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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 and Alignment – 4
AUTO-036 Automotive Brake Systems – 4
AUTO-044 Automotive Engine Repair – 4
AUTO-045 Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles or
AUTO-065 Manual Transmissions and Transaxles – 4
AUTO-078 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles – 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 – 3


Required Courses – 43

Restricted Electives – 3
CMC General Education Requirement – 18
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 64
Advisor: P. Friedt

Automotive Technology Certificate Of Achievement 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

Restricted Electives – choose one (1) course from the following:
AUTO-027, AUTO-045, AUTO-060, AUTO-065 – 4-5
Required Courses – 28
Restricted Electives – 4-5
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS – 32-33
Advisor: P. Friedt

Engine Performance & Driveability Certificate Of Achievement 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
TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS – 20
Advisor: P. Friedt

Air Conditioning and Heating Services and Repair Certificate Of Achievement 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

Transmission Service, Repair and Overhaul Certificate Of Achievement 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

Steering and Suspension Service Certificate Of Achievement 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

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Certificate Of Achievement 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-078 Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles -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 of all
eight general automotive areas of ASE 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 fi ndings, 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, Critical Thinking, and Information Competency)

3. Utilize applicable vehicle service information to locate pertinent procedures and specifications related to the inspection, service,
diagnosis, repair, and adjustment of all automotive systems. (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)

7. Demonstrate computer information literacy for accessing data and documenting service. (Institutional SLOs: Information
Competency)

The Automotive Technology Program curriculum is designed to meet the requirements and standards set forth by the National Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) and to provide the automotive student with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of state of the art automotive systems theory and repair practices. This approach is intended to provide the student with the minimum training necessary to gain an entry-level position within the automotive service and/or repair industry.

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.