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Automotive Mechanics & Automotive Services Technology

Automotive Mechanics & Automotive Services Technology

[Greg Hardin; Jerry Palmer]

(Associate of Applied Sciences)

Postsecondary Automotive Mechanics and Service Technology is an instructional program that prepares individuals to engage in the servicing and maintenance of all types of automobiles. Instruction includes the diagnosis of malfunctions and repair of engines, fuel, electrical, cooling, brake systems, and drive train and suspension systems. Instruction is also provided in the adjustment and repair of individual components such as transmissions and fuel systems.

The ability to diagnose the source of the problem quickly and accurately requires good reasoning ability and thorough knowledge of automobiles.

The Automotive Mechanics and Service Technology program provides the graduate with the basic and technical knowledge needed to repair and service automobiles. The graduate learns troubleshooting, computer diagnosis, parts machining, and repair of automobile concepts. The laboratory is designed and operated in a manner similar to that of an actual automotive mechanics business. Students successfully completing program will receive certificates.



Freshman Year

First Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ATT-1811
Introduction Safety & Employ Skill
1

This is a course designed to provide knowledge of classroom and lab policies and procedures. Safety practices and procedures associated with the automotive program and automotive industry.

ATT-2614
Heating & Air Conditioning
4

This course is designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge associated with the maintenance and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of heating and air conditioning system components, and control systems.

ATT-1715
Engine Repair
5

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and rebuilding of automotive-type engines. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and repair of engine components including valve trains, blocks, pistons and connecting rods, crankshafts, and oil pumps.

ATT-2335
Steering & Suspension Systems
5

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the inspection and repair of steering and suspension systems on automobiles. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis of steering system problems and the repair/replacement of steering systems components.

ENG-1113
English Composition I
3

English 1113 prepares the student to think critically and compose texts for academic and professional rhetorical situations.

Second Semester — 19 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ATT-1213
Brakes
3

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the repair and maintenance of brake systems on automobiles. It includes instruction and practice in diagnosis of braking systems problems and the repair of brake systems.

ATT-2325
Auto Transmissions/Transaxles
5

This is a course designed to provide technical skills and knowledge related to the diagnosis and repair of auto- motive-type automatic transmissions and transaxles. It includes instruction and practice in testing and inspecting these devices and in disassembly, repair, and reassembly.

ATT-1315
Manual Drive Trains/Transaxles
5

This course includes the study of cylinder reconditioning, crankshaft renewal, and rod reconditioning.

CSC-1123
Computer Applications I
3

This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications.

AUT-1713
Brake Rotor & Drum Machining
3

This course includes machining of the brake drum and rotor.



Sophomore Year

First Semester — 21 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
AUT-1315
Cylinder Block Service
5

This course includes the study of cylinder reconditioning, crankshaft renewal, and rod reconditioning.

ATT-1123
Basic Electrical Systems
3

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system including lights, instruments, and charging components.

ATT-1133
Adv Elec/Electronic Systems
3

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to all components of the vehicle electrical system including gauges, driver information systems, horn, wiper/wiper systems, and accessories.

ATT-1424
Engine Perfomance I
4

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the maintenance and adjustment of gasoline engines for optimum performance. It includes instruction and practice in the diagnosis and correction of problems associated with poor performance.

SBA-ELECT
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
3

No Description Available

FINE-ELECT
Fine Arts Elective
3

No Description Available

Second Semester — 18 hrs

Course
Title
Hours
Description
ATT-2435
Engine Performance II
5

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the ignition system, fuel, air induction, and exhaust systems. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas.

ATT-2444
Engine Performance III
4

This is a course designed to provide advanced skills and knowledge related to the emissions control systems and engine related service. It includes instruction, diagnosis, and correction of problems associated within these areas.

AUT-1216
Cylinder Head Service
6

This course includes the rebuilding of cylinder heads. Included are valve, guide, and seat reconditioning as well as the resurfacing and assembly of heads. Crack detection and repair are also included in the course.

MAT-ELECT*
Math Elective
3

No Description Available

*Student may select MAT 1313 or SCI-ELECT Science Elective (4 hours).

Total Hours: 76



Notes: All students are required to score 100 percent on a program safety exam prior to the deadline date of a course drop/delete period.


CIP:470604

Program of Study Code: 8470