This degree prepares students with entry-level skills needed by technicians in the automotive industry. Students gain valuable hands-on skills that builds the 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 and task associated with electrical/electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, brakes, steering and suspension, and engine performance will be discussed and performed.
This course is a study of basic electrical systems of a vehicle. It includes basic Ohm's Law, electrical circuits, automotive meters and oscilloscopes, Automotive wiring and wiring repair, schematics, cranking circuits and charging systems.
This course is a study of vehicle suspension and steering systems. Including their effect on handling, efficiency and tire life. As a student, you will successfully execute the alignment process using a computerized vehicle alignment system.
This course is a study of the hydraulic principles of drum, disc, and ABS brake systems. Basic diagnosis and repair of the hydraulic system, power assist systems, drum and disc braking systems, and ABS braking 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.
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 automotive engine design, diagnosis and removal/installation will be discussed, as well as cylinder head and valve train repair, short block repair, lubrication and cooling systems diagnostics. Hands-on engine disassembly, diagnostics and reassembly is included.
This course is designed to promote on the job training skills in automotive technology, by applying skills and knowledge gained from the classes already completed for the ASE Education Foundation master task lists from AUT-048, AUT-051, AUT-050, AUT-080, AUT-053, AUT-052.(Repeatable 3 times).
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 the study of vehicle ignition systems and fuel systems. It will include ignition systems, fuel delivery systems, including throttle body, port fuel-injected, gasoline direct-injection, and high-pressure common rail diesel systems.
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 designed to promote on the job training skills in automotive technology, by applying skills and knowledge gained from the classes already completed for the ASE Education Foundation master task lists from AUT-054, AUT-082, AUT-081, AUT-059. (Repeatable 3 times).
This course is designed to promote on the job training skills in automotive technology, by applying skills and knowledge gained from the classes already completed for the ASE Education Foundation master task lists from AUT-076, AUT-083. (Repeatable 3 times).
* 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