Course Catalog : Subject Area




Automotive Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
AUT 112 Automotive Engines II
(4 credits) Presents analysis of power, cylinder condition, valves, and bearings in the automotive engine to establish the present condition, repairs, or adjustments. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 125 Anti-Pollution Systems
(3 credits) Studies various anti-pollution systems used on modern automobiles, installation, inspection, repair and service. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week
AUT 126 Auto Fuel and Ignition Systems
(5 credits) Studies automobile ignition and fuel systems, their functions in operation of engine. Includes carburetors, fuel pumps, ignition systems, troubleshooting, engine test and adjustment, and tune-up. Lecture 4 hours + lab 3 hours = total 7 hours per week.
AUT 141 Automotive Power Trains I
(4 credits) Presents operation, design, construction, and repair of power train components, standard, and automatic transmission. Includes clutches, propeller shaft, universal joints, rear axle assemblies, fluid couplings, torque converters as well as 2, 3, and 4-speed standard, overdrive, and automatic transmissions. Lecture 3 hours + 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 171 Automotive Systems I
(4 credits) Presents fundamental systems of the automobile including lubrication, cooling, fuel and basic ignition systems. Stresses theory of operation, inspection, adjustments, and repair procedures. Lecture 3 hours + lab 2 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 197 Cooperative Education/Dealer Apprenticeship
(3 credits) Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. 3 hours per week
AUT 211 Automotive Systems III
(4 credits) Presents advanced theory and detailed study of automobile systems. Provides laboratory periods for actual field practice in troubleshooting. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 230 Introduction to Alternative Fuels and Hybrid Vehicles
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): AUT 245 or hold current ASE A6 certification. Introduces current trends in alternative fueled vehicles including current alternative fueled vehicles and the implication and safety precautions necessary for working on hybrid vehicles systems. Lecture 3 hours per week.
AUT 236 Automotive Climate Control
(4 credits) Introduces principles of refrigeration, air conditioning controls and adjustment, and general servicing of automotive air conditioning systems. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II
(4 credits) Introduces electricity and magnetism, symbols, and circuitry as applied to alternators, regulators, starters, lighting systems, instruments, gauges and accessories. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours total 6 hours per week.
AUT 245 Automotive Electronics
(4 credits) Prerequisite(s): AUT 242. Introduces field of electronics as it applies to the modem automobile. Emphasizes basic circuit operation, diagnosis and repair of digital indicator and warning systems. Lecture 3 hours + laboratory 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 251 Automatic Transmissions
(4 credits) Studies several types of automatic transmissions, torque converters, and their principles of operation. Includes adjustment, maintenance, and rebuilding. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 255 Automotive Transaxles
(3 credits) Presents combined drive systems for automobiles, including transaxles for front and rear end drives. Includes principles of operation, assembly, measurements and adjustments, repair, and assembly. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension, and Steering
(4 credits) Introduces use of alignment equipment in diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing front and rear suspensions. Deals with repair and servicing of power and standard steering systems. Lecture 2 hours + lab 6 hours = total 8 hours per week.
AUT 267 Automotive Suspension & Braking Systems
(4 credits) Presents the operation, design, construction, repair and servicing of braking and suspension systems. Explains use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, estimation and repair cost, front and rear suspension alignment, power and standard steering, and power, standard and disc brakes. Lecture 3 hours + lab 3 hours = total 6 hours per week.
AUT 268 Automotive Alignment
(2 credits) Studies use of alignment equipment in diagnosing, adjusting, and repairing suspension problems. Lecture 1 hour + lab 3 hours = total 4 hours per week.
AUT 273 Automotive Driveability and Tune-Up I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): AUT 245 or Departmental approval with ASE A6 Certification. Presents diagnostic and service procedures for automatic and mechanical systems. Teaches use of tools and test equipment, evaluation of test results, and estimation of repair cost. Emphasizes performance of required service. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
AUT 275 Shop Management
(3 credits) Studies shop layout, personnel management, cost analysis, record keeping and quality control. Discusses shop manager, service salesman, and service writer's roles in customer relations. Lecture 3 hours per week.