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Printed on 11/13/2018

Automotive GM Technician

20-602-5 Certificate (C) 13 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

This certificate is your ticket to an entry-level technician position in a General Motors or ACDelco Professional Service Center. You’ll be prepared to work in the “Express Service” area doing a variety of automobile maintenance activities. Your training will cover engines, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems, as well as steering and suspension systems. You’ll learn welding skills too. You’ll have the skills you need to get started.

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.

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Intro, Transportation Welding
10-405-147
1Credit
36
18
36 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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.
Coreq: PPE for Welding (94405002)
Brake Systems
10-602-104
3Credit
126
36
126 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. 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 Bennett Mech Assess 94602100 w score of >=27% or completion of Applied Science for Transp 10806173; Coreq: Automotive Service Fundamentals 10602107
Automotive Service Fundamentals
10-602-107
2Credit
90
18
90 hours in class and estimate 18 hours outside of class. 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 Bennett Mechanical Assessment 94602100 with a score of 27% or greater OR Applied Science for Transp 10806173; Coreq: Automotive Uniform 94602001
Steering & Suspension Systems
10-602-124
3Credit
126
36
126 hours in class and estimate 36 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service and repair steering and suspension systems including wheel alignment procedures.
Prereq: Bennett Mech Assess >=27% OR Applied Sci for Transp 10806173 OR active in Auto Collision; Coreq: Auto Srvc Fund 10602107 OR Intro to Auto Refinish 10405181 OR Intro to Collision Rpr 10405180
Electrical & Electronic Systems 1
10-602-125
2Credit
90
18
90 hours in class and estimate 18 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.
Prereq: Bennett Mech >=27% OR Appl Sci Transp 10806173 OR active in Auto Collision; Coreq: Auto Srvc Fund 10602107 OR Intro Auto Refinish 10405181 OR Intro Coll Rpr 10405180; Auto Elec Kit 94602002
Dealership Co-op 1 - ASEP
10-602-141
2Credit
432
0
432 hours in class and estimate 0 hours outside of class. Provides a period of employment at a General Motors dealership that follows a student learning plan. It is designed to give students occupational experience in the automotive field.
Prereq: Bennett Assessment 27% or greater OR Applied Sci for Transp 10806173; Read – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 47+, Next Gen 243+, ACT 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105; Coreq: Electrical 1-ASEP 10602115; Auto Engines Measuring-ASEP 10602134

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