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ATE 230 - Engine Performance 1

Credits: 3
4 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 122  and ATE 131  

This course provides students with a basic study of various engine control systems and components including ignition, fuel, mechanical and emission control systems. Course emphasis is on understanding the theory of how these systems operate. This course covers on-board II (OBD2) terminology including the proper use of diagnostic tools and equipment. Basic manufacturer diagnostic procedures are practiced. Certain course sections are manufacturer-specific.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe operation of engine control system components.
  2. Implement the complaint, cause and correction procedure following manufacturer-prescribed guidelines.
  3. Diagnose basic engine control concerns in a lab setting.
  4. Define on-board II (OBD2) terminology.
Listed Topics
  1. Manufacturer-specific diagnostic service information
  2. Various engine control system components
  3. On-board II (OBD2) diagnostics
  4. Customer relations
  5. Automotive terminology
  6. Federal Clean Air Act
  7. Tool and equipment operation and safety
Reference Materials
Instructor-approved textbook and materials
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/25/2021

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