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Automotive & Light Duty Truck Technician

32-602-2 Technical Diploma (TD) 55 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they 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

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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
  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 1
    10-602-100
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602100
    • Credits: 4.00

    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.

    AUTO PLANS (10-602-3 / 10-602-4 / 32-602-1 / 32-602-2)

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • SCIENCE 10806173 - Applied Science-Transportation OR Bennett Mechanical Assessment Score Greater than or equal to 27%

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 94602001 - Automotive Uniforms

    AUTO BODY PLANS (10-405-3 / 32-405-1)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 94405001 - Auto Body Uniform & Safety Kit OR TRANSP 94405007 - Auto Body Uniforms

    CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTION ​(10-522-6)

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 94602005 - CTEI Uniforms/Orientation

  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 2
    10-602-101
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602101
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602100 - Auto MLR 1

  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 3
    10-602-102
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602102
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602100 - Auto MLR 1

  • Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair 4
    10-602-105
    4Credit
    144
    72

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602105
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602100 - Auto MLR 1

  • Advanced Electrical Automotive
    10-602-111
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602111
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602100 - Auto MLR 1

    AND ANY of the following options:

    • TRANSP 10602102 - Auto MLR 3

    • TRANSP 10602181 - Auto MLR 3 On Campus AND TRANSP 10602182 - Auto MLR 3 Co-op

  • Alternative Fuels
    10-602-113
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602113
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602111 - Advanced Electrical Automotive

  • Automotive Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
    10-602-114
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602114
    • Credits: 4.00

    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.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602111 - Advanced Electrical Automotive​

    • TRANSP 94602004 - MACS Certification

  • Automatic Transaxles and Transmissions
    10-602-117
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602117
    • Credits: 4.00

    Focuses on developing the skills needed to diagnose, service, and repair automatic transmissions/transaxles including overhaul procedures.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602111 - Advanced Electrical Automotive

  • Engine Mechanical
    10-602-118
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602118
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602100 - Auto MLR 1

  • Manual Transmissions
    10-602-121
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602121
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602111 - Advanced Electrical Automotive

  • Powertrain Management 1
    10-602-126
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602126
    • Credits: 4.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    • TRANSP 10602111 - Advanced Electrical Automotive

    • SCIENCE 10806173 - Applied Science-Transportation

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • TRANSP 10602118 - Engine Mechanical

    • TRANSP 10602179 - Engine Mechanical On Campus AND TRANSP 10602180 - Engine Mechanical Co-op​

  • Powertrain Management 2
    10-602-129
    4Credit
    144
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 144
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10602129
    • Credits: 4.00

    Teaches students to diagnose and repair engine performance concerns. This course will focus on computerized engine management systems, enhanced emissions, and engine control sensors.

    Coreq: Student has completed or is simultaneously enrolling in ANY of the following options:

    • TRANSP 10602126 - Powertrain Management 1​

    • TRANSP 10602172 - Powertrain Mgmt 1 On Campus AND TRANSP 10602173 - Powertrain Management 1 Co-op

  • Applied Science for Transportation
    10-806-173
    1Credit
    54
    0
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10806173
    • Credits: 1.00

    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.

    Occupational Supportive (6 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    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: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

  • Psychology of Human Relations
    10-809-199
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809199
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the relationship between the general principles of psychology and our everyday lives. Students are given the opportunity to achieve a deepened sense of awareness of themselves and others. This understanding enables students to improve their relationships with others at work, in the family, and in society.

    Prereq: Student has completed or is in process of completing ALL of the following:

    OR ALL of the following:

    • Student is not in progress in Associate Degree, Apprenticeship, or Technical Diploma (31 or 32 level)

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