Automotive Systems Technology

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[A60160] Associate in Applied Science Degree
[D60160] Diploma
[C60160] Certificate
[C60160U] Automotive Systems Technology - Undercar Certificate

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 condition systems.

 


Automotive Systems Technology Apprenticeship Track

[A60160A] Associate in Applied Science Degree

Automotive Light-Duty Diesel Technology

[D60430] Diploma
[C60430] Certificate

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul light duty diesel vehicles under one ton classification. Includes instruction in electrical systems, diesel-electric drive, engine performance, engine repair, emission systems, and all types of diesel engines related to the light duty diesel vehicle. Includes technicians working primarily with automobile diesel engines.


PROGRAM COMPETENCIES

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Systems Technology program, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and determine cause of common malfunction indicators.
  • Perform undercar vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of digital diagnostic equipment.

 

 

TECHNICAL STANDARDS

The Automotive Systems Technology program 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 condition systems. To effectively train Automotive Service professionals, the performance of these functions is incorporated throughout the program. Faculty and students are required to demonstrate proficiency of these functions in the auto repair shop. The essential functions include:

  1. Critical Thinking - critical thinking skills sufficient to identify complex problems and reviewing related information, to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. For example, evaluating a vehicle in need of repairs and writing estimates.
  2. Interpersonal Skills- interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with co-workers under physically and mentally demanding environmental conditions. For example, working with other students and faculty.
  3. Communication Skills- communication skills sufficient to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. For example, communicating procedures for auto repair and amount of time for repair to customers.
  4. Mobility- mobility sufficient to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. For example, making general automotive repairs.
  5. Motor Skills - motor skills sufficient to quickly move the hands, hand together with the arm, and two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects/automobiles. For example, making repairs and assembling parts.
  6. Visual -visual skills sufficient to see details at close range. For example, identify defects and make repairs.
  7. Weight-Bearing- weight-bearing skills sufficient to carry 50-100 pounds. For example, lifting and carrying wheels, engine parts, brake rotors, etc.
  8. Listening - listening skills sufficient to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. For example, listening to faculty and customers' assessment of problem.

EXAMPLES ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE.
Randolph Community College is an ADA compliant institution. The College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions process or in access to its programs, services and/or activities for qualified individuals who meet essential eligibility requirements. The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services and/or activities. Student Services provides a disability counselor to assist students in requesting disability related accommodations. If a student believes that he/she cannot meet one or more of the essential functions without accommodations, the student is encouraged to disclose the disability to the disability counselor as soon as possible. Students must certify the ability to meet essential functions of the curriculum by a signed statement when they begin the program.