Automotive Technology (AUTO)

AUTO S102 Introduction to Automotive Technology

3 credits (2+2)
Introduction to all components on an automobile. Includes career information for the automotive industry, shop safety, hand tools, fasteners, and basic automotive service.

AUTO S121 Basic Electrical Systems

3 credits (2+2)
Cross-listed as DESL S121. Covers history and origins of electrical theory through the generation of electricity. Includes diagnosis, minor repair and general service of alternators, starters and batteries.

AUTO S122 Basic Electrical Systems

3 credits (2+2)
General engine diagnosis and engine-related service.
Prerequisite: AUTO S121/DESL S121 or concurrent enrollment.

AUTO S131 Electrical II

3 credits (2+2)
Cross-listed as DESL S131. Theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive electrical systems, to include testing tools, schematics, and computers.
Prerequisite: AUTO S121/DESL S121.

AUTO S140 Auto Engine Repair

3 credits (1+4)
Diagnosis and repair skills essential to overhaul and reconditioning of automotive internal combustion engines. Includes cylinder head, valve train, and engine block assembly service.
Prerequisite: AUTO S102 or concurrent enrollment.

AUTO S152 Brake Systems

4 credits (2+4)
Theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive brake systems.
Prerequisite: AUTO S121/DESL S121 or concurrent enrollment.

AUTO S160 Manual Drive Trains and Axles

3 credits (2+2)
Theory, diagnosis, and repair of manual drive train components. Course content includes clutches, manual transmissions and transaxles, four-wheel drive components, and drive axles.
Prerequisite: AUTO S102 or concurrent enrollment.

AUTO S282 Auto Mechanics Open Lab

3 credits (0+6)
Laboratory course in automotive repair and maintenance. Students are required to develop a personal study based on the task list for the eight (8) ASE repair areas. Power Technology students are encouraged to take this course. Student projects are limited to component repair and running vehicles with current registration. Pass/Fail grading. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: AUTO S102.