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Automotive Technology

AUTO1200L Introduction to Automotive Service (09/2009) CL2 L4 CR3
This is the first of a series of courses that make up the Automotive Technology track. It provides instruction in career opportunities, safety, Oxy-Acetylene usage, measurement, proper tool usage, service operations, and basic maintenance including tire service, safety inspections, light engine repair, and brake work.

AUTO1300L Engine Mechanical (09/2009) CL3 L5 CR4
In this course, the student studies engine design and construction; engine mechanical diagnosis for performance, noise and leaks; engine disassembly procedures and best practices; engine evaluation and measurement; engine removal and installation techniques. (Prerequisite, may be taken concurrently: AUOT1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better, or POI)

AUTO1320L Electrical/Electronics I (09/2009) CL3 L5 CR4
In this course, students study electrical and electronics theory including the application of Ohms Law and Kirchhoff's Law to the solution of electrical and electronic concerns; wiring schematics and symbols, series and parallel circuits; the use of multi-meters, logic probes, oscilloscopes and graphing multi-meters; wiring repair; electronic component and devices; battery, charging and starting systems. (Prerequisite, may be taken concurrently: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO1330L Electrical/Electronics II (09/2009) CL3 L5 CR4
This course builds on the material covered in Electrical/Electronics I and includes communication and networking, body control systems, security systems, occupant safety systems, entertainment and audio systems and driver information and navigation systems. Students will practice diagnosis and repair using scan tools, oscilloscopes and multi-meters. (Prerequisites: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 and AUTO1320L or LAUT1320 with grades of C- or better or POI)

AUTO1340L Braking Systems (09/2009) CL3 L4 CR4
This course prepares the students to diagnose, evaluate and service base brake systems, parking brake systems, anti lock brake systems and traction control systems. Students will practice machining drums and rotors using both on-car and off-car lathes. Students will practice diagnosis, evaluation and repair using pressure gauges, measuring tools, scan tools, oscilloscopes and multi-meters. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO1350L HVAC Systems (09/2009) CL3 L7 CR4
This course prepares the students to diagnose, evaluate and service heating ventilation and air conditioning systems using the latest equipment and technology. The course includes basic refrigeration theory and extensive study of the sub-systems that play a role in HVAC performance followed by hands-on practice evaluating and diagnosing HVAC issues. Students must pass the ASE EPA 609 test as part of completion of this course. (Prerequisite:AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO1351L HVAC Systems (09/2009) CL3 L0 CR3
This course prepares the students to diagnose, evaluate and service heating ventilation and air conditioning systems using the latest technology. The course includes basic refrigeration theory and extensive study of the sub-systems that play a role in the HVAC performance. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO1360L Steering and Suspension Systems (09/2009) CL3 L7 CR4
This course prepares the students to diagnose, evaluate and service base steering and suspension systems and electronically controlled steering and suspension systems. Students will practice replacing steering and suspension components. Students will practice 2 wheel and 4 wheel alignment. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO2300L Auto Service Management CL3 L0 CR3
This course is instructor led, with classroom meeting, that will use Andrew A. Rezin's text Automotive Service Management-Principles and Practices, 2009. The course will address such subjects as Service Operations; Management Styles and Strategies; Financial Management; Organization; Customer Relations; Marketing; Legal Issues and Responsibilities.

LAUT2400L Manual Drive Train (09/2009) CL3 L4 CR4
In this course, students study manual transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases and rear axle theory of operation, disassembly and reassembly procedures including set-up and endplay measurements. Students will also practice removal and replacement procedures for clutches, transmissions, transaxles, transfer cases and rear axle assemblies. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO2450L Engine Performance I (09/2009) CL3 L5 CR4
This course prepares the student with the skills they need to service, diagnose and repair fuel delivery, ignition and emission systems used on today's vehicles. Students will study four stroke theory and combustion theory for both spark ignited and compression ignited engines. Students will study the emission concerns related to internal combustion engines and the systems and strategies used to control these emissions. Students will practice testing and diagnostic routines on vehicles with faults using scan tools, multi-meters, signal generators, pressure gauges and oscilloscopes. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO2550L Engine Performance II (09/2009) CL3 L5CR4
This course builds on Engine Performance I with more emphasis on performance systems such as turbo charging, super charging, variable cam timing, variable valve lift and drivability diagnostics related to these systems. Extensive use of the scan tool, multi-meters and oscilloscope are employed in the diagnosis and evaluation of these systems as students determine the root cause of failures following a logical diagnostic process. There is more emphasis on the application of theory to solving drivability and performance concerns on vehicles with failures built into the systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 and AUTO2450L or LAUT2450 with grades of C- or better or POI)

AUTO2650L Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (09/2009) CL3 L6 CR4
This course introduces students to automatic transmissions and transaxles with emphasis on identification of transmission type, mechanical components and power flow, hydraulic systems and operation and electronic controls. Lab activities will include on-car diagnostic procedures; removal and installation of a transaxle; disassembly, evaluation and inspection and reassembly procedures. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

AUTO2700L Advanced Technology Systems (09/2009) CL3 L0 CR3
This course introduces students to the latest technology in transportation including hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. Students will learn about the different design hybrid systems and the components used in these systems. Students will learn about the personal protection equipment used and safe practices that are followed to service and repair the systems used on these vehicles. (Prerequisite: AUTO1200L or LAUT1200 with a grade of C- or better or POI)

Other Related Courses

ENGL1200L College Composition CL3 L0 CR3
In this course students learn to write clearly and effectively for defined audiences through a variety of strategies. Emphasis is on the writing process from prewriting through drafting, revising and editing. Formal essays and a research paper are required. (Prerequisite: Placement or successful completion of competency assessment)

ENGL1220L Technical Communications CL3 L0 CR3 
The focus in this course is on the principles of, and practice in, clear and accurate presentation of information as directed to specific audiences, including planning, composing and editing resumes, reports, descriptions of mechanisms, instructions and critiques, incorporation of graphics. Oral component includes interview strategies, informal and formal presentations. (Prerequisite: ENGL1200L or LENG1200 or POI)

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