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Automotive Technology

Degree & Certificate Information

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Student 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)

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.