(AUT) Automotive Technology Courses


(3 credits)  AUT 110 - Introduction to Automotive Electronics
Prerequisite: MAT 033 or MAT 041
Corequisite: AUT 111
An introduction to voltage, current and resistance, series and parallel circuits, batteries, and electronic components. Also covers wiring schematics, wire repair, and circuit troubleshooting. For automotive students. 3 lecture / 1 laboratory hours

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(5 credits)  AUT 111 - Automotive Service Fundamentals
Corequisite: AUT 110
Introduction to the automobile and its operating systems. Emphasizes theories of operation, service facility practices and current servicing procedures, with detailed attention to each individual system including diagnosis and repair. Personal safety policies in the work environment are stressed in detail. 2 lecture / 6 laboratory hours

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(3 credits)  AUT 112 - Automotive Fuel Systems
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111
An examination of gasoline and diesel automotive fuel systems, including fuel basics, electronic fuel injection systems, gasoline direct injection, diesel fuel delivery systems, and On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD II). Lessons focus on theory of operation, driveability diagnostic procedures, and the use of diagnostic equipment. 2 lecture / 3 laboratory hours

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(4 credits)  AUT 113 - Suspension, Steering and Alignment
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111 with a minimum C grade
Theory of operation and service of vehicular suspension and steering systems, with emphasis on component inspection and replacement. Addresses four-wheel alignment with lab activities using a drive-on alignment rack and computer alignment machine. 2 lecture / 4 laboratory hours

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(3 credits)  AUT 114 - Automotive Electricity and Electronics
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111
An examination of electrical/electronic principles applied to current automotive systems. Subjects include electronic control systems, starting and charging systems, wiring diagrams, chassis wiring service, vehicle communication networks, passive restraints, electrical power management, infotainment, navigation, and electrical accessories. Diagnostic skills, testing procedures, and proper service and repair of components emphasized. 2 lecture / 3 laboratory hours

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(4 credits)  AUT 115 - Automotive Brake Systems
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111 with a minimum C grade
The principles and servicing of both disc and drum brake systems used on today's automobiles and light trucks, including computer-controlled anti-lock braking systems with traction and stability control. Emphasis on malfunction diagnosis, use of road testing techniques and visual brake inspection procedures, repair integrity, plus hydraulic theory and component machining operations. 2 lecture / 4 laboratory hours

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(1 credit)  AUT 122 - Internship in Automotive Technology I
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111 with a minimum C grade
Corequisites: AUT 211, AUT 212

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(1 credit)  AUT 123 - Internship in Automotive Technology II
Corequisites: AUT 114, AUT 115

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(1 credit)  AUT 221 - Internship in Automotive Technology III
Corequisites: AUT 213, AUT 224

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(1 credit)  AUT 222 - Internship in Automotive Technology IV
Corequisite: AUT 225

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Application of knowledge acquired from lecture and laboratory instruction to gain relevant on-the-job experience in repairing customer vehicles in an actual automotive service facility. The apprentice is supervised by an experienced service employee who works with the program coordinator in developing goals and evaluating performance. 300 work experience hours


(3 credits)  AUT 211 - Automotive Emissions and Driveability
Prerequisite: AUT 112
Examines relationships between gasoline and diesel emissions and engine performance. Teachings from AUT 111 and AUT 112 applied to properly diagnose driveability concerns. Recommended repair procedures are explored to achieve the best performance and reduced emissions. Electronic engine controls examined with an emphasis on operation and emission standards. 2 lecture / 3 laboratory hours

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(3 credits)  AUT 212 - Automotive Air Conditioning
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111 with a minimum C grade
Examines automotive air conditioning/heating systems in use today, with topics ranging from fundamentals of refrigeration to automatic temperature control (ATC) system operation. Addresses proper diagnosis and repair of systems and components as well as environmental obligations. 2 lecture / 2 laboratory hours

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(4 credits)  AUT 213 - Engine Service
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111
Diagnosis, failure analysis, and rebuilding procedures for automobile engines. Topics include engine operating principles, component measurement techniques, engine removal and installation, and service information usage for diagnosis. Each student is required to completely disassemble, diagnose, and assemble several gasoline and diesel engines. Involves extensive use of special tools and equipment. 2 lecture / 5 laboratory hours

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(1 credit)  AUT 223 - Internship in Automotive Technology - Independent Study
Prerequisites: AUT 114, AUT 115, AUT 122, AUT 123, AUT 211, AUT 212, AUT 213, AUT 221, AUT 222, AUT 224, AUT 225
Application of knowledge acquired from lecture and lab instruction to gain relevant, practical on-the-job experience in repairing customer vehicles in an actual automotive service facility. An experienced service employee within the business supervises the student/apprentice and works with the automotive program coordinator in developing goals and evaluating performance. 320 work experience hours

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(3 credits)  AUT 224 - Manual Transmissions and Drivelines
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111 with a minimum C grade
Study of automotive systems for torque multiplication and speed reduction includes the relationship of engine speed and vehicle speed and its effect on fuel economy. Other topics include clutch service, front and rear wheel drive applications, component replacement, differentials, diagnosis, removal and reinstallation procedures, and transmission overhaul. Involves extensive use of special tools and test equipment. 2 lecture / 3 laboratory hours

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(3 credits)  AUT 225 - Automatic Transmission Service
Prerequisites: AUT 110, AUT 111, AUT 224 with a minimum C grade
Principles of operation and proper diagnostic and repair procedures for current automatic transmissions and transaxles, including electronic computer-controlled designs. Covers basic hydraulic theory with emphasis on the use of test equipment for diagnosis and in-car service. Each student is required to disassemble, overhaul, and assemble several automatic transmissions and transaxles. 2 lecture / 3 laboratory hours

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