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Electrical, Electronics & AC/Heating Technician Certificate

certificate Info at a Glance
Type
Certificate
Estimated # of Quarters
This certificate is approximately 2 quarters long, depending on the time students need to satisfactorily complete all graduation requirements.
Admission Dates
Fall and spring quarters.
Prerequisites
Successful completion of Introduction to Automotive, Ford Maintenance and Light Repair Technician certificate, 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 and tools by the start of the third week of classes.

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 212Electrical Systems9
AUT 209Electronic Systems7
AUT 255Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation6
COLL 102College Success for All3
 Technical Credits44

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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and 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, and IAUT 130.
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Electrical Systems

Item #
AUT 212
Total Credits
9

Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must have required tools and textbooks. Successful completion of IAUT 102, IAUT 104, IAUT 115, IAUT 130, and IAUT 139.
Co-requisites
AUT 209.
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Electronic Systems

Item #
AUT 209
Total Credits
7

Diagnose and repair automotive electronic systems and study basic application of computerized electronic control systems. Upon completion of this course, the student will be familiar with the terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used on automobiles and light trucks. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete AUT 204 and must have required tools and textbooks.
Co-requisites
AUT 212.
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Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation

Item #
AUT 255
Total Credits
6

Theory, troubleshooting and repair of automotive air-conditioning systems, heating systems and ventilation systems. Also covers recovery and recycling of both R-12 and R134A refrigerants. 

Prerequisites
Must successfully complete AUT 209 and 212 and have required tools and textbooks.
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College Success for All

Item #
COLL 102
Total Credits
3

College Success for All prepares students for success at Clover Park Technical College and beyond.  This class is offered Pass/Fail utilizes CANVAS CPTC’s online learning management system to get students familiar with this learning environment. Designed to provide students with the basic skills to be successful in college, by developing connections with campus resources, faculty, staff and peers.  The course includes 20 hours of classroom instruction and 20 hours of online and computer work. It includes, but is not limited to: study skills, learning styles, communication skills, time management, campus resources, test taking strategies, diversity and campus policies and procedures.  This class also includes mandatory safety and FERPA training along with a component on using SALT for financial planning. Beginning in Fall 2016, this course is mandatory for all new students.

Prerequisites
None, but required for all students.
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This page was last updated on May 05, 2016.