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Course Catalog: Auto Technology

AT 1001 1.0
*Intro Auto Tech
The first course in the degree plan sequence of courses for Auto Technology majors. Topics include the safe use of chemicals, hand tools, power tools, protective clothing and equipment, fore and shop safety including EPA and OSHA regulations. Also covered in this unit are shop operations, customer relations, repair orders, shop manuals, work habits, career opportunities and duties of a technician. Intro to Auto Technology is a prerequisite to all other units. It is taught at the beginning of the fall semester only.

AT 1004 4.0
ASE Brakes
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of drum, disc, hydraulics, power and ABS brake systems are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 1013 3.0
*Collision Repair I
Topics include body shop safety and efficiency, introduction to collision repair and careers, vehicle construction and technology, service information, specifications and measurements, hand tool technology, power tool technology, compressed air systems and usage, and body shop materials and fasteners.
Prerequisite: None

AT 1023 3.0
Collision Repair II
Topics include welding equipment and use, estimating and damage appraisal, sheet metal straightening and repair, application and usage of body fillers, plastic repair methods, small components and trim service, large components and glass service, and passenger compartment and interior repair.
Prerequisite: None

AT 1043 3.0
ASE Suspension/Steering
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of steering systems, front suspension, rear suspension, tires and wheel alignment and balance are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 1063 3.0
ASE Manual Drive
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmissions/transaxles, drive shafts, CV joints, differentials, and four wheel drive are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 1082 2.0
Auto Transmission/Transaxle
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions, automatic transaxles and trans/transaxle service are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001, minimum grade C

AT 1104 4.0
ASE Engine Repair
This unit includes instruction in basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of the complete automotive engine including rebuilding, engine lubrication, and cooling systems.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 2013 3.0
*Collision Repair III
Topics include body and frame measurement, unibody and frame realignment, welding panel replacement, restoring corrosion protection, chassis service and wheel alignment, electrical and electronic systems service and repair, restraint systems and service, and refinish equipment and technology.
Prerequisite: None

AT 2023 3.0
Collision Repair IV
Topics include vehicle surface preparation and masking, refinish procedures, color matching and custom painting, paint problems and final detailing, and job success and ASE certification.
Prerequisite: None

AT 2038 8.0
*ASE Electrical Systems
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of basic electrical circuits, batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lighting systems, gauges, and accessories are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 2057 7.0
*ASE Engine Performance
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of basic and electronic computerized ignition systems, basic and injected fuel systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, tune-up, and engine performance are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 2071 1.0
*Heating & Air Conditioning
Basic theory, operation, diagnosis and repair of the auto heating and air conditioning systems including Freon recovery are taught in this unit.
Prerequisite: AT 1001

AT 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-Auto Tech
A study of specific nature independently carried out by the student directly related to a particular department's area of expertise. Typically this will cover new material not currently available at ECC. For each semester hour enrolled, the student will be required to spend a minimum of two hours per week.

AT 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Spec Topics-Auto Tech
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

 
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