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AUTO 101 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES

Fall, 2 credit hours

Automotive Service 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 engine, suspension, 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.

Corequisite: AUTO 111 Automative Services Laboratory

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.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

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 control.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 122 Automotive Electrical Systems Lab

AUTO 104 BASIC WELDING

Fall/Spring, 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.

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.

Corequisite: AUTO 101 Automotive Services

AUTO 112 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course is a study of fundamental electrical circuits and relative theory as applied to the automobile. Series, parallel, series-parallel circuits, magnetism, direct and alternating current fundamentals; batteries, charging systems, starters, lighting systems, and basic electronics are studied.

Corequisite: AUTO 122 Automotive Electrical Systems Lab

AUTO 113 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I

Spring, 3 credit hours

With the completion of this course, the student will be able to diagnose a performance condition resulting from an engine mechanical, fuel or ignition problem. Students will analyze engine mechanical condition, such as cylinder compression, cylinder leakage, and valve timing issues. In the engine ignition and fuel delivery systems, students will diagnose using electronic computer based scanners, digital multimeters, oscilloscopes and other diagnostic devices.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 114 Engine Performance I Lab

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, while testing systems with digital volt/ohm meters and computer scanners. Fuel and powertrain control systems are diagnosed with the latest tools available. 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.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 113 Engine Performance I

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. Testing involves batteries; series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits, as well as charging and starting systems component identification and service.

Corequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems

AUTO 141 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course consists of theory and operation of automotive brake systems. Topics covered include: foundation brake components of disc and drum brake systems, hydraulic brake system components, and brake enhancements including antilock brake system and stability control.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 144 Automotive Braking Systems Lab

AUTO 144 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS LABORATORY

Spring, 1 credit hour

This course is designed to teach entry level skills in the repair, replacement, and service of automotive brake systems. Brake service areas covered include disc brake, drum brake, parking brake, brake hydraulic system, and brake component measuring for tolerance. Services include, resurfacing rotors and drums, flaring hydraulic line.

Prerequisite: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 141 Automotive Braking Systems

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.

Prerequisites: AUTO 112 Automotive Electrical Systems

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 control. The student learns and applies knowledge of the integration of the above systems and powertrain/engine control computer (PCM). Diagnosis and repair includes test equipment such as digital volt-ohm meters, oscilloscopes, and interactive computer scanners. Students continually utilize the latest automotive reference materials in diagnosis and repairprocedures.

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

AUTO 214 AUTOMOTIVE COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Spring, 3 credit hours

Review of electrical and electrpnic devices used in automobiles. Study of on-board diagnostic systems for both domestic and impqrt vehicles. Diagnosis of computerized automotive systems.

Prerequisites: AUTO 212 Automotive Electrical Systems II and AUTO 213 Engine Performance II and AUTO 220 Internal Combustion Engines

AUTO 220 INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

Fall, 4 credit hours

This course concerns the principles of operation of the gasoline internal combustion engine. Each student participates in an actual engine overhaul including measuring to factory specification and machining operations with the latest tools and equipment. Designed for Automotive majors principally, applicants from other curricula will be interviewed by department personnel. Tool kit required. This course is the writing intensive comse for the Automotive Program.

Prerequisites: AUTO 113 Engine Performance I, AUTO 114 Engine Performance I Lab, ENGL 101 Compostion and the Spoken Word, MATH 101 Applied College Mathematics or higher

AUTO 221 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

Spring, 4 credit hours

Students study fundamental principles of automatic transmissions. Topics include torque converters, planetary gearsets and hydraulics. Various powerflows are compared using specific transmissions as examples.

Prerequisites: AUTO 113 Engine Performance, AUTO 114 Engine Performance Lab, AUTO 141 Automotive Brake Systems, and AUTO 144 Automotive Brake Systems Lab

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.

Prerequisites: AUTO 104 Basic Welding, AUTO 141 Automotive Brake Systems, and AUTO 144 Automotive Brake Systems Lab

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.

Prerequisites: AUTO 213 Engine Performance II

AUTO 241 SUSPENSION DESIGN AND SERVICES

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course covers the theory of, diagnostic and procedures used in suspension and steering systems.

Prerequisite: AUTO 111 Automotive Services Lab AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 282 Suspension Design and Services Lab

AUTO 282 SUSPENSION DESIGN AND SERVICES LABORATORY

Fall, 1 credit hour

This course covers diagnostic, repair, and adjustmentprocedw·es used in suspension and steering systems. Proper use of suspension and steering tools and equipment is covered, including computerized alignment equipment.

Prerequisite: AUTO 111 Automotive Services Lab AND AUTO 101 Automotive Services or MSPT 101 Motorsports Service

Corequisite: AUTO 241 Suspension Design and Services

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.