Automotive Technology

Course Descriptions

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 110 Intro to Auto Technology
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

This course covers workplace safety, hazardous material and environmental regulations, use of hand tools, service information resources, basic concepts, systems, and terms of automotive technology. Topics include familiarization with vehicle systems along with identification and proper use of various automotive hand and power tools. Upon completion, students should be able to describe safety and environmental procedures, terms associated with automobiles, identify and use basic tools and shop equipment.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 116 Engine Repair
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and 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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: AUT 116

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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 steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 151 Brake Systems
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: AUT 151

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 161 Basic Auto Electricity
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity
Prerequisites: AUT 161
Corequisites: None

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: AUT 163

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 171 Auto Climate Control
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 181 Engine Performance
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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 drivability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 183 Engine Performance
Prerequisites: AUT 181
Corequisites: None

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

This course covers the principals 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. AUT 212 replaces AUT 112 per CRC 09/20/06.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 213 Automotive Servicing
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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, diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 221A Auto Transm/Transax Lab
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: AUT 221

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 231 Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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 servicing 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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 231A Man Trans/Ax/Drtrains Lab
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: AUT 231

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.

 

Effective Term - Fall 2007 [2007*03] - CRC 09/20/06
AUT 281 Adv Engine Performance
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: 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.