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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester