Master Automotive Technician Series

Automotive Braking Systems

  • Automotive Braking Systems, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, teaches students the knowledge and skills they need to effectively maintain, diagnose, and repair braking systems.
    • Utilizing a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical troubleshooting in order to properly resolve the customer concern on the first attempt.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Introduces foundational concepts of braking systems before advancing to more complex diagnostic topics.
    • Covers all types of braking systems—from disc and drum brakes to hybrid vehicle brakes and electronic brake control—in logical, understandable modules.
    • Includes the latest braking technology and innovations, from collision avoidance to regenerative braking and lane assist.
    • Contains detailed illustrations of complex parts and systems to enhance student comprehension.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools.

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Light Vehicle Diesel Engines

  • Light Vehicle Diesel Engines, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, prepares students with practical, accessible information necessary for ASE A9 certification. Taking a “strategy-based diagnostic” approach, it covers how to maintain, diagnose, and repair light- and medium-duty diesel engines, increasingly common in North American, Asian, and European vehicles and trucks.
  • Ideal for courses in light- and medium-duty diesel engines, engine management, or fuel systems, Light Vehicle Diesel Engines equips students with the skills to successfully maintain and repair a new generation of diesel engines.
    • Fully explains contemporary clean diesel technology, from basic combustion principles to engine design and operation to advanced topics in electronic engine controls, injection, and emission systems
    • Provides detailed coverage of the latest diesel engine technologies, such as exhaust aftertreatment systems, gas sensor technology, recirculation systems, common rail injection systems, and on-board diagnostic systems
    • Focuses on technology used in the newest engine models from Ford, FCA, GM, and Mercedes-Benz
    • Emphasizes understanding emission systems operation and adhering to industry standards during the service and repair of diesel engines
    • Forecasts future directions of diesel engines in the context of the VW scandal and new GHG emission standards
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets

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Automotive Electricity and Electronics

  • Suitable for students with no experience in electricity and electronics, this volume in the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series introduces students to the basic skills and tools they need to perform electrical diagnosis in the shop.
    • Utilizing a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical troubleshooting in order to properly resolve the customer concern on the first attempt.
    • Automotive Electricity and Electronics makes the basics of automotive electrical accessible and engaging, setting students up for success in advanced electrical courses and in the workplace.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Teaches foundational concepts necessary for electrical diagnosis and repair, at the appropriate level for students coming to the topic for the first time.
    • Progresses from basic electrical principals, simple circuitry, and electrical components to more complex concepts, such as starting, charging, and lighting.
    • Familiarizes students with industry-standard tools (particularly the multimeter), wiring repairs and diagrams, and diagnosing a circuit with service information.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools for a first semester course in electricity and electronics.
    • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware.

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Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics

  • Advanced Automotive Electricity and Electronics, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, gives students with a basic understanding of automotive electrical the additional knowledge and experience they need to diagnose and fix complex electrical systems and circuits.
    • Focused on a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical troubleshooting in order to address the problem correctly on the first attempt.
    • Written in an in-depth yet engaging style by an experienced professional, this book ensures students have the foundation and skills to tackle complex electrical automotive systems now and in the future.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Reviews basic electrical concepts, wiring diagrams, and circuit diagnosis.
    • Demonstrates how to properly diagnose advanced accessory, multiplex, and communication/network computer circuits.
    • Combines the latest electrical technology, such as body control systems, collision avoidance systems, and vehicle telematics, with more traditional skills, such as basic gauge clusters and controls.
    • Provides additional training for the use of advanced tools, such as the graphing multimeter and oscilloscope.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools for a second semester course in electricity and electronics.
    • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware.

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Automotive Engine Repair

  • Automotive Engine Repair, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, provides students with the technical background, diagnostic strategies, and repair procedures they need to successfully repair engines in the shop. Focused on a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master diagnosis in order to properly resolve the customer concern on the first attempt.
    • Thorough yet accessible, Automotive Engine Repair gets students up to speed with complete coverage of all topics necessary for MAST certification.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Covers the concepts a technician needs for success, from proper diagnosis, teardown and inspection to reassembly and first start-up.
    • Provides a complete understanding of how an engine operates and how it fails.
    • Combines the latest engine technology, such as variable valve timing (VVT), with more traditional skills, such as measuring bearing clearances.
    • Introduces light diesel engine theory, including unique features and differences with gasoline engines.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools.
    • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware.

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Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles

  • Automotive Automatic Transmission and Transaxles, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, provides students with an in-depth introduction to diagnosing, repairing, and rebuilding transmissions of all types.
    • Utilizing a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical troubleshooting in order to address the problem correctly on the first attempt.
    • With complete coverage of this specialized topic, this book prepares students for MAST certification and the full range of transmission problems they will encounter afterward as a technician.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Introduces transmission design and operation, electronic controls, torque converters, gears and shafts, reaction and friction units, and manufacturer types.
    • Equips students with tried-and-true techniques for use with complex shop problems.
    • Combines the latest technology for computer-controlled transmissions with traditional skills for hydraulic transmissions.
    • Filled with pictures and illustrations that aid comprehension, as well as real-world examples that put theory into practice.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools.
    • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware.

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Automotive Steering and Suspension

  • Automotive Steering and Suspension, published as part of the CDX Master Automotive Technician Series, arms students with the basic knowledge and skills they need to accomplish a variety of tasks in the shop.
    • Taking a “strategy-based diagnostics” approach, this book helps students master technical troubleshooting in order to address the problem correctly on the first attempt.
    • Written in an accessible and engaging style by a highly experienced automotive instructor, this text prepares students to handle any problems related to steering and suspension that they might encounter.
    • Outcome-focused with clear objectives, assessments, and seamless coordination with task sheets.
    • Provides a comprehensive introduction to tire repair, wheel assembly, vehicle alignment, electrical steering, and more.
    • Outlines standard steering and alignment service procedures.
    • Addresses the latest technology, such as TPMS (tire pressure monitor sensors), road force variation, and electronic suspension control diagnostics, while also explaining traditional hydraulic systems.
    • Offers instructors an intuitive, methodical course structure and helpful support tools.
    • Fully integrated with CDX MAST Online Courseware.

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Automotive Service Technician

  • Fundamentals of Automotive Technology
  • Learning objectives clearly state exactly what is being taught and tested on for every topic
  • Each unit has a clear learning outcome and finishes with a short assessment
  • Built in ebook and seamless integration with optional accompanying textbook, Fundamentals of Automotive Technology, Second Edition

Maintenance & Light Repair

  • Up-to-date NATEF coverage, tons of new and refreshed videos and animations, an improved gradebook and Tasksheet management tools, and an integrated Fundamentals of Maintenance and Light Repair ebook make this the most powerful automotive teaching and learning system ever developed. Based on the latest NATEF Accreditation Model and Task Lists, CDX Maintenance and Light Repair, 2013 NATEF Edition can be used:
    • As a complete curriculum solution to manage and deliver an online or hybrid program perfectly suited for today’s students.
    • To provide easy access to reports and documentation needed for NATEF accreditation/reaccreditation.
    • As an engaging teaching tool in the classroom in place of PowerPoint presentations or other lecture resources.
    • As a self-study resource for students to make up for lost time or reinforce what they learned in the classroom.

Medium/Heavy Duty Training

Medium/Heavy Vehicle

  • Up-to-date NATEF coverage, more than 300 videos and animations, time-saving gradebook and Tasksheet management tools, and integrated Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Commercial Vehicle Systems and/or Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines ebooks make this the most powerful teaching and learning system ever developed.
    • Based on the latest NATEF Accreditation Model and Task Lists, CDX Medium/Heavy Vehicle, 2014 NATEF Edition can be used:
    • As a complete curriculum solution to manage and deliver an online or hybrid program perfectly suited for today’s students.
    • To provide easy access to reports and documentation needed for NATEF accreditation/reaccreditation.
    • As an engaging teaching tool in the classroom in place of PowerPoint presentations or other lecture resources.
    • As a self-study resource for students to make up for lost time or reinforce what they learned in the classroom.

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Fundamentals of Mobile Heavy Equipment

  • Provides students with a thorough introduction to the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of off-road mobile heavy equipment
  • Addresses the equipment in the construction, agricultural, forestry, and mining industries
  • Features helpful pedagogical tools to enhance student comprehension and critical thinking, including review sections, real-world applications, illustrations, step-by-step explanations, and visual summaries
  • Covers all aspects of heavy equipment systems, including:
    • Hydraulics, spanning 14 chapters
    • Braking and suspension systems
    • Tracks drive undercarriage and wheeled machines
    • Hydraulic attachments
    • Electrical and steering systems
    • Transmission and power transfer systems
    • Electric drives
    • Autonomous and semi-autonomous control systems
    • Telematics, on-board networks, and remote machine control
    • Alternative braking and recuperative systems
    • Foundational information, shop practices, and safety concerns

Tuition Information

Automotive Academy
One-year access to the course, including books and manuals $950

 

All academic and financial obligations to the school must be made prior to release of final transcripts and diploma. For full admission requirements visit Admission Procedures.

Fees

Enrollment Fee $100
Change of Program $50
Additional Transcript $10
Late Payment $25
Returned Check/Declined Credit Card $25
Academic Extension* $500
Re-Admission Fee $200