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Automotive

Three of our high school automotive students display an engine they rebuilt in class.

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 Click here to see a video of these students demonstrating this engine!

Automotive I: Basic Automotive Maintenance

Designed for all students, Offers students instruction in the basics of automotive systems operation, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and repair, along with terminology, proper use of tools and procedures, and safety in the automotive shop.  Students would be taught how to correctly change a tire with factory and non-factory equipment. Students will learn to correctly install tire chains and winterize a vehicle.

This course corresponds to Western Wyoming college course AUTO 1580; eligible for concurrent credit.

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Automotive II: Engine Fundamentals

Students who have successfully completed Automotive I can take part in Automotive II. This course Introduces students to the fundamentals, components and operation of internal combustion engines. Both gasoline and diesel engines will be explored and comparisons and differences between the operations of the two will be studied. High speed and low speed compression ignition and spark ignition engines will be discussed and demonstrated.

This course corresponds to Western Wyoming College course AUTO 1700; eligible for concurrent credit.

Automotive III: Automotive Elecrical Systems I

Designed for students who have completed Automotive II, this course focuses on the fundamentals of AC-DC charging systems and cranking motors including operation, testing, servicing and troubleshooting. 

This course corresponds to Western Wyoming College courses AUTO 1765. This course will be requirement for future classes which will be more in depth in electronics.

Automotive Drivetrain:

In this course you will be able to explore the interworking of a standard rear end. The most common drivetrain components i.e. transfer case, locking and open rear differentials, front locking differentials. We will explore aftermarket locking differentials components assemblies. We will also explorer various types of four wheel drive systems.