Automotive Technology Courses

AUT101 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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AUT121 Auto Electricity & 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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AUT122 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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AUT125 Undercar Maintenance (3)

In this course students will study and perform tasks from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation’s (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Program. These studies include elements from general engine repair service, cylinder head and valve train diagnosis and repair, lubrication and cooling system service, and heating and A/C system service.  After completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of vehicle service requirements and safety procedures.

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AUT126 Underhood Maintenance (3)

In this course students will study and perform tasks from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation’s (NATEF) Maintenance and Light Repair (MLR) Program. Covers major vehicle operations; basic maintenance, lubrication, cooling, lighting, brakes, tires, ignition systems, and electrical/electronics.  After completion of this course, students will have a basic understanding of vehicle service requirements and safety procedures.

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AUT132 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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AUT142 Automotive Technology Lab I (5)

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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AUT151 Heating and Air Conditioning (2)

Prerequisite: AUT142

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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AUT161 Suspension and Steering I (3)           

This course is a lecture course designed for students to increase their knowledge of various parts of chassis work, such as wheel alignment, wheel balancing, and suspension system operation and repair.

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AUT192 Automotive Technology Lab II (5)  

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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AUT193 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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AUT201 Manual Drive Trains and Axles (2)

Prerequisite: AUT192

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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AUT211 Automatic Transmission I (2)

Prerequisite: AUT192

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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AUT221 Engine Performance and Drivability II (2)

Prerequisite: AUT192

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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AUT242 Automotive Technology Lab III (7)

Prerequisite: AUT192

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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AUT251 Engine Repair (2)

Prerequisite: AUT242

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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AUT255 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle II (1)

Prerequisite: AUT242

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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AUT261 Auto Service Management (2)

Prerequisite: AUT242

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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AUT281 Automotive Technology Lab IV (7)

Prerequisite: AUT242; Corequisites: AUT251, AUT255, AUT261, and AUT291

This course is a lab course designed to give students practical work experience to diagnose, repair, and understand the components of engine repair auto transmission/transaxles, and auto service management.

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AUT291 Service Management Practicum (1)

Prerequisite: AUT242

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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AUT295 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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