Automotive Analysis & Repair

Award: Diploma

Length: A full-time student may complete this program in two years.

Purpose: The Automotive Analysis and Repair curriculum is designed to train persons for employment in the many occupations available in servicing motor transportation vehicles.

Occupational Objectives: The following occupational titles represent examples of possible

Employment Opportunities:

  • Automotive Technician
  • Auto Parts Counter Clerk
  • Diagnostician
  • Automotive Machinist
  • Service Manager
  • Automotive Dealer
  • Service Representative

Admission Requirements: Entry into this curriculum may be attained by meeting the general admission requirements established for the College. If you meet the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your academic background and your strengths and weaknesses as revealed by an appropriate placement test. You may correct any deficiencies in academic preparation in the College’s Developmental Studies program.

Program Description: The Automotive Analysis and Repair program includes theoretical and practical experiences in engine overhaul, engine tune up, emission control servicing, automatic transmission servicing, power train servicing, front-end alignment, computerized fuel systems, electrical system diagnosis, and maintenance. Diagnosis of problems with the ability to correct the specific problem located is emphasized. The program contains general education courses to assist you in social and business communications and to prepare you to meet the obligations of a citizen in the American democratic society.

Program Requirements: To receive a Diploma in Automotive Analysis and Repair, you must complete a minimum of 80 credits with a grade point average of 2.00 or better. The credits are distributed according to the following outline. This outline represents a typical order of courses taken by full-time day students. Part-time students may take courses in any desired sequence, except for hyphenated courses or others requiring prerequisites.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to use an automotive scan tool and a multi-meter to retrieve information and diagnose a modern automobile.
  2. Students will work in teams to complete the disassembly and reassembly of an automatic transmission.
  3. Students will demonstrate the use of precision measurement tools such an outside micrometer and a torque wrench.
  4. Students will complete a four wheel brake job on a modern automobile.
  5. Students will successfully complete a Shop Safety Course.

Course Sequence

  Lecture Hours Lab Hours Hours in Class Credits
First semester        
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I 2 3 5 3
AUT 112 Automotive Engines II 2 3 5 3
AUT 127 Auto Lubrication & Cooling Systems 2 3 5 3
AUT 130 Intro to Auto Mechanics 2 3 5 3
ENG 131 Technical Report Writing I 3 0 3 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 1
Total 12 12 24 16
Second semester        
AUT 121 Automotive Fuel Systems 3 3 6 4
AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 3 3 6 4
AUT 242 Automotive Electricity II 3 3 6 4
AUT 265 Automotive Braking Systems 2 3 5 3
Total 11 12 23 15
Third Semester        
AUT 230 Intro to Alternative Fuels 3 0 3 3
AUT 236 Auto Climate Control 3 3 6 4
AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension & Steering 3 3 6 4
Total 9 6 15 11
Fourth Semester        
AUT 122 Auto Fuel Systems II 3 3 6 4
AUT 136 Auto Vehicle Inspection 1 2 3 2
AUT 211 Automotive Systems III 3 3 6 4
AUT 237 Automotive Accessories 2 0 2 2
HUM 165 Controversial Issues 3 0 3 3
Total 13 8 21 15
Fifth Semester        
AUT 178 Automotive Final Drive and Manual Transmission Systems 3 3 6 4
AUT 212 Automotive Systems IV 3 3 6 4
AUT 251 Automatic Transmissions I 2 6 8 4
ECO 100 Elementary Economics 3 0 3 3
Total 11 12 23 15

Note: SDV 100 - College Success Skills is required for graduation and should be taken during the first semester the student is enrolled in the curriculum.