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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.
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The Automotive Systems Technology curriculum prepares individuals for employment as automotive service technicians. It provides an introduction to automotive careers and increases student awareness of the challenges associated with this fast and ever-changing field.

Classroom and lab experiences integrate technical and academic coursework. Emphasis is placed on theory, servicing and operation of brakes, electrical/electronic systems, engine performance, steering/suspension, automatic transmission/transaxles, engine repair, climate control, and manual drive trains.

Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive service industry.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

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
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
Total: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity 2 3 0 3
AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity Lab 0 3 0 1
AUT-183 Engine Peformance 2 2 6 0 4
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 3
Total: 17
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
Communications 3 0 0 3
Mathematics 3 0 0 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-171 Automotive Climate Control 2 4 0 4
AUT-221 Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 2 3 0 3
AUT-231 Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drive Trains 2 3 0 3
AUT-285 Intro to Alternative Fuels 2 2 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
HET-110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
AUT-212 Auto Shop Management 3 0 0 3
Elective 0-1 0-3 0-20 1-2
Total: 10-11

Total Credit Hours: 69-70

Electives: Choose 1 course from the following
COE-111 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE-112 Co-Op Work Experience I 0 0 20 2
WLD-112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
Mathematics: Choose 3 hours from the following courses
MAT-101* Applied Mathematics I 2 2 0 3
MAT-115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT-120 Geometry and Trigonometry 2 2 0 3
MAT-121 Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3

* For Diploma Only

Automotive Systems Technology Engine Servicing - Career & College Promise C60160ES

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-183 Engine Peformance 2 2 6 0 4
Total: 17

Total Credit Hours: 17

Automotive System Technology - Career and College Promise C60160CP

Courses
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate in Automotive Systems Technology C60160

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
Total: 16

Total Credit Hours: 16

Certificate in Automotive Systems Technology (Diesel) C60160D

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
AUT-183 Engine Peformance 2 2 6 0 4
HET-110 Diesel Engines 3 9 0 6
Total: 18

Total Credit Hours: 18

Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology D60160

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-113 Automotive Servicing I 0 6 0 2
AUT-116 Engine Repair 2 3 0 3
AUT-151 Brake Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-161 Basic Auto Electricity 4 3 0 5
AUT-181 Engine Performance 1 2 3 0 3
Total: 16
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
AUT-141 Suspension & Steering Systems 2 3 0 3
AUT-183 Engine Peformance 2 2 6 0 4
AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity 2 3 0 3
AUT-163 Advanced Automotive Electricity Lab 0 3 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
English 3 0 0 3
Mathematics - - - 3
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36