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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

*Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.

Occupational Specific (49 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1
10-602-100
4
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 (94302100) with a score of 27% or greater or completion of Science Principles for Transportation (10806175); ACCPL Reading >= 47 OR ACT Read >= 15 OR Program Prep; Coreq: Automotive Uniforms (94602001)
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2
10-602-101
4
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
4
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
4
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
4
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
4
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
1
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.
Import Engine Management 1
10-602-132
4
Focuses on diagnosis and repair of import engine performance concerns, specifically related to base engine, fuel, and ignition system. Emissions systems will also be introduced.
Prereqs: Automotive MLR 1 (10602100) and Advanced Electrical Automotive (10602111); Coreq: Import Engine Mechanical (10602136)
Import Engine Management 2
10-602-133
4
Teaches students to diagnose and repair import 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); Coreq; Import Engine Management 1 (10602132)
Import Engine Mechanical
10-602-136
4
Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair import 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)
Import Alternative Fuels
10-602-130
4
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 some of the emerging market of diesel vehicles.
Prereq: Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1 (10602100), Advanced Electrical Automotive (10602111), AND Import Engine Management 2 (10602133)
Import Automatic Transaxles
10-602-131
4
Introduces students to the base knowledge and skills needed to service import automatic transaxles. Principles of hydraulics and electronic controls applied to import automatic transaxles are covered. Students overhaul a variety of current import units.
Prereqs: Automotive MLR 1 (10602100) AND Import Engine Management 2 (10602133)
Import Manual Transmissions
10-602-138
4
Introduces students to the basic knowledge and skills needed to repair and service import manual transmissions, drivelines, differentials, and axles.
Prereqs: Automotive MLR 1 (10602100) AND Import Engine Management 2 (10602133)

Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

Course Title
Course Number
Credits
Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-801-196
3
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
3
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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