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Automotive Technology Courses

AT 100 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

2-4-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is an introduction to the field of automotive technology. It is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge for success in the Automotive Technology program and the automotive industry. Topics include an overview of the current automotive field, as well as practice in modern automotive systems and shop procedures.

Course fee: $310

AT 105 - Digital Multimeter

1-1-1.5
Credit Hours: 1

This course includes rigorous hands-on training on the advanced capabilities of digital multimeters as well as in-class lecture and discussion of safety, electrical testing, and industry standards. Training is focused on subjects from basic and advanced applications to troubleshooting. 

Note: Course is 1.5 credit hours. 

Additional course fee: $43.

AT 111 - Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems

3-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the fundamental theory, maintenance and repair of automobile steering and suspension systems. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 4: Steering and Suspension. It incorporates substantial hands-on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 100, which may be taken concurrently. 

AT 121 - Principles of Automotive Electricity and Electronics

2-4-3
Credit Hours: 3

This course is a study of the fundamental theory and applications of electrical and electronic principles in the automotive industry. Emphasis is placed on subject matter recommended by the industry through the National Automotive Technicians Educational Foundation (NATEF). This course, in conjunction with AT 221 is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) exam in group 6: Electrical and Electronic Systems, and incorporates substantial hands-on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art electronic text equipment in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155.

Prerequisite:

AT 100, which may be taken concurrently.

AT 131 - Automotive Manual Transmissions and Drivelines

3-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the fundamental design, theory, maintenance and repair of manual transmissions, manual transaxles, driveline couplings and differentials. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 3: Manual Drive Train and Axles. This course is a prerequisite for AT 241: Automatic Transmissions and Trans-axles, and incorporates substantial hands- on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art equipment in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 100, which may be taken concurrently. 

AT 150 - Automotive Braking Systems

1-4-2
Credit Hours: 2

Study of the fundamental design, theory, maintenance and repair of the hydraulic braking system. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course (along with AT 250) is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 5: Brakes. This course is a prerequisite for AT 250: Advanced Braking Systems and Controls. It incorporates substantial hands-on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art equipment in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 100, which may be taken concurrently.

AT 181 - Auto Engine Mechanical Repair

3-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the fundamental theory and repair of automotive gasoline engines. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 1: Engine Repair. Course incorporates disassembly, inspection, machining and rebuilding of an actual engine in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 100, which may be taken concurrently.

AT 210 - Customer Service Techniques

3-0-6
Credit Hours: 3

This course is designed for individuals who want to work in the automotive field. It examines the complexities of customer service in the automotive repair industry, whether in an independent repair facility, an automotive manufacturer, a franchise, or a private or public fleet.

Prerequisite:

AT 121

AT 221 - Advanced Automotive Electrical Systems

3-4-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the advanced theory, diagnostics and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems, emphasizing computerized controls, hybrid, alternative fuels, electric vehicles and industry-specific vehicles that have these advanced technologies. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 6: Electrical and Electronic Systems. 

Summer II only.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 121

Co-requisites:

Corequisite: FNMT 118 or higher (may be taken concurrently.)

AT 241 - Auto Transmissions and Transaxles

2-8-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the fundamental theory, maintenance and repair of the automatic transmissions and transaxles, including electronic controls. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 2: Automatic Transmission and Transaxles. This course incorporates substantial hands-on training. Students will disassemble, inspect, repair and reassemble an automatic transmission. Diagnostic testing will include usage of a state-of-the-art dynamometer in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $175

Prerequisite:

AT 121 and AT 131

AT 250 - Advanced Braking Systems & Controls

1-4-2
Credit Hours: 2

Advanced, continuing study of the automotive braking system, concentrating on system controls such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course (along with AT 150) is designed to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 5: Brakes. This course incorporates substantial hands-on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles utilizing state-of-the-art equipment in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

AT 121 and AT 150

AT 261 - Engine Performance & Diagnosis

2-8-4
Credit Hours: 4

Study of the fundamental theory, maintenance and repair of automotive fuel, ignition and emission control systems. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed in conjunction with AT 281 to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 8: Engine Performance. This course incorporates substantial hands-on training utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in the Automotive Technology Center.

Course fee: $175

Prerequisite:

AT 221 may be taken concurrently

AT 271 - Air Conditioning and Heating Systems

2-4-3
Credit Hours: 3

Study of the fundamental theory, maintenance and repair of automobile air conditioning and heating systems. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed to prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 7: Heating and Air Conditioning. This course incorporates substantial hands-on training with both demonstrator units and customer vehicles in the Automotive Technology Center. Topical coverage includes both R12 and R134a systems.

Course fee: $155

Prerequisite:

 AT 121

AT 281 - Advanced Automotive Engine Performance

2-8-4
Credit Hours: 4

Advanced study of the fundamental theory, maintenance and repair of basic automotive fuel, ignition, emission control systems and alternative fuel vehicle systems. Emphasis is placed upon subject matter recommended by industry through the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This course is designed in conjunction with AT 261 to help prepare students for the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification exam in group 8: Engine Performance.

Course fee: $175

Prerequisite:

AT 221 and AT 261