Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Internal Combustion Engines Theory
Course: AUT101

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Study of construction and operating principles of internal combustion engines and related lubrication, cooling, fuel, and electrical systems

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the historical development of the contemporary internal combustion engine. (I)
2. Describe the construction and specifications of a four stroke automotive engine. (II)
3. Describe the basic design of an engine block and identify its components. (III)
4. Describe the functions of the various components of the cylinder head and valve train of an engine. (IV)
5. Describe the four-stroke cycle within the cylinder, including the functions of pistons, pins, rings, and rods. (V)
6. Describe the functions of the crankshaft and its relation to both the engine and the mechanical systems of the automobile. (VI)
7. Describe the functions of the intake and exhaust manifolds. (VII)
8. Identify the components of the cooling system and describe their functions. (VIII)
9. Identify the components of the lubrication system and their functions. (IX)
10. Identify the mechanical devices in the engine and describe their characteristics. (X)
11. Describe the function of the carburetor or fuel-injection system in preparing the fuel mixture for the engine. (XI)
12. Identify the components of the ignition circuit and describe their functions. (XII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Introduction to automobile
   A. Vehicle design
   B. History
II. Automobile engine operation
   A. Basic construction
   B. Cycles
   C. Classification
   D. Specifications
   E. Practical operation and efficiency
III. Block
   A. Basic design
   B. Manufacturing methods
   C. Miscellaneous components
IV. Cylinderhead and valve train
   A. Combustion chamber
   B. Ports
   C. Coolant passages
   D. Camshaft
   E. Valve train
V. Pistons, rings, pins, and correcting rods
   A. Piston types
   B. Pins
   C. Rings
   D. Rods
VI. Crankshaft and friction bearings
   A. Crankshaft manufacture
   B. Friction bearing manufacture
   C. Bearing service requirements
VII. Manifolds
   A. Intake
B. Exhaust
VIII. Cooling system
   A. Types
   B. Operation of components
IX. Lubrication system
   A. System types
   B. Motor oil
   C. Service requirements
X. Mechanical characteristics
XI. Basic carburetion
XII. Basic ignition
Last MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/1994

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