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View Automotive Technology A.A.S. (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 A.A.S. (R): 307

Revised: Effective Semester— Summer 2007

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 (AT) classes consist of a lecture section and a lab (shop) section. Some AT classes also include a lab discussion section. Successful completion of this program, AT 220 and AT 230 leads to the award of an A.A.S. degree and the Powertrain Specialist certificate. Successful complete of this program, AT 220 and AT 230 also prepares students for all ASE automobile technician certification exams. This combination is designed for individuals seeking ASE Master automobile technician status.

 

 

General Education Requirements
Foundation Courses    
  English foundation 3
  Health foundation 1
  Mathematics foundation  3
  Speech foundation 3
Distribution Courses    
  Arts or humanities distribution 3
  Behavioral and social sciences distribution 3
CH 109 A/B Chemistry and Society /Lab  

OR

   
  Natural sciences distribution with lab   4
Program Requirements
AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AT 111 Engine Repair 3
AT 140 Suspension and Steering 5
AT 150 Brakes 5
AT 161 Automatic Electricity I 4
AT 162 Battery/starting/Charging 3
AT 163 Chassis Circuits 4
AT 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
AT 200 Auto Tech Practicum 1
AT 270 Automotive HVAC 4
AT 282 Engine Performance II 4
AT 283 Engine Performance III 4
EN 101 Introduction to College Writing* 3
Total credit hours   68
*  EN 101, if needed, for EN 102/109 or general elective.
Program Outcomes for the Automotive Technology A.A.S. Degree

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-4 (Suspension and Steering), A-5 (Brakes), A-6 (Electrical / Electronic Systems), A-7 (Heating and Air Conditioning), A-8 (Engine Performance), and L-1 (Automobile Advanced Engine Performance Specialist)

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
AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AT 161 Automotive Electricity I 4
First semester credits 7
Second Semester
AT 162 Battery/Starting/Charging 3
AT 163 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
AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AT 161 Automotive Electricity 4
AT 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
First semester credit hours 11
Second Semester
AT 111 Engine Repair 4
AT 282 Engine Performance II 4
AT 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
AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AT 161 Automotive Electricity I 4
AT 180 Basic Engine Performance 4
First semester credit hours 11
Second Semester
AT 111 Engine Repair
4
AT 220 Automatic Trans/Transaxles
5
AT 230 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.

AT 101 Introduction to Automotive Technology 3
AT 140 Suspension and Steering 5
AT 150 Brakes 5
AT 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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