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Automotive Systems Technology

 

 

A QUICK INTRO

Our program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

 

 

WHAT YOU STUDY

Course work includes 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.

 

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Graduates can take professional licensure exams and start working as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

 

Estimated Expenses

COURSE INFORMATION

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
AUT 151  Brake Systems 3
AUT 151A  Brake Systems Lab 1
TRN 110 Intro to Automotive 2
TRN 120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5
TRN 120A  Basic Transportation Electricity Lab 1
    Totals 13

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

AUT 141  Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT 141A  Suspension & Steering Systems Lab 1
TRN 130  Intro to Sustainable Transportation 3
TRN 145  Advanced Transportation Electronics 3
Choose one of the following:  
ENG 110  Freshman Composition 3
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
Choose one of the following:  
PSY 118 Interpersonal Psychology 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Society 3
    Totals 16

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

AUT 181  Engine Performance I 3
CIS 110  Intro to Computers 3
TRN 140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN 140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2
    Totals 10

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

ATT 140 Emerging Transportation Technology 3
AUT 116  Engine Repair 3
AUT 183  Engine Performance II 4
LDD 112  Intro to Light Duty Diesel 3
Choose one of the following:
HUM 110 Technology & Society 3
HUM 115  Critical Thinking 3
    Totals 16

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2

AUT 212  Auto Shop Management 3
AUT 221  Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles 3
AUT 221A  Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab 1
AUT 231  Manual Transmission/Axles/Drive Trains 3
ENG 114  Professional Research & Reporting 3
Choose one of the following:
MAT 110  Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 16

 

*Note that ENG 110, MAT 110 and PSY 118 do not transfer to a four-year university.

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
AUT 151  Brake Systems 3
AUT 151A  Brake Systems Lab 1
TRN 110 Intro to Automotive 2
TRN 120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5
TRN 120A  Basic Transportation Electricity Lab 1
Choose one of the following:
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
    Totals 13

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

AUT 141  Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT 141A  Suspension & Steering Systems Lab 1
CIS 110  Intro to Computers 3
TRN 145  Advanced Transportation Electronics 3
Choose one of the following:
ENG 110  Freshman Composition 3
ENG 111  Writing & Inquiry 3
    Totals 13

 

SUMMER SEMESTER 

AUT 181  Engine Performance I 3
TRN 140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN 140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2
    Totals 7

 

FALL SEMESTER 2

AUT 116  Engine Repair 3
LDD 112  Intro to Light Duty Diesel 3
Choose one of the following:
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement Literacy 3
MAT 143  Quantitative Literacy 3
    Totals 9

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
AUT 151  Brake Systems 3
AUT 151A  Brake Systems Lab 1
TRN 110 Intro to Automotive 2
TRN 120 Basic Transportation Electricity 5
    Totals 11

 

SEMESTER 2

AUT 141  Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT 141A  Suspension & Steering Systems Lab 1
    Totals 4

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
AUT 181  Engine Performance I 3
TRN 140 Transportation Climate Control 2
TRN 140A Transportation Climate Control Lab 2
    Totals 7

 

SEMESTER 2

AUT 183 Engine Performance II 4
LDD 112 Intro to Light-Duty Diesel 3
TRN 145 Advanced Transportation Electronics 3
    Totals 10

Click on title for course description. For your convenience, the following listing includes only credit hours for each course. For a comprehensive listing of classroom, lab and clinical hours for each course, click on this PDF.

 

FALL SEMESTER 1

Prefix No. Title Credit
TRN 110 Intro to Automotive 2
TRN 120 Basic Transportation Electricity  5
TRN 120A Basic Transportation Electricity Lab 1
    Totals 8

 

SPRING SEMESTER 1

AUT 141  Suspension & Steering Systems 3
AUT 151  Brake Systems 3
AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab 1
    Totals 7

 

SUMMER SEMESTER

AUT 181  Engine Performance I 3
    Totals 3
Advisor(s):
Photo of David Myers
Automotive Technology Program Coordinator/Instructor
Photo of Marty Rowland
Automotive Systems Technology Instructor
Photo of Phillip Henson
Automotive Systems Technology - High School Instructor

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