Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an associate of applied science degree in automotive technology. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 78 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 65 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUTT 1010 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Theory
Study of various suspension and steering systems along with the functions and purpose of related members of the system. Covers front-end and rear-end alignment angles and their effects on the system. Emphasizes hydraulics and components of modern automotive brake systems.
AUTT 1020 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Lab
Involves practical shop experiences, analyzing and correcting various suspension and steering problems, front-end and rear-end alignment and steering systems repair. Includes diagnosis of brake system problems, repair, and service of brake systems using the proper procedures, methods, tools, and equipment.
AUTT 1110 Electrical Systems Theory
Study of basic electricity, automotive circuitry, and wiring diagrams. Complete coverage of batteries, starting, charging, and accessory systems including application, testing, diagnosis, and repair.
AUTT 1120 Electrical Systems Lab
Practical application, analysis and repair of areas and systems covered in the electrical systems theory class, AUTT 1110. Involves use of proper methods, tools, specifications, and equipment.
AUTT 1210 Electrical Tune-Up and Fuel Systems Theory
Covers the ignition systems, standard, transistorized, and the fuel system including tanks, pumps, filters and fuel system designs. The purpose, application, testing, diagnosis, service and repair of the ignition and fuel systems.
AUTT 1220 Electrical Tune-Up and Fuel Systems Lab
Lab experience corresponds to the material covered in AUTT 1210. The proper use of test equipment, procedures, and specification to diagnose, repair, adjust and overhaul components of the engine's ignition and fuel systems.
AUTT 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Automotive Technology program or equivalent required.
AUTT 1310 Automotive Electronics Theory
The study of the complete electronics systems including microprocessors, sensors, and controllers of the computerized ignition and fuel injection systems. Covers the computers, sensors, and controllers, their circuits, application, operation and the testing and diagnosing of these systems.
AUTT 1320 Automotive Electronics Lab
Lab experiences correspond to the material covered in AUTT 1310. Includes the proper use of tools, scanners, and other test equipment to diagnose the computers, sensors and controllers, along with the repair and adjustment of the ignition and fuel injection systems.
AUTT 2010 Clutch, Manual Transmission and Transaxle, Drive Shaft and Differential Theory
Explanation of automotive clutch purposes, design and function along with the working of various modern three, four, and five-speed standard transmissions. Includes discussion of drive shaft assemblies along with differential and front wheel drive types.
AUTT 2020 Clutch, Manual Transmission and Transaxle, Drive Shaft and Differential Lab
Lab work relative to all these systems. Includes use of correct diagnostic, reconditioning and overhaul procedures.
AUTT 2110 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Theory
Fundamentals of hydraulics, planetary gears, holding devices, and their application to automatic transmissions. Includes introduction to the various components and their functions along with rebuilding the power flows of various present-day automatic transmissions. Including four-speed overdrives and front wheel drive systems.
AUTT 2120 Automatic Transmission and Transaxle Lab
Includes complete servicing and adjustment procedures, troubleshooting, diagnosis, repair and overhaul of various present-day automatic transmissions in a live shop. Provides maximum supervision and guidance for completion of this very complex and exacting work.
AUTT 2210 Major Engine Theory
Includes the complete theory and techniques of rebuilding, servicing, and diagnosing of the internal combustion engine and its related parts and systems.
AUTT 2220 Major Engine Lab
Practical application of the techniques of rebuilding and servicing the automotive engine and its related systems using the proper procedures, tools and testing equipment.
AUTT 2310 Automotive Environmental System Theory
Covers principles of evaporation, heat transfer, temperature, and pressure. Study of various systems in regard to circuits, components and their operation in each application. Includes explanation of heating and air conditioning systems as presently used in today's automobiles, including integrated and isolated installation, and their corresponding control systems.
AUTT 2320 Automotive Environmental System Lab
Includes diagnosis, service, repair, installation, and overhaul of live environmental systems. Covers custom, factory, and automatic systems of the popular makes and models used in present-day automobiles.

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
PSYC 1000 Human Relations
Exposure to practical information from psychology for use in everyday human relations and to improve communication skills.

Combination of Oral and Written Communication 3 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ENGL 1050 Career Composition
Development of both oral and written communicative skills essential to career areas. Includes business letters, job applications, and analyzing and writing of technical reports.

Exploratory Studies 1 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
CAPL 1290 Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.

Mathematics 4 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
MATH 1030 Applied Mathematics I
Development of math skills for success in the industry with major emphasis on problem solving through numerical methods. A scientific calculator serves a major means to this end. Topics include numeration and operations, measurement, number representation, and formulas.
MATH 1050 Applied Mathematics II
Continuation of MATH 1030 supporting the methods developed during the first course with continued emphasis on specific applications found in the industries.

Science or Technology 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INFO 1000 Basic Computer Applications
An introduction to basic computer operations using personal computers operating in a Windows environment. Students learn to use the computer to create and edit word processing and spreadsheet documents and use the Internet as a resource for information.

Science or Technology or Exploratory Studies 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.

Social Science 2 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.

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