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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

AUT 100
Automotive Fundamentals
2 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Provides the non-automotive major with basic automotive vehicle system knowledge. Includes an overview of the automotive vehicle and its systems and provides information on vehicle service and maintenance.

AUT 101
Introduction to Automotive Technology
2 to 4 credits
Offered upon request

Provides an in depth study of basic automotive vehicle systems. This course provides basic operational knowledge, care and maintenance of engine, fuel, ignition, suspension, brakes, electrical, and drive train systems.
2 Credit Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format
3 Credit Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format
4 Credit Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 103
Principles of Automotive High Performance
3 credits
Offered upon request

Theory and application of engineering principles to optimize the performance characteristics of automotive engines, power trains, and chassis.

AUT 104
Small Engines
2 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Provides operational principles, diagnosis, service, and overhaul procedures of small two-stroke and four-stroke gasoline engines.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 105
Automotive Electrical Fundamentals
2 credits

Offered every fall semester
Provides a study of automotive electrical and electronic fundamentals with an emphasis on Ohm's law and application of Ohm's law in solving electrical system failures. This course provides an in-depth study on how to properly use wiring and current flow diagrams in electrical diagnosis and repair. Includes using industry standard diagnostic equipment and techniques. Prepares the student to take the ASE Certification Test on Electrical/Electronic Systems.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 106
Internal Combustion Engines
4 credits

Offered upon request
Provides theory, diagnosis, and service common to all automotive internal combustion engines. Includes engine rebuilding and performance testing. This course prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Engine Repair.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 107
Automotive Electrical Systems and Equipment
2 credits

Offered every fall semester
Provides a study of automotive starting, supplemental restraint (air bag) and charging electrical systems and components. An emphasis is placed on electrical system diagnosis and electrical repair. Includes using various industry standard diagnostic electrical equipment and testing techniques. Prepares the student to take the ASE Certification Test on Electrical/Electronic Systems.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 110
Fuel and Emission Systems
2 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Provides theory, diagnosis, and service of automotive fuel and emission systems. Includes an opportunity to analyze fuel and emission components and systems with emphasis on practical application of computer controlled fuel and emission systems. This course, together with AUT 260, prepares students for the ASE Certification Test on Engine Performance.
2 Credit Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format
3 Credit Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format


AUT 120
Power Transmission
3 credits

Offered every spring semester
Provides theory, diagnosis, and service of clutches, drive line, synchro transmissions and final drives. Includes standard transaxles and 4-wheel drive. Prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Manual Drive Train.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 131
Steering and Suspension Systems
3 credits

Offered every spring semester
Provides the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive steering and suspension systems. This in-depth study includes tires and wheels, wheel balancing, two and four wheel alignment, and diagnostic and service techniques. Prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Steering and Suspension Systems.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 132
Automotive Brake Systems
2 credits

Offered every spring semester
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Provides the theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive brake systems, and a study of disc and drum brake systems. The course covers anti-lock brakes, hydraulic operation, and brake system service, diagnosis, and repair. Prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Brakes.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 150
Auto Body Repair
3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Students taking this course will study the effects of heat, water, and corrosion on plastic and metal designed auto bodies, and receive instruction in the techniques and skills of repairing, coating, finishing, forming, and shaping of these bodies.

AUT 180
Automotive Shop Service Techniques
2 credits

Offered every spring semester
Provides individualized self-paced instruction in service and repair of automotive engines, electrical, transmissions, brakes, suspension and A/C. Includes an opportunity for the individual to service and repair vehicle systems and components using proper reference material. Emphasis is placed on the student's ability to demonstrate practical application of learned skills related to automotive service. This course prepares students for all eight ASE certification tests. Intended for majors.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 220
Automotive Electronics and Computerized Engine Controls
3 credits

Offered spring semester in odd-numbered years
Provides a study of automotive power train electronic systems and addresses electronic principles. Includes an in-depth study of electronic engine/power train control operation, trouble shooting techniques, and proper repair of these systems. This course requires that each student have basic skills and knowledge in electrical/electronic fundamentals and prepares the student to take the ASE tests which have electrical/electronic or automotive computer control system questions.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 230
Automatic Transmissions
4 credits

Offered every fall semester
Provides a study of the operating principles of modern automatic transmissions and transaxles. Includes diagnosis, maintenance, testing, repair, and basic information on computer power train control systems. Prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Automatic Transmissions/Transaxle.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 260
Engine Performance and Driveability
2 credits
Offered every spring semester

Provides instruction in diagnostic procedures for driveability concerns on automotive vehicles. Includes an in-depth study in modern ignition, fuel and power train computer controlled systems. Gives the student the opportunity to use industry standard testing equipment such as PC based scopes and hand-held scanners. This course requires an understanding of automotive electrical and electronic fundamentals and, together with AUT 110, prepares the student for ASE Certification Test on Engine Performance.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 265
Vehicle Emission Strategies and Testing
2 credits

Offered every spring semester
Provides instruction on diagnostic procedures for automotive emission failure concerns. Includes an in-depth study in how modern fuel, ignition, and power train computer controlled systems relate to exhaust emission strategies. Gives the student the opportunity to use industry standard testing equipment such as hand-held scanners and infrared exhaust analyzers. This course requires the student to have basic skills and knowledge in electrical/electronic fundamentals and, together with AUT 110, prepares the student for ASE certification test on Engine Performance.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 266
Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
3 credits

Offered spring semester in even-numbered years
Provides a study of the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service of modern automotive heating and air conditioning systems, including R12 and R134a systems. Includes an in-depth study of a/c system operation, diagnostic and service procedures, and environmental concerns. Prepares students for ASE Certification Test on Heating and Air Conditioning.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 280
Advanced Shop
3 credits

Offered every spring semester
Provides the student with an opportunity to perform advanced automotive service work in preparation for entry into the automotive trade. Includes an option for the student to develop skills at an automotive worksite. This course addresses all service and repair on any vehicle system and provides the student exposure to shop management operations and strategies. This course is intended for the automotive major only and prepares the student to take all eight ASE automotive certification exams.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

AUT 297
Workshop
1 to 6 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Automotive Technology.

AUT 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Automotive Technology.

AUT 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment
Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.