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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 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 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 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 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 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