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Course Information and Descriptions
AUT 217 Automotive Service Consulting (3-0)
3 Hours
In this course the student will study the principles and procedures
involved in operation of an automotive service facility as a service
consultant. Communication both in terms of customer relations and
internal relations with service facility personnel is discussed. In
addition, computerized databases, written communication with
respect to estimates, repair orders, and invoices is covered as well as
communication with customers by telephone. Service/Maintenance
intervals, warranty, service contracts, service bulletins, and campaign
recalls relative the vehicle identified is explained. Sales skills
relative to service needs and shop operations relative to efficient
workflow and industry procedures are presented.
AUT 231 Auto Electrical II (4-2)
5 Hours
(Formerly AUT 173) This course covers the theory of operation,
diagnosis, and repair of body wiring, lighting circuits, accessories,
gauges, and networks.
Note: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)
Course fee
AUT 232 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle (4-2) 5 Hours
(Formerly AUT 274) This course focuses on the repair and overhaul
of automatic transmissions. Theories of operation, diagnosis,
maintenance, and repair procedures pertaining to automatic
transmissions, automatic transaxles, and torque converters are
covered.
Note: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)
Course fee
AUT 233 Advanced Driveline Systems (3-2)
4 Hours
(Formerly AUT 280) This course covers advanced topics in design
and diagnosis for manual transmission, automatic transmission,
coupling devices, four wheel drive (4WD) systems, and all wheel
drive (AWD) systems. In addition current trends and future
technologies in driveline systems will be examined. This course is
designed for students and professionals specializing in driveline
technologies.
Note: Students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: AUT 232 (formerly AUT 274) and AUT 132 (formerly
AUT 273) (all C or better) or Consent of Instructor with current A2
and A3 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications or
approved work experience
AUT 251 Powertrain Controls (4-2)
5 Hours
(Formerly AUT 272) This course focuses on the diagnosis, testing,
and service of computerized powertrain control systems. Topics will
include diagnosis and repair of computer and network operation,
sensors and inputs, advanced charging, starting and ignition system.
Advanced electronic test equipment including Scan Tools, DMM’s
and Oscilloscopes will be emphasized.
Note: Students will be required to bring their own tools
Prerequisite: AUT 111 (formerly AUT 171), AUT 131 (formerly
AUT 172) (all C or better)
Corequisite: AUT 151 (formerly AUT 271)
Course fee
AUT 252 Powertrain Management (4-2)
5 Hours
(Formerly AUT 276) This course provides students with the
opportunity to review and enhance their theory and service skills in
automotive electrical systems, fuel systems, engine mechanical
diagnosis, emission control systems, and electronic engine control
systems. Students will work with engine analyzers and hand-held test
equipment common to the automotive service industry.
Note: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: AUT 111 (formerly AUT 171), AUT 131 (formerly
AUT 172), AUT 231 (formerly AUT 173) and AUT 251 (formerly
AUT 272) (all C or better)
Course fee
AUT 275 Air Conditioning and Heating (4-2)
5 Hours
This course gives the automotive technician the opportunity to gain
an understanding of the theory of automotive air conditioning,
heating and ventilation systems and the related service procedures.
Students may also gain certification in recycling and recovery of
refrigerants.
Note: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: AUT 131 (formerly AUT 172) (C or better)
Course fee
AUT 278 Hybrid and Alternate Fuels (4-2)
5 Hours
This course covers the design, operation, repair and maintenance of
hybrid vehicles from all manufacturers. It also touches on emerging
technologies such as alternative fuels, fuel cell and pure electric
vehicles. It is designed for the experienced technician or automotive
program graduate who has a thorough understanding of vehicle
service and repair.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor or Department Chair, and student
must have an automotive degree or major automotive certificate or
equivalent work experience.
Course fee
AUT 290 Advanced Specialization (2-6)
5 Hours
(Formerly AUT 277) This is the capstone course in the automotive
program. It gives the student the opportunity to practice operations in
a shop environment and situation similar to the repair industry. All
areas of the automobile are covered including engines, brakes,
suspension, transmissions, electrical systems, and climate control.
Note: The students will be required to provide their own basic tools.
Prerequisite: 20 Credits in AUT courses and Consent of Instructor
Students must have earned a grade of C or better in all previous
automotive courses.
Course fee
AUT 299
Special Topics in the Automotive
Industry (Variable)
0.5-5 Hours
This course is designed to provide automotive students with
opportunities to explore the diversity of topics, businesses, and
products within the automotive industry not specifically addressed
by existing courses in the catalog. This course may be taken up to
four times, any topic only once, for a maximum of 6 hours towards
degree completion.
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
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