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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.
 
Basic theory and correct procedures for servicing vehicles provide the student with the skills and knowledge required for routine vehicle maintenance.
 
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.
 
Basic engine theory; parts identification, wear measurements, wear locations, valve refacing, valve guide service, valve seat reconditioning and engine diagnosis using various tests. Includes the reconditioning of cylinders, crankshaft and camshaft.
 
Disassembly and assembly procedures. Diagnosis of engine malfunctions, minor repair and complete overhaul, excluding rebuilding procedures such as boring cylinders and grinding crankshafts.
 
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.
 
Basic principles of brakes, the hydraulic system, disc and drum brakes, parking brakes and power assist units. Emphasis on operation, diagnosis and repair of various braking systems.
 
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.
 
A lab experience that will provide the student with the opportunity to perform diagnosis, repair, and adjustment of automotive chassis electrical systems. Skills acquired in previous labs may be reviewed.
 
Basic electricity as it pertains to the automotive chassis electrical systems. The operation, construction, and repair of charging and starting systems will be covered. Electrical components as they apply to the safety and driver convenience systems of the auto will be studied and service repair procedures investigated.
 
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.
 
The theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Lab experience will provide the student with the opportunity to acquire the competencies required for successful automotive air conditioning and heater maintenance.
 
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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