This certificate is designed to prepare the student for entry level positions in the occupational specialty of automotive technician. The Certificate of Competency in Automotive Technology I will be awarded upon successful completion of the minimum competencies as out-lined below. Program completers will be prepared to seek positions as entry-level automotive service technicians and automotive mechanics.
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Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Identify tool and equipment nomenclature.
- Adhere to tool safety regulations.
- Explain the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the “right to know.”
- Utilize electronic and service manuals.
- Define the overview of the automobile and its major components.
- Install electronic pollution controls.
- Test, service and repair electronic pollution controls requirements.
- Repair electronic braking systems.
- Explain testing, service and repair requirements for electronic braking systems.
- Identify electronic controlled trip computers.
- Install warning, security and sound systems.
- Prepare engines for removal. Disassemble, inspect and clean engine parts.
- Inspect and measure crankshaft.
- Install bearing, pistons, piston rings and crankshaft
- Perform reconditioning of valve seats and valve stem seals.
- Remove the camshaft. Install timing components, gears chain and belts.
- Inspect and service oil pumps.
The College will award a certificate of competency to students who complete an approved credit-bearing career program that requires less than 30 credits. General education courses may not be required for programs that have less than 30 credits. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. At least six credit hours must be in courses that are awarded grade points.
|AUT 100||Introduction to Automotive Service Operation and Shop Practices||2|
|AUT 101||Automotive Electricity and Electronics||4|
|AUT 102||Automotive Engines||4|
|AUT 103||Brake Systems||4|
|AUT 114||Steering and Suspension||4|
|AUT 115||Fuel I and II||2|