Automotive Basic Skills with Basic Engine Performance - Career Pathway Certificate of Completion (CPCC)

Description

The Automotive Basic Skills with Basic Engine Performance Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed to capture a range of skills that are required for the automotive industry, including basic internal combustion engines and theory, basic direct current electrical and schematic understanding, and vehicle inspection. The certificate also introduces the operation, diagnosis, and repair of the carburetor system and the points ignition system. The largest portion addresses shop and vehicle safety.

Green statement: As with all engine performance related subjects, fuel delivery in carburetors affects air quality. This class introduces the the skill of reducing hydrocarbon and carbon dioxide emissions. 

The certificate prepares students for the Automotive Service Excellence certification in (G1) Maintenance and Light Repair.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate correct voltage, current, and resistance measurements on series and parallel circuits using a digital multimeter.
  2. Describe the fundamental principles of automotive shop safety and tool care.
  3. Describe and apply basic mechanical skills to the tasks of basic vehicle identification, inspection, routine maintenance, handling, and lubrication.
  4. Demonstrate the correct name and function of basic hand tools.
  5. Demonstrate the use of an automotive diagnostic scan tool and record various data from the scan tool.
  6. Demonstrate and apply safety protocols while working in the shop, around small gas engines, and handling hazardous materials.
  7. Gain exposure and experience with the operation, diagnoses, and repair of the carburetion system and the points ignition system.

Entrance Requirements

Academic Entrance Requirements

Required:

  • Students must complete the following five courses before enrolling in other AUT courses: AUT 101 Basic Electricity for Automotive, AUT 106 Automotive Program Orientation, AUT 107 Mechanical Systems I, AUT 110 Small Gas Engines, and AUT 115 College Success for Automotive Technology

Recommended:

  • High school diploma or GED

Additional Program Costs (Beyond Standard Tuition/Fees and Textbooks)

Material Costs

  • Automotive Service Excellence certification: up to $450 total for all eight areas of testing
  • Tools: $1,500 to $2,500
  • Materials (coveralls, safety glasses, work jacket, safety shoes, t-shirts): $200

Enrollment Fees

  • All AUT courses AUT 260 Diesel Performance II and higher: $200 course fee
  • All AUT courses lower than AUT 260 Diesel Performance II: $15 course fee

Course Requirements

Course Title Credits
Core Courses
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 112Basic Engine Performance I1
AUT 113Basic Engine Performance II1
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
Total Credits13

Performance Standards

  • Academic Requirements:

    • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.

    • All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Sample Plan

Sample Plan Grid
First Year
FallCredits
AUT 101Basic Electricity for Automotive2
AUT 106Automotive Program Orientation1
AUT 107Mechanical Systems I3
AUT 110Small Gas Engines3
AUT 115College Success for Automotive Technology2
 Credits11
Winter
No courses offered for this program winter term 
 Credits0
Spring
AUT 112Basic Engine Performance I1
AUT 113Basic Engine Performance II1
 Credits2
 Total Credits13

Outside of
expected

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