Auto Mechanic (CRT.AUTO)

This program prepares students with entry-level skills and knowledge necessary for employment in automotive repair maintenance shops as service or parts personnel. The curriculum 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 $300. A list of required tools can be obtained from counselors or auto instructors.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
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
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

+
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

+
4.0

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

Total Program Hours

33.0
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