Automotive Technology

Course Descriptions
Certificate of Program Completion (Catalog Year: 2018)

AUTO 0000 - Automotive Technology Orientation 0 Hours
 
AUTO 1005 - Introduction and Safety 60 Hours
This course introduces students to the basic uses and functions of the automotive shop. Instruction is given in shop safety, including handling hazardous materials and disposal. In addition, students will learn the proper use of the torque wrench, correct and accurate use of all automotive measuring tools, and safe operation of equipment, including jacks, jack stands, and vehicle hoists.  
AUTO 1015 - ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair I 90 Hours
Students in this course are introduced to the basic theory and function of modern engine technology, automatic and manual transmission/transaxles, and basic electrical fundamentals. Students will learn to maintain and service engines and drivetrain systems, as well as electrical testing procedures.  
BTEC 1030 - Operating Systems and Email Applications 30 Hours
In this course students will learn essential skills needed to successfully use a computer in school and at work. They will learn how to maneuver within the Windows environment through hands-on activities; including, launching programs, working with windows and the taskbar to enable multitasking, customizing the desktop, and managing files. Students will learn to use both a USB drive and the cloud for file storage. Finally, students will learn how to use the Internet to efficiently search for information on the Web and send and receive email.  
BTEC 1031 - Word Processing Fundamentals 30 Hours
Students will learn to create, format, and save documents. They will also learn to use the Help feature, the spelling and grammar checker, the format painter, styles, and how to copy and move text in order to produce and enhance business documents.  
AUTO 1016 - ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair II 90 Hours
This course is a continuation of ASE Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair I. Students in this course will learn the basic theory and function of suspension and steering systems and braking systems, as well as heating ventilation and air conditioning fundamentals. Students will continue learning to effectively maintain and service engines and drivetrain systems.  
AUTO 1020 - Math for Automotive Technicians 60 Hours
This class will teach the automotive technician the basic mathematical skills that are used in the automotive industry. Students will learn addition, subtraction, multiplication of whole numbers, fractions, decimal numbers, finding perimeter, area and volume, working with angles in degrees, minutes and seconds, calculating time, speed and distance, ratios and proportions, formulas, number conversions and reading and interpreting graphs. Math problems will cover situations that may arise in routine service work, as well as situations encountered by specialists.  
WKSK 1400 - Workplace Relations 60 Hours
This course will help you develop essential human-relation skills needed to maintain gainful and satisfying employment. It includes familiarization with problematic areas found in the workforce including: presenting yourself professionally, developing a professional work ethic, developing interpersonal skills, winning at office politics, and planning and managing your career.  
AUTO 2002 - ASE Engine Repair I 30 Hours
Students will learn all aspects of diagnosis, repair, and replacement of automotive engines, cylinder heads and valve trains, blocks, and lubrication and cooling system repairs. This is the first part of a two part series focusing on diagnosis and repair of lubrication and cooling systems. This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards.  
AUTO 2003 - ASE Engine Repair II 180 Hours
Students in this course will continue detailed training from ASE Engine Repair I to include: diagnosis, repair, and replacement of automotive engines, cylinder heads and valve trains, blocks, and lubrication and cooling system repairs. Students in this course will learn general engine diagnosis and all aspects of engine repair, including engine repair, cylinder head, valve train, and engine block assembles. Students will also learn the safe and proper techniques for removal and reinstallation of engines. This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards.  
AUTO 2012 - ASE Automatic Transmission and Transaxles I 60 Hours
This is the first course in a two-course series. Students in this course will learn diagnosis and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles inside and outside of a vehicle including proper maintenance techniques of automatic transmissions/transaxles. Students will also learn how to retrieve diagnostic code using a scan tool. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2013 - ASE Automatic Transmission and Transaxles II 150 Hours
This is the second course in a two-course series. Students in this course will learn diagnosis, removal, replacing and repair of automatic transmissions and transaxles inside and outside of a vehicle. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2022 - ASE Manual Drive Train and Axles I 90 Hours
This is the first course in a two-course series. Students in this course will learn to diagnosis and repair manual drive trains and axles including manual transmissions and transaxles, clutches, drive shafts, U-joints, CV joints, drive axles, four-wheel and all-wheel drive components. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2023 - ASE Manual Drive Train and Axles II 120 Hours
This is the second course in a two-course series. In this course students will learn to diagnose and repair manual drive trains and axles including manual transmissions and transaxles, clutches, drive shafts, U-joints, CV joints, drive axles, four-wheel and all-wheel drive components. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2034 - ASE Steering and Suspension I 90 Hours
Students in this course will be taught training in aspects of diagnose and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems. Instruction will be given in diagnosing and replacement of suspension components.  
AUTO 2035 - ASE Steering and Suspension II 120 Hours
In this course, students will receive training in all aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems. Instruction will be given in alignments, diagnosing and replacement of steering components, diagnosis of tire wear, and alignment related problems. This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards.  
AUTO 2042 - ASE Brake Systems I 90 Hours
This is the first part of a two-course series. Students will learn general inspection and diagnosis of automotive brake systems. The function, diagnosis, and repair of the hydraulic brake system is emphasized in this class.  
AUTO 2043 - ASE Brake Systems II 90 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. Students will learn all aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive brake systems. Instruction will be given in brake functions, anti-lock brake functions, diagnosing all aspects of brakes, and proper service of brakes and their related components. This is the second part of the two course series. This course focuses on inspection, adjustment, and repair of drum and disc brakes.  
AUTO 2050 - ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems I 60 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. In this course, students will receive detailed training in all aspects of Automotive Electricity and Electronics. Instruction is given in electrical theory, Ohms law, troubleshooting, diagnosis and functions of all automotive electrical/electronic systems. This is the first of a three-course series. This course focuses on electrical principles, basic circuits and electrical components, meter usage and general electrical diagnosis.  
AUTO 2051 - ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems II 60 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. In this course, students will receive detailed training in all aspects of Automotive Electricity and Electronics. Instruction is given in electrical theory, Ohms law, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and functions of all Automotive Electrical/Electronic systems. This is the second of a three course series. This course focuses on Ohms law, series and parallel circuits, use of wiring diagrams to inspect, test and diagnose electrical circuits.  
AUTO 2053 - ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems III 180 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. In this course, students will receive detailed training on all aspects of Automotive Electricity and Electronics. Instruction is given in electrical theory, Ohms law, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and functions of all Automotive Electrical/Electronic systems. This is the third of a three course series. This course focuses on the diagnosis and repair of batteries and starting and charging systems and includes diagnosis and repair of major automotive electrical systems such as lighting, instrument clusters, accessories, wipers, and inflatable restraint systems.  
AUTO 2070 - ASE Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning I 30 Hours
This is the first course in a two-course series. Students in this course will learn the diagnosis, operation and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems as well as safe handling, recovery and recycling refrigerants. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2072 - ASE Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II 60 Hours
This is the second course in a two-course series. In this course students will learn diagnosis, operation and repair of automotive heating and air conditioning systems including operation and repair of air conditioning systems and their related controls. Students will also learn safe handling, recovery and recycling refrigerants. This course conforms to Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF) standards.  
AUTO 2082 - ASE Engine Performance I 120 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. Students will be taught aspects of diagnosis and repair of automotive engine performance systems, including, but not limited to fuel injection systems, carburetor systems, ignition systems, computer controls, emissions systems, and exhaust systems. This is the first of a two course series. This course focuses on diagnosing engine conditions, the operation, and repairing of ignition systems. Oscilloscope operation and waveform analysis is also covered.  
AUTO 2083 - ASE Engine Performance II 300 Hours
This course conforms to ASE/NATEF standards. This class will teach detailed training in all aspects of diagnose and repair of automotive engine performance systems. Instruction is given in all aspects of engine performance including but not limited to fuel injection systems, ignition systems, computer controls, emissions systems, and exhaust systems. This is the second of a two course series. This course focuses on all aspects of air induction and exhaust systems, fuel systems, emission system, and onboard computer powertrain controls.  
AUTO 2092 - ASE Light Vehicle Diesel Engines I 60 Hours
Students in this course will learn about the current fuels used in the automotive industry and the environmental concerns associated with fuels. Students will be introduced to fuel systems of light duty diesel vehicles. Students will learn basic fuel systems, types, engines, engine aspiration systems, emission controls, and general vehicle emissions inspection, as well as be provided an introduction to light duty diesels used in automotive applications.  
AUTO 1120 - EPA Section 609 Technician Certification 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn safe practices, procedures, and environmental laws for handling motor vehicle refrigerants. Students who complete this course will be able to purchase refrigerants in any size container from an auto supply house for use in cooling the passenger compartment of vehicles, including containers of 20 pounds or less. This course prepares students to sit for the EPA Section 609 Technician Certification.  
WKSK 1500 - Job Seeking Skills 30 Hours
Students in this course will learn to prepare and successfully apply to potential career opportunities. Students will be presented with essential job-seeking skills needed to find gainful employment.  
AUTO 2950 - Automotive Technology Clinical I 30 Hours
Approved and supervised work experience, webinars, shop cleanliness, and guest speakers to provide theory, exposure, and practice to prepare students for work in the automotive technology industry.  
AUTO 2951 - Automotive Technology Clinical II 30 Hours
For students who have completed Automotive Clinical I. Approved and supervised work experience, webinars, shop cleanliness, and guest speakers to provide theory, exposure, and practice to prepare students for work in the automotive technology industry.  
AUTO 2952 - Automotive Technology Clinical III 30 Hours
For students who have completed Automotive Clinical I and II. Approved and supervised work experience, webinars, shop cleanliness, and guest speakers to provide theory, exposure, and practice to prepare students for work in the automotive technology industry.