Auto Service Technician

AST 106 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
[formerly AUTO 110 Manual Drive Train and Axles]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk) (F)
Includes a study of the basic theory and principles of gearing, and reconditioning of automotive power train components.  Components covered include clutches, transmissions, differentials, axles, transaxles, and transfer cases.

AST 107 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab
[formerly AUTO 111 Manual Drive Train and Axles Lab]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  AST 106. (F)
Provides a study of the service, repair, and reconditioning of automotive power train components.  Components covered include clutches, transmissions, differentials, axles, transaxles, and transfer cases.

AST 114 Automotive Brakes
[formerly AUTO 160 Automotive Brake Systems]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk) (Sp)
Provides a study in the design and operation of today's sophisticated braking and related systems.  Subject matter includes brake systems fundamentals, safety, master cylinders, power assist units, hydraulic lines and valves, disk and drum brakes, antilock systems, parking brakes, and brake electrical and electronic components.

AST 115 Automotive Brakes Lab
[formerly AUTO 161 Automotive Brake Systems Lab]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Corequisite:  AST 114. (Sp)
Provides a study in the diagnosis and service of today’s sophisticated braking and related systems.  Subject matter includes brake system safety, master cylinders, power assist units hydraulic lines and valves, disk and drum brakes, antilock systems, parking brakes, and brake electrical/electronic components.

AST 162 Automotive Engine Diagnostics
[formerly AUTO 182 Diagnosis and Tune-Up]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  TRID 170 and TRID 180. (Sp)
Studies the theory of fuel systems, emission control systems, ignition systems, and engine mechanical tests.  Proper testing with modern diagnostic equipment will also be discussed.

AST 163 Automotive Engine Diagnostics Lab
[formerly AUTO 183 Automotive Diagnosis and Tune-Up Lab]
3 cr.  (6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  TRID 170 & TRID 180.  Corequisite:  AST 162. (Sp)
Examines diagnosis, testing, and repair of fuel systems, emission control systems, ignition systems, and engine mechanical tests.  This course provides training on the proper uses of modern engine diagnostic equipment.

AST 175 Engine Rebuild Lab
[formerly AUTO 172 Engine Rebuild]
5 cr.  (2 lec/6 lab/wk)  Prerequisite: TRID 170. (Sp)
Gives an overview of the design, operation, diagnosis, and service procedures of modern automotive engines.  Students participate in the disassembly and re-assembly of engine units.  Service and technical engine date are presented to prepare the students for practical experience in engine servicing.

AST 220 Automotive Steering and Suspension
[formerly AUTO 210 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  M 111 or equivalent. (F)
Provides a study in the design and operation of modern automotive suspension, steering, and related systems.

AST 221 Automotive Steering and Suspension Lab
[formerly AUTO 211 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems Lab]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  M 111 or equivalent.  Corequisite:  AST 220. (F)
Provides a practical study in the diagnosis and service of modern automotive suspension, steering, and related systems.  Alignments are performed on computerized four-wheel alignment systems.  This class is designed to provide the student with the training necessary to perform chassis-related service on automobiles and light trucks.

AST 230 Electrical/Electronics Systems II
[formerly AUTO 220 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems]
2 cr.  (2 lec/wk)  Prerequisite:  TRID 180. (F)
Studies electrical/electronic systems and applications found in today’s automotive industry.  This course is designed to give the student a strong background in the theory of operation of electrical and electronic systems.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have acquired the knowledge necessary to effectively diagnose modern automobiles.

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AST 231 Electrical/Electronics Systems II Lab
[formerly AUTO 221 Automotive Electrical/Electronic Systems Lab]
2 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Prerequisite:  TRID 180.  Corequisite:  AST 230. (F)
Studies electrical/electronic systems and applications found in today’s automotive industry.  This course is designed to give the student a strong background in the operation, diagnosis, and repair of electrical/electronic systems.  Upon completion of this course, the student will have acquired the knowledge and developed the skills necessary to effectively diagnose and repair the vehicles and equipment presently used in the industry.

AST 260 Advanced Automotive Diagnostics
[formerly AUTO 222 Automotive Engine Performance]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  TRID 170, TRID 180, AST 162 and AST 230. (Sp)
Covers the theory of operation for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, and Bosch computerized systems.  The student will obtain the necessary knowledge required to use the specialized test equipment designed for diagnosis and repair of domestic and foreign automotive systems.

AST 261 Advanced Automotive Diagnostics Lab
[formerly AUTO 223 Automotive Engine Performance Lab]
3 cr.  (6 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  TRID 170, TRID 180, AST 162, AST 230.  Corequisite:  AST 260. (Sp)
Covers operation and testing for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, and Bosch computerized systems during practical exercises.  This course focuses on the diagnosis and repair of computerized engine control systems.  The student will obtain the necessary hands-on training required to use the specialized test equipment to diagnose and repair domestic and foreign automotive systems.

AST 270 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
[formerly AUTO 256 Automatic Transmission/Transaxles]
3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisites:  AST 106, TRID 180. (Sp)
Covers automatic transmissions including theory of operation, design, and construction for the purpose of understanding the functions, servicing, and trouble-shooting procedures of modern automatic transmissions and transaxles.

AST 271 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Lab
[formerly AUTO 257 Automatic Transmission/Transaxles Lab]
3 cr.  (3 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  AST 106, TRID 180. (Sp)
Covers automatic transmissions including demonstration and student participation in disassembly and re-assembly of selected transmissions for the purpose of understanding function, construction, operation, servicing, and trouble-shooting procedures of modern automatic transmissions and transaxles.

AST 280 Applied Lab Experience and Light Repair
[formerly AUTO 255 Applied Automotive Service Operations]
4 cr.  (4 lab/wk)  Prerequisites:  TRID 150, TRID 152, TRID 170, TRID 180, AST 106, AST 114, AST 220, AST 162, AST 230. (Sp)
Provides in-depth, practical analysis and repair of components related to engine, chassis, power trains systems, and standard power trains systems.  This course simulates service department operations as found in industry.

AST 285 ASE Exam Prep:  Section One
[formerly AUTO 202 ASE Exam Preparation]
1 cr.  (2 lec/wk for 7 wks)  Prerequisites:  TRID 170, TRID 150, TRID 180, AST 106, AST 162, AST 175, or consent of instructor. (F, Sp)
Prepares students for automotive technician ASE exams in the Automobile/Light Truck Test Series including eight certification areas:  Engine Repair (A1), Automatic Transmission/Transaxle (A2), Manual Drive Train and Axles (A3), Suspension and Steering (A4), Brakes (A5), Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6), Heating and Air Conditioning (A7), and Engine Performance (A8).  Emphasis of certification areas covered will be determined by the general make up of the student body per semester (i.e., if all students are registering for A5-Brakes, the course content will use examples from the brakes area).  At the conclusion of this course, students will take four of the automotive technician ASE certification exams.

AST 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly AUTO 292 Seminar]
V1-3 cr.
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of automotive technology.

AST 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly AUTO 293 Workshop]
V1-3 cr.
Provides an opportunity for experimental study in an area of automotive technology.

AST 298 Automotive Internship
[formerly AUTO 296 Cooperative Education/Internship]
V1-9 cr.  (45 hours/credit) (F, Sp, Su)
Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Automotive Technology, supervised by faculty.  Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).


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