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Automotive Technology Curriculum

Effective June 1, 2013

 

Catalog Number Course Title Credits
First Term    
10-602-107 Auto Service Fundamentals 2
10-602-127 Electrical & Electronic Systems 1 2
10-602-103 Engine Repair 1 2
10-602-104 Brake Systems 3
10-602-105 Introduction to Hybrid Autos 2
10-809-197 Contemporary American Society 3
10-801-195 Written Communications 3
  Total 17
Second Term
10-602-127 Electrical & Electronic Systems 2 3
10-602-196 Climate Control Systems 3
10-602-123 Engine Repair 2 3
10-602-124 Steering & Suspension Systems 3
10-602-125 Hybrid Vehicle Diagnostics 2
10-806-139 Survey of Physics 3
  Total 16
Third Term
10-602-197 Engine Performance 1 3
10-602-128 Electrical & Electronic Systems 3 3
10-602-149 Manual Drive Train and Axles 4
10-809-199 Psychology of Human Relations 3
10-804-107 College Mathematics 3
  Total 16
Fourth Term
10-602-195 Advanced Chassis Systems 2
10-602-109 Auto Transmission/Transaxle 4
10-602-198 Engine Performance 2 4
10-809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory & Application 3
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Communications 3
  Total 66

 

Students must have a grade of "C" or better in any course to progress in courses which require that course as a prerequisite and a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to graduate. A cumulative G.P.A. of a minimum of 2.0 is required for graduation.

 

 

Automotive Technology Courses

10-602-102-00 Electrical and Electronic Systems 1
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems. Learners apply Ohm's Law to basic electrical circuit diagnosis Prerequisite: 10-602-107. Lecture/Clinical. 2 credits.

10-602-103-00 Engine Repair 1
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on in-vehicle repairs, including engine cooling and lubrication systems. Prerequisite: 10-602-107. Lecture/Clinical. 2 credits.

10-602-104-00 Brake Systems
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair vehicle braking systems with an introduction to ABS. Prerequisite: 10-602-107. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-105-00 Introduction to Hybrid Autos
Intended for both the entry level and experienced technician, introduces basic hybrid vehicle safety and maintenance. Upon completion, learners will be able to identify a hybrid vehicle, locate and identify the major components of a hybrid vehicle, and locate, identify, and remove the safety disconnect following manufacturer and industry standards. Lecture/Lab. 2 credits.

10-602-107-00 Auto Service Fundamentals
Focuses on developing skills in professionalism, safety, and the use of basic hand and power tools in accordance with industry standards. Students are introduced to the automotive service industry and learn to use both comprehensive and manufacturer service information to perform basic under-hood and under-car services. Lecture/Clinical. 2 credits.

10-602-109-00 Auto Transmission Transaxle
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmission/transaxles including overhaul procedures. Prerequisite: 10-602-127. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 4 credits.

10-602-123-00 Engine Repair 2
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on out-of-vehicle engine repair, including overhaul procedures. Prerequisite: 10-602-103. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-124-00 Steering and Suspension Systems
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair steering and suspension systems, including wheel alignment procedures. Prerequisite: 10-602-107. Lecture/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-125-00 Hybrid Diagnostics
Students will review and practice principles and functions of hybrid autos and procedures for their maintenance, problem diagnosis, and repair. Function of individual system components is examined. Importance is placed on the safety procedures and processes for the unique hybrid vehicles and equipment. Prerequisite: 10-602-105. Lecture/Lab. 2 credits.

10-602-127-00 Electrical and Electronic Systems 2
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems, including batteries, starting, charging, and lighting systems, and computer control systems. Prerequisite: 10-602-102. Lecture/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-128-00 Electrical and Electronic Systems 3
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems, including driver information, horn, wiper/washer, power accessories, cruise control, air bag, anti-theft, and radio systems. Prerequisites: 10-602-107, 10-602-102, and 10-602-127. Lecture/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-149-00 Manual Drive Train and Axles
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair clutches, manual transmissions/transaxle, differentials, four wheel drive/all-wheel drive, and drive axles. Prerequisite: 10-602-127. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 4 credits.

10-602-195-00 Advanced Chassis Systems
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair antilock brakes, vehicle stability enhancement, and electronic steering and suspension systems. Prerequisites: 10-602-104, 10-602-127, and 10-602-124. Lecture/Clinical. 2 credits.

10-602-196-00 Climate Control Systems
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair climate control systems, including heating, cooling, and air distribution. Upon successful completion of the Mobile Refrigerant Handling unit (ATCP-136), a state certificate will be issued. Prerequisite: 10-602-102. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-602-197-00 Engine Performance 1
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair powertrain control and ignition systems. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures and the problem-solving techniques associated with automotive engine performance and drivability. Prerequisites: 10-602-127 and 10-602-103. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 3 credits.

10-602-198-00 Engine Performance 2
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair fuel and emission control systems. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures and the problem-solving techniques associated with automotive engine performance and drivability. Prerequisite: 10-602-197. Lecture/Lab/Clinical. 4 credits.

10-801-195-00 Written Communication
Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-801-196-00 Oral Interpersonal Communication
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communications, and listening skills through individual presentations, groups activities, and other projects. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-804-107-00 College Mathematics
Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of arithmetic and algebra, geometry and trigonometry, probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurement within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying the Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures, and summarizing and analyzing data. Recommended: pre-algebra or appropriate placement scores. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-806-139-00 Survey of Physics
Emphasizes understanding basic physics concepts through laboratory investigation and applications. Topics include kinematics, dynamics, work, energy, power, temperature, heat, waves, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Lecture/Lab. 3 credits.

10-809-166-00 Intro to Ethics Theory and Application
Provides a basic understanding of the theoretical foundations of ethical thought. Diverse ethical perspectives will be used to analyze and compare relevant issues. Students will critically evaluate individual, social and/or professional standards of behavior, and apply a systematic decision-making process to these situations. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-197-00 Contemporary Amer Society
Explores the American social and political institutions affecting the individual as a citizen, worker, and participant in various social groups. Topics studied will be flexible and responsive to contemporary issues. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-809-199-00 Psychology of Human Relations
Focuses on improving personal and job-related relationships through understanding and applying sound psychological principles. Topics include self-concept, motivation, emotions, stress management, conflict resolution, and human relation processes. Lecture. 3 credits.