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Automatic Transmissions
AUTO TRANS
CLASS CODE: AUTO 265 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of all common types of automatic transmissions used in passenger cars and light trucks.
DESCRIPTION: Automatic Transmission Repair is one of the most challenging and rewarding areas of work in the automotive field. There is a high demand for good transmission technicians, and pay is above average for those that can repair them. The class includes approximately six to eight hours of lab per week. All work is done on customer transmissions, and they must work properly to pass the class.
TOPICS: Class covers the theory, operation and repair of automatic transmissions. It includes mechanical power flows, hydraulic circuits, electronic controls, and diagnostic procedures.
OBJECTIVES: It is the purpose of this course to give you an understanding of the theory and operation of automatic transmissions used in today’s automobiles. They are becoming increasingly sophisticated and complex, and it is important that you understand the basic principles of operation, inspection, and diagnosis required to service and repair them.
REQUIREMENTS: Written Assignments/Tests
Lab Work -- Transmission rebuild
Magazine Articles
Research Paper
Class Presentation
PREREQUISITES: Previous automotive experience or instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in Auto 095.
OTHER: Students must have a fairly comprehensive set of hand tools.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1992