Automotive Systems Technology - A60160

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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Course Requirements

General Education
COM 110 Intro. to Communication
COM 231 Public Speaking
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
HUM/FA Humanities/Fine Arts Core Elective
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra
SOC/BEH Social/Behav. Sci. Core Elective

Technical Core Courses
TRN 110 Intro to Transport Tech
TRN 120 Basic Transp Electricity
TRN 145 Adv Transp Electronics

Program Major Courses
AUT 141 Suspension and Steering Sys
AUT 151 Brake Systems
AUT 181 Engine Performance I

Other Major Courses
AUT 116 Engine Repair
AUT 141A Suspension and Steering Lab
AUT 151A Brakes Systems Lab
AUT 163 Adv Auto Electricity
AUT 183 Engine Performance II
AUT 212 Auto Shop Management
AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles
AUT 281 Advanced Engine Performance
TRN 140 Transp Climate Control
TRN 140A Transp Climate Cont Lab

Other Required Courses
ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
CIS 110 Intro to Computers

Elective (Choose 6 hours from the list below)
AUT 113 Auto Servicing I
WBL 112 Work Based Learning I
AUT 114 Safety and Emissions
AUT 114A Safety and Emissions Lab
AUT 213 Auto Servicing II
WBL 122 Work Based Learning II
AUT 163A Adv Auto Electricity Lab
AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab
AUT 231 Manual Trans/Axles/Drtrains
AUT 284 Emerging Auto Technology
TRN 120A Basic Transp Electricity Lab
TRN 130 Intro. to Sustainable Transp

Total Semester Hour Credits for Graduation 71-74