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AUTO101W Introduction to Automotive Service
(3 Credits)
This course provides a comprehensive study of the basics in automotive technology including safety, precision measuring, and the proper use of tools and equipment. Students will also learn how to use computerized information systems and lab procedures and policies.

AUTO112W Automotive Electricity I
(4 Credits)
A study of electricity as it is applied to today's automobile. This course will include the theory of electricity, the study of magnetism and electrical circuits, and the theory and service of batteries, starters and charging systems. (Corequisite: AUTO101W or POI)

AUTO113W Automotive Power Trains
(6 Credits)
Covers in detail the construction, operation and maintenance procedures of transmissions and power trains.  It reflects the new developments in manual five and six speed transmissions, dual clutch transmissions, overdrives, and transaxles.  Automatic transmissions/transaxles with overdrive, lock-up torque converters, CVT transmissions and transfer cases also covered.  (Prerequisites: AUTO101W, 115W or POI)

AUTO114W Automotive Electricity II
(4 Credits)
An in-depth study of ignition systems, control units, indicators, dash units, tire pressure monitoring systems, light circuits and accessories of the automobile.  Covers theory, troubleshooting and service.  (Prerequisite: AUTO112W or POI)

AUTO115W Automotive Engines and Related Systems
(3 Credits)
This course provides a comprehensive study of the construction, theory of operation and servicing of today’s automotive engines.  This course provides an opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and service today’s complex engines and systems. This course includes principles of four-stroke cycle operation, engine related systems, performance diagnosis, service, engine noise diagnosis, and the fundamentals of diesel engine operation.  (Co-requisite: AUTO101W)

AUTO211W Automotive Electronics
(3 Credits)
A study of electronic components, devices, circuits and systems used in the modern automobile. Upon completion of this course, the student-technician will be better equipped to understand, troubleshoot and repair automotive electronics systems. (Prerequisite:AUTO114W or POI)

AUTO212W Chassis Service and Alignment Procedures
(5 Credits)
The student will service and/or repair manual and power steering systems, balance tires and replace suspension and steering components.  The student will also perform two and four-wheel alignments with a computerized alignment system.  (Prerequisites: AUTO101W, 115W or POI)

AUTO213W Automotive Welding
(2 Credits)
This course includes all facets of welding and as they apply to the servicing and repair of cars and light trucks. Some of the methods covered are metal inert gas welding (MIG) process and gas tungsten arc welding (TIG) process. The safe use of a cutting torch and the heating tip is also covered.

AUTO214W Computerized Diagnostic Service and Air Conditioning
(6 Credits)
A thorough background for drivability diagnosis and tune-up. Includes testing of various components and systems involved in engine operation and the adjustment or replacement as required to restore engine performance, with the use of available equipment. Further serves as an introduction to computerized controls to assist the student with the diagnosis and repair of computer controlled components. The student will have access to: engine, fuel, ignition, electronic and emission analyzers, oscilloscopes, scan tools and other modern equipment. This course will also cover the basic theory, diagnosis and service of automotive air conditioning systems. (Prerequisite: AUTO211W or POI)

AUTO215W Automotive Suspension and Brakes
(4 Credits)
This course is a study in design, trouble diagnosis, and servicing of the old and new systems in brakes, suspensions, and steering. These include the anti-lock braking systems, modern suspension systems, MacPherson strut front and rear suspensions, air and hydropneumatic suspensions, trouble diagnosis, and servicing. It also includes the latest techniques in brake servicing. (Prerequisites: AUTO101W, 212W or POI)

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