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Automotive (ATT)

ATT 1010  Suspension and Steering  (3)                                                                   fall
This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, construction, and design of vehicle steering and suspension systems. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; vehicle suspension requirements; vehicle handling and dynamics; and the diagnosis of suspension problems; 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

ATT 1020  Engine Diagnostics & Repair  (4)                                                             fall
This course provides a comprehensive study of the theory, construction, design, and repair of the internal combustion engine. Topics discussed include engine classification; power and torque development; engine performance parameters; and mechanical design and failure analysis. The laboratory reinforces the lecture by providing engine performance diagnostic procedures and mechanical repair and overhaul procedures. System problem diagnosis and component failure analysis are continually stressed; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

ATT 1040  Automotive Electrical Systems  (4)                                                   spring
This course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of automotive electrical systems and to teach diagnostic and troubleshooting skills. Topics include the operation and testing of storage batteries, starting systems, charging systems, and basic accessory systems. The student will become familiar with various types of test equipment, diagnostic charts, and vehicle wiring schematics; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1120 [Course fee: $50]

ATT 1050  Alignment and Brakes  (4)                                                                  spring
This course is designed to give the student a thorough understanding of the theory, construction, and design of those mechanical devices utilized in tires, wheels and bearings, and hydraulic braking systems. Emphasis is placed on the geometry of links and levers; the physics of friction and hydraulics; vehicle braking requirements; vehicle handling and dynamics; wheel alignment procedures and equipment; and the diagnosis of brake problems. This course also includes curriculum necessary for successful completion of the Vermont state inspection certification test, administered by the DMV. Students who are already certified will receive credit for the inspection portion of the course; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1010

ATT 1120  General Electronics for Automotive  (4)                                                  fall
This course will introduce the student to general electrical and electronic principles, theory, and components. Topics include Ohmís Law, circuit analysis, basic circuits, diodes, transistors, relays, and solenoids. The laboratory will use electrical test equipment to analyze and troubleshoot basic electrical circuits including warning systems and electrical accessories; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $110]

ATT 2010  Engine Performance  (4)                                                                           fall
This course gives the student an understanding of fuel delivery and other systems as they relate to the internal combustion engine.  Topics include engine air/fuel requirements; gasoline fuel injection systems; ignition systems; fuel and air delivery intake systems; exhaust systems; and sensors and diagnostics. The analysis of fuel-related problems, diagnosis of component failures, and verification of repairs are included; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1040, PHY 1030

ATT 2020  Body Electronic Systems  (4)                                                                   fall
This course is designed to give the student an understanding of commonly used chassis systems. Major topics studied include heating, ventilation, and air conditioning; instrument panels; air bags; and anti-lock brakes. The student is familiarized with system operation, diagnostic techniques, system failure analysis, and repair. The laboratory offers experience in diagnosis and repair of these systems as well as more practice in using electrical diagnostic techniques. This course includes the MACS A/C certification test; 3 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week.  Prerequisite: ATT 1010, 1040, and PHY 1030 [Course fee: $110]

ATT 2030  Advanced Engine Performance and Fuel  (4)                                           spring
This course is intended to give the student a thorough understanding of the electronic controls and devices used on the modern automobile power train. Topics to be covered include the theory, design, operation, and application of various domestic and foreign electronic control systems. Analysis of system problems; diagnosis of system failures; component and system test procedures; sensors; emissions systems; advanced drivability diagnostics; exhaust gas analysis; and causes of premature component failure are studied in detail; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 2010 [Course fee: $50]

ATT 2040  Automotive Drive Trains  (4)                                                                   spring
In this course, students learn the principles of construction, design, and operation of mechanical devices used in the modern automotive drive train. Specific topics to be addressed include helical and planetary gear drive systems; torque converters; hydraulic control systems; principles of electronically-controlled transmissions; clutches; manual transmissions and transaxles; drive shafts and axles; universal and CV joints; differentials; transfer cases; and problem diagnosis and component failure analysis; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 101, 1020, and 1120

ATT 2060  Advanced Technology Vehicle  (4)                                                        spring
This course will introduce students to the design, operation, and servicing of electric, hybrid, alternative fuel, and fuel cell vehicles. Topics will include basic physics and chemistry influencing design; motor and generator design and utilization; hybrid electric vehicle design variations; maintenance and service; light duty diesel; CNG vehicles; and a basic introduction to fuel cell vehicles; 3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: ATT 1020

ATT 2801/2802  Summer Internship/Internship Review  (0/1)                     summer/fall
This course is a ten-week, 400-hour summer cooperative education experience followed by a one credit fall internship review; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: Departmental permission [Course fee: $250]