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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Programs Automotive Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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The AAS degree program in Automotive Technology provides the necessary foundation and practical experience to pursue entry-level positions that meet the changing demands of the automotive industry. Entry-level positions may be found in automotive dealerships, automotive franchises, independent service repair shops, auto part stores, or through self-employment. Students will learn the technical skills essential to employment in the field of maintenance technology, auto body care, chassis, diesel, and power train, leading to employment in service, maintenance, and areas of technological specialty such as detailing, auto body paint and refinishing, as well as management occupations or self-employment.​

 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

125

Funding Options

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

19 CH

Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.​​​​

Select one of the following courses:

Mathematics (0045): 118 General Education Math......................................................4 CH OR

Mathematics (0045): 107 Math for Technicians...........................................................4 CH

Select one of the following courses:

Afro-American Studies (0117): 101 Intro to African-American Studies........................3 CH OR

History (0085): 141 History of World Civilization to 1500.............................................3 CH OR

History (0085): 215 History of Latin America................................................................3 CH

Africana Studies
AFRO AM 101
Introduction to African-American Studies 3
Survey of African-American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective; team-taught course utilizing expertise of African-American Studies staff, embraces five basic categories of the African-American Studies program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
History
HISTORY 215
History of Latin America 3
Political and constitutional history of principal Latin American nations; European, American and Indian backgrounds, movements for independence, and social and economic movements pertinent to their present relationships with the United States. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Humanities
HUM 201
General Course I Humanities 3
Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of arts and ideas, with emphasis on principles of analysis and interpretation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 107-2
Math For Technicians I 4
Designed to provide mathematical tools for students in terminal technical curricula. Emphasis is on practical aspects of mathematics and less upon the theoretical. Topics include elementary algebra operations, simultaneous and quadratic equations, exponents and radicals, logarithms, introduction to trigonometry, vectors, and use of calculator. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Physical Science
PHY SCI 101
General Course Physical Science 3
Introduction to the scientific method, astronomy, geology, meteorology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Social Science
SOC SCI 101
General Course I Social Science 3
A survey of subject matter and concepts selected from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

38 CH
Track 1 or Track 2:

Track 1
Automotive Technology (105)
105 Fuel Management I (4)

205 Fuel Management II (4)
206 Fuel Management III (4)​

OR

Track 2
Automotive Technology (105)

106 Fuel Systems (5)
210 Performance & Drivability (5)


Track 1 or 2:


Track 1
Automotive Technology (105)

211
Auto Service Management (4)


OR

Track 2​

Automotive Technology (105)

212 Manual Drive Train & Axles (4)
Automotive Technology
AUTOTEC 101
Intro To Automotive Techn 4
Lecture and laboratory course covering the operating principles of the modern automobile. Subjects will include Preventive maintenance of the cooling system service, fuel system, tires and wheels, lubrication system and accessories. Course will include career exploration and automotive academics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 103
Engine Concepts 4
Disassembly, inspection and service of automotive engines with major emphasis on operational diagnostic and service. students gain skills based on industry standards to perform precise diagnostics to solve operational issues related to the automotive engine. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in AUTOTEC 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 104
Electrical Systems & Power Accessories 4
Introduction to theory, diagnosis, and repair of automotive electrical and electronic components and systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in AUTOTEC 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 109
Automotive Brakes 4
Theory of operation and servicing of braking systems, both conventional and computerized anti-lock brake systems. Emphasis on diagnostic procedures; inspection techniques and service. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in AUTOTEC 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 209
Steering & Suspension Systems 4
Theory of operation in servicing of suspension systems both rear and front wheel drive systems. Students gain skills in the use of computerized four-wheel alignment equipment, servicing McPherson struts, shock absorbers, rack and pinion and conventional steering systems. Diagnosis and service of Tire Monitoring Systems (TMS) is now part of the course. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better OR Concurrent enrollment in AUTOTEC 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 215
AutoTemperature Control Systems 4
Service procedures and theory of operation of both manual and electronically controlled heating and air conditioning systems. Emphasis will be on diagnosis, service, and replacement of air conditioning components. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

9 CH

​Select one of the following:

Automotive Technology (0105): 207 Transmission, Transaxle & Driveline.........................3 CH OR

Automotive Technology (0105): 108 Work-Based Learning................................................3 CH

 

Automotive Technology
AUTOTEC 108-1
Work Based Learning I 6
Introduction to applied automotive technology in an actual work setting. Provides hands-on experience in an automotive shop. Students work on actual vehicles, carrying jobs from assignment through completion. Business operators will supervise students at the worksite. Instructors will supervise all on-campus work, and also visit off-campus worksites to observe, monitor, and critique student performance. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 204
Electrical Systems II 4
This course is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to service today's automotive electrical systems. Selected topics include the reading of wiring diagrams, diagnosing electrical accessories, and operating and designing ignition systems. Students learn circuit testing on today's modern multiplex and CAN/BUS system protocol. Course will emphasize proper handling of advanced solid-state electronics such as air bags and computers. Writing assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (AUTOTEC 101 or AUTOTEC 104), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 207
Transmission Transaxle & Dr 4
This course will cover three, four, and five speed manual transmissions/ transaxles and all automotive transmissions/transaxles used on front wheel drive passenger cars. Diagnosis and repair procedures will be covered in detail. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (AUTOTEC 101 AND AUTOTEC 212).
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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