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These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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AUTO 1001 Autocare (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is designed for the nonautomotive student who is interested in becoming familiar with the fundamentals of automotive systems and preventative maintenance. This course also provides information on choosing a repair shop, tips and techniques for dealing with minor breakdowns, and the vehicle purchase process.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Lab fee: $15.00

AUTO 1101 Basic Auto Systems (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This introductory automotive course covers the basic components and systems of the automobile. Included in this course are automotive termi- nology and mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical theories as they apply to automobiles and light trucks. Students are strongly encouraged to take AUT0 1106 the same semester. Students may also enroll in AUTO 1140, AUTO 1150, AUTO 1160, or AUTO 1170 the same semester. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0105 or placement into DEV 0115 or MATH 1000 or higher and DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher. Corequisite: AUTO 1106   Lab fee: $10.00

AUTO 1106 Auto Shop Orientation & Service (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This introductory automotive course covers the operation of an automotive shop, the proper use of hand tools and power tools, and basic maintenance operations on cars and light trucks. Must have credit for or be concurrently enrolled in AUTO 1101. Students may also enroll in AUTO 1140, AUTO
1150, AUTO 1160, or AUTO 1170 the same semester. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0105 or placement into DEV 0115 or MATH 1000 or higher and DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher.
Lab fee: $30.00

AUTO 1110 Engines: Theory & Operations (SP)

2 credits
This course presents automotive engines and the theory of their operation to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. All engine mechanical systems are explored during teardown and reassembly of an automotive engine. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher. Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 1140 Suspension & Steering: Theory & Operation (A)

2 credits
This course presents automotive suspension and steering systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. This class examines the theory, operation, and basic procedures needed to service and repair wheels, tires, wheel bearings, suspension components, steering components. They also explore basic alignment theory and suspension angles. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Must have credit for, or be concurrently enrolled in, AUTO
1101, 1106, 1150, 1160, and 1170. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and
DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher
Corequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1150, AUTO 1160, AUTO 1170 Lab fee: $40.00

AUTO 1150 Brake Systems: Theory & Operations (A)

2 credits
This course presents automotive brake systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. Drum brakes, disc brakes, hydraulic principles, master cylinders, brake lines, power brakes, and the theory behind their operation and servicing are presented in lecture and lab activities involving teardown and reassembly. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Must have credit for, or be concurrently enrolled in, AUTO 1101, 1106, 1140, 1160, and 1170. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and
DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher
Corequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1140, AUTO 1160, AUTO 1170 Lab fee: $35.00

AUTO 1160 Electrical Systems: Theory & Operation I (A)

2 credits
This course presents automotive electrical systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. Emphasis is placed on basic circuit theory, meter usage and interpreting wiring diagrams. Basic circuit troubleshooting is also explored during this course. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Must have credit for, or be concurrently enrolled in, AUTO 1101, 1106 1140, 1150, and 1170. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and
DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher
Corequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1140, AUTO 1150, AUTO 1170 Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 1170 Heating & Air Conditioning: Theory & Operations (A)

2 credits
This course presents automotive climate control systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. Theories of operation and service procedures of refrigeration, air distribution, engine cooling, and heating are presented in lecture and lab. Students learn proper use of hand tools, recovery, recycling, charging, testing, and component evaluation equipment. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these systems and components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Must have credit for, or be concurrently enrolled in, AUTO 1101and AUTO 1106. See plan of study for recommended course sequence.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher
Corequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1140, AUTO 1150, AUTO 1160             Lab fee: $40.00

AUTO 1180 Engine Performance: Theory & Operation I (SP)

2 credits
This course presents automotive engine performance systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. This course covers the fundamentals of engine performance. It includes testing and component replacement of the ignition and fuel systems. Basic engine mechanical testing is also covered. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1160
Corequisite: AUTO 1110                Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 1210 Powertrain System Service (SP, SU)

2 credits
This course presents automotive powertrain system service to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. This course will explore the procedures for the removal and replacement of various components of the powertrain system as commonly required in the automotive industry. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher
and DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher, AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106     Lab fee: $40.00

AUTO 1240 Suspension & Steering: Diagnosis & Repair (SP)

2 credits
This course builds on the fundamentals covered in AUTO 1140 and examines the essential procedures and routines needed for diagnosis and repair of modern suspension and steering systems. It will also cover advanced alignment diagnostic angles and techniques. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Must have credit for AUTO 1101, 1106, and 1140. Must have credit for, or be concurrently enrolled in, AUTO 1160.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, 1140
Corequisite: AUTO 1160               Lab fee: $45.00

AUTO 1250 Brake Systems: Diagnosis & Repair (SP)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive brake systems building on information and skills from the AUTO 1150 course. The topics of system diagnosis, live-car servicing, power booster service, antilock brake systems, associated electrical systems, and bench and on-car lathe operation are explored through lecture and lab activities. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have completed AUTO 1101, 1106, 1150, and 1160.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, 1106, 1150 and 1160
Lab fee: $40.00

AUTO 1260 Electrical System: Theory & Operation II (SP)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive electrical systems. The electrical systems covered include the battery, starting, charging, lighting systems and accessory circuits. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have completed AUTO
1101, 1106, and 1160.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, and AUTO 1160
Lab fee: $30.00

AUTO 2101 Auto Business Management (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is an introduction to automotive management principles and practices. Topics covered include a systems approach to management, management styles, financial measures, management by objective and quality, time management, customer and employee relations, marketing and the legal environment.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: AUTO 1101             Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2120 Automatic Transmissions: Theory & Operations (SP)

2 credits This course presents automatic transmissions/transaxles and theories of operation to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. Automotive automatic transmission/transaxle hydraulic, mechanical and electrical systems are explored during teardown and reassembly of an automatic transmission/transaxle. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO
1101, 1106, and 1160.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1160
Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 2130 Manual Transmissions: Theory & Operation (A)

2 credits
This course presents automotive driveline systems to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. Manual transmissions, transaxles, differentials and theories of operation and malfunction diagnosis are presented. Lecture and lab activities cover proper teardown and reassembly procedures. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106              Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 2190 Hybrid Vehicle: Theory & Operations (SU)

2 credits
This course presents hybrid vehicles and theories of operation to students beginning their study of automotive service and repair. This is an informative course designed to provide a general overview of various hybrid vehicle systems. Proper safety precautions and procedures needed to service the basic systems of hybrid vehicles will be discussed. Alternate fuels and advanced technology will also be discussed. Must have completed AUTO 1101, 1106, 1160
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1160
Lab fee: $10.00

AUTO 2193 Independent Study: Automotive Technology (A, SP SU)

1 credit
AUTO 2193 is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in the automotive industry through intensive reading and research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/ her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program.
Lecture: 1 hour
Instructor permission required
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106             Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2194 SPT: Automotive Tech (On Demand)

1 credit This is an advanced level course elective that will address current issues in the automotive industry
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106             Lab fee: $15.00

AUTO 2201 Service Advising (On Demand)

2 credits
This course covers the primary responsibilities of a service advisor. This includes writing a proper repair order, scheduling, selling maintenance and customer relations. Estimating, repair order tracking and time management are also presented. Student must have credit for AUTO 2101.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: AUTO 2101                 Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2220 Automatic Transmission: Diagnosis & Repair (SP)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive automatic transmissions/ transaxles building on the information and skills obtained in AUTO 2120. Emphasis is placed on in-car service, diagnosis, and repair. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, and AUTO 2120. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 2120
Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 2230 Manual Transmission: Diagnosis & In-Car Repair (A)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive driveline systems. The topics of clutch, transfer case, drive shaft, drive axles, 4WD hubs, and their diagnosis are explored through lecture, teardown, and reassembly. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106 and AUTO 2130. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106 AUTO 2130
Lab fee: $35.00

AUTO 2270 Heating & Air Conditioning: Diagnosis and Repair (A)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive climate control systems building on information and skills obtained in AUTO 1170. System diagnosis, live-car servicing, electrical troubleshooting, and automatic temperature control systems are explored through lecture and lab activities. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1160, AUTO 1170
Lab fee: $45.00

AUTO 2280 Engine Performance: Theory & Operation II (A)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive engine performance systems. This course covers exhaust gas analysis, scan tools emission, control systems and the fundamentals of OBDII. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 1180.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 1180                Lab: fee $30.00

AUTO 2293 Independent Study: Auto Technology (On Demand)

2 credits
AUTO 2293 is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in the automotive industry through intensive reading and research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/ her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program
Instructor permission required
Independent Studies: 2 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106              Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2294 Special Topics: Auto Technology (On Demand)

2 credits
This is an advanced level course elective that will address current issues in the automotive industry.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106              Lab fee: $15.00

AUTO 2301 Auto Service Management (SP)

2 credits
This course covers the variety of duties of the service manager. Principles presented in AUTO 2101 are further developed along with practical implementation strategies. Facilities and equipment planning and management and financial management and analysis are covered. Must have credit for AUTO 2101
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: AUTO 2101               Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2310 Engines: Diagnosis & In-Car Repair (On Demand)

2 credits
This course continues the study of automotive engines building on information and skills obtained in AUTO 1110. This class includes engine mechanical systems diagnosis and proper component replacement procedures. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 1110.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: DEV 0115 or placement into MATH 1000 or higher and
DEV 0155 or placement into ENGL 0190 or higher, and AUTO 1110
Lab fee: $40.00

AUTO 2360 Advanced Electrical System: Diagnosis & Repair (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course continues the study of automotive electrical systems building on information and skills obtained in AUTO 1260. System diagnosis, live- car servicing, supplemental restraints systems, and various body control computer systems will be included in this course through lecture and lab activities. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 1260 or FORD 1260.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 1260 or FORD 1260              Lab fee: $25.00

AUTO 2380 Advanced Engine Performance: Diagnosis & Repair (SP, SU)

3 credits
This course continues the study of automotive engine performance systems building on information and skills obtained in AUTO 2280. System diagnosis, live-car servicing, and various manufacturer’s computer control systems will also be explored through lecture and lab activities. Students are expected to acquire a variety of skills and explain operation of these components. Mastery of skills and underlying concepts are evaluated both individually and through contribution to work group activities. Student must have credit for AUTO 2280.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 2280                    Lab: fee: $25.00

AUTO 2393 Independent Study: Auto Technology (On Demand)

3 credits
AUTO 2393 is an individual, student-structured course that examines a selected topic in the automotive industry through intensive reading and research. The independent study elective permits a student to pursue his/ her interests within the context of a faculty-guided program. Independent Studies: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106             Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2394 Special Topics: Auto Technology (On Demand)

3 credits
This is an advanced level course elective that will address current issues in the automotive industry.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106          Lab fee: $15.00

AUTO 2399 Maintenance and Light Repair Shop Experience (On Demand)

2 credits
This course includes instruction and assessment of skills and knowledge in four ASE areas. Skills are measured in a shop setting with the students performing inspection, diagnosis, and repairs. This course is designed to improve students’ hand skills and working knowledge of daily shop environment.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: AUTO 1101, AUTO 1106, AUTO 1140, AUTO 1150, AUTO 1160, AUTO 1170, and FORD 1240 or AUTO 1240, FORD 1250 or AUTO 1250, FORD 1260 or AUTO 1260
Lab fee: $15.00

AUTO 2401 Auto Parts: Management (On Demand)

2 credits
This course addresses the management duties of a parts department manager. Pricing, inventory control, merchandising, forecasting and purchasing are discussed.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: AUTO 2101             Lab fee: $2.00

AUTO 2460 Electronic Systems: Systems Service (On Demand)

2 credits
This course reflects the most recent technological advances and changes in the electrical and electronic systems by the automotive industry. Changes in diagnostic and repair techniques and tools will also be covered. Student must have credit for AUTO 2360.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 2360             Lab fee: $10.00

AUTO 2480 Engine Performance: Systems Service (On Demand)

2 credits
This course reflects the most recent technological advances and changes in the engine/powertrain control systems by the automotive industry. Changes in diagnostic and repair techniques and tools will also be covered. Student must have credit for AUTO 2380.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: AUTO 2380             Lab fee: $10.00