2018-2019 Catalog

AUTO - AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

AUTO 1580 BASIC AUTO MAINTENANCE

This course is designed for non-degree students. The course offers students instruction in the basics of automotive systems operation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and repair, along with the terminology, proper use of tools, and procedures required to perform these tasks.

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AUTO 1690 MANUAL POWER TRANSMISSION FUNDAMENTALS

This course is designed to introduce the student to fundamentals, theory and applications as well as diagnosis and repair procedures for all manual shift transmission and drive train components.

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AUTO 1700 ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS

This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals, components and operation of an internal combustion engine. Both gasoline and diesel engines will be explored, and comparisons and differences between the operation of the two will be studied. High speed and low speed compression ignition and spark ignition engines will be discussed and demonstrated.

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AUTO 1730 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

This course is designed to introduce students to all phases of automotive transmission and fluid drive rebuilding to prepare them with the necessary skills for entry into the automotive field. The student is given an opportunity to work on different types of transmissions and the course curriculum is developed around this concept.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AUTO 1740 BRAKE SYSTEMS

This course will introduce students to automotive braking systems from conventional to antilock and traction control Emphasis will be placed on operational theory, trouble diagnosis, and safe repair. Systems covered will be primarily those used by American automobile manufacturers.

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AUTO 1760 HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of refrigeration, automotive air conditioning and heating systems, and troubleshooting and repair of these systems.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AUTO 1765 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I

This course is designed to introduce the student to the funda- mentals of AC-DC charging systems and cranking motors including operation, testing, servicing and troubleshooting.

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AUTO 1766 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II

This course is a continuation of AUTO 1765 Automotive Electrical Systems. Students will use the principles learned in the first course to practice diagnosing various, real-world circuit faults on real vehicles using digital multi-meters, battery load testers, and other pieces of electrical test equipment. The student will also be introduced to more complex circuits not covered in AUTO 1765AU such as lighting circuits and body electrical accessories.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 1765

AUTO 1770 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS

This course is designed to study the theory, service, and repair of electronic control systems used in today's automobiles. The course will cover the principles of the electronic components and operation of systems used in the automobile industry. The students will be introduced to scan tools and digital oscilloscopes and their use on electronic control systems.

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Prerequisites

Take AUTO 1766

AUTO 2510 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

This course will introduce students to a variety of different type of engine diagnosis, electrical testing using lab scopes, scan tools, multi-meter, and charging system testers. Mechanical performance systems will be studied, as well as diagnoses for intake and exhaust. Computer input, output and communication will be covered with lecture and lab-hands-on experience. On-Board Diagnostics I and On-Board Diagnostics II (OBD) with freeze frame, monitoring, adaptive fuel control are also introduced and covered in depth according to students ability/desire. A good foundation of electronics is needed for the best success in this course.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 1770

AUTO 2520 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II

This course is a continuation of Engine Performance I, and is designed for the student who has a foundation of such knowledge to build on. Areas of study are systems related to engine performance, fuel diagnosis and service, electronic fuel injection, ignition (DI and EI), and emission.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 2510

AUTO 2540 ADVANCED BRAKES & SUSPENSION SYSTEMS

This course will cover advanced brakes (ABS), regenerative braking, and vehicle suspension systems. In the brakes section, information covered will reinforce material studied in AUTO 1740 Braking Systems. Emphasis will be placed on anti-lock braking systems and related traction control systems, as well as topics such as hybrid regenerative braking. In the suspension section the students will be introduced to the wide variety of suspension systems available on modern automobiles. Emphasis will be placed on suspension designs, geometry, problem diagnosis and repair.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 1740 and AUTO 1770 or Instructor Permission

AUTO 2545 AUTOMOTIVE ALIGNMENT & STEERNG SYSTEMS

This course will introduce students to basic alignment theory and practice. Emphasis will be placed on the various alignment angles and their effects on tire wear and vehicle stability. Several types of alignment techniques will be discussed with primary focus being on the use of computer alignment equipment to achieve consistent, accurate results. The course will also cover theory, diagnosis, and repair of modern steering systems such as power rack and pinion steering and recirculating ball steering.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 2540

AUTO 2590 ENGINE PERFORMANCE III

This course is a continuation of Engine Performance II, and is designed for the student who has a foundation of such knowledge to build on. Areas of study are systems related to engine performance, emission control systems, OBDII, digital oscilloscopes and scan tools and the proper use thereof. Alternative powertrain management systems will also be covered, such as light-duty diesel, gas-electric hybrids, and compressed natural gas systems.

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Prerequisites

AUTO 2520