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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

AUT 110 Introduction to Automotive Technology

(Formerly AUT 174) This course provides the beginning automotive technician the opportunity to increase his or her knowledge of certain mechanical actions and reactions related to the automobile. Proper and safe use of hand and precision tools, and use of common automotive supplies, such as bolts, gaskets, will be covered.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 110 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    3.00

AUT 111 Engine Repair

(Formerly AUT 171) This course covers repair of engines, including theory, diagnosis, measurement, light machining, and correct reassembly procedures. The lubrication, cooling, and fuel support systems are included.
NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Corequisite: AUT 110 (formerly AUT 174)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 112 Braking Systems

(Formerly AUT 175) This course provides instruction in the theory of operation, diagnosis, and servicing of automotive drum and disc brake systems. Students will perform complete brake service including the proper machining of drums and rotors. Diagonally split brakes, four wheel discs, anti-lock systems will be covered.
NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Corequisite: AUT 110 (formerly AUT 174)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 113 Suspension and Alignment

(Formerly AUT 176) This course covers theory of operation, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and adjustment procedures pertaining to steering gears, steering linkages, wheels and tires, and suspensions. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Corequisite: AUT 110 (formerly AUT 174)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 131 Auto Electrical I

(Formerly AUT 172) This course offers the beginning automotive technician an opportunity to gain understanding of the theory, operation, and testing of basic electricity, the automotive battery, starting systems, charging systems, and lighting systems. NOTE: Students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Corequisite: AUT 110 (formerly AUT 174)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 131 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 132 Manual Drive Train and Axles

(Formerly AUT 273) This introductory course focuses on the repair and overhaul of manual transmissions, transaxles and drive line components. Theories of operation, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair procedures pertaining to manual transmissions, transaxle and drive line components are covered. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Corequisite: AUT 110 (formerly AUT 174)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 132 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 217 Automotive Service Consulting

In this course the student will study the principles and procedures involved in operation of an automotive service facility as a service consultant. Communication both in terms of customer relations and internal relations with service facility personnel is discussed. In addition, computerized databases, written communication with respect to estimates, repair orders, and invoices is covered as well as communication with customers by telephone. Service/Maintenance intervals, warranty, service contracts, service bulletins, and campaign recalls relative the vehicle identified is explained. Sales skills relative to service needs and shop operations relative to efficient workflow and industry procedures are presented.

Typically Offered: Offered fall and summer only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    3.00

AUT 231 Auto Electrical II

(Formerly AUT 173) This course covers the theory of operation, diagnosis, and repair of body wiring, lighting circuits, accessories, gauges, and networks. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 231 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 232 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle

(Formerly AUT 274) This course focuses on the repair and overhaul of automatic transmissions. Theories of operation, diagnosis, maintenance, and repair procedures pertaining to automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles, and torque converters are covered. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 232 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 233 Advanced Driveline Systems

(Formerly AUT 280) This course covers advanced topics in design and diagnosis for manual transmission, automatic transmission, coupling devices, four wheel drive (4WD) systems, and all wheel drive (AWD) systems. In addition current trends and future technologies in driveline systems will be examined. This course is designed for students and professionals specializing in driveline technologies. Note: Students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 232 (formerly AUT 274) and AUT 132 (formerly AUT 273) (all C or better) or Consent of Instructor with current A2 and A3 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications or approved work experience

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    3.00

AUT 251 Powertrain Controls

(Formerly AUT 272) This course focuses on the diagnosis, testing, and service of computerized powertrain control systems. Topics will include diagnosis and repair of computer and network operation, sensors and inputs, advanced charging, starting and ignition system. Advanced electronic test equipment including Scan Tools, DMM's and Oscilloscopes will be emphasized. Note: Students will be required to bring their own tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 111 (formerly AUT 171), AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 252 Powertrain Management

(Formerly AUT 276) This course provides students with the opportunity to review and enhance their theory and service skills in automotive electrical systems, fuel systems, engine mechanical diagnosis, emission control systems, and electronic engine control systems. Students will work with engine analyzers and hand-held test equipment common to the automotive service industry. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 111 (formerly AUT 171), AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172), AUT 231 (formerly AUT 173) and AUT 251 (formerly AUT 272) (all C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 252 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 275 Air Conditioning and Heating

This course gives the automotive technician the opportunity to gain an understanding of the theory of automotive air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems and the related service procedures. Students may also gain certification in recycling and recovery of refrigerants.
NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered spring and summer only

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 275 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 290 Advanced Specialization

(Formerly AUT 277) This is the capstone course in the automotive program. It gives the student the opportunity to practice operations in a shop environment and situation similar to the repair industry. All areas of the automobile are covered including engines, brakes, suspension, transmissions, electrical systems, and climate control. NOTE: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.

Prerequisite: 20 Credits in AUT courses and Consent of Instructor Students must have earned a grade of C or better in all previous automotive courses.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open AUT 290 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    4.00

AUT 299 Special Topics in the Automotive Industry

This course is designed to provide automotive students with opportunities to explore the diversity of topics, businesses, and products within the automotive industry not specifically addressed by existing courses in the catalog. This course may be taken up to four times, any topic only once, for a maximum of 6 hours towards degree completion.

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    AUT
  • Units:
    5.00


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