Automotive Technology

 

The Automotive Technology program is structured to provide the student with the entry level job skills and knowledge necessary to enter the work market as an automotive technician. Graduates are prepared to maintain, diagnose, and service the vehicles found in the automotive industry. 

 
 
 

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Automotive technology is a course that focuses on automotive repair. In automotive technology you will learn everything “bumper to bumper” including but not limited to – engines, transmissions, brakes, suspensions, exhaust systems, and electrical systems.

An emphasis is placed on computer diagnosis and electronics due to the sophisticated nature of today’s technologies. We have recently integrated service desk training to prepare our graduates for the customer oriented side of the industry. Technical hands on training coupled with classroom theory makes for a great entry level journey into the automotive workplace.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of the Automotive Technology Program will be qualified for entry-level employment opportunities as automotive technicians in any of the nine ASE automotive repair categories.

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EQUIPMENT

Students will use the following equipment: a computerized automotive information system, four- wheel computerized alignment machine, computerized wheel balancer, articulating arm tire machine, brake lathe, exhaust gas analyzer, diagnostic computer scanners, lab scopes, fuel injection test equipment, basic engine testing tools, specialized automatic transmission tools, electronic circuit testing tools and meters, and air conditioning recovery and recharging equipment. 

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Program Outline

Course No.Course TitleCredits
A103Engine Repair & Testing12.50
A104Electrical Systems12.50
A212Heating & AC6.50
A213Heating & AC Lab6.00
A214Auto Drivetrains6.00
A215Auto Drivetrains Lab6.00
A216Auto Chassis6.00
A217Auto Chassis Lab6.00
A303Auto Engine Performance12.50
M102Core Competencies3.00
M201ATechnical Math3.50
R104ABusiness Management3.50
R121Service & Finance3.00
R201BFabrication Basics3.50
R215Computers & Job Search3.00
The order in which the above courses are offered is at the discretion of the school.