Automotive Technology (AUTO)

AUTO F080      Driver and Safety Education
2 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Driver education for the beginning driver. Alaska Driver's Manual, material necessary to gain an Alaska Driver's Permit. Defensive driving methods for accident- free driving and basic mechanical information.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AUTO F081      Behind-the-Wheel Training
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Practical driver training in actual situations. Expected student outcome is obtaining a State of Alaska driver's license.Prerequisites: Must have a valid Alaska Driver's Permit.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 3 + 0

AUTO F100      Introduction to Small Engine Repair
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Parts and functions of a small engine and its electrical system. Dismantling procedures, cleaning and reassembly techniques, gasket-making, lubrication, troubleshooting, and minor repairs.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AUTO F102      Introduction to Automotive Technology
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides career information in the automotive industry. Shop safety, hand tools, fasteners, fittings, and an introduction to the major automotive systems.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F103      Auto Tune-Up
1 Credit

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AUTO F106      Auto/Diesel Engine Cooling and Climate Control Systems
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Theory, diagnostics and repair of motor vehicle A/C, heating, engine cooling and automatic temperature control systems. Covers R-12 and R-143 refrigerant recovery, and related EPA regulations.

Recommended: AUTO F110.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

AUTO F110      Basic Electrical Systems
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

The history and origins of electrical theory, the generation of electricity and diagnosis, minor repair and general servicing of alternators, starters and batteries.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F112      Basic Auto Maintenance
1 Credit

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

AUTO F113      Gasoline Fuel Delivery Systems
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Basics of carburation and electronic fuel injection. Emphasis on theory, diagnostic/repair skills, inputs and outputs of the PCM, engine performance, use of on-board diagnostic data (OBD II) and special test equipment.

Recommended: AUTO F110.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F122      Engine Theory and Diagnosis
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Introduction to fundamental aspects of engine design, general diagnosis and engine related service, to include combustion process, engine noise, basics of exhaust emissions, vacuum/pressure, compression, intake and exhaust systems, valve and ignition timing.

Prerequisites: AUTO F102 or instructor permission.

Recommended: AUTO F110.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F131      Automotive Electrical II
3 Credits

Offered as Demand Warrants

Theory, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical/electronic systems to include testing tools, schematics and on-board computers.

Prerequisites: AUTO F110 or permission of instructor.

Recommended: AUTO F102.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F150      Brake Systems
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Theory, diagnosis and servicing of light- and heavy-duty vehicle hydraulic break and traction control systems. Includes discussion and tasks on disc brakes, drum brakes, power assist systems and anti-lock/traction controls.

Prerequisite: AUTO F110.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

AUTO F162      Suspension Alignment
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Theory, diagnosis and repair of suspension, steering and wheel alignment of automobiles and trucks.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

AUTO F170      Snowmachine Maintenance and Repair
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Fundamental skills for operation and repair. Engine tune-up, lubrication, belt and track repair, alignment and basic problems encountered during operation.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AUTO F172      All-Terrain Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
1 Credit

Offered As Demand Warrants

Teaches fundamental skills for maintenance and repair of an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Only one type of ATV will be the focus of the class, examples being: 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, hovercrafts. Engine tune-up, lubrication, clutch and belt, if applicable, transmission troubleshooting, tire and wheel repair, alignment and other basic problems encountered during operation along with safe shop procedures.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1 + 0 + 0

AUTO F190      Automotive Practicum I
1-6 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides supervised workplace experience in selected industry settings. Integrates knowledge and practice to achieve competencies in basic skills. A maximum of 6 credits may be earned.

Prerequisites: Advisor approval required.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 1-6

AUTO F202      Auto Fuel and Emissions Systems
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Builds on the skills and knowledge gained in AUTO F122. Combustion chemistry, volumetric efficiency, design and function of emission control devices, laws and regulations concerning vehicle emissions are covered, with an emphasis on interfacing with on-board computers, automotive computer networking, and four and five gas analysis.

Prerequisites: AUTO F102; AUTO F122.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 2 + 0

AUTO F209      Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
5 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Automatic transmissions and transaxles. Includes the operation, diagnosis and repair of planetary gears, clutches, pumps, hydraulic controls and electronic shifting controls. Study and hands-on tasks.

Recommended: AUTO F110 strongly recommended.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4 + 3 + 0

AUTO F215      Engine Analyzer, Scopes and Scan Tools
4 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Use and interpretation of diagnostic analyzers for spark ignition engines, digital data, fault code and input/output information retrieval, scan tool usage and other diagnostic tools used in the vehicle repair industry.

Recommended: AUTO F110.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 3 + 0

AUTO F219      The Auto/Diesel Repair Business
2 Credits

Offered as Demand Warrants

Overview of practices common in the vehicle repair industry. Includes flat rate, repair order write-up, customer relations, repair industry related OSHA and EPA regulations, and financing and acquiring a repair business.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 0 + 0

AUTO F222      Automotive Engine Performance
3 Credits

Offered as Demand Warrants

Builds on skills and knowledge gained in AUTO F122 and AUTO F202. Applies strategies for diagnosing fuel and ignition systems, automotive computers and multiplexing. Includes communication strategies, on-board diagnostics, testing and diagnosis of engine performance-related components.

Prerequisites: AUTO F122; AUTO F202; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0

AUTO F227      Automotive Electrical III
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

The theory, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems to include accessories.

Prerequisites: AUTO F131.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 2 + 2 + 0