2021-2022 College Catalog

Automotive Systems Technology (A60160)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Career Information

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. Automotive Systems Technology is 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.

The Automotive Systems Technology program satisfies the requirement for the ASE Education Foundation and is accredited at the Master Level, recognized by the National Institute for Automotive Excellence (ASE).

ASE Education Foundation, 1503 Edwards Ferry Road, NE, Suite 401, Leesburg, VA 20176, 703-669-6650, www.aseeducationfoundation.org

Special Admission Requirements
  • Placement tests
  • Mechanical Aptitude Test

Fall Semester I

ClassLabCredit
ACA 115Success & Study Skills02

1

AUT 116Engine Repair23

3

AUT 116AEngine Repair Lab03

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry30

3

TRN 110Introduction to Transport Technology12

2

TRN 120Basic Transportation Electricity43

5

Semester Total:101315

Spring Semester I

ClassLabCredit
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting30

3

AUT 141Suspension & Steering Systems23

3

AUT 141ASuspension & Steering Lab03

1

AUT 151Brake Systems23

3

AUT 151ABrakes Systems Lab03

1

AUT 181Engine Performance 123

3

Semester Total:91514

Summer Semester I

ClassLabCredit
AUT 183Engine Performance 226

4

TRN 170PC Skills for Transportation12

2

Social Science Elective30

3

Semester Total:689

Fall Semester II

ClassLabCredit
AUT 113Automotive Servicing I06

2

or

WBL 112Work-Based Learning I020

2

AUT 212Auto Shop Management30

3

AUT 221Automatic Transmissions/Transaxles23

3

AUT 221AAutomatic Transmissions/Transaxles Lab03

1

MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy22

3

TRN 140Transportation Climate Control12

2

TRN 140ATransportation Climate Control Lab12

2

Semester Total:918-3216

Spring Semester II

ClassLabCredit
AUT 163Advanced Automotive Electricity23

3

AUT 163AAdvanced Automotive Electricity Lab03

1

AUT 231Manual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drivetrains23

3

AUT 231AManual Transmissions/Transaxles/Drivetrains Lab03

1

COM 120Intro to Interpersonal Communication30

3

TRN 130Intro to Sustainable Transportation22

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective (3 ,0, 3)30

3

Semester Total:121417
Total Hours: 4668-8271