Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions

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AUT106 Introduction to Automotive Technology

2 credits – This introductory course provides an introduction to the many facets of the automotive industry to include: careers in the automotive industry, environmental concerns affecting the automotive industry, basic automotive hand tools, specialty tools, precision measuring tools, power tools and shop equipment, using service and shop manuals, and shop safety.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

AUT109 Introduction to Automotive Technology II

2 credits – This course includes the use of hand and power tools, the understanding of electronic repair information and the importance of preventative maintenance.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

AUT164 Automotive Engine Repair

4 credits – Basic theory of two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines and their application will be introduced. Disassembly, inspection and reassembly of an engine will be experienced as well as cooling, lubrication, induction, exhaust, compression and valve systems discussed. Students will develop competencies in precision measuring and services procedures.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT204 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles

4 credits – This course covers the advanced study of automatic transmission theory and service. The student will review basic automatic transmission theory. The student will study diagnosis, disassembly, inspection, and assembly of different types of automatic transmissions and trans-axles.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT307 Automotive Manual Transmissions/Transaxles

4 credits – A comprehensive study of the manual transmissions/transaxle components and their relationship to the application of power to the drive wheels of vehicles.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT315 Automotive Differentials and 4-Wheel Drive

4 credits – A comprehensive study of Differentials and Transfer Cases and their relationship to the application of power to the drive wheels of vehicles.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT404 Automotive Suspension and Steering

4 credits – Steering and suspension system operation and service procedures are covered. Emphasis is on diagnosis and repair procedures

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT504 Automotive Brake Systems

4 credits – Instruction in the theory and operating principles of drum, disc, hydraulic, and anti-lock brake systems. Laboratory procedures for inspecting, testing, diagnosing, repairing, and/or replacing conventional, power brake system components.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT537 Automotive Advanced Brake Systems

4 credits – This course explains anti-lock brake systems. It also covers the diagnosis and repair of this system, as well as traction and stability control.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in AUT504 Automotive Brake Systems.

AUT610 Automotive Electrical I

4 credits – This introductory course covers basic electronic theory and utilization of electrical measuring instruments. Emphasis will be placed on the application of Ohm’s Law and the proper utilization of electronic test equipment including practice with equipment and circuits.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT631 Automotive Electronics

4 credits – This course includes the theory of automotive electronics, communication of automotive electronics and repair of electronic systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in AUT610 Automotive Electrical I and AUT643 Automotive Starting, Charging, and Electrical.

AUT643 Automotive Starting, Charging, and Electrical

4 credits – This course includes automotive electrical theory, electrical components, component operation, testing and repair procedures for automotive charging, starting and electrical systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in AUT610 Automotive Electrical I.

AUT704 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning

4 credits – This course will provide instruction in the theory of operation of auto air conditioning and heating systems. Students will learn how to diagnose and service auto air conditioning systems and heating systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT827 Automotive Ignition Systems

4 credits – Operation, diagnosis, and repair procedures used to service the modern automotive ignition system.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in AUT842 Automotive Computerized Engine Controls.

AUT834 Automotive Fuel Systems

4 credits – This course will provide the instruction to introduce the student to basic fuel system principles. Students will study theory and will gain hands-on experience by cleaning, repairing, and adjusting automotive fuel systems.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT842 Automotive Computerized Engine Controls

4 credits – This course builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in previous automotive courses to prepare the student to service On-Board Diagnosis 2 computer-controlled vehicles. The theory and operating principles of automotive computers, sensors and control devices will be emphasized. Lab instruction on late model cars will be included.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

AUT886 Comprehensive Application

4 credits – Students are presented with diagnostic problems and repair projects. Competencies attained in prior classes are emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: A minimum grade of D- in AUT106 Introduction to Automotive Technology, AUT109 Introduction to Automotive Technology II, AUT164 Automotive Engine Repair, AUT610 Automotive Electrical I, AUT504 Automotive Brake Systems, AUT643 Automotive Starting, Charging, and Electrical, and AUT307 Automotive Manual Transmissions/Transaxles.

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace

3 credits – This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits – This course emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits – This is a one semester liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT122 College Algebra

5 credits – Begins a two semester sequence to prepare students for the calculus sequence. The central theme is the concept of functions, their properties, graphs and applications. Functions studied include polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions.

Lecture Hours: 80

Pre-requisites: MAT102 Intermediate Algebra or equivalent COMPASS score

MAT128 Precalculus

4 credits – This one-semester pre-calculus course is intended for the student with a solid algebra background who intends to take calculus. It is also beneficial (but not required) for the student to have a background in trigonometry. The course will emphasize functions using an analytical, numerical, and graphical approach. The student will study linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions along with their applications.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: Appropriate Placement Test Scores: ACT Math Score of 25 OR Compass Score of 51-100 in the College Algebra Domain or 31-50 in the Trigonometry Domain.

Other Requirements: Successful completion (C or better) of three years of high school mathematics including two years of algebra and one year of geometry and/or trigonometry, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits – This course is the second course of a two-semester pre-calculus sequence. Topics include trigonometry and applications, vectors, analytic geometry, and polar and parametric equations.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT122 College Algebra

MAT156 Statistics

3 credits – This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability, and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Pre-requisites: MAT063 Elementary Algebra or appropriate placement score.

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits – This course is the first in a calculus sequence. The course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives and applications of differentiation, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT134 Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry and three years of high school mathematics including trigonometry

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-210 Calculus I. The course covers topics including integration techniques related to surface areas and volumes, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar coordinates.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT210 Calculus I or equivalent

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits – This course is a continuation of MAT-216 Calculus II. The course covers topics including integration and differentiation techniques related to vectors, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and vector analysis.

Lecture Hours: 64

Pre-requisites: MAT216 Calculus II or equivalent

MAT772 Applied Math

3 credits – This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits – This course studies self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology

3 credits – This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology

3 credits – This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits – This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis in developing public speaking skill. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

 

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