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Program Overview

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.

Image. Now Registering Spring Classes. Deadline is December 23, 2020. Classes start Janruary 6, 2021.

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.

Program Contacts:

David Weavil

Lead Instructor - Automotive Technology

Degree Curriculum

Fall Semester

ACA-111 College Student Success 1
AUT-116 Engine Repair 3
AUT-116A Engine Repair Lab 1
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-170 Pc Skills for Transportation 2

Spring Semester

AUT-114 Safety and Emissions 2
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT-141A Suspension & Steering Lab 1
AUT-151 Brake Systems 3
AUT-151A Brakes Systems Lab 1
AUT-212 Auto Shop Management 3
ENG-114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
OR
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3

Summer Semester

AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 2
OR
WBL-121 Work-Based Learning II 2
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2

Fall Semester

AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 3
AUT-183 Engine Performance 2 4
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AUT-221A Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 1
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5

Spring Semester

AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity 3
OR
WBL-131 Work-Based Learning III 3
AUT-231 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains 3
AUT-231A Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains Lab 1
PSY-118 Interpersonal Psychology 3
TRN-145 Advanced Transportation Electronics 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 69 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

Fall Semester

AUT-116 Engine Repair 3
AUT-116A Engine Repair Lab 1
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-170 Pc Skills for Transportation 2

Spring Semester

AUT-114 Safety and Emissions 2
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT-141A Suspension & Steering Lab 1
AUT-151 Brake Systems 3
AUT-151A Brakes Systems Lab 1
ENG-101 Applied Communications I 3
OR
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
OR
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3

Summer Semester

AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 2
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2

Fall Semester

AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 3
AUT-183 Engine Performance 2 4
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5

Total credits needed to graduate: 42 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

Fall Semester

AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 3
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5

Spring Semester

AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT-141A Suspension & Steering Lab 1
AUT-151 Brake Systems 3
AUT-151A Brakes Systems Lab 1

Total credits needed to graduate: 18 Hours

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.

Program Costs

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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