Automotive Technology
SAFETY, BASICS AND ELECTRIC
AUTO 108
8 Credits
66 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Study of shop safety: technical introduction to dealerships and vehicles (TPORT); study of basic electrical components and systems with emphasis on troubleshooting by application of concepts (Toyota 623). Prerequisite: Eligibility for DVED 023, READ 100 and ENGL 097 and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
BRAKES
AUTO 109
7 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 66 hours of lab
Continuing study of shop safety; study of servicing drum, disk, ABS brakes, and traction control: operation, construction, parts, identification, diagnosis and repair procedures (Toyota 552). Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in AUTO 108 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
AUTOMOTIVE BASICS
AUTO 110
15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Technical introduction to dealerships and vehicles (Toyota 021). Basic electrical components and systems with emphasis on troubleshooting by application of concepts (Toyota 623). Servicing drum, disc and ABS brake systems and safety (Toyota 553). Prerequisite: Eligibility for DVED 023, READ 100, and ENGL 097 and consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
CHASSIS SYSTEMS
AUTO 120
15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Continuing study of chassis systems: shop safety; (Toyota 553) ABS brakes and traction control: operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, and repair procedures; (Toyota 652) automotive electrical components and systems: body electrical problems using a 6-step troubleshooting plan; (Toyota 453) steering and suspension systems: operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, alignment and repair procedures (Toyota 453). Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in AUTO 110 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ENGINE PERFORMANCE
AUTO 130
15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Emphasis on engine performance operation, construction, parts, identification, diagnosis, and repair procedures. Basic emission, fuel injection, computer system diagnosis (Toyota 852), and shop safety. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in AUTO 120 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
CHASSIS SYSTEMS
AUTO 141
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Continuing study of chassis systems: shop safety: (Toyota 553) ABS brakes and traction control: operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis and repair procedures: (Toyota 652) automotive electrical components and systems: body electrical problems using a 6-step troubleshooting plan: (Toyota 453) steering, and suspension systems: operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, alignment and repair procedures. Prerequisite: AUTO 108 or 110. [GE]
ENGINE PERFORMANCE
AUTO 142
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Study of engine performance: shop safety: with emphasis on engine performance operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, and repair procedures. (Toyota 852) EFI and TCCS engine control systems: fuel injection system, emission systems and computer system diagnosis. Prerequisite: AUTO 108 or 110. [GE]
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
AUTO 199
1 - 5 Credits
165 hours of clinical
Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
DRIVE TRAINS AND ENGINES
AUTO 210
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Mechanical drive train units. Fundamentals of clutches, standard transmissions, differentials, and transaxles. Diagnosis, repair, and rebuilding procedures (Toyota 302), engine operation, construction and parts identification, and shop safety. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 130 and passing scores on two ASE exams to include A6 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
ADVANCED POWER TRAINS
AUTO 220
15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Fundamentals of torque converters, automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles and final drives. Operation, components, diagnosis, repair, and rebuilding procedures (Toyota 274). Advanced electrical systems, operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, repair procedures of engine, transmission, brake, suspension, cruise control, air conditioning and body control computers, and shop safety. Prerequisite: Grade "C" or better in AUTO 210 or consent of instructional unit. [GE]
ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS
AUTO 230
15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Advanced topics of engine performance (Toyota 256), air conditioning (Toyota 752), ABS brake systems, and advanced suspension systems. Operation, components, rebuilding procedures, construction, parts identification, advanced diagnosis, and repair procedures of engine performance, brake, suspension, air conditioning and body control computers, and shop safety. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in AUTO 220 or consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]
MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, AXLES AND ENGINES
AUTO 240
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Study of mechanical drive train systems. (Toyota 302) Fundamentals of clutches, manual transmissions, manual transaxles, transfer cases and differentials with emphasis on diagnosis, repair, and rebuilding procedures. Study of engine repair operations, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, with emphasis on rebuilding procedures, and shop safety. Prerequisite: AUTO 108 or 110. [GE]
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND ADVANCED ELECTRICAL
AUTO 241
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Study of automatic transmissions: shop safety: (Toyota 274) automatic transmissions: fundamentals of torque converters, automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles & final drive, operation components, diagnosis, repair, & rebuilding procedures. Study of advanced electrical concepts (Toyota 852) engine control systems: operation, construction, parts identification, diagnosis, & repair procedures with emphasis on DVOM & lab scope use. Prerequisite: AUTO 108 or 110. [GE]
A/C AND ADVANCED CHASSIS SYSTEMS
AUTO 242
1 - 15 Credits
110 hours of lecture - 110 hours of lab
Continuing study of advanced topics of electrical and engine performance: shop safety: (Toyota 256) with emphasis on evaporative control systems, SRS systems and accessories. Heating and air conditioning systems with emphasis on (Toyota 752) air conditioning and automatic temperature control: operation, components, recharging procedures, construction, and parts identification. Prerequisite: AUTO 108 or 110. [GE]
SELECTED TOPICS
AUTO 280
1 - 8 Credits
88 hours of lecture
Selected topics in Auto. Topics vary and course theme and content change to reflect new topics. Because the course varies in content, it is repeatable for credit. Specific topics are listed in the quarterly class schedule. [GE]
SPECIAL PROJECTS
AUTO 290
1 - 3 Credits
For automotive majors only. Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit. [GE]