Class Descriptions

AUT-114: Safety and Emissions

This course covers the laws, procedures, and specifications needed to perform a North Carolina State Safety and Emissions inspection. Topics include brake, steering and suspension, lighting, horn, windshield wiper, tire, mirrors, and emission control devices inspection. Upon completion, students should be able to perform complete and thorough North Carolina State Safety and Emissions inspections.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-141(S21690) AUT-141A AUT-151(S21692) AUT-151A; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-116: Engine Repair

This course covers the theory, construction, inspection, diagnosis, and repair of internal combustion engines and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-116A; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-116A: Engine Repair Lab

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include diagnosis, inspection, adjustment, and repair of automotive engines using appropriate service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic diagnosis, measurement and repair of automotive engines using appropriate tools, equipment, procedures, and service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-116(S21687); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-123: Powertrain Diagnosis & Service

This course covers the diagnosis, repair and service of the vehicle powertrain and related systems. Topics include fundamental operating principles of engines and transmissions and use of proper service procedures for diagnosis, service and removal and replacement of major components. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic service and diagnosis of the powertrain and related systems, and to perform in vehicle repairs and remove and replace components.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-116(S21687) AUT-116A; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-141: Suspension & Steering Systems

This course covers principles of operation, types, and diagnosis/repair of suspension and steering systems to include steering geometry. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-141A AUT-151(S21692) AUT-151A; Take concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-141A: Suspension & Steering Lab

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include manual and power steering systems and standard and electronically controlled suspension and steering systems. Upon completion, students should be able to service and repair steering and suspension components, check and adjust alignment angles, repair tires, and balance wheels.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-141(S21690); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-151: Brake Systems

This course covers principles of operation and types, diagnosis, service, and repair of brake systems. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock and parking brake systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-141(S21690) AUT-141A AUT-151A; Take either previously or concurrently. Recommended.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-151A: Brakes Systems Lab

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include drum and disc brakes involving hydraulic, vacuum-boost, hydra-boost, electrically powered boost, and anti-lock, parking brake systems and emerging brake systems technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose, service, and repair various automotive braking systems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-151(S21692); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-181: Engine Performance 1

This course covers the introduction, theory of operation, and basic diagnostic procedures required to restore engine performance to vehicles equipped with complex engine control systems. Topics include an overview of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related driveability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-181A; Take concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-181A: Engine Performance 1 Lab

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include overviews of engine operation, ignition components and systems, fuel delivery, injection components and systems and emission control devices and emerging engine performance technologies. Upon completion, students should be able to describe operation and diagnose/repair basic ignition, fuel and emission related driveability problems using appropriate test equipment/service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-181(S21701); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-183: Engine Performance 2

This course covers study of the electronic engine control systems, the diagnostic process used to locate engine performance concerns, and procedures used to restore normal operation. Topics will include currently used fuels and fuel systems, exhaust gas analysis, emission control components and systems, OBD II (on-board diagnostics) and inter-related electrical/electronic systems. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair complex engine performance concerns using appropriate test equipment and service information.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-181(S21701); Take previously. Required.Take AUT-141(S21690) AUT-141A AUT-151(S21692) AUT-151A AUT-281(S21713) AUT-181(S21701); Take previously. Required.Take AUT-221(S21707) AUT-221A; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:6
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-213: Automotive Servicing 2

This course is a lab used as an alternative to co-op placement. Emphasis is placed on shop operations, troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, repairing, and replacing components using appropriate test equipment and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform a variety of automotive repairs using proper service procedures and to operate appropriate equipment.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-116(S21687) AUT-116A TRN-120 TRN-120A; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-221: Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

This course covers operation, diagnosis, service, and repair of automatic transmissions/transaxles. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-141(S21690) AUT-141A AUT-151(S21692) AUT-151A; Take previously. Required.Take AUT-221A; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-221A: Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab

This course is an optional lab to be used as an alternative to co-op placement in meeting the NATEF standards for total hours. Topics include hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, and electrical/electronic operation of automatic drive trains and the use of appropriate service tools and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair automatic drive trains.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-221(S21707); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-231: Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains

This course covers the operation, diagnosis, and repair of manual transmissions/transaxles, clutches, driveshafts, axles, and final drives. Topics include theory of torque, power flow, and manual drive train servicing and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to explain operational theory, diagnose and repair manual drive trains.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-231A: Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains Lab

This course is an optional lab for the program that needs to meet NATEF hour standards but does not have a co-op component in the program. Topics include manual drive train diagnosis, service and repair using appropriate service information, tools, and equipment. Upon completion, students should be able to diagnose and repair manual drive trains.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-231(S21711); Take either previously or concurrently. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

AUT-281: Advanced Engine Performance

This course utilizes service information and specialized test equipment to diagnose and repair power train control systems. Topics include computerized ignition, fuel and emission systems, related diagnostic tools and equipment, data communication networks, and service information. Upon completion, students should be able to perform diagnosis and repair.

Course Prerequisites:
Take AUT-181(S21701) TRN-120 TRN-120A; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0