Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to diagnose and repair complex problems in the Electric Vehicle and Hybrid Vehicle specialty. The high voltage battery and vehicle power systems require extremely fast computer multiplexing. This specialized degree includes electronic controlled autonomous drive systems, electronic motor drive, four wheel motor drive, and hybrid drive systems. Successful students will obtain a highly desired specialty set of skills. Work experience is a requirement for this major, which ensures student competency and success. All students are required to complete a digital portfolio resume used for assessment and practicum. Students completing all courses and general education courses will receive an Associate in Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various electrical, electronic, hybrid, and electric vehicle systems.
- Diagnose and repair advanced electronic automotive systems by performing necessary actions.
- Communicate effectively and professionally in a diverse setting that includes colleagues, clients, and supervisors.
- Comply with environmental health and safety regulations at the state and federal levels.
Associate in Science Degree Requirements
|AUTO-121||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation||2|
|AUTO-121L||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-121T||Automatic Transmission Theory and Operation Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-132||Differential and 4WD Systems Diagnosis and Service||1|
|AUTO-132L||Differential and 4WD Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-132T||Differential and 4WD Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-143||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair||1|
|AUTO-143L||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-143T||Steering and Suspension Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-153||Advanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-153L||Advanced Brake System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-153T||Advanced Brake System Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-161||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-161L||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-161T||Electrical Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-162||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-162L||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-162T||Electronics Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-171||Climate Control System Diagnosis and Repair||1|
|AUTO-171L||Climate Control System Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-171T||Climate Control System Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-181||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems||2|
|AUTO-181L||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-181T||Engine Performance I Ignition and Fuel Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-183||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust and Emission Systems||2|
|AUTO-183L||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-183T||Engine Performance II Intake Exhaust Emission Systems Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-263L||Advanced Electronics Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-263T||Advanced Electronics Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-264||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis||1|
|AUTO-264L||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-264T||Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Operation and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-283||Advanced Engine Performance||1|
|AUTO-283L||Advanced Engine Performance Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-283T||Advanced Engine Performance Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-212||Automotive Work Experience 1||12|
|ET-110||Introduction to Electricity and Electronics||4|
Must be taken for a total of 12 units.
Certificate of Achievement
Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Automotive Technology Electronics and Electric Vehicle Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.