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AUTO 1109  Brakes, Steering & Susp Sys

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course provides a practical understanding of the principles, operation, diagnosis, and repair of suspension, steering, and brake systems. Vehicle alignment, tire balancing, and vibration diagnosis are included. Students will be trained to operate a variety of brake, suspension, and alignment equipment while performing actual repairs, adjustments, and diagnosis. This training will supplement the students' auto education in preparation for entry-level employment.

AUTO 1124  Automotive Welding

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course covers all facets of welding as they apply to the servicing of cars and light trucks. Some methods covered are: stick, oxy-acetylene, MIG, and TIG. The safe use of the cutting torch and plasma cutter and booth time is supplemented by the use of various processes in the actual repair of vehicles and equipment.

AUTO 1135  Bsc Elctrn & Compnt Overhaul

Credits: 5.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide instruction in the diagnosis and repair of electrical circuits, charging systems, and starting systems. OHMS law, alternators, and starters will be investigated.

AUTO 1149  Inspec, Main, AC Htng & Clng

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course includes lab application of vehicle exhaust, tires, preventive maintenance, and annual safety inspection checks. Repair techniques to insure driver comfort and engine efficiency through the control of heat are studied as they apply to auto cooling, heating, and air conditioning systems.

AUTO 1169  Tune-Up Elec Controls & Diag

Credits: 9.00 Credits

The students will become proficient in diagnostics and repair of ignition systems, fuel systems, charging and starting systems, electrical & computer applications, emission systems, and complete engine diagnostics.

AUTO 1219  Truck Brake, Steer & Sus Sys

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This unit of instruction is designed to train high school graduates and adult learners in the service and diagnosis of light truck brake, steering, and suspension systems. Vehicle alignment, tire balancing, and vibration diagnosis are included. Students will be trained to operate a variety of brake, suspension, and alignment equipment while performing actual repairs, adjustments, and diagnosis. This training will supplement the students' truck education in preparation for entry-level employment.

AUTO 1224  Welding

Credits: 4.00 Credits

The application of several common welding methods in use in the heavy repair field is covered in this course. Actual welding using arc, gas, MIG, TIG, and spot are practiced in the lab. The safe use of the cutting torch and plasma cutter and "booth time" is supplemented by the use of various processes in the actual repair of vehicles and equipment.

AUTO 1239  Trk Insp, Maint, AC, Clng/Htng

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course includes lab application of vehicle preventive maintenance and mandated annual safety inspection. Repair techniques to insure driver comfort and engine efficiency through the control of heat are studied as they apply to the truck cooling, heating and air conditioning systems. Analyzing how refrigerated cargo is maintained is a part of this course.

AUTO 1245  Trk Bsc Elctrns & Cmpnt Ovrhal

Credits: 5.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide instruction in the diagnosis and repair of electrical circuits, alternators, distributors, starters, and fuel systems. Basic wrecker operation and the use of manuals and computer information services are also included.

AUTO 1306  Rust Repair

Credits: 6.00 Credits

Encompasses the causes, repair, and prevention of rust formation and develops an awareness in the student that it is his/her ethical duty to make rust repairs properly and economically.

AUTO 1313  Wrecker Operation & Estimating

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course provides instruction and practical experience in wrecker operation including hook-ups, winching, dolly use, wheel lifts, and safety. It includes instruction and practical experience in auto body damage estimate writing and analysis.

AUTO 1326  Body Welding

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course covers welding methods used for securing body sheet metal including the thinner, high-strength, low alloy steels. Some of the methods covered in depth are: arc, oxy-acetylene, MIG, and TIG welding. Emphasis is placed on proficiency in repairing steels found in panels and vehicle frames, the use of heat as a straightening medium is investigated, and choosing welding equipment for a body shop, sheet metal fabrication and fuel tank repairs are included.

AUTO 1343  Refinishing Basics

Credits: 3.00 Credits

Develops in the student the basic skills of the refinishing industry and provides the technical knowledge of different types of finishes as well as the sequence of foundation coats.

AUTO 1344  Recondtnng & Mechancl Componts

Credits: 4.00 Credits

Designed to acquaint trainee with the proper process of reconditioning a vehicle before customer delivery. Students will learn how to remove and install seat upholstery as well as interior trim panels and hardware.

AUTO 2169  Truck Gasoline Engine Tune-up

Credits: 9.00 Credits

The students will become proficient in diagnostics and repair of ignition systems, fuel systems, charging and starting systems, electrical & computer applications, emission systems, and complete engine diagnostics.

AUTO 2309  Brakes, Susp & Structrl Anlys

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This unit of instruction is designed to train high school graduates and adult learners in the service and diagnosis of automotive brake and suspension systems as they relate to collision repair. Vehicle alignment, tire balancing, and vibration diagnosis are included. Students will be trained to operate a variety of brake, suspension, and alignment equipment while performing actual repairs, adjustments, and diagnosis. In addition, identification and analysis of structural damage, as well as frame and body measuring techniques are covered. This training will supplement the students' autobody education in preparation for entry-level employment.

AUTO 2365  Chassis Electrical

Credits: 5.00 Credits

This unit of instruction is designed to enable trainees to become proficient in chassis electrical testing, repair, and component replacement.

AUTO 2503  Prev Maint for Hvy Tk & Diesel

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach scheduled preventive maintenance procedures as they apply to trucks and heavy equipment. Vehicle system checks include air brakes, tires, critical fluids and lubrication points. Training is focused on ensuring safety and reliability between scheduled Preventive Maintenance checks.

AUTO 3409  Engine Service

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Theory of operation and repair procedures of gasoline engine valve systems, crankshaft and bearings, connecting rods, cylinders, and pistons, diagnosis of engine malfunctions repair procedures, cooling system repairs and diagnosis, cylinder boring, piston pin fitting, connecting rod reconditioning, valve guide resizing and replacement, valve seat replacement, and other machine work and service procedures.

AUTO 3429  Adv Elctrn & Engine Perfmnc

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Lecture sessions cover most areas of the automobile except engine and drive train repairs. Designed to update and bring together earlier training with emphasis on diagnosing sophisticated automotive electrical, drivability and emission-related problems. This is an extremely critical area with enhanced inspection programs and OBDII systems.

AUTO 3504  Motorsport Fabrication I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental skills of complete chassis and roll cage fabrication. Major topics include principles of layout, bending, bead rolling, riveting and welding processes. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development to build race cars.

AUTO 3506  Introduction to Motorsports

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental skills of team organization and management. Major topics include introduction to motor sports, team structure, budgeting and finance. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development for success at the track. A sponsorship proposal is developed by each student.

AUTO 3514  Racing Suspension Dynamics

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student advanced skills in race car chassis. Major topics include principles of suspension set-up, development and weight transfer. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in modified suspension and steering geometry to build race cars to meet different track demands.

AUTO 3524  Hgh Prfmnce Tune-up/Electrncs

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills of tuning the race car for optimum performance at the track. Major topics include principles of handling modified race fuels and modified delivery. Laboratory exercises emphasize techniques and skills to modify fuel and ignition systems.

AUTO 3534  Hgh Permnce Sterng/Bks/Chasis

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the formulas and concepts of race car brakes and steering. Major topics include the principles of modifying chassis, brakes, and steering. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in the different modified demands.

AUTO 3535  Hgh Prfmnce Engine Building

Credits: 5.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills for reconstruction of high performance engines. Major topics include modified engine building and dynamometer testing. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in engine assembly and dynamometer testing.

AUTO 3544  Motorsports Aerodynamics

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental principles of aerodynamics for racing and performance cars. Major topics include principles of aerodynamic effects on braking, handling, lift and drag coefficient. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development to build race cars.

AUTO 3545  Motorsport Fabrication II

Credits: 5.00 Credits

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills of complete chassis, cage, and suspension fabrication. This course and its laboratory exercises evaluate the actual process of fabricating a complete racecar.

AUTO 3609  Heavy Duty Drive Train

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course consists of the service and repair of heavy duty clutches, transmissions, drive line and rear axle, leaf, torsion bar, and air suspensions, the alignment of front and rear axle, also alignment of trailer suspension and on-vehicle tire balancing. This will include Eaton and Meritor clutches, Mack and Eaton transmissions, and Meritor, Eaton and Mack rear axles. Also covered are Road Ranger auto shift transmissions.

AUTO 3623  Air Brake Service

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course consists of maintenance and repair of air brake systems including compressors, valves, tubing, and circuitry. This course will also include troubleshooting of foundation brakes and related components. Also covered is air ABS brake components, operation and troubleshooting.

AUTO 3649  Diesel Engine Service

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This nine credit hour course covers the procedures needed to understand, test, repair, and overhaul diesel engines and their related components. Major emphasis is placed on the mid-range and heavy duty diesels of the following makes: Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Mack, John Deere, and Navistar. Covered is the use of special tools and equipment necessary to troubleshoot, maintain, and overhaul these engines and their related components.

AUTO 3809  Inspec, Gen Alignment & AC

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Includes lab application of body panel alignment and mandated annual safety inspection, repair techniques to insure customer satisfaction with component fit and operation, keeping customer safety in mind when components are replaced, and techniques to insure customer comfort and engine efficiency through control of heat as they apply to auto cooling, heating and air conditioning systems.

AUTO 3819  Auto Body Skls/Computrzed Est

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Includes the different states of repair: metal analysis, metal straightening, filling and metal finishing, glass replacement, alignment problems, fender and door replacement, any and all small, quick, one or two day jobs. Also includes how to make manual and computerized estimates.

AUTO 4363  Heavy Duty Elec/Hydr Special

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This three credit hour course consists of the service and troubleshooting of electrical systems as they pertain to heavy equipment, truck and diesel. This will include series parallel circuits including 12 and 24 volt systems. Included in this course is the service and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems as found in heavy equipment, truck and diesel. This will include pumps, valves, actuators, accumulators and other related components in today's hydraulic systems.

AUTO 4439  Shop Management & Enhanced Sys

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course will provide insight into other aspects of the automotive trade. Covered in shop management is repair order writing, duties of a shop adviser, customer relations, customer communications, questioning and follow-up, estimating repair costs, checking for recalls, searching for technician service bulletins, researching new product information, motorist's bill of rights, lemon laws and understanding the nature of the automotive business and reviewing Hybrid vehicles information. The lab portion allows the student to perform as a service manager in one of our many automotive shops. Work scheduling, quality control, maintenance, and record keeping are stressed as part of this program.

AUTO 4449  Drive Train Service

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Study and actual repair of standard, automatic, and automatic transmissions and transaxles with emphasis on overdrives and electronically controlled units. Full coverage of clutches, axles, drivelines, C-V joints, and 4 x 4 transfer cases, as well as open, limited-slip, and front drive differentials. Extensive hands-on work in a busy "line shop" situation. This is a seven and one-half (7 1/2) week course.

AUTO 4629  Major Refinishing

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This course is designed to further the student's knowledge and practical experience in the use of painting and refinishing equipment, blending paints, metallic finishes, and hard to match colors, correcting paint failures, custom refinishing and how to solve their problems.

AUTO 4639  Major Collision Repair

Credits: 9.00 Credits

Provides instruction in the repair procedures of vehicles considered by appraisers to be totals, or near totals. Study and repair of frame and uni-body damage, suspension repairs. This includes computerized measuring systems, plastic welding, use of structural adhesives, and complete vehicle refinishing.

AUTO 4669  Diesel Fuel System Service

Credits: 9.00 Credits

This nine credit hour course is intended for heavy equipment, truck and diesel mechanic majors. Coverage will include the fundamentals of diesel fuel systems, both mechanical and computer-controlled will be covered. Engine tune-up procedures, and diesel fuel system troubleshooting and computer usage will be included. Injection pumps, governors, injectors, emission control devices, automatic advance units and transfer pumps of the following systems will be covered: American Bosch, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Cummins and Navistar.