Automotive Systems Technology (A60160)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This curriculum prepares 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 program description: The automotive systems program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to repair, service, and maintain all types of automobiles. Topics include 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 curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

Fall Semester  (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

AUT 151 Brake Systems

2

3

0

0

3

AUT 151A Brake Systems Lab*

0

3

0

0

1

TRN 111 Chassis Maint/Light Repair   

2

6

0

0

4

TRN 120 Basic Transport Electricity

4

3

0

0

5

TRN 130 Intro to Sustainable Transp

2

2

0

0

3

Spring Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

AUT 141 Suspension & Steering Sys

2

3

0

0

3

AUT 181 Engine Performance I

2

3

0

0

3

AUT 181A Engine Performance I Lab*

0

3

0

0

1

ENG 110 Freshman Composition
or
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

***1 Credits must be selected from the list of Major Course Elective at the bottom of the page

Summer Term (11 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

AUT 183 Engine Performance II

2

6

0

0

4

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

TRN 140 Transport Climate Control

1

2

0

0

2

TRN 140A Transport Climate Control Lab*

1

2

0

0

2

Fall Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

AUT 116 Engine Repair

2

3

0

0

3

COM 120 Intro Interpersonal Comm
or
ENG 114 Prof Research and Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

TRN 112 Powertrain Maint/Light Repair

2

6

0

0

4

TRN 145 Adv Trans Electronics

2

3

0

0

3

***1 Credits must be selected from the list of Major Course Elective at the bottom of the page

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

AUT 221 Auto Transm/Transaxles

2

3

0

0

3

AUT 231 Manual Trans/Axles/Drtrains

2

3

0

0

3

**4 Credits must be selected from the list of Major Course Elective at the bottom of the page 

****3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavior Sci Elective at the bottom of the page

*Denotes a corequisite, course cannot be taken by itself.

Note: Level I courses are required prerequisites to level II courses, therefore level II courses cannot be taken prior to level I courses.

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

****Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ATT 125 Hybrid-Electric Transportation

2

4

0

0

4

AUT 116A Engine Repair Lab*

0

3

0

0

1

AUT 141A Suspension & Steering Lab*

0

3

0

0

1

HET 134 Diesel Fuel & Power Systems

2

3

0

0

3

LDD 112 Intro to Light Duty Diesel

2

2

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 131 Work-Based Learning III

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 132 Work-Based Learning III

0

0

0

20

2

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program    69