Power Train I Syllabus for 2021-2022
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DEMR-1321-010 Power Train I


Prerequisite: AUMT 1305

Course Description

Fundamental repair and theory of power trains including clutches, transmissions, drive shafts and differentials. Emphasis on inspection and repair.

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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 2 lab)

Class Type

On Campus Course

Syllabus Information


Cengage Mindtap


Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt or a shirt with the company logo that the student works for, to both class and lab. Pants will be respectable and wore properly, waist up around the waist.  Safety glasses are the responsibility of the student and will be worn at all times while in the shop/lab environment. Clean up materials will be supplied as needed. Special tools will be supplied as needed. Safety shoes/boots, with slip resistance soles. Steel toes not required. No regular tennis shoes allowed.

Tools are required to be brought to class by the student. Necessary tools and equipment are provided for in class use for assigned class and lab projects.

Tools are required for student employment during program and before graduation. Tool Purchase Opportunities with discounts at Mac, Snap-on and Western Equipment will be given and encouraged.

Cost for these tools and boxes average $1500.00 - $2000.00. You are responsible for purchasing these tools before graduation.

Required professional and safety attire is mandatory for class and laboratory participation.


This list will be required for all AUMT and DEMR classes



Adjustable Wrenches - 6" and 12"

Chisel Set

Allen Wrench Set - Standard (.050" - 3/8")

Crowfoot Wrench Set - Metric

Allen Wrench Set - Metric (2mm - 7mm)

Crowfoot Wrench Set - Standard 

Combination Wrenches: Standard (1/4" - 1")

Hack Saw and blades

Combination Wrenches: Metric (7mm - 19mm)

Drill- 3/8" and 1/2" variable speed, reversible

16 oz. Ball Peen

Brass Soft Faced

Dead Blow

Rubber Mallet

Mallet Plastic Tip Sledge 2lb

Impact Wrenches - 3/8" and 1/2"

Flare Nut (tubing) Wrenches:                Standard 3/8" - 3/4" 

Hose Clamp Pliers

Flare Nut (tubing) Wrenches:                         Metric 10mm - 17mm

Locking Jaw Needle Nose


Punch Set

Inspection Mirror

External Set:                                                                     E-4, E-5, E-6, E-8, E-10, E-12, E-14, E16 Torx®

Pickup Tool - magnetic and claw type

Tamper Proof Set:

 T8, T10, T15, T20, T27, T30, T40, T45, T50, T55 

Plier Combinations 8”

Screw Extractor Set 

Side Cutters 6”

⅜ Drive Universal Joint

Slip Joint (Water Pump) 8”

1/4 Drive Universal Joint

Needle Nose Pliers 8”

1/2Drive Universal Joint

Wire Strippers and Crimpers 16-22AWG

Impact Sockets ⅜ drive: 

3/8" - 3/4" shallow

3/8" - 3/4" deep

Snap Ring Plier Set - internal and external

Impact Sockets ⅜ drive: 

10mm-19mm shallow

10mm-19mm deep

Screwdriver - Blade Type: Stubby 6", 9", 12"

1/2" Drive:  

 Impact Sockets Standard 7/16" - 1 1/8" Shallow

 Impact Sockets Standard 7/16" - 1 1/8" Deep

Screwdrivers - Phillips:                              Stubby #1, #2 6" #1, #2 12" #3

1/2" Drive:  

Impact Sockets 12mm - 32mm Shallow

Impact Sockets 12mm - 32mm Deep

Torx® Set: T-8, T-10, T-15, T-20, T-25, T-27, T-30, T-40, T-50, T-55 Torx® 

Torque Wrenches (Sound/Click)Type: 

3/8" Drive in. lb. (30 - 250)

Standard Socket Set - 1/4" Drive:

 1/4" - 1/2" shallow 

1/4" - 1/2" Deep

Torque Wrenches (Sound/Click)Type:

 3/8" Drive ft. lb. (5 - 75) 

Metric Socket Set - 1/4" Drive:

6mm - 12mm shallow

 6mm - 12mm Deep

Torque Wrenches (Sound/Click)Type:

1/2" Drive ft. lb. (50 - 250) 

¼ drive: 3", 6" Extensions

Files - for steel and aluminum 

¼ drive: Ratchet


Socket Set - 3/8" Drive:

 5/16" - 3/4" Shallow

 3/8" - 3/4" Deep

Automotive Air Conditioning Gauge set

Socket Set - 3/8" Drive:

9mm - 19mm Shallow

 9mm - 19mm Deep

A/C probe type thermometer 

3/8" Drive:                                                                            3", 6", 12", 18" Extensions


3/8" Drive: Ratchet



 Socket Set - 1/2" Drive: 

7/16" - 1 1/8"Shallow 

7/16" - 1 1/8" Deep 



Socket Set - 1/2" Drive:  

10mm - 25mm Shallow

 10mm - 25mm Deep


1/2" Drive:   5", 10" Extensions 



1/2" Drive:  Ratchet


Vernier Caliper (Dial or Digital)


Tape Measure


Pry Bar Set 


Safety Glasses




Gasket scraper


Thickness Gauge Set


Automotive Digital Multimeter


Lockable Roll around Toolbox or Tool cart 


Closed Toe, Non-slip work shoes or boots


AC Automotive or Diesel  Logo Shirt


Student Performance

End-of-Course Outcomes:  Perform visual inspection of components; determine serviceability of components; and disassemble and reassemble power train components

An introduction to heavy duty truck power train systems. The systems are clutches, standard transmissions, drive shaft assemblies, heavy duty truck axles. This will include servicing and repairing of these components.


Students Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Expected Student Behavior

Welcome to the Amarillo College Technical Education Division. We wish you the best in your educational pursuit. It is our responsibility to provide you the education, training, and "hands-on" practice to become a professional in your chosen field in a safe environment. The instruction, equipment, and facilities are provided for your use as outlined by your Administration, Program Coordinator and Faculty. Studying, practicing, and learning are required by you.

As a participating student in Amarillo College Technical Programs, you will be expected to act, perform and train in a professional manner. The following rules and guidelines are to be followed by everyone for your safety and to foster a learning environment.

Attendance: Unless it is an emergency, we highly recommend you not miss class. Recovery of missed information will be the responsibility of you (the student). Class begins at the scheduled time. If you are not in your seat in class or at the designated location during laboratory exercises, you will be counted tardy. You will be required to show an acceptable understanding of the topic(s) covered during your absence. Check syllabus for your instructor’s policy regarding attendance.

Professional Attire: Required professional attire and PPE is mandatory for class and laboratory participation. Every student will be required to wear an approved AC logo shirt to both class and lab. Shirts must be ordered through your advisor during the registration process. It is recommended that you purchase one shirt for every class in which you are registered

Pants will be:  clean and well maintained

 no large rips or tears  held at the waist (i.e., no sagging)

 blue jeans or long pants (no sweats/exercise pants)

 have no hanging chains/loose strings (safety issue)

AC Shirts must be tucked in at all times while in the classroom and lab, unless otherwise stated by your Instructor. You are expected to reflect the dignity, pride and respect of an industry professional. As a representative of Amarillo College’s Technical Education Program you shall wear your AC logo shirt while in the classroom and on the training field or in the laboratory.

There will be no caps, hats, bandanas, beanies, or hoods worn in Amarillo College class rooms. Religious or medicinal attire must be discussed with your instructor and/or Department Chair. Lab attire will be determined by your instructor. Please check your syllabus.

Your Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shall be worn when indicated by the instructor in charge during any training, field, or laboratory exercises. It is your responsibility to keep your equipment clean and in good shape.

Tools / Equipment / Books / Supplies / PPE: You must come to class with the required list of tools/equipment/books/supplies/PPE listed on your syllabus in order to participate and earn credit for the day

Conduct: Due to the importance of maintaining a safe atmosphere for the training, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. All students are expected to be respectful, courteous, attentive and quiet in order to support the learning environment.

Amarillo College Campuses are Smoke Free as of August 1, 2016. Smoking is permitted off of College property.

You will refrain from the use of abusive or slanderous language. There will be no horseplay, fighting, harassment or misconduct by anyone. Any student who uses, has in their possession, or is under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol on campus or at the training field will immediately be turned over to the campus police for appropriate action. There will be a ZERO tolerance policy and immediate steps taken toward withdrawal from Amarillo College.

Anyone who is caught cheating on an exam or quiz will immediately be excused from class and not allowed to return. This is an Amarillo College rule and will be strictly enforced. This applies to plagiarism as well.

Electronic Devices: All electronic devices producing audible sounds must be silenced during class and on the laboratory/training field. All visual slides and materials are the property of the College and may be copyright protected, hence no photocopy is allowed. See the syllabus for your instructor’s policy on this matter.

Grievances: Any student who feels that there is a conflict with a course instructor should first make every effort to resolve the matter with the instructor. If you are unable to resolve differences, you should seek resolution from the immediate supervisor of the instructor, or course coordinator, or Associate Dean of Technical Education.

NOTE: Compliance with the Amarillo College Technical Education Code of Professional Conduct is mandatory for class participation

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria
20% daily attendance and participation
15% homework
15% tests
30% labs and tasksheets
20% final exam all students must take the final on campus
Finals are the last week of the 8 weeks. Review and cleanup will be Monday and Tuesday of that week. Finals will be Wednesday and Thursday 


If a student misses 10% of total class time they get deducted a letter grade
Students must attend class 75% of scheduled class time or they will be asked dropped from the class or fail
Students arriving 15 or more minutes late or leave 15 or more minutes early receive a 50% for the day
All assignments have a Due date and will not be accepted after that date

Students must wear AC logo work shirt for class

Mandatory Tutoring for 70% or below, 2hrs per week per course.

Only will reopen the previous week after current week is complete, previous week can only be completed to a 80%.



This schedule is a tentative outline of times and test.  These dates are subject to change dependent on speed of individual classes and informational transition to students.  If you plan on missing any days of instruction, your instructor must be given this information in writing, or E-Mail.  Failure to follow these instructions forfeits the student’s ability to make up work test outside of the instructors permission. 

This class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday 



Additional Information

Enrolling in this class will qualify the student for large Snap-on and MAC tool discounts on required tool for class and work. See instructor.

Syllabus Created on:

03/20/22 8:49 PM

Last Edited on:

03/20/22 9:11 PM