Automotive Technology Diploma

Why Choose Automotive Technology Diploma at CLC?

Experienced Instructor – Our instructor is a Master ASE Certified with factory training and certifications in all domestic brands. Mobile air conditioning certified. L1 advanced education performance.

• Accreditation – Our programs and instructors are evaluated against industry standards of quality every five years by external evaluators from NATEF (the educational branch of ASE).

Small Class Size – Our average class size is between 17 and 25 students. This allows for small groups and greater interaction with the instructor.

Curriculum – Our program is based on NATEF task lists for ASE Certification in all eight ASE areas: A1-A8. Using the latest in high-tech automotive diagnostic software.

Leader in use of PICO scope technology for troubleshooting automotive problems. Distributor of PICO offers subscription to “auto nerds”.

Demand for CLC graduates is very strong. One year program. Learn and earn faster. Students perform real world work on customer vehicles in our state-of-art lab.

About the Program

Automotive Technology is rapidly advancing. The changes taking place will require a solid educational background to repair and service these vehicles.

The Automotive Technology Program at Central Lakes College offers an 11-month curriculum in automotive technology that provides students with the skills needed to pursue a career in any area of automotive repair. Our program takes great pride in its professionalism. A dress code, attendance policy, and student conduct code are strictly enforced. Because the program is so intensive, class size is limited to ensure optimum training. Some common career titles for this field are line technician, service writer, technician instructor, sales person, and automotive parts representative. There are also opportunities for self-employment. Enroll in classes now to enter this exciting field!

Program Information

Program Course Requirements

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA
Program Course Requirements

Fall Semester – First Half
AUTM 1101 A1 Engine Repair (4 cr)
AUTM 1106* A6 Electrical/Electronic System I** (4 cr)
AUTM 1120 Work Place Skills I (1 cr)
Fall Semester-First Half Total 9 Credits

Fall Semester – Second Half
AUTM 1108* A8 Engine Performance I** (4 cr)
AUTM 1116* A6 Electrical/Electronics Systems II** (4 cr)
AUTM 1121 Work Place Skills II (1 cr)
Fall Semester-Second Half Total 9 Credits

Spring Semester – First Half
AUTM 1102 A2 Automatic Transmission & Transaxle (4 cr)
AUTM 1118 A8 Engine Performance II (4 cr)
AUTM 1122 Work Place Skills III (1 cr)
Spring Semester – First Half Total 9 Credits

Spring Semester – Second Half
AUTM 1104* A4 Steering & Suspension** (4 cr)
AUTM 1105* A5 Brakes (4 cr)
AUTM 1123 Work Place Skills IV (1 cr)
Spring Semester – Second Half Total 9 Credits

Summer Semester
AUTM 1103 A3 Manual Drive Train & Axles (4 cr)
AUTM 1107 A7 Heating & Air Conditioning (4 cr)
Summer Session Total 8 Credits

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 44 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites
**High School Certifiable Courses

Detailed Program Information

Program Information: The Automotive Technology Diploma at Central Lakes College is an 11-month program in automotive technology that provides students with the skills needed to pursue a career in any area of automotive repair. Our program takes great pride in its professionalism. A dress code, attendance policy, and student conduct code are strictly enforced. Because the program is so intensive, class size is limited to ensure optimum training.

Special Program Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed above, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0.
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete one third (14) of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Admissions: The Automotive Technology Diploma is an 11-month program starting Fall Semester. To be admitted into the program, students must achieve a score of 56 or higher on the Accuplacer Reading test (or equivalent).

Career Opportunities: Trained technicians are in huge demand nationwide and the money is very good.

Career Titles: Some common career titles for this field are line technician, service writer, technician instructor, sales person, and automotive parts representative. There are also opportunities for self-employment.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes:
Graduates will be able to:

  • Handle customer needs, complaints and questions about repairs/service;
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose vehicle operating systems;
  • Access and apply manufacturers’ specifications in repair and replacement;
  • Perform vehicle operating system repairs and maintenance;
  • Use computerized software programs to interpret and document service;
  • Work independently and in teams to service, repair, test and maintain vehicles;
  • Work responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards.

Transfer Opportunities

Transfer Opportunities: Most Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) area certifications will transfer to CLC. CLC automotive technician courses transfer to many four-year schools. Consult with an advisor or counselor to learn about specific transfer opportunities.

Instructors


DSC_0048-001Raymond Johnson
Pequot Lakes High School Diploma
Brainerd Area Vocational Tech. College Diploma
Auto-Tech Advanced Automotive Program Diploma
Ford Dealer Certifications & Training
General Motors Dealer Certifications & Training
Ford Dealership Experience
Chrysler Dealership Experience
Instructor at Auto-Tech
Instructor at Detroit Lakes Technical College
Instructor at Central Lakes Technical College
United States Marine Ground Radio Repair
Email Raymond for more information


Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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