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Automotive Technology - Comprehensive
Associate in Applied Science Degree                                                                                              
School of Technology and Applied SciencesNatefLogo
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 10-602-6


For Information:

Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200



Overview
— Automotive Technology - Comprehensive consists of four, two-year associate degree programs that are structured to prepare students to perform bumper-to-bumper diagnostics, repair and preventive maintenance on automobiles and light trucks.

The Automotive Technology programs are:

Mopar CAP (College Automotive Program, formerly Chrysler CAP)

Ford ASSET (Automotive Student Service Educational Training)

CART (Comprehensive Automotive Repair Technology)

Honda PACT (Professional Automotive Career Training)

The programs alternate every eight weeks between classroom instruction and intern work experience. Important skills necessary for success in this program are the ability to read technical manuals and to solve basic math problems, along with a good mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity. The program is accredited by National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.


Career Outlook — The demand for trained automotive technicians is extremely high. A wide range of employment opportunities exists with dealerships, fleets, mass merchandisers, independent garages, service stations and corporate industry. There are also excellent opportunities for owning your own business.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

  • Use hand/power tools and equipment safely
  • Use service manuals and other service and repair information
  • Apply electrical and electronic skills in diagnosing malfunctions of electrical/electronic components
  • Service, troubleshoot and repair the following auto systems: brakes, cooling, exhaust, steering, suspension
  • Service, troubleshoot, repair, overhaul, or rebuild transmissions, transaxles, drivelines and rear axle assemblies, engines and other components
  • Demonstrate customer service and communication skills

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment
  • A dealership sponsor is required to provide internship opportunities as a condition for admission. Program advisors will help you locate a sponsoring dealership once the initial academic testing is completed. 

 

Possible Careers:
Automotive Technician
Engine Repair Technician
Heating and Air Conditioning Technician
Transmission Technician

 

Related Programs:
Auto Collision Repair and Finish Technician
Automotive Maintenance Technician
Aviation Technician
Diesel and Powertrain Servicing


Start Date: August/October

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES

 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

AUTO2-150

Automotive Fundamentals ‡

2

 

(1)

 

AUTO2-151

Electrical Systems and Power Accessories

4

 

(1)

AUTO2-164

Automotive Internship 1

1

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-152

Heating and Air Conditioning

2

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-153

Alignment, Suspension and Steering

3

 

(2)

 

AUTO2-154

Fuel Management 1

2

 

(2)

AUTO2-165

Automotive Internship 2

1

 

(S)

AUTO2-155

Fuel Management 2 ‡

4

(S)

 

AUTO2-157

Engine Concepts

4

 

(3)

AUTO2-156

Fuel Management 3 ‡

4

 

(3)

AUTO2-160

Automotive Accessories

4

(4)

AUTO2-158

Transmission, Transaxles and Drivelines

4

(4)

 

AUTO2-159

Automotive Brakes

4

 

(S)

 

AUTO2-166

Automotive Internship 3

      1

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

(or) Any 200-series ECON course

           

 

ENG-151 and

Communication Skills 1 ‡

3

 

 

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 

           

 

MATH-123

Math with Business Applications ‡

 3 

 

      (or) Any 200-series MATH course    
           

 

NATSCI-169

Energy in Nature, Technology and Society

3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series NATSCI course

 

           

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series PSYCH course

 

           

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

(or) Any 200-series HIST or SOCSCI course

 

 

 

 

 

 

    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed         6  

 

 

AUTO2-167

Automotive Internship 4

 

 

AUTO2-168

Automotive Internship 5

 

 

AUTO2-169

Automotive Internship 6

 

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness

 

 

 

WELDTC-101

Welding Theory 1

 

 
TOTAL CREDITS: 67

(S) = Summer

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated April 2014.