The Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology in Electronics and Diagnostics prepares students to enter the field of electric and hybrid vehicle service. Coursework includes technical skills in computer applications, electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and network systems. Students will learn theory as well as application and will use the latest equipment to diagnose and repair alternative fuel vehicles.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Communication: Demonstrate oral and written strategies for directing automotive employees to perform duties correctly and to communicate with managerial staff members clearly.
- Certification: Substantiate knowledge of up-to-date automotive and service industry practices by successfully preparing for NATEF and Master Automotive Service Excellence certification (levels Al-A8 from Engine Repair to Engine Performance).
- Preparation: Apply and maintain current skills in vehicle electrification systems diagnostics, including extensive computer networking that includes automatic highway braking, driverless vehicles, LAN radar, and automatic parking.
- Professionalism: Model professional practices of the automotive industry and the needs of a service environment by demonstrating team attitude, displaying management behavior in regard to tasks, by behavior specific to management tasks related to the concern, and by keeping an orderly, task-based mindset of learned processes document.
- Diagnose and Analyze Specialized Areas: Demonstrate how to use defined procedures to accurately assess problem solving in vehicle application issues, in personnel behaviors, and in addressing clients concerns in a manner that is most likely to lead to a successful outcome.
- Advanced Vehicle Training: Demonstrate skills in electric drive vehicle systems by building competency in hybrid and electric vehicles, reprogramming and custom programming vehicle control systems, and application of clean diesel practices.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|AUT 101||Basic Electricity for Automotive||2|
|AUT 102||Automotive Electric I||5|
|AUT 103||Automotive Electric II||2|
|AUT 104||Automotive Electric III||2|
|AUT 105||Diesel Performance I||2|
|AUT 106||Automotive Program Orientation||1|
|AUT 107||Mechanical Systems I||3|
|AUT 110||Small Gas Engines||3|
|AUT 111||Computerized Engine Controls||5|
|AUT 115||College Success for Automotive Technology||2|
|AUT 201||Automotive Engines||4|
|AUT 202||Manual Drive Trains I||3|
|AUT 203||Manual Drive Trains II||3|
|AUT 204||Steering and Suspension||3|
|AUT 205||Engine Performance I||2|
|AUT 206||Engine Performance II||2|
|AUT 208||Automotive Brakes||3|
|AUT 216A||CWE Automotive A 1||4|
|AUT 216B||CWE Automotive B 1||4|
|AUT 251||Automatic Transmissions - Rebuild||3|
|AUT 253||Automotive Air Conditioning||3|
|AUT 256||Automatic Transmissions Theory||2|
|AUT 260||Diesel Performance II||4|
|AUT 270||Automotive Controller Systems I||4|
|AUT 271||Automotive Controller Systems II||4|
|AUT 280||Hybrid Electric Vehicles I||4|
|AUT 281||Hybrid Electric Vehicles II||4|
|BA 214||Business Communications||3-4|
|or WR 121|| Academic Composition|
|CIS 120||Computer Concepts (or Computer Competency Test)||0-4|
|CIS 131||Software Applications||4|
|Applied Technical Mathematics|
Students must complete the following five courses prior to proceeding into 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.
Full-time students are recommended to avoid working more than 15 hours per week due to a heavy course load. It is recommended that the Automotive Service Excellence certification test be taken as the student completes the program.