Automotive Systems Technology is 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.
Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.
Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.
Students who complete the Automotive Systems Technology Certificate are almost halfway to earning a college Diploma in Automotive Systems Technology. The students will have earned 17 of the 40 semester hours of credit required for the Diploma. In addition, completion of the Diploma level allows students to work toward completion of the Associate in Applied Science Degree.
Career & Technical Education Pathway
Automotive Systems Technology [C60160HS]
|First Year: Fall||Credit||First Year: Spring||Credit|
|TRN 120 Basic Transportation Elec.||5||AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys.||3|
|Total Hours||5||AUT 141A Susp. & Steering Lab||1|
|Second Year: Fall||Credit||Second Year: Spring||Credit|
|AUT 151 Brake Systems||3||AUT 181 Engine Performance I||3|
|AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab||1||AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab||1|
|Total Semester Hours Credit for Certificate: 17|