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Automotive Technician, Diploma

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The automotive technician inspects, tests and diagnoses vehicles to determine repairs required. Technicians start engines and listen for sounds indicative of malfunctions. They drive vehicles noting performance of parts such as clutch, gears and brakes. They also analyze motor for cylinder compression, fuel consumption, wheel alignment, and steering using a variety of testing devices.

The automotive technician plans work procedures using charts, technical manuals and experience. A variety of lifting devices are used to gain access to the underside of vehicles. Disassembling units, such as engines, transmissions and differentials to inspect parts for wear is also done by a technician. Wear will be measured using micrometers, calipers and thickness gages.

Technicians may repair and replace parts. General auto service of vehicles may also be a part of the automotive technician's duties. See information on required Automotive Tool List.

 Fall - Year 1 
AUTO 1100
Intro to Transportation2
AUTO 1111
AUTO 1120
Air Conditioning2
AUTO 1121
Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning2
AUTO 1145
Engine Performance I2
 General Education Or Related Electives2
 Credits for Fall - Year 114
 Spring - Year 1 
AUTO 1126
AUTO 1131
AUTO 1136
Engine Technology & Lab5
 General Education Or Related Electives2
 Credits Spring - Year 115
 Summer - Year 1 
AUTO 2190
Summer Internship (after 2nd semester)4
 Fall - Year 2 
AUTO 2106
Automatic Transmissions5
AUTO 2112
Manual Drive Train & Axles5
 General Education Or Related Electives5
 Credits Fall - Year 215
 Spring - Year 2 
AUTO 2121
Engine Performance II5
AUTO 2122
Advance Engine Performance III5
AUTO 2145
Body Computer Controlled Electrical Systems5
 General Education Or Related Electives1
 Credits Spring - Year 216


General Education or Related Elective - 10 credits would include the following classes:
Human Relations GSSS 1100, Job Seeking Skills GSCL 1105, Technical Writing GSCM 1120 or the following General Education classes: English, Biology, Chemistry, Math above 1000 level, Physics, Natural Science, Art, Foreign Language, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Western Civilization, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.

Updated:  si 4/13/10