Automotive Technician Curriculum

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Automotive Technician (Fall 2022 - Term 1)

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Automotive Technician (Fall 2022 - Term 3)

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Automotive Technician (Spring 2023 - Term 2)

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Automotive Technician (Spring 2023 - Term 4)

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Automotive Technician Pathway Curriculum Checklist

2021-22

Automotive Technician Pathway Curriculum Checklist

2022-23

Automotive Technician Pathway Curriculum Checklist

2020-21

Required Program Courses

32404375
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course is an introduction to the automotive field. Career opportunities together with employer expectations will be discussed. Students will begin to use required safety practices for both general lab activities and when operating equipment. Vehicle maintenance inspections together with light repairs will take place.
32404376
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will introduce students to Ohm's law, electrical fundamentals, magnetism, and series and parallel circuits. Further studies will include automobile wiring diagrams, electrical test equipment, and basic troubleshooting. COREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals
32404377
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces battery, starting, and charging systems; theory of operation; diagnostic techniques; and servicing procedures. This course also includes exterior lighting systems; diagnostics and repair procedures. Wiring diagrams will be used and emphasized throughout the course. COREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
32404378
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair internal combustion engines found on late model vehicles. Emphasis is placed on in-vehicle systems repairs including: lubrication systems, valve timing, leak diagnosis and repair, engine noise & failure diagnosis, cylinder head replacement, and intake systems. COREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
32404379
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces steering system types, suspension geometry, troubleshooting procedures, and repair of suspensions including both two- and four-wheel alignments. PREREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
31404362
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces students to automotive braking systems, troubleshooting procedures, and repair of brake systems to include manual, power, and anti-lock types. PREREQUISITE: 31404366 Automotive Fundamentals.
32404381
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to develop the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair powertrain control, fuel and ignition systems. Emphasis is placed on diagnostic procedures and the problem-solving techniques associated with automotive engine performance and drivability. PREREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
32404382
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is an introduction to automotive body electrical systems. Students will learn about various body electrical components and how to diagnose and repair body electrical systems. PREREQUISITES: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical
32404383
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UGRD
| 4 CR
This course includes the principles of construction and operation of automatic transmissions and transaxles. Diagnosis and repair of front-, rear-, and four-wheel drive transmissions will be covered. PREREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals.
32404385
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces automotive air conditioning and heating systems. Theory of operation, diagnostic techniques, and servicing of heating and air conditioning systems will be covered. PREREQUISITES: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals and 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical.
32404387
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on out-of-vehicle engine repair including overhaul procedures. Variable valve timing and cylinder deactivation systems will be included in this course. PREREQUISITE: 32404378 Engine Repair
32404388
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course introduces students to the service of the diesel fuel systems used in pickup trucks and automobiles. It will explore the history of hybrid-electric and electric vehicles, safety concerns, maintenance, equipment and troubleshooting procedures related to these vehicles. This course will also explore some of the current and future alternative fueled vehicle configurations. COREQUISITES: 32404376 DC Automotive Electrical and 32404377 Electrical Systems
32404384
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course introduces the operation and repair of manual transmissions, transaxles, drivelines, differential assemblies, and transfer cases. PREREQUISITE: 32404375 Automotive Fundamentals.
32404386
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UGRD
| 3 CR
Expands on learner’s skills in diagnosing and repairing electrical and electronic systems. Emphasizing their knowledge of proper diagnostic routines, learners performs and evaluates testing and repairs on electrical and electronic accessories, controls, and sensors related to body electrical systems. Can and Bus networking systems will also be part of this course. PREREQUISITE: 32404382 Body Electrical System
32404389
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course provides students with hands-on practical experience in powertrain diagnosis. This course builds on basic skills and system theory gained in previous courses. PREREQUISITE: 32404381 Engine Performance
32442307
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UGRD
| 2 CR
Instruction in safe setup and operation of plasma cutting (PAC), oxy-fuel cutting (OFC), SMAW (Stick), GMAW (Mig), FCAW, and/or GTAW (Tig) welding in applications related to general industry practices. Selection of appropriate welding processes with a specific emphasis on typical repair situations including metal identification will be stressed.

Required General Studies Courses

32801361
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This basic communication course focuses on effective listening, speaking, reading, and writing in life and at work. Students demonstrate their skills both individually and in groups. Students also produce such employment documents as a cover letter, a resume, and a preliminary job portfolio.
32804303
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
This course covers practical applications of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, proportion, and formula evaluation. The course also includes measurement, U.S. and metric systems of measurement, and basic geometry.

Total: 54 Credits


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