Academics Course Descriptions

COURSE NO
AUT 171
CLASS
2
LAB
4
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the theory of refrigeration and heating, electrical/electronic/pneumatic controls, and diagnosis/repair of climate control systems. Topics include diagnosis and repair of climate control components and systems, recovery/recycling of refrigerants, and safety and environmental regulations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the operation, diagnose, and safely service climate control systems using appropriate tools, equipment, and service information.

COURSE NO
AUT 181
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the introduction, theory of operation, and basic diagnostic procedures required to restore engine performance to vehicles equipped with complex engine control systems. Topics include an overview of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related driveability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

COURSE NO
AUT 181A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 181
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 overviews of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices and emerging engine performance technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related driveability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

COURSE NO
AUT 183
CLASS
2
LAB
6
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
4
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
State, AUT 181

This course covers study of the electronic engine control systems, the diagnostic process used to locate engine performance concerns, and procedures used to restore normal operation. Topics will include currently used fuels and fuel systems, exhaust gas analysis, emission control components and systems, OBD II (on-board diagnostics) and inter-related electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair complex engine performance concerns using appropriate test equipment and service information.

COURSE NO
AUT 212
CLASS
3
LAB
0
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the principles of management essential to decision-making, communication, authority, and leadership. Topics include shop supervision, shop organization, customer relations, cost effectiveness and work place ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to describe basic automotive shop operation from a management standpoint.

COURSE NO
AUT 221
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions/transaxles. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory and diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.

COURSE NO
AUT 221A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 221
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 hydraulic,pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.

COURSE NO
AUT 231
CLASS
2
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual
transmissions/transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives.
Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train service
and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment.
Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory,
diagnose and repair manual drive trains.

COURSE NO
AUT 231A
CLASS
0
LAB
3
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
1
Corequisites:
State, AUT 231
Prerequisite:
None

This course is an optional lab for the program that needs to meet NATEF hour standards but does not have a co-op component in the program. Topics include manual drive train diagnosis, service and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair manual drive trains.

COURSE NO
AUT 281
CLASS
2
LAB
2
WORK EXP/ CLINICAL
0
CREDIT
3
Corequisites:
None
Prerequisite:
None

This course utilizes service information and specialized test equipment to diagnose and repair power train control systems. Topics include computerized ignition, fuel and emission systems, related diagnostic tools and equipment, data communication networks, and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform diagnosis and repair.

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