Academics Course Descriptions

COURSE NO
AUT 116A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 116
Prerequisite:
None

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information.

COURSE NO
AUT 123
CLASS
1
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
2
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the diagnosis, repair and service of the vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and transmissions and use of proper service procedures for diagnosis, service and removal and replacement of major components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic service and diagnosis of the powertrain and related systems, and to perform in vehicle repairs and remove and replace components.

COURSE NO
AUT 141
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair various steering and suspension components, check and adjust various alignment angles, and balance wheels.

COURSE NO
AUT 141A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 141
Prerequisite:
None

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placementin meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.

COURSE NO
AUT 151
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.

COURSE NO
AUT 151A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 151
Prerequisite:
None

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum-boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock, parking brake systems and emerging brake systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.

COURSE NO
AUT 161
CLASS
4
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
5
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers basic electrical theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment, and diagnosis, repair, and replacement of batteries, starters, and alternators. Topics include Ohm’s Law, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, and basic troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair basic wiring, battery, starting, charging, and electrical concerns.

COURSE NO
AUT 162
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
RED 080

This course covers electrical/electronic diagnosis/repair, including wiring diagrams, instrumentation, and electronic/computer-controlled devices and accessories. Topics include interpreting wiring diagrams and diagnosis and repair of chassis electrical and electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to read and interpret wiring diagrams and determine/perform needed repairs on chassis electrical and electronic systems.

COURSE NO
AUT 163
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, AUT 161

This course covers electronic theory, wiring diagrams, test equipment,
and diagnosis, repair, and replacement of electronics, lighting, gauges,
horn, wiper, accessories, and body modules. Topics include networking
and module communication, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit
testing, and troubleshooting. Upon completion, students should be able to
properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair wiring, lighting,
gauges, accessories, modules, and electronic concerns.

COURSE NO
AUT 163A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 163
Prerequisite:
None

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include networking and module communication, circuit construction, wiring diagrams, circuit testing, troubleshooting and emerging electrical/ electronic systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to properly use wiring diagrams, diagnose, test, and repair wiring, lighting, gauges, accessories, modules, and electronic concerns.

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