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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY (AUT)

AUT101 - Basic Electricity Credits: 3
In this course students will learn the basic principles of automotive electricty relating to starting and cranking systems. Emphasis will be on diagnosis and re≠pair along with precautions when working with solid state components.

AUT103 - Automotive Fundamentals Credits: 3
In this course students will learn about opportunities within the automotive field relating to employment. Federal regulations regarding automotive shop safety and hazardous material will be covered along with basic engine operating prin≠ciples using shop tools, measuring tools and the latest available service and repair information.

AUT105 - Brake Systems and Chassis Repair Credits: 3
This course will cover the principles of automotive brake and chassis systems. Students will learn the operation and skills needed to service and repair disc and drum friction assemblies, wheel cylinders and brake caliper hydraulics. Emphasis will be on troubleshooting and repair.

AUT106 - Steering and Suspension Systems Credits: 3
This course provides students with a theoretical study of steering and suspen≠sion systems, with emphasis on the diagnosis, service and repair of suspension system components, steering linkage systems and basic alignment geometry.

AUT112 - Fuel Injection Systems Credits: 3
Theory related instruction on the function and operation of the following injection systems: Bosch, D.K.L. Jetronic and General Motors Throttle Body Fuel Injection Systems. Emphasis will be on operation, troubleshooting, service and repair of these systems.

Prerequisites: AUT 101, 104.

AUT114 - Diesel Fundamentals Credits: 3
An introductory course to present the basic operating principles of the diesel engine. Emphasis will be placed on fuel delivery systems and logical troubleshooting and maintenance procedures.

AUT115 - Diesel Specialization Credits: 3
A theoretical study of specialized diesel components with emphasis on injection pumps, governors and fuel injector systems, dynamic timing, injector nozzle cleaning, troubleshooting, service and repair.

AUT117 - Specialized Electronics Training Credits: 3
This introductory course will cover the principles of automotive electronics and automotive electrical systems. It will provide the student with theoretical and practical experiences necessary to fully understand the tools, equipment and measurements necessary for future study in the automotive field.

AUT124 - Cylinder Head Rebuilding Credits: 3
This course will provide the student with the correct service procedures and specifications for the reconditioning of aluminum and cast iron cylinder heads.

AUT130 - Rear Axle and Manual Transmission Drive Line Credits: 3
This course covers operation, diagnosis and overhaul of all current all-wheel drive and four wheel drive transfer cases to include borg-warner 4472 (awd) and the new process 231/241 and the 233/243 electric shift transfer cases. Also included is the automatic 4wd transfer case.

AUT208 - Basic Auto Transmission Credits: 3
Theory related instruction to provide students with the principles and basic concepts of planetary gear sets, fluid couplings, hydraulic control and pressure regulations. Presentation will include detailed descriptions of transmission service and diagnosis of valve body overhaul, and complete transmission overhaul and repair.

AUT209 - Power Plant Overhaul Theory Credits: 3
Theory related instruction and procedures necessary to completely rebuild an automotive engine with emphasis placed on restoring of tolerances and machining of engine components.

AUT210 - Heating & Air Conditioning Theory Credits: 3
Theory related instruction in the function and operatin of automotive heating and air conditioning systems with emphasis placed on diagnosis, service, and repair of these systems.

AUT211 - Advanced Automatic Transmissions Credits: 3
Theory related instruction to provide students with the principles and basic concept of front wheel drive transmissions. Emphasis will be placed on operation, construction, diagnosis, overhaul, and on car service and adjustments of the transaxle and converter clutch.

Prerequisites: AUT 101, AUT 208.


AUT220 - Electronic Fuel Injection Drivability Credits: 3
This course will cover drivability-type problems related to GM, Ford, Daimlerchrysler, and imports to include troubleshooting and repair of these systems.

Prerequisites: AUT 101, 112, 117.


AUT228 - Chassis Body Electrical Credits: 3
This course is designed for the advance automotive student with a strong basic electrical background. In this course students will learn the operation and proper diagnostic procedures for domestic and import restraint systems, door and window controls, instrumentation and windshield wiper systems using strategy based diagnosis.

Prerequisites: AUT 101, AUT 117