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AUTO 101 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

Fall, 2 credit hours

Automotive Services is an introductory course in vehicle systems theory of operation and maintenance. Topics include automotive shop procedures involved in general maintenance of vehicles related to suspension, engine, and driveline. Safety and customer relations skills will also be stressed. Students who have successfully completed a high school vocational program in Automotive Mechanics/Technology may be eligible for transfer credit. Two hours lecture per week.

AUTO 102 DIESEL ENGINES

Spring, 2 credit hours (elective)

A course which considers the basic construction of the diesel engine. Topics will include classification of diesel engines, fuels, turbochargers, injection systems, and pre-heater systems. Laboratory will consist of hands-on experience in engine troubleshooting, parts identification, adjustments and testing. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 103 AUTOMOTIVE AIR CONDITIONING

Spring, 2 credit hours (elective)

A study of the component parts of automotive air conditioning systems, their function and operation. Laboratory will consist of hands-on experience in testing, evacuation, and charging of the system. Refrigerant identification, safety, and environmental issues are addressed, along with fundamentals of manual and automatic controls. One hour lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 104 BASIC WELDING

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course in welding will include all basic processes and procedure in joining and cutting ferrous and nonferrous metals found in automotive/industrial applications. Focus will include safety, proper techniques and quality control. Fall semester, restricted to Automotive Technology Students or permission of instructor.

AUTO 111 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES LABORATORY

Fall, 1 credit hour

Topics include automotive shop procedures involved in general maintenance of vehicles related to suspension, engine, and driveline. Additional information addresses New York State inspection. Students who have successfully completed a high school vocational program in Automotive Mechanics/Technology may be eligible for transfer credit. Two hours laboratory per week.

Corequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) or permission of instructor.

AUTO 112 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Fall, 3 credit hours

A study of fundamental electrical relations and circuits as applied to the automobile. Topics include series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits; magnetism, direct and alternating current fundamentals; battery, charging, and starting, systems. Three hours lecture per week.

AUTO 113 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

Spring, 3 credit hours

The classroom component of this course introduces the student to fuel and ignition systems. Basic electricity/electronic skills and knowledge are applied in addressing the theory involved in sophisticated electronic ignition and fuel-injection systems. Students study primary switching through secondary firing. Topics include basic circuitry, hall-effect and transistor theory, solenoids, fuel injection (both throttle body and multi-port) and electronic engine management (powertrain control). Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 114 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I LABORATORY

Spring, 1 credit hour

The laboratory component of this course consists of hands-on activities involving theories learned in the classroom. Students use service information, both hard-copy and electronic (CD-ROM-), while testing systems with digital volt/ohm meters and computer scanners. Fuel and powertrain control systems are diagnosed with the latest tools available. Three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Engine Performance I (AUTO 113), or permission of instructor.

With the completion of both components of Engine Performance I, (AUTO 113 and AUTO 114) students will be able to diagnose and repair a vehicle with a no-start condition resulting from a fuel or ignition problem. The student will be able to access vehicle computer information, including inputs, outputs, and miscellaneous tests.

AUTO 122 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS LABORATORY

Fall, 1 credit hour

The laboratory component of this course consists of hands-on activities involving theories learned in the classroom. Students use service information, both hard-copy and electronic (CD-ROM-). Testing involves batteries; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, as well as charging and starting systems component identification and service. Three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 141 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course consists of theory and operation in the following automotive areas: clutch, manual transmissions, drivelines, and rear axle, as well as basic disc and drum braking systems. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 144 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS LABORATORY

Spring, 1 credit hour

This course consists of service and repair in the following automotive areas: clutch, manual transmissions, drivelines, and rear axle, as well as basic disc and drum braking systems. Use of specialized service equipment and procedures is stressed in the laboratories. Three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), Automotive Braking Systems (AUTO 141), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 212 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS II

Fall, 4 credit hours

This course begins where Automotive Electrical Systems terminates. Topics covered include lighting, gauges, warning devices, driver information systems, horn and wiper operations, and electrical accessory diagnosis and repair. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) or permission of instructor.

AUTO 213 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II

Fall, 4 credit hours

This course begins where Engine Performance I terminates. Sophisticated engine control systems are studied which include distributorless ignition, electronic spark control and emission controls. The student learns and applies knowledge of the integration of the listed systems and the powertrain/engine control computer (PCM). Diagnosis and repair includes use of the latest tools and test equipment, digital volt/ohm meters, oscilloscopes, and interactive computer scanners. Students continually utilize the latest automotive reference materials in diagnosis and repair procedures. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), Engine Performance I (AUTO 113) and (AUTO 114), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 214 AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Spring, 3 credit hours

Review of electrical and electronic devices used in automobiles. Study of on-board diagnostic systems for both domestic and import vehicles. Diagnosis of computerized automotive systems. A writing intensive course. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), Engine Performance II (AUTO 213), Internal Combustion Engines (AUTO 220), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 220 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Fall, 4 credit hours

Concerns the principles of operation of the gasoline internal combustion engine. Each student participates in an actual engine overhaul, including measuring to factory specifications and machining operations with the latest tools and equipment. Designed for Automotive Technology majors principally, applicants from other curricula will be interviewed by department personnel. Tool kit required. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), Engine Performance I (AUTO 113) and (AUTO 114), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 221 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

Spring, 4 credit hours

Fundamental principles of automatic transmissions including adjustments, repairs, and on--vehicle testing. Each student will participate in an actual overhaul of an automatic transmission. This project is tested for operation and efficiency on a transmission dynamometer. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and (AUTO 122), Engine Performance I (AUTO 113) and (AUTO 114), Engine Performance II (AUTO 213), Automotive Braking Systems (AUTO 141) and (AUTO 144), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 225 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVETRAIN

Fall, 3 credit hours

Topics include transmission theory, design, and operation of manually shifted front-wheel and rear-wheel drive transmissions in automotive applications. Related topics necessary to include with transmissions also include axles, drive shafts, differentials, universal joints, transfer cases, and the manual and electronic controls associated with each. Students receive equal lecture and lab sessions. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Service (AUTO 101), Automotive Service Lab (AUTO 111), Automotive Braking Systems (AUTO 141), Automotive Braking Systems Lab (AUTO 144), Basic Welding (AUTO 104), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 230 SERVICE MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

Spring, 1 credit hour

This seminar type course will meet to discuss topics such as satisfaction, shop management, management techniques, equipment purchase/utilization and dealership structure. Students will perform interviews and write about their findings. Each student will write five research papers from a list of topics concerning the automotive repair business. Weekly summaries from trade journals will be completed. These will relate to topics in Automotive Service Management. One hour lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Automotive Electrical Systems (AUTO 112) and Engine Performance II (AUTO 213), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 241 SUSPENSION DESIGN AND SERVICES

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course covers theory, diagnostic and service procedures used in suspension and steering systems. Two hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 282 SUSPENSION DESIGN AND SERVICES LABORATORY

Fall, 1 credit hour

This course covers diagnostic, repair, and adjustment procedures used in suspension and steering systems. Proper use of suspension and steering tools and equipment is covered, including computerized alignment equipment. Three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Automotive Services (AUTO 101) and (AUTO 111), or permission of instructor.

AUTO 291-295 SPECIAL TOPICS IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

Special topics in Automotive Technology will generally include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.