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Automotive Technology Diploma

Program Information
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.

Program Learning Outcomes 
Graduates will be able to:
1. Handle customer needs, complaints and questions about repairs/service
2. Troubleshoot and diagnose vehicle operating systems
3. Access and apply manufacturers’ specifications in repair and replacement
4. Perform vehicle operating system repairs and maintenance
5. Use computerized software programs to interpret and document service
6. Work independently and in teams to service, repair, test and maintain vehicles
7. Work responsibly within all shop safety and environmental guidelines and standards

Admissions
The Automotive Technology Program is an 11-month program starting Fall semester.

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.

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.

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

 


AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY DIPLOMA CURRICULUM
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Fall Semester - First Half

AUTM 1101    A1Engine Repair (4cr)
AUTM 1106*  A6 Electrical/Electronic System I (4cr)
AUTM 1120    Work Place Skills I (1cr)
Fall Semester-First Half Total 9 Credits

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

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

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

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT 44 CREDITS
*High School Certifiable Courses

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