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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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The automotive technician inspects, tests and diagnoses vehicles to determine necessary maintenance and repair. They drive vehicles analyzing specific systems such as: the brakes system, suspension system, and transmission/driveline systems. They also analyze engines for cylinder compression and fuel consumption, while listening for sounds indicative of malfunctions.

The automotive technician uses advanced diagnostic data to perform all maintenance and repairs. Using micrometers, calipers and thickness gauges, the technician can measure a component for excessive wear.  Specific components are often disassembled for further inspection and evaluation; these components include the engine, transmission and differential. See information on required Automotive Tool List.

COURSE # COURSE TITLE CREDITS
  Fall - Year 1  
AUTO 1100
Introduction to Transportation 2
AUTO 1111
Electrical 4
AUTO 1120
Air Conditioning 2
AUTO 1121
Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning 2
AUTO 1145
Engine Performance I 2
  General Education 4
  Credits Fall - Year 1 16
  Spring - Year 1  
AUTO 1126
Steering and Alignment 4
AUTO 1131
Brakes 4
AUTO 1136
Engine Technology & Lab 5
  General Education 4
  Credits Spring - Year 1 17
  Summer - Year 1  
AUTO 2190
Summer Internship (after 2nd semester) 4-6
  Fall - Year 2  
AUTO 2106
Automatic Transmissions 5
AUTO 2112
Manual Drive Train & Axles 5
AUTO 2108 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles 3
  General Education 4
  Credits Fall - Year 2 17
  Spring - Year 2  
AUTO 2121
Engine Performance II 5
AUTO 2122
Advance Engine Performance III 5
AUTO 2145
Body Computer Controlled Electrical Systems 5
  General Education 3
  Credits Spring - Year 2 18
  TOTAL CREDITS 72


Notes: 
General Education (18 credits)
  1. ENGL 1101 (3 credits). NSCI 1100 (3 credits), PSYC 1101 (4 credits).
  2. Humanities Electives, 3 credits from:  Art, Foreign Language, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theater, Western Civilization.
  3. General Electives: 5 credits from: 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