedures for fabricating and installing brake pipes, brake drum inspection, brake drum measurements and refinishing service, wheel cylinder service, front and rear caliper service, hubless and hubbed type rotor service, and base hydraulic system bleeding.

ARP 710 – GM 4L760 Transmission

This course is designed to provide the General Motors automotive technician with the skills and knowledge to repair the 4L60 automatic transmission. Topics include: construction, diagnosis, overhaul, and adjustments.

Course Objectives:
1. Demonstrate understanding of components and operation.
2. Perform on car service procedures.
3. Diagnose the 4L60 automatic transmission.
4. Overhaul the 4L60 automatic transmission

ARP 732 – Maryland State Inspection Hands-on Test Preparation

Prepare to pass the Maryland State Inspection hands-on test. Topics include scuff gauge, front-end alignment, exhaust emissions, lighting circuits, headlight alignments, conversion formulas, micrometer usage, dial indicator and dial caliper. Intended for automotive students who have passed the Maryland Safety inspection written exam.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to follow headlamp aiming procedures,
2. demonstrate the ability to follow suspension and steering checking procedures,
3. demonstrate the ability to measure and convert brake readings,
4. demonstrate the ability to measure amps in an electrical circuit, and
5. demonstrate the ability to identify exhaust/emission control equipment.

ARP 768 – Automotive Entertainment Systems Service and Repair

Learn the methods of operation and procedures for diagnosing GM audio and video entertainment systems. Designed for the experienced service technician, WBT and hands-on components are included. Topics include AM/FM/XM antennas, lead-in cables, integral receivers, remote components including receivers, control heads, tape players, CD, DVD, and VHS video players, and Steering Wheel Controls (SWC), noise conditions, system malfunctions.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of radio waves and automotive antennas;
2. identify the characteristics of GM audio and radio security systems;
3. identify the characteristics of the GM radio speaker, control, and video entertainment systems;
4. identify the characteristics of the manmade Radio Frequency Interference (RFI);
5. identify differences in DVD and navigation radio;
6. demonstrate an understanding of the components and their function for the navigation systems and X-M radio;
7. demonstrate an understanding of the components and their functions for the OnStar system;
8. identify general diagnostic information for navigation systems, X-M radio, and the OnStar system; and
9. perform entertainment systems diagnostics and repair procedures.

ARP 769 – HVAC Systems and Operation

Become familiar with both the fundamentals and advanced properties of the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems found on General Motors vehicles. Focus on HVAC system diagnostics, with additional emphasis placed on electrical and control systems and includes WBT, IDL and hands-on components.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the operation of the manual and automatic HVAC control system,
2. diagnose manual and automatic HVAC control system concerns,
3. identify the operation of the manual and automatic dual zone HVAC control system,
4. diagnose dual zone concerns,
5. diagnose HVAC concerns using the ACR2000, and
6. use an efficient strategy to diagnose faults related to HVAC Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) and an HVAC symptom.

ARP 770 – Global Electrical Systems

This course is designed to introduce automotive technicians to General Motor's new global diagnostic format including the circuit types and functions. Topics to be covered include common circuit types and functions, GM electrical architecture, serial data communication systems, voltage, ground, signal circuit inputs and control circuit outputs.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to recall the various types of signal and control circuits,
2. identify diagnostics of each circuit type,
3. identify and diagnose serial date communication systems,
4. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and/or test the types of signal circuit inputs and control circuit outputs, and
5. demonstrate the ability to diagnose and/or test the types of voltage and ground.

ARP 771 – Engine Mechanical Diagnosis & Measurement

Gain fundamental knowledge necessary to correctly isolate and diagnose abnormal engine conditions. Designed for the automotive technician, the hands-on component allows service technicians to practice and demonstrate previously obtained skills prior to the performance based assessment. The component focuses on diagnostic skills required to repair GM 3.6L, 4.2L and 5.3L Gas Engines, as well as the 6.6L Duramax Diesel Engine.

Course Objectives:
1. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for engine assembly and disassembly;
2. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for component inspection and measurement;
3. identify and demonstrate theory, purpose, and procedures for thread repair techniques;
4. demonstrate the ability to diagnose engine mechanical concerns; and
5. perform engine diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 772 – Chassis Control Systems

Learn about suspension component identification, operation, and diagnosis of various chassis systems, utilizing WBT and Hands-On components. Topics include independent and non-independent systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, level control systems, active suspension systems, serial data communications and alignment angles.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate the ability to diagnose scenarios related to the electronic suspension system,
2. demonstrate the ability to repair hydraulic and EPS steering systems,
3. perform on tire pressure monitor systems, and
4. identify alignment angles and how they affect overall handling.

ARP 773 – 6-Speed Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Mechanical Service

Gain an introduction and hands on component to the 6T70/75 six speed front wheel drive Hydramatic Transaxle and the 6L80/90 six speed Rear wheel drive Hydramatic transmission. Designed for all GM Transmission Service Technicians, topics will include transmission tear down and reassembly, proper tool usage, preload procedures and measurements.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of all bearing preload procedures and clutch pack travel measurements,
2. demonstrate preload procedures,
3. explain all measurements and why they are being performed,
4. identify and demonstrate the special tools required, and
5. perform a tear down and reassembly.

ARP 774 – Electrical/Electronics Terminals and Connectors

This course is designed to teach General Motors (GM) automotive service technicians specific component, operation, and diagnostic procedures as they relate to GM vehicles. Topics include connector system identification, terminal, connector and wire harness repair, SI navigation, and circuit diagnostics.

Course Objectives:
1. identify connection systems and terminals utilizing SI,
2. identify connection systems and terminals utilizing the terminal repair kit,
3. demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and validate the connection system, and
4. demonstrate the ability to service, repair, and validate the harness repair concerns.

ARP 775 – Supplemental Restraint Systems

This course is designed to teach the design, operation, servicing and handling procedures of air bag systems. Through WBT and hands-on component, technicians will gain skill and knowledge concerning air bag components. Diagnostic tests are introduced utilizing the Tech 2 scan tool, SIR Driver / Passenger Load Tool, and Digital MultiMeter. Topics to be covered include diagnostic tools, SDM, GM Air Bag Systems, and GM Supplemental Restraint Systems.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the characteristics of GM supplemental restraint systems,
2. identify GM air bag system components and their operation,
3. identify the purpose and function of the SDM and the sequence of the GM air bag systems states of operation, and
4. identify the procedures and utilize diagnostic tools for servicing and handling as well as the diagnostic approaches to GM air bag systems.

ARP 776 – Braking Systems

This course is designed to teach the experienced automotive service technician system operation and diagnostic processes on various base and antilock brake systems, and their related components, utilizing WBT, IDL, Simulation and hands on components. Topics to be covered include master cylinder operation, quick take-up valve operation, brake/drum operation, and hydraulic system fundamentals.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the components and operation of brake systems,
2. identify drum and disc brake inspection and service procedures,
3. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service Foundation Brakes and ABS concerns,
4. use an efficient strategy to diagnose a current or intermittent fault related to a stored DTC,
5. use an efficient strategy to diagnose a current fault related to a symptom without a stored DTC, and
6. use an efficient strategy to determine that a system operates as designed.

ARP 777 – Powertrain Performance

This course is designed to teach the experienced service technician engine control subsystems and proper diagnosis of performance related conditions. Topics to be covered include driveability, diagnosis, fuel injection systems, ignition systems, emission controls, PCM functions, and Tech 2 scan tool usage.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the basic performance diagnostics for powertrain control;
2. identify the components and function of the emission control systems;
3. identify the different types of fuel injection systems used by GM including Saab;
4. demonstrate the ability to learn how to identify the basic operation and fundamentals of ignition systems used by GM including Saab;
5. demonstrate the ability to diagnose powertrain performance concerns; and
6. perform powertrain control systems diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 778 – Rear Axle and Propeller Shaft

This course is designed to teach the experienced service technicians the fundamentals of rear axle and propeller shaft operation. Topics to be covered include propeller shafts and limited-slip differentials, proper maintenance, service procedures, basic vibration, and noise diagnosis.

Course Objectives:
1. identify the components and operation of the rear axle and its associated parts,
2. demonstrate an understanding of the operation of limited-slip differentials,
3. demonstrate an understanding of diagnostic and repair procedures for rear axle and propeller shaft concerns,
4. perform rear axle diagnosis and repair tasks, and
5. perform propeller shaft diagnosis and repair tasks.

ARP 779 – Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

This course is designed to teach the experienced service technician the theory of vibration and basic to advanced vibration diagnosis. Topics to be covered include diagnosing faults, usage of the Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA) with vehicle vibration concerns, tools used to measure runout and driveline working angles, and other current tools.

Course Objectives:
1. identify components and operation of the components that can cause vehicle vibration concerns;
2. identify, isolate, and diagnose vibration concerns; and
3. use an efficient strategy to diagnose faults related to a symptom of vibration.

ARP 780 – Moveable Roof Systems

This course is designed to teach the experienced service technician basic hydraulic and electrical theory behind movable roof system operation as well as diagnosing and repairing moveable roof systems. Topics to be covered include basic hydraulic and electrical theory, moveable roof system operation, diagnostic and troubleshooting tools and techniques.

Course Objectives:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the hydraulic and electrical theory behind moveable roof system operation;
2. identify the components and operation of the moveable roof system and its associated parts;
3. identify, isolate, and troubleshoot moveable roof systems; and
4. demonstrate the ability to perform system diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 781 – Manual Gearbox System

This course is designed to teach experienced technicians the proper techniques, tools and knowledge for diagnosis and repair of front and rear wheel drive manual gearboxes. A hands-on component is included. Topics to be covered include diagnosing and servicing gearboxes, internal components, and required tools.

Course Objectives:
1. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service manual gearboxes,
2. identify and describe the internal components of gearbox systems,
3. perform manual gearbox system diagnostic and repair procedures, and
4. identify and use required tools.

ARP 782 – Body Control and Communications Systems

This course is designed to teach experienced GM service technicians the diagnostic skills required to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair body control and communication systems in GM vehicles. The hands-on course component allows service technicians to practice and demonstrate previously obtained skills prior to the performance based assessment. Topics to be covered include diagnosing and servicing body control and communication systems, internal components, and performance based assessment.

Course Objectives:
1. describe the components and operation of GM body control and communication systems,
2. apply concepts and procedures to diagnose and service body control and communication systems,
3. use an efficient strategy to determine that a system operates as designed, and
4. perform body control and communications systems diagnostic and repair procedures.

ARP 783 – Specialized Electrical/Electronic Applications

This course is designed to enable the student, who is an automotive technician, to learn electrical system diagnosis and repair specific to emergency vehicle equipment. Topics to be covered include operation of Emergency Vehicle (EV) system components, identifying system load requirements, proper use of diagnostic tools, and diagnosing and repairing common EV system faults.

Course Objectives:
1. describe and verify operation of Emergency Vehicle (EV) system components,
2. identify system load requirements,
3. calculate correct conductor and protection device size,
4. diagnose and repair common EV system faults,
5. use diagnostic tools, and
6. maintain proper documentation of diagnosis and repair.

ARP 784 – Automotive Electrical

This course is designed to enable the student to learn about electricity and its use in an automobile. Topics to be covered include identifying sources of electricity in an automobile, defining electrical power and Ohm's Law relationship, diagnosing electrical circuits containing different types of faults, identifying diagnostic resources available to a technician, and identifying the basic types and construction of solid-state devices used in automotive electrical circuits.

Course Objectives:
1. define voltage, current, and resistance;
2. explain the difference between DC and AC currents;
3. identify the source of power, protection devices, loads, controls, and grounds in sample automotive electrical circuits;
4. explain the use and operation of various automotive electrical circuit components, such as wires, terminals, connectors, switches, circuit protectors, and resistors; and
5. list and apply the steps of Strategy Based Diagnostics (SBD).

ARP 785 – Automotive Electrical

This course is for students in the automotive industry. Topics include fundamental principles and characteristics of electricity.

Course Objectives:
1. define electricity, polarity, and electrical power generation, direct current and alternating current, voltage, current, and resistance, and Ohm¿s Law and Kirchoff¿s Law;
2. explain why electrons flow and create electrical current, how light, heat, magnetism, and chemical reaction create current, and what factors affect resistance;
3. label elements as conductors, semi-conductors, and insulators;
4. identify and explain the elements of a circuit and different types of circuit arrangements, such as series, parallel, and series parallel circuits;
5. identify types of abnormal circuit operation such as unplanned opens, high resistance, and shorts;
6. use special tools and service equipment associated with electrical diagnosis and repair such as digital multimeters and test lights;
7. use service publications and wiring diagrams to obtain needed information for diagnosis;
8. perform proper wiring repair procedures;
9. define and identify the various types of circuit protection devices and circuit control devices;
10. perform proper test procedures on circuit control devices; and
11. explain charging system theory and conduct operation and test procedures.

ARP 786 – Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning

This course is for students in the automotive industry. Topics include automotive heating and air-conditioning systems, components, operations, service procedures, component replacement and system purging, evacuating, charging, and testing.

Course Objectives:
1. explain the purpose and function of the climate control system;
2. define sensible and latent heat, and explain the six principles of heat transfer;
3 identify the components of the climate control system, and how the components operate;
4. explain the state of the refrigerant at various locations in the system;
5. describe the fixed orifice tube and thermostatic expansion valve system;
6. identify and explain the purpose of refrigerant control and safety devices;
7. describe the heating system operation;
8. describe the environmental concerns and effects of chlorofluorocarbons to the earth¿s atmosphere;
9. perform refrigerant identification procedures, refrigerant recovery, evacuation and recharge procedures, and leak tests on refrigerant systems;
10. diagnose common HVAC concerns; and
11. demonstrate readiness to take the ASE Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Certification Test.

ARP 787 – Understanding of Battery-Electric and Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Gain an understanding of the history, technology, and application of battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles. Includes the history and technology of electric vehicles, the application of battery and hybrid electric vehicles, their differences, an overview of battery ratings and how vehicle performance/range are affected. Designed for experienced automotive technicians and fleet managers.

Course Objectives:
1. discuss the difference between battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicles;
2. define battery pack and explain uses of the various types;
3. discuss battery pack construction including, batteries, controllers, contactors;
4. explain the role of the battery pack controller in controlling battery pack performance;
5. discuss how hybrid vehicles use the same propulsion system technologies as electric vehicles;
6. discuss vehicle safety systems, safety disconnects, safety interlock loops, and grounding, and explain correct procedures for maintenance EVs and HEVs;
7. identify basic propulsion systems and major systems of the EV, identify the impact of battery characteristics, compare AC and DC motors, compare reliability and economy of EVs in contrast to gasoline engines;
8. discuss battery pack configurations, energy concepts, battery technology, battery chargers, and the electronic systems of the EV/HEV;
9. list and describe the principal types of vehicle emissions;
10. discuss the environmental damage caused by vehicle emissions; and
11. identify the health effects caused by vehicle emissions.

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