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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
  Jan 23, 2018
Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AUTO 138 Engine Performance - Computer Control

4 credits
This course focuses on the understanding and repair of the Onboard Diagnostic system and automotive computer controls utilizing industry standards, techniques and equipment.

Prerequisites: AUTO 120 , AUTO 124 , or instructor permission

Corequisites: AUTO 134 , AUTO 135 , and AUTO 136 

Quarters Offered: Winter, Summer

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

  • List and describe automotive computer basics, terminology, control module operation, feedback loop technology
  • List manufactures typical computer control network systems
  • List the construction and describe the operation of sensors and actuators, their relationship to modes and strategies
  • Diagnose automotive computer systems
  • Remove and replace computer system components
  • Apply the knowledge of hazardous material laws and processes to their training and future employment
  • Practice proper computer and PROM handling procedures
  • Demonstrate communications and customer relations skills needed to interact professionally with employers, customers, and fellow workers