AUTO - Automotive

AUTO 3649 - Diesel Engine Service

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
9
Description: 

This nine credit hour course covers the procedures needed to understand, test, repair, and overhaul diesel engines and their related components. Major emphasis is placed on the mid-range and heavy-duty diesels of the following makes: Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Mack, John Deere, and Navistar. Covered is the use of special tools and equipment necessary to troubleshoot, maintain, and overhaul these engines and their related components.

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AUTO 3623 - Air Brake Service

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
3
Description: 

This course consists of maintenance and repair of air brake systems including compressors, valves, tubing, and circuitry. This course will also include troubleshooting of foundation brakes and related components. Also covered is air ABS brake components, operation and troubleshooting.

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AUTO 3609 - Heavy Duty Drive Train

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
9
Description: 

This course consists of the service and repair of heavy duty clutches, transmissions, drive line and rear axle, leaf, torsion bar, and air suspensions, the alignment of front and rear axle, also alignment of trailer suspension and on-vehicle tire balancing. This will include Eaton and Meritor clutches, Mack and Eaton transmissions, and Meritor, Eaton and Mack rear axles. Also covered are Road Ranger auto shift transmissions.

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AUTO 3545 - Motorsport Fabrication II

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
5
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills of complete chassis, cage, and suspension fabrication. This course and its laboratory exercises evaluate the actual process of fabricating a complete race car.

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AUTO 3544 - Motorsports Aerodynamics

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental principles of aerodynamics for racing and performance cars. Major topics include principles of aerodynamic effects on braking, handling, lift and drag coefficient. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development to build race cars.

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AUTO 3535 - High Performance Engine Building

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
5
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills for reconstruction of high performance engines. Major topics include modified engine building and dynamometer testing. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in engine assembly and dynamometer testing.

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AUTO 3534 - High Performance Steering/Brakes/Chasis

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the formulas and concepts of race car brakes and steering. Major topics include the principles of modified chassis, brakes, and steering. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in the different modified demands.

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AUTO 3524 - High Performance Tune-up/Electronics

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the advanced skills of tuning the race car for optimum performance at the track. Major topics include principles of proper fuel and modified delivery. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skills to modify fuels and ignition systems.

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AUTO 3514 - Racing Suspension Dynamics

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
4
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student advanced skills in race car chassis. Major topics include principles of suspension set-up, development and weight transfer. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development in modified suspension and steering geometry to build race cars to meet different track demands.

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AUTO 3506 - Introduction to Motorsports

Level: 
Lower
Credits: 
6
Description: 

This course is designed to teach the student the fundamental skills of team organization and management. Major topics include introduction to motor sports, team structure, budgeting and finance. Laboratory exercises emphasize technique and skill development for success at the track. A sponsorship proposal is developed by each student.

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