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Automotive Technology

Program Description: The Automotive Technology Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Student Learning Outcomes:
•  Students will record diagnostic trouble codes.
•  Students will diagnose the cause of parasitic draw.
•  Student will perform a cylinder cranking compression test.
•  Students will inspect transmission lines and fittings.

Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters.

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Entrance Dates: This program is self-paced. Students are able to be admitted at the beginning of any semester and any day during the semester, contingent on course hours and time remaining in the semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria.  Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A program advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Additional Requirements: Students are required to obtain the necessary tools for the program prior to enrollment.

Program Final Exit Point: Automotive Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 55 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, occupational information, etc., Please Click Here.

  

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Curriculum

Credit Hours

 
1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
 
  ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
  And one of the following (2-3 hours)
    EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
    PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
  And one of the following (3 hours)
    MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
    MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
    MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
 
2. Occupational Courses (47 hours)
  AUTT 1010 Automotive Technology Introduction 2
  AUTT 1030 Automotive Brake Systems 4
  AUTT 1050 Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems 4
  AUTT 1060 Automotive Climate Control Systems 5
  AUTT 2020 Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
  AUTT 2030 Automotive Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles 5
  COMP 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
  Seven (7) Credit hours of Electrical System courses.
    AUTT 1020 Automotive Electrical Systems 7
    AUTT 1021 Automotive Electrical Systems I (4)
    AUTT 1022 Automotive Electrical Systems II (3)
  Seven (7) Credit hours of Engine Performance courses.
    AUTT 1040 Automotive Engine Performance 3
    AUTT 1041 Automotive Engine Performance I (3)
    AUTT 1042 Automotive Engine Performance II (4)
  Six (6) Credit hours of Engine Repair courses.
    AUTT 2010 Automotive Engine Repair 6
    AUTT 2011 Automotive Engine Repair I (3)
    AUTT 2012 Automotive Engine Repair II (3)
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