Automotive Technology

Associate in Science Degree and Certificate of Achievement: Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program is a comprehensive two-year program designed to prepare students with the industry defined entry-level skills needed for an automotive technician position in a variety of settings including dealerships, independent automotive repair facilities or city/county agencies. Students may opt to complete an associate in science degree or a certificate of achievement in Automotive Technology. The program provides in-depth training with extensive hands-on experiences. In the classroom, students learn the theoretical aspects of automotive diagnosis, repair and service. In the automotive laboratory setting students will experience applying the theory learned in the classroom. Upon completion of the course work required for the certificate or major, students will have achieved competencies in the areas of brakes, suspension, electrical components and wiring, transmissions, engine diagnosis and drivability. While many automobile dealerships require technicians to acquire manufacturer specialty training, the basic skills and knowledge needed to enter specialty training will be obtained in the Automotive Technician program at College of the Canyons.

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment in the automotive industry.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 42
 

    Units
AUTO-094 Automotive Heating and Air Conditioning 3.0
AUTO-101 Automotive Engine Fundamentals 4.0
AUTO-102 Engine Performance I 4.0
AUTO-103 Automotive Electrical Systems 5.0
AUTO-104 Steering, Suspension and Alignment 3.0
AUTO-105 Automatic Transmissions 5.0
AUTO-106 Manual Transmissions, Transaxles and Drivetrains 5.0
AUTO-107 Advanced Electrical Systems 4.0
AUTO-108 Engine Performance II 4.0
AUTO-109 Automotive Brake Systems 4.0
     
Plus a minimum one unit from the following:  
     
CWE-188AUTO Cooperative Work Experience Education 1.0 - 4.0


AUTO 090 AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION
Units: 3.00
36.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Introduces automotive maintenance and repair concepts for the student with little or no background in the automotive field. Topics include: basic theory of operation, maintenance and minor repair of engine and other auto components.


AUTO 094 AUTOMOTIVE HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING
Units: 3.00
27.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: AUTO-101

Provides theory and practical application of the function and repair of heating and air conditioning systems as applied to domestic and imported automobiles.


AUTO 101 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINE FUNDAMENTALS
Units: 4.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 67.50 hours lab
Theory and practice in automotive engine repair, including operating principles and descriptions of all components in an engine. Emphasizes diagnosis and measurement of internal engine components, as well as complete disassembly and assembly of engines.


AUTO 102 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
Units: 4.00
CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: AUTO-101

Provides a foundation of the design and operation of domestic and import ignition, fuel, and emission control systems. Emphasis is placed on the problems of accurate diagnosis and the proper repair procedures for these engine systems.


AUTO 103 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Units: 5.00
CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended preparation: AUTO-101

Presents the theory and practical application of basic electricity and automotive electrical systems such as battery, starting, charging, and electronic ignition.


AUTO 104 STEERING, SUSPENSION AND ALIGNMENT
Units: 3.00
CSU 36.00 hours lecture, 72.00 hours lab
Provides theory, diagnosis and repair procedures of modern suspension and steering systems on import and domestic vehicles.


AUTO 105 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS
Units: 5.00
CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: AUTO-101

Introduces the theory and principles of automatic transmissions and transaxles, including procedures for diagnosing problems, adjusting, and overhauling the automatic transmission and transaxle.


AUTO 106 MANUAL TRANSMISSIONS, TRANSAXLES AND DRIVETRAINS
Units: 5.00
CSU 72.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: AUTO-101

Presents the principles, theory, operation, and diagnosis of problems and service procedures of clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines, transfer cases, and transaxle assemblies.


AUTO 107 ADVANCED ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
Units: 4.00
CSU 54.00 hours lecture, 54.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: AUTO-103

Provides the theory and practice in the automotive body electrical system, covering all classes of electrical components and power accessories in the area of diagnosing and component repairs.


AUTO 108 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II
Units: 4.00
CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
Prerequisite: AUTO-102

Provides more in-depth study of the design and operation of fuel management systems including domestic and import feedback carburetor and fuel injection systems, electronic ignition systems used and introduces computer controlled systems. Emphasizes the correct diagnosis of and proper repair procedures for those systems.


AUTO 109 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKE SYSTEMS
Units: 4.00
CSU 45.00 hours lecture, 81.00 hours lab
Provides the theoretical and practical application of the operation, diagnosis and repair of automotive brake systems.


Planned Course Offerings 2011-2013

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