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Automotive Technology Associates in Science Degree with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title       Units
AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology – 4
AUTO-018 Engine Performance I – 4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I – 4
AUTO-021 Automotive Electrical Systems II – 4
AUTO-029 Engine Performance II – 4
AUTO-035 Automotive Steering, Suspension & Alignment – 4
AUTO-036 Automotive Brake Systems – 4
AUTO-044 Automotive Engine Repair – 4
AUTO-045 Automatic Transmissions & Transaxles or
AUTO-065 Manual Transmissions & Transaxles – 4
AUTO-028 Introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology
or
AUTO-078 Hybrid & Alternative Fuel Vehicles – 3-4
BUMA-010 Introduction to Business – 3

Restricted Electives – choose at least three (3) units from the following:
AUTO-027, AUTO-045 or AUTO-065, AUTO-060, CIS-070A and AUTO-028 or AUTO-078 – 3-5


Required Courses – 42- 3

Restricted Electives – 3-5
CMC General Education Requirement – 18
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 63
Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe the construction features, theory and/or operating principles related
to the eight general automotive areas of ASE certification.* (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency) *Dependent upon
restrictive electives chosen.
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose vehicle component failures, determine the logical cause of the failure through
complete and accurate analysis (either mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss findings, prepare a written estimate of
needed system repairs, estimate the related costs, and perform and verify correct repairs in all eight general automotive areas
of ASE certification.* (Institutional SLOs: Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, and Information Competency) *Dependent
upon restrictive electives chosen.
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate pertinent procedures and specifications related to the inspection, service,
diagnosis, repair, adjustment of all automotive systems, and document the services. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated with common automotive technician hand tools, precision measuring
tools, power equipment, standard automotive laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated with electrical, hydraulic
and mechanical systems. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service, repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and appropriate communication skills when handling customer/co-worker
needs, complaints, questions, and special challenges. (Institutional SLOs – Personal Development, Ethics, Communication Skills)

Certificate Of Achievement in Automotive Technology with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title      Units
AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology – 4
AUTO-018 Engine Performance I – 4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I – 4
AUTO-021 Automotive Electrical Systems II – 4
AUTO-035 Automotive Steering, Suspension and Alignment – 4
AUTO-036 Automotive Brake Systems – 4
AUTO-044 Automotive Engine Repair – 4
AUTO-028 Introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology
or AUTO-078 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles – 3-4

Restricted Electives – choose one (1) course from the following:
AUTO-027, AUTO-045, AUTO-060, AUTO-065 and AUTO-028 or AUTO-078 – 3-5
Required Courses – 31-32
Restricted Electives – 3-5
MINIMUM CERTIFICATE UNITS – 34
Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe the construction features, theory and/or operating principles in six
or more of the eight general automotive areas of ASE certification*. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency) *Dependent
upon restrictive electives chosen.
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose vehicle component failures, determine the logical cause of the failure
through complete and accurate analysis (either mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss findings, prepare a written estimate
of needed system repairs, estimate the related costs, and perform and verify correct repairs in six or more of the eight general
automotive areas of ASE certification*. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information Competency)
*Dependent upon restrictive electives chosen.
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate pertinent procedures and specifications related to the inspection, service,
diagnosis, repair, adjustment of various automotive systems, and document the services. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated with common automotive technician hand tools, precision measuring
tools, power equipment, standard automotive laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated with electrical, hydraulic
and mechanical systems. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service, repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and appropriate communication skills when handling customer/co-worker
needs, complaints, questions, and special challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development, Ethics, Communication)

Certificate Of Achievement in Air Conditioning and Heating Services and Repair with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title       Units
AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology – 4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I – 4
AUTO-044 Automotive Engine Repair – 4
AUTO-060 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning – 4

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS – 16
Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and
describe the construction features, theory and/or
operating principles related to automotive heating and
air conditioning in preparation for ASE A7 certification.
(Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose vehicle
component failures, determine the logical cause of the
failure through complete and accurate analysis (either
mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss findings,
prepare a written estimate of needed system repairs,
estimate the related costs, and perform and verify correct
repairs related to automotive air conditioning and heating
systems. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical
Thinking, and Information Competency)
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate
pertinent procedures and specifications related to the
inspection, service, diagnosis, repair, adjustment of various
automotive air conditioning and heating systems, and
document the services. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated
with common automotive technician hand tools, precision
measuring tools, power equipment, standard automotive
laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated
with electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
(Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal
Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and
appropriate communication skills when handling customer/
co-worker needs, complaints, questions, and special
challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development,
Ethics, Communication)

Certificate Of Achievement in Engine Performance & Driveability with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses: Dept. /No. Title       Units

AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology -4
AUTO-018 Engine Performance I -4 AUTO-020
Automotive Electrical Systems I -4 AUTO-029
Engine Performance II -4
AUTO-045 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles -4
AUTO-028 Introduction to Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technology or AUTO-078 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles – 3-4
MINIMUM CERTIFICATE UNITS – 23

Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe
the construction features, theory and/or operating
principles related to Engine Performance and Drivability
in preparation for ASE A8 certification. (Institutional SLOs:
Information Competency)
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose vehicle
component failures, determine the logical cause of the
failure through complete and accurate analysis (either
mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss findings,
prepare a written estimate of needed system repairs,
estimate the related costs, and perform and verify correct
repairs related to engine performance issues. (Institutional
SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information
Competency)
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate
pertinent procedures and specifications related to the
inspection, service, diagnosis, repair, adjustment of
various components that directly affect automotive engine
performance, and document the services. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated
with common automotive technician hand tools, precision
measuring tools, power equipment, standard automotive
laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated
with electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
(Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal
Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and
appropriate communication skills when handling customer/
co-worker needs, complaints, questions, and special
challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development,
Ethics, Communication)

Certificate Of Achievement in Steering and Suspension Service with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title Units
AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology -4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I -4
AUTO-035 Automotive Steering, Suspension and Alignment -4
AUTO-036 Automotive Brake Systems -4

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS -16
Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe
the construction features, theory and/or operating
principles related to suspension and steering in preparation
for ASE A4 certification. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose
vehicle component failures, determine the logical cause
of the failure through complete and accurate analysis
(either mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss
findings, prepare a written estimate of needed system
repairs, estimate the related costs, and perform and
verify correct repairs related to automotive steering and
suspension issues. (Institutional SLOs: Communication,
Critical Thinking, and Information Competency)
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate
pertinent procedures and specifications related to the
inspection, service, diagnosis, repair, adjustment of
various automotive steering and suspension systems, and
document the services. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated
with common automotive technician hand tools, precision
measuring tools, power equipment, standard automotive
laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated
with electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
(Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal
Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and
appropriate communication skills when handling customer/
co-worker needs, complaints, questions, and special
challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development,
Ethics, Communication)

Certificate Of Achievement in Alternative Fuel Vehicles with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title       Units

AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology- 4
AUTO-018 Engine Performance I – 4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I – 4
AUTO-028 Introduction to Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Technology – 3
AUTO-045 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles – 4
AUTO-078 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles – 4
MINIMUM CERTIFICATE UNITS – 23

Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe
the construction features, theory and/or operating principles
related to hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles in preparation
for ASE L3 certification. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose vehicle
component failures, determine the logical cause of the failure
through complete and accurate analysis (either mechanical
or electrical), evaluate and discuss findings, prepare a written
estimate of needed system repairs, estimate the related
costs, and perform and verify correct repairs related to
hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle concerns. (Institutional
SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Information
Competency)
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate pertinent
procedures and specifications related to the inspection, service,
diagnosis, repair, adjustment of various hybrid and alternative
fuel vehicle systems, and document the services. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated
with common automotive technician hand tools, precision
measuring tools, power equipment, standard automotive
laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated with
electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal
Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and
appropriate communication skills when handling customer/
co-worker needs, complaints, questions, and special
challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development, Ethics,
Communication)

Certificate Of Achievement in Transmission Service, Repair and Overhaul with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept. /No. Title         Units
AUTO-004 Principles of Automotive Technology – 4
AUTO-018 Engine Performance I – 4
AUTO-020 Automotive Electrical Systems I – 4
AUTO-045 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles – 4
AUTO-065 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles – 4

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS – 20
Advisor: P. Friedt


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Identify the components, perform service on, and describe
the construction features, theory and/or operating
principles related to manual and automatic transmissions
in preparation for ASE A2 and A3 certification. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)
2. Use various automotive test equipment: to diagnose
vehicle component failures, determine the logical cause
of the failure through complete and accurate analysis
(either mechanical or electrical), evaluate and discuss
findings, prepare a written estimate of needed system
repairs, estimate the related costs, and perform and verify
correct repairs related to various manual and automatic
transmissions issues. (Institutional SLOs: Communication,
Critical Thinking, and Information Competency)
3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate
pertinent procedures and specifications related to the
inspection, service, diagnosis, repair, adjustment of various
automotive transmission systems, and document the
services. (Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
4. Demonstrate proper use and safety practices associated
with common automotive technician hand tools, precision
measuring tools, power equipment, standard automotive
laboratory equipment, and repair and service associated
with electrical, hydraulic and mechanical systems.
(Institutional SLOs: Information Competency)
5. Work independently and in groups to diagnose, service,
repair, and maintain vehicles. (Institutional SLOs: Personal
Development)
6. Exhibit professionalism, sensitivity, tact, integrity, and
appropriate communication skills when handling customer/
co-worker needs, complaints, questions, and special
challenges. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development,
Ethics, Communication)

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