Automotive Industry Management (AIM)


AIM 105 Introduction to the Parts and Service Industry 1(1-0)

Introduction to the industry from viewpoint of history, social impact, organization structure, manpower needs, and future growth. (F)

AIM 115 Automotive Engine Design, Operation and Repair 5(3-4)
Design, operation and repair techniques of current and future automotive engines. (F)

AIM 125 Automotive Suspension and Brake Systems 3(3-0)
Design and theory of front and rear automotive suspensions, steering, and brake systems. (S)

AIM 125L Automotive Suspension and Brake Systems Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: AIM 125. (S)

AIM 155 Automotive Parts Operations 4(4-0)
The complete spectrum of jobber and dealer parts department, from counter to manager operations, to include electronic cataloging, customer service, introduction of parts computers. (F)

AIM 165 Automotive Power Trains and Drive Lines 3(3-0)
Design and theory of standard and automatic transmissions, clutches, drive lines, differentials, and transaxles. Corequisite: AIM 165L (S)

AIM 165L Automotive Power Trains and Drive Lines Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: AIM 165. (S)

AIM 235 Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust Emissions 3(3-0)
Design and theory of automotive fuel systems, carburetion, fuel injection, turbo charging, and supercharging; functions and design of automotive emissions systems. Corequisite: AIM 235L. (S)

AIM 235L Automotive Fuel Systems and Exhaust Emissions Systems Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: AIM 235. (S)

AIM 245 Automotive Electrical Systems I 3(3-0)
Design and theory of operation of automotive electrical circuits; ignition, starting, charging, and accessory circuits, with study of diagnostic equipment used to diagnose system malfunctions. (F)

AIM 245L Automotive Electrical Systems Laboratory I 1(0-2)
Corequisite: AIM 245. (F)

AIM 255 Automotive Electrical Systems II 3(3-0)
Design and operational theory of solid state ignitions systems and computer-controlled systems including engine, braking, transmission, emission, and comfort systems. Prerequisite: AIM 245/245L. Corequisite: AIM 255L. (S)

AIM 255L Automotive Electrical Systems II Lab 1(0-2)
Corequisite: AIM 255. (S)

AIM 265 Automotive Parts Management Systems 4(3-2)
A study of automotive parts service management software systems utilized by industry in distribution, inventory, basic procedures. Prerequisite: AIM 105 and 155. (S)

AIM 296 Cooperative Education Placement (1-5 VAR)
Supervised industrial field work. Prerequisite: freshman or sophomore standing, AIM major. (F,S)

AIM 305 Auto Customer Service Regulatory Issues 3(3-0)
A study of automotive industry management theory, styles, equipment, communications and regulatory issues. Prerequisites: AIM 155 and 265. (F)

AIM 325 Fuels and Lubricant Production, Marketing and Conservation 3(3-0)
Petroleum industry; basic production processes, marketing techniques, alternate fuel sources, and conservation techniques. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of adviser. (F)

AIM 335 Automotive Shop Practices 5(2-6)
Diagnosis of electrical, fuel, engine, brake and transmission systems; study of service management and service writer duties. Prerequisites: AIM 115, 125, 235/235L, 245/245L, 255/255L and 345. (S)

AIM 345 Advanced Automotive Systems 5(3-4) 
Theory and lab experience on new concepts in automotive electrical, fuel and suspension systems. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor. (F)

AIM 405 Personal Selling Methods and Techniques 4(3-2)
Research, preparation and presentation methods and techniques for selling in the automotive milieu. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. (F)

AIM 425 Automotive Financial Management 5(4-2) 
A study of financial management and analysis used by automotive aftermarket and original equipment businesses. Prerequisites: ACCTG 202, AIM 155, 265 and 305. (S)

AIM 490 Special Projects (1-5 VAR)
Individualized instruction within a special interest area, under the supervision of a department faculty member. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing and permission of instructor. (*)

AIM 491 Special Topics (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (F,S)

AIM 495 Independent Study (1-4 VAR)
Directed, independent study of topics agreed upon by the student and instructor. Prerequisite: AIM majors, junior standing, permission of instructor and department chair. (F,S,SS)

AIM 496 Cooperative Education Placement (1-5 VAR) 
Supervised industrial field work. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing, AIM major. (F,S)