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AUTO 110: INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course discusses the principles of piston driven internal combustion engines and variations in design and operational characteristics of different engine types. In the laboratory, the student will learn the proper use of hand tools, micrometers, dial indicators and other special tools in the visual inspection, measurement and service procedures for spark ignition engines.

AUTO 111: INTRODUCTION TO AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course provides instruction and lab experience in shop safety, shop operation and how to obtain service information. Also covered are the basic inspection and servicing techniques of electrical systems, brake systems, and automatic transmissions and transaxles.

AUTO 114: MOTOR VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to include electrical concepts as they apply to electrical systems. It will include the use of electrical test equipment used to diagnose electrical problems found on motor vehicles. Major emphasis is on the application of these principles as they apply to the transportation industry.

AUTO 115: FUEL AND IGNITIONS SYSTEMS FOR GASOLINE ENGINES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 110 or ENGPR 118 and 114

This course covers the principles of fuel and ignition systems in modern gasoline engines. Diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are emphasized. Special emphasis is placed on the use of modern test equipment to analyze problems and computer operations.

AUTO 116: ELECTRICAL ACCESSORY CIRCUITS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 114 or ENGPR 114 with a grade of "C" or better

This course covers electrical components and systems associated with the transportation industries and their applications. Diagnostic techniques and repair procedures are emphasized.

AUTO 117: MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE AXLES

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course explores the transmission of power from the internal combustion engine by mechanical means. Problems in design and application are solved. The laboratory experience includes inspection, dis-assembly and repair of standard transmissions, differentials, axles, four wheel drive and transfer cases found in current automobiles.

AUTO 119: AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, STEERING AND ALIGNMENT

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is a study of the design and operation of suspension and steering systems used in the automotive industry. It includes the use of diagnostic equipment and making component repairs on current automobiles.

AUTO 129: AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is an introduction into the basic theory and principles of air conditioning as they relate to automotive applications. Use of test equipment to diagnose and repair malfunctions, including repair of component parts and the charging and recharging of systems will be stressed in the laboratory. Manufacturers' specifications will be utilized in performing standard service operations. Automotive engine cooling systems are also covered in the course.

AUTO 201: ENGINE MACHINING AND REBUILDING

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 110 with a grade of "C" or better; within five years of registration for this course

This course consists of internal engine design, diagnosis and rebuilding. Emphasis will be placed upon cylinder, cylinder head, crankshaft, and bearing repair.

AUTO 204: AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is a study of the design and operation of brake systems used in the automotive industry. It includes the use of diagnostic equipment and making component repairs on current automobiles.

AUTO 213: ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND TESTING

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 110, AUTO 115, AUTO 201, and AUTO 244 all with a grade of "C" or better, or department approval

This course covers the operation, calibration, and use of measuring instruments in testing internal combustion engines and related equipment. On-the-engine tests such as: brake, horsepower, torque, and fuel consumption are included in the laboratory work.

AUTO 218: MOTOR VEHICLE ELECTRONICS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 244 with a grade of "C" or better

This course provides the background needed to diagnose and repair the sophisticated electronics and computerized circuits within the motor vehicles used in the agricultural, heavy equipment and transportation industries. Basic electronic concepts, component function and system operation are covered. Manufacturers' procedures are taught to identify malfunctions and to test the systems properly.

AUTO 234: AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 117 with a grade of "C" or better

This course explores the transmission of power from the internal combustion engine by mechanical and hydraulic means. Problems in design and application are solved. The laboratory experience includes inspection, dis-assembly, and repair of automatic transmissions, torque converters and trans-axles.

AUTO 243: SHOP PRACTICES

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This course is designed to provide an overview of the motor vehicle service industry. The course will examine employment opportunities and job requirements within the sales, service, and parts department of independent shops, mass-merchandisers, vehicle service departments, and franchised dealerships. Local dealers and shop owners as well as their technicians will be utilized in helping the students gain the required knowledge to become successful technicians. Emphasis will be placed on facilities, pricing service labor and parts, accounting, warranty, and supervision of personnel.

AUTO 244: EMISSIONS AND DRIVEABILITY

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: AUTO 115 with a grade of "C" or better

This course covers the emission control systems used in modern gasoline engines. The use of test equipment and proper repair procedures are emphasized. Drive-ability of the automobile is also covered by studying the interaction of fuel, ignition, and emission systems.

AUTO 250: AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP

4 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

This supervised experience is required of students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program. Students' needs and objectives determine major emphasis of this course.