Students will learn the theory of repair & perform projects in the areas of automotive powertrain, including engines, transmissions, final drive systems, fuel & electrical systems, suspension repair & alignment, climate control systems, & computerized engine control diagnostics & repair. Students work in a well-equipped 10-bay shop with industry-standard equipment, including vehicle lifts, wheel alignment machines, powertrain hoists & jacks, parts & assembly cleaning equipment, electrical theory simulators & testing equipment, air conditioning refrigerant machines, computer controlled diagnostic testing & repair equipment for all types of electrical, safety & fuel control systems.
The program is accredited by the National Automotive Training Education Foundation (NATEF) at the Master Level. Admission Requirement s: Students should have an interest in automobiles and a good mechanical aptitude to be successful.
Applicants should also be aware of the following:
- A basic automotive tool kit is required. Instructor will provide a tool list. Estimated cost: $300-600.
- Books and online access cost an estimated $500.
- A clean, valid driver’s license is normally required for careers in the automotive repair industry.
Minimum credits: 72
Length: 5 semesters
- Automotive Technician: $37,900- 40,000 Job growth: 5-8% from 2014-2024
- Automotive Machinist: $43,600 Job growth: 10%
- Farm Equipment Mechanic & Service Tech: $37,050 Job growth: 2.5%
- Parts salesperson: $30,500 Job growth: 7%
- *Median salaries & job growth nationwide as of 2015. BLS.gov
Division: Workforce Services
- Use an automotive scan tool and a multi-meter to retrieve information and diagnose a modern automobile.
- Work in teams to complete disassembly & reassembly of an automatic transmission.
- Use precision measurement tools such as an outside micrometer & a torque wrench.
- Complete a four-wheel brake job on a modern auto.
- Successfully complete a Shop Safety Course.
|Lecture Hours||Lab Hours||Hours in Class||Credits|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
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.