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MSPT 101 MOTORSPORTS SERVICE

Fall, 3 credit hours

An introduction to the general theories of systems and maintenance of motorsports vehicles, including motorcycles, snowmobiles, ATV’s and personal watercraft.

MSPT 110 ENGINE AND POWER TRANSMISSION SERVICE

Spring, 4 credit hours

This course involves the complete disassembly, inspection, repair and reassembly of modern modular constructed powertrain assemblies. The principles of operations key to high performance, compact engines/transmission assemblies are thoroughly covered. Two hours lectures, four hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Motorsports Service (MSPT 101) or permission of instructor.

MSPT 112 POWERSPORTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course is a study of fundamental electrical circuits and relative theory as applied to powersports machines. Series, parallel, series-parallel circuits, magnetism, direct and alternating current fundamentals; batteries, charging systems, starters, lighting systems, and basic electronics are studied.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MSPT 122 Powersports Electrical Lab or with permission of instructor.

MSPT 113 POWERSPORTS ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS

Spring, 3 credit hours

With the completion of this course of study, the student will be able to diagnose and repair a machine with a no-start condition resulting from a fuel or ignition problem. Knowledge and understanding of sophisticated engine fuel and ignition systems is the focus of this course. Students study primary ignition circuits, secondary firing, points and condenser, magneto, capacitor discharge, hall-effect and transistor theory. Electronic computer scanners, gages and other diagnostic devices are used throughout the course. Study of fuel systems begins with fuel delivery and includes electronic fuel injection.

Prerequisite: MSPT 101 or with permission of instructor

Corequisite: MSPT 114 or with the permission of the instructor

MSPT 114 POWERSPORTS ENGINE DIAGNOSTICS LAB

Spring, 1 credit hours

The laboratory component of this course consists of hands-on activities involving theories learned in the classroom. Students use service information, both hard-copy and electronic, while testing systems with digital volt/ohm meters and computer scanners. Fuel and powertrain control systems are diagnosed with the latest tools available. Three hours laboratory per week. With the completion of both lecture and lab, (MSPT 113 and MSPT 114) students will be able to diagnose and repair a machine with a no-start condition resulting from a fuel or ignition problem. The student will be able to access computer information, including inputs, outputs, and miscellaneous tests.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: MSPT 113 or with the permission of the instructor

MSPT 120 FRAME AND SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course covers the theory, diagnostic and service procedures used in suspension and frame systems unique to the motorsports arena. Braking and suspension concerns are integrated into frame design theory. Two hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Motorsport Service (MSPT 101) or permission of instructor.

MSPT 122 POWERSPORTS ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Fall, 1 credit hours

The laboratory component of this course consists of hands-on activities involving theories learned in the classroom. Students use service information, both hard-copy and electronic. Testing involves batteries; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, as well as charging and starting systems component identification and service.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MSPT 112 or with the permission of the instructor

MSPT 130 MARINE PROPULSION

Fall, 3 credit hours

A study of the different types of propulsion systems relative to various types of aquatic craft, including jet and propeller. Theory and construction will be discussed in the context of a one hour lecture followed by a three-hour working laboratory.