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Auto Technology Course Offerings

AT 101 Engine Performance I. 4 hours credit. This course is designed as an introduction to the engine performance field. Engine design and operation, combustion control, engine systems, basic automotive science, measurement systems and tools will be covered as a part of this course.

AT 102 Auto Electrical System I. 3 hours credit. This course deals with the principles upon which all electrical systems are based. OHM and Kirchoffs laws are explained and applied to automotive circuits. The terminology and symbols utilized are also covered. Semiconductor/electronic principles are introduced.

AT 103 Automotive Brakes I. 3 hours credit. This course establishes the hydraulic and mechanical principles utilized in automotive braking systems. Hydraulic system diagnosis, disc, drum, wheel bearing and parking brake service procedures are established. Disc and drum measuring and machining techniques are also acquired.

AT 104 Engine Performance II. 3 hours credit. This course is designed to provide insight into the ignition process. The fundamentals are established and compared to electronic ignition systems. Spark timing controls, air injection, E. G. R. , catalytic converters, supercharging and turbo charging are examined in relation to engine ignition requirements.

AT 105 Auto Electrical Systems II. 2 hours credit. Starting and charging systems are presented in depth. Motor principles, alternating current generation, rectification, component and system testing are covered. Testing is done on and off the vehicle.

AT 106 Automotive Brakes II. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT 103. Power brakes operation, diagnosis and service procedures are explored initially; antilock braking systems components, operation and diagnostic conclude the course. Kelsey Hayes, Bosch, Teves and Delco systems are presented and compared.

AT 201 Engine Performance III. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT 104. This course is designed to establish the principles of computerized engine control systems. Computer functions, circuits, and memory are examined in relation to sensor and actuator function.

AT 202 Auto Electrical Systems III. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT 105. The diagnosis of lighting, gauge, warning, devices and driver information systems forms the basis for this course. Schematics and diagrams are utilized in the diagnosis and correction of circuits.

AT 203 Suspension and Steering I. 2 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT106. Steering components, operation, diagnosis and repair procedures are presented. Additional diagnosis and repair procedures relative to drive axle shafts; constant velocity joints and tire/wheel service are presented as a part of the course.

AT 204 Engine Performance IV. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: MT 201. This course establishes fuel requirements, fuel delivery, storage and evaporative control systems. Exhaust emissions, air induction and electronically controlled fuel delivery system principles are established. Exhaust analysis vs. exhaustion efficiency is also examined.

AT 205 Auto Electrical Systems IV. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT 202. This course is designed to examine the components and circuitry associated with auxiliary electrical circuits. Horn, Wiper/washer, heated glass, door/trunk locks and supplemental restraint systems are included in this course of study.

AT 206 Suspension and Steering II. 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: AT 203. Suspension system component operation, diagnosis and service, alignment principles, diagnosis and services are covered. Additional noise, vibration diagnosis and correction procedures are included in the course.

AT 193 and 194 Internship I and II. 6 hours credit each. Integrate education with on-the-job experience (unpaid positions). See page 68 for a complete description of these courses.

AT 197, 198, 297 and 298 Cooperative Education I, II, III and IV. 6 hours credit each. Integrate education with on-the-job experience (paid positions). See page 68 for a complete description of these courses.

AT 253 and 254 Special Topics. 3 hours credit each. Prerequisite: Approval of division dean and instructor. Topics of specific interest the student will be developed. These topics will be established by students needs or requirements. Areas of specific needs will be pursued and instructional material that lends itself to current trends or topics that are needed to supplement normal classroom instruction will be offered.

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