2006-2007 UAF Catalog


Course descriptions index


Automotive

AUTO 080  2 Credits
Driver and Safety Education
Driver education for the beginning driver. Alaska Driver's Manual, material necessary to gain an Alaska Driver's Permit. Defensive driving methods for accident-free driving and basic mechanical information. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 081  1 Credit
Behind-the-Wheel Training
Practical driver training in actual situations. Expected student outcome is obtaining a state of Alaska driver's license. (Prerequisite: Must have a valid Alaska Driver's Permit.) (0 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 100  1 Credit
Introduction to Small Engine Repair
Parts and functions of a small engine and its electrical system. Dismantling procedures, cleaning and reassembly techniques, gasket-making, lubrication, troubleshooting and minor repairs. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 102  3 Credits
Introduction to Automotive Technology
Provides career information in the automotive industry. It also covers shop safety, hand tools, fasteners, fittings, and an introduction to the major automotive systems. Materials fee: $50. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 106  4 Credits
Auto/Diesel Engine Cooling and Climate Control Systems
Theory, diagnostics and repair of motor vehicle A/C, heating, engine cooling and automatic temperature control systems. Covers R-12 and R-143 refrigerant recovery and related EPA regulations. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 recommended.) (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 110  3 Credits
Basic Electrical Systems
The history and origins of electrical theory, the generation of electricity and diagnosis, minor repair and general servicing of alternators, starters and batteries. Materials fee: $50. (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 113  4 Credits
Gasoline Fuel Delivery Systems
Basics of carburation and electronic fuel injection. Emphasis on theory, diagnostic/repair skills, inputs and outputs of the PCM, engine performance, use of on-board diagnostic data (OBD II) and special test equipment. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 recommended.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 122  3 Credits
Engine Theory and Diagnosis
Introduction to fundamental aspects of engine design, general diagnosis and engine related service, to include combustion process, engine noise, basics of exhaust emissions, vacuum/pressure, compression, intake and exhaust systems, valve and ignition timing. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 102 or instructor permission. Recommended: AUTO 110.) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 131  3 Credits
Automotive Electrical II
Theory, diagnosis and repair of automotive, electrical/electronic systems to include testing tools, schematics, and on-board computers. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 or instructor permission and AUTO 102 recommended) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 150  4 Credits
Brake Systems
Theory, diagnosis and servicing of light- and heavy-duty vehicle hydraulic break and traction control systems. Includes discussion and tasks on disc brakes, drum brakes, power assist systems and anti-lock/traction controls. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110.) (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 162  4 Credits
Suspension Alignment
Theory, diagnosis and repair of suspension, steering and wheel alignment of automobiles and trucks. Materials fee: $50. (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 170  1 Credit
Snowmachine Maintenance and Repair
Fundamental skills for operation and repair. Engine tune-up, lubrication, belt and track repair, alignment, and basic problems encountered during operation. (1 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 202  4 Credits
Auto Fuel and Emissions Systems
Builds on the skills and knowledge gained in AUTO 122. Combustion chemistry, volumetric efficiency, design and function of emission control devices, laws and regulations concerning vehicle emissions are covered, with an emphasis on interfacing with on-board computers, automotive computer networking, and 4 and 5 gas analysis. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 102 and AUTO 122) (3 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 209  5 Credits
Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Automatic transmissions and transaxles. Includes the operation, diagnosis and repair of planetary gears, clutches, pumps, hydraulic controls and electronic shifting controls. Study and hands-on tasks. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 strongly recommended.) (4 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 215  4 Credits
Engine Analyzer, Scopes and Scan Tools
Use and interpretation of diagnostic analyzers for spark ignition engines, digital data, fault code and input/output information retrieval, scan tool usage and other diagnostic tools used in the vehicle repair industry. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 110 recommended.) (3 + 3) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 219  2 Credits
The Auto/Diesel Repair Business
Overview of business practices common in the vehicle repair industry. Includes flat rate, repair order write-up, customer relations, repair industry related OSHA and EPA regulations, and financing and acquiring a repair business. (2 + 0) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 222  3 Credits
Automotive Engine Performance
Builds on skills and knowledge gained in AUTO 122 and AUTO 202 Applies strategies for diagnosing fuel and ignition systems, automotive computers and multiplexing. Includes communication strategies, on-board diagnostics, testing and diagnosis of engine performance related components. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 122 and AUTO 202 or instructor permission) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


AUTO 227  3 Credits
Automotive Electrical III
The theory, diagnosis and repair of automotive electrical and electronic systems to include accessories. Materials fee: $50. (Prerequisite: AUTO 131) (2 + 2) Offered As Demand Warrants


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