Course Number: 
AUTO 113
Course Credits: 
Course Description: 
The student will be introduced to engine construction, valve and camshaft arrangements, cooling systems, and lubrication systems. The student will use applications of engine teardown/reassembly methods, measurement techniques, and part wear/failure analysis to make diagnosis of engine systems. Ignition systems in current use, tune-up and troubleshooting with electrical and electronic test equipment will be emphasized. 8 lecture hours; 16 lab hours. Vocational program course. May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.
Course Prerequisites: 
Prerequisites: Placement in MATH 060, ENGL 060 and READ 080; and instructor permission.
Course Outcomes: 

To meet the course standards and demonstrate the ability to meet the outcomes expectations of this course (competency in the discipline (4 CD), literacy (2 L), critical thinking (3 CT), social and personal responsibility (4 SP), and information use (4 IU)] student will:

  • Demonstrate employability by following safe work practices, being on time, maintaining proper attendance, and properly following written and oral instruction (SP)
  • Demonstrate safety and proper work habit (CD, SP)
  • Meet NATEF competency criteria in the following areas:
    • Identify the various components of an engine. Describe how variations in these components affect fuel economy, performance and emissions. (L, IU)
    • Demonstrate the ability to use precision measuring tool in determining the condition of a disassembled engine and all the different components of the engine. (CD, L, IU)
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform proper diagnostic test (e.g., vacuum tests, cylinder compression tests, and cylinder leak down tests, etc.) to determine engine condition prior to engine teardown. (CD, CT, SP, IU)
    • Demonstrate the ability to remove and replace a front wheel drive engine or a rear wheel drive engine safely, and efficiently as described in an appropriate service manual. (CD, SP, IU)
    • Demonstrate the ability to take a given component measurement and compare it to the proper specifications to determine the amount of wear. (L, CT)
    • Demonstrate-the ability to assemble an engine as outlined in the appropriate service manual and by so doing achieve maximum horsepower, torque, and expected emissions requirements. (CD, L, IU)