Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3482
First Term: 2005 Spring      
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 69
CIP Code: 47.0604

Occupational Area: Transportation Distribution and Logistics
Instructional Council: Automotive/Diesel-Heavy Equipment Technology (18)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: 49-2093, 49-2096, 49-3023  


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Performance Technology prepares students to work as automotive mechanics and technicians who diagnose, service, test, and repair complex, computer-controlled automotive electrical systems. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills in reading, math, problem solving, and writing that are necessary to perform automotive diagnosis and service.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester



Required Courses
APT101 Automotive Service Operations 2
APT131 Automotive Manual Power Trains 6
APT141 Alignment, Steering, and Suspension 6
APT151 Automotive Brake Systems 4
APT161 Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems I 4
APT171 Automotive Air conditioning 4
APT181 Engine Performance and Diagnosis I 6
+ APT262 Automotive Electrical and Electronic Systems II 4
+ APT282 Engine Performance and Diagnosis II 6
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I 3
Credits: 45

Program Competencies
1. Explain the functions and practices of an automotive business so as to be an effective employee. (APT101)
2. Practice automotive service techniques that are environmentally sound. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, GTC107, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
3. Work and dress in a professionally safe manner. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, GTC107, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
4. Diagnose, test, service, and repair fuel systems. (APT181, APT282)
5. Diagnose, test, service, and repair emission systems. (APT181, APT282)
6. Diagnose, test, service, and repair steering and suspension systems. (APT141)
7. Diagnose, test, service, and repair brake systems. (APT151)
8. Diagnose, test, service, and repair power trains. (APT131)
9. Diagnose, test, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems and devices. (APT161, APT262)
10. Diagnose, test, service, and repair air conditioning systems. (APT171)
11. Diagnose, test, service, and repair ignition systems. (APT181, APT282)
12. Diagnose, test, service, and repair engine mechanical malfunctions. (APT181, APT282)
13. Organize procedures necessary for completing all tasks related to diagnosis, testing, service, and repair of automotive systems. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, GTC107, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
14. Solve problems in completing laboratory tasks. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, GTC107, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
15. Explain the theory of how automotive components and devices function. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, GTC107, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
16. Describe and practice safe work habits. (APT101, APT131, APT141, APT151, APT161, APT171, APT181, APT262, APT282, AUT270++, AUT282++, AUT296++, AUT298++)
17. Solve algebraic, trigonometric, and geometric problems in typical automotive shop applications. (GTC107)
Last Updated: 2-22-05

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