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Auto Mechanics

 
AUT-Auto Mechanics
AUT 1000
Survey of Automotive Technology
2:2:0
Fall, Spring

An introductory course for those interested in Automotive Technology. Presents basic automotive repair lessons on ignition and fuel systems, brakes, CV joints, and emissions for state inspections. Discusses electrical accessories, computerized engine controls, and chassis components.

AUT 100L
Survey of Automotive Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 1000

Introductory course for those interested in Automotive Technology. Offers basic automotive repair lab experiences on proper and safe equipment usage, vehicle construction, engine operation, steering and suspension components, brakes, measuring and diagnostic tools. Tool room fee of $19 for equipemt applies.

AUT 1110
Brake Systems
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 111L

For automotive majors and other interested community members. Covers the principles of automotive braking including hydraulic theory, diagnosis, and service of brake systems. Studies drum, disc, and power units. Includes wheel bearing adjustments, packing, and troubleshooting. Discusses tire construction including both lateral and radial run out and wheel balancing techniques. Software fee of $10 applies Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 111L
Brake Systems Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1110

Provides hands on brake systems instruction, including drum, disc, and power units. Includes wheel bearing adjustments, packing, and troubleshooting. Labs include tire construction, both lateral and radial run out and wheel balancing techniques. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for computers applies.

AUT 1120
Manual Power Trains
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 112L Recommended

For automotive majors and other interested community members. Designed to develop skills and knowledge in the area of manual transmission/transaxles and driveline components. Covers the function, construction, operation, inspection, troubleshooting and servicing of front, rear, and four-wheel drive power transmission devices used in passenger cars and light trucks. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 112L
Manual Power Trains Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1120

Define diagnosis and repair of manual transmissions including transaxles, differentials, drive shafts, and four wheel drive components. Operation of clutchs with torque and gear application. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $16 for materials applies.

AUT 1130
Engine Repair
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 113L Recommended

Offers an in-depth study of design, operation, troubleshooting, and service procedures for modern gasoline and diesel engines. Presents procedures for disassembly and reassembly of engine units, service, and technical data. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 113A
Engine Repair
2:1:3
Fall, Spring

For automotive majors and other interested community members. Studies construction, operation, and performance of various types of engines. Covers the theory of combustion, and characteristics of fuels, lubrication systems, cooling systems, timing valves, and wear problems with all other parts of the engine. Includes lab experience. Tool room fee of $10 for equipment applies.

AUT 113B
Engine Repair
2:1:3
Fall, Spring

Designed for anyone interested in small-engine repair. Includes hands hands-on application with shop time. Offers practical information about small engines, theory, operations, and maintenance. Provides information, troubleshooting and service techniques for snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, personal watercraft, mowers, tillers, and other small engine applications.

AUT 113L
Engine Repair Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1130

Provides a laboratory experience enhanced by following the Engine Repair ASE task list. Emphases demonstrations, observations and hands-on participation. Utilizes actual vehicle systems of major manufactures to supplement training. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 1160
Automotive Electrical Systems
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
AUT 116L Recommended

Studies electrical and electronic fundamentals found and used on current model automobiles and trucks. Topics of study are: electricity, Ohm's Law, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, electronic devices, schematic user's information, test procedures, test equipment, and batteries.

AUT 116L
Automotive Electrical Systems Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1160

Studies electrical and electronic fundamentals found and used on current model automobiles and trucks. Topics of study are: electricity, Ohm's Law, magnetism, inductance, capacitance, electronic devices, schematic user's information, test procedures, test equipment, and batteries. Lab exercises are correlated with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) P1 task list. Lab work will include activities on lab circuitry and live vehicles. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 1170
Engine Electrical Systems
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1110, AUT 1120, AUT 1130, and AUT 1160
Corequisite(s):
AUT 117L Recommended

Studies the function, construction, operation, testing, diagnosis and servicing of automotive ignition systems, starting, charging/generator systems and battery testing using a variety of diagnostic test equipment.

AUT 117L
Engine Electrical Systems Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer

Studies the function, construction, operation, testing, diagnosis and servicing of automotive ignition systems, starting, charging systems and battery testing using a variety of diagnostic test equipment. Proper use of diagnostic test equipment in the lab and on vehicle systems will stressed. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 1210
Suspension and Steering Systems
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 121L Recommended

Discusses nomenclature, theory of operation, and service procedures for passenger car and light-truck suspensions and computer controlled power steering systems. Includes instruction in two-wheel and four-wheel electronic systems. Presents methods of alignment including computerized alignment and service tools. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 121L
Suspension and Steering Systems Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1210

Provides a laboratory experience enhanced by following the Suspension and Steering ASE task list. Emphases demonstrations, observations and hands-on participation. Utilizes actual vehicle systems of major manufactures to supplement training. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies.Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 1220
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1110, AUT 1120, AUT 1130, and AUT 1160
Corequisite(s):
AUT 122L Recommended

Studies diagnosis, repair, and adjustment of many automatic transmissions and transaxles. Covers planetary gearing, hydraulic theory, strategies for operation, and service of many domestic and imported passenger car and light-truck vehicles. Introduces electronic control theory. Software fee of $10 for applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 122L
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1220

Provides a laboratory experience enhanced by following the Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles ASE task list. Emphasizes demonstrations, observations and hands-on participation. Utilizes actual vehicle systems of major manufactures to supplement training. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $19 for materials applies.

AUT 1230
Engine Performance
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1110, AUT 1120, AUT 1130, and AUT 1160
Corequisite(s):
AUT 123L Recommended

Studies electrical and fuel systems fundamentals found on passenger cars, light-trucks, and marine applications of theory, operation, and construction. Includes solid state electronic ignition systems. Teaches tune-up including diagnosis and troubleshooting. Computerized fuel injection found on gasoline and diesel engines will also be studied. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 123A
Engine Performance
2:1:3
Fall

For automotive majors and other interested community members. Studies electrical and fuel system fundamentals including theory, construction and principles of operation. Covers batteries, lighting, starting, and charging. Includes all solid state electronic and ignition systems. Teaches tune-up including diagnosis and troubleshooting. Studies computerized ignition and fuel injection. Includes lab experience.

AUT 123B
Engine Performance 2nd Half
2:1:3
Spring

Includes advanced instruction in engine performance, starting systems, charging systems, and indicator ciruits. Discusses all mechanical and electronic parts of the vehicle relative to quality engine tune-up and diagnostic instruction. Includes lab experience.

AUT 123L
Engine Performance Lab
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
AUT 1230

Provides a laboratory experience enhanced by following the Engine Performance ASE task list. Emphases demonstrations, observations and hands-on participation. Utilizes actual vehicle systems of major manufactures to supplement training. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 1260
Tech Math for Mechanics
3:3:0
Fall, Spring

For students in Automotive, Collision Repair, and Diesel Mechanics technology majors. Covers principles of math as required by the industry. Studies pressures, measuring engine and horsepower output, hydraulics, torque, and electrical flow. Includes solving equations in percent, proportion, variation, formula rearrangement, function and graphs with right and oblique triangles. Successful completers should be able to solve problems on the job using technical and mathematical data.

AUT 201L
Automotive Service Practicum Engine Performance and Steering Suspension
2:0:6
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1210, AUT 1230 with a grade of C- or better

Includes field type service work in an instructional setting. Emphasizes vehicle service needs which are most frequently required in modern commercial service centers. Requires the diagnosis and repair of computerized vehicle systems. Includes standards for quality and quantity of work produced. Studies parts procurement, estimates, repair orders, and customer relations. Follows ASE P2 Performance Tasks for Steering/Suspension and Engine Performance. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 202L
Automotive Service Practicum Emission Controls and Chassis Electronics
2:0:6
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1160, AUT 1230 with a grade of C- or better

Includes field type service work in an instructional setting. Emphasizes vehicle service needs which are most frequently required in modern commercial service centers. Requires the diagnosis and repair of computerized vehicle systems. Includes standards for quality and quantity of work produced. Studies parts procurement, estimates, repair orders, and customer relations. Follows ASE P2 Performance Tasks for Emission Control Systems and Chassis Electrical. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 203L
Automotive Service Practicum Brake Systems and Transmission Controls
2:0:6
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1110, AUT 1160, AUT 1220 with a grade of C- or better

Includes field type service work in an instructional setting. Emphasizes vehicle service needs which are most frequently required in modern commercial service centers. Requires the diagnosis and repair of computerized vehicle systems. Includes standards for quality and quantity of work produced. Studies parts procurement, estimates, repair orders, and customer relations. Follows ASE P2 Performance Tasks for Automatic Transmissions and Brake Systems including Anti-Lock and Traction Control. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 204L
Automotive Service Practicum Fuel Management Systems and HVACR
2:0:6
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1160, AUT 1230 with a grade of C- or better

Includes field type service work in an instructional setting. Emphasizes vehicle service needs which are most frequently required in modern commercial service centers. Requires the diagnosis and repair of computerized vehicle systems. Includes standards for quality and quantity of work produced. Studies parts procurement, estimates, repair orders, and customer relations. Follows ASE P2 Performance Tasks for Engine Performance and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 2110
Advanced Steering Suspension and Alignment
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1210, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 201L Recommended

Discusses advanced theory of two-wheel and four-wheel alignment. Studies nomenclature, theory of operation and service procedures for mechanical, electronic, and electrical parts of automotive steering and suspension systems. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 2120
Advanced Engine Performance
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1130, AUT 1230, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 202L Recommended

Includes advanced instruction in engine performance, indicator circuits and On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD-II). Discusses mechanical and electronic parts of the vehicle relative to quality engine tune-up and diagnostic instruction. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 2130
Advanced Emission Control Systems
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1130, AUT 1230, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 202L Recommended

Studies emissions control systems on vehicles. Reviews county emissions certification requirements. Emphasizes the pre and post testing of the different emission systems and the control of the systems as they apply to different types of fuel systems. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 2140
Chassis Electrical and Electronics Systems
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1160, AUT 1170 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 202L Recommended

Studies theory, diagnosis, and repair of chassis electrical and electronic systems. Includes the study of lighting systems, electronic dash circuits, inflatable restraint systems, electronic cruise control systems and other accessories found on vehicles.

AUT 2210
Advanced Braking and Control Systems
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1110, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 203L Recommended

An in-depth study of the theory, diagnosis, and repair of electronic controlled braking systems. Includes the study of anti-lock brakes, traction control systems, stability control systems and other control systems found on vehicles. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 2220
Automatic Transmissions and Electronic Controls
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1220, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 203L Recommended

Includes advanced instruction in rear-wheel drive and transaxle automatic transmissions for passenger cars and trucks (light-duty and medium-duty). Studies computerized transmission controls for shifting and torque converter operation. Stresses service, diagnosis and troubleshooting using electronic test equipment. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 2240
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Theory
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 204L Recommended

Offers an In-depth study of automotive heating, ventilation, air conditioning (A/C), and refrigeration systems. Includes theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of HVACR systems. Environmental safety issues are stressed including laws and regulations, CFC recovery and recycling, ozone depletion, and new, environmentally friendly, systems. Computerized automatic temperature controlled systems are also covered. Stresses service, diagnosis and troubleshooting using electronic test equipment. Software fee of $10 applies. Lab access fee of $15 for computers applies.

AUT 224L
Automotive HVAC Lab
1:0:3
Spring
Corequisite(s):
AUT 2240

This course provides a laboratory experience for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning lecture (AUT 2240). Studies and provides experience with R12 and 134a refrigerants, environmental issues, retrofit assemblies, evacuation and charging AC systems, and problem solving of AC systems. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 2250
Electronic Fuel Management Systems
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1230, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 204L Recommended

Studies automotive fuel controls with particular emphasis placed on micro-processor control systems. Studies electronic and mechanical sensors of fuel and ignition systems. Also covers alternative fuel systems. Stresses service, diagnosis and troubleshooting using electronic test equipment.

AUT 2350
Electronic Diesel Fuel Management Systems
2:2:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1230, AUT 1160 with a grade of C- or better
Corequisite(s):
AUT 204L Recommended

Studies automotive diesel fuel controls with particular emphasis placed on micro-processor control systems. Studies electronic and mechanical sensors of diesel fuel and ignition systems. Covers alternative diesel fuel systems i.e. bio-diesel. Stresses service, diagnosis and troubleshooting using electronic test equipment.

AUT 281R
Cooperative Work Experience
1 to 8:0:5 to 40
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
AUT 285R

Designed for Automotive Technology majors. Provides paid, on-the-job work experience in the student's major. Work experience, the correlated class, and enrollment are coordinated by the Cooperative Coordinator. Includes student, employer, and coordinator evaluations, on-site work visits, written assignments, and oral presentations. Provides experience in writing and completing individualized work objectives that improve present work performance. May be repeated as desired for interest. May be graded credit/no credit.

AUT 285R
Cooperative Correlated Class
1:1:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Corequisite(s):
AUT 281R

Designed for Automotive Technology majors. Identifies on-the-job problems and provides remediation of those problems through in-class discussion and study. Includes the study of identifying and maximizing service opportunities. Students register for this class with approval of the Coop coordinator. Included lecture, guest speakers, video tapes, role playing, case analysis, oral presentations, and written assignments. Completers should be better able to perform in their field of work or study. May be repeated as desired for interest.

AUT 299R
SkillsUSA
1:1:0
Fall, Spring

Designed for Automotive Technology majors. Supports and facilitates the goals and objectives of SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a pre-professional student organization that develops social awareness, civic, recreational, and social activities. Students may participate in local, state, and national contests. May be repeated as desired for interest.

AUT 3230
High Performance Engines
3:2:3
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
AUT 1130, AUT 1230, and University Advanced Standing

Offers a more in-depth study of the design factors that are unique to high output engines and how to modify engines to obtain the desired outcome. Studies the characteristics of various fuels used in high performance engines and their effects. Discusses the implications of service learning and ethics in high performance engine applications. Tool room fee of $19 for equipment applies. Course Lab fee of $17 for materials applies.

AUT 3350
Alternative Fuel Systems
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing, Junior Standing, and AUT 2250 or AUT 2260 recommended
Corequisite(s):
AUT 2240 recommended

This course is open to all interested students and community members with departmental approval. Studies current and upcoming alternatives to gasoline as a fuel for the transportation industry that are being promoted, used, and developed by sources within and without the mainstream production system. Includes new alternatives such as CNG/Propane, hydrogen, electric, hybrid (both plug-in and non-plug-in), bio-fuels (both diesel and alcohol), diesel, and fuel cells. Discusses the implications of service learning and ethics in alternative fuel powered vehicles.