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Automotive Technology

AUT 101 Electrical and Electronic Systems (3) 

This course is designed for the study of automotive electrical and electronic systems. The course takes a practical look at electricity and electronics. Topics include completing work orders, describing basic electrical relationships, identifying electrical system faults, and describing basic circuit characteristics. These topics will be covered using a variety of classroom and shop learning and assessment activities.

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AUT 102 Orientation and Shop Safety (1)

The course is designed to provide an introduction and orientation on the use of hand tools and power tools as well as other equipment used in the automotive technology field. Emphasis will also be placed on shop safety.

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AUT 121  Auto Electricity and Electronics (2)

This course deals with the operation, diagnosis, and service of electrical and computer systems found on modern automobiles and light trucks.  The course will focus on the latest developments in the field.

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AUT 122  Brakes I (3)

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how various basic and antilock brake systems work.

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AUT 132  Engine Performance I (3)

This course provides current information to develop the skills needed to diagnose and fix drivability problems.  The course will cover OBD I and OBD II diagnosis as well as computerized power-train systems.

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AUT 142  Automotive Technology Lab I (7)

This lab course is designed to give students practical work experience in diagnosing, repairing, and understanding the components of engine repair, auto transmission/transaxles, and auto service management.  Concurrent enrollment in AUT101, AUT121, AUT122 is required.

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AUT 151  Heating and Air Conditioning (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 142

This course is designed to provide knowledge of basic heating and air conditioning systems. The course will cover theory and operation as well as proper maintenance and service procedures. Emphasis will also be on safety and correct use of air conditioning tools.

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AUT 161  Steering and Suspension I (2)           

This course is designed to provide knowledge about various parts of chassis work, such as wheel alignment, wheel balancing, and suspension system operation and repair.

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AUT 162 Brakes II (3)

Prerequisite: AUT 122

This course builds on material presented in the Brakes I course and is designed to provide an advanced understanding of brake systems correction.

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AUT 172 Engine Performance II

Prerequisite: AUT 132

This course provides current information to develop more advanced skills needed to diagnose and fix more complex drivability problems.  The course will cover analyzing, servicing, and diagnosing a variety of fuel, exhaust, and induction systems.

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AUT 182 Steering and Suspension II (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 142, AUT 161

This course is designed to provide advanced knowledge of various parts of chassis work, such as wheel alignment, wheel balancing, and suspension systems operation and repair. The course will also cover pre-alignment inspections and complex repairs of wheel and tire systems.

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AUT 192  Automotive Technology Lab II (7)  

Prerequisite: AUT142

This lab course is designed to give students practical work experience in diagnosing, repairing, and understanding the components of engine repair, auto transmission/transaxles, and auto service management.  Concurrent enrollment in AUT132, AUT151, AUT161 is required.

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AUT 193  Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles (1)

This course is designed to give students an introduction to the various types of hybrid electric vehicles (HEV). Topic areas include improvement of fuel economy, hybrid designs, HEV components, and the operation of the typical HEV.

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AUT 201  Manual Drive Trains and Axles (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 192

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of torque delivery. The course will cover clutches, drivelines, drive axles, transfer case, and manual transmissions and transaxles.

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AUT 211  Automatic Transmission I (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 192

This course provides an in-depth study of torque delivery and planetary gear sets. Instruction areas include operation, service, diagnosis, and repair of automatic transmission and transaxle functions, including electronic controls.

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AUT 221  Engine Performance and Drivability II (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 192

This course provides current information to develop more advanced skills needed to diagnose and fix more complex drivability problems.  The course will cover analyzing, servicing, and diagnosing a variety of fuel, exhaust, and induction systems.

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AUT 232  Diesel Engine Operation and Diagnosis (1)

Prerequisite: AUT 192

This course is designed to give an introduction to how a diesel engine works.  The course will focus on the difference between direct injection and indirect injection on diesel engine vehicles.  Also covered will be the parts of a diesel engine fuel system, how glow plugs work, and how diesel fuel is rated and tested.

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AUT 242  Automotive Technology Lab III (7)

Prerequisite: AUT 192

This lab course is designed to give students practical work experience in diagnosing, repairing, and understanding the components of engine repair, auto transmission/transaxles, and auto service management.  Concurrent enrollment in AUT193, AUT201, AUT211, and AUT221 is required.

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AUT 251  Engine Repair I (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This course begins with basic engine diagnostics and progresses through engine removal, tear down, short block repair, and cylinder head repair. The course will also emphasize correct engine repair techniques.

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AUT 252 Engine Repair II (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This course covers advanced engine diagnostics as well as engine removal, tear down, short block repair, and cylinder head repair. The course will also emphasize correct engine repair techniques.

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AUT 255  Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II (1)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This course continues the study of automatic transmissions and transaxles and their electronic control circuits, including trouble diagnosis and service procedures.

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AUT 261  Auto Service Management (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This interactive course covers the essentials and rationale for service management.  The course covers shop safety, safety planning, personal planning, supervising, and customer and staff relations.

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AUT 281  Automotive Technology Lab IV (7)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This lab course is designed to give students practical work experience in diagnosing, repairing, and understanding the components of engine repair, auto transmission/transaxles, and auto service management.  Concurrent enrollment in AUT232, AUT251, AUT255, AUT261 is required.

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AUT 291  Service Management Practicum (2)

Prerequisite: AUT 242

This course is a continuation of AUT261 Auto Service Management and is designed to develop professional and personal skills.  Emphasis will be placed on attendance, professional attitude, and laboratory behavior for the fourth semester of the program.

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AUT 295  Occupational Work Experience

Occupational Work Experiences are available to students who have completed at least 85% of their required course hours.  This is an optional course for students wanting practical experience at local businesses or other approved sites.

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