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Printed on 7/9/2020

Automotive Technology

10-602-3 Associate Degree (AAS) Full Time 64 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

This program will give you the skills necessary for the typical automotive service department, along with a broad knowledge base and well-rounded education to advance in your career. You’ll get an overview of the auto service industry, as well as learning how to diagnose, service and repair the wide range of engine and auto components. In addition to engine repair and rebuilding, your training will cover electrical systems, brakes, transmissions, fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics, climate control systems, steering and suspension systems and more. Elective courses allow you to pursue a specialty or gain experience through an internship at a local automotive shop. You’ll be well equipped for the career you desire. See Additional Information below for a unique opportunity with Bergstrom Automotive.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Technical Studies (49 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1
10-602-100
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing skills in professionalism, safety, and the use of basic and power tools. Students are introduced to the automotive service industry and learn to use both comprehensive and manufacturer's service information to perform vehicle maintenance in 9 Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) areas.
Prereq: Completion of Bennett Mechanical Assessment 94602100 with a score of 27% or greater or completion of Science Principles for Transportation 10806173; Coreq: Automotive Uniforms 94602001
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2
10-602-101
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair vehicle braking systems with an introduction to ABS. Includes the development of skills needed to perform maintenance and repair of chassis and driveline related items.
Coreq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100)
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3
10-602-102
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. 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. Develops skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems, including batteries, starting, charging, and lighting systems, and computer control systems.
Coreq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100); Automotive Electrical Kit (94602002)
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 4
10-602-105
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair steering and suspension systems including wheel alignment procedures. Course includes maintenance and light repair of hybrid vehicles, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as well as supplemental inflatable restraints.
Coreq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100)
Advanced Electrical Automotive
10-602-111
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides students with the fundamental knowledge needed to diagnose, service, and repair electrical and electronic systems--computer fundamentals, network communications, power accessories, and air bags. Systems include anti-lock brakes, vehicle stability enhancements, and electronic steering and suspension systems. Students will perform diagnostic procedures and apply problem-solving techniques associated with electronically controlled systems.
Prereq: Automotive Maintenance Light Repair 1 (10602100) and Automotive Maintenance Light Repair 3 (10602102)
Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
10-602-114
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides the student with the knowledge and skills needed to service and repair heating, cooling, and air conditioning systems. Automatic and dual zone climate control systems will also be covered. Students will learn and practice proper handling of R134a/ 1234YF refrigerants and will also be Federal 609 certified to perform automotive refrigerant repairs.
Prereq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 10602100; Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3 10602102; Coreq: Advanced Electrical Automotive 10602111; MACS Certification 94602004
Applied Science for Transportation
10-806-173
1Credit
54
0
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Engages students in hands-on activities relating the science principles involved with technical measurement, heating and cooling, fluid properties, electricity, and mechanical advantage to applications in the transportation industry.
Engine Mechanical
10-602-118
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair internal combustion engines. Emphasis is placed on in-vehicle repairs including engine lubrication systems and out-of-vehicle engine repair including overhaul procedures.
Prereq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 - 10602100
Powertrain Management 1
10-602-126
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Provides students with fundamental knowledge in automotive computer controlled engine management systems. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair fuel, emission, and ignition control systems. Students will perform diagnostic procedures and apply problem-solving techniques associated with engine performance and drivability.
Prereq: Advanced Electrical Automotive 10602111; Applied Science-Transportation 10806173; Coreq: Engine Mechanical 10602118 OR Engine Mechanical On Campus 10602179 and Engine Mechanical Co-op 10602180
Powertrain Management 2
10-602-129
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Teaches students to diagnose and repair engine performance concerns. This course will focus on computerized engine management systems, enhanced emissions, and engine control sensors.
Prereq: Advanced Electrical Automotive 10602111; Coreq: Powertrain Management 1 10602126 OR Powertrain Management 1 On Campus 10602172 and Powertrain Management 1 Co-op 10602173
Alternative Fuels
10-602-113
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Prepares students with the knowledge needed to service and test the growing number of hybrid vehicles. Emphasizes safety precautions used during testing of high-voltage and electrical machines. This course will also cover compressed natural gas and diesel vehicles.
Prereq: Powertrain Management 2 - 10602129 OR Powertrain Management 2 On Campus 10602175 and Powertrain Management 2 Co-op 10602176
Automatic Transaxles and Transmissions
10-602-117
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions/transaxles including overhaul procedures.
Prereq: Powertrain Management 2 - 10602129 OR Powertrain Management 2 On Campus 10602175 and Powertrain Management 2 Co-op 10602176
Manual Transmissions
10-602-121
4Credit
144
72
N/A
144 hours in class and estimate 72 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair clutches, manual transmissions/transaxle, differentials, four-wheel drive/all-wheel drive, and drive axles.
Prereq: Powertrain Management 2 - 10602129 OR Powertrain Management 2 On Campus 10602175 and Powertrain Management 2 Co-op 10602176

General Studies (15 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Included topics are solving linear equations; graphing; percent; proportions; measurement systems; computational geometry; and right triangle trigonometry. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. Successful completion of College Technical Math 1A and College Technical Math 1B is the equivalent of College Technical Math 1.
Prereq: Alg – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 51+, Next Gen 250+, ACT Math 18+ OR Alg Prep 10834109 OR Math & Logic 10804133 OR Not pursuing a degree.
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Economics
10-809-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Provides a foundation of economic concepts and institutions so that students can apply economic thinking to their own decisions as consumers, employees and citizens in a market-oriented economic system. Topics include supply and demand, employment, prices and production, fiscal policy, monetary policy, market structures, and international trade and finance.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
Written Communication
10-801-195
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Teaches the writing process which includes prewriting, drafting and revising. Through writing assignments, students analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas, and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Class sessions and assignments involve giving oral presentations and using computers.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR Not pursuing a degree
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
N/A
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and people's everyday lives. Students seek a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others, and to improve their relationships at work, in the family and in society.
Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree

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