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Automotive Service Technology (AUTO)

  • AUTO 1040 
    Automotive for Non-Majors

    3  credit hours

    Overview of personal auto maintenance principles. Topics include proper maintenance for longevity, resale value, and safety; how vehicle systems work; and how to complete some light vehicle repairs. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1110 
    Engine Design and Operation

    3  credit hours

    Design, operation and troubleshooting procedures of the gasoline engine. Includes disassembly, identification and inspection of parts, use of service manuals, safety and shop procedures. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1120 
    Manual Drive Train and Axles

    4  credit hours

    Inspection, construction, nomenclature, diagnosis, disassembly and assembly of manual drive train components including clutch, manual transmission, driveshaft, universal joint, constant velocity joint, final drive, manual transaxle, transfer case and locking hub assemblies. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1131 
    Automotive Basic Electricity

    4  credit hours

    Automotive circuit construction emphasizing meter usage. Analog and digital meters and oscilloscopes are stressed. Practical approach to reading wiring diagrams, service manuals and manufacturers' repair procedures, including diagnosis of selected vehicle accessory circuits. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1140 
    Suspension, Steering and Alignment

    3  credit hours

    Front and rear suspension systems for front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive vehicles. Steering systems, including rack and pinion, are diagnosed and repaired. Wheels and tires and their effect on handling and ride. Wheel alignment angles are measured and adjusted. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1232 
    Automotive Engine Electricity

    4  credit hours

    Starting and charging systems, including starting and charging components. System testing for both no-start and preventive maintenance conditions and charging system construction and on-car testing. Construction, operation, function and testing of ignition systems of current vehicles, including electronic ignition, distributorless ignition and oscilloscope testing. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1240 
    Braking Systems

    4  credit hours

    Automotive braking systems including rotor and drum machining, caliper and wheel cylinder rebuilding, wheel-bearing service, brake pad and shoe replacement, and diagnosis and service of anti-lock systems. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1250 
    Automotive Air Conditioning and Heating

    4  credit hours

    The servicing of automotive air conditioning and heating systems, including refrigerant recovery and recycling, compressor clutch and seal repair, performance testing, and system diagnosis and repair. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1261 
    Engine Controls & Emissions I

    4  credit hours

    General Motors engine computer controls, including inspection, testing, and diagnosis of sensors, fuel injectors, emission controls, and fuel delivery by using scan tools, electrical meters, and exhaust gas infrared analyzers. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 1840 
    Independent Study

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • AUTO 2120 
    Automatic Transmission

    3  credit hours

    Inspection, construction, nomenclature, diagnosis, disassembly and assembly of automatic transmissions and automatic transaxles, including fundamental operation and construction, inspection and rebuilding of apply devices, planetary gear sets, oil pumps, valve bodies and one-way clutches. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One or consent of instructor (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2133 
    Automotive Body Electricity

    3  credit hours

    Selected automotive electrical accessories will be emphasized. Diagnose and repair causes of poor, intermittent, and/or no operation of accessories, such as windshield wipers and washers, power windows, power seats, power mirrors, power antennas, cruise controls, window de-icers, automatic headlights, power door locks, vehicle networks, and security systems. Completion of Automotive Service Technology 1261 is recommended prior to enrollment. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131 and Automotive Service Technology 1232, both courses with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2162 
    Engine Controls and Emissions II

    4  credit hours

    Computerized engine control systems common to Ford and Daimler Chrysler vehicles. Testing of sensors, components, systems, circuits, on-board diagnosing, scan-tool use, and fuel injectors. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1131, Automotive Service Technology 1232, and Automotive Service Technology 1261, all with a grade of C or better or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (3 lecture hours, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2220 
    Advanced Automotive Drivetrains

    3  credit hours

    Inspection, construction, operation, and diagnosis of automatic and manual transmission, transaxle, transfer case, and driveline electrical components and controls. Includes fundamental theory, operation, construction, inspection, and diagnosis of switches, sensors, solenoids, motors, and control devices. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1120, Automotive Service Technology 1131 and Automotive Service Technology 2120 with a grade of a C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours).

  • AUTO 2280 
    Automotive Service

    6  credit hours

    Trade experience for the advanced automotive student. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1110, Automotive Service Technology 1120, Automotive Service Technology 1140, Automotive Service Technology 1232, Automotive Service Technology 1240, Automotive Service Technology 1250, Automotive Service Technology 1261 and Automotive Service Technology 2120 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 lecture hour, 10 lab hours).

  • AUTO 2345 
    Automotive Hybrid Technology

    2  credit hours

    An overview of hybrid vehicles. Terminology, safety requirements, theory of operation, and modification to other automotive systems are reviewed. Inspection and diagnosis of hybrid systems using specialized tools. Also examined is the impact of hybrid technology on the automotive industry. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2364 
    Automotive ScanTool Usage & Exploration

    1  credit hour

    Hands-on practice and experience with multiple manufacturer-specific and generic OBD2 ScanTools. Students will explore the many different functions of original equipment and aftermarket ScanTools for diagnosis and programming capabilities on multiple vehicle systems. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1232 or equivalent or Automotive Service Technology 1261 or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2365 
    Intro to Diesel Fuel Systems & Emissions

    2  credit hours

    A generic course designed to increase the knowledge of diesel engine design, fuel control systems, and emission controls. Topics of discussion include direct and indirect injection, mechanical fuel systems, unit injection systems, electronic diesel control, hydraulically actuated electronic unit injectors (HEUI), common-rail fuel systems and related emission control devices. Prerequisite: Automotive Service Technology 1110 and Automotive Service Technology 1261 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2370 
    A.S.E. Certification Analysis & Tech

    2  credit hours

    An integrative course teaching a higher level of skills to combine previous courses and introduce updates in technology to prepare for the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exams. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (2 lecture hours)

  • AUTO 2840 
    Experimental/Pilot Class

    1 to 6  credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline. This course is used to pilot a proposal for a permanent discipline course. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One (6 lecture hours, 12 lab hours)

  • AUTO 2860 
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • AUTO 2865 
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1 to 4  credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

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