Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3480
First Term: 2015 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 68-71
CIP Code: 47.0604

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


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automotive Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment as automotive technicians (mechanics). Instruction is given in both the theoretical and practical aspects of automotive operation, maintenance and service. Instruction includes directed systems (both conventional and electronic), brakes, air conditioning, automotive electricity, tune-up and emission control, suspension, and steering systems. Modern laboratory facilities, fully equipped with the latest equipment, provide students with excellent opportunities for pre-employment experience.



Required Courses
AUT103AA Automotive Electrical Systems 6
+ AUT104AA Automotive Fuel Systems 3
+ AUT105AA Engine Performance and Diagnosis 3
+ AUT106AC Engine Overhaul and Reconditioning: Heads and Valves 3
AUT107AD Automotive Air Conditioning 4
AUT108AB Front-End Suspension, Steering and Alignment 4
AUT109AC Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUT110AC Automotive Power Trains 4
AUT123AA Automatic Transmissions 4
AUT130 Automotive Quick Service 4
+ AUT240 Hybrid Vehicle Overview 2
+ AUT215AA Automotive and Electrical/Electronic Systems II 4
Credits: 45

Program Competencies
1. Use service/specification/parts manuals in the maintenance and service of vehicles. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT106AC, AUT107AD, AUT108AB, AUT109AC, AUT110AC, AUT123AA, AUT130, AUT215AA)
2. Demonstrate the proper use of test equipment and precision measuring equipment. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT106AC, AUT107AD, AUT108AB, AUT109AC, AUT110AC, AUT123AA, AUT130, AUT215AA)
3. Demonstrate proper and safe use of basic hand tools, cleaning and service equipment. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT105AA, AUT106AC, AUT107AD, AUT108AB, AUT109AC, AUT110AC, AUT123AA, AUT130, AUT215AA, AUT240)
4. Describe devices used to control emissions. (AUT103AA, AUT104AA, AUT130)
5. Diagnose electrical problems in automotive electrical components and circuits. (AUT103AA, AUT215AA, AUT240)
6. Solve electrical problems using Ohm`s Law. (AUT103AA, AUT215AA, AUT240)
7. Describe basic principles of carburetion and trace circuits in selected carburetors. (AUT104AA)
8. Diagnose and overhaul selected carburetors to manufacturer`s specifications. (AUT104AA)
9. Compare carburetor electronic controls to past methods of control. (AUT104AA, AUT130)
10. Explain the importance of maintenance and tune-up in the reduction of emissions. (AUT104AA, AUT130)
11. Interpret automotive oscilloscope patterns and their relationship to engine performance. (AUT105AA)
12. Diagnose and improve engine performance and driveability based upon oscilloscope patterns. (AUT105AA, AUT130, AUT215AA)
13. Diagnose, determine cause, service and overhaul drive train components. (AUT106AC, AUT108AB AUT110AC)
14. Explain the operating principles of refrigeration and perform evacuation, charging, and leak detection, and repair of the automotive air conditioning system. (AUT107AD)
15. Remove/replace/recondition faulty components of suspension, brakes, and steering systems. (AUT108AB, AUT109AC)
16. Perform suspension, steering alignment and wheel balancing procedures. (AUT108AB, AUT109AC)
17. Identify internal and external parts of suspension, brakes, and steering systems and describe their operating principles. (AUT108AB, AUT109AC, AUT215AA)
18. Perform diagnosis and inspection of suspension, brakes, and steering systems. (AUT108AB, AUT109AC, AUT240)
19. Describe operating principles of clutches, standard and automatic transmissions, drive lines, rear axle assemblies and torque converters. (AUT108AB, AUT110AC, AUT123AA)
Governing Board Approval Date: April 24, 2012

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