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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Automotive Technology (AAS.AUTO)

This degree prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge necessary for employment in automotive repair maintenance shops as service or parts personnel. The curriculum is Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified and is designed to prepare students for ASE certification. Instruction is provided by ASE certified instructors in a shop equipped with the most up-to-date equipment available. Students entering this program must purchase hand tools and uniforms needed for use in the program. The cost of the required tools can be up to $4,000 depending on brand/source. The required uniforms are approximately $70 and textbooks/lab manuals are approximately $500. A list of required tools can be obtained from counselors or auto instructors. Automotive Service Excellence



Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
AUT-048
Intro to Automotive Technology

AUT-048
Intro to Automotive Technology

This course is a study of chemicals, shop safety and operations, tools and equipment, and careers in automotive technology. Techniques associated with electrical/electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, brakes, steering and suspension, and engine performance will be discussed.

Course Outline

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2.0
AUT-050
Engine Repair

AUT-050
Engine Repair

This course is a study of engine design, diagnosis, removal, cylinder head and valve train repair. Short block repair, lubricating systems, cooling systems will be discussed and hands on reassembly of the engine is included.

Course Outline

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5.0
AUT-051
Electrical Systems I

AUT-051
Electrical Systems I

This course is a study of the principles of electricity and electrical circuit design and diagnosing. Covers battery diagnosis and service. Starting Systems diagnosis and repair will be discussed.

Course Outline

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4.0
ENG-050
Writing for Industry

ENG-050
Writing for Industry

Students will learn strategies for writing essays, instructions manuals, proposals, reports, career documents as well as deliver oral presentations to prepare them for a profession in industry. Students will practice research strategies by using library resources and the Internet.

Course Outline

3.0
TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

TEC-048
Applied Shop Computations

Focuses on basic arithmetic and calculations necessary for solving shop oriented problems involving geometric figures, formulas and algebra. Students draw graphs. A scientific calculator is required, so there is little or no memorization.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

17.0
Second Semester
AUT-052
Engine Performance I

AUT-052
Engine Performance I

This course is a study of computerized engine control system operation and diagnosis. Focusing on computer networks, sensors and ignition systems beginning with and building on basic ignition systems and culminating with computerized unit ignition systems.

Course Outline

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5.0
SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

SPE-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

Course Outline

3.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
2.0
HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

HED-178
Responding to Emergencies

The purpose of the American Red Cross Responding to Emergency course is to provide the citizen responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life.

Course Outline

2.0
AUT-053
Brake Systems

AUT-053
Brake Systems

This course is a study of the hydraulic principles of drum, disc, and ABS brake systems. Diagnosis and repair of power assisted, drum, disc, and antilock brake systems will be discussed.

Course Outline

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4.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Summer Term
AUT-054
Heating and Air Conditioning I

AUT-054
Heating and Air Conditioning I

A study of heating and air conditioning fundamentals as used on current automobiles, trucks and farm equipment. Practical experience will be provided in diagnosis, repair and service of various types of components.


Course Outline

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3.0
AUT-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

AUT-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Designed to promote on the job experience in automotive technology and applying skills & knowledge learned in the program. The employers & supervising instructors work closely with the student in an off campus job site during the summer session.


Course Outline

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3.0

Semester Totals

6.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
AUT-059
Electrical Systems II

AUT-059
Electrical Systems II

This course is a study of diagnosis and repair of the charging and lighting systems. A discussion of accessories, including air bags, gauges, will also be covered.


Course Outline

* +
4.0
AUT-080
Steering and Suspension

AUT-080
Steering and Suspension

This course is a study of steering systems, front and rear suspension systems. It also covers basic wheel alignment, diagnosis and repair culminating in complete four wheel computerized alignment.


Course Outline

* +
4.0
AUT-081
Engine Performance II

AUT-081
Engine Performance II

This course is a study of fuel and exhaust systems, including TBI, PFI, SFI and direct fuel injection. Diseal fuel injection and turbo-chargers will also be discussed.


Course Outline

* +
5.0
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Economics Elective

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Economics Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
Second Semester
AUT-076
Auto Transmissions/Transaxles

AUT-076
Auto Transmissions/Transaxles

This course is a study of automatic transmissions/transaxles maintenance, diagnosis and adjustment. On board and off board hydraulic control operations and repair are discussed.


Course Outline

* +++
5.0
AUT-082
Manual Dr Train and Axles

AUT-082
Manual Dr Train and Axles

This course is the study of the diagnosis and repair of clutches, manual transmissions, transaxles and differentials. CV joints, drive shafts, front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive operations will be discussed.


Course Outline

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5.0
AUT-083
Engine Performance III

AUT-083
Engine Performance III

This course is a study of emission control systems. Individual emission control devices including EGR, PCV, AIR, Particulate Filters, DEF systems, catalytic converters, and spark timing controllers are discussed.


Course Outline

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2.0
AUT-089
ASE Test Review

AUT-089
ASE Test Review

Review of subject material covered by National Institute Automotive Service Excellence Certificate Tests. Assists the technician in psychology of how to take the tests.

Course Outline

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2.0
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Technical Elective

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Technical Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

16.0

Total Program Hours

71.0
Suggested Electives
SFS-101
Strategies for Success

SFS-101
Strategies for Success

Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

Course Outline

2.0
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

No Description Available
2.0
ECO-130
The American Economy

ECO-130
The American Economy

Combines Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and focuses on basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international economic problems.

Course Outline

3.0
ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Econ I (Macro)

Focuses on the nature and method of economics, basic supply and demand analysis, national income accounting, business cycles, inflation and unemployment, fiscal policy, money and banking, and monetary policy.

Course Outline

3.0
IND-044
Fluid Power

IND-044
Fluid Power

Provides the mechanic with the basic concepts of pneumatics and hydraulics. It will concentrate on fluid power components and their purpose.

Course Outline

3.0
MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

MTT-050
Intro to Machining Procedures

A study designed to highlight the theory and application of cutoff machines, drill press, engine lathe, milling machines, and basic benchwork involving layout and hand tools.

Course Outline

3.0
WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

WEL-057
Welding Fundamentals

Course will cover basic welding processes, including: Oxy-Acetylene welding, Arc welding, Cutting and Brazing.

Course Outline

2.5
BUS-142
Introduction to Business

BUS-142
Introduction to Business

Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

Course Outline

3.0
 

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