COURSE NUMBER & TITLE: AUTO 1510 Engine System Fundamentals
SEMESTER/YEAR: Fall 2011
LECTURE HOURS: 2 LABORATORY HOURS: 6 CREDITS: 5
CLASS TIME: 8:00 – 11:50 a.m. MTWTh (8/22/11– 10/13/11) ROOM: CS 113/111
INSTRUCTOR'S NAME: Randy Waldron
INSTRUCTOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION: Office Location: CS 118
Office Phone: 268- 2386 Email: email@example.com
OFFICE HOURS: See current schedule posted on office door.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will cover engine design and operation, engine sub systems
including ignition, fuel, cooling, oiling, intake and exhaust, and timing systems. Emphasis is placed on the
proper usage of diagnostic tools and equipment, base engine diagnosis, engine performance and repair
STATEMENT OF PREREQUISITES: None
REQUIRED TEXT, READINGS, MATERIAL: Automotive Technology
A System Approach 5Th Edition Jack Erjavec Delmar Learning
GOAL: Course is designed to give the student the information and skills needed to service automotive engine
OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate competency in:
1) The identification and research of applicable vehicle identification information, components and their
2) The proper usage and interpretation of tools, specifications and safety procedures.
3) The proper usage and completion of job sheets and work orders.
4) Basic theories, engine design and operation.
5) The diagnosis of base engine and sub systems: noise, exhaust color & odor, oiling, cooling, fuel,
ignition, timing, intake, and exhaust systems.
METHODOLOGY: Theory, operation and service will be presented by lecture, with handouts, presentations,
demonstrations and hands-on laboratory activities. The student is required to study the corresponding material
appropriate for the lecture and laboratory work.
Lecture: Chapter quizzes and class assignments.
Lab: Correct and timely completion of job and job sheet = 80%
Work ethics.(safety, participation, shop and tool maintenance) = 20%
Final grades will be computed as follows:
15% lecture 100 - 90% =A
65% lab 89 - 80 % =B
20% exams 79 - 70% =C
69 - 60 % =D
59- below =F
Last Date to Change to Audit Status: See current Casper College catalog.
Last Date to Withdraw With a W Grade: See current Casper College catalog.
SAFETY: Personal and equipment safety standards will be strictly enforced. It is the individual’s
responsibility to develop and use a safe work attitude. For every task students will comply with personal and
environmental safety practices associated with clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, proper
ventilation, and the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals/materials in accordance with local, state, and
federal safety and environmental regulations.
STUDENT’S RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Please refer to the Casper College Student Conduct and
Judicial Code for information concerning your rights and responsibilities as a Casper College Student.
Chain of Command: If you have any problems with this class, you should first contact the instructor in order to
solve the problem. If you are not satisfied with the solution offered by the instructor, you should then take your
problem through the appropriate chain of command starting with the department head/program director, the
dean and lastly the vice president for academic affairs.
Academic Dishonesty – Cheating and Plagiarism: Casper College demands intellectual honesty. Proven
plagiarism or any form of dishonesty associated with the academic process can result in the offender failing the
course in which the offense was committed or expulsion form school. See the Casper College Student Code
ADA Accommodations Policy: It is the policy of Casper College to provide appropriate accommodations to
any student with a documented disability. If you have a need for accommodation in this course, please make
an appointment with our Accommodative Services Counselor at 268-2557.
CALENDAR OR SCHEDULE INDICATING COURSE CONTENT:
Automotive Careers and Work Place Skills
Tools and Equipment
Preventative Maintenance and Basic Service
Engine Design and Diagnosis
Engine Disassembly & Cleaning
Engine Service and Repair
Lubrication and Cooling systems
Fuels and other energy sources