Course Number and Title: AUT 208 Automatic Transmissions
This course introduces various automatic transmissions and transaxles and related components, including their operations and service and repair procedures. Laboratory activities include hands-on exercises on transmissions and transaxles as well as related systems and components.
Hand tools, power tools, and safety glasses
- Demonstrate general safety using specialized tools. (CCC 2, 3, 4; PGC 1, 2, 4, 5)
- Identify transmission and transaxle design and function. (CCC 1, 5; PGC 1, 2)
- Disassemble and assemble the transmission and transaxle. (CCC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Remove and install the transmission and transaxle. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 4, 5)
- Adhere to simulated shop procedures. (CCC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6; PGC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.
Upon completion of this course, the student will:
- Demonstrate general safety using specialized tools.
- Properly use special tools for measuring, disassembly, and assembly of automatic transmissions and transaxle during service and repair.
- Identify transmission and transaxle design and function.
- Identify the various automatic transmissions and transaxle types, and describe their operations.
- Identify the various internal transmissions and transaxle components, and describe their functions.
- Perform measurements on various automatic transmissions and transaxle components to determine proper wear limits and the need for service.
- Identify and describe the use of the various fasteners, gaskets, and sealants used in various manufacturer vehicles.
- Identify appropriate information sources (electronic and/or printed) to perform automatic transmission and transaxle repair.
- Disassemble and assemble the transmission and transaxle.
- Following manufacturer’s procedures disassemble automatic transmissions and transaxles to their basic components.
- Inspect and measure automatic transmission and transaxle components for wear and failure.
- Perform all necessary reconditioning operations.
- Reassemble transmission and transaxle using manufacturer’s specifications.
- Remove and install the transmission and transaxle.
- Using proper lifting devices and procedures, remove transmission from vehicle.
- Using proper lifting devices and procedures, install transmission into the vehicle.
- Using manufacturer-supplied information, prepare transmission for proper operation.
- Adhere to simulated shop procedures.
- Follow simulated shop rules for proper attire, including eye protection.
- Exhibit punctuality in a simulated shop lab.
- Check out, maintain, and return tools to simulate real shop practices.
- Perform the strategy-based diagnostic procedure to 100% proficiency.
- Work cooperatively in assigned teams as in a real shop atmosphere.
- Use the time clock to show time management skills as needed in a real shop.
- Follow simulated shop rules and procedures for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, material safety data sheet (MSDS), and material handling.
Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:
Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.
Calculated using the following weighted average
Percentage of final grade
Summative Assessments - (4-6) Tests (equally weighted)
Summative Assessments - (4-8) Quizzes (equally weighted)
Summative Assessment – (Hands On) Laboratory Final Exam
Formative Assessments – (Minimum 8) Repair Orders, Work Books, Worksheets (equally weighted)
- Apply clear and effective communication skills.
- Use critical thinking to solve problems.
- Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
- Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
- Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
- Use appropriate automotive diagnostic and service equipment, hand tools, and precision measuring devices to determine and perform the proper repair as necessary.
- Interpret automotive electronic service information, service manuals, and diagnostic charts.
- Document service repair procedures that accurately reference the 3Cs:
- Customer complaint verification
- Correct the problem
- Complete the repair
- Employ proper automotive industry service facility safety practices.
- Practice professional conduct as required in the automotive industry.
The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.