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 Course Title:   Engines

 Title Abbreviation:   ENGINES

 Department:    AT

 Course #:    205

 Credits:    7

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    9.75

 CIP:    470604

 EPC:    712

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to automotive engines, discussion of internal components, diagnosis of engine related problems and repair procedures. Engine rebuilding techniques and performance modifications will be discussed. Shop safety, use, and care of tools and equipment included.


Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: AT 100 or 107; AT 121, 133, 207 and WT 231.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 99

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify components of the internal combustion engine and understand their purpose and function.
  2. Understand correct disassembly and inspection of a complete engine, following proper procedures.
  3. Accurately measure internal engine components and calculate clearances.
  4. Diagnose the condition of the internal engine components and explain the cause of that condition.
  5. Understand correct assembly of a complete engine, following proper procedures, and test run the engine for proper operation.
  6. Correctly diagnose engine running condition problems such as noises, leaks, lack of power, etc.
  7. Understand correct in-car engine service procedures.
  8. Use electronic service information to correctly repair engine related problems.
  9. Demonstrate professionalism and proper safety procedures while working in the lab.

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. Shop safety and hygiene.
  2. Lab management and standards.
  3. Identification and care of tools and equipment.
  4. Basic overview of engine operation; diagnosing the need for engine tear-down.
  5. Engine identification and reference material.
  6. Engine diagnosis.
  7. Disassembling the engine.
  8. Cleaning parts.
  9. Measurement inspection.
  10. Ordering engine parts.
  11. Valve components.
  12. Assembling the cylinder head.
  13. Camshafts and lifters.
  14. Crankshafts and flywheels.
  15. Connecting rods and piston pins.
  16. Pistons and rings.
  17. Bearings.
  18. Oil pumps.
  19. Sealing the engine.
  20. Assembly and break-in.