Automotive Technology

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Automotive Technology - Diploma

1) 1000 level (minimum) General Education courses required unless specified

Automotive Technology - 64 credit Diploma
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Estimated Costs for this Major

Tuition/Fees:$12,771
Tools:$1,950
Books/Supplies:$1,400
Total:$16,121
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
English/Communications requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) English or Communications course.
2 cr
Math requirement
Choose one 2 credit (or greater) Math course.
2 cr
COMP2515
Computers: Issues and Applications
This course will develop computer concepts and applications for the general computer user. The focus may include such topics as: historical events and current/future trends, PC (personal computer) concepts, file management and storage, the Internet, digital communications, and computer security, ethics, and privacy. The course will examine the computer's role as a productivity tool in society through an understanding of computing systems and proficiency in popular software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation graphics), as well as online learning software. Microsoft Office 2013/Office 365 is required software for those taking this course online. (Prerequisite: None) (3 Credits: 3 lecture/0 lab)

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3 cr
 
10 crs
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
AUTO1105
General Auto Service Theory
This course is designed as a prerequisite for all technical automotive courses. Major emphasis is placed on shop safety, use of service manuals, preventative maintenance, use of automotive tools and equipment. (Prerequisite: None) (1 Credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
AUTO1106
General Auto Service Lab
This course will let the student apply knowledge and skills learned in general automotive service. (Prerequisite: AUTO1105) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1111
Auto Engine Repair Lab
In this course an engine will be disassembled, the parts identified, checked, and measured. The engine will then be reconditioned and assembled. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1201, or instructor permission) (4 Credits: 0 lecture/4 lab)

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4 cr
AUTO1112
Auto Trans/Transaxle Lab
This course is a hands-on lab class in which various trans/transaxles are overhauled, adjusted and tested. Basic overhaul techniques, special tool and gauge usage are taught. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1202, or instructor permission) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
AUTO1113
Drive Train and Axle Lab
This course will develop the students' hands-on skills with emphasis on wheel traction controls. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1203 or instructor approval) (4 Credits: 0 lecture/4 lab)

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4 cr
AUTO1114
Suspension & Steering Lab
This course will develop skills the student will need for diagnosis and replacement and alignment of suspension systems needed in the technology of automotive and light duty truck repair. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1204 or instructor approval) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
AUTO1115
Brake Systems Lab
This course will enhance the students' knowledge in developing skills and procedures learned in Brake Systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106 or instructor approval) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/3 lab)

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3 cr
AUTO1117
Auto Heating & Air Conditioning Lab
In this course the student will perform heating and A/C service and maintenance. The student will perform troubleshooting techniques on heating and A/C systems including automatic temperature control systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1207 or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1118
Auto Engine Performance Lab
In this course the student will identify components related to fuel, ignition, and emission systems. The student will perform routine service and maintenance procedures related to fuel, ignition, and emission systems. Troubleshooting techniques will be developed using various tests and test equipment. This will be used to analyze engine performance problems. The following TASKS are required by NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation) NATEF requires that 95% of P-1's, 80% of P-2's, and 50% of P-3's be completed during the course. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1208 or instructor approval) (3 Credits: 1 lecture/2 lab)

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3 cr
AUTO1126
Auto Electrical/Electronic Lab
This course covers the diagnosis and repair techniques of auto body electrical and electronic systems. It involves electrical/electronic systems such as power windows, power seats, electronic instrument clusters, theft deterrent systems, computer controlled electronics, and passive restraint systems. The following TASKS are required by NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation). NATEF requires that 95% of P-1's, 80% of P-2's, and 50% of P-3's be completed during the course. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1216 or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1138
Advanced Engine Performance Lab
This course utilizes hands on testing of automotive computer systems including sensors and control devices. It will include feedback carburation and fuel injection. Skills will be developed to utilize basic engine mechanical tests that will lead to analyzing engine condition and performance. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1118, AUTO1208, AUTO1228 or instructor approval) (3 Credits: 0 lecture/6 lab)

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3 cr
AUTO1148
Vehicle Driveability
This course develops skills in diagnosing, testing, and correcting problems related to engine performance. A strong emphasis will be placed on computer controlled systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1118, AUTO1138, AUTO1208, AUTO1228 or instructor approval) (1 Credit: 0 lecture/1 lab)

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1 cr
AUTO1201
Auto Engine Repair Theory
This course covers basic engine theory, parts identification of block and cylinder heads, inspection, and measurement of critical wear points. The complete disassembly, rebuilding, and assembly are discussed along with engine removal and installation techniques. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (1 Credit: 1 lecture/0 lab)

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1 cr
AUTO1202
Auto Trans/Transaxle Theory
This course includes the study of torque converters, planetary gears, clutches, bands, and hydraulics. Instruction of computer and electronic shift controls is also emphasized. The class stresses how an automatic transmission operates and its functions in power train application. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 0 lecture/2 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1203
Drive Train and Axle Theory
This course will instruct the student in repair procedures of manual transmission, four wheel drive, all wheel drive, and front/rear differential. Emphasis will be placed on all components needed for engagement and operation of the above detailed. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1204
Suspension & Steering Theory
This course instructs the student in steering component diagnosis and component replacement/adjustment. Emphasis is placed on all components of automotive steering and suspension. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) ( 2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1205
Brake Systems Theory
This course includes principles of hydraulic systems, disc and drum brakes, parking brakes, and power assist units. Emphasis on anti-lock operation, diagnosis, and repair of various types of braking systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instrtuctor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1206
Intro to Electrical & Battery Service
This course teaches basic fundamentals of electricity and electronics. Major emphasis is placed on battery construction, ratings, service, and testing. Materials and information will be presented in a manner which is related directly to the occupation. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1207
Auto Heating & Air Conditioning Theory
This course covers basic heating and A/C theory, A/C safety, A/C environmental concerns, component and control identification. System service, maintenance, vacuum, and electrical circuits are discussed. Troubleshooting techniques of A/C and automotive temperature control systems are also covered. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1208
Engine Performance Theory
This is a study of the theory and principles of operation of basic automotive fuel delivery systems including injection systems and emission control systems. This course also covers basic ignition electrical systems and mechanical conditions related to engine tune up. It involves the theory and understanding of the use of various testing and test instruments to determine engine mechanical condition. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1210
Introduction to DC Electricity
This course covers the general information, theory, and problem solving techniques required for an analysis of DC circuits. Emphasis on the meter measurements, current flow, and voltage division. (Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic math) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1216
Auto Electric/Electronic Systems
This course teaches the principles of operation and theory of auto body electrical systems such as power windows, power seats, electronic instrument clusters, theft deterrent systems, computer controlled electronics, and passive restraint systems. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1206, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1228
Advanced Engine Performance Theory
This course teaches the theory and operating principles of automotive computers, sensors, and control devices. It will include fuel injection theory as well as advanced test equipment and procedures that will lead to developing skills in diagnostics, testing, and correcting problems related to engine performance. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1118, AUTO1208, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
AUTO1236
Starting and Charging Systems
This course teaches basis theory of starting and charging systems. It includes part and component identification as well as testing and troubleshooting systems. Emphasis will be placed on starting and charging circuits.The following TASKS are required by NATEF (National Automotive Technician Education Foundation). NATEF requires that 98% of P-1's 80%, of P-2's, and 50% of P-3's be completed during the course. (Prerequisites: AUTO1105, AUTO1106, AUTO1206, or instructor approval) (2 Credits: 2 lecture/0 lab)

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2 cr
 
54 crs

Total Credit Requirement - 64



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