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AUT 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices
Introduces shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop. Explains basic operation procedures of standard shop equipment. Presents Occupational Safety and Health Act standards pertaining to the automotive field.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 101 - Introduction to Automotive Systems
Introduces fundamental systems of automobile, the engine fuel, exhaust, electric, ignition, lubrication, cooling, transmission, steering, brake and suspension systems. Teaches theory and function of each system. Demonstrates operation.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 109 - Applied Mathematics for Automotive Technicians
Introduces arithmetic skills, conversion of units, consumer mathematics, solution of linear algebraic expression, and the solving of applied problems in torque, horsepower, piston displacement.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 110 - Automotive Business Practices
Introduces modern automotive facility business practices. Emphasizes customer relations, completion of repair orders, and customer interviewing techniques regarding problems with their care. Includes business parts purchasing and labor price calculations. Utilizes automotive industry service information resources.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 111 - Automotive Engines I
Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 112 - Automotive Engines II
Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 113 - Cylinder Block Service I
Studies basic cylinder block reconditioning, including boring, resleeving, line-boring and deck resurfacing. Includes repair techniques for damaged block and cylinder head castings to include cold welding, brazing, welding and epoxy.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 114 - Cylinder Head Service II
Studies cylinder head reconditioning, including valve seat grinding, refacing valves, servicing valve guides, valve seat inserts, cutting for valve seals and spring, thread repair and resurfacing mating surfaces. Prerequisite AUT 113.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 115 - Automobile Engines
Studies automobile engines, their construction, operation, maintenance, and servicing. Includes disassembly, rebuilding and assembly, use of hand tools and equipment.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 9-12 hours. Total 11-14 hours per week.
5-6 credits
AUT 120 - Introduction to Automotive Machine Shop
Introduces automotive machining operations emphasizing shop safety and the safe use of machine shop tools. Surveys basic machining operations and specialized auto machining techniques necessary for reconditioning engine and chassis components. Requires basic set of machinist's hand tools. Prerequisite or corequisite for all other machinist courses.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 121 - Automotive Fuel Systems I
Analyses major domestic and foreign automotive fuel systems to include carburetors and fuel injection systems. Includes detailed inspection and discussion of fuel tanks, connecting lines, instruments, filters, fuel pumps, superchargers, and turbo charger. Also includes complete diagnosis, troubleshooting, overhaul and factory adjustment procedures of all major carbureted and fuel injection systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 122 - Automotive Fuel Systems II
Analyses major domestic and foreign automotive fuel systems to include carburetors and fuel injection systems. Includes detailed inspection and discussion of fuel tanks, connecting lines, instruments, filters, fuel pumps, superchargers, and turbo charger. Also includes complete diagnosis, troubleshooting, overhaul and factory adjustment procedures of all major carbureted and fuel injection systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 125 - Anti-Pollution Systems
Studies various anti-pollution systems used on modern automobiles, installation, inspection, repair and service.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 126 - Auto Fuel and Ignition Systems
Studies automobile ignition and fuel systems, their functions in operation of engine. Includes carburetors, fuel pumps, ignition systems, troubleshooting, engine test and adjustment, tune-up.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 7-11 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 127 - Automotive Lubrication and Cooling Systems
Analyzes lubrication systems to include lubricants, pumps, lines, filters, and vents. Also analyzes cooling systems, coolants, pumps, fans, lines and connections. Teaches estimating repairs, adjustments needed and their costs.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 129 - Automotive Electronic Safety Control Systems
Introduces advanced automotive electronic safety control systems, including driver alert, unintended lane departure, blind spot detection, active headlights, and electronic control of braking systems. Addresses diagnostic procedures and maintenance of electronic safety control systems, the theory, function and operation of each system.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 130 - Introduction to Auto Mechanics
Introduces auto mechanics, covering auto shop safety, tool identification and use. Explains automobile system theory and function. Stresses quality work practices and job opportunities.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 136 - Automotive Vehicle Inspection
Presents information on methods for performing automotive vehicle safety inspection.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
2 credits
AUT 141 - Auto Power Trains I
Presents operation, design, construction and repair of power train components, standard and automatic transmission. Includes clutches, propeller shaft, universal joints, rear axle assemblies, fluid couplings, torque converters as well as 2, 3, and 4 speed standard, overdrive and automatic transmissions. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 142 - Auto Power Trains II
Presents operation, design, construction and repair of power train components, standard and automatic transmission. Includes clutches, propeller shaft, universal joints, rear axle assemblies, fluid couplings, torque converters as well as 2, 3, and 4 speed standard, overdrive and automatic transmissions. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 149 - Basic Automotive Electrical Diagnostics
Introduces basic automotive electrical concepts, including theory and practical application. Provides instruction on using circuit wiring diagrams to accurately diagnose, troubleshoot, and repair simple electric circuits. Covers basic electrical principles, electrical terminology, and how to use electrical testing equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 151 - Automotive Braking Systems Diagnostics
Introduces basic and advanced automotive braking system concepts, including theory and practical application. Provides instruction on Antilock Braking Systems, base brake systems, and Virginia State Inspection practices. Covers basic mechanical brake systems, hydraulics, precision measuring instruments, and how to use diagnostic test equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A5 Brakes Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 149
5 credits
AUT 152 - Automotive Engine Diagnostics
Introduces basic and advanced internal combustion engine concepts, including theory and practical application. Covers cooling systems, lubrication, valve train, block assembly, and general engine diagnosis. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A1 Engine Repair Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 149
5 credits
AUT 153 - Automotive Steering and Suspension Systems Diagnostics
Introduces basic and advanced automotive steering and suspension system concepts, including theory and practical application. Covers steering systems, suspension systems, tires and wheels, electronic suspension, power assisted steering, and wheel alignments. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A4 Steering and Suspension Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 149
5 credits
AUT 155 - Basic Automotive Engine Performance Diagnostics
Introduces basic engine performance concepts, including theory and practical application. Covers vehicle communications, scan-tool diagnostics, basic engine mechanical tests, and diagnosing and repairing vehicle drivability issues. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 Engine Performance Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 149
5 credits
AUT 156 - Small Gasoline Engines
Studies small gasoline engine operating principles, construction, design, variety, and their many purposes. Gives instruction on two-cycle and four-cycle small gas engines, their construction, design, fuel system, ignition system, and lubricating systems. Demonstrates disassembly, reconditioning, overhaul and reassembly in the lab.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 161 - Automotive Diagnosis I
Introduces principles of automotive maintenance using modern diagnostic methods. Uses theory and laboratory experiments designed to explain and illustrate scientific basis of modern electronic and mechanical diagnostic procedures. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 162 - Automotive Diagnosis II
Introduces principles of automotive maintenance using modern diagnostic methods. Uses theory and laboratory experiments designed to explain and illustrate scientific basis of modern electronic and mechanical diagnostic procedures. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 165 - Auto Diagnosis and Tune-Up
Presents the techniques for diagnosis of malfunctions in systems of the automobile. Uses dynamometers, oscilloscopes and other specialized diagnostic and testing equipment. Demonstrates tune-up of conventional and rotary engines.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
AUT 166 - Automotive Diagnostics I
Presents the application of operating theory and diagnostic procedures on general engine mechanical and electrical systems. Emphasizes diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic equipment. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 167 - Automotive Diagnostics II
Presents the application of operating theory and diagnostic procedures on general engine mechanical and electrical systems. Emphasizes diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic equipment. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 168 - Automotive Diagnostics III
Presents the application and operating theory and diagnostic procedures on engine performance systems, emissions analysis, computer controlled systems, body electronics and climate control systems. Emphasizes diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic equipment. Includes preparation for refrigerant certification test and ASE test A6, A7 and A8. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 169 - Automotive Diagnostics IV
Presents the application and operating theory and diagnostic procedures on engine performance systems, emissions analysis, computer controlled systems, body electronics and climate control systems. Emphasizes diagnostic procedures using the latest diagnostic equipment. Includes preparation for refrigerant certification test and ASE test A6, A7 and A8. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 170 - Automotive Systems Operation
Introduces general automotive systems and their operations. Includes body and suspension, engine, electrical system, powertrain, emission controls and accessory systems. Emphasizes basic automotive system component parts and their function.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 178 - Automotive Final Drive and Manual Transmission Systems
Presents the operation, design, construction and repair of manual transmissions and final drive systems, for both front and rear drive vehicles, including clutches, synchronizers, torque multiplication/gear reduction, along with differentials, transmission/transaxles, drive axels, U-joints, CV joints, 4-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUT 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 193 - Studies In
Experimental courses to test their viability as permanent offerings.
Lecture 1-5 hours per week.
1-5 credits
AUT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 211 - Automotive Systems III
Presents advanced theory and detailed study of automobile systems. Provides laboratory periods for actual field practice in troubleshooting. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUT 212 - Automotive Systems IV
Presents advanced theory and detailed study of automobile systems. Provides laboratory periods for actual field practice in troubleshooting. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUT 215 - Emissions Systems Diagnosis and Repair
Presents logical diagnostic paths to identify vehicle HC-CO, O2, and NOx failure areas, Teaches a progression of failure detection from most likely to more complex causes. Emphasizes use of infrared analyzer and manufacturer's specified adjustments.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
AUT 216 - High Efficiency Fuel Systems
Presents a study of high efficiency fuel systems and related emission control systems.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 217 - Computerized Fuel Systems
Introduces devices which sense the engine condition and control fuel mixture to produce economical fuel consumption. Teaches theory of operation, testing, adjustment and repair or replacement of these devices.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 5-7 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 220 - Automotive Diagnostics V
Presents the application and operation of diagnostic test equipment to test and inspect steering, suspension, and braking systems. Includes preparation for Virginia State Inspection exam and ASE tests A4, and A5. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 221 - Automotive Diagnostics VI
Presents the application and operation of diagnostic test equipment to test and inspect steering, suspension, and braking systems. Includes preparation for Virginia State Inspection exam and ASE tests A4, and A5. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 225 - Automotive Emissions Inspection
Provides training for certified inspectors in the Virginia State Emissions Inspection Program. Emphasizes current legislation and inspection techniques using industry standard emission analyzers.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 0-6 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
AUT 226 - Advanced ASM Emissions Diagnostics
Presents logical diagnostic strategies to identify and correct vehicle HC, CO, and Nox emissions failures. Specifically addresses the technologies and techniques required for successful diagnosis and repair of vehicles failing Acceleration Simulation Mode (ASM) and Two-Speed Idle Mode Tests. Current ASM diagnostic equipment will be introduced, discussed, and usage demonstrated.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
AUT 229 - Applied Automotive Electronic Guidance and Safety Control Systems
Covers advanced automotive electronic systems, including GPS navigation, communication, and guidance control systems. Addresses the theory, function, operation, diagnostic procedures, and maintenance of each system. Emphasizes safety.
Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite AUT 129
3 credits
AUT 230 - Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles
Introduces current trends in alternative fueled vehicles including current alternative fueled vehicles and the implication and safety precautions necessary for working on hybrid vehicles systems.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 233 - Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technology
Presents technologies used in hybrid electrical vehicles (HEV), includes safety, theory, diagnosis, and component replacement. Covers automotive electronics; theory, operation and testing.
4 Credits. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 6 hours.
4 credits
AUT 235 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
Studies separate and combined automotive heaters and air conditions including direct and vacuum operated controls, basic principles of refrigeration, adjustment, general servicing, and charging of air conditioning systems.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 236 - Automotive Climate Control
Introduces principles of refrigeration, air conditioning controls, and adjustment and general servicing of automotive air conditioning systems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
AUT 237 - Automotive Accessories
Introduces the principles, design, construction, adjustment, and maintenance of all automotive equipment classed as an accessory which is not studied in other automotive courses.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 2-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 241 - Automotive Electricity I
Introduces electricity and magnetism, symbols and circuitry as applied to the alternators, regulators, starters, lighting systems, instruments and gauges and accessories. Part I of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 242 - Automotive Electricity II
Introduces electricity and magnetism, symbols and circuitry as applied to the alternators, regulators, starters, lighting systems, instruments and gauges and accessories. Part II of II.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 243 - Automotive Control Electronics
Covers the electronic control systems found in hybrid electric vehicle systems, battery electric vehicle systems, and fuel cell electric vehicle systems. Teaches theory, function, and operation of each electronic control system and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for these systems. Focuses on safety.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Applied locally
4 credits
AUT 245 - Automotive Electronics
Introduces field of electronics as it applies to the modern automobile. Emphasizes basic circuit operation, diagnosis and repair of digital indicator and warning systems.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 247 - Automotive Diagnostics VII
Presents the application and operation of diagnostic test equipment to test and inspect powertrain systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 248 - Automotive Diagnostics VIII
Presents the application and operation of diagnostic test equipment to test and inspect powertrain systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
5 credits
AUT 249 - Advanced Automotive Electrical Diagnostics
Introduces advanced automotive electrical concepts, including theory and practical application. It provides instruction on diagnosing and repairing computer controlled modules, circuits, and systems. Covers advanced electronic principles, definitions of electronic terminology, computer networking, and how to use electronic test equipment. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A6 Electrical/Electronic Systems Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Lab 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 149
5 credits
AUT 250 - Chassis Dynamometer Testing and Tuning
Teaches the dynamic application of engine management by using a chassis dynamometer to measure and record performance gains and losses during component and software alterations. Provides instruction on proper use of a chassis dynamometer. Introduces different combinations of engine performance evaluation methods in a climate-controlled, 1200HP-capable, dynamometer cell. Teaches how to reduce chances of major engine damage through proper dynamometer tuning techniques.
(3 Cr.) Lecture 2 hours. Lab 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
AUT 166 and AUT 167 or equivalent
3 credits
AUT 251 - Automatic Transmissions
Studies several types of automatic transmissions, torque converters, and their principles of operation. Includes adjustment, maintenance, and rebuilding.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 253 - Electric Vehicles
Covers electric vehicle systems and advanced automotive electronics. Provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance of electric vehicle systems. Teaches theory, function, and operation of electric vehicle systems. Focuses on safety.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Lab 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week
Applied locally
4 credits
AUT 254 - Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles
Covers plug-in hybrid electric vehicle systems, extended range electric vehicle systems, and advanced automotive electronics. Teaches theory, function, and operation of each plug-in hybrid vehicle system and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for these vehicles. Focuses on safety.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Lab 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week
Applied locally
4 credits
AUT 255 - Advanced Automotive Engine Performance Diagnostics
Introduces advanced engine performance concepts, including theory and practical application. Covers vehicle communications, scan-tool diagnostics, advanced engine mechanical tests, and diagnosing and repairing complex vehicle drivability issues. Provides preparation for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) A8 Engine Performance Certification examination.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
AUT 155
5 credits
AUT 256 - Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles
Covers hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle systems and advanced automotive electronics. Teaches theory, function, and operation of fuel cell electric vehicles and provides students an opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures and maintenance for fuel cell electric vehicle systems. Focuses on safety.
(4 Cr.) Lecture 3 hours, Lab 3 hours, Total 6 hours per week
Applied locally
4 credits
AUT 260 - Advanced Small Gasoline Engines
Presents advanced theory of operation for small gasoline engines, combustion principles, construction, design, variety, and their many purposes. Explains two-cycle and four-cycle small gas engine operation, ignition systems, various construction principles, functional design and usage, fuel systems and lubricating systems. Provides hands-on instruction in disassembly, reconditioning, overhaul and reassembly procedures in the lab.
(2 Cr.) Lecture 1 hour. Lab 2 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
AUT 156 or equivalent
2 credits
AUT 265 - Automotive Braking Systems
Presents operation, design, construction, repair, and servicing of braking system, including Anti-Lock Brake Systems (ABS). Explains uses of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation of repair cost for power, standard and disc brakes.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 266 - Auto Alignment, Suspension and Steering
Introduces use of alignment equipment in diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing front and rear suspensions. Deals with repair and servicing of power and standard steering systems.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 267 - Automotive Suspension and Braking Systems
Presents the operation, design, construction, repair and servicing of braking and suspension systems. Explains use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation and repair cost, front and rear suspension alignment, power and standard steering, and power, standard and disc brakes.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
AUT 268 - Automotive Alignment
Studies use of alignment equipment in diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing suspension problems.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits
AUT 273 - Automotive Driveability and Tune-Up I
Presents diagnostic and service procedures for automatic electrical and mechanical systems. Teaches use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation of repair cost. Emphasizes performance of required service. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
AUT 275 - Shop Management
Studies shop layout, personnel management, cost analysis, record keeping and quality control. Discusses shop manager, service salesman, and service writer's roles in customer relations.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 285 - Automotive Service and Practical Applications Capstone
Provides practice with technical and workplace skills in an automotive shop environment where diagnosis, repair, quality control, and service learning come together.
Credit Hours: 3-4
The successful completion of AUT 100, AUT 111, 241, and 265 are prerequisites. Additional coursework or prior experience is also helpful as the course is designed to utilize and synergize existing student skills.
3-4 credits
AUT 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
AUT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
AUT 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
AUT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits