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Automotive Systems Technology
: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair Pathway Description: Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

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.

Automotive Systems Technology program description: The automotive systems program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Topics include 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.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Learning Center Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. 

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 74

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Brake Systems

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Brakes Systems Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Chassis Maint/Light Repair

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Basic Transp Electricity

Credit Hours: 

5.00
PC Skills for Transp

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Spring Semester

Suspension and Steering Sys

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Suspension and Steering Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Engine Performance 1

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Engine Performance 1 Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Basic Welding for Transp

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Engine Performance 2

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Transp Climate Control

Credit Hours: 

2.00

 

Transp Climate Cont Lab

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Fall Semester

Engine Repair

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Engine Repair Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Powertrain Maint/Light Repair

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Advanced Transp Electronics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Major Course Elective

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Auto Transm/Transaxles

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Man Trans/Axles/Drtrains

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Man Trans/Ax/Drtrains Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00

 

Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Major Course Elective

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Hybrid-Electric Transportation

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Auto Transm/Transax Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Diesel Fuel & Power Sys

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro Light-Duty Diesel

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Basic Transp Electrical Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Intro to Sustainable Transp

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Basic Welding for Transp Lab

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

1.00