Automotive Technology


2013-2014 academic year

You can earn an automotive technology diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 41 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 37 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.

Required General Education Courses

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 2 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.

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.

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