Prerequisite:Enrollment requires an AS degree in Automotive Technology or similar field, and special approval from the program advisor.
Advisory: PHY 120, ENGL 201 or ENGL 201H, MATH 130 or MATH 130H
This course provides automotive technology students with a detailed, practical application of the fuels, lubricants, and combustion systems of the modern automobile. The course is a realistic study of the physical and chemical properties of fuels, lubricants, and combustion, including diagnostic strategies as they pertain to the function, operation, and everyday use of the systems and subsystems of the automotive internal combustion engine and related powertrain components. Topics include emerging technologies, such as modern fuel and lubricant requirements and how they affect combustion, emissions, and maintenance schedules used by late-model automotive manufacturers. Emphasis is placed on the design of system parts, components, subsystems, and their operational characteristics, including failure analysis. Current industry-approved diagnostic and troubleshooting techniques and relevant case studies are discussed and demonstrated throughout the course. The overall goal of this course is to have students apply and demonstrate knowledge and skills that will enable them to advance their employment in the vehicle after-sales field operations management spectrum.
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