Designed by Ford Motor Company to prepare students with the basic skills needed to gain employment as a maintenance and light repair technician.
In addition to Ford training, students receive hands-on experience working with Ford vehicles and using the latest Ford diagnostic tools.
The program is also designed to prepare students for entry-level positions as Automotive Technicians. Students participate in realistic training that prepares 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. Students must also successfully complete ENG 094 and MAT 091 by the end of the second quarter.
|Course Number||Class Title||Credits|
|IAUT 102||Introduction to Automotive Trades||3|
|IAUT 104||Introduction to Automotive Electrical||4|
|IAUT 115||Introduction to Automotive Steering, Suspension & Brakes||5|
|IAUT 130||Automotive HVAC||2|
|IAUT 139||Basic Automotive Welding||5|
|AUT 120||Automotive Basics||2|
|AUT 144||Ford Basic Electrical Systems Diagnosis and Testing||6|
|AUT 147||Automotive Brakes||6|
|AUT 149||Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment||7|
|AUT 156||Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment Lab||5|
|AUT 172||Ford Base Steering, Suspension & Alignment||6|
|AUT 179||Automotive General Maintenance & Tires||7|
|AUT 185||Ford Brake Systems Diagnosis||2|
|AUT 203||Electrical Systems||11|
|AUT 209||Electronic Systems||7|
|AUT 255||Automotive Air Conditioning, Heating & Ventilation||6|
|English Composition (or higher) or Public Speaking||5|
|Any 100-Level Math Class||5|
|General Psychology (or other social science or humanities class)||5|
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.
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.
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.
Students will learn auto HVAC system diagnosis and proper service techniques.
This course is an introduction to automotive welding. Includes basic welding using Oxy-Fuel, MIG and other processes used in automotive repair.
Provides information on basic shop safety, hazardous-material handling, industry trends and opportunities, tools and fasteners. Upon completion of this course, students will be familiar with safety, hazardous-material handling and disposal procedures, the future of the industry, and employment potential. The student will also be familiar with automotive tools, fasteners and their usage.
Diagnose and repair automotive electrical systems using the symptom-to-system-to-component-to-cause process. Use special tools and service equipment associated with electrical diagnosis and repair. Use all service publications in their available formats to obtain needed information for diagnosis. Perform diagnosis test procedures. Perform repair procedures. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology, basic theory, diagnostics, removal and installation procedures used during common service operations and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.
Theory and troubleshooting of hydraulic systems, disc brake systems, drum brake systems, power booster systems and antilock brake systems.
Theory and troubleshooting of front suspension systems, steering systems, rear suspension systems, and computer-controlled systems. This course will also cover basic wheel alignment, including two- and four-wheel alignment.
Repair automotive brakes, steering and suspension systems by applying knowledge attained in required courses. This is a hands-on class that uses live projects.
Students will learn suspension and steering principles, alignment geometry and service procedures to diagnose and correct excessive tire wear and pull concerns. Students will become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during common steering and suspension service operations, and will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.
Topics covered include shop safety practices, general automotive maintenance, vehicle checkups and multi-point inspections. Students will use all available service publications to identify automotive systems and components and become familiar with the tools, terminology and procedures used during routine maintenance, inspections and wheel and tire service. Students will have the opportunity to practice the procedures identified as priority tasks in the NAFEF (ASEO) task list.
Topics covered include brake-system diagnosis and testing and brake-system service. Identify brake-system components and perform brake-system inspections; machine rotors using an on-car lathe; and become familiar with the tools, terminology, and procedures used during routine brake service operations. Students will have the opportunity to practice procedures identified as priority tasks in the NATEF (ASE) task list.
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.
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.
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.
|ENGL& 101||English Composition I||5|
|ENG 102||Composition: Argumentation & Research||5|
|ENG 104||Business Writing||5|
|ENGL& 235||Technical Writing||5|
|CMST& 220||Public Speaking||5|
|MAT 103||Business Mathematics||5|
|MAT 104||Introductory Computer Mathematics||5|
|MAT 105||Mathematics for Industrial Professionals||5|
|MAT 106||Math for Electronics||5|
|MAT 108||Math for Health Occupations||5|
|MAT 110||Math for Non-Science Majors||5|
|MATH& 141||Precalculus I||5|
|MATH& 142||Precalculus II, Functional Trigonometry||5|
|MATH& 146||Introduction to Stats||5|
|MATH& 151||Calculus I||5|
|MATH& 152||Calculus II||5|
|PSYC& 100DIV||General Psychology||5|