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Automotive Technology Advanced Certificate

Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Programs Automotive Technology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

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Credit Hours (CH)

46

Program/Plan Number

0130

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes
 

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Prerequisites

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General Education Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

46  CH
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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, 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 105
Fuel Management 1 4
Service techniques and theories of operations necessary to maintain modern fuel delivery systems. Service will be performed on modern fuel injection systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (AUTOTEC 103 or AUTOTEC104), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
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.
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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 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 205
Fuel Management II 4
Emphasis on servicing of computerized engine and body controlled modules. Emphasis on service techniques for OBD II foreign and domestic computer control system. Students will gain skills in the use and interpretation of data related to modern diagnostic test equipment. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in AUTOTEC 105.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 206
Fuel Management III 4
This course builds upon the knowledge gained in previous fuel management courses with emphasis on diagnosis and repairs to sensors and actuators that control engine performance. Students will gain advanced diagnostic skills to interpret waveform patterns through the use of laboratory scopes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in AUTOTEC 205.
Offered at: 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 210
Performance & Driveability 5
This course covers the construction, operations and testing of the ignition systems. Training is offered on the use of oscilloscopes, infrared gas analyzers, and other diagnostic equipment such as scan tool testing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (AUTOTEC 101, AUTOTEC 104, AUTOTEC 106 AND AUTOTEC 204).
Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
AUTOTEC 212
Manual Drive Train & Axles 4
Upon successful completion of this course students will demonstrate understanding of design, construction, operation and the service principles of automotive clutches, manual transmissions, drivelines, differentials, and rear axles. Service work includes using appropriate repair and test equipment, determining problems or extent of damage, and performing corrective work in accordance with established industry standards. 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.
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Offered at: Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey

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