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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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