Automotive Technology


You can earn an automotive technology diploma. Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 42 Credit Hours.

Required Core Courses

Core 42 Credit Hours

Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
AUTT 1010 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Theory
Study of various suspension and steering systems along with the functions and purpose of related members of the system. Covers front-end and rear-end alignment angles and their effects on the system. Emphasizes hydraulics and components of modern automotive brake systems.
ECON 1010 Personal and Business Finance
Covers the basic principles needed for effective personal and business finance management, including the practical applications of budgeting, credit, insurance, taxes, along with business overhead, break-even analysis, and return on investment.
MATH 1020 Technical Mathematics I
This course provides the math skills required in career/technical fields. The course includes a review of arithmetic operations, exponents, algebraic operations, and right triangle trigonometry with empasis placed applications.
AUTT 1020 Suspension, Steering, and Brake Systems Lab
Involves practical shop experiences, analyzing and correcting various suspension and steering problems, front-end and rear-end alignment and steering systems repair. Includes diagnosis of brake system problems, repair, and service of brake systems using the proper procedures, methods, tools, and equipment.
AUTT 1110 Electrical Systems Theory
Study of basic electricity, automotive circuitry, and wiring diagrams. Complete coverage of batteries, starting, charging, and accessory systems including application, testing, diagnosis, and repair.
AUTT 1120 Electrical Systems Lab
Practical application, analysis and repair of areas and systems covered in the electrical systems theory class, AUTT 1110. Involves use of proper methods, tools, specifications, and equipment.
AUTT 1210 Electrical Tune-Up and Fuel Systems Theory
Covers the ignition systems, standard, transistorized, and the fuel system including tanks, pumps, filters and fuel system designs. The purpose, application, testing, diagnosis, service and repair of the ignition and fuel systems.
AUTT 1220 Electrical Tune-Up and Fuel Systems Lab
Lab experience corresponds to the material covered in AUTT 1210. The proper use of test equipment, procedures, and specification to diagnose, repair, adjust and overhaul components of the engine's ignition and fuel systems.
CAPL 1290 Introduction to Job Search and Employment
Basic course in analysis of qualifications and operation of cooperative internship programs, locating and researching a prospective business or company, developing a resume and cover letter, and preparing for an employment interview.
AUTT 1300 Cooperative Internship I
Work-study program for in-depth instruction on the job. The college gives both related and vocational instruction before and-or during this period, including seminars directly related to the work experience. These experiences are planned and supervised by the college and employers so that each contributes to the student's education and employability. First year completion of the Automotive Technology program or equivalent required.
AUTT 1310 Automotive Electronics Theory
The study of the complete electronics systems including microprocessors, sensors, and controllers of the computerized ignition and fuel injection systems. Covers the computers, sensors, and controllers, their circuits, application, operation and the testing and diagnosing of these systems.
AUTT 1320 Automotive Electronics Lab
Lab experiences correspond to the material covered in AUTT 1310. Includes the proper use of tools, scanners, and other test equipment to diagnose the computers, sensors and controllers, along with the repair and adjustment of the ignition and fuel injection systems.

Required Core Option Courses

Science 2-3 Credit Hours

select one
Course NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
LEAD 1010 Introduction to Community Leadership
The course provides an overview of core competencies for community leadership. Students will be introduced to a variety of topics and speakers thus enhancing their understanding of effective leadership, cultural dynamics, and the resources necessary to sustain and revitalize a community. Students will study effective techniques for framing ideas, how to build and use social capital, and how to mobilize resources. This course challenges each student to select a community and design a community engagement strategy.
INDT 1040 Industrial Process Dynamics
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of industrial physics that are frequently encountered in the work place. Principles of mass, velocity, flow, temperature, pressure, heat, gases, liquids, solids, fluid systems, energy, work, power, torque and heat energy transfer are covered.
HVAC 2230 Physics of Building Science
Study of basic principles of building science to assess energy efficiency in a home while also monitoring conditions that have a direct impact on human health and safety. Students will learn how to perform calculations to meet ventilation requirements and determine thermal efficiency. Student will also learn how to use diagnostic equipment to ensure systems are functioning together correctly to maximize home performance, comfort, energy efficiency, safety, and durability.

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