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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 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
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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.
Prerequisite: AUT 149.
5 credits
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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.
Prerequisite: AUT 149.
5 credits
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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.
Prerequisite: AUT 149.
5 credits
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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.
Prerequisite: AUT 149.
5 credits
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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 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 180 - Introduction to Dealer Operations
Explains shop safety, professionalism, basic automotive service strategies, and proper operation of equipment and tools. Introduces diagnostic procedures and emphasizes correct service strategies and locating service information. Focuses on performing maintenance services including policies and procedures and warranty concerns. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
4 credits
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AUT 181 - Electrical I - OEM
Studies basic electrical systems, properties, operation, diagnosis, and service and repair. Introduces diagnostic procedures, diagnosing electronically controlled circuits, computer controls, and communication systems. Develops diagnostic strategies to locate and repair basic electrical faults on non-multiplexed systems. Focuses on performing voltage drop testing on chassis electrical systems, starting, and charging systems. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program. Part I of III.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
4 credits
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AUT 182 - Brake Systems - OEM
Presents brakes and brake-based systems. Studies diagnostic procedures emphasizing performing basic brake service and developing diagnostic strategies to locate and repair faults in brake-based systems (anti-lock, traction control, vehicle stability control, automatic braking, and others). This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 183 - Steering, Suspension and Handling - OEM
Presents steering and suspension systems. Introduces diagnostic procedures emphasizing performing basic tire, steering and suspension service. Develops techniques to diagnose, locate, and repair faults in advanced steering and suspension systems, such as tire pressure warning systems, electric power steering systems, advanced driver assist system calibration, and alignment. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program andAUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 184 - Engine Controls - OEM
Studies the operation, inspection, diagnosis, service, and repair of the engine management system. Focuses on the operation and testing of internal combustion, engine and fuel management systems emphasizing ignition, fuel delivery, and computer inputs. Develops diagnostic strategies and the use of tools and equipment related to repairing drivability and/or engine performance issues. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 185 - HVAC Systems - OEM
Studies automotive heating and air conditioning systems. Introduces diagnostic procedures emphasizing performing proper A/C performance testing and refrigerant handling. Develops diagnostic strategies to locate and repair faults in air conditioning systems, including Hybrid (3-Phase) A/C compressors. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturing (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program andAUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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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 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 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.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
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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
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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
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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 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. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
Prerequisite: AUT 149.
5 credits
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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
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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.
Prerequisite: AUT 155.
5 credits
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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 280 - Engine Mechanical - OEM
This course is intended for students in an OEM training program to provide specific instruction and hands-on practice of the OEM's engine platforms with a focus on developing appropriate diagnostic strategies following OEM-specific repair procedures. The course focuses on the tools and equipment, strategies for inspection, service, and repair of OEM-specific vehicles.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 281 - Electrical II - OEM
Studies computer-controlled, multiplexed electrical systems and architecture, properties, operation, diagnostics, and service and repair. Develops diagnostic strategies to locate and repair electrical faults in computer-controlled and multiplexed systems. Focuses on performing voltage drop testing in computer-controlled circuits and digital oscilloscope testing of multiplexed systems. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program. Part II of III.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 282 - Drivability and Emissions - OEM
Studies operation, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of engine management concerns. Continues instruction of the fuel management system emphasizing fuel trim diagnosis, misfire diagnosis, and all levels of emissions control systems. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval and AUT 184.
4 credits
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AUT 283 - Drivetrain Systems I - OEM
Studies the operation, inspection, diagnosis, service, and repair of the various drivetrain systems. Focuses on the operation and testing of automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, hybrid/electric drive, four-wheel drive and/or other drivetrain configurations. Develops diagnostic strategies and the use of tools and equipment related to the repair of drivetrain issues. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer training program (OEM). Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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AUT 284 - Drivetrain Systems II - OEM
Studies the operation, inspection, diagnosis, service, and repair of the various drivetrain systems. Focuses on the operation and testing of automatic transmissions, manual transmissions, hybrid/electric drive, four-wheel drive and/or other drivetrain configurations. Develops diagnostic strategies and the use of tools and equipment related to the repair of drivetrain issues. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval and AUT 283.
4 credits
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AUT 285 - Electrical III - (Advanced Technologies) - OEM
Studies the operation, inspection, diagnosis, and service and repair of advanced technologies in electrical systems. Focuses on Hybrid/Electric vehicle diagnosis and repair, advanced driver assist systems, and/or other advanced technologies. Develops diagnostic strategies and the use of tools and equipment related to these advanced technologies. This course is intended for students in an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 8 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance and good standing in the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) training program and AUT 181 or divisional approval.
4 credits
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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 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