Automotive Technology, AAS (AT23) (470604) Degree
The Automotive Technology Associates Degree 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 Auto Technology Associates degree that qualifies them as entry-level technicians.
Length of Program: Five (5) Semesters
Entrance Dates: Beginning of each semester.
Entrance Requirements: 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, Degree.
Credits Required for Graduation: 65 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.
The Automotive Technology program is accredited by The Automotive Service Excellence Education Foundation (ASEEF), 101 Blue Seal Drive, S.E., Suite 101, Leesburg, Virginia , 20175, Phone: 703-669-6650, Fax: 703-669-6125, www.aseeducationfoundation.org. The Moultrie Program was last reviewed June 2017. The Thomasville Program was last reviewed April 2020.
|1: General Core Courses||15|
|Area I: Language Arts/Communication||3|
|ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric
Explores the analysis of literature and articles about issues in the humanities and in society. Students practice various modes of writing, ranging from exposition to argumentation and persuasion. The course includes a review of standard grammatical and stylistic usage in proofreading and editing. An introduction to library resources lays the foundation for research. Topics include writing analysis and practice, revision, and research. Students write a research paper using library resources and using a formatting and documentation style appropriate to the purpose and audience.
|Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics (One Mathematics Course)||3|
|MATH 1111College Algebra
Emphasizes techniques of problem solving using algebraic concepts. Topics include fundamental concepts of algebra, equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, and systems of equations; optional topics include sequences, series, and probability or analytic geometry.
|Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|And one additional course from Area I, II, III, or IV (3 Hours)(as approved by program advisor)||3|
|2: Institutional Credit||3|
|COLL 1500Student Success
This course is designed to provide tools to assist students to acquire skills necessary to achieve academic and professional success in their chosen occupational/ technical program of study. Topics include: Getting off to a Good Start, Learning and Personality Styles, Time and Money Management, Study and Test Taking Skills, Stress Management and Wellness, Communications Skills, Career Exploration, Research Skills, College Campus Knowledge, Memory & Reading Skills, Presentation & Interview Skills, and Group Skills. Effective Fall 2016, students who already have an Associate Degree or higher will be given exemption credit for the COLL 1500 course.
|3: Occupational Courses||47|
|COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.
|AUTT 1010Automotive Technology Intro
Introduces basic concepts and practices necessary for safe and effective automotive shop operations. Topics include: safety procedures; legal/ethical responsibilities; general service; hand tools; shop organization, management, and work flow systems.
|AUTT 1030Automotive Brake Systems
Pre/Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces brake systems theory and its application to automotive braking systems and anti-lock brake system (ABS). Topics include: hydraulic system diagnosis and repair; drum brake diagnosis and repair; disc brake diagnosis and repair; power assist units diagnosis and repair; related systems (wheel bearings, parking brakes, electrical, etc.) diagnosis and repair; test, diagnose, and service electronic brake control system.
|AUTT 1050Auto Suspension and Steering Systems
Pre-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces students to principles of steering, suspension, wheel alignment, electronic steering, and electronic active suspension. Topics include: general suspension and steering systems diagnosis; steering systems diagnosis and repair; suspension systems diagnosis and repair; related suspension and steering service; wheel alignment diagnosis, adjustment and repair, wheel and tire diagnosis and repair.
|AUTT 1060Automotive Climate Control Systems
Pre-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 OR AUTT 1022 This course introduces the theory and operation of automotive heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Students attain proficiency in inspection, testing, service, and repair of heating and air conditioning systems and related components. Topics include: a/c system diagnosis and repair; refrigeration system component diagnosis and repair; heating, ventilation, and engine cooling systems diagnosis and repair; operating systems and related controls diagnosis and repair; refrigerant recovery, recycling, and handling.
|AUTT 2020Automotive Manual Drive Train and Axles
Pre/Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces basics of rear-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive drive line related operation, diagnosis, service and related electronic controls. Topics include: general drive train diagnosis; clutch diagnosis and repair; manual transmission/transaxles diagnosis and repair; drive shaft and half shaft, universal and constant velocity (CV) joint diagnosis and repair; drive axle diagnosis and repair; and four-wheel drive/all wheel drive component diagnosis and repair.
|AUTT 2030Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles
Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 OR AUTT 1022 Introduces students to basic automatic transmission/ transaxle theory, operation, inspection, service, and repair procedures as well as electronic diagnosis and repair. Topics include: general automatic transmission and transaxle diagnosis; in vehicle and off vehicle transmission and transaxle maintenance, adjustment and repair.
|Seven (7) credit hours of Electrical System courses||7|
|AUTT 1020Automotive Electrical Systems
Pre/Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces automotive electrical systems, emphasizing the basic operating principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, charging systems, lightning systems, instrument cluster, and driver information systens, and the body electrical systems.
|AUTT 1021Automotive Electrical Systems I
Pre/Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces automotive electrical systems, emphasizing the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/repair of batteries, starting systems, starting system components, and basic lighting systems.
|AUTT 1022Automotive Electrical Systems II
Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1021 This course emphasizes the basic principles, diagnosis, and service/ repair of charging systems, advanced lighting systems, instrumental cluster and driver information systems and body electrical systems.
|Seven (7) credit hours of Engine Performance courses||7|
|AUTT 1040Automotive Engine Performance
Pre-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 or AUTT 1021 and AUTT 1022 This course introduces basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, computerized engine controls and diagnosis, ignition system diagnosis and repair, fuel and air induction, exhaust systems, emission control systems diagnosis and repair.
|AUTT 1041Automotive Engine Performance I
Pre/Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 or AUTT 1021 and AUTT 1022 Introduces basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: general engine diagnosis, fuel and air induction, exhaust systems, PCV control system diagnosis and repair, and other related engine service.
|AUTT 1042Automotive Engine Performance II
Pre-requisite(s): AUTT 1020 or AUTT 1022 This course continues basic engine performance systems which support and control four stroke gasoline engine operations and reduce emissions. Topics include: computerized engine controls and diagnosis, ignition system diagnosis and repair, and advanced emission control systems diagnosis and repair.
|Six (6) credit hours of Engine Repair courses||6|
|AUTT 2010Automotive Engine Repair
Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces the student to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; engine blocks assembly diagnosis and repair; lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.
|AUTT 2011Automotive Engine Repair I
Co-requisite(s): AUTT 1010 This course introduces the student to automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include general engine diagnosis; removal and reinstallation; basic cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; and lubrication and cooling systems diagnosis and repair.
|AUTT 2012Automotive Engine Repair II
Co-requisite(s): AUTT 2011 This course continues automotive engine theory and repair, placing emphasis on inspection, testing, and diagnostic techniques for both 2 cycle and 4 cycle internal combustion engines. Topics include: advanced cylinder heads and valve trains diagnosis and repair; and engine block assembly, diagnosis and repair.
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