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Automotive Technician - Imports

32-602-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 55 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

There is a continuing need for skilled automotive technicians, and this program gives you the skills for today’s high tech imports. You’ll learn how to use the special tools needed for the repair of import vehicles. You will also study electrical and electronic systems, brakes and traction control systems, engine performance, engine repair, transmissions, air conditioning systems, steering and suspension systems, and hybrid vehicles. Your hands-on training will prepare you for Master Technician status, which is required by many dealerships. You’ll be job-ready with this program.

COURSE LIST

Occupational Specific (47 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Brake Systems
10-602-104
3
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair vehicle braking systems with an introduction to ABS. (ABS diagnosis, service and repair will be addressed in the Advanced Chassis course.)
Prereq: Completion of 94602100 Bennett Mech Assess w score of >=27% or completion of 10806175 Science Princ for Transp; ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Automotive Service Fundamentals (10-602-107)
Automotive Service Fundamentals
10-602-107
2
Focuses on developing skills in professionalism, safety, and the use of basic and power tools in accordance with industry standards. Students are introduced to the automotive service industry and learn to use both comprehensive and manufacturer's service information to perform basic under-hood and under-car services.
Prereq: Completion of 94602100 Bennett Mechanical Assessment with a score of 27% or greater or completion of 10806175 Science Principles for Transportation; ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep
Steering & Suspension Systems
10-602-124
3
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair steering and suspension systems including wheel alignment procedures.
Prereq: Bennett Mech Assess score >=27% or 10806175 Science Princ or active in Auto Collision; ACCPL Read >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Prg Prep; Coreq: Auto Service Fund 10602107 or Intro to Auto Refinishing 10405181 or Intro to Collision Repair 10405180
Electrical & Electronic Systems 1
10-602-125
2
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair electrical and electronic systems. Learners apply Ohm's Law to basic electrical circuit diagnosis.
Prereq: Bennett Mech Assess score >=27% or 10806175 Science Princ or active in Auto Collision; ACCPL Read >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Prg Prep; Coreq: Auto Service Fund 10602107 or Intro to Auto Refinishing 10405181 or Intro to Collision Repair 10405180
Science Principles for Transportation
10-806-175
3
Introduces the physics principles involved with technical measurement, force application, fluid properties, heat and electricity. Emphasizes problem-solving skills, teamwork and the application of scientific principles in the transportation industry.
Corequisite: Math for the Trades (31-8043-07) or College Technical Math 1/1A (10-804-115 / 113) or College Mathematics (10-804-107) or consent of instructor
Intro, Transportation Welding
10-405-147
1
Focuses on welding and cutting safety, and develops skills in welding and cutting of metals used in the transportation trades. Methods of welding include gas metal arc welding (MIG) in the horizontal, vertical, and overhead positions. Methods of cutting include oxy-fuel and plasma arc cutting of metals. Students will learn to set up and maintain welding equipment and weld and cut a variety of types and thicknesses of materials commonly used in the transportation trades.
Import Electrical Systems
10-602-177
2
Provides the student with the knowledge of import automotive starting and charging systems. Service and repair of import starting and charging systems, along with the usage of test equipment for diagnosis will also be covered.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Electrical and Electronic Systems 1 (10-602-125)
Import Electronic Controls
10-602-178
3
Provides students with the knowledge of import electronic components. Electronic terminology, computer networking, usage of lab scopes and operation of computer controlled devices are emphasized.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Electrical Systems (10-602-177)
Import Engine Repair
10-602-182
4
Teaches students to diagnose and repair engine mechanical failures with a focus on import automotive engine design and construction. Students will disassemble import engines, clean, inspect, measure and recondition internal engine components. On-vehicle diagnosis will include the usage of compression, vacuum and cylinder leakage testers.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Electronic Controls (10602178)
Global Transportation Industries
10-602-119
2
Explors any aspect of the transportation industries internationally. You will be exposed to how the industry is defined in different countries. Understand how the culture affects the work environment. With the use of the internet you will explore your topic in different parts of the world. Using the discussion board in Black Board you will share your findings and discuss with others in the class the results of your research.
Import Hybrid Electric Operation
10-602-174
3
Gives students the knowledge and skills needed to service and test the growing number of import vehicles. Emphasis is on safety precautions, testing High Voltage systems and electrical machines. In this course you will be working both on the vehicle and the internet looking into what is coming as far as EV vehicles.
Import Manual Drivetrain
10-602-185
3
Is designed to give students the basic knowledge and skills needed to service import manual transmissions, drivelines, differentials and axles. The students receive hands-on practice in diagnosing and repairing of these units.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Engine Repair (10-602-182)
Import Automatic Transmissions
10-602-186
4
Designed to give students the basic knowledge and skills needed to service import automatic transmissions/transaxles. Principles of hydraulics and electronic controls applied to import automatic transmissions are covered. Students overhaul a variety of import units.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Electronic Controls (10-602-178)
Import Heating/Ventilation/Air Conditioning
10-602-181
3
Provides the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to service and repair heating, cooling and air conditioning systems specific to import vehicles. Import automatic and dual zone climate control systems will also be covered. Students will learn and practice proper handling of R12/R134a refrigerants and will also become state certified to perform automotive refrigerant repairs.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Electronic Controls (10-602-178)
Import Engine Performance 1
10-602-183
3
Gives students the knowledge required to diagnose and service import ignition and fuel systems and introduces emission control systems.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Electronic Controls (10-602-178)
Import Engine Performance 2 - 4 Cr
10-602-188
4
Teaches students to troubleshoot and repair drivability concerns with import automobiles. This course will focus on computerized engine controls, enhanced emissions and engine control sensors.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Import Engine Performance 1 (10-602-183)
Import Advanced Chassis Systems
10-602-189
2
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair antilock brake, vehicle stability enhancement, and electronic steering and suspension systems.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Brake Systems (10-602-104); Steering & Suspension (10-602-124); Import Electronic Controls (10-602-178)

Occupational Supportive (8 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
College Mathematics
10-804-107
3
Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of arithmetic and algebra; geometry and trigonometry; and probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.
Prereq: ACCPL Arithmetic >= 65 OR ACT Math >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not enrolled in a program. Personal/prof dev students who have not taken ACCUPLACER or ACT must consult with instructor at the first class.
Employability Strategies
10-890-103
1
Designed to ease the student's transition from school to the world of work. The strategies of getting a job and the interpersonal skills needed in keeping it are emphasized. Topics include the job search, employment correspondence, application for employment and job interviewing. These topics are enhanced by mock interviews, individualized job search planning and employment advising, and presentations from human resource personnel.
Communication, Applied
31-801-318
2
Focuses on technical vocabulary, business writing, job search strategies, interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills through individual and group activities. It is recommended that the student have basic computer skills, an ACCUPLACER Reading score of 54 or greater and an ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills score of 83 or greater or completion of equivalent Program Prep courses. Personal/professional development students who have not taken the ACCUPLACER test need to consult with their instructor during the first class.
Human Relations
31-809-300
2
Explores practical applications of issues in psychology and human behavior that affect a person's daily life. The objective is to enhance the student's quality of life by developing an awareness of the connection between his/her personal life and work life. This course is intended for technical diploma students.

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