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AST 1004
GASOLINE ENGINE THEORY

Provides the student with an introduction to automotive engines. Students learn the proper use and care of hand tools, precision tools, special tools, and equipment. Theory of operation with attention to components is included. Cooling systems, lubrication systems, intake systems, exhaust systems, vehicle maintenance, as well as PC based automotive schematics and flow charts are taught. Safety is emphasized.


AST 1005
ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Provides students with an understanding of fuel, ignition, drivability, and emissions systems. Theory of operation as well as relevant electronic components and computing systems diagnosis is included.


AST 1103
AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS

Concentrates on the theory and operation of disc and drum brake systems. Basic hydraulic principles as well as the operation and components of the brake foundation systems are taught. The course includes an in-depth study of various power brake systems, including vacuum assisted systems, hydraulically boosted systems, and several types of anti-lock braking systems.


AST 1105
GASOLINE ENGINE THEORY

Provides the student with an introduction to automotive engines. Students learn the proper use and care of hand tools, precision tools, special tools, and equipment. Theory of operation with attention to components is included. Cooling systems, lubrication systems, intake systems, exhaust systems, vehicle maintenance, as well as PC based automotive schematics and flow charts are taught. Safety is emphasized.


AST 1113
INTRO AUTO DRIVETRAINS

Designed to cover the entire drivetrain on a late model vehicle with a standard transmission. Instruction will begin with the flywheel and proceed to the transmission, through the differential assembly, and ending at the wheel and hub. Includes the principles of gear reduction as it applies to the theory, operation, and repair of manual transmission, differential, and transaxles. Several types of four-wheel drive systems will be taught.


AST 1202
INTRO AUTO DRIVETRAINS

Designed to cover the entire drive train on a late model vehicle with a standard transmission. Beginning with the flywheel, to the transmission, through the differential assembly and ending at the wheel and hub. Includes the principles of gear reduction as it applies to the theory, operation, and repair of manual transmission, differential, and transaxles. Several types of four-wheel drive systems will be taught.


AST 1203
AUTO CLIMATE CONTROL

Begins with a study of refrigeration, the refrigeration cycle, and basic components of a typical automotive refrigeration system. The function and construction of compressors, lines, expansion valves, expansion tubes, condensers, evaporators, blower motors, and air distribution systems is covered. Automatic temperature control systems including the latest computer monitored systems, and heating and ventilation will also be covered. Service and maintenance procedures as well as shop safety are emphasized.


AST 1206
ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Provides students with an understanding of fuel, ignition, drivability, and emissions systems. Theory of operation as well as relevant electronic components and computing systems diagnosis is included.


AST 1212
ADV AUTO DRIVETRAINS

Pre-requisite: AST 1202. A continuation of AST 1202. A study of theory and operation of the entire drive train of automotive automatic transmissions and transaxles.


AST 1213
AUTO CHASSIS/STEERING

Designed to introduce the student to the theory and operation of modern suspension and steering systems. The study of the suspension system includes wheels, tires, hubs, bearings, seals, springs, and vehicle forms. Various designs and construction of each of these components will be covered. Steering and suspension systems start with the basic theory of steering geometry and the related factors. Wheel alignment, construction and operation of the various manual, and power steering components is included.


AST 1223
ADVANCED AUTO DRIVETRAINS

Pre-requisite: AST 1113. A continuation of AST 1113. A study of the theory and operation of the entire drivetrain of automotive automatic transmissions and transaxles.


AST 1904
INTERNSHIP I

Provides student with the experience of a job in a business. Students will participate in internship during the final phase of program completion. Contracts will be signed between the school, students, and training site stating the rules and objectives of internship.


AST 2103
ADVANCED AUTO ELECTRONICS

Prerequisites: AST 1105 and ELT 1222. This course applies the fundamentals of electronics, including Ohm's Law, basic electrical circuits, wiring diagrams, and common electrical symbols to the automobile. Diagnosis and troubleshooting of electrical circuits is emphasized, including familiarizations with most common types of testing equipment. It includes an in-depth study of the theory and operation of automobile electronic control systems.


AST 2113
ADV ENGINE PERFORMANCE

Prerequisites: AST 1105, AST 1206, and ELT 1222. This course covers advanced theory and testing of engine related fuel and computerized systems. The student should have a basic understanding of basic computer, fuel, and ignition systems. Students will use more advanced equipment for testing.


AST 2203
DIESEL THEORY

Studies the basic principles involved in the construction and operation of diesel engines. Examines fuel, air, cooling, and control systems of various designs. Discusses engine overhaul and repair, includes gauging proper measuring instruments and tools for these tasks. Studies the design, operation, care, and repair of fuel injection systems used on a variety of diesel engines. Emphasizes care and cleanliness in troubleshooting the fuel preheating, starting, generating, and lighting systems. Lecture: 2 hours, laboratory: 1 hour.


AST 2903
INTERNSHIP II

Provides student with the experience of a job in a business. Students will participate in internship during the final phase of program completion. Contracts will be signed between the school, students, and training site stating the rules and objectives of internship.


AST 2991
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


AST 2992
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


AST 2993
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


AST 2994
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


AST 2995
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


AST 2996
SPECIAL TOPICS FOR AST

This course is designed to introduce students to specific areas in Automotive Service Technology. Course content and credit are designed to meet the needs of the student. The topic will vary from offering to offering; thus, the course may be taken more than once for a total of 6 hours. This course requires 15 clock hours per one semester credit hour.


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