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Automotive Technology (AUT)

AUT-104 Introduction to Automotive Technology, 3 cr.
Provides the beginning apprentice technician with an introductory overview of automotive servicing from a maintenance and replacement standpoint. Emphasizes routine maintenance procedures in the care of tires, batteries, lighting, belts, hoses, filters and cooling systems through classroom and hands-on activities. Presents career information on career pathways, employers, goal setting, skills inventory, student club information and personal plan.
 
This course is designed to prepare the student to work in the auto shop in a safe manner. The content will introduce the student to safety equipment, safety rules, and common accidents in the automotive service area.
 
Provides the student with fundamental concepts of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of the modern automotive internal combustion engine.
 
The hands-on learning activities related to the operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of the modern automotive braking system. Areas included will be: mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical subdivision.
 
Hands on activities providing the student with fundamental concepts of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures of the modern automotive internal combustion engine.
 
Principles of operation of torque converters, planetary gears, multiple disc clutches, one-way clutches, servos, accumulators and hydraulics.
 
Automatic Transmissions is a study of the basic knowledge and skills a student should possess when working on the modern automatic transmission or transaxle.
 
Manual Transmission is a study of the theory of operation, diagnostic principles, and repair procedures used in accordance with the modern automotive manual transmission transaxle, and drive train systems.
 
Hands-on class shows operation and proper repair procedures of current manual transmissions/transaxles, differentials and drive axles used in late model vehicles.
 
AUT-412 Automotive Suspension & Steering Theory, 3cr.
Provides instruction design, operating principles, service, and alignment procedures of the automotive and light truck steering and suspension systems. 
 
Covers operation and service of power and manual steering gears, rack and pinion systems, and suspension systems; practices method of four wheel alignment checks and front-end alignment.
 
The theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures related to the modern automotive braking system. Areas of instruction will include: mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical subsystems.
 
A lab experience which will allow the student to acquire competencies in brake diagnosis and repair procedures.
 
AUT-600 Intro to Electrical Systems and Testing, 3 cr.
This course is designed to provide the student with educational activities (theory and lab) as they relate to the fundamentals of electricity and electrical testing procedures and equipment.
 
AUT-608 Automotive Electrical, 3 cr.
Automotive Electrical is designed to provide the automotive student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to competently diagnose and repair the electrical system of today’s automobile.
 
Hands-on class in the operation, construction and repair of alternators, starters and electrical components as they apply to the safety and driver convenience.
 
AUT-651 Advanced Automotive Electrical, 3 cr.
This course is designed to provide the automotive student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to competently diagnose and repair the computer controlled systems used in today’s automobile.
 
This is a study in the theory and hands-on learning activities related to operation, diagnostics and repair procedures of the
modern HVAC systems used in the automotive industry.
 
Operation, diagnosis and repair procedures used to service the modern automotive ignition system.
 
Diagnostic and repair procedures used to service the automotive fuel system from the fuel tank to the fuel injector.
 
Theory of operation, diagnosis and repair procedures for electronic engine control systems used by the automotive industry.
 
Performance Diagnosis is designed to be an applied critical thinking class. By showing them techniques to gather diagnostic information through customer interviews and technical routines they have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to formulate rapid and accurate diagnoses of automatic drivability problems.
 
Automotive Technology OJT is designed to provide the student with the real work learning activities necessary to acquaint them with the function of the modern automotive technician and the skills demanded of them.
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