Automotive Systems Technology

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Automotive Systems Technology

The Automotive Systems Technology program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Semester Fall Semester
ACA 111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 111
 
ENG 110
Writing and Inquiry
or
Freshman Composition
3 0 0 3
MAT 110 Math Measurement 2 2 0 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 0 2
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transp 1 2 0 2
Spring Semester Spring Semester
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 0 2
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys 2 3 0 3
AUT 141A Susp and Steer Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management 3 0 0 3
ENG 114
 
ENG 115
Prof Research and Report
or
Oral Communication
3 0 0 3
Summer Semester Summer Semester
AUT 113 **Auto Servicing I
or
WBL
0 6 0 2
TRN 140 Transp. Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN 140A Transp. Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
Fall Semester Fall Semester
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 2 3 0 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance II 2 6 0 4
AUT 221 Automotive Transmissions 2 3 0 3
AUT 221A Auto Transmissions Lab 0 3 0 1
TRN 120 Basic Transp. Elect. 4 3 0 5
Spring Semester Spring Semester
AUT 163
 
WBL 111
Adv. Auto Electric
or
Work-Based Learning
2 3 0 3
AUT 231 Manual Drive Trains/Axles 2 3 0 3
AUT 231A Manual Drive Trains/Axles Lab 0 3 0 1
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
TRN 145 Adv. Transp. Electronics 2 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 0 3

Also Offered

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective list: HUM 110 or PHI 240.

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
AUT 116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab 0 3 0 1
MAT 110 Math Measurement 2 2 0 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 0 2
TRN 170 PC Skills for Transp 1 2 0 2
Spring Spring
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 0 2
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys 2 3 0 3
AUT 141A Susp and Steer Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
ENG 101
 
ENG 110
 
ENG 111
Applied Communications I
or
Freshman Composition
or
Writing and Inquiry
3 0 0 3
Summer Summer
AUT 113 **Auto Servicing I
or
WBL
0 6 0 2
TRN 140 Transp. Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN 140A Transp. Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
Fall Fall
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 2 3 0 3
AUT 183 Engine Performance II 2 6 0 4
TRN 120 Basic Transp. Elect. 4 3 0 5

Courses

Course Course Name LEC LAB CREDIT
Total Credits Total Credits NA
Fall Fall
AUT 181 Engine Performance I 2 3 0 3
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech 1 2 0 2
TRN 120 Basic Transp. Elect. 4 3 0 5
Spring Spring
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys 2 3 0 3
AUT 141A Susp and Steer Systems Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT 151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 0 3 0 1

Available Courses


CEU Classes

Additional Classes

Learning Outcomes

  • Use safe working practices as defined by OSHA for clothing, eye protection, hand tools, power equipment, ventilation handling, storage and disposal of chemicals.
  • Use precision measuring instruments and industry standard diagnostic equipment to measure and repair vehicles.
  • Diagnose and repair engine emissions and exhaust problems.
  • Identify system concerns and solutions (brake systems, electrical / electronic systems, or heating and air conditioning).
  • Communicate effectively with the employer and the customer to determine repair and service needs.

Estimated Cost

Diploma In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $3,665.25 $12,305.25
Books and Supplies $140.75 $140.75
Total Cost $3,806.00 $12,446.00
Certificate In-State Out-of-State
Tuition and Fees $1,465.50 $4,921.50
Books and Supplies
Total Cost $1,465.50 $4,921.50

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Lead Instructor - Automotive Technology
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