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This program provides the student with the entry-level skills required to become an automotive technician. The motor vehicle repair industry has taken on a new sophistication. It requires pdfadvanced technical training, strong communication skills, computer literacy, electrical/electronic background, mechanical aptitude, and manual dexterity skills. Students graduating with a certificate may use the certificate as partial fulfillment of the associate degree. The two-year certificate and Associate of Applied Science degree cover the eight major areas of brakes, suspension and steering, manual transmissions, automatic transmission, electrical/electronics, heating and air conditioning, engine repair, and engine performance. Technicians may test and become ASE certified in all eight areas. Graduates may become service managers, service engineers, race team pit crew members, automotive writers, automotive technology instructors, service technicians, parts technicians, shop owners, and many other career opportunities.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY
(Vocational Certificate)
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE NAME
SEMESTER
1
2
3
4
TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
INR3716 Technical Math or higher
     
AMS3128 Engine Performance I
 
 
 
AMS3129 Engine Performance II    
 
AMS3148 Manual Transmissions
 
 
 
AMS3137 Automatic Transmissions
 
 
 
AMS3117 Electrical I
3
     
AMS3118 Electrical II
6
 
 
 
AMS3156 Automotive Engine Repair      
AMS3149 Brakes I      
3
AMS3150 Brakes II      
1
INR3713 Applied Economics  
 
 
AMS3136 Suspension/Steering Systems      
SUMMER SESSION (4 hours)
AMS3182 Heating and Air Conditioning
 
4
   
TOTAL HOURS: 51
12 
13 
12 
14 

Last Revised May 2014

 

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