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Automotive Technology: Automotive Chassis

Award Type: Associate in Science

Designed to prepare the student to enter the automotive service profession as a specialist in brake and front end work.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Automotive Technology: Automotive Chassis will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the science of the automotive drive train systems.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the latest techniques and tools used in servicing the automotive drive train.
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with customers, co-workers and the employer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to diagnose problems with the various systems of the automobile using systematic procedures and logical methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify what technical specifications are needed, where to find them and how to use them in the course of performing their duties.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the legal and ethical issues encountered in the automotive repair workplace and make responsible decisions.
  • Demonstrate the required mechanical skills and the ability to use the trade tools at a level of proficiency that is expected in the profession.
  • Demonstrate the use of the proper procedure for dealing with hazards encountered in the automotive repair work place.
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the all of the NATEF tasks in each of the core courses in the option or certificate.

Program Requirements

A major of 30 units is required for the degree. Required core courses (22 units)

Course Number Course Title Units
AT 100 Automotive Fundamentals 4.0
AT 303 Automotive Electricity 5.0
AT 313 Automotive Brakes 4.0
AT 314 Suspension and Alignment 4.0
AT 323 Power Trains 5.0

Plus a minimum of 8 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
AT 117 Print Reading and Interpretation 3.0
AT 133 Automotive Engine Rebuilding 5.0
AT 300 Shop Math and Measurement 3.0
AT 306 Auto Air Conditioning Systems 4.0
AT 324 Automatic Transmissions 5.0
AT 334 Automotive Machining 1 4.0
AT 341 Fuel Injection/Turbocharging 5.0
AT 370 SkillsUSA 3.0
AT 389 Independent Projects in Automotive Technology 1.0 - 3.0 units
AT 399A Special Topics in Automotive Technology 2.0

General Education Requirements

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