AUT Automotive Technology

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AUT.101 Spark Ignition Engines 1143

This course is designed to introduce the student to the spark ignition engine. Emphasis will be placed on engine nomenclature, operation, rebuild procedure, and precision measuring instruments relative to the course. The student will perform a complete rebuild on a furnished engine with evaluation of the work performed on an engine dynamometer.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.103 Braking Systems132

This course is designed to include all aspects of the braking system with emphasis on brake repair and diagnosis. The student will learn to operate a brake lathe. Students will also utilize computer scanners to diagnose ABS brake problems.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.105 Electrical Systems223

This course is designed to cover the basic electrical systems found on late model automobiles. Electricity/electronic theory will be covered with an emphasis on DC circuits. The student will be exposed to an in-depth use of test equipment relative to diagnosis of electrical systems problems.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.107 Shop Practices 12.54.54

This course is designed to enhance student skills by repairing automobiles in a simulated dealership setting. Emphasis will be placed on student following repair practices utilized in local dealerships. Customer automobiles will be used in this course.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.110 Auto Math122

This course focuses on the math pertinent to the automotive field. Arithmetic, geometry, trigonometry, and basic algebra are the concepts that will be stressed. Lab assignments applying the aforementioned concepts will be given during this course to enhance the students' practical skills. The metric system will also be discussed and applied throughout the course.
Offered: Fall
Prerequisites: Placement into MAT.083 or equivalent.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.124 Engine Performance Design.511

This course pertains to designing an engine to meet performance objectives. Analytical methods of design will be applied before parts are selected. Performance software will be utilized for design analysis.
Offered: As Needed
Prerequisites: AUT.110
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.201 Ignition Systems223

This course is designed to include all aspects of ignition systems with emphasis on operation, repair and diagnosis. The student will utilize electronic ignition test equipment and computer scanners to diagnose and monitor late model computer controlled engines.
Offered: Fall
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.202 Steering Suspension & Front Wheel Dr1.533

This course is designed to expose student to an in-depth use of a four wheel computer controlled alignment machine. Student will inspect/repair front end components of vehicles prior to performing alignment. Shock and strut replacement will be covered along with tire repair and balancing.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.203 Manual Transmission & Dr Trains132

This course is designed to include all aspects of manual transmissions and drive trains with emphasis on repair and diagnosis. The student will be exposed to an in-depth study of gear ratios and their effects on torque and speed. Differential and transaxles will also be covered in this course.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.204 Automatic Transmissions1.533

This course is designed to include repair procedures and diagnosis of automatic transmissions and transaxles. The student will be responsible for rebuilding and testing two transmissions/transaxles. Maintenance procedures will also be covered in this course.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.206 Heating and Air Conditioning132

This course is designed to include all aspects of heating and air conditioning with emphasis on repair, diagnosis and system charging utilizing all safety precautions. The student will operate an AC reclaiming system for removing and charging the AC system.
Offered: Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate - AGS and Automotive Technology Certificate.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.209 Shop Practices 262

This course is designed to enhance previous skills obtained and apply those skills in a simulated dealership setting. Emphasis will be on accuracy or repair and diagnosis with a decrease in repair time. The student will be required to maintain repair orders and purchase request sheets.
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: The completion of all technical courses in the automotive technology certificate.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.215 Advanced Braking & Chassis Control143

This course will cover advanced methods of diagnosing more complex systems such as anti-lock brakes, traction and stability controls, and electrical assist steering using diagnostic scan tools and electrical systems diagnostics. Admission into the Advanced Electrical Certificate is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.220 Advanced Electrical Systems143

This course involves testing and repairing non-powertrain electronic systems in vehicles. Diagnostic scantool/on-board diagnosis of vehicle networks will be performed. Hands on experience with common types of switches and sensors. Admission into the Advanced Electrical Certificate is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.225 Adv Emissions & Powertrain Control244

This course covers the theory, operation and testing of powertain and emissions control systems in non-hybrid vehicles, with emphasis on real-world hands on testing, inspection and repair. Scan tools and On-board diagnostic testing will be covered, as well as component testing of sensors and control devices. Admission into the Advanced Electrical Certificate is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable

AUT.230 Automotive High Voltage Safety & System143

This course will cover safety concerns and theory of high-voltage electrical systems found in Hybrid electric HEV, and Battery Electric Vehicles, BEV. Emphasis will be on safety equipment and procedures, tools and testing equipment unique to HEV/BEV service; as well as, the theory of HEV/BEV operation including major variant types, regenerative braking and charging. Admission into the Advanced Electrical Certificate is required to enroll in this course.
Offered: Fall or Spring
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable.
General Education -- Not Applicable