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]
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]
INTRODUCTION TO TOYOTA
AUTO 150
6 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 44 hours of lab
Introduction to safety, service procedures and responsibilities as a Toyota automotive service professional. Focus on soft skills used in daily customer interactions, technical skills needed to be successful in the current Toyota dealership environment. Emphasis on performing Toyota minor, intermediate, and major maintenance operations. Acceptance into the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: Must meet Clark Automotive entrance standards and have the recommendation of your sponsoring Toyota/Lexus service management.
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL I
AUTO 151
8 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
First of two courses introducing basic electrical properties, circuits and testing. Major focus on the proper use of the DVOM in voltage drop diagnosis with an introduction to chassis electrical systems operation and testing. This course is a prerequisite for all future Toyota courses. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 150.
TOYOTA ELECTRICAL II
AUTO 152
8 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Second of two courses exploring electrical properties, circuits and testing. Major focus on the proper use of the DVOM in voltage drop diagnosis of multiplexed circuits used in Toyota vehicles with an introduction to computer controlled electrical systems operation and testing using a DSO. This course is a prerequisite for all future Toyota courses. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 151.
TOYOTA BRAKES
AUTO 153
7 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Theory and hands-on training in the operation, diagnostics, and service of Toyota vehicle braking systems. Initial focus on performing basic brake service procedures and diagnosis. Specific emphasis on the correct diagnostic strategies to locate and repair faults in ABS, VSC and VDIM systems. This course is a prerequisite for all future Toyota courses. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 152.
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP I
AUTO 154
4 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 99 hours of clinical
First managed internship experience in a Toyota/Lexus dealership, with focus on practicing skills learned throughout the first quarter of automotive instruction, including performing basic maintenance and diagnosing/repairing electrical and braking systems. Emphasis on developing strong customer-service and teamwork skills. Students required to document and share these experiences while working towards ASE and Toyota Certification. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 153.
TOYOTA STEERING AND SUSPENSION
AUTO 155
7 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Theory and hands-on training in the operation, diagnosis, and service of Toyota vehicle steering and suspension systems. Initial focus on performing basic tire, suspension and steering service procedures and diagnosis. Specific emphasis on the correct diagnostic strategies to locate and repair faults in TPMS and EPS systems. This course is a prerequisite for all future Toyota courses. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 154.
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
AUTO 156
8 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
First of two courses on operation, inspection, diagnosis, service and repair of Toyota Engine Management systems. Focus on the operation and testing of the internal combustion engine and engine-and fuel-management systems. Emphasis on ignition, fuel delivery, and computer input sensor diagnosis. Necessary knowledge of diagnostic strategies and tools used daily in the dealership to repair drivability-related and/or engine performance-related issues. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 155.
TOYOTA ENGINE PERFORMANCE II
AUTO 157
8 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Second of two courses on operation, diagnosis, service and repair of Toyota Engine Management Systems. Focus on advanced level diagnostics including fuel trim, DTC's drivability, Mode $06 scan tool usage, and emissions control systems. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 156.
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]
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]
TOYOTA CLIMATE CONTROL
AUTO 250
7 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Introduction to automotive heating and air conditioning systems used in Toyota vehicles. Topics include refrigerant handling, climate control system components, temperature system controls, refrigerant system diagnosis, recovery-recycling-recharging a/c systems, safety requirements for hybrid vehicles and dealership service. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 157.
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP II
AUTO 251
4 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 99 hours of clinical
Second managed internship experience in a Toyota/Lexus dealership, with focus on practicing skills learned throughout the second quarter of automotive instruction. Skills include performing repairs to braking, steering/suspension, and engine management systems. Emphasis on developing strong customer-service and teamwork skills. Students required to document and share these experiences while working towards ASE and Toyota Certification. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 250.
TOYOTA ENGINE MECHANICAL
AUTO 252
8 Credits
44 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Operation, diagnosis, service and repair of a Toyota internal-combustion engine with focus on the tear-down and inspection of internal engine components. Emphasis on precision measurements and component failure identification. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 251.
TOYOTA MANUAL TRANSMISSION
AUTO 253
7 Credits
33 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Introduction to automotive manual transmissions and drivetrains. Topics include the principles of torque multiplication, engine braking, and gear ratios. Emphasis on the diagnosis and repair of clutch assembly, manual transmission, transfer cases, and drivetrains of Toyota vehicles. Acceptance in and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 252.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
AUTO 254
9 Credits
55 hours of lecture - 88 hours of lab
Theory and hands-on training in the operation, diagnostics, and service of Toyota automatic transmissions and transaxles. Initial focus on performing basic automatic transmission service procedures and diagnosis with specific emphasis on the correct diagnostic strategies to locate and repair faults in automatic transmission control systems. This course is a prerequisite for all future Toyota courses. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 253.
TOYOTA INTERNSHIP III
AUTO 255
4 Credits
11 hours of lecture - 99 hours of clinical
Third managed internship experience in a Toyota/Lexus dealership, with focus on practicing skills learned throughout the third quarter of automotive instruction. Skills include performing repairs to engines, transmissions, and drivetrains. Emphasis on developing strong customer service and teamworking skills. Students required to document and share these experiences as they work towards ASE and Toyota Certification. Acceptance and good standing in the T-Ten Program. Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in AUTO 254.
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]