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 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.
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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]
Provides students an opportunity to investigate intensively topics pertinent to the field of automotive technology.
AST 294 Seminar/Workshop
[formerly AUTO 293 Workshop]
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).