AUTO 1502 Automotive Survey I (2L,8LB,6CR):
For an entry level into automotive repair. For those students with little or no automotive background. Provides general theory and repair in the following automotive systems: electrical, engine performance, brakes, suspension and steering.
AUTO 1503 Automotive Survey II (2L,8LB,6CR):
A continuation of AUTO 1502 to provide third year high school students theory and exposure to the following automotive systems: engine repair and overhaul, heating and air conditioning, manual transmission, drive train and axles, and automatic transmission.
AUTO 1510 Engine System Fundamentals (2L,6LB,5CR):
This course will cover engine design and operation, engine sub-systems including ignition, fuel, cooling, oiling, intake and exhaust, and timing systems. Emphasis is placed on the proper usage of diagnostic tools and equipment, base engine diagnosis, engine performance, and tune-up procedures.
AUTO 1515 Basic Automotive Technology (1L,4LB,3CR):
This course will provide students with little or no automotive background a practical look at working in the automotive industry with general theory and repair in the areas of electrical systems, engine performance, brake systems, suspension systems, and steering systems.
AUTO 1670 4 X 4’s (1L,3LB,2.5CR):
This course is designed to provide the student with design characteristics, operating principles, service techniques and maintenance procedures on four wheel drive and all wheel drive systems. Prerequisite: AUTO 1690.
AUTO 1680 Chassis Fundamentals (2L,2LB,3CR):
An introduction to chassis systems, brakes, suspension and alignment. Emphasis will be on basic service and diagnostic procedures.
AUTO 1690 Manual Power Train Fundamentals (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course is designed to provide automotive students with the general theory, operation and component service involved in the transmission of mechanical power. The primary emphasis of the course deals with an introduction to drive shafts, drive axles, clutches, manual transmissions/ transaxles and four-wheel/all-wheel drive components.
AUTO 1740 Brake Systems (2L,4LB,4CR):
An introduction to braking systems, this course will cover basic theory and service of hydraulic systems, power brake systems, parking brakes, and antilock systems. Diagnostics, service and repair procedures are emphasized.
AUTO 1760 Heating and Air Conditioning (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course will cover heating and air conditioning theory, regulations, troubleshooting, component service, evacuation, recharging and retrofitting procedures. Prerequisite: AUTO 1510 and AUTO 1765 or permission of instructor.
AUTO 1765 Automotive Electrical (2L,6LB,5CR):
Introductory course designed to cover the theory, operation, testing and service of automotive electrical systems, battery, starting and charging systems.
AUTO 2500 Advanced Engine Rebuilding (1L,6LB,4CR):
Designed to provide students with the background and hands-on practice necessary to diagnose, repair and overhaul gasoline engines. Prerequisite: AUTO 1510.
AUTO 2555 Suspension and Steering (2L,4LB,4CR):
This course is an introduction to automotive alignment and suspension, and will cover chassis and steering system components, service procedures, alignment theory, and fourwheel alignments.
AUTO 2565 Advanced Automotive Electrical (2L,6LB,5CR):
A continuation of the vehicle electrical system operation and testing, covering lighting circuits, instrumentation, accessories, body computers, electronic chassis controls and passive restraint systems. Prerequisite: AUTO 1765.
AUTO 2580 Automotive Electronic Theory (2L,2CR):
Intended for advanced automotive students who have a desire to increase their knowledge of basic electronics. The course is intended to provide an introduction to electronics and on-board microprocessors as they are currently used on production vehicles. Prerequisite: AUTO 1765.
AUTO 2610 Computerized Fuel Systems (2L,6LB,5CR):
This course is intended for automotive students who have the need to increase their background on electronically controlled engine management systems. Students will begin with an overview of concepts that are applicable to understanding and diagnosing systems on all vehicles; then will move on to the study of individual systems. Prerequisite: AUTO 1510 and AUTO 1765.
AUTO 2800 Problems in Automotive Technology (1-3CR) (Max. 6):
Designed to provide the opportunity for advanced automotive students to pursue an independent problem in advanced areas of automotive repair. Students electing this course will develop, under supervision of an instructor, a problem, which is of specific interest to them. Prerequisite: advanced standing in the automotive program, and permission of the instructor.
AUTO 2810 Diagnosis and Tune-up Procedures (2L,4LB,4CR):
Provides students with the theory, diagnosis, adjustment and repair of the systems that affect engine performance. Includes basic engine condition, distributor ignition, carburetion, and emission control systems. Emphasis is placed on accurate use of diagnostic tools, equipment, proper tuning procedures, use of specifications, and interpretation of test results. Prerequisite: AUTO 1510 and 2610.
AUTO 2980 Cooperative Work Experience (Automotive) (1-6CR) (Max. 8)
AUTO 2995 Automotive Workshop: (Subtitle) (1-3CR):
Overview of basic automotive systems, light service work and used vehicle inspection.