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Automotive Technology (AAS.AUTO)

This degree prepares students with entry-level skills needed by technicians in the automotive industry. Students gain valuable hands on skills that builds confidence and knowledge needed to be successful. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Instruction is provided by ASE certified instructors in a shop/lab that is equipped with modern equipment. Lab manual expense is approximately $400. A list of recommended tools can be obtained from counselors or automotive instructors.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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
GEN
APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

APT-041
Applied Mathematics I

Fundamentals of basic arithmetic, calculator usage, simple equations, word problems, algebra, right triangles, charts and graphs.

Course Outline

OR
GEN
MAT-130
College Algebra

MAT-130
College Algebra

Review of the real number system, radicals, equations, and exponents, relations and functions, logarithms, complex numbers, polynomials, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required. A graphing calculator is required. Ask instructor for calculator recommendation.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
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.

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4.0
CORE
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.

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5.0
CORE
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.


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4.0

Semester Totals

18.0
Second Semester
GEN
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Social Science Elective

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Social Science Elective

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3.0
CORE
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.

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4.0
CORE
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.

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5.0
GEN
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.

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GEN
ENG-098
Communications I

ENG-098
Communications I

Students will learn the principles of communications by listening, speaking, and writing. Emphasis is placed on communication skills related to the demands of the student's career area.

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GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Summer Term
CORE
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.


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3.0
CORE
AUT-075
Supervised Occupational Experience

AUT-075
Supervised Occupational Experience

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.


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3.0

Semester Totals

6.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
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.


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4.0
CORE
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.


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5.0
GEN
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.

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GEN
ECO-231
Principles of Economics I (Macro)

ECO-231
Principles of Economics 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.

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GEN
ECO-232
Principles of Economics II (Micro)

ECO-232
Principles of Economics II (Micro)

Focuses on free enterprise and the economic functions of government, advanced supply and demand analysis, pricing in competitive/non-competitive markets, and pricing in resource markets.


Course Outline

3.0
ELE
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-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.


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OR
ELE
COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

COM-200
Interpersonal Communication

Principles and practices of oral communication emphasizing message formation and delivery, listening, perception, awareness of verbal and non-verbal codes, and managing conflict.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
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.


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5.0
CORE
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.


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5.0
CORE
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

Semester Totals

12.0

Total Program Hours

66.0
 
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