Automotive Technology (AUT)

AUT-100  Maintenance and Light Repair  (4)  

Emphasizes student knowledge of the skills necessary to successfully perform common maintenance and light repair tasks in engine systems, automatic transmission/transaxle, manual drive train and axles, suspension and steering, brakes, electrical, and heating and air conditioning. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

AUT-104  Introduction to Automotive Technology  (3)  

Introduces students to the automotive industry. Includes safety, standards, service information, tools, certifications, vehicle inspection/servicing, and soft skills. Focuses on theories in practical, hands-on applications in both the classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

AUT-164  Automotive Engine Repair  (4)  

Introduces internal combustion engine fundamentals. Covers engine operation, servicing, diagnosis and overhaul. Teaches engine disassembly, making precision measurements and engine reassembly. Emphasizes theories in practical, hands-on applications in classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104. Take AUT-614.

AUT-204  Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles  (4)  

Introduces automatic transmission hydraulic and electronic shift control fundamentals. Covers automatic transmission operation, inspection, servicing, diagnosis, and overhaul. Students R&R an automatic transmission or transaxle. Students disassemble, inspect, overhaul and reassemble automatic transmissions. Includes powerflow through several planetary gearset designs. Covers late model transmission inspection, service, programing, and electronic fault diagnosis. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-311.

AUT-221  Hybrid Electric Vehicle Fundamentals  (4)  

Introduces the fundamentals of hybrid electric vehicles. Explores the high- and low-voltage systems, inverters, HEV batteries, safety procedures, hybrid maintenance, and diagnosis. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take the Automotive Arc Flash safety training. Take AUT-680.

AUT-308  Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles I  (2)  

Introduces manual drivetrain fundamentals. Includes manual drivetrain operation and servicing. Focuses on theories in practical, hands-on applications in both the classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104.

AUT-309  Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles II  (2)  

Reinforces manual drivetrain fundamentals. Includes manual drivetrain diagnosis and overhaul. Teaches disassembly, making precision measurements and reassembly of a manual transmission, transaxle, and differential and transfer case. Focuses on theories in practical, hands-on applications in both the classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-308.

AUT-310  Computerized Engine Controls I  (2)  

Introduces engine performance fundamentals. Focuses on identifying components, servicing fuel and ignition systems. Includes introduction to OBD II and NC3 scanner certification. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104.

AUT-311  Computerized Engine Controls II  (3)  

Introduces input sensors, ignition, fuel, and emission systems. Focuses on operational theory and testing using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and techniques. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-310. Take AUT-658.

AUT-312  Computerized Engine Controls III  (4)  

Diagnose several ignition, fuel, and emission system faults, including tailpipe emission failures. Focuses on engine performance and emission system diagnostics using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and techniques. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-311.

AUT-402  Automotive Suspension and Steering  (2)  

Introduces chassis fundamentals, including tire and wheel service. Focuses on front and rear chassis system principles and components. Teaches students how to remove and replace steering and suspension components, and perform wheel alignment procedures. Reinforces theories in a practical hands-on application through lab activities. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104.

AUT-406  Advanced Automotive Suspension and Steering  (2)  

Diagnose chassis systems faults, including electric power steering (EPS), vehicle dynamics, and handling complaints. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-402.

AUT-502  Automotive Brake Systems  (2)  

Introduces automotive brake hydraulic system fundamentals. Covers brake system operation and servicing. Instructs how to machine rotors and drums and inspect disc/drum brakes. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104.

AUT-536  Advanced Automotive Brake Systems  (2)  

Diagnose braking system electrical problems on advanced braking systems, including antilock, electronic stability control and hybrid braking systems. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-502.

AUT-603  Basic Automotive Electricity  (3)  

Introduces electrical and electronic circuit theory. Covers voltage, amperage, resistance, Ohm's Law and practical application on series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Emphasizes studying circuits through electrical wiring diagrams and introduces scan tools. Covers diagnosis of electrical circuits with and without multiplex network control. Includes certification as power users of the Snap-On 525D multi-meter. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

AUT-614  Automotive Electrical I  (3)  

Introduces electrical and electronic circuit theory. Covers voltage, amperage, resistance, Ohm's Law and practical application on series, parallel and series-parallel circuits. Emphasizes studying circuits through automotive electrical wiring diagrams to diagnose electrical circuits. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

AUT-658  Automotive Electrical II  (3)  

Covers automotive diagnosis, repair and service of electrical and electronic components found on current vehicles. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-614.

AUT-680  Automotive Electrical III  (3)  

Covers automotive electrical systems with an emphasis on network controlled systems, including CAN, LIN and MOST. Builds diagnostic skills through extensive use of scan tools, oscilloscopes and multi-meter for body electrical circuit faults. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 4.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-658.

AUT-702  Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning  (2)  

Introduces HVAC fundamentals. Focuses on refrigerant identification, recovery/recycling, evacuation, recharging, and leak testing skills. Covers identifying components, operational theory, and servicing HVAC systems. Includes EPA 609 Technician Certification. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104.

AUT-708  Advanced Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning  (2)  

Focuses on diagnosis of HVAC systems, including automatic temperature controls. Students remove and install HVAC system components, including evaporator/heater core assemblies. Reinforces theories in practical, hands-on classroom and lab exercises. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-702.

AUT-888  Technical Lab I  (4)  

Simulated automotive repair environment. Learning activities include complaint, cause and correction to customer vehicles. Parts and labor calculations also covered. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

AUT-889  Technical Lab II  (4)  

Continues to expose students to an automotive repair environment. Learning activities include complaint, cause and correction to customer vehicles. Parts and labor calculations also covered. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture, 6.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take AUT-104. Take AUT-614. Take AUT-888 or AUT-100.

Pre/corequisite: Take MAT-715 or MAT-076.

AUT-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Requires approval of supervising professor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

AUT-928  Independent Study  (1-3)  

Provides readings, papers and basic research or other projects under the individual guidance of a staff member. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: Permission of instructor, dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

AUT-932  Internship  (2)  

Builds applied skills through employment, providing practical, on-the-job training at businesses related to instructional programs. Students are required to prepare training plans and other reports. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B

Hours per week: 8.0 internship

Prerequisite: Take AUT-889.