Automotive Fundamentals

Diploma

Program Description: The Automotive Fundamentals Diploma program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for careers in the automotive service and repair profession. Learning opportunities enable students to develop academic, technical and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes a combination of automotive mechanics theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Program graduates receive an Automotive Fundamentals Diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Locations offered:
Thomasville
Moultrie (Industrial Drive)

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate proper use of a digital multimeter (DMM).
• Students will retrieve and record diagnostic trouble codes.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet.

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver’s license

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Automotive Fundamentals, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 43 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

Note: Students currently enrolled in a local high school may receive a waiver regarding the requirement for a valid driver’s license. A student with a driver’s license waiver will not be allowed to operate a moving motor vehicle.

Cost
1st Term
Books: $437.90
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,081.90

2nd Term
Books: $163.50
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $1,782.50

3rd Term
Books: $325.50
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $1,246.00
Total: $1,895.50

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8 Hours)

8

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 Hours) 2
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 Hours) 3
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts 3
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry 3

2: Institutional Credit (3 Hours)

3

COLL 1500 Student Success 3

3: Occupational Courses (32 Hours)

31

COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
AUTT 1010 Automotive Technology Intro 2
AUTT 1030 Automotive Brake Systems 4
AUTT 1050 Auto Suspension&Steering Syst 4
AUTT 1060 Automotive Climate Ctrl Syst 5
Seven (7) credit hours of Electrical System courses 7
AUTT 1020 Automotive Electrical Systems 7
AUTT 1021 Automotive Electrical Systems I 4
AUTT 1022 Automotive Electrical Systems II 3
Six (6) credit hours of Engine Performance courses 6
AUTT 1040 Automotive Engine Performance 7
AUTT 1041 Automotive Engine Performance I 3
AUTT 1042 Automotive Engine Performance II 4

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