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AUTO 115 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS

This course covers the theory, operation, maintenance, and repair of automotive and light truck brake systems. The main emphasis is on brake maintenance/service and diagnostic troubleshooting through a reasonable understanding of brake theory. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE).

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

AUTO 118 AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

This course includes the theory and principles of the operation, construction, maintenance, and repair of steering and suspension system components. It includes both standard and power steering and both front and rear suspension systems of passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and sport utility vehicles. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Spring

AUTO 125 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL I

This is a course of study designed to prepare students with the fundamentals needed to study, diagnose, and repair all automotive electrical and electronic circuits and systems. Students study basic electrical theories, basic electrical circuits, common electrical components, troubleshooting methods, use of basic test equipment, diagnosis of faulty circuit operation, wiring, use of wiring diagrams, automotive batteries, lighting systems, and electrical accessories. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Fall

AUTO 128 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL II

This course encompasses the theory of operation, construction, maintenance, testing, and repair of automotive ignition systems, charging systems, starting systems, lighting systems, and electrical accessories. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: AUTO 125 or permission of the instructor

(4: 3 ,3) Fall

AUTO 131 LAB PRACTICAL I

This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair is done under the supervision of faculty and staff. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on customer- or College-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Students also utilize this lab to perform required tasks related to the current semester courses.

Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 115 and AUTO 125

(2: 0, 6) Fall

AUTO 138 AUTOMOTIVE FUEL SYSTEMS

This course includes the theory of operation, construction, maintenance, repair, adjustment, and safety aspects of automotive gasoline fuel systems. This encompasses gasoline composition; fuel tanks, lines, and filters; fuel pumps; mechanical and computerized carburetion; and electronic fuel injection. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Spring

AUTO 148 LAB PRACTICAL II

This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair is done under the supervision of faculty and staff. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on customer- or College-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Students also utilize this lab to perform required tasks related to the current semester courses.

Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 118, AUTO 128, and AUTO 138

(2: 0, 6) Spring

AUTO 201 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES

This course includes the theory of operation, construction, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of the following engine systems: engine valves and valve train, block, crankshaft, pistons, rings, connecting rods, crankshaft, bearings, lubrication and cooling systems. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(5: 4, 3) Fall

AUTO 208 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

This is a course in the components, construction, and theory of operation of automatic transmissions and transaxles, including laboratory experience in the servicing, diagnosis, and repair of these automatic transmission units. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(5: 4, 3) Spring

AUTO 218 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVE LINES

This course covers the components, construction, and theory of operation of the clutch assembly, manual transmissions and transaxles, drive lines, and final drive assemblies including laboratory experience in the servicing, diagnosis, and repair of these automotive components. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Spring

AUTO 225 AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEMS

This is a course in the theory of operation, construction, diagnosis, and service of automotive computer and electronic fuel injection systems. The course includes a study of components and circuits that are common to all computerized control and fuel injection systems. Students learn how to diagnose and repair system components using commonly available test equipment. Applying operational theory for diagnosis is heavily stressed in this course. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisites: AUTO 125, AUTO 128, and AUTO 138 or permission of the instructor

(5: 4, 3) Fall

AUTO 228 ADVANCED COMPUTER SYSTEMS

This is a course in the theory of operation, construction, diagnosis, and service of advanced

automotive systems. The course includes a study of air bag systems, alternative fuels, second- generation on-board diagnostic systems (OBD-II), electronic instrumentation, advanced ignition systems, advanced anti-lock brake systems, and current developments in the automotive field.

Prerequisites: AUTO 125, AUTO 128, AUTO 138, AUTO 225, and AUTO 235 or permission of the instructor.

(3: 3, 0) Spring

AUTO 231 LAB PRACTICAL III

This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair is done under the supervision of faculty and staff. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on customer- or College-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Students also utilize this lab to perform required tasks related to the current semester courses.

Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 201, AUTO 225, and AUTO 235

(2: 0, 6) Fall

AUTO 235 AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION SYSTEMS

This course encompasses the function, construction, operation, and diagnosis of automotive emission and engine control systems. Students study the formation of and types of automotive pollutants and how each can be reduced using emission/engine control systems. Students also learn how malfunctioning emission control devices can affect engine performance, driveability, and emission inspection test results. Use of the latest emission and engine control test equipment to assist in diagnosis is heavily emphasized. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: AUTO 138 or permission of the instructor.

(3: 2, 3) Fall

AUTO 238 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING

This is a course in the theory of operation, construction, maintenance, repair, and adjustment of various automotive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The course is designed to aid students in applying the theory of operation to the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of automotive air conditioners and heaters. The laboratory component of the course includes various activities that follow the guidelines of NATEF and ASE.

Prerequisite: None

(4: 3, 3) Spring

AUTO 248 LAB PRACTICAL IV

This is an automotive laboratory course that deals with the diagnosis and repair of common automotive problems. All diagnosis and repair is done under the supervision of faculty and staff. Service, diagnosis, and repair procedures are performed on customer- or College-owned vehicles to simulate working in the industry. Students also utilize this lab to perform required tasks related to the current semester courses.

Prerequisites or corequisites: AUTO 208, AUTO 218, and AUTO 238

(2: 0, 6) Spring

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