Course Descriptions

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AUTO-102

Automotive Technology Fundamentals and Safety

Credit(s): 2

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry including safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, professional responsibilities and basic automotive maintenance. Lecture 2 hours per week
Corequisites: AUTO-119L

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-119L

AUTO-118

Electrical Systems

Credit(s): 3

This course will cover basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, diagnosis, repair, replacement of electrical components, including battery, starting, charging, and lighting systems. Upon successful completion, the student should be able to properly use wiring diagrams and test equipment to diagnose, test, and repair wiring and lighting in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Recommended: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-119L

AUTO-119L

Automotive Lab I

Credit(s): 7

This course 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-111

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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-129L

AUTO-127

Engine Repair

Credit(s): 3

This course will cover the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon successful completion, student should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures and service information in accordance with Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) standards. Lecture/Lab: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-129L

AUTO-129L

Automotive Lab II

Credit(s): 7

This course 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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-124

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: AUTO-111
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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-235L

AUTO-235L

Advanced Automotive Lab III

Credit(s): 7

This course 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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-231

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: AUTO-111
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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-245L

AUTO-245L

Advanced Automotive Lab IV

Credit(s): 7

This course 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: AUTO-111
Corequisites: AUTO-241