Automotive Technology

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02871)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Inspect, diagnose, and repair small engines.
  • The students will inspect, diagnose, and repair small engines.

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Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
AT 101 INTRODUCTION TO BASIC AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE 3
AT 102 AUTOMOTIVE SCIENCE AND BASIC MECHANICS 3
AT 109 AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS 3
AT 110 AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, ALIGNMENT, AND STEERING 3
 Units12
Second Semester
AT 120 ENGINE PERFORMANCE I 3
AT 130 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS 3
AT 131 AUTOMOTIVE HEATING, COOLING, AND AIR CONDITIONING 3
AT 140 ENGINE REPAIR 3
 Units12
Third Semester
AT 220 ENGINE PERFORMANCE II 3
AT 230 AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS 3
AT 234 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES 3
AT 236 MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLES, AND FINAL DRIVES 3
AT 242 CLEAN AIR CAR 3
AT 247 AUTOMOTIVE EMISSION SYSTEMS/COMPUTERIZE D ENGINE CONTROLS 3
 Units18
 Total Units42
Recommended Electives
AT 290COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY I2
AT 291COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY II2
AT 292COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY III2
AT 293COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IN AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY IV2
ASE Certification Areas
ASE Brakes Certification
AUTOMOTIVE BRAKING SYSTEMS
ASE Suspension Certification
AUTOMOTIVE SUSPENSION, ALIGNMENT, AND STEERING
ASE Engine Performance Certification
ENGINE PERFORMANCE I
and ENGINE PERFORMANCE II
ASE Automotive Heating, Cooling, and Air Conditioning Certification
AUTOMOTIVE HEATING, COOLING, AND AIR CONDITIONING
ASE Electrical Systems Certification
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
and AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS
ASE Engine Repair Certification
ENGINE REPAIR
ASE Automotive Transmissions Certification
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS AND TRANSAXLES
ASE Manual Transmissions Certification
MANUAL TRANSMISSION, TRANSAXLES, AND FINAL DRIVES

Certificates of Course Achievement are offered in the following areas: Clean Air Car—AT 242 and Automotive Emission Systems and Computerized Engine Controls—AT 247.