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.
AUT 147-156 must be taken in consecutive order.
|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 147||Automotive Brakes||6|
|AUT 149||Automotive Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment||7|
|AUT 157||Automotive Brakes, Suspension, Steering & Wheel Alignment Lab||6|
|COLL 102||College Success for All||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.
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.
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.
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.