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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 conditioning 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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Technical Standards:

Program Contacts:

Sam O'Mary

Lead Instructor - Automotive Technology

Degree Curriculum

To complete the degree, 37 credit hours from Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160) and Diploma (D60160) must be included in A60160.

WBL-110 World of Work 1
ENG-115 Oral Communication 3
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AUT-221A Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 1
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
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 3
AUT-183 Engine Performance 2 4
AUT-213 Automotive Servicing II 2
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1

Humanities Elective – Select one course from the following: HUM 110 or PHI 240

Total credits needed to graduate: 29 Hours

Diploma Curriculum

To complete the diploma, 11 credit hours from Automotive Systems Technology Certificate (C60160) must be included in D60160.

AUT-116 Engine Repair 3
AUT-116A Engine Repair Lab 1
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 2
WBL-111 Work-Based Learning I 1
WBL-112 Work-Based Learning I 2
WBL-121 Work-Based Learning II 1
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2
ENG-110 Freshman Composition 3
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT-141A Suspension & Steering Lab 1
AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 22 Hours

Certificate Curriculum

AUT-151 Brake Systems 3
AUT-151A Brakes Systems Lab 1
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5
TRN-130 Intro to Sustainable Transp. 3

Total credits needed to graduate: 14 Hours

This certificate is offered to high school students through the Career and College Promise (CCP) program (C60160X). CCP Students should complete this certificate over two semesters.

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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