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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Automotive Technology - 18 courses
AUTO100 Intro to Auto Service Industry (Every Semester) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides an overview of automotive service careers. Safety, tool identification and usage, accurate measurement and use of manuals are all covered. Needed work attitudes, job seeking skills employer/employee relations and shop rules and regulations are also stressed.
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AUTO106 Engine Electrical Systems (Fall) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Electrical theory, testing, and servicing of automotive starting, charging, and accessory components and wiring circuits; introduction to semiconductors and electronics.
Notes [ C]

AUTO111 Intro to Engine Technology (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The application, theory, and design of automotive engine operation. Emphasis given to development of the skills needed for testing, disassemble, precision measuring, and machining.
Notes [ C]

AUTO113 Drivetrain Systems (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Theory, maintenance, and servicing of various drivetrain systems including belts and chains. The focus will be on driveshafts, axle shafts, U-joint, CV joints, transfer cases, differentials, and clutches.
Notes [ C]

AUTO121 Engine Overhaul (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Application of maintenance and service procedures to diagnose and repair a "short block" with emphasis given to skills needed to overhaul and rebuild stock automotive engine. Discussion about blueprinting and performance enhancements will be minimal. Disassembly techniques, measuring, machining, and proper re-assembly practices will be stressed.
Notes [ C]

AUTO128 Fuel Systems & Emission Controls (Spring) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Emphasis on electronic fuel injection and emission components with discussion on calibration, mechanical fuel injection, alternative fuels, and the environment. Injection system maintenance, testing, servicing, and repair will be stressed.
Notes [ C]

AUTO134 Steering & Suspension Systems (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Principles of operation, maintenance, and repair of automotive systems including electronic steering and suspension, steering column, steering gears, and air bag safety. Emphasis given to front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems.
Notes [ C]

AUTO135 Braking Systems (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: To inspect and service hydraulic disc/drum braking systems including two and four wheel ABS and traction control systems. Use of lathes and other special tools will be utilized.
Notes [ C]

AUTO147 Principles of Air Conditioning (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems, both manual and electronic will be discussed. Students must pass a refrigerant handling certification exam. Certification Exam costs between $20-$30 and is the student's responsibility, this fee is not included in regular tuition or fees.
Notes [ C]

AUTO169 Supervised Occupational Experience (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training for freshman students at local dealerships.
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AUTO199 Apprenticeship Worksite Experience (As Needed) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Apprenticeship students participating in the Tech Prep program are eligible to take this course.
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AUTO228 Diagnostic Engine Testing (Spring) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Advanced chassis electrical/electronic systems with emphasis towards diagnosis and service of distributor and electronic ignition systems with an introduction to fuel systems, computer control systems, and drivability problems.
Notes [ C]

AUTO236 Automotive Computer Systems (Fall) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Advanced theory and diagnostic procedures related to body, chassis, and power train control systems utilizing scan tools and lab scopes to repair drive-ability concerns.
Notes [ C]

AUTO242 Automatic Transmissions (Spring) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: Function, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and servicing of automatic transmission/transaxles. Electrical and hydraulic diagnostics, repair, replacement, and adjustments will be discussed.
Notes [ C]

AUTO244 Alignment & Balance (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Two and four wheel alignment principles, wheel balancing, and tire service.
Notes [ C]

AUTO259 Special Problems (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Individual study for sophomore students in automotive service.
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AUTO269 Supervised Occupational Experience (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: On-the-job training for sophomore level students at local dealerships.
Notes [ C]

AUTO299 Apprenticeship Worksite Experience (As Needed) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Apprenticeship students participating in the Tech Prep program are eligible to take this course.
Notes [ C]

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