NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Noise, Vibration, and Harshness
    B. Course Number: FM 211 - 10543
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: F 12:30:00 PM - 2:30:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Williams, Kelley
    G. Office: Don Whitaker Automotive Technology Center (ATC) 237
    H. Email Address: KWilliams@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2865
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 11:30:00 AM-12:30:00 PM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Each student must be officially accepted into the Ford ASSET program according to Ford and NMJC entrance requirement policies and must have successfully completed FM 124B Electronics II.
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: WAC242
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is designed to develop a systematic approach to diagnosing and correcting noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) concerns. Instruction will focus on the use of the Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA), the Reed Tachometer, and the Chassis Ears. Each student must be officially accepted into the Ford ASSET program according to Ford and NMJC entrance requirement policies. This is a one credit hour course. Prerequisite: FM 124B Electronics II

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course incorporates fundamentals important to obtaining employment upon graduation. It may not be suitable if used as a transfer to institutions of higher learning. Please consult with the receiving institution if you intend to transfer this course credit to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    ASSET students are required to provide their own basic tool set as outlined in the NMJC/ASSET Student Information Manual. This tool set must be on campus and complete during all on-campus training sessions. The set must also be complete and in good working order at the sponsoring dealership during every coop session. It is the student’s responsibility to replace all lost or broken tools. Each ASSET student has a considerable investment in tools and they are very important to the accomplishment of course objectives. Students are encouraged to have their tools marked and keep them secure and clean.

    Personal Protective Equipment (e.g. eye and hearing protection)

    Work uniform (provided through sponsoring dealership, consistent with retailer policy)

    Leather work shoes/boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

    Text book: None

    Related Ford Course Materials found in semester bundle from book store

    Pencil and Pen

    Highlighter(s)

    3” – 3-ring binder

    Suggested:

    Locker padlock

    Lap Top Computer

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Note: All departmental requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

    The final course grade will be earned and distributed based on the items listed below. The percentages provided are approximate values and the instructor may alter this policy as warranted or needed.

    Attendance and Daily Preparation 10%
    Tests & Quizzes 90%

    See "Ford ASSET Grading and Attendance Policies" document provided by the instructor for specific grading and attendance policies.
    Note: the use of cell phones distract from the learning process. Therefore, the use of a cell phone during a class session will result in a classroom participation grade of zero for the day.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing this course, the student should be able to perform repairs, adjustments, and diagnostic procedures with demonstrated proficiency on Ford car and light truck NVH related concerns. Additionally, the student should be able to enter full-time employment as a Ford and/or Lincoln-Mercury automotive dealership NVH Repair Technician and should have the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will enable him/her to retain this employment and to continually make acceptable progress in this field.

    Course objectives will be accomplished by providing the following learning activities:

    Study and discussion centered on the operational principles and safety aspects of specific hand tools, shop equipment, and hazardous materials.

    Study will include component purpose and design factors in appropriate areas and the laws and principles governing the component’s design and operation.

    Instruction focused on the development of a knowledge base that will provide the student with insight and understanding of the operational characteristics and associated failure modes of the components and systems being studied. Each student will facilitate this process through personal study, knowledge application, and task performance.

    Instruction to provide the knowledge necessary to perform repairs, adjustments, and diagnostic procedures with demonstrated proficiency.

    Performance objectives designed to support the development of industry guideline skill achievement by each student throughout the instructional period.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After successfully completing this course the student should be able to apply the related skills and technical knowledge on a full-time basis as a Ford automotive technician. Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:

    Identify different types of vibrations and frequencies.

    Define vibration terminology and concepts.

    Define noise terminology and concepts.

    Define harshness terminology and concepts.

    Describe the function and use of NVH diagnostic tools and equipment.

    Describe the use of NVH diagnostic tools in the diagnostic process.

    Describe and perform the diagnostic process for NVH concerns.

    Perform NVH related road test procedures.

    Describe engine run-up tests.

    Analyze diagnostic data and pinpoint the cause of vibration concerns.

    Perform vehicle frequency calculations.

    Use Vibrate software to assist in diagnosing vibration concerns; determine necessary action.

    Describe the process for pinpointing noise concerns.

    Pass all Ford final course assessments, “embedded in ASSET,” related to this course.

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Safety

    All course participants must pass the Automotive Safety Test with a final score of 100%.


    It is the responsibility of all concerned to sustain a safe learning environment in the Ford ASSET classroom and lab. Students must use all the safety precautions they have been taught and shown, discuss anything they are unsure of with their instructor, and report any unsafe condition to their instructor immediately. Every student should know the location of fire extinguishers and other safety equipment as well as procedures for first aid and for other emergencies, such as the need for emergency eye wash.

    All persons must wear approved eye protection at any time lab activities are in session--NO EXCEPTIONS

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    This course will follow the following general outline. The instructor may alter the outline as warranted or needed.


    Date Event

    Monday Feb 20
    Lecture
    Lab Exercises

    Tuesday Feb 21

    Lecture
    Lab Exercises
    Review

    Wed., Feb 22

    Lecture
    Review for Final Exam
    Final Exam