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AUTO-105

Orientation, Safety, and General Shop Practices

Credit(s): 1

This course will introduce students to on-campus services including the library and College Skills Center. It will teach students about the industry, including wages, job opportunities, and the nature of the work. This course will also give instruction about safety equipment and procedures. Instruction will be given in a variety of general shop practices such as drilling and tapping holes and drilling out broken bolts. Students will also work on Heli-coils, double flairs, soldering, and the care of equipment and floors. Lecture: 5 hours per week for 3 weeks
Corequisites: AUTO-123 AUTO-130

AUTO-111

Manual Drive Trains and Axles

Credit(s): 2

This course discusses the theory and operation of current, manually-shifted transmissions, transaxles and transfer cases, as well as the theory and operation of drive shafts, axles and differentials as used with passenger cars and light trucks and SUVs. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-118
Corequisites: AUTO-105 AUTO-119L

AUTO-116L

Auto Lab

Credit(s): 5

This course will give the students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in AUTO 126 and AUTO 141 theory classes. The instruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and live work. The student will be able to explain and demonstrate proper safety precautions when lifting and supporting a vehicle, using tools and equipment, or handling asbestos-containing materials. Lab: 20 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-113L, AUTO-114L, AUTO-123, and AUTO-130 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-126 AUTO-141

AUTO-118

Electrical Systems I

Credit(s): 3

This course discusses basic electrical and electronic theory, basic circuits, circuit repair, and circuit failure. Batteries, starting systems, charging systems, and testing as applicable to the automotive industry will be covered, as well as semiconductors and basic computer operations. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-105 AUTO-119L

AUTO-119L

Automotive Lab I

Credit(s): 7

This is a lab course that is designed to apply the theory and practices discussed in the corequisite lecture courses through hands-on tasks. Lab activities include, but are not limited to, demonstrations by instructor, assigned tasks utilizing tools, equipment on various mock up vehicles and components. Other lab activities may include familiarization of system operation, research of service information, service and repair procedures, as well as component and system diagnosis. Lab: 14 hours per week
Corequisites: AUTO-105 AUTO-111 AUTO-118

AUTO-124

Brakes, Suspension and Steering

Credit(s): 2

This course discusses the theory, operation, diagnosis, adjustment and repair of current braking, steering, and suspension systems as used on current automobiles, light trucks and SUVs. Antilock braking systems, stability control systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, tire service and wheel alignment will also be covered. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-127
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, and AUTO-119L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-129L

AUTO-126

Steering, Suspension and Alignment

Credit(s): 3

This course will teach the various steering and suspension systems used on today's cars and light trucks. The construction, service and repair of components will be taught along with their relation to the steering geometry of the vehicle. In-depth instruction will be given to four-wheel alignment principles using the Hunter D-111 Computerized Alignment machine. Lecture: 10 hours per week for 5 weeks
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-113L, AUTO-114L, AUTO-123, AUTO-130 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-116L AUTO-126

AUTO-127

Engine Repair

Credit(s): 3

This is a lecture course that discusses the theory, operation, diagnosis, adjustment and repair of current internal combustion engines as used in passenger cars and light trucks. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-124
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, and AUTO-119L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-129L

AUTO-129L

Automotive Lab II

Credit(s): 7

This is a lab course that is designed to apply the theory and practices discussed in the corequisite lecture courses through hands-on tasks. Lab activities include, but are not limited to, demonstrations by instructor, assigned tasks utilizing tools, equipment on various mock up and live vehicles and components. Other lab activities may include familiarization of system operation, research of service information, service and repair procedures, as well as component and system diagnosis. Lab: 14 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-111, AUTO-118, and AUTO-119L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-124 AUTO-127

AUTO-141

Electrical System Fundamentals

Credit(s): 6

This course will cover basic electrical theory, including types of circuits and components, as well as batteries, starter, and charging systems. Students will also learn about wiring schematics and diagrams, along with the 25 most common car wiring systems. Lecture: 10 hours per week for 11 weeks
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-113L, AUTO-114L, AUTO-123, and AUTO-130 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-116L AUTO-126

AUTO-216L

Advanced Auto Lab

Credit(s): 5

This course will give students hands-on exposure in a shop setting to those subjects covered in current and previous AUTO courses, with emphasis on AUTO 260, 270, and 280 theory classes. Istruction will utilize a variety of mock-ups, training aids, components, and live work. Lab: 20 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-210, AUTO-215L, AUTO-222, and AUTO-250 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-260 AUTO-270 AUTO-280

AUTO-231

Engine Performance I

Credit(s): 3

This course discusses the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of the mechanical, electrical/electronic, fuel, induction, exhaust and emission systems of the modern internal combustion engine as related to current automobiles, light trucks and SUVs. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-233
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, and AUTO-129L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-235L

AUTO-233

Electrical Systems II and HVAC

Credit(s): 2

This course discusses the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of advanced electrical systems and electronic systems, as related to current automobiles, light trucks and SUVs. This course also includes the theory, diagnosis, service practices and repair of the current automotive air conditioning and automatic temperature control systems used with current automobiles, light trucks and SUVs. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-231
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, and AUTO-129L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-235L

AUTO-235L

Advanced Automotive Lab III

Credit(s): 7

This is an advanced-level lab course that is designed to apply the theory and practices discussed in the corequisite lecture courses through hands-on tasks. Lab activities include, but are not limited to, demonstrations by instructor, assigned tasks utilizing tools, equipment on various mock up and live vehicles and components. Other lab activities may include familiarization of system operation, research of service information, service and repair procedures, as well as component and system diagnosis. Lab: 14 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, and AUTO-129L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-231 AUTO-233

AUTO-241

Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

Credit(s): 3

This course discusses the theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of current, electronically controlled automatic transmissions and transaxles. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-243
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, AUTO-129L, AUTO-231, AUTO-233, and AUTO-235L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-245L

AUTO-243

Engine Performance II

Credit(s): 2

This course focuses on advanced drivability issues that affect engine performance. Emphasis will be on diagnostic strategies. Discussions will involve the function, diagnosis and repair of current automobile systems that affect engine performance and emissions utilizing the diagnostic equipment available. This course is designed for students to prepare for the ASE L1 - Advanced Level Engine Performance certification test. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week Recommended: AUTO-241
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, AUTO-129L, AUTO-231, AUTO-233, and AUTO-235L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-245L

AUTO-245L

Advanced Automotive Lab IV

Credit(s): 7

This is an advanced-level lab course that is designed to apply the theory and practices discussed in the corequisite lecture courses through hands-on tasks. Lab activities include, but are not limited to, demonstrations by instructor, assigned tasks utilizing tools, equipment on various mock up and live vehicles and components. Other lab activities may include familiarization of system operation, research of service information, service and repair procedures, as well as component and system diagnosis. Lab: 14 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-105, AUTO-111, AUTO-118, AUTO-119L, AUTO-124, AUTO-127, AUTO-129L, AUTO-231, AUTO-233, and AUTO-235L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-241 AUTO-243

AUTO-260

Computer Controlled Systems

Credit(s): 4

Students will receive instruction on various automobile systems that are computer controlled such as fuel injection, anti-lock brakes, supplemental inflatable restraints, On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) II and III, and current industry trends. Lecture: 10 hours per week for 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-210, AUTO-215L, AUTO-222, and AUTO-250 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-216L AUTO-270 AUTO-280

AUTO-270

Transmission/Transaxle

Credit(s): 4

This course will cover the general theory of manual and automatic transmission and transaxle operation, as well as differential and four-wheel drive systems. Students will learn appropriate testing, disassembly, and repair procedures. Lecture: 10 hours per week for 6 weeks
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-210, AUTO-215L, AUTO-222, and AUTO-250 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-216L AUTO-260 AUTO-280

AUTO-280

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning

Credit(s): 2

Students will receive instruction in heating and air conditioning theory, as well as the use of equipment related to the evacuating, recycling, and recharging of air conditioning systems. The course will cover both R-12 and R-134A refrigerant handling. Lecture: 10 hours per week for 5 weeks
Prerequisites: Complete AUTO-210, AUTO-215L, AUTO-222, and AUTO-250 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: AUTO-216L AUTO-260 AUTO-270