Many businesses need technicians with very specific skills to diagnose and repair complex problems in the diesel and gasoline engine specialty. Engines have very complex electro mechanical controls, and use hydraulic oil systems. This specialized degree includes variable cam timing, in-vehicle engine repair, diagnosis strategies, and related 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 Associates of Science during Commencement. Students completing all automotive course requirements will receive a Certificate of Achievement during Commencement.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Accurately describe and demonstrate knowledge of various mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic, vehicle engine systems.
- Diagnose and repair advanced diesel and gasoline automotive engine 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-111||Engine Diagnosis and Repair||2|
|AUTO-111L||Engine Diagnosis and Repair Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-111T||Engine Diagnosis and Repair Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-144||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness||0.5|
|AUTO-144L||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-144T||Noise, Vibration, and Harshness 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-194||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis||2|
|AUTO-194L||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Laboratory||1|
|AUTO-194T||Diesel Engine Performance and Diagnosis Assessment Test Out||0.5|
|AUTO-212||Automotive Work Experience 1||12|
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 Engine Repair Specialist. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.