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AUT 100: Introduction to Automotive Shop Practices (2 cr.) — Introduces shop practices for automotive laboratory and shop safety, identification and use of hand tools, general power equipment and maintenance of automotive shop. Explains basic operation procedures of standard shop equipment. Presents Occupational Safety and Health Act standards pertaining to the automotive field. Lecture 2 hours per week.

AUT 111-112: Automotive Engines I-II (4 cr.) — Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs or adjustments. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

AUT 121-122: Automotive Fuel Systems I-II (4 cr.) — Analyzes major domestic and foreign automotive fuel systems to include carburetors and fuel injection systems. Includes detailed inspection and discussion of fuel tanks, connecting lines, instruments, filters, fuel pumps, superchargers, and turbo charger. Also includes complete diagnosis, troubleshooting, overhaul and factory adjustment procedures of all major carbureted and fuel injection systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.

AUT 141-142: Auto Power Trains I-II (4 cr.) — Presents operation, design, construction and repair of power train components, standard and automatic transmission. Includes clutches, propeller shaft, universal joints, rear axle assemblies, fluid couplings, torque converters as well as 2, 3, and 4 speed standard, overdrive and automatic transmissions. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-8 hours per week.

AUT 236: Automotive Climate Control (4 cr.) — Introduces principles of refrigeration, air conditioning controls and adjustment and general servicing of automotive air conditioning systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

AUT 241: Automotive Electricity I (4 cr.) — Introduces electricity and magnetism, symbols and circuitry as applied to the alternators, regulators, starters, lighting systems, instruments and gauges and accessories. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

AUT 245: Automotive Electronics (4 cr.) — Introduces field of electronics as it applies to the modern automobile. Emphasizes basic circuit operation, diagnosis and repair of digital indicator and warning systems. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.

AUT 266: Auto Alignment, Suspension and Steering (4 cr.) — Introduces use of alignment equipment in diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing front and rear suspensions. Deals with repair and servicing of power and standard steering systems. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7-8 hours per week.

AUT 267: Automotive Suspension and Braking Systems (4 cr.) — Presents the operation, design, construction, repair and servicing of braking and suspension systems. Explains use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation and repair cost, front and rear suspension alignment, power and standard steering, and power, standard and disc brakes. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.

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