Automotive (AUT)

  • Safety and Emissions

    AUT-114, Lecture: 1, Lab: 2, Credits: 2
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Safety and Emissions Lab

    AUT-114A, Lab: 2, Credits: 1
    No prerequisites.
    Corequisites
    Take AUT-114

    This course is an optional lab that allows students to enhance their understanding of North Carolina State Emissions Inspection failures. Topics include evaporative, positive crankcase ventilation, exhaust gas recirculation and exhaust emissions systems operation, including catalytic converter failure diagnosis. Upon completion, students should be able to employ diagnostic strategies to repair vehicle emissions failures resulting from North Carolina State Emissions inspection.

  • Engine Repair

    AUT-116, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Suspension & Steering Systems

    AUT-141, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Brake Systems

    AUT-151, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Engine Performance 1

    AUT-181, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles

    AUT-221, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains

    AUT-231, Lecture: 2, Lab: 3, Credits: 3
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.

  • Advanced Engine Performance

    AUT-281, Lecture: 2, Lab: 2, Credits: 3
    Fall 2019
    No prerequisites.No corequisites.

    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.