SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 3:40:16 PMAUTO 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  AUTO 52Title:  ENGINE PERF/POLL CONTRL  
Full Title:  Automotive Engine Performance and Pollution Control
Last Reviewed:9/20/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum8.00Lecture Scheduled6.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled105.00
Minimum8.00Lab Scheduled6.006 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total12.00 Contact Total210.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  210.00Total Student Learning Hours: 420.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Lecture, demonstration and practical lab experience in the operation, troubleshooting and repair of the ignition, fuel and pollution control systems of late model automobiles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and diagnostic equipment. Course prepares students to pass the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Performance Certification Exam and enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of AUTO 56

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Lecture, demonstration and practical lab experience in the operation, troubleshooting and repair of the ignition, fuel and pollution control systems of late model automobiles. Emphasis on the proper use of tools and diagnostic equipment. Course prepares students to pass the A.S.E. (Automotive Service Excellence) Engine Performance Certification Exam and enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of AUTO 56
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Evaluate and repair engine systems based on an application of engine operation principles.
2. Test, diagnose, and repair engine mechanical components.
3.  Explain the operation of automotive ignition, fuel, and integrated electronic engine controls, including OBDII (On Board Diagnostics, generation II).
4.  Analyze and diagnose common problems and repair automotive ignition, fuel, and integrated electronic engine controls, including OBDII.
5.  Successfully pass a mock A.S.E. Engine Performance Certification Exam and be prepared to enter the automotive trade as an apprentice level technician specializing in engine performance and emission control.

Topics and Scope
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1. Review of basic engine operation, lubrication and cooling systems
  a. Principles of engine operation
  b. Testing engine mechanical components
2. Ignition systems operations and service
  a. Ignition system principles and components
  b. Distributor systems
  c. Waste-spark systems
  d. Coil-on-plug systems
  e. Ignition troubleshooting and diagnosis
3. Computer control systems - theory and principles of operation
  a. Sensor networks
  b. Actuators and modules
  c. Scan tool testing
4. Fuel system operation and service - principles of operation (atmospheric, pressure and vacuum)
  a. Air induction system - normally aspirated and forced induction
  b. Fuel supply systems
  c. Fuel metering systems
  d. Testing, inspecting and troubleshooting fuel systems
  e. Gas analyzer, scope testing and scan tool data
5. Emission control systems
  a. Crankcase
  b. Evaporative
  c. Tail pipe
6. Exhaust system
  a. Components
  b. Inspection
  c. Exhaust gas recirculation systems
  d. Other emission controls
  e. Smog check procedures - introduction

Assignments:
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1. Students will be required to keep a notebook of all class assignments and class notes that will be graded for completeness and organization.
2. Reading: 50 pages per week.
3. Class performances and performance exams: In the lab, students will be evaluated on their ability to follow industry approved diagnostic and repair procedures in a reasonable amount of time.
4. Component identification.
5. Lab reports: Complete work orders, diagnostic sheets, parts orders, and time sheets correctly and in a neat and readable manner.
6. Six unit tests, midterm, and final exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Notebook
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, performance exams, component identification
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Exams: multiple choice, true/false, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Vidler, Douglas M. Automotive Engine Performance, 3rd edition. Delmar, 2005.

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