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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Feb 24, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 136 Engine Performance - Emissions

4 credits
This course focuses on the understanding, repair and service of automotive emission systems and devices utilizing industry standards and techniques.

Prerequisites: AUTO 120 , AUTO 124 , or instructor permission

Corequisites: AUTO 134 , AUTO 135 , and AUTO 138  

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • List emission laws, standards, certification and the waiver process
  • List vehicle emissions and their relationship to each other
  • Use 4 or 5 gas analyzer to measure emission levels and verify proper engine performance
  • List the construction and operation of common types of mechanical and computerized emission devices and apply this knowledge to diagnosis and repair of computerized emission systems
  • Diagnose and repair automotive computer systems
  • Use lab scopes, scanners, and other analyzers to retrieve data stream information
  • Pass the State Automotive Emission Specialist Test.
  • Work with customers, isolate problems, test drive as applicable, write professional work orders, and use flat rate schedules to write estimates
  • Use electronic service information and reference manuals to obtain  pertinent information in diagnosing and repairing automobiles
  • Practice the principles of Technician Repair Law and other consumer protection laws
  • Use testing sequences and apply this knowledge to diagnosing problems and repairing customer vehicles
  • Practice flat rate on vehicles
  • Demonstrate communication and customer relation skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers, and fellow workers