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AT 111 (4 credits)
Internal Combustion Engine Service

This course covers the basic theory, design, and operating
fundamentals of spark ignition piston engines. Extensive
mechanical testing and diagnostic procedures are demonstrated,
including compression and vacuum testing utilizing wave form
analysis with lab scopes. Power balance, including both intrusive
and non-intrusive are demonstrated. Running and snap-throttle
compression testing are featured. Methods to check valve timing
on pushrod and overhead cam engines are demonstrated. Engine
lubrication systems and automotive lubricants are studied;
diagnostic and test procedures are performed. Engine cooling
systems, theory, and standard service procedures are also included.
Machining of engine components and restoring of all tolerances
are covered. Cylinder head servicing is performed, and the threeangle cut method is used. Complete disassembly, all precession
measurements, component servicing, resealing and reassembly on
actual engines takes place.
Prerequisite: AT 106

AT 116 (3 credits)
Chassis Service/Steering and Suspension

The basic theory and operating principles of automotive
suspension and steering systems are studied; service, repair and
diagnostic procedures are featured. Tire and wheel service and
computer balancing are performed by students. The Hunter Road
Force wheel balancer and vibration solver, Model 9700 is featured.
Even the widest tires mounted on the newest custom wheels will
be no problem when learning to use the Hunter Model TS3500
tire changer. The safe and proper method of airbag module
handling is taught. Wheel alignment principles are covered,
including both the simple basic maintenance wheel alignment
and the more complicated diagnostic wheel alignment. Complex
alignment factors such as tire scrub radius, included angle and
steering axis inclination, is covered in depth. Hands-on tire and
wheel servicing, pre-alignment inspections, and wheel alignment
measurements are taken on live vehicles.

AT 156 (3 credits)
Automotive Brake Systems

Modern automotive brake systems and their operating principles
are studied and standard repair and service procedures are
performed. Drum, disc/drum, and four-wheel disc systems are
featured. Power-assist systems and parking brake systems are
included. An introduction to the theory and servicing of antilock
brake systems, including first generation Bosch type and the
newest non-integral systems, are covered. Trouble code retrieval
and onboard diagnostics using scan tools is featured.

AT 161 (4 credits)
Automotive Electrical/Electronic Principles

The theory of electricity-including Ohm's Law, Kirchhoff 's Law,
series and parallel circuits, AC and DC current flow-is studied.
Basic test meter procedures are featured, and solid state devices,
integrated circuits, and on-board microcomputers are explained.
Automotive wiring and common automotive accessory systems
are studied, and servicing and repair procedures are performed.
Automotive batteries, their construction, theory of operation,
and standard service procedures are also included. Hands-on
70 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

extensive electrical system service is performed using digital volt
ohm meters and automotive lab scopes. The PDI DVOM, the
Fluke 98 Series II, Vetronix Master Tech, and the cutting-edge
Vetronix MTS 5100/5200 lab/ignition scopes are all featured. Low
resolution amp clamps from Fluke and Vetronix allows students
to experience the latest diagnostics using the latest amp-ramping
diagnostic procedures. New material has been incorporated into
the electrical and fuel and emissions courses after the instructors
attended drive ability training/seminars hosted by such nationally
recognized "gurus" as Jim Linder, Linder Technical Services,
Indianapolis; Bill Fulton, Ohio; Jerry Truglia, New York; Dan
Marrinucci, Motor Magazine; and Mac Vanden Brink, Michigan.

AT 166 (4 credits)
Engine Electrical/Electronic Principles

Cranking circuits and starter motors, charging systems, alternators
and voltage regulators, and ignition systems (DIS & EI, including
C.O.P./coil on plug) are studied. Simulators are featured to help
students better understand system operation. Construction,
theory of operation, standard service procedures, and system
malfunction diagnosis are covered using the latest test equipment;
the new Vetronix MTS 5100/5200 lab scope/engine analyzers, and
the Fluke 98 series II is featured. Hands-on comprehensive testing
procedures are performed on live vehicles. One of the major goals
of this course is for students to gain skills in problem solving
through the use of on-car testing and diagnostic procedures. This
course culminates with each student performing comprehensive
tests on the engine mechanical condition, battery, cranking
system, charging system, and the complete ignition system. This
is followed by a report analyzing good/bad results.
Prerequisite: AT 111

AT 171 (4 credits)
Fuel and Emission Systems

The principles of fuel systems are studied. Fuel delivery systems
and fuel pump testing are covered. The history of emissions
control systems, from their inception up to the present, is
included. Control system theory and operating principles are
studied. Service and testing procedures are demonstrated, and oncar tests are performed on all the major emissions systems. The
latest evaporative leak tester smoke machines that use nitrogen
is used for training. Standard and feedback carburetor operating
principles are still briefly covered. Introduction to alternative
fuels, electric, and hybrid vehicles are presented. Highlights of the
latest Pennsylvania Emissions Testing procedures is featured, and
the groundwork of 5-gas diagnostic testing is laid.

AT 206 (3 credits)
Advanced Engine Diagnosis

Covers the use of the Vetronix MTS 5100/5200 Engine Analyzer,
Vacutec Leak Detector, and the Mustang Chassis Dynomometer.
Theory-related instruction is given on 5-gas analysis and
interpreting the results of the analyzer tests with special emphasis
on how they relate to advanced diagnosis of ignition, carburetion,
fuel injection, charging, cranking, and engine and emission
control systems. Demonstrations on hookup and operation are
followed by student practice on shop vehicles, and when possible,
by repair of client vehicles. Prerequisite: AT 166



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