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

First Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AUT 111 Automotive Engines I - 1st 7.5 weeks 2 3 3
AUT 112 Automotive Engines II - last 7.5 weeks 2 3 3
AUT 114 Cylinder Head Service 2 3 3
AUT 127 Automotive Lubrication
& Cooling Systems
2 3 3
AUT 130 Intro to Auto Mechanics 2 3 3
ENG 131 Tech. Report Writing I 3 0 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1
Total   12 12 16
Second Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AUT 121 Automotive Fuel
3 3 4
AUT 241 Automotive Electricity I 3 3 4
AUT 242 Electricity II 3 3 4
AUT 265 Auto. Braking Systems 2 3 3
Total   11 12 15
Third Semester (Summer)   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AUT 230 Intro to Alternative Fuels 3 0 3
AUT 236 Auto Climate Control 3 3 4
AUT 266 Auto Alignment, Suspension & Steering 3 3 4
Total   9 6 11
Fourth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AUT 122 Auto Fuel Systems II 3 3 4
AUT 136 Auto. Vehicle Inspection 1 2 2
AUT 211 Automotive Systems III 3 3 4
AUT 237 Auto. Accessories 3 0 3
HUM 165 Controversial Issues 3 0 3
Total   12 8 15
Fifth Semester   Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
AUT 178 Auto. Final Drive & Manual Trans. Systems 3 3 4
AUT 212 Automotive Systems IV 3 3 4
AUT 251 Automatic Trans. I 2 6 4
ECO 100 Elementary Economics or approved sub. 3 0 3
Total   11 12 15

Total Minimum Credits for a Diploma in Automotive Analysis and Repair: 72

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.