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 Course Title:   Engine Machining I

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINE MACHINING I

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    225

 Credits:    6

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    8.25

 CIP:    470604

 EPC:    712

 REV:    2017


 Course Description  

Engine machining operations and building procedures of gasoline and diesel engines. Includes a variety of procedures focusing primarily on cylinder heads including teardown and diagnosis, machining of parts, assembly and testing, and custom machining for performance applications. Emphasis will be placed on safe practices while using specialty equipment, and attention to detail in measuring, machining and assembly practices.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisites or concurrent enrollment: AT 199, 215, and 205 with a B- grade or better.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 77

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Correctly identify cylinder head components and describe their purpose and function.
  2. Perform cylinder head disassembly, inspecting components for wear and damage.
  3. Use precision measuring tools to correctly identify part wear and calculate clearances.
  4. Understand machining procedures related to cylinder head reconditioning.
  5. Perform proper set-up and machining of a cylinder head assembly including valve guide service, valve seat service, pressure testing, resurfacing, and a variety of other general machining procedures.
  6. Understand and perform proper cylinder head assembly procedures.
  7. Understand performance modifications related to cylinder heads, including proper part selection for specific applications.
  8. Demonstrate safe practices while using a variety of engine and general machining equipment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Cylinder head components and their purpose and function.
  2. Cylinder head disassembly, inspecting components for wear and damage.
  3. Precision measuring tools to correctly identify part wear and calculate clearances.
  4. Machining procedures related to cylinder head reconditioning.
  5. Proper set-up and machining of a cylinder head assembly including valve guide service, valve seat service, pressure testing, resurfacing, and a variety of other general machining procedures.
  6. Cylinder head assembly procedures.
  7. Performance modifications related to cylinder heads including proper part selection for specific applications.
  8. Safe practices while using a variety of engine and general machining equipment.