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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Automotive Tech (Apprentice)

ATA102 - Introduction to Automotive Technology
Course introduces field of automotive technology. Topics include history of transportation, service shop organization, vehicle maintenance and lubricating services. Focus is on job and shop safety. Prerequisite: Interview with and consentof department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA110 - Engine Performance and Fuel Systems
Course concentrates on ignition and fuel systems. Topics include of diagnosis and analysis, repairing and testing procedures. and principles repair of carburetors and. Prerequisite: ATA 111 and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA111 - Electrical Systems
Course studies principles of automotive electrical systems. Topics include detailed operation and servicing of batteries, starters, distributors, generators, alternators, and regulators. Focus is on the diagnosis and repair of the auto electrical system. Prerequisite: Interview with and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA113 - Brake Systems
Course studies fundamentals of passenger car brakes systems. Topics include hydraulic systems, power brake systems and self-adjusting brakes. Prerequisite ATA 102 and consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $30

ATA114 - Steering, Balancing, and Alignment
Course studies fundamentals of manual and power steering, principles of front end alignment and wheel balancing. Focus is on troubleshooting and service area, using manufacturer’s manuals. Prerequisite ATA 102 and consent of department chair.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $30

ATA118 - Diesel I
Course studies fundamentals of light/medium duty vehicles. Topics include safety, basic diesel engine operation, engine component terminology, cooling and lubrication systems, and air induction. Prerequisite: ATA 111 or ELT 101 or equivalent; interview with and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA204 - Basic Automotive Engines
Course covers basic operation of automotive engines. Topics include complete valve repair, with focus on engine parts, covering measuring, cleaning, assembly and disassembly. Prerequisite: Interview with and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA205 - Advanced Automotive Engines
Course presents in-depth study of automobile engine. Topics include operation, construction and design; methods of engine testing, diagnosing and repairing. Prerequisite: ATA 204 and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA206 - Clutches, Transmissions, and Differentials
Course studies operational principles of clutches and standard and automatic transmissions. Topics include theory, operation, repair and troubleshooting on different assemblies and on drive lines, and axle assemblies.Prerequisite: Interview with and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA207 - Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning
Course teaches principles of automotive heating and air conditioning. Focus is on basic air conditioning cycle as well as the servicing of this system. Prerequisite: ATA 206 and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA208 - Automatic Transmissions
Course studies operational principles of automatic transmissions. Topics include theory of operation, repair, and troubleshooting on different assemblies of automatic transmissions.Prerequisite: Interview with and consent of department chair.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

ATA218 - Diesel II
Course studies fundamentals of light/medium duty vehicles. Topics include; low pressure/high pressure fuel systems, emissions, hydraulic nozzle injector, (HEUI) injector systems, and rail high-pressure injector systems. Prerequisite: ATA 118 with a minimum grade of C.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

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