Automotive Technology (AUT)
AUT 150. Automotive Fuel and Induction Systems. 3 Credit Hours.
This course is a study of fuel and induction systems which includes gasoline fuel delivery systems, and diesel engines. Diagnosis and repair techniques as well as basics of the control systems will be covered.
Corequisite: AUT 151.
AUT 151. Automotive Engine Operation. 3 Credit Hours.
This course will be concerned with theory, design and repair procedures of the automotive engine including valves and lower engine service. Additional lab hours required.
AUT 156. Automotive Electricity. 3 Credit Hours.
This course is a study of the fundamentals of automotive electricity, magnetism, induction, and the use of wiring diagrams. This course also includes operating principles, diagnosis and repair of starting systems, charging systems, ignition systems, batteries, lighting and accessory circuits. Additional lab hours required.
AUT 158. Charts, Diagrams and Handbook Usage. 2 Credit Hours.
This course teaches the use of handbooks, with emphasis upon interpreting specifications and automotive charts and diagrams.
AUT 167. Automotive Electronics. 3 Credit Hours.
This course deals with advanced electrical systems including basics of electronic engine control systems, electronic functions, electronic system diagnosis and repair. Additional lab hours may be required.
Prerequisite: AUT 156.
AUT 168. Suspension and Steering I. 3 Credit Hours.
This course will be concerned with the design principles, diagnosis and repair of the front and rear suspension systems including front-end alignment, 4-wheel alignment, manual and power steering assemblies and related components to include gears and linkages, as well as tire and wheel balance. Additional lab hours required.
AUT 169. Suspension and Steering II. 3 Credit Hours.
Continuation of AUT 168 including the design, principles of operation, diagnosis and repair of the following components conventional brake systems, anti-lock brake systems, electronic steering and ride control systems. Attention is given to live car diagnosis and repair procedures related to frame, suspension, steering, and brake components. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisite: AUT 168.
AUT 256. Automotive Powertrains. 3 Credit Hours.
Theory of operation and service and service procedures of drive lines, constant velocity joints, manual transmissions and transaxles, differentials and clutches.
Corequisite: AUT 272 and AUT 282.
Prerequisite: AUT 281.
AUT 259. Emissions and Drivability Diagnosis. 3 Credit Hours.
This course emphasizes proper diagnostic procedures and use of proper test equipment such as oscilloscopes, exhaust analyzers, meters, and Powertrain Control test equipment. Additional lab hours required.
Corequisite: AUT 258.
Prerequisites: AUT 150 and AUT 167.
AUT 271. Diagnostic Equipment and Emissions. 3 Credit Hours.
Students will learn proper diagnosis and troubleshooting procedures and related test equipment including oscilloscopes, infra-red exhaust analyzers, meters, gauges and diagnostic lane exposure. Additional lab hours required.
Prerequisites: AUT 150, AUT 167 and AUT 169.
AUT 272. Accessories, Controls and Air Conditioning. 3 Credit Hours.
This course emphasizes theory, operation and design of power windows, power seats, speed controls, vacuum systems, other accessories, and air conditioning. Additional lab hours may be required.
Prerequisites: AUT 271, AUT 281 and AUT 291.
AUT 273. Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles. 3 Credit Hours.
AUT 281. Automotive Field Work I. 5 Credit Hours.
This is an advanced course with practical application on customer's vehicles, involving student work on the diagnosis, testing, and repair of vehicles. Students have the responsibility of all shop functions. Emphasis of lab work will include five of the ASE service specialty areas. Additional lab hours required.
Corequisites: AUT 271, AUT 273, AUT 291.
Prerequisites: AUT 150, AUT 156, and AUT 169.
AUT 282. Automotive Field Work II. 5 Credit Hours.
AUT 291. Automotive Service Management. 2 Credit Hours.
This is a Service Advisor training course complete with necessary management practices enabling a student to understand the set-up of the automotive service department. The studies include customer relations, repair order writing, and economics of shop operations. Additional hours required.