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Automotive Service Technology

Course Descriptions

AUT 99

Jammin Custom Cars

2 Credits

This course is designed for gear heads that want to work on their own car. This includes tuners, drag racers, pro-street, street rod, and other high performance custom cars. This class has an open structure depending on the projects that student would like to work on. This could include installing high performance sound equipment, power-adders, ground effects, wings, sun roofs, lowering kits, headers, lighting kits, or fabricate a car. This is not a preventative maintenance class; refer to AUT 101 General Service.

AUT 101

General Service

2 Credits

This course is designed for those who wish to explore the automotive service technician occupation. Introductory exposure to the various service areas, along with student participation of various service tasks.

AUT 102

Engine Performance I

Prerequisite: ENG 085 and MTH 110

4 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's ignition and emission systems. Service procedures include scope analysis, compression testing, cylinder leak-down testing, component testing with digital multi-meters and lab scopes, tune-up, and troubleshooting of the various systems. The combination of AUT 102 & 103 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examinations required for mechanic licensing.

AUT 103

Engine Performance II

Prerequisite: AUT 102

4 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's fuel and computerized engine control systems. Service procedures include fuel pressure testing, fuel injector testing, exhaust gas analysis, scan tool usage, component testing with digital multi-meters and lab scopes, and troubleshooting of the various systems. The combination of AUT 102 & 103 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examinations required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 105

Automotive Brakes

Prerequisite: ENG 085 or MTH 095 or higher

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's braking systems. Service procedures include drum brake service, disc brake service, machining drums and rotors, parking brake service, hydraulic system repair, anti-lock brake system service, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examinations required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 106

Suspension & Steering

Prerequisite: ENG 085 or MTH 095 or higher

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's steering and suspension systems. Service procedures include pre-alignment inspections, 4-wheel alignment, conventional suspension & steering systems, McPherson strut service, rack & pinion steering service, component replacement, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification examination as an integral part of the course.

AUT 106

Suspension & Steering

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's steering and suspension systems. Service procedures include pre-alignment inspections, 4-wheel alignment, conventional suspension & steering systems, McPherson strut service, rack & pinion steering service, component replacement, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification examination as an integral part of the course.

AUT 108

Automotive Air Conditioning & Heating

Prerequisite: ENG 085 or MTH 095 or higher

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's air conditioning and heating systems. Service procedures include cooling system service, refrigeration system service, control system repair, heater service, component testing, environmental issues (the ASE Refrigerant and Recovery Certification test is included and required), and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with jobskills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 112

Electrical Systems I

Prerequisite: ENG 085 and MTH 110

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's electrical system. Service procedures include basic electrical testing using test lights and multimeters, reading basic electrical schematics, battery service, starter service, alternator service, and troubleshooting the various systems. The combination of AUT 112 and 113 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing.

AUT 113

Electrical Systems II

Prerequisite: AUT 112

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile's electrical system. Service procedures include basic electronics testing using digital multimeters, advanced electrical schematics, chassis wiring, lighting circuits, instrumentation, power seats, power windows, wiper systems, air bag systems, electrical accessories, and troubleshooting the various systems. The combination of AUT 112 and 113 prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 118

Diesel Fundamentals

Prerequisite: ENG 085 or MTH 095 or higher

2 Credits

This course is designed for those who wish to explore modern automotive and light truck diesel engines. This will include a study of diesel operating principles, fuel systems, engine construction, sub-systems, diesel maintenance, and diagnosis. Shop time will include disassembly, exploration, and reassembly of compact diesel engines.

AUT 201

Engine Repair

Prerequisite: ENG 085 and MTH 095 or higher

4 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of the automobile engine. Service procedures include cooling system repair, lubrication system repair, intake systems repair, exhaust repair, engine testing, engine replacement, engine disassembly, cleaning and measurement, cylinder head reconditioning, block reconditioning, machining operations, assembly techniques, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge for successfully completing the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 202

Automatic Transmission

Prerequisite: ENG 085 and MTH 095 or higher

4 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Service procedures include basic transmission service, transmission pressure testing, scan tool testing, transmission assembly replacement, transmission disassembly, inspection of parts, transmission reassembly, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge to successfully complete the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 204

Manual Transmissions & Drivelines

3 Credits

A comprehensive study including hands-on repair of manual transmissions, manual transaxles, and drivelines. Service procedures include transmission service, clutch overhaul, half-shaft repair, drive-shaft repair, differential service, axle repair, and troubleshooting the various systems. This course prepares the student with job skills for entry into the workforce and the knowledge to successfully complete the Michigan or ASE certification examination required for mechanic licensing. Students are required to take the Michigan certification test as an integral part of the course.

AUT 210

Co-op Experience

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required

4 Credits

This co-op experience is paid on-the-job training. It prepares the student to acquire hands-on job skills and work habits in conjunction with the student's employment site. The student will work at a sponsoring repair shop or dealership approximately three days a week (or to be arranged with instructor's approval) performing a variety of automotive repairs. Visits by the school supervisor provide the basis for evaluation. Students are required to complete a total of one co-op experience in the associate degree program.

AUT 211

Co-op Experience

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required

4 Credits

This co-op experience is paid on-the-job training. It prepares the student to acquire hands-on job skills and work habits in conjunction with the student's employment site. The student will work at a sponsoring repair shop or dealership approximately three days a week (or to be arranged with instructor's approval) performing a variety of automotive repairs. Visits by the school supervisor provide the basis for evaluation. Students are required to complete a total of one co-op experience in the associate degree program.

AUT 212

Co-op Experience

Prerequisite: Instructor Permission Required

4 Credits

This co-op experience is paid on-the-job training. It prepares the student to acquire hands-on job skills and work habits in conjunction with the student's employment site. The student will work at a sponsoring repair shop or dealership approximately three days a week (or to be arranged with instructor's approval) performing a variety of automotive repairs. Visits by the school supervisor provide the basis for evaluation. Students are required to complete a total of one co-op experience in the associate degree program. - Equates to AUT 245 - may only have credit for one.

AUT 214

Auto Lab Experience

Prerequisite:
1) AUT-102 AUT-103 AUT-105 AUT-106 AUT-108 AUT-112,
2) AUT-113 AUT-201 AUT-202 or AUT-204

4 Credits

Lab time to work on auto repair projects in which students have competed coursework or are currently enrolled. May be used as an internal co-op.

AUT 234

Undercar Service

2 credits

This course will provide training in MIG welding, exhaust pipe bending and oxyacetylene cutting procedures. this class is designed to prepare the students to pass the ASE XI Specialist Test: Exhaust Systems.

AUT 240

Hybrid Technology

Prerequisite:

  1. Michigan licensed technician, or
  2. an ASE certified technician.

2 credits

This course will introduce students to hybrid technology through a combination of classroom and lab experiences. Topics include safety procedures when working on the high voltage systems, understanding the various warning lights, understanding normal operation and diagnosis of the various high voltage systems. Lab will include hands-on activities on a hybrid vehicle.

AUT 248

Diesel Engine Performance

Prerequisite: AUT-118

2 credits

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the compact diesel fuel and emission systems. This will include the study of diesel fuel, diesel fuel supply systems, high pressure mechanical and electronic fuel injection systems, computerized engine controls, exhaust gas recirculation valves, exhaust emissions, and soot particle reduction. Shop time will include using diesel fuel systems simulators, scan tool usage for diagnosis of fuel and emission system problems, and work on a live diesel powered pick-up truck.

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