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Automotive Technology


View Automotive Technology AAS (R): 307
View Automotive Air Conditioning Specialist Certificate (R): 164 
(Deletion: Effective Spring 2006)
View Automotive Electrical Systems Specialist Certificate (R): 162 
View Engine Performance Specialist Certificate (R): 160A
View Powertrain Specialist Certificate (R): 161A 
View Undercar Specialist Certificate (R): 163A         


Automotive Technology AAS (R): 307

The ASE-NATEF Master Certified curriculum prepares students for employment in the automotive service industry as a repair technician. The curriculum also prepares students for seven ASE automobile technician certification exams; ASE A-1, A-4, A-5, A-6, A-8 and L-1. Students are exposed to the following areas of expertise; Undercar (brakes, suspension, steering and alignment), Electrical (engine and chassis/body), Engine Performance (computer controlled fuel injection, ignition and emission control systems), Engine Repair and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning). All automotive (AUTO) classes consist of a lecture section and a lab (shop) section. Some AUTO classes also include a lab discussion section. Successful completion of this program, AUTO 130 and AUTO 220 leads to the award of an A.A.S. degree and the Powertrain Specialist certificate. Successful complete of this program, AUTO 130 and AUTO 220  also prepares students for all ASE automobile technician certification exams. This combination is designed for individuals seeking ASE Master automobile technician status. 

 

First Semester
AUTO 101
Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUTO 140 Suspension and Steering  5
AUTO 161
Automotive Electricity I 4
ENGL 101
Introduction to College Writing* 3
Second Semester
AUTO 150
Brakes 5
AUTO 262 Battery/Starting/Charging 3
AUTO 263 Chassis Circuits 4
English foundation 3
Mathematics foundation 3
Third Semester
AUTO 200
Auto Tech Practicum 1
AUTO 270 Automotive HVAC
4
Fourth Semester
AUTO 111 Engine Repair
4
AUTO 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
CHEM 109/109L Chemistry and Society/Chemistry and Society Laboratory
OR
Natural sciences distribution with lab
4
COMM 112 Business and Professional Speech Communication
OR  
 Speech foundation
3
Fifth Semester  
AUTO 282
Engine Performance II
4
AUTO 283
Engine Performance III
4
 Arts or humanities distribution
3
 Behavioral and social sciences distribution
3
 Health foundation
1
Total Credit Hours 68    
*  ENGL 101, if needed, for ENGL 102/103 or general elective.
Program Outcomes for the Automotive Technology AAS Degree

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify and describe operation of automotive components ans systems.
  • Demonstrate safe and effective use of tools and equipment related to the automotive service and repair industry.
  • Diagnose, service, and repair automotive systems and components.

Automotive Electrical Systems Specialist Certificate (R): 162

Revised: Effective Semester Spring 2006

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry as an electrical systems technician. The curriculum also prepares individuals for the ASE A-6 (Electrical Systems) automobile technician certification exam. Credits may be applied to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree.

First Semester
AUTO 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUTO 161 Automotive Electricity I 4
First semester credits 7
Second Semester
AUTO 262 Battery/Starting/Charging 3
AUTO 263 Chassis Circuits 4
Second semester credits 7
Total credit hours 14
Program Outcomes for the Automotive Electrical Systems Specialist Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain gainful employment in the automotive service and repair (or a related) industry.
  • Complete successfully the following National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automobile technician certification exams: A-6 (Electrical / Electronic Systems).

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid. 


Engine Performance Specialist Certificate (R): 160A

Revised: Effective Semester— Spring 2006
(formerly Automotive Driveability Specialist)

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry as an engine performance and repair technician. The curriculum also prepares individuals for ASE A-1 (Engine Repair), A-8 (Engine Performance), and L-1 (Advanced Engine Performance) automobile technician certification exams. Credits may be applied to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree.

First Semester
AUTO 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUTO 161 Automotive Electricity 4
AUTO 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
First semester credit hours 11
Second Semester
AUTO 111 Engine Repair 4
AUTO 282 Engine Performance II 4
AUTO 283 Engine Performance III 4
Second semester credit hours 12
Total credit hours 23
Program Outcomes for the Engine Performance Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain gainful employment in the automotive service and repair (or a related) industry
  • Complete successfully the following National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automobile technician certification exams: A-1 (Engine Repair), A-8 (Engine Performance), and L-1 (Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist).

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Powertrain Specialist Certificate (R): 161A

Revised: Effective Semester Spring 2006
(formerly Automotive Drive Train Specialist Certificate)

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry as an engine, automatic trans/transaxle, manual trans/transaxle and driveline repair technician. The curriculum also prepares individuals for ASE A-1 (Engine Repair), A-2 (Automatic Trans/Transaxle), and A-3 (Manual Drive Train and Axles) automobile technician certification exams. Credits may be applied to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree.

First Semester
ATUO 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUTO 161 Automotive Electricity I 4
AUTO 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
First semester credit hours 11
Second Semester
AUTO 111 Engine Repair
4
AUTO 220 Automatic Trans/Transaxles
5
AUTO 130 Manual Drive Train and Axles
5
Second semester credit hours 14
Total credit hours 25
Program Outcomes for the Powertrain Specialist Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain gainful employment in the automotive service and repair (or a related) industry.
  • Complete successfully the following National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automobile technician certification exams: A-1 (Engine Repair), A-2 (Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles), and A-3 (Manual Drive Train and Axles).

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Undercar Specialist (R): 163A

Revised: Effective Semester Spring 2006
(formerly Automotive Suspension, Brake and Alignment Specialist)

This certificate curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry as a brake, suspension, steering and alignment technician. The curriculum also prepares individuals for ASE A-4 (Suspension and Steering) and A-5 (Brakes) automobile technician certification exams. Credits may be applied to the Automotive Technology A.A.S. degree.

Program Requirements   
AUTO 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AUTO 140 Suspension and Steering 5
AUTO 150 Brakes 5
AUTO 161 Automotive Electricity I 4
Total credit hours 17
Program Outcomes for the Undercar Specialist Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Obtain gainful employment in the automotive service and repair (or a related) industry.
  • Complete successfully the following National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) automobile technician certification exams: A-4 (Suspension and Steering), and A-5 (Brakes).

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