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Auto Restoration Technology Program

Purpose Statement

The department of technology commits itself to developing whole persons through experiential problem solving and the systematic study of technology.

The department achieves this purpose when its students:

  • Demonstrate awareness of how technology changes and interacts with society.
  • Possess a professional orientation for employment or advanced programs, or develop vocational interests in technology.
  • Have acquired technical skills and craftsmanship through systematic study, experiences with technological artifacts, and the solving of technical problems.

Technology Major

McPherson College offers a unique degree program of authentic auto restoration technology emphasizing hands-on skills and historical research. This program results in a unique departmental blend of contemporary technology and traditional craftsmanship. The Bachelor of Science in Technology major has six different options from which to choose:

Historic Automotive Technology Option

The goal of the Historic Automotive Technology option is to develop graduates who are prepared for professional pursuits in the area of automotive history and/or graduate study.

Program objectives (Option I)

This program achieves its purposes when graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major technological systems of the automobile.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful career in antique automobile restoration.
  • Possess knowledge of historical automotive research material sources, methods and techniques necessary to complete historically accurate automotive restorations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of the automobile in modern society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the automobile in the history of transportation, technology and science.

Requirements

Auto Restoration Technology Core Courses

TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 162  Technical Woodworking (OR)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 202  Research & Documentation (2 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 360  Electrical and Electronic Systems
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)

History Core Courses

G-HI130  Introd. Mthds. For Hist. Analysis (3 hours)
HI 205  History of the Automobile (3 hours)
G-HI/TE 333  Technology & Society (3 hours)
HI 410  Colloquium in Historiography (3 hours)
*HI 475  Senior Thesis (2 hours)

History Electives

At least 6 credit hours drawn from the following list:
AR/HI 245  The History of Automotive Design (3 hours)
G-HI 150  American History since 1877 (3 hours)
G-HI 220  Modern Europe (3 hours)
G-HI 236  Topics in Social History (3 hours)
G-HI 237  Topics in Political History (3 hours)
HI 313  Medieval Europe (3 hours)
HI 315  Early Modern Europe (3 hours)

Automotive Restoration Management Option

The goal of the Automotive Restoration Management option is to develop graduates who are prepared for professional pursuits and/or graduate study.

Program Objectives (Option II)

This program achieves its purposes when its graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major technological systems of the automobile.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful business career in antique automobile restoration.
  • Capitalize on Automotive Restoration Technology program connections with automotive business to place students in productive internships.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and application of the principles, concepts, and tools in each key content area of their major.
  • Perform research, analysis, and critical thinking necessary to integrate key content from various business disciplines and other dimensions of society.
  • Perform effectively in groups.
  • Persuasively communicate business-related ideas in a variety of media and settings.

Requirements

Automotive Restoration Technology Core

HI 205  History of the Automobile (3 hours)
TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 162  Technical Woodworking (OR)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 202  Research & Documentation (2 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)
37 hours

Business Management Courses

G-BA 101  Introduction to Business (3 hours)
EC 202  Survey of Economics (3 hours)
AC 205  Financial Accounting (3 hours)
AC 206  Managerial Accounting (3 hours)
BA 224  Principles of Management (3 hours)
BA 325  Financial Management I (3 hours)
BA 235  Small Business Management (3 hours)
BA 315  Business Law (3 hours)
BA 321  Marketing (3 hours)
*BA 339  Human Resources Management (3 hours)
BA 375  Junior Seminar (1 hour)
*BA 475  Business Strategy and Policy (3 hours)
34 hours

71 hours in major

Automotive Communication Option

The goal of the Automotive Communications Major 0ption is to develop graduates who have the skills and technical knowledge to communicate effectively in a variety of media to an audience focused on automotive issues.

Program Objectives (Option III)

This program achieves its purposes when its graduates:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of methods and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate automotive restorations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of the automobile in modern society and of historical automotive research material sources.
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary to pursue a successful career in automotive communication, publishing or other media.
  • Design attractive, effective documents, graphics, and publications targeted at specific audiences.
  • Understand the media of communication, including mass media and computer technologies.
  • Make ethical choices in their professional lives.

Requirements

Automotive Restoration Technology Core Courses

HI 205  History of the Automobile (3 hours)
TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 162  Technical Woodworking (OR)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 202  Research & Documentation (2 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)
37 hours

Communication Core Courses

Students must complete the listed courses from the core communication curriculum and the listed courses from the multimedia communication emphasis.

Communications Core

G-CM 120  Intro to Human Communication (3 hours)
CM 135  Journalism (3 hours)
G-CM 140  Public Speaking (3 hours)
CM 210  Multimedia Storytelling I (3 hours)
G-CM 221  Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
CM 305  Editing (OR)
CM 310  Public Relations (3 hours)
CM 315  Journalism Practica (3 hours)
CM 375  Junior Seminar (1 hour)
CM 388  Career Conn. in Communication (OR)
TE 388  Career Conn. In Technology (3 hours)
CM 475  Seminar in Communication (2 hours)
*EN 313  Expository Writing (OR)
EN 420  Creative Writing (3 hours)
30 hours

67 hours in major

Automotive Restoration Design Technology Option

The Automotive Restoration Design Technology option is for the student who wishes to pursue a career in automotive art. This option will develop majors who possess the technical knowledge and artistic abilities necessary to execute a variety of art skills sensitively and intelligently, analyze and critique art, and relate the creative process to life in personally meaningful ways.

This degree option within the technology and art departments is oriented to meet the needs of students who (1) wish to develop and refine their aesthetic values (2) plan for careers as automotive artists (3) plan to further their art education in graduate school.

Program Objectives (Option IV)

This program achieves its purposes when its graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major technological systems of the automobile.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.
  • Possess knowledge of historical automotive research material sources, methods and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate automotive restorations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of the automobile in modern society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the automobile in the history of transportation, technology and science.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful career in automotive art using a variety of media.
  • Demonstrate performance in a variety of art media.
  • Demonstrate analysis and critique in verbal and written form.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design principles and elements.
  • Demonstrate awareness of Western and non- Western cultural contributions to art.
  • Demonstrate meaningful connections of art to life through the development of keen perceptual abilities.

Requirements

Automotive Restoration Technology Core Courses

HI 205  History of the Automobile (3 hours)
TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 110  Technical Drawing/CAD (3 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 162  Technical Woodworking (OR)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 202  Research & Documentation (2 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)
37 hour

Art Core Courses

G-AR 101  Drawing I (2 hours)
G-AR 102  Painting I (2 hours)
AR 103  Elementary Design (3 hours)
AR 202  Painting II (2 hours)
AR 203  Photography I (2 hours)
AR 230  Graphic Design I (3 hours)
AR/HI 245  The History of Automotive Design (3 hours)
G-AR 311  Art History II (4 hours)
AR 348  Intermedia (3 hours)
AR 475A  Senior Concentration (4 hours)
38 hours

69 hours in major

Automotive Restoration Design Major Internship/Field experience (recommended):

TE 295/495  Field Experience (work experience in automotive Art/Design) (OR) (1 – 4 hours)
TE 388  Career Connections (Internship in automotive Art/Design) (1 – 12 hours)
1-12 hours total

Automotive Restoration Technology Option

The Automotive Restoration Technology option is for the student who intends to pursue the authentic restoration of vintage and classic vehicles and develop values of craftsmanship, with attention to detail and an emphasis on authenticity. Graduates will be able to reference a wide variety of processes, methods and will have research capabilities. Graduates will be able to understand the automobile as a technological system and understand its development and role in the world.

Program Objectives (Option V)

This program achieves its purposes when its graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major technological systems of the automobile.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of authentic antique automobile restoration materials, methods and techniques.
  • Possess knowledge of historical automotive research material sources, methods and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate automotive restorations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the materials and tools necessary to complete authentic automobile restoration work.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful business career in antique automobile restoration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of the automobile in modern society.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of related and supporting scientific fields.

Requirements

Automotive Restoration Technology Core Courses

HI 205  History of the Automobile (3 hours)
TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Restoration (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 162  Technical Woodworking (3 hours)
TE 202  Research & Documentation (2 hours)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 301  Materials and Processes (3 hours)
TE 360  Electrical & Electronic Systems (4 hours)
TE 375  Junior Seminar (1 hour)
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)
TE 475  Senior Project (4 hours)

6 credit hours from the following upper-level courses:

TE 341  Advanced Engine Rebuilding (3 hours)
TE 452  Advanced Sheet Metal Restoration (3 hours)
TE 480  Advanced Automotive Paint Restoration (3 hours)
TE 481  Applied Trim and Upholstery (3 hours)

3 credit hours from the following courses:

TE 252  Vintage Panel Restoration (3 hours)
TE 242  Re-Babbitting (spring – on demand) (3 hours)
TE 353  Finishing Touches (3 hours)
TE 380  Applied Diagnostics (3 hours)
TE 388  Internship (3 hours)

60 hours in major

Recommended Supporting Courses:

AR/HI 245  The History of Automotive Design (3 hours)
G-BA 101  Intro to Business (3 hours)
G-CH 101  Principles of General Chemistry (4 hours)
G-PH 215  General Physics (4 hours)
TE 110  Engineering Drawing/CAD (3 hours)

Motorcycle Restoration Technology Option

Motorcycle Restoration Technology is the option for the student who intends to pursue the authentic restoration of vintage and classic motorcycles and to help develop values of craftsmanship, with attention to detail and an emphasis on authenticity. Graduates will not only possess a wide range of knowledge of the processes necessary to complete the restoration but have the research skills to ensure an accurate and authentic restoration. Graduates will understand the technical systems of the motorcycle as well as its role in society and the world of transportation.

Program Objectives (Option VI)

This program achieves its purposes when its graduates:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major technical systems of the motorcycle.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of authentic antique and vintage motorcycle restoration materials, methods and techniques.
  • Possess knowledge of historical motorcycle research material sources, methods and techniques necessary to complete and document historically accurate motorcycle restorations.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the materials and tools necessary to complete authentic motorcycle restoration work.
  • Demonstrate the attitudes, knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a successful business career in antique and vintage motorcycle restoration.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the historical role of the motorcycle in modern society.

Requirements

TE 206  Motorcycle History and American Society (3 hours)
TE 100  Intro to Restoration (2 hours)
TE 141  Engine Rebuilding (4 hours)
TE 145  Drive Train Restoration (4 hours)
TE 152  Sheet Metal Restoration (4 hours)
TE 262  Machining Technology (3 hours)
TE 271  Chassis Restoration (3 hours)
TE 275  Automotive Paint Restoration (4 hours)
TE 281  Automotive Trim (4 hours)
TE 360  Electrical & Electronic Systems (4 hours)
TE 385  Restoration Assembly Processes (4 hours)
TE 341  Motorcycle Engines (3 hours)
TE 371  Motorcycle Chassis & Drive Train (3 hours)
TE 384  Motorcycle Assembly Processes (3 hours)
TE 375  Junior Seminar (Restoration) (1 hours)
TE 475  Senior Project (4 hour)

Choice of one advanced course:  3 hours

TE 452  Advanced Sheet Metal Restoration – with Motorcycle Option
TE 480  Advanced Paint – with Motorcycle Option
TE 481  Applied Trim & Upholstery – with Motorcycle Option

Choice of one of the following courses: 3 hours

TE 353  Finishing Touches (3)
TE 301  Materials and Processes (3)
TE 380  Applied Diagnostics (3)
TE 388  Internship

61 hours in major