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AUT 1100 Consumer Automotive

Language of automotive systems and functions. Students will perform a series of activities related to vehicle maintenance such as oil change, chassis lubrication, safety inspections, ignition tune-up, cooling system testing, brake inspections and evaluation of a used vehicle. Basic hands tools are required. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 1102 Introduction to Automotive Service

Work assignment practices that are necessary for beginning automotive service technicians. Hand tool usage, correcting wind noise and water leaks, oil changes, tire rotations and balancing, new vehicle prep, used car inspection. Eye protection and hand tools are required.
0.5 - 2 Credit Hours

AUT 1108 Automotive Engine Systems

Engine operation, nomenclature, measurements and tolerances, including service and overhaul procedures. Cooling, lubrication and valve train systems are discussed. Basic engine machining practices are covered. Basic hand tools are required for the course.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 1111 Automotive Management

Introduction to service department as it pertains to management, service consultant, service manager and business ownership. Skill development for operating an automotive business. Become familiar with federal, state and local regulations for operating a service department.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 1114 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems I

Comprehension of Ohm’s law, basic electrical circuits, digital meter usage, batteries, starting and charging system operation. Diagnosis of wire harness repair procedures and service. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 1115 Automotive Engine Performance I

Operation and service of fuel injection systems. Testing and evaluation of emission controls, on-board diagnostic systems and engine condition. Basic hand tools required. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 1116 Automotive Steering & Suspension Systems

Steering system diagnosis and service including front and rear suspension components, wheel and tire and front and rear wheel alignment. Basic hand tools are required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 1142 Automotive Manual Transmission & Driveline

Theory and operation of clutch, manual transmission and transaxle, rear axle, limited slip differential, drive shaft, universal joint, four- wheel drive/all-wheel drive, diagnosis and repair. Basic hand tools required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 1146 Automotive Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning Systems

Theory and operation of automotive heating and air-conditioning systems. Includes lab activity in diagnosis, service and repair procedures. Basic hand tools required. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 1165 Automotive Brake Systems

Theory and operation of hydraulic braking systems, drum brake, disc brake and power assist diagnosis and service. One classroom, six lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 1170 Automotive Internship I

Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 1171 Automotive Internship II

Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Students will practice service procedures on steering and suspension, electrical systems and engines following their second semester. Twenty co-op hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 1172 Automotive Internship III

Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Students will practice service procedures on engine performance, manual transmissions and axles following their third semester. Twenty co-op hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 1173 Automotive Internship IV

Students work in the field at an approved automotive service business. The credit that is earned for the internship is applied toward degree requirements. Students prepare and submit reports online and are evaluated by the course instructor as well as their on-site supervisor. Students will practice service procedures on automatic transmissions and air-conditioning systems following their fourth semester. Twenty co-op hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 2214 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems II

Advanced electrical/electronic system diagnosis and troubleshooting of starting and charging systems, lighting systems, dashboard instrumentation, body control and accessory circuits. SRS system operation, testing and diagnosis. AC and DC motor theory, operation and diagnosis. Schematic utilization. Diagnose serial data bus communication and module systems. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 2215 Automotive Engine Performance II

Advanced diagnosis and repair of computer controlled fuel delivery, fuel injection, ignition, emission systems and proper use of advanced engine performance diagnostic equipment. Basic handtools required.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 2221 High Performance Engine Blocks & Heads

High-performance engine building plan development. Disassembly, cleaning and inspection of components. Reconditioning/modification of components. Preparation of components prior to final/trial assembly. Three classroom, nine lab hours per week.
6 Credit Hours

AUT 2222 High Performance Engine Assembly & Dyno Testing

High-performance engine block and cylinder head final assembly. Finished engine assembly is dynamometer tested for performance output. Three classroom, nine lab hours per week.
6 Credit Hours

AUT 2224 High Performance Fuel Induction Systems

Performance rebuilding and tuning of Holley carburetors. Introduction to the operation and performance application of electronic fuel injection. Introduction to superchargers, turbochargers and nitrous oxide. Engine performance evaluation and tuning utilizing engine and chassis dynamometers. Basic hand tools required. One and one-half classroom, four and one-half lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

AUT 2226 High Performance Fabrication

Basic chassis design and construction for high-performance racing applications. Suspension design, types and fabrication. Interior and exterior sheet-metal design and fabrication. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 2230 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Systems

Hybrid vehicle safety, theory and operation of automotive hybrid high voltage systems, batteries, charging systems, drivetrain components and emission systems. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 2240 Automotive Diesel Systems

This course provides content on light duty diesel applications in automobiles. Students will receive instruction on theory and operation, maintenance, service, repair, and diagnostic skills of diesel engines, fuel systems, exhaust systems, induction, and emission systems. One classroom, three lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

AUT 2241 Automatic Transmission Systems

Theory and operation of automotive transmissions and transaxle systems. Lab experience in the overhaul and service of automatic transmissions and transaxles including mechanical, hydraulic and electronic systems diagnostics and testing.
4 Credit Hours

AUT 2250 Automotive Service Operations

Actual experience in the laboratory with diagnosis, repair, use of manuals, customer relations, safety, communications, supervision and delegation of work. Automotive service facility and operation consideration. Basic hand tools required. Four classroom, twelve lab hours per week.
8 Credit Hours

AUT 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in non-traditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

AUT 2304 GM Noise Vibration & Harshness

This course covers the theory of vibration, including basic to advanced vibration diagnosis. Specific topics include usage of the Electronic Vibration Analyzer (EVA), tools used to measure runout and driveline working angles and other current tools.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2306 GM Rear Axle & Propeller Shaft Service

This class focuses on diagnostic and repair skills required to service GM rear axle (including Getrag) and propeller shaft components.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2309 GM Braking Systems

This course provides system operation and diagnostic information on various base and antilock brake systems and their related components. Topics also include master cylinder operation, quick take-up valve operation, disc/drum operation and hydraulic system fundamentals.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2325 GM Automatic Transmission Transaxle Theory, Operation & Diagnostics

This course will develop the knowledge and skills needed to properly diagnose transmission faults related to hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems that affect transmission operation. Specifics covered in this course include transmission operation, diagnostic procedures and service procedures.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2333 GM Electrical Electronics Terminals & Connectors

This course covers connector system identification, terminal, connector and wire harness repair, service information navigation and circuit diagnostics.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2336 GM Entertainment Systems

This course covers methods of operation and procedures for diagnosis of both GM audio and video entertainment systems. Systems covered include AM/FM/XM antennas, lead-in cables, integral receivers, remote components including receivers, control heads, tape players, CD, DVD, and VHS video players, and Steering Wheel Controls (SWC). Diagnosis and correction of audio systems, noise conditions and video system malfunction are also covered.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2337 GM Supplemental Restraint Systems

This course focuses on design, operations, servicing and handling procedures of air bag systems. Technicians will gain skill and knowledge concerning air bag components. Diagnostic tests are introduced utilizing the Tech 2 scan tool, SIR Driver/Passenger Load Tool and Digital MultiMeter.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2338 GM Waterleak & Windnoise Management

This course consists of proven diagnostic procedures, test equipment and methods for waterleak and windnoise diagnosis and the tools for adjustment and sealing operations.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2345 GM HVAC Systems & Operation

This course focuses on HVAC system diagnostics, with additional emphasis placed on electrical and control systems. Specific topics include manual and automatic A/C, dual zone A/C, and rear A/C systems, system control circuits. Additional topics include the engine cooling system and the air distribution through the passenger compartment.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2348 GM Powertrain Performance

This course focuses on engine control subsystems and proper diagnosis of performance-related conditions. Specific topics include driveability, diagnosis, fuel-injection systems, ignition systems, emission controls, PCM functions and Tech 2 scan tool usage.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2359 GM Chassis Control Systems

This course will cover suspension component identification, operation and diagnosis of various chassis systems such as independent and non-independent, tire pressure monitoring systems, level control systems, active suspension systems and serial data communications.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2360 GM Engine Mechanical Diagnosis & Measurement

This course covers the proper techniques and fundamental knowledge necessary to correctly isolate and diagnose abnormal engine mechanical conditions. Topics include recommended diagnostic, measurement and overhaul/repair procedures for GM engines.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2371 GM Manual Gearbox Service

This course provides an in-depth unit repair of front and rear wheel drive manual gearboxes. The internal components will be described and also identified for the technician. There will also be an introduction to special tools and usage to perform repairs efficiently.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2372 GM Moveable Roof Systems

This hands-on component begins with pre-planned workstations related to the location, diagnosis and repair of GM moveable roof systems that are performed by students working in groups.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2373 GM Global Diagnostic System/Multiple Diagnostic Interface

This course is designed to provide the technician with the skills necessary to properly diagnose current and future vehicle platforms, using GDS (Global Diagnostic System) and the MDI (Multiple Diagnostic Interface) vehicle data acquisition systems.
0.5 Credit Hours

AUT 2374 GM Six-Speed Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Mechanical Service

This course provides an introduction to the 6T70/75 six-speed front- wheel drive Hydramatic transaxle and the 6L80/90 six-speed rear- wheel drive Hydramatic transmission. One full day will be spent on each unit performing a complete teardown and reassembly. All special tools will be introduced and available for use. Bearing preload procedures and clutch pack travel measurements will be performed by participants.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2375 GM Global Electrical Systems

This hands-on component is designed to enhance the service technician's abilities and understanding on the new global format of service diagnostic procedures, including the common circuit types and functions used in GM electrical architecture. This component also covers diagnostics of serial data communication systems. Upon completion of this component technicians will be able to diagnose and/or test the types of voltage and ground circuits, as well as the types of signal circuit inputs and control circuit outputs.
1 Credit Hour

AUT 2376 Strategies for Efficient Diagnosis

This course presents General Motors diagnostic strategy for proper, efficient diagnosis of vehicle concerns including an in-depth review with the instructor of Strategy Based Diagnosis and Diagnostic System Checks. Special attention will be focused on known vehicle concerns that are resulting in high warranty costs and high "No Trouble Found" results for returned parts, by introducing new tools, discussing GM warranty policies and reviewing additional training opportunities.
0.5 Credit Hours