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ATE 207 - Advanced Engine Performance

Credits: 4
6 Skills Lab Hours

Prerequisites: ATE 245  

This course covers the terminology, theory and operation of the computerized on-board diagnostic (OBD) system found on current vehicles. Students apply their knowledge of ignitions, fuels, emissions and engines to diagnose vehicle drivability-related problems. Students use specific test equipment and procedures to isolate vehicle problems and utilize the chassis dynamometer to complete OBD II monitors and diagnose vehicle faults. The use of hybrid technology to enhance engine performance and economy is covered. Some course sections are manufacturer-specific.

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

  1. Diagnose drivability-related faults using diagnostic equipment.
  2. Document the diagnostic process used to repair drivability-related faults.
  3. Replace failed fuel, emission and ignition components.
  4. Perform specific OBD II fault diagnosis using complaint, cause and correction repair procedure.
  5. Evaluate hybrid/electric vehicle performance, economy and operation.
Listed Topics
  1. Safety in the shop
  2. Engine performance diagnostic procedures
  3. Engine performance diagnostic equipment
  4. Data stream analysis
  5. OBD II monitors
  6. Hybrid vehicle operation
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:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 03/25/2021
Last Reviewed: 3/25/2021

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