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Drive Train Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 3 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Summer, fall, winter and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive or equivalent.

This ASE-certified program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as automotive technicians.

Students participate in realistic training experiences that prepare them for pre-apprenticeship training and ASE certification.

To receive a certificate or degree in an automotive program all courses must be completed with a 2.0 GPA or higher.

To remain in the program all students must have the required textbooks by the start of the third week of classes and must have the required tools by the start of the second quarter.

Certificate Requirements

Course NumberClass TitleCredits
IAUT 102Introduction to Automotive Trades3
IAUT 104Introduction to Automotive Electrical4
IAUT 115Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes5
IAUT 130Automotive HVAC2
IAUT 139Basic Automotive Welding5
AUT 239Automotive Clutches & Manual Transmissions9
AUT 243Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials & Transfer Cases6
AUT 246Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab4
AUT 247Automatic Transmissions7
AUT 250Automatic Transaxles7
AUT 251CAPAutomatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab4
English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking5
Any 100-Level Math Class5
General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)5
 Technical Credits71

Introduction to Automotive Trades

Item #
IAUT 102
Total Credits
3

This course is an introduction to the automotive industry. Students will learn about the industry, automobile safety, pollution and hygiene, basic hand tools, fasteners and resume preparation.

Co-requisites
IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Electrical

Item #
IAUT 104
Total Credits
4

This course is an introduction to automotive electrical systems. Students will learn electrical theory, basic electrical testing equipment and procedures and proper wire splicing and repairs.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Item #
IAUT 115
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive steering, suspension and braking systems. Students will learn the basic theory of these systems, how to put a vehicle on a lift and perform inspections, and how to perform a four-wheel alignment.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 130, IAUT 139.
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Automotive HVAC

Item #
IAUT 130
Total Credits
2

Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 139.
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Basic Automotive Welding

Item #
IAUT 139
Total Credits
5

This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.

Co-requisites
IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130.
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Automotive Clutches & Manual Transmissions

Item #
AUT 239
Total Credits
9

Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automotive clutches and manual transmissions/transaxles. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance, and repair of automobile/light truck clutches and manual transmissions/transaxles.

Prerequisites
Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Automotive Axles, Drivelines, Differentials & Transfer Cases

Item #
AUT 243
Total Credits
6

Provides the student with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automotive axles, drivelines, differentials and transfer cases. Upon completion of the course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck axles, drivelines, differentials and transfer cases. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete AUT 239 and have required tools and textbooks.
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Manual Drive Trains & Axles Lab

Item #
AUT 246
Total Credits
4

This course is designed to teach the student to competently repair drive-train components by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck manual drive trains. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete courses AUT 239 and 243, and must have required tools and textbooks.
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Automatic Transmissions

Item #
AUT 247
Total Credits
7

This course provides sstudents with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automatic transmissions. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile/light truck automatic transmissions. 

Prerequisites
Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, IAUT and 139.
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Automatic Transaxles

Item #
AUT 250
Total Credits
7

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to competently repair automatic transaxles. Upon completion of the course, students will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, maintenance and repair of automobile transaxles. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete AUT 247 and have required tools and textbooks.
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Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Lab

Item #
AUT 251CAP
Total Credits
4

This course is designed to teach students to competently repair automatic transmission/transaxle assemblies by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of automobile/light truck drive trains by applying academic knowledge to hands-on projects. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete courses AUT 247 and 250, and must have required tools and textbooks prior to entering this course.
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English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking

Total Credits
5
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Any 100-Level Math Class

Total Credits
5
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General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)

Total Credits
5
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