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Automotive Technician

32-404-2 Technical Diploma (TD) 55 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

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

Automotive repair work will be your specialty in this career field, where you’ll find employment in a professional service garage or dealership. Your hands-on training will give you a good working knowledge of all the systems used in late model cars. You’ll learn how to accurately diagnose issues and identify the necessary repairs. In addition to engine testing and rebuilding, your training will cover fuel injection systems, on-board diagnostics, climate control systems, electrical systems, brakes, transmissions, steering and suspension systems and more.

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.

Occupational Specific (49 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1
10-602-100
4Credit
144
72
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
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
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
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
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
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 3 (10602102); Coreq: Advanced Electrical Automotive (10602111)
Applied Science for Transportation
10-806-173
1Credit
54
0
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
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.
Coreq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100)
Powertrain Management 1
10-602-126
4Credit
144
72
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: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 - 10602100; Advanced Electrical Motors 10602111; Applied Science-Transportation 10806173: Coreqs: Engine Mechanical 10602118
Powertrain Management 2
10-602-129
4Credit
144
72
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: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100) AND Advanced Electrical Automotive (10602111); Coreq: Powertrain Management 1 (10602126)
Alternative Fuels
10-602-113
4Credit
144
72
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: Automotive Maintenance Light Repair 1 (10602100) and Powertrain Management 2 (10602129)
Automatic Transaxles and Transmissions
10-602-117
4Credit
144
72
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: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100) AND Powertrain Management 2 (10602129)
Manual Transmissions
10-602-121
4Credit
144
72
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.
Prereqs: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100) and Powertrain Management 2 (10602129)

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Options
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3Credit
54
108
54 hours in class and estimate 108 hours outside of class. Focuses on developing various communication skills including speaking and listening. Students practice intrapersonal/interpersonal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentations, group activities and written projects.
Prereq: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.
Psychology of Human Relations
10-809-199
3Credit
54
108
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: ACCPL Reading >= 54 & Sentence >= 83 OR ACT (Read/Engl) >= 18 OR Program Prep OR Not pursuing a degree.

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