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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  
Intro to Transportation 2
Electrical 4
Air Conditioning 2
Advanced Heating & Air Conditioning 2
Engine Performance I 2
  General Education Or Related Electives 2
  Credits for Fall - Year 1 14
  Spring - Year 1  
Steering/Suspension/Alignment 4
Brakes 4
Engine Technology & Lab 5
  General Education Or Related Electives 2
  Credits Spring - Year 1 15
  Summer - Year 1  
  Fall - Year 2  
Automatic Transmissions 5
Manual Drive Train & Axles 5
  General Education Or Related Electives 5
  Credits Fall - Year 2 15
  Spring - Year 2  
Engine Performance II 5
Advance Engine Performance III 5
Body Computer Controlled Electrical Systems 5
AUTO 2155 Introduction to Diesel Electronics 4
  General Education Or Related Electives 1
  Credits Spring - Year 2 20


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.

Elective:  AUTO 2190  Summer Internship (after 2nd semester) 4-6 credits

Updated:  si 5/16/17