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Automotive

Course # Course Title Credits
AUTO101 Introduction to General Mechanics 3 Credits

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of various systems.

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AUTO115 Auto Electricity & Electronics I 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 101 Topics include mastery of DC electricity, use of digital multimeters, troubleshooting electrical problems in starting, charging and accessory systems. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO117 Advanced Auto Electronics 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO115 Advanced AC and DC automotive electronic circuits. Troubleshooting electronically controlled components including supplemental restraint systems and convenience accessories. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO130 Engine Reconditioning 3 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO101 Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automobile engines. Includes overhaul of various systems in the engine (valve, train, oiling system, etc.) safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools. Introduces a variety of systems.

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AUTO140 Automotive Brake Systems 3 Credits

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automotive brake systems including antilock systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, power tools and hand-held test instruments. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different systems.

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AUTO145 Automotive Brakes 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 101 Focus is on theory, diagnosis, and service of drum, disc, and anti-lock braking systems, brake component machining, hydraulic component reconditioning, friction and hardware replacement. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO155 Steering & Suspension 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 101 Diagnosis/service of suspension components including shocks, springs, ball joints, manual and power steering system, and four wheel alignment are some areas covered. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO160 Auto Air Conditioning and Heating 1 Credits

Introduces principles design, construction and maintenance of automotive air conditioning systems. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and hand-held test instruments, evacuating systems, charging/recovery systems and other specialized air conditioning tools. Introduces general maintenance of a variety of different air conditioning systems.

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AUTO185 Introduction to Alternative Fueled Vehicles 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 117 or instructor approval. Familiarizes students with the alternative fuels movement and the laws, regulations and programs affecting alternative fuels. The design and operation of alternative gaseous, liquid, bio-fuels, hydrogen, hybrid, electric vehicles and emerging technologies will be covered.

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AUTO198 Special Topics in Automotive Mechanics 3 Credits

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AUTO205 Manual Drivetrain and Axles 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): AUTO 101 Covers theory and operation of the automotive and light truck manual drive trains and axles. Emphasis is placed on operation, maintenance, diagnosis, repair, clutch assemblies, differentials, drivelines, axles and manual transaxles. Components will be inspected for wear and failure. Drive train components will be reassembled to manufactures specifications.

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AUTO210 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles I 3 Credits

Introduces principles, design, construction and maintenance of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles. Includes safety, use of manuals, selection and use of hand tools, and appropriate transmission test instruments. Introduces maintenance of a variety of different automatic transmissions.

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AUTO225 Engine Performance I/Fuel & Ignition 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO 101 A study of engine related subsystems which include ignition, fuel, cooling, starting, and charging systems. Theory and testing of computerized engine management systems. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO227 Engine Performance II/Emission Control 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO225 Automotive emission control systems. Preparation on current gas analyzers for the purpose of diagnosis and repair of specific emission devices. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO235 Engine Performance III/Diagnostics 4 Credits

Prerequisites: AUTO227 Computerized engine and fuel management control. Operational theory of automotive computers. Use of hand held diagnostic interfaces. Prepares students for ASE certification.

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AUTO291 Work Experience I 1 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Instructor Approval Expands opportunities for applied learning by participating in educationally-directed work-based learning experiences. This includes such things as simulated work place, internships, job shadows, volunteerism, service learning and other opportunities that allow for application of processes, concepts and principles presented through classroom instruction.