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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.

DESCRIPTION: Theory of operation, diagnosis and repair of common automatic transmissions used in passenger cars and light trucks.
TAUGHT: Fall
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Gain an understanding of the theory and operation of automatic transmissions used in today's automobiles.
Recognize the increasing sophistication and complexity of today's automobiles.
Understand the basic principles of operation, inspection, and diagnosis required to service and repair today's automobiles.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Gain an understanding of the theory and operation of automatic transmissions used in today’s automobiles. Recognize the increasing sophisticated and complexity of today's automobiles. Understand the basic principles of operation, inspection, and diagnosis required to service and repair them.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to attend lectures, demonstrations, participate in class discussion and view multi-media presentations. Students will interact with customers. Learning assessment will be done through tests, worksheets and a research paper. Students will diagnose customer transmission problems, repair the unit and be evaluated on the completed repair. A job report will be required.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Auto 155, Auto 225 and Labs or instructor consent. Concurrent enrollment in Auto 095. Sophomore Majors only.
OTHER: Students must have a fairly comprehensive set of hand tools.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1992