Automotive Systems Technology

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians.  The programs provide an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

Automotive Systems Technology:  A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles.  Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air conditioning systems.

Suggested Schedule for 2014-2015 (Updated Apr 14, 2014)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A60160

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-170 PC Skills for Transportation 1 2 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-231 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains 2 3 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 17
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
Total: 3
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ATT-115 Green Trans Safety and Service 1 2 0 2
ATT-125 Hybrid-Electric Transportation 2 4 0 4
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 2 3 0 3
AUT-281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 15
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HET-110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
AUB-150 Automotive Detailing 1 3 0 2
AUT-114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 0 2
AUT-114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0 2 0 1
TRN-180 Basic Welding for Transportation 1 4 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 3
Total: 17

Total Credit Hours: 70

Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-101* Applied Mathematics I 2 2 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3

* For Diploma Only

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Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology D60160

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
Total: 20
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-170 PC Skills for Transportation 1 2 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-231 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains 2 3 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 17

Total Credit Hours: 37

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Automotive Systems Technology - Basic C60160B

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-170 PC Skills for Transportation 1 2 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-231 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains 2 3 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 14

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Automotive Systems Technology - Alternative Transportation Technology C60160AT

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ATT-115 Green Trans Safety and Service 1 2 0 2
ATT-125 Hybrid-Electric Transportation 2 4 0 4
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 2 3 0 3
AUT-281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 0 3
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
Total: 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

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Certificate in Automotive Systems Technology - Diesel C606160D

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-114 Safety and Emissions 1 2 0 2
AUT-114A Safety and Emissions Lab 0 2 0 1
HET-110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
TRN-180 Basic Welding for Transportation 1 4 0 3
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 12

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Automotive Systems Technology - Mobile Equipment and Repair C60160MR

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
Total: 14

Total Credit Hours: 14

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Automotive Systems Technology - Introduction CCP C60160IN

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

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Automotive Systems Technology - Intermediate CCP C60160IM

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-140 Transportation Climate Control 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
TRN-180 Basic Welding for Transportation 1 4 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
TRN-140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 1 2 0 2
AUT-281 Advanced Engine Performance 2 2 0 3
Total: 18

Total Credit Hours: 18

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Automotive Systems Technology CCP C60160CP

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
TRN-110 Introduction to Transport Technology 1 2 0 2
TRN-120 Basic Transportation Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 13

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