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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 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 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 129 Detailed Outline
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 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 155 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 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 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 229 Detailed Outline
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 235 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
Studies separate and combined automotive heaters and air conditioning, including direct and vacuum operated controls, basic principles of refrigeration, adjustment, general servicing, and charging of air conditioning systems.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 3-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
AUT 235 Detailed Outline
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 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 243 Detailed Outline
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 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 253 Detailed Outline
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 254 Detailed Outline
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 256 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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