Automotive Manufacturing Technology

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

AUT 100 : Introduction to Automotive Concepts

An introduction to automotive manufacturing concepts is the focus of this course. This course reviews the history of automotive manufacturing and discusses the automotive manufacturing processes for various automotive assembly and sub-assembly plants. It outlines the historical development of automotive manufacturing in Alabama. Finally, the electro-mechanical systems and body components of a typical vehicle will be examined.

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3

AUT 102 : Lean Manufacturing and Industrial Safety

This course will introduce students to manufacturing fundamentals. It introduces various tools and techniques typically used in Lean manufacturing. It also will provide Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification instruction. OSHA standards will include electrical, Lock Out/Tag Out, hazardous communications, personal protective equipment, machine guarding, and walking and working surfaces.  CORE

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3

AUT 104 : Blueprint Reading for Manufacturing

This course provides the students with terms and definitions, theory of orthographic projection, and other information required to interpret drawings used in the manufacturing and industrial trade areas. Topics include multiview projection, pictorial drawings, dimensions and notes, lines and symbols, tolerances, industrial applications, scales, and quality requirements. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret blueprint drawings used in the manufacturing and industrial trades. This course may be tailored to meet specific local industry needs. Also taught as CET 100, DDT 114, MTT 121.  CORE

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3

AUT 106 : Quality Control and Inspection Techniques

This course provides the student with a basic understanding of quality assurance including the history of the quality movement in the United States; national and international standards for quality management systems; the impact of quality on an organization's performance; group problem solving; and statistical methods, such as statistical process control (SPC); process capability studies, quality tools, idea-generating tools, and corrective and preventive actions.

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3

AUT 110 : DC Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of basic direct current (DC) electrical principles. Topics include safety, basic atomic structure and theory, magnetism, conductors, insulators, use of Ohm's law to solve for voltage, current, and resistance, electrical sources, power, inductors, and capacitors. Students will perform lockout/tagout procedures, troubleshoot circuits and analyze series, parallel, and combination DC circuits using the electrical law and basic testing equipment to determine unknown electrical quantities.

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3

AUT 111 : AC Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of basic alternating current (AC) electrical principles. Topics include basic concepts of electricity, electrical components, basic circuits, measurement instruments, the laws of alternating current, and electrical safety with lockout procedures. Hands on laboratory exercises are provided to analyze various series, parallel, and combination alternating current circuit configurations containing resistors, inductors, and capacitors. Upon course completion, students will be able to describe and explain alternating current circuit fundamentals such as RLC circuits, impedance, phase relationships, and power factors. They should be able to perform fundamental tasks associated with troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining industrial AC systems.

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3

Prerequisites

AUT 110

AUT 114 : Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

This course provides an introduction to programmable logic controllers. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, the following: PLC hardware and software, numbering systems, installation, and programming. Upon completion, students must demonstrate their ability by developing, loading, debugging, and optimizing PLC programs. Also taught as ELT 231, INT 184.   CORE

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3

AUT 116 : Introduction to Robotics

This course provides instruction in concepts and theories for the operation of robotic servo motors and power systems used with industrial robotic equipment. Emphasis is on the application of the computer to control power systems to perform work. Student competencies include understanding of the functions of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical power system components, ability to read and interpret circuitry for proper troubleshooting and ability to perform preventative maintenance. Also taught as ELT 253, INT 253. CORE

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3

AUT 117 : AC/DC Machines

This course covers the theory and operation of DC motors single and three phase AC motors and the labs will reinforce this knowledge. Emphasis is placed on the various types of single and three phase motors, wiring diagrams, starting devices, and practical application in the lab. Also taught as ELT 117.

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3

AUT 118 : Introduction to Engineering Technology

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts, terminology, procedures associated with applied analytical skills needed to succeed in higher level courses. Topics include engineering notation, use of scientific calculator, basic algebra, triangulation methods, basic geometry, and basic laws of electricity. Also taught as CET 101, EET 100, MTT 107.

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3

AUT 121 : Elements of Industrial Control

This course covers the basics of automatic control of industrial systems using the programmable logic controller. Topics include relay logic, ladder logic, and the development of ladder logic using software. Upon completion of this course and AUT 122, a student will be able to configure and program a PLC. Also taught as EET 224.

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3

Corequisites

AUT 122

AUT 122 : Elements of Industrial Control Lab

This course covers the basics of automatic control of industrial systems using the programmable logic controller. Topics include relay logic, ladder logic, and the development of ladder logic using software. Upon completion of this course and the associated theory course a student should be able to configure and program a PLC. Also taught as EET 229.

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2

Corequisites

AUT 121

AUT 130 : Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics and Pneumatics

This course provides an introduction to hydraulics/pneumatics. Topics include hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. The lab enables students to test, troubleshoot, and repair hydraulic pumps, pneumatic compressors work and system components such as valves, filters, regulators, actuators, accumulators, and lubricators. Upon completion, students will be able to apply principles of hydraulic/pneumatics. Also taught as INT 118.

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3

AUT 132 : Principles of Technology

This course provides an introduction to the application of the principles of physics in technology. Topics include fundamentals of mechanics, properties of matter, heat and temperature, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. Also taught as INT 104.

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3

Prerequisites

EET 100, CET 101, AUT 118, or MTH 116 or higher

AUT 138 : Principles of Industrial Mechanics

This course provides instruction in basic physics concepts applicable to mechanics of industrial production equipment. Topics include basic application of mechanical principles with emphasis on power transmission, specific mechanical components, alignment, and tension. Upon completion, students will be able to perform basic troubleshooting, repair and maintenance functions on industrial production equipment.

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3

AUT 139 : Introduction to Robotic Programming

This course provides an introduction robotic programming. Emphasis is placed on but not limited to the following: Safety, motion programming, creating and editing programs, I/O instructions, macros, program and file storage. Upon completion the student will be able to safely perform basic functions in the work cell as well as program a robot to perform simple functions. Also taught as INT 139.

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3

AUT 142 : Industrial Wiring

This course focuses on principles and applications of commercial and industrial wiring. Topics include electrical safety practices, an overview of National Electric Code requirements as applied to commercial and industrial wiring, conduit bending, circuit design, pulling cables, transformers, switch gear, and generation principles. Also taught as ELT 118, INT 158.

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3

AUT 150 : Introduction to Machine Shop I

This course introduces machining operations as they relate to the metalworking industry. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. Also taught as MTT 147.

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3

Corequisites

AUT 151

AUT 151 : Introduction to Machine Shop I Lab

This course provides practical application of the concepts and principles of machining operations learned in AUT 150. Topics include machine shop safety, measuring tools, lathes, saws, milling machines, bench grinders, and layout instruments. Upon completion, students will be able to perform the basic operations of measuring, layout, drilling, sawing, turning, and milling. Also taught as MTT 148.

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3

Corequisites

AUT 150

AUT 155 : Metrology

This course covers the use of precision measuring instruments. Emphasis is placed on the inspection of machine parts and use of a wide variety of measuring instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate correct use of measuring instruments. This course is aligned with NIMS Certification Standards. Also taught as MTT 127.

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3

AUT 186 : Principles of Industrial Maintenance Welding and Metal Cutting Techniques

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals of acetylene cutting and the basics of welding needed for the maintenance and repair of industrial production equipment. Topics include oxy-fuel safety, choice of cutting equipment, proper cutting angles, equipment setup, cutting plate and pipe, hand tools, types of metal welding machines, rod and welding joints, and common welding passes and beads. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to perform metal welding and cutting techniques necessary for repairing and maintaining industrial equipment.

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3

AUT 193 : Special Topics (Electrical/Electronic)

This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to study directly related topics of particular interest which require the application of technical knowledge and technical skills. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills and knowledge with practical experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to solve job-related problems using technical skills and knowledge.

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1

AUT 194 : Special Topics (Electrical/Electronic)

This course is designed to allow students an opportunity to study directly related topics of particular interest which require the application of technical knowledge and technical skills. Emphasis is placed on the application of skills and knowledge with practical experiences. Upon completion, students should be able to solve job-related problems using technical skills and knowledge.

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2

AUT 221 : Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

This course includes the advanced principals of PLC's including hardware, programming, and troubleshooting. Emphasis is placed on developing advanced working programs, and troubleshooting hardware and software communication problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their ability in developing programs and troubleshooting the system. Also taught as ELT 232.

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3

AUT 230 : Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

This course focuses on the concepts and applications of preventive maintenance. Topics include the introduction of alignment equipment, job safety, tool safety, preventive maintenance concepts, procedures, tasks, and predictive maintenance concepts. Upon course completion, students will demonstrate the ability to apply proper preventive maintenance and explain predictive maintenance concepts. Also taught as INT 126.

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3

AUT 234 : Industrial Motor Controls I

This course is a study of the construction, operating characteristics, and installation of different motor control circuits and devices. Emphasis is placed on the control of three phase AC motors. This course covers the use of motor control symbols, magnetic motor starters, running overload protection, pushbutton stations, multiple control stations, two wire control, three wire control, jogging control, sequence control, and ladder diagrams of motor control circuits. Upon completion, students should be able to understand the operation of motor starters, overload protection, interpret ladder diagrams using pushbutton stations and understand complex motor control diagrams. Also taught as ELT 209, INT 113.

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3

AUT 262 : Computer Integrated Manufacturing

This course is a basic introduction to concepts related to the computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) process. Students cover the design requirements associated with such a cell (center), how a center is integrated into the full system, and the technician's role in the process improvement of not only the cell but the full CIM system. Related safety and inspection and process adjustment are also covered.

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3

AUT 291 : Automotive Cooperative Education

This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students' work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator.

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1

AUT 292 : Automotive Cooperative Education

This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students' work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator.

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2

AUT 293 : Automotive Cooperative Education

This course is designed to give students practical, on-the-job experiences in all phases of automotive manufacturing under the supervision of a qualified professional. Grades are based on the successful completion of the work experience as judged by the students' work, supervisor, and faculty coordinator.

hours

3