Automotive Technology

Diploma

Program Description: The Automotive Technology 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 Technology diploma that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.

Length of Program: Five (5) 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 Dates: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions 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.

Additional Requirements: Students are required to obtain the necessary tools for the program prior to enrollment.

Program Final Exit Point: Automotive Technology, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 58 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.

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc. (NATEF)

101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Phone: 703-669-6650
Fax: 703-669-6125
http://www.natef.org

Cost
1st Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $309
Books: $601.11
Total: $2245.11

2nd Term
Books: $1552.45
Fees: $284
Tuition: $1335
Total: $3171.45

3rd Term
Tuition: $1246
Fees: $284
Books: $320.54
Total: $1850.54

4th Term
Tuition: $1335
Fees: $324
Total: $1659

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8 Hours)

8

ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 Hours) 5
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relat & Prof Dev 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 Hours) 9
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 (47 Hours)

47

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
AUTT 2020 Auto Manual Drive Train&Axles 4
AUTT 2030 Automatic Transmiss&Transaxles 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
Seven (7) credit hours of Engine Performance courses 7
AUTT 1040 Automotive Engine Performance 7
AUTT 1041 Automotive Engine Performance I 3
AUTT 1042 Automotive Engine Performance II 4
Six (6) credit hours of Engine Repair courses 6
AUTT 2010 Automotive Engine Repair 6
AUTT 2011 Automotive Engine Repair I 3
AUTT 2012 Automotive Engine Repair II 3
Entry Level Occupational Work Ethics is required while enrolled in (AUTT 1010) 2
Capstone Occupational Work Ethics is required while enrolled in (AUTT 1020, 1022, 1040, 1042, 2010, 2012) 2

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