Automotive Technology
Bachelor of Science

Courses and Course Descriptions

General Education course descriptions may be viewed using the current WSU course catalog.

 

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY COURSES - ATTC
ATTC 3000. Introduction to Automotive Technology (1) Fall Semester and Online
An introduction to the Automotive Technology program. Degree requirements and options, internship preparation, employment opportunities, required professional publications, communication, and other topics. (This course is a prerequisite for most automotive technology courses.) Prerequisite: Proof of completion of an Associate of Applied Science A.A.S. or Associate of Science A.S. degree in automotive service technology or a related degree.
ATTC 3020. Introduction to Safety Management and Hazardous Materials (3) Spring Semester and Online
An overview of the environmental issues related to the use and service of vehicles, with emphasis on air quality topics. Environmental regulations, safe practices, disposal of hazardous substances, such as paints and solvents. Prerequisites: ATTC 3000
ATTC 3260. Advanced Electrical Systems (3) Fall Semester and Online
A study of the advanced electrical systems in today's vehicles. Vehicle communication networks, body control systems, chassis control systems, powertrain control, hybrid control, and battery control systems. Prerequisite/Co requisite: ATTC 3000 and previous automotive electrical training.
ATTC 3280. Advanced Painting and Refinishing (3) Fall Semester
Advanced topics in surface preparation and application of contemporary paints. Matching, blending and complete vehicle refinishing. Inter-Industry Conference On Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) training modules are included. Lab included. Prerequisite/Co requisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 3480. Advanced Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (3) Spring Semester
Advanced topics in frame and unibody repair. Replacement of major panels, measuring and corrective pulling, and occupant safety systems. Inter-Industry Conference On Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) training modules are included. Lab included. Prerequisite ATTC 3280
ATTC 3520. Fleet Management (3) Fall Semester and Online
Study of fleet standards, fixed operations, inventory and personnel management, financial policies and procedures. Includes financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 3620. Automotive Business Practices (3) Spring Semester and Online
Study of independent shop and corporate dealership standards, fixed operations, inventory and personnel management, and industry report systems, financial policies and procedures. Includes financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 3680. Automotive Damage Analysis and Estimating (3) Fall Semester
An overview of vehicle damage analysis, restraint systems, mechanical and electrical systems. Topics also include industry standard terminology, procedures, and estimation software usage. Lab included. Prerequisite: ATTC 3480
ATTC 3760. Advanced Automotive Technologies (3) Fall Semester and Online
A study of current events/trends in the automotive industry, industry standard professional publications, and the latest technologies used by the automotive industry to meet current emissions, fuel economy, and safety regulations. Prerequisite/Co requisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 3880. Cooperative Practicum (3-8) Summer Semester Online Reporting
Supervised work experience with a sponsoring employer, designed to synthesize theory and practice. Full-time, upper division related employment and approval of faculty supervisor required.   Prerequisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 4380. Advanced Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (3) Fall Semester
Advanced topics in safety, welding processes, panel repair and replacement, trim application, water and wind leakage. Inter-Industry Conference On Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) training modules are included. Lab included. Prerequisite: ATTC 3480
ATTC 4560. Advanced Propulsion Systems (3) Fall Semester and Online
A study of advanced propulsion systems including those used on hybrid-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, electric vehicles, and other propulsion technologies. Advanced transmissions/transaxles, wheel motors, drive motors, etc. are included. Prerequisite: ATTC 3760
ATTC SI4720. Capstone Project (2) Spring Semester and Online
The use of sophisticated diagnostic tools and equipment. Emphasis is on diagnosis and the development of analytical thinking as it applies to technical problems. Includes lab. Prerequisite: ATTC 3760
ATTC 4760. Alternate Fuel Systems (3) Spring Semester and Online
A study of alternate fuel systems including bio fuels (ethanol and bio-diesel systems), advanced diesel systems, hybrid-electric vehicles, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) systems, hydrogen fuel cell, and other existing or emerging technologies. Prerequisite: ATTC 4560
ATTC 4780. Insurance Industry Business Practices (3) Spring Semester and Online
An overview of the business practices used by the automotive insurance industry. Included is the use of industry standard software to determine insurance policy coverage, vehicle reparability (current value verses repair costs) and parts availability. Prerequisite: ATTC 3680
ATTC 4830. Directed Readings (1-3)
Individual readings supervised by a faculty member. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor
 
ATTC 4860. Automotive Standards, Laws, and Regulations (3) Spring Semester and Online
A study of automotive industry related Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards, State Regulations, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions regulations, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations. Prerequisite: ATTC 3000
ATTC 5920. Short Courses and Workshops (1-4) Summer Semester
Consult the semester class schedule for the current offerings under this number.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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