2019-2020 Catalog

PWRS - POWERSPORTS TECHNOLOGY

PWRS 1690 MANUAL POWER TRANSMISSION FUNDAMENTALS

This course is designed to introduce the students to the fundamentals, theory, and applications of manual transmissions, differentials, and drivetrain components. The course will cover all basic components of drivetrains including clutches, manual transmissions, drive lines and joints, manual transaxles and drive axles, and conventional differentials. Methods of disassembly, repair and diagnostics will be covered as well as safe and correct procedures for removal and replacing these components.

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Prerequisites

Students must apply for entrance, and be accepted into the paramedic program prior to enrollment. See Health Care Programs Office Assistant for application and additional prerequisite information.

PWRS 1700 ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals, components, and operation of the internal combustion engine. Both gasoline and diesel engines will be explored. Engine blocks, cylinder heads, valve train mechanisms, and problems related to the diagnosis and repair of these mechanical components will be discussed. This is not a class on engine control systems, or tuning.
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Prerequisites

Take PTEP 2500 (B or greater)

PWRS 1740 BRAKE SYSTEMS

This course will introduce students to conventional braking systems such as disc brakes and drum brakes. Emphasis will be placed on operational theory, problem diagnosis, and safe repair. 

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Prerequisites

Enrollment by instructor permission only. Completion of Paramedic 4 – Trauma Emergencies an EMS Operations in Paramedic Practice with a B or better.

PWRS 1765 POWERSPORTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of DC electrical systems including batteries, starting, and charging systems. The student will learn the proper use of a Digital Volt Ohm Meter. The student will also learn about some other basic recreational vehicles electrical systems.

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Prerequisites

Enrollment by instructor permission only. Completion of Paramedic 4 – Trauma Emergencies an EMS Operations in Paramedic Practice with a B or better.

PWRS 1766 POWERSPORTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II

This course is a continuation of PWRS 1765 Electrical Systems I. Students will use the principles learned in the first class to practice diagnosing various real-world circuit faults on recreational vehicles using digital multi-meters, battery load testers, and other pieces of electrical test equipment. The student will also be introduced to some more complex circuits that were not covered in PWRS 1765 Electrical Systems I.

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Prerequisites

Enrollment by instructor permission only. Completion of Paramedic 4 – Trauma Emergencies an EMS Operations in Paramedic Practice with a B or better.

PWRS 1770 POWERSPORTS ELECTRONICS

This course is designed to study the theory, service, and repair of electronic control systems used in today's recreational vehicles. The course will cover the principles behind the electronic components, and operation of electronic systems used in industry. The students will be introduced to scan tools and digital oscilloscopes and their use on electronic control systems.

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Prerequisites

Enrollment by instructor permission only. Completion of Paramedic 4 – Trauma Emergencies an EMS Operations in Paramedic Practice with a B or better.

PWRS 2510 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

This course will introduce students to some of the basic systems required for proper engine performance. Diagnosis and testing, using lab scopes, scan tools, multi-meters, will be heavily emphasized. Mechanical systems related to engine performance will also be studies, as well as intake and exhaust systems. Computer inputs, outputs and data multi-plexing will be covered.

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PWRS 2520 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II

This course is a continuation of Engine Performance I, and is designed for the student who has a foundation of such knowledge to build on. Areas of study are systems related to engine performance, fuel system diagnosis and service; electronic fuel injection, ignition systems, and emissions control systems function, diagnosis and repair.

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PWRS 2545 POWERSPORTS ALIGNMENT & STEERING SYSTEMS

This course will introduce students to basic alignment theory and practice. Emphasis will be placed on the various alignment angles and their effects on tire wear and vehicle stability. Several types of alignment techniques will be discussed. The course will cover theory, diagnosis, and repair of modern steering systems such as power rack and pinion steering and recirculating ball steering.

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PWRS 2590 ENGINE PERFORMANCE III

This course is a continuation of Engine Performance II, and is designed for the student who has a foundation of such knowledge to build on. Areas of study are systems related to engine performance, emission control systems, OBDII, digital oscilloscopes, scan tools and the proper use thereof. Alternative powertrain management systems will also be covered such a light-duty diesel.

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PWRS 2700 SNOWMOBILES I

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in snowmobile technology to include the unique drive line, secondary chain drive system, rear suspension, front suspension and ski alignment as well as track alignment. A student will need a foundation of such knowledge to build on to be successful in this career choice.

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PWRS 2750 MARINE DRIVE SYSTEMS

This course is designed for the student who has an interest in outboard technology. We will be covering several types of outboard drive systems such as the Jet pump system, standard propeller prop outdrives and the different designs of props. Opas system for steering a craft with power down, we will also explain the introduction to propulsion. We will explain how the outdrive transfers power from the power head to the prop in the outdrive assembly.

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