Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $740.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives 3 credits

Semester 2

AUT307 Automotive Manual Transmissions and 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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

AUT643 Auto 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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT610.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

AUT842 Auto 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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR-

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of 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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3

AUT537 Automotive Advanced Brake Systems *

4 credits—This course explains antilock 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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT504.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT106, AUT109, AUT164, AUT610I, AUT504, AUT643l, and AUT307.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I 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

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT610 and AUT643.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in AUT842.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

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

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Math Electives

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

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT102 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $842.50

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

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement scores

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry

3 credits—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

Prerequisite(s): MAT122 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

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

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT210 Calculus I

4 credits—The first in a calculus sequence, this course covers topics including functions and their graphs, limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, and integrals.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT134 or MAT128 or appropriate placement scores.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT216 Calculus II

4 credits—A continuation of MAT-210, this course covers topics including integration techniques, applications of integration, infinite series, conic sections, parametric and polar equations.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MAT210.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MAT219 Calculus III

4 credits—This 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

Prerequisite(s): MAT216

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

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