Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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The Automotive and Diesel Technology programs lead to an interesting and challenging career in the repair, service, sales, and supply fields. Three degrees are offered in this program: Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Automotive Technology with a Diesel emphasis. The Automotive Technology Degree has a specific focus on automotive service and repair. The Diesel Technology Degree has a specific focus on the repair and service of heavy duty diesel powered vehicles. The Automotive Technology/Diesel emphasis focus is on light duty diesel powered vehicles. i.e.; automotive diesel and light trucks. Students also have the option to pursue a variety of automotive and diesel certificates. Students also have the option to pursue a Motorsports Certificate. Motorsports courses are offered on a limited basis at this time during the summer semester only.

Students entering this program should exhibit the following qualities: mechanical aptitude, ability to read and follow detailed instructions, enjoy precision work and problem solving.

Students are required to provide appropriate work clothing, safety glasses, and a basic set of hand tools. (See automotive program advisors for specifics)

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

MAT 107

Career Math

3

General Education Electives from approved list

6

 

15

*Elective hours must meet general education requirements. See list of approved general education courses. Students must consult with advisors for selection of elective courses to enhance their employability.

Automotive Technology

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 110

Brakes I

3

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 130

General Engine Diagnosis

2

ASE 132

Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

2

ASE 134

Automotive Emissions

2

ASE 140

Suspension & Steering I

3

ASE 150

Automotive U-joint & Axle Shaft Service

2

ASE 151

Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

2

ASE 152

Differentials & 4WD/AWD Service

2

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Removal & Installation

1

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

ASE 210

Brakes II

3

ASE 221

Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

ASE 233

Fuel Injection & Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 235

Driveability Diagnosis

1

ASE 240

Suspension & Steering II

3

ASE 265

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

5

ASE 250

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

Total Hours for Automotive Technology Degree Emphasis

68

Automotive Technology/Diesel

ASE 110

Brakes I

3

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 132

Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

2

ASE 140

Suspension & Steering I

3

ASE 151

Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

2

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

ASE 210

Brakes II

3

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

ASE 233

Fuel Injection & Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 240

Suspension & Steering II

3

ASE 265

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

5

DPM 100

Introduction to Diesel Mechanics

2

DPM 101

Diesel Shop Orientation

2

DPM 103

Diesel Engines I

4

DPM 106

Fuel Injection

3

DPM 107

Fundamentals of Four-Wheel & Front-Wheel Drive

4

DPM 203

Diesel Engines II

4

DPM 210

Air Induction & Engine Analysis

1

DPM 222

H/D Lighting & Instrumentation

4

Total Hours for Automotive Technology/
Diesel Degree Emphasis

75

Certificates

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Air Conditioning & Heating

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 265

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

5

Total Credit Hours

11

Automotive Brakes

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 110

Brakes I

3

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 210

Brakes II

3

Total Credit Hours

12

Automotive Electricity

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 220

Specialized Electronics Training

2

ASE 221

Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

Total Credit Hours

14

Automotive Parts

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 110

Brakes I

3

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 132

Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

2

ASE 134

Automotive Emissions

2

ASE 140

Suspension & Steering I

3

ASE 150

Automotive U-Joint & Axle Shaft Service

2

ASE 151

Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

2

ASE 152

Differentials & 4WD/AWD Service

2

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Removal & Installation

1

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

ASE 201

Parts Management

1

ASE 210

Brakes II

3

ASE 221

Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

ASE 233

Fuel Injection & Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 240

Suspension & Steering II

3

ASE 265

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

5

Total Credit Hours

50

Automotive Technology

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 110

Brakes I

3

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 132

Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

2

ASE 134

Automotive Emissions

2

ASE 140

Suspension & Steering I

3

ASE 150

Automotive U-joint & Axle Shaft Service

2

ASE 151

Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

2

ASE 152

Differentials & 4WD/AWD Service

2

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Removal & Installation

1

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

ASE 210

Brakes II

3

ASE 220

Specialized Electronics Training

2

ASE 221

Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

ASE 233

Fuel Injection & Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 240

Suspension & Steering II

3

ASE 265

Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology

5

Total Credit Hours

51

Automatic Transmissions

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 250

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service

1

ASE 251

Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Diagnosis & Assemblies

5

Total Credit Hours

12

Engine Performance

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 130

General Engine Diagnosis

2

ASE 132

Ignition System Diagnosis & Repair

2

ASE 134

Automotive Emissions

2

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Removal & Installation

1

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

ASE 220

Specialized Electronics Training

2

ASE 221

Auto/Diesel Body Electrical

4

ASE 231

Auto/Diesel Computers

2

ASE 233

Fuel Injection & Exhaust Systems

4

ASE 235

Driveability Diagnosis

1

Total Credit Hours

31

Gasoline Engine Repair

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 160

Automotive Engine Removal & Installation

1

ASE 161

Engine, Disassembly, Diagnosis & Assembly

5

Total Credit Hours

12

Manual Drivetrain

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 150

Automotive U-joint & Axle Shaft Service

2

ASE 151

Automotive Manual Transmission/Transaxles & Clutches

2

ASE 152

Differentials & 4WD/AWD Service

2

Total Credit Hours

12

Suspension and Steering

ASE 102

Introduction to the Automotive Shop

2

ASE 120

Basic Automotive Electricity

2

ASE 123

Battery, Starting, & Charging

2

ASE 140

Suspension & Steering I

3

ASE 240

Suspension & Steering II

3

Total Credit Hours

12