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2017-2018 Catalog

Automotive Systems Technology Diploma


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A 60 16 0 D1

Automotive Systems Technology Diploma


Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 50054

Curriculums in the Mobile Equipment Maintenance and Repair pathway prepare individuals for employment as entry-level transportation service technicians. The program provides an introduction to transportation industry careers and increases student awareness of the diverse technologies associated with this dynamic and challenging field.

Course work may include transportation systems theory, braking systems, climate control, design parameters, drive trains, electrical/electronic systems, engine repair, engine performance, environmental regulations, materials, product finish, safety, steering/suspension, transmission/transaxles, and sustainable transportation, depending on the program major area chosen.

Graduates of this pathway should be prepared to take professional licensure exams, which correspond to certain programs of study, and to enter careers as entry-level technicians in the transportation industry.

A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Includes instruction in brake systems, electrical systems, engine performance, engine repair, suspension and steering, automatic and manual transmissions and drive trains, and heating and air condition systems.

This program of study prepares individuals for employment in the automotive service industry as automotive technicians. Upon completion, students should be prepared for Automotive Service Excellence certification and ready for employment in the automotive industry.

The program combines classroom and lab experiences through integration of academic course work with real hands-on training in a shop environment.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Automotive Systems Technology Diploma, the graduate should be able to:

  • Repair automotive mechanical systems
  • Repair suspension and steering systems
  • Repair brake systems
  • Repair automotive electrical and electronic systems
  • Repair climate control systems
  • Repair engine performance systems
  • Demonstrate compliance with personal safety practices as applicable to the automotive industry
  • Demonstrate compliance with environmental safety practices as applicable to the automotive industry

Total Credits: 17


Total Credits: 14


Summer Semester I


Total Credits: 7


Total credits required for diploma: 38


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