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CIP Code - 470604

Mission

The mission of the Technical Diploma in Automotive Technology is to offer training and practical experience to qualified applicants interested in preparing for careers in the field of Automotive Technology, and to provide entry level technicians for the automotive industry.

Program Description

To provide specialized classroom instruction and practical shop experience to prepare individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles at the entry level. To prepare individuals to select, safety use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment. Instructions in the diagnostics of malfunctions and the repair of engines; fuel, electrical, cooling, HVAC system, and brake systems; drive train and suspension.

In this program, there are a variety exit points that you may choose to take. They are:

 Technical Diploma in Automotive Technology
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Automotive Technology: Electrical Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Automotive Technology: Engine Performance Technician
 Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS) Automotive Technology: Power Train Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Engine Performance Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Heating & Air Conditioning Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Electrical Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Brake Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Steering & Suspension Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Manual Drive Train Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Auto Transmission & Transaxle Technician
 Technical Competency Area (TCA) Automotive Technology: Engine Repair Technician

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:
Describe the theory of basic automotive systems.
Engage in servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles.
Select, safely use, and maintain hand and power tools, jacks, and hoisting equipment.
Diagnose malfunctions and repair engines; transmissions; drive trains; fuel systems; emission systems; electrical, air-conditioning, and brake systems.
Demonstrate safe, efficient work practices, and basic occupational and employability skills.

Gainful Employment

Degree Requirements

 

Course

Course Title

Lec Hrs

Lab Hrs

Tot Cr Hrs

Clock Hrs

ORNT1000

FRESHMAN SEMINAR

1

0

1

15

AUTO1100

GENERAL ENGINE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

2

2

60

AUTO1110

CYLINDER HEAD AND VALVE TRAIN DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1120

ENGINE BLOCK ASSEMBLY DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1130

LUBRICATION AND COOLING SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

TCA – Engine Repair Technician

6

165

AUTO1200

GENERAL TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSIS

0

1

1

30

AUTO1210

TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE MAINTENANCE

0

1

1

30

AUTO1220

IN VEHICLE REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1230

OFF-VEHICLE TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE REPAIR I

0

1

1

30

AUTO1240

OFF-VEHICLE TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE REPAIR II

0

1

1

30

 

TCA – Automatic Transmission & Transaxle Technician

 

 

5

150

AUTO1300

DRIVE TRAIN AND CLUTCH DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1310

TRANSMISSION AND TRANSAXLE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1320

DRIVE AND HALF SHAFT AND UNIVERSAL JOINT REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1330

DRIVE AXLE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1340

FOUR AND ALL-WHEEL DRIVE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

TCA – Manual Drive Train Technician

5

150

AUTO1400

GENERAL STEERING AND SUSPENSION DIAGNOSIS

0

1

1

30

AUTO1410

STEERING SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1420

SUSPENSION SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1430

WHEEL ALIGNMENT DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1440

WHEEL AND TIRE DIAGNOSIS AND RPAIR

0

1

1

30

 

TCA – Steering & Suspension Technician

 

 

5

150

AUTO1500

HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1510

DRUM BRAKE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1520

DISC BRAKE DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1530

POWER ASSIST DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1540

ANTILOCK AND TRACTION CONTROL DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

 

TCA – Brake Technician

 

 

5

150

AUTO1600

GENERAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS

0

2

2

60

AUTO1610

BATTERY DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1620

STARTING SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

2

2

60

AUTO1630

CHARGING SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

2

2

60

AUTO1640

LIGHTING SYSTEMS, GAUGES, WARNING DEVICES, AND DRIVER INFORMATION DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1650

HORN AND WIPER/WASHER DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1660

ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

 

TCA – Electrical Technician

 

 

10

300

AUTO1700

HVAC SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1710

REFRIGERATION SYSTEM COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1720

HEATING AND VENTILATION SYSTEM COMPONENT DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

1

1

30

AUTO1730

OPERATING SYSTEMS AND RELATED CONTROLS

0

1

1

30

AUTO1740

REFRIGERANT RECOVER, RECYCLING, AND HANDLING

0

1

1

30

 

TCA – Heating and Air Conditioning Technician

 

 

5

150

AUTO1800

GENERAL ENGINE DIAGNOSIS

0

3

3

90

AUTO1810

COMPUTERIZED ENGINE CONTROLS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

3

3

90

AUTO1820

IGNITION SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

2

2

60

AUTO1830

FUEL, AIR INDUCTION, AND EXHAUST SYSTEMS

0

2

2

60

AUTO1840

EMISSIONS SYSTEMS DIAGNOSIS AND REPAIR

0

3

3

90

AUTO1850

ENGINE RELATED SERVICES

0

2

2

60

 

TCA – Engine Performance Technician

 

 

15

450

JOBS2450

JOB SEEKING SKILLS

2

0

2

30

CPTR1000

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTERS

1

1

2

45

 

TD – Automotive Technician

 

 

60

1740

 

General Electives

 

 

 

 

AUTO1150

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP I

0

4

4

180

AUTO1250

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP II

0

4

4

180

AUTO1350

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP III

0

2

2

90

AUTO1450

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP IV

0

5

5

240

AUTO1550

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP V

0

5

5

240

AUTO1670

AUTOMOTIVE INTERNSHIP VI

0

4

4

180

CSRV1000

CUSTOMER SERVICE

3

0

3

45

CSRV2000

CUSTOMER SERVICE & SALES

3

0

3

45

ENTP1000

FOUNDATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

0

3

45

 

With approval from the Division Chair, the following courses may be substituted for any of the above requirements.

 

 

 

 

AUTO2991

SPECIAL PROJECTS I

0

1

1

30

AUTO2993

SPECIAL PROJECTS II

0

2

2

60

AUTO2995

SPECIAL PROJECTS III

0

3

3

45

AUTO2996

SPECIAL PROJECTS IV

3

0

3

45

AUTO2998

SPECIAL PROJECTS V

1

0

1

15

AUTO2997

PRACTICUM

0

3

3

135

AUTO2999

COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

0

3

3

135

 

Following are additional CTS exit points:

 

 

 

 

 

Complete TCA – Electrical Technician and any 3 of the following TCAs

 

 

10

300

 

TCA – Engine Repair Technician

 

 

6

165

 

TCA - Automatic Transmission & Transaxle Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Manual Drive Train Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Steering & Suspension Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Brake Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA - Heating & Air Conditioning Technician

 

 

5

150

 

CTS – Electrical Technician

 

 

 

 

 

Complete the following TCAs

 

 

 

 

 

TCA – Electrical Technician

 

 

10

300

 

TCA – Engine Performance Technician

 

 

15

450

 

CTS – Engine Performance Technician

 

 

25

750

 

Complete five of the following TCAs

 

 

 

 

 

TCA – Engine Repair Technician

 

 

6

165

 

TCA – Automatic Transmission & Transaxle Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Manual Drive Train Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Steering & Suspension Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Brake Technician

 

 

5

150

 

TCA – Heating & Air Conditioning Technician

 

 

5

150

 

CTS – Power Train Technician